Carter Notch was the third AMC hut, with the first structure at the site built in 1914. The hut is open through the year, and sleeps 40 guests in two unheated bunkhouses. It open for full service from June through September, and caretaker/self-service the remainder of the year. During the caretaker season you must bring your own food and cook it yourself in the hut kitchen. It is the northernmost of the AMC string of huts, with Pinkham Notch and Madison Springs to the south.
The most direct route to the hut (3.8 miles) is the Nineteen Mile Brook trail, with a trailhead on Rt 16 one mile north of the Mt Washington Auto Road. The AT runs over the Wildcat Ridge and down through Carter Notch, past the hut and over Carter Dome, Mt Hight, South Carter, and Middle Carter.