Shaw's offers parking for $1.00 per day.

Shuttle Service:
Our shuttle service will run pretty much anywhere you need to go from Gorham, NH to Mt. Katahdin.  Rates are based upon mileage one way to your destination. Common shuttles include transportation from Monson to:

Anywhere in the 100 mile wilderness including;

  •    Baxter State Park 
  •     Abol Bridge
  •     Crawford Pond/ Cooper Brook
  •     Jo Mary
  •     Katahdin Ironworks
  •     Gulf Hagas
  •     Barren Mountain
  •     Marble Brook
  •     Otter Pond
  •     Long Pond Stream
  •     Caratunk
  •     Stratton
  •     Rangeley
  •     Bangor (for bus/plane transportation)

Please contact us via email or phone to make shuttle reservations or for more information.

Food Drops and Resupply

The 100 Mile Wilderness from Monson, Maine to Abol Bridge on the West Branch of the Penobscot river is the longest remote section of the Appalachian Trail. Northbound and southbound AT hikers can receive a food drop/resupply at three locations along the 100 Mile Wilderness. This will help you manage your pack and lessen the weight you are carrying.

 Contact us for more information and available food drop and resupply locations.

Gear Shop - Poet's Gear Emporium
Our small shop is filled with everything you need to finish or start a hike of any size.  We offer ultralight gear and long term resupply.  We carry Altra and Salomon shoes, Leki poles, Big Agnes, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, ULA, Vargo titanium cookware, and the list goes on....


We offer comfortable rooms and hot showers; bed linens, pillows, blankets, soap and shampoo are provided.


  • Private Single $50.00/night
  • Private Double $60.00/night (double occupancy)
  • Bunk House $25.00/night
  • Tenting $12.00/night
  • Shower Only $5.00

Laundry Service
We have laundry facilities for guests. Laundry (wash/dry/detergent) is $5 per load.

Wifi onsite.​
We have high speed internet and WiFi service available for our guests.  


Breakfast $9​​

You don't want to miss this breakfast, it's a Shaw's tradition!  You will not leave hungry!

Dinners (occasionally) $12-15

Mail Drops
Mail drop service is free for guests of Shaw's and $5.00 for all others.
Please address packages as follows;


Thru hiker name 

c/o Shaw's Hiker Hostel  

PO Box 72 

Monson, ME 04464

UPS/FED EX only:

Thru hiker name 
c/o Shaw's Hiker Hostel  
17 Pleasant Street
Monson, ME 04464

Be sure to have your name clearly marked on the package so that we might be able to easily check it in and retrieve it when you arrive in Monson. Thanks!