Chica & Sunsets Hostel


Hello! We are Chica & Sunsets who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017. We have been dreaming about opening a hostel for hikers, and it is finally coming to fruition! 

Our grand opening date is February 15, 2020, just in time for the NoBo hiker season. We are in Franklin, NC, mile 110 of the AT. 

We will be small (4 hikers max) and will offer 2 bedrooms with 2 beds in each (no bunk beds!). Your stay will include laundry with loaner clothes, pick up & drop off at Winding Stair Gap, shuttle to town for resupply (with options to visit Lazy Hiker Brewery and Outdoor 76 Outfitter), and breakfast made by Chica. We’ll also have good wifi and a stamp for the AT passport.

We will be in the 2020 Awol’s Guide (The A.T. Guide) and the Guthooks app. We will take reservations only one day prior to arrival.

Stay tuned for more information and happy hiking! Here’s some pictures of our progress:

Hikers will have use of full kitchen!
Other side of kitchen.
Sitting / Relaxing Room
Bedroom #1
Bedroom #2
Chica’s Cinnamon Apple French Toast Bake, Cheesy Biscuits, Sausage Links & Fruit