oh. him. whoopee!
I knew Standing Bear wasn't your place. I meant do you, as caretaker, stay in the cabin.
It's a picture from the website.
Despite Shaw's reputation, I decided to stay the Lakeshore House in Monson. One of the best places I stayed. Rebecca was awesome. She was willing to go out her way to help. Everything you need is right there. Restaurant with beer and great food, clean rooms, laundry, internet, and all the other stuff most hikers need/want. Kayaks are available to take out on Lake Hebron which set it apart from the other hostels I stayed at.
Not sure who moderates the articles here on Whiteblaze, but the article regarding Hostels is a bit dated with Miss Janets and 4 Pines Hostel both listed.
Miss J's will always have a place in my heart. I have to say I enjoyed White House Landing this summer. It was a welcome escape from the Mosquitoes, and the 1lb burgers, pizzas, and pancake breakfasts were all awesome! They also carry plenty to resupply the rest of the way through the Wilderness. Enjoyed my zero with a little kayaking out on the lake. Highly recommend it to anyone going through the Wilderness.
I was a budget hiker so I didn't stay in Hostel's often but the ones I liked the most were
The Bird Cage( I spent 6 days there waiting for Gregory to screw up royally then fix the problem)
Chet's Place(whats this talk of closed, he said he was trying to go another few years)
The Outhouse(Those 3 guys are something special)
Thats as far south as I have been
soon to be GA-ME 09
praying for PCT 10
Give kudos by all means, but honestly, trying to nail down one hostel as a favorite is just not possible for me. There R way too many great AT hostels, hostels visited by AT hikers that deserve mention, and GREAT people associated with hostels that it hardly seems fair to single one out.
We have had lots of nice folks for 20 years visit with us.
I have been helping hikers for 20 years, and maintaining the AT in our area, I never met you.
FYI, my home is NOT a HOSTEL.
Get your act together, and maybe someday you can be a trail legend too.
It is a very nice place to stop when on the AT in Mass. Located on a beautiful pond with great swimming. It is a cabin owned by the NPS and administered by volunteers from the Birkshire branch of the AMC. It offers a fully inclosed cabin with livingroom, kitchen, covered porch and a bunk room on the second floor.
When it's open, hiking season, it has a resident caretaker who will make you pancakes and coffee in the morning. Hostles charge for your stay. The cabin at UGP does not charge but accepts donations.
In my estimation it's the best deal on the whole AT.
The Hiker Hostel- Josh and Leigh are awesome and the hostel is so clean!
Kincorra because of Bob Peoples and Hardcore. Lovely waterfall nearby that Bob will tell you how to find.
Mountain Harbour- best breakfast on the trail HANDS DOWN.
Apple House in Damascus- not a hostel- but I was sick and the owner was a saint.
The Mayor- what a guy. seriously. So incredibly generous
The Jailhouse in Palmerton- best showers on the trail.
12 Tribes- interesting conversation
Appalachian Trail Lodge in Millinocket.
More than one favorite, but all awesome. Not all are hostels either, but whatever,
I have heard very good reports about Green Mountain House in Vermont. Anyone stay there?