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flemdawg1
08-13-2016, 12:18
Anyone stayed there? The AT companion makes it sounds like it right by the trail. And they offer most everything (kitchen shower, laundry, wifi, even runs to town).

jimmyjam
08-13-2016, 12:35
Here's someone who did and liked it: http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=457999

Jeff
08-14-2016, 06:38
Not sure if laundry is an option, but Scott and Lisa are wonderful hosts who have done a great job hosting hikers for several years now.

Elaikases
04-26-2017, 18:29
Is it really ten miles from the trail? Other sources make it sound just a few feet?

lwhikerchris
04-26-2017, 19:45
It's probably 100 yards from the trail and they will take you into Front Royal to do laundry, go to restaurants, and resupply. There's a Goodwill in town where I found a pair of pants for $5 that I used for the rest of the trail. The hostel is a really nice and well kept place, Lisa and Scott are super accommodating and Scott is a past thru hiker who will provide nuggets of wisdom.

Ethesis
04-27-2017, 06:56
Neat. We made reservations for the weekend which will hit our rest day on our section hike. Need to resupply about then. :).

Gambit McCrae
04-27-2017, 08:15
Stayed here 2 years ago for 3 nights during a 110 mile trip while a huge storm system worked its way thru. They were very accommodating and there was a full house of us there. They made it feel like home.

The crew while I stayed here
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Scott and myself before we departed on day 3
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backtrack213
04-27-2017, 13:40
I loved my stay there!! hiked in and stayed overnight expecting to leave in the morning and ended up staying for a zero it was such a nice place. highly recommend.

Grunt
04-27-2017, 15:13
Stayed there last week. Both Scott (Thur-hiker) and Lisa are very good people. The hostel is a wonderful refuge and only minutes from the trail. Yes, they do laundry and cook breakfast. The hiker box is full and I would absolutely recommend this cozy place.

Mountain Home
11-04-2018, 08:41
The driveway for Mountain Home Cabbin and B&B is just 120 yards east of the AT on Rte 522. Keep in mind that the trail parallels the road for 1/4 mile from where it actually crosses 522. Hope that helps!

gbolt
11-04-2018, 10:37
Scott also provides a Breakfast to maintain this location as a B&B and not a Hostel. It is easy to get any and all a Hikers needs are met. Best option in Fromt Royal IMHO.

Ethesis
11-04-2018, 12:40
The driveway for Mountain Home Cabbin and B&B is just 120 yards east of the AT on Rte 522. Keep in mind that the trail parallels the road for 1/4 mile from where it actually crosses 522. Hope that helps!

it is incredibly close and the breakfast and accommodations are world class.

We are hoping to through hike next year and really want to return here.

Hikingjim
11-04-2018, 13:58
Great spot. Not huge, so make a reservation

PGH1NC
11-04-2018, 20:39
Great place to begin a section hike north or south bound from Front Royal. My son and I stayed there in mid August and had the Cabbin all to ourselves. We entertained ourselves playing the available "Appalachian Trail" game. We ended a SNP section in 2017 there and began our FR-HF section leaving our vehicle at Mountain Home. They are in the process in converting the house into a more traditional B and B but will still be directed to hikers I believe.

stephanD
11-05-2018, 17:19
The trail literally abutting their property going north from the road. This is a very unique and a special place.

II DOGS
11-23-2018, 14:28
Did the couple have bunks set up in the main house yet ? In June a U-Tuber said they were in process but not done . Also how many does the bunkhouse hold . ?

Thanx

George
11-23-2018, 19:42
Big house is done total cap is about 16

ScottGJenkins
12-26-2018, 15:18
Mountain Home Cabbin is just 120 steps off the trail on Rte 522. The Cabbin has six beds that sleep up to eight people. Additional space and private rooms are available in the Main House, just a stone's throw from the Cabbin. We're open year-round and can be reached at: 540-692-6198 or MountainHomeAT@gmail.com

ScottGJenkins
12-26-2018, 15:20
Thanks George! Yes, the Main House is open! We can accommodate up to 18 people (Cabbin and Main House combined).

ScottGJenkins
12-26-2018, 15:25
Yes, the Main House opened in October 2018. Between the Main House and the Cabbin, we can accommodate up to 18 people. Breakfast is now served in the Main House. We welcome everyone!

Gambit McCrae
12-26-2018, 15:37
Met Scott in 2014 while sitting out a Hurricane at the Cabbin. Outstanding people here. Hope you are well Scott!

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Elaikases
12-26-2018, 17:14
Scott also provides a Breakfast to maintain this location as a B&B and not a Hostel. It is easy to get any and all a Hikers needs are met. Best option in Fromt Royal IMHO.

Lets be honest. Nothing on the trail compares. The laundry with folding, the custom meals, the historic site, it was just an incredible stay.

LittleRock
12-27-2018, 10:41
Mtn Home is THE place to stay if you plan to stop in Front Royal. Stayed there twice, ending one section hike and beginning another. Scott and Lisa are great hosts and really down to earth good folks.

It's definitely in my top 3 favorite hostels in VA, the other 2 being Woods Hole near Pearisburg and Woodchuck's in Damascus. Funny thing - those were the 3 places that served home cooked breakfast.

SWODaddy
12-27-2018, 12:34
Do they offer parking (paid of course) and shuttles? I'd like to section the northern half of Shenandoah and they seem perfectly situated.

It looks like their primary web presence is Facebook... unfortunately I don't do Facebook.

NJdreamer
12-28-2018, 19:27
Yes, they offer parking and shuttles, but shuttles mainly for those staying there before or after. I stayed there one night, parked there several days and they shuttled me twice.

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