Mabel Butler Lodge

The lodge is of log construction. It was erected by the LT Patrol in 1933. It is named for Mabel Taylor Butler who was member of the Burlington Section and a lover of the Green Mountains. There are bunks and loft space for 14. Water is available at a small brook 75 ft. to the east and at times can be unreliable. During the hiking season a GMC caretaker is in residence to educate and assist hikers and maintain the site and nearby trails. A fee is charged for overnight use. Wood fires are prohibited. It has been in use from 1933 to present. [GB 24th Edition 1996]

Butler Lodge Now has a new stove, thanks to the efforts of eight Burlington sectioneers, Harris Abbott, Andy Thomas, Carlene Whitcomb, Ray Bard, John Sharp, Jack: Lance, and Rod and Rick Rice. In mid-February the group hauled in a 45-pound stove made by another GMC’er, Lyman Howard, plus five sections of stovepipe. Traveling on snowshoes, they used a small plastic sled to transport the stove to Butler where it was installed and, we trust, properly inaugurated with a good fire. [LT News, May 1977]

Inu at Butler Lodge, 2023
Inu at Butler Lodge, 2023

The Burlington Section, led by Dana Baron and Leo Leach, have begun planning next year’s renovation of Butler lodge. Gary Sawyer has cu1 logs donated by the State. and the Burlington Section Work: parties have peeled forty logs for the project. No one has donated the helicopter lift, so a fair chunk of our donated funds will be used to fly in logs. Fred Gilbert is working on an interior design and plans are underway to hire a small crew to work with Section volunteers next summer. Plans include rebuilding the foundation. A griphoist project will be conducted to accumulate rock: for this part of the job. Windows may be replaced, but window and door size will remain the same. Butler was roofed four years ago so reroofing is not a concern. [LT News, Fall 1999]

Butler Lodge Interior, 2023
Butler Lodge Interior, 2023