Lodging & Rates

We are currently accepting lodging guests!
Welcome to Monson for the 2021 season!

Please call 207-997-7069 for reservations or inquire via email at LSHMonson@yahoo.com.

COVID-19 information: Governor’s travel policies (see #3) or Maine.gov‘s site regarding COVID-19 tests and/or immunization status.

An Important COVID Note: Despite immunizations becoming more widespread, not everyone is vaccinated and there is still a chance of COVID spread. There is an assumed risk that a guest could possibly get COVID-19 since it is hostel-style lodging.  In staying with us, you accept that risk. There is a *shared* bathroom on the second floor (available year-round) and two full bathrooms on the first floor (pub/restaurant) available during peak summer months, typically mid-June through early October.  We’re not trying to scare anyone, but we wanted to make you aware because your health and and peace of mind are important to us.

 

Rooms

Our rates are reasonably priced! Our rooms are “clean, uncomplicated and authentic,” according to one of our favorite, regularly lodging guests!  Our rooms are generally rented by the “bed” not the room unless you are requesting and paying for a private room.  This is to allow for the most rentals possible during our busy seasons (June through early October) and the most cost effective sleeping arrangement for our guests.  While not upscale, you will feel right at home in our fully furnished private and shared rooms.

Hostel-esque or European style is a good way to describe the lodging area: all three bedrooms share the common area with couches and some basic kitchen facilities as well as a shared bathroom (two shared bathrooms in the summer).  We have two stacked washer/dryers as well ($5 per wash/dry; includes detergent).

It’s Prime Time Hiker season!! To be respectful of other hikers, if you want privacy, 1 person (private) in Rooms 4 or 6 is $75/night or $100/night in Room 5 (the bunk room) in order to buy out the other beds. Two people in a private room is $75/night. (All room rentals have a 9% lodging tax.)

We have three bedrooms which total 9 beds at present.

  • The bunk-style room (Room 5) is $25 per person when others are sharing the room.
  • The bunk-style room (Room 5), if desired private, is $100, regardless of 1 or 4 people are renting it since a single person in a private room displaces 3 potential other hikers.
  • A private room for one person is $75 (Rooms 4 or 6) or $100 (Room 5 in order to “buy out” the other 3 beds).
  • A private room for two people is $75. (All rooms plus 9% tax). 
    • Each additional person is $15 (plus tax).

Scroll down to see the configuration of each of our rooms!

 

WiFi is free, and the entire building is Wireless!  The cell phone coverage can be spotty, but is getting better all the time.  Monson has high speed fiber optic internet now.  Let’s put it to the test, AT class of 2021!!

A kitchenette in the shared lounge offers a mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave, basic dishes, and utensils.  The living room has a television with a DVD/VCR player and Amazon Fire stick.  There are also numerous videos from all genres. The shelves are lined with books, puzzles, and games. There are ample cozy spots for reading and relaxing.

Each room is unique and offers the comforts of home for the active vacationer.  There are also plenty of fans!

Bathrooms

We have one bathroom on the second floor where the bedrooms are and, during summer peak months, two more full baths on the first floor where the restaurant is.  We take pride in having clean, well-stocked bathrooms that include all towel sizes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, Epsom salt and foot baths.

Common Area

The common area is long and skinny, but has great comfy seating, a TV and an epic VHS collection (we’re really proud of this…).  We have lots of sewing stuff, games, puzzles, cards, books, and great conversation.  We want you to feel right at home in this space!  Carpets replaced in 2018, so we have a “no hiking boot” rule (please).  There is a nice long porch you can sit on with a very long clothes line you are welcome to use.

Sitting spots

There are good places to hang out and rest both in and outdoors.  Feel free to ask and/or explore!

Room 4

This can be rented privately or semi-private and sleeps up to 4.  Queen bed and twin bunks.

 

Room 5

This room has four twin beds (one set of bunks) and each bed is $25 each if the room is being shared.  During peak time, if you wanted to rent this room privately, you would need to rent out all four beds (see pricing above).

Room 6

This room can be rented semi-private or private with 2 double beds.

 

During peak times (mid-June through early October), we realize that hikers may become injured or sick or non-hiking lodging guests may have plans change.  But when it’s super busy and other people are unable to have a bed because you have not notified us of your cancellation (we request 24 hours’ notice, if possible), we will be charging a $25/day cancellation fee.  We apologize for this, but we want to be considerate for all who otherwise could have utilized a bed and shower instead of a tent.

 

Yes, there used to be rooms #1, #2, and #3.  Formerly rooms for rent, these rooms are now the owners’ quarters.