View Full Version : AT Terrapin Station Hostel for Sale Chester Gap/Front Royal VA

07-20-2014, 19:34
Hey now,
I am Mike Evans or The Grateful Greenpeace Guy. I thru-hiked in AT in 1995 and the PCT in 1998 and have been running Front Royal Terrapin Station Hostel for over 10 years.

I am strongly considering selling the hostel and moving closer to my grandchildren (Winchester, VA). I know many hikers are looking for a business opportunity and a chance to continue their trail experience by helping hikers and living on the AT. I have enjoyed my opportunity to serve the trail community, but now it is someone else's turn.

Here are the details:

Virginia Appalachian Trail, MP 961.4 Northbound
Located near Front Royal
Established 2003-present
Proven income with shuttle services and hostel
Currently operates 4/27-7/4 yearly, but could be expanded
Immediately adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, 1/2 mile to AT
Shuttles operate PenMar to Rockfish Gap (busy March-November)
Licensed and approved by Rappahannock County, VA with annual water test and health department visit
Sleeps 15 or with room for 6 cars
Hostel is downstairs, separate from the living area and includes a specially designed bunk room which sleeps 12+ with a charging station next to each bunk, a living area for the hikers includes laundry, bathroom with shower, kitchen area with freezer and refrigerator, TV, extensive library, games, puzzles, etc.
Upstairs living area includes 3 bedrooms, one more full bath, back deck, dining room, shed, large backyard with mature trees and privacy fence

I would like for all hikers to share this information with anyone that might be interested. Any or all questions are encouraged.

Thanks so much!

Lone Wolf
07-20-2014, 19:37
how much $$?

07-20-2014, 20:00
I am asking $250,000.

07-20-2014, 20:29
Mike, your hostel has an excellent reputation on the trail. Hope someone is able to continue offering hiker services at your place.

Big Dawg
07-20-2014, 21:06
I hope we're still good for a shuttle in October.

Big Dawg
07-20-2014, 21:06
and parking...

07-20-2014, 22:53
Nice hostel experience there in 2013. Hope someone continues the fine service & location. Good luck, Mike. Zman (Scouter from Austin)

08-21-2015, 18:57
Did Mike Evans ever find a new owner for this hostel?

08-22-2015, 06:05
No...but Mike is still running the hostel this year!!