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Crazy Larry #1
10-07-2012, 13:26
209 Douglas Dr
Damascus, Va. 24236
276-274-3637

$35.00 per person per night. Shower, laundry, and breakfast included with stay. Will take mail drops at no cost.

Open for business.

Slo-go'en
10-07-2012, 13:57
I think it's a bit of a streach to call a room for rent a hostel, but hope it works out.

Crazy Larry #1
10-07-2012, 14:01
I think it's a bit of a streach to call a room for rent a hostel, but hope it works out.what would you call it then?

Pedaling Fool
10-07-2012, 14:01
If it's "Not a party house!" then what makes it crazy:confused:


;)

kayak karl
10-07-2012, 14:02
good luck :) if i stop down is Kaia welcome? even if it's no, you know i will stop by to say hey :)

Crazy Larry #1
10-07-2012, 14:03
If it goes well I plan on expanding...

Crazy Larry #1
10-07-2012, 14:04
Thanx for reminding me, I cannot do pets....

kayak karl
10-07-2012, 14:18
If it's "Not a party house!" then what makes it crazy:confused:


;)
LARRY, because \we know Sally is sane :)

Rasty
10-07-2012, 14:58
If it's "Not a party house!" then what makes it crazy:confused:


;)
LARRY, because \we know Sally is sane :)

Sally is the best! Wish you the best Larry.

Slo-go'en
10-07-2012, 15:56
what would you call it then?

Serve donuts in the morning and call it a B+B :) or maybe just "room for rent".

max patch
10-07-2012, 16:46
Boarding house.

kayak karl
10-07-2012, 18:14
Boarding house.
NO; hotel, motel, B&B, Hostel, Inn, but never, ever, boarding house.

atmilkman
10-07-2012, 18:32
Hey TOW! It's milkman. I met you back on Tues. when we stopped in after a day hike and came walking into town. I like what you told me about the plans for your place and I will definitely be giving you a shout. Good luck. I think your gonna do allright.

max patch
10-07-2012, 18:57
NO; hotel, motel, B&B, Hostel, Inn, but never, ever, boarding house.

huh????????

Lone Wolf
10-07-2012, 19:04
NO; hotel, motel, B&B, Hostel, Inn, but never, ever, boarding house.

what's wrong with boarding houses? i loved Shaw's back in the day

kayak karl
10-07-2012, 20:14
in Philly area boarding houses (flop houses) have such a bad rap that the good ones (for contract laborers) are changing there names to B&B's, but looking at the definition it does refer to use of house and shared meals. :)

Crazy Larry #1
10-07-2012, 22:24
If it's "Not a party house!" then what makes it crazy:confused:


;)Me......


Sally is the best! Wish you the best Larry.It was good to meet you as well Rasty. Are you back home now and how did the hike go?


Serve donuts in the morning and call it a B+B :) or maybe just "room for rent".maybe....?


NO; hotel, motel, B&B, Hostel, Inn, but never, ever, boarding house.yeah i don't like boarding house either, but on the other hand that is what it is....


Hey TOW! It's milkman. I met you back on Tues. when we stopped in after a day hike and came walking into town. I like what you told me about the plans for your place and I will definitely be giving you a shout. Good luck. I think your gonna do allright.It was nice to meet you as well and I look to welcome you when you return this way....


what's wrong with boarding houses? i loved Shaw's back in the dayKeith Shaws place rocked and truthfully I could vision that here...


in Philly area boarding houses (flop houses) have such a bad rap that the good ones (for contract laborers) are changing there names to B&B's, but looking at the definition it does refer to use of house and shared meals. :)yeah think i need to make a name change here, so as soon as i donate some more money to WB i will edit this post....

WingedMonkey
10-08-2012, 00:02
what's wrong with boarding houses? i loved Shaw's back in the day

Seems Larry is on the right track, Keith and Pat did house the mentally ill before they took in hikers.
:banana

Gray Blazer
10-08-2012, 07:45
It's fun to hang out with Larry.

Slo-go'en
10-08-2012, 09:49
Seems Larry is on the right track, Keith and Pat did house the mentally ill before they took in hikers.
:banana

Once could argue that they still do :)

Lone Wolf
10-08-2012, 09:57
Once could argue that they still do :)

keith passed away and pat is in nebraska. no more housing anyone

max patch
10-08-2012, 10:27
what's wrong with boarding houses? i loved Shaw's back in the day

And the Widow's Walk in Stratton and the Cascade House in North Woodstock (I don't think I've ever read anything about the CH on this site).

HikerMom58
10-08-2012, 12:24
Once could argue that they still do :)


Now that is FUNNY!! LOL!! :)

HikerMom58
10-08-2012, 12:26
Good luck with this idea TOW... I'll pass ur info along with everyone I meet on the trail!

Crazy Larry #1
10-08-2012, 12:33
Seems Larry is on the right track, Keith and Pat did house the mentally ill before they took in hikers.
:bananaI've had my share of mentally challenged folks stay with me that's for sure and I am sure I will encounter another one before this life is all said and done. Ain't a one of us mentally right anyway, except for Lone Wolf.....


It's fun to hang out with Larry.And it is good to hang with you, I still have that pic you gave me long ago....


Once could argue that they still do :)once you could do that....


Good luck with this idea TOW... I'll pass ur info along with everyone I meet on the trail!thanx, they have to call first. none of this just showing up. by them calling before i want to get the ground rules out of the way.....

Rain Man
10-08-2012, 12:36
Larry, good luck with your enterprise! I wish you (and Sally!) the best and hope it works out well. If were coming through, I'd sure stay with you again.

Let me know when you're coming through Nashville again.

Rain:sunMan

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Crazy Larry #1
02-11-2013, 11:49
Just a heads up on another number I may be reached at 276-274-3174

RED-DOG
02-11-2013, 12:04
Hey Tow is this by Reservation only? cause i am going to do a section on the AT, Springer-Perisburg and i don't carry cell phones, and if it's reservation only i like to go ahead and make a reservation for March 20th or sometime during that week?

Almost There
02-11-2013, 13:00
Seems Larry is on the right track, Keith and Pat did house the mentally ill before they took in hikers.
:banana

Along with the occassional beef steer! Don't know if they still are, but the new owners of Shaw's still had boarders as of 2008.

Crazy Larry #1
02-11-2013, 16:05
Hey Tow is this by Reservation only? cause i am going to do a section on the AT, Springer-Perisburg and i don't carry cell phones, and if it's reservation only i like to go ahead and make a reservation for March 20th or sometime during that week?Can you give me a definite right now and I will put it in my phone. Call me asap if something changes.....

mfleming
02-11-2013, 19:05
Good luck with your hostel Larry!

Crazy Larry #1
02-13-2013, 16:50
Got my first thru in tonight, NOBO.....

Crazy Larry #1
02-26-2013, 11:58
Hikers are starting to trickle thru. Most I have met are section hikers....

mfleming
02-26-2013, 20:11
Have you enjoyed your hosteling experience so far?

Crazy Larry #1
03-25-2013, 10:00
Just thought I would let you all know I will allow hikers with dogs for camping in the back yard only.....

Crazy Larry #1
04-09-2013, 11:33
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crazy-Larrys-HostelStore/264177330263513

Crazy Larry #1
04-18-2013, 09:29
the town is beginning to smell of hiker trash!

Crazy Larry #1
04-20-2013, 10:33
Doc & Boone from Boston stayed this way last night.....

Crazy Larry #1
04-30-2013, 11:25
Just some who have stayed with me.....Chin Music, Lentil, Pattycakes, APA, Dano, Susquehanna Slim, Hobo, Trouble....

Crazy Larry #1
04-30-2013, 11:26
and Milkie....

Crazy Larry #1
05-16-2013, 20:35
Attroll is in the house! Along with Tye Dye, Jolly, Poliras, CoPilot, Red Specs, and Abby.........

HikerMom58
05-16-2013, 20:39
Attroll is in the house! Along with Tye Dye, Jolly, Poliras, CoPilot, Red Specs, and Abby.........

That is so cool TOW. Tell Attroll "Hello" for me. I don't believe I know the others.

Take care, buddy! :) Have fun!!

Trillium
05-16-2013, 22:45
Attroll is in the house! Along with Tye Dye, Jolly, Poliras, CoPilot, Red Specs, and Abby.........Yep, tell ATtroll Hi from me as well. I'm sorry to be missing seeing him. :(

Crazy Larry #1
01-23-2014, 10:16
Look forward to meeting all of you thru/section hikers this year!

Seatbelt
01-23-2014, 11:14
Look forward to meeting all of you thru/section hikers this year!

Glad yer still around Larry! I sure enjoyed my stay with you last fall. Seatbelt

Siarl
01-23-2014, 17:29
Probably a silly question but are reservations taken or required? Which I guess brings up another question. If one is hiking a thru-hike, never done this before, how does one calculate a certain date to be a certain place on the trail when so many factors could result in not arriving on time? Just asking. It's okay to be frank.

Teacher & Snacktime
01-23-2014, 17:33
If Larry has room, you're there. If he doesn't.....he'll do his best to find you a corner.

kayak karl
01-23-2014, 18:09
i'm not Frank, but you get a feel for miles, especially by the time you get to Damascus.

Studlintsean
01-23-2014, 18:13
I swung by crazy Larry's after a section hike this past Christmas and wanted to thank you again Larry for the hospitality while I waited for my cold beer and cheesesteak at the Blue Blaze Cafe. I'll be back in the summer sometime and will swing by.

theGABE
01-23-2014, 18:53
Got to stay at Crazy Larry's when I came through Damascus SOBO this year. Great guy and a great place to stay!

Crazy Larry #1
01-23-2014, 22:18
Just drop in or call 276-274-3637

Crazy Larry's Hostel

Crazy Larry #1
01-23-2014, 22:19
I enjoy meeting all of you as well!

Crazy Larry's Hostel

Crazy Larry #1
04-12-2014, 18:54
The 2014 hiking season has begun for me, I've had a full house for the last five days

Teacher & Snacktime
04-12-2014, 19:18
Woohoo Larry!

Crazy Larry #1
04-21-2014, 15:11
We be rocking along.......

Crazy Larry #1
05-23-2014, 07:58
I have had a blast so far this season, now to get ready for the TransAm bicyclists. Crazy Larry's just became a member of Adventure Cycling Association.

About to become a member of a motorcycle touring group too...

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coach lou
05-23-2014, 08:01
I have had a blast so far this season, now to get ready for the TransAm bicyclists. Crazy Larry's just became a member of Adventure Cycling Association.

About to become a member of a motorcycle touring group too...

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TOW...it's a good thing you have that dog and that guy Larry to help you out with all those groups!:)

Crazy Larry #1
05-23-2014, 08:05
TOW...it's a good thing you have that dog and that guy Larry to help you out with all those groups!:)

Sure is!

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tiptoe
05-23-2014, 10:25
Ended my section hike at Crazy Larry's this year and had a great time chatting with everyone, wolfing down breakfast, and checking out Trail Days festivities. Thanks, Larry, for your hospitality, and I hope to drop in again next spring or summer to start a southbound section.

Crazy Larry #1
09-11-2014, 12:08
209 Douglas Dr
Damascus, Va. 24236
276-274-3637

$35.00 per person per night. Shower, laundry, and breakfast included with stay. Will take mail drops at no cost.

Open for business.I've made some changes yet again and will be sticking with this new price for a bit....

$20 per person includes shower, $5 laundry, $7 breakfast. $10 camping with shower

Deacon
09-11-2014, 12:56
Here's a picture of me with Minnesota Smith at Crazy Larry's
28310

Crazy Larry #1
03-06-2015, 12:40
Look forward to serving you guys this year at Crazy Larry's Hostel!
MY rates are as follows $20 per hiker, $7 breakfast, $5 laundry, tenting available as well.....

tiptoe
03-06-2015, 16:04
Larry, I hope to see you again this year the week before Trail Days. I had a great stay last May.

Crazy Larry #1
03-06-2015, 16:05
I hope I see you as well!

norts
03-06-2015, 18:33
Hey Crazy Larry, enjoyed my stay there last year, very fortunate to meet you as we hiked into town.
For hikers thinking of staying, he does a great breakfast.

Taz

chiefduffy
03-07-2015, 09:46
Have a great year, Larry!

Crazy Larry #1
03-07-2015, 21:16
Thanx Norts and Hey Chief!