Chet’s Place


You will not find Chet's Place in any guide books, nor advertised on the trail. But you will hear hikers talking about it like some WWII underground resistance movement safe house. It is the buzz of hikers in New England and somewhere we stayed at quite by chance; I am so glad we did! Our intent was to hike from Kinsman Notch, NH 112 to Grafton Notch without a resupply drop. However Legion, the manager of Hikers Welcome Hostel, told us of a place in Lincoln NH called Chet's Place. he recommended a stay and also a resupply in Lincoln as that would reduce pack weight by one days food. Made sense so we headed out over Kinsman with two days food and hiked the 16 mile to  US 3, Franconia Notch, There we received an easy hitch into Lincoln (in a SAAB convertible of all cars). We found Chet's a couple of blocks from the town main street and was met by Chet himself. Having passed the 5 question entrance exam we were welcomed in to the bunk room. Chet's is a converted large garage on the side of his home. There is a fridge, shower, washer/dryer, sofas, books and plenty of beds. Chet is a great guy who supports hikers and helps them as much as he can. The stay is donation based and one I would recommend.

Chet's Place

Beds
Laundry
Shower
Internet
Shuttle
Meals

Stay!

I would recommend a stay, its a great resupply location in The Whites and Chet is a great guy!

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You will not find Chet’s Place in any guide books, nor advertised on the trail. But you will hear hikers talking about it like some WWII underground resistance movement safe house. It is the buzz of hikers in New England and somewhere we stayed at quite by chance; I am so glad we did! Our intent was to hike from Kinsman Notch, NH 112 to Grafton Notch without a resupply drop. However Legion, the manager of Hikers Welcome Hostel, told us of a place in Lincoln NH called Chet’s Place. he recommended a stay and also a resupply in Lincoln as that would reduce pack weight by one days food. Made sense so we headed out over Kinsman with two days food and hiked the 16 mile to  US 3, Franconia Notch, There we received an easy hitch into Lincoln (in a SAAB convertible of all cars). We found Chet’s a couple of blocks from the town main street and was met by Chet himself. Having passed the 5 question entrance exam we were welcomed in to the bunk room. Chet’s is a converted large garage on the side of his home. There is a fridge, shower, washer/dryer, sofas, books and plenty of beds. Chet is a great guy who supports hikers and helps them as much as he can. The stay is donation based and one I would recommend.