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Lodging options within walking distance from great climbing supports the climbing lifestyle we all enjoy. We hope to create and support facilities in locations that add opportunities for climbers to pursue their dreams, gather, and share their experiences.
The Club has numerous regional lodging options across the country and around the world. Some we own and/or operate for the benefit of all climbers (though AAC members get a substantial discount). In other cases, we negotiate partnerships that give our members special discounts or access. Below, you'll find our featured lodging in the U.S. and abroad. Use the embedded map to browse, or scroll down below the map for all our lodging partners.
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• AAC Snowbird Hut: Located at 4,820 ft. in the southern Talkeetna Mountains, north of the town of Palmer, AK this lodge is a first come, first serve base-camp for skiing, hiking, and climbing. It is insulated and heated, and one only needs to bring their own personal equipment to be able to fully enjoy their experience. The Club's Alaska Section recently completed the construction of a new, larger hut immediately adjacent to the older hut. Check out the Snowbird Hut website.
• Hans's Basecamp: In Yosemite National Park, the Basecamp is 6.5 miles to the top of the Rostrum, 13.5 miles to El Capitan Meadow, 7 miles to Badger Pass Ski resort, and more! Sleeps 10+. 20% Off for current AAC members.
• Colorado Mountain School: Located in downtown Estes Park, CO only 10 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park and three miles from Lumpy Ridge, the Colorado Mountain School sleeps 18 and has hot showers. Call (970) 586-5758 or visit totalclimbing.com.
• Mountain Studies Institute at the Historic Avon Hotel: Located in Silverton, CO, minutes away from Eureka Ice Climbing and Silverton Mountain ski area in the heart of the San Juan mountains. The hotel has 15 rooms ranging from $25-30 during the off season and $30-35 during peak season (show your membership card or other proof of AAC membership).
• The Inn at Raspberry Ridge: This beautiful 4 bedroom Inn is located in Marble, CO. Marble is three miles from the Crystal Mine and the Yule Marble Quarry. Each room has a King or Queen-sized bed and private bath. AAC Members receive a 25% discount when staying at the Inn. This lowers the normal $90/night to $70/night. For more information you can contact Jax and Carla by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website and link to reservation pages.
• Appalachian Mountain Club Facilities: AAC members will receive the same rates as AMC members (just show your AAC membership card or proof-of-membership letter) in all AMC huts and lodges, including the eight High Mountain Huts in New Hampshire's Presidential Range. For more information, go to www.outdoors.org.
• Greenmont Farms: This restored 19th century post and beam barn is nestled near Smuggler's Notch Ice Climbing, North East of Burlington, Vermont. Greenmont Farms offers enjoyable and comfortable accomodations for individuals or groups. AAC members receive a 10% discount. For pricing information or to make a reservation visit pricing.
• New Hampshire:
The Notch Hostel offers affordable shared and private rooms just one mile off Exit 32 (Lincoln / North Woodstock) of Route 93 in the heart of the White Mountains. With Rumney and Cannon minutes away and many more climbing areas beyond, set up basecamp for your next adventure with us. AAC members will be given a 10% discount. Check out our website at www.NotchHostel.com or email Serena@NotchHostel.com.
• American Alpine Club Campground in the Gunks: An ongoing partnership between The Club, the Mohonk Preserve, the New York State Office of Parks, and the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission. Click the link for the latest updates on the campground's progress.
• High Peaks Mountain Guides: AAC Members get discounted lodging at High Peaks Mountain Guides' Guides' House, as well as a discount on guide services and retail. Discounts on lodging vary by season: 10% off in the summer, and up to 50% off in the Spring and Fall seasons. Call for availability.
• The Keene Farm: Owned by the Alpine Club of Canada, located in the Adirondack Forest Reserve near Keene in northern New York state. The Keene Farm has camping facilities and a large cabin that accommodates up to 32 people. AAC members receive reciprocity rates.
• Mazama Lodge: Located 60 miles east of Portland, OR on the slopes of Mount Hood. AAC members and other outdoor club members stay fro $22/night (show your AAC membership card or other proof of membership). For reservations and rates, visit the website.
• The Crash Pad in Chattanooga, TN's up and coming Southside neighborhood, just a stone's throw from climbing, cycling, and paddling. AAC Members get a 10% discount on lodging with membership card. Visit the website for all the details. The World's First LEED Platinum Hostel.
• Hueco Rock Ranch: The AAC just bought the Hueco Rock Ranch! We're working on new renovations and members get a great discount. Its one of the best bouldering areas in the world so check it out! Contact (915) 856-7181.
• North Cascades Basecamp: Located in Mazama, WA where the Methow Valley meets the North Cascades, this lodge has six rooms and a satellite cabin that sleeps seven. There are single and multi-pitch rock and ice climbs across the street, out-the-door trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing on 200 km of trails. Only a 20-minute drive from world class alpine climbing and spring touring at Washington Pass—including the famous Liberty Bell Crack, one of the 50 classic climbs in North America. Rates: $105 weekday; $120 weekend for 2 adults. AAC Discount: 10% . Visit their website at: www.northcascadesbasecamp.com.
• American Alpine Club Campground in the New River Gorge. Construction is underway on the AAC campground at the New River Gorge. Once completed, it will have 50+ campsites within walking distance of world class climbing and AAC members will enjoy a substantial discount. Click the link for the latest news.
• Wexler Hut: in Seneca Rocks, WV, is offering 20% of lodging at the hut. Call to reserve; 304-567-2115
• The Alpine House: AAC members get 15% off lodging during September-June, and a 10% discount during July-August, and holidays.
• Devils Tower Lodge: AAC members get 20% off lodging AND 20% off guided climbing. Enjoy Fine Food & Accommodations with Breath-Taking Tower Views! Climb with the Oldest Guide on Devils Tower!! Call for reservations. • Double Diamond X Ranch: DDX Ranch in Cody Wyoming is near some of the best ice climbing in Wyoming. AAC members get 10% off lodging with membership card. Visit their website for details.
• Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch: Members can stay at the legendary GTCR for just $16 per person per night. Make Reservations for this summer's climbing season.
• Turpin Meadow Ranch: AAC members get 15% off lodging during September-June, and a 10% discount during July-August, and holidays.
• Kathmandu Clubhouse: The AAC, working with the Mountain Fund, has secured lodging for AAC Members in one of two central-Kathmandu Clubhouses. The cost to Members is just $15.00 per day and includes breakfast, dinner, wi-fi and airport pickup. Contact Mountain Fund via their website or email the AAC for more information.
• Sorcerer Lodge: This lodge in Golden, British Columbia, offers a 25% discount (not including helicopter) for self-guided groups on the shoulder seasons. For more information call (250) 344-2804.
• Erratic Rock: Longtime AAC partner Erratic Rock has a climber-friendly hostel and Bed & Breakfast in Puerto Natales, Chile as well as a hostel in Punta Arenas, Chile and card-carrying AAC members will receive a 25% discount on lodging. Members also get 50% off equipment rentals at Erratic Rock, and the experienced staff is ready to help with travel and climbing beta, bookings, and guide services.
• Refugio Cochamo: In Cochamo, the Yosemite of Chile, the northern Patagonian mountain range rises steeply up from both sides of the turquoise river to form sheer 1000-meter granite walls. Waterfalls whisper through the 3000-year-old alerce trees. In an open meadow next to the river stand colorful tents, a thatched barbeque area and the newly built B&B Refugio Cochamo. Hikers and climbers can take in excellent views and plan excursions, an ideal base to venture off from. AAJ members can stay in the bunk room for $15 a night (regular $20) and camp for $4.50 per person per night (regular $6) from Jan. 15 through February or $3 a night during the low season. Visit www.cochamo.com for more information
• New Zealand Alpine Club: AAC members pay half the usual charge (the same discount as Kiwi members get) at many huts throughout New Zealand. Visit the New Zealand Alpine Club website to see what's available. Please note that the discount does not apply to “DOC" huts.
• Canadian Hut Upgrade: For only $24 (the same price members of the Alpine Club of Canada pay), purchase a hut upgrade. This upgrade gets you discounts at Alpine Club of Canada's Canmore Clubhouse as well as over 20 other backcountry huts.
• UIAA European Hut Stamps: The stamps provide discounts in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Switzerland. With a stamp, an AAC member will pay the same rate as members of the club with which the particular hut is associated (member rates vary from country to country and from hut to hut). Stamp is approximately $75 based on present Euro exchange rate. Call the AAC office to purchase yours: 303-384-0110 x114.
Access to these discounts are only available to AAC members. Join or renew today!