I’ve spent several nights at two AMC huts (the Carter and the Zealand) so I was expecting something along those lines at the Joe Dodge. I was wrong though- it was so much nicer. We arrived just in time for dinner to be served (4 courses- bread, salad, meat, sides, veggie options, and cupcakes for dessert!) then walked through the freezing night to get our room keys at the lodge.
They really have everything available buffet style- pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, cold cereals, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea, etc. There was so much food available! I liked that everyone mixed at breakfast and talked about their plans for that day. All the people I met were really friendly.
Overall, I was really impressed with the lodge. It’s a great, relatively inexpensive place to stay and close to the AMC trail, the Mt. Washington access road, Great Glen, and Wildcat Mountain.