Hostel is currently closed for the summer. We will re-open Oct. 3rd, 2021 but are not taking reservations until Sept. 17th, 2021.
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Hello, we are Chica & Sunsets! We thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 (and since then have hiked the Camino de Santiago, the Bartram Trail and the Colorado Trail).
We first had the thought of opening a hiker hostel while on our own Appalachian Trail hike; and after much dreaming, planning and hard work — here we are!
We are in Franklin, NC, mile 110 approx. of the AT (Winding Stair Gap).
Our hostel model is a bit different than others in that we have chosen to prioritize comfort and space over higher capacity. Our hostel is co-ed and holds 4 people max (2 bedrooms that contain 2 twin beds each — no bunks!). Our charge is $50 per bed and is all inclusive — this includes laundry with loaner clothes, pick up & drop off at Winding Stair Gap (or Rock Gap), full kitchen for your use, shuttle to town for resupply (with options to visit Lazy Hiker Brewery and Outdoor 76 Outfitter) and continental breakfast. We also have good wifi and a stamp for the AT passport! Check in 11 am; cash (preferred), Venmo and PayPal accepted.
A few details:
- We love animals, but for various reasons do not allow pets.
- We cannot accommodate additional hikers for hammocking or tenting (as our car only allows for 4 passengers at a time).
- If you want a private room it’s $100 (with two twin beds); otherwise price for one twin bed is $50 (in a shared room). There are two bedrooms with two twin beds in each room.
We are in the 2021 A.T. Guide (Awol’s Guide) and the Guthooks app. We take reservations 1-2 days prior to arrival in thru-hiker season (all other times we can take reservations further out). Text 715-315-0876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.