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dancingbearsagain
11-27-2012, 09:23
Come stay with us at Bears Choice Hostel only 5 miles from AT at Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). Free shuttle provided to and from NOC. 2 Bedroom modern cabin with queen bed, private bath and shower, fireplace, hot tub, washer - dryer, WiFi, satellite TV, complimentary dinner and breakfast, (vegetarian menu optional), Pet friendly. $30 night for one hiker, $40 per night for 2 hikers, $50 per night for 3 hikers (extra futon sleepers available). Enjoy the comforts of our home and share some stories. I am section hiker. Call locally 828-421-6583 or dancingbearsagain@yahoo.com.

Jeff
11-27-2012, 12:27
Looks like a great value!! Are you going to be listed in the AT Guide and Companion?

SawnieRobertson
11-27-2012, 13:35
Since it is not mentioned, I suppose that you do not have a website, but I wish that you did. Is this five miles towards Bryson City? Please tell us more.--Kinnickinic

dancingbearsagain
11-27-2012, 17:51
Yes Salaun, 5 miles from the AT where it crosses the Nantahala river towards the direction of town of Bryson City. We would also most probably be going into town if you needed to stock up on anything.

dancinbear

dancingbearsagain
11-27-2012, 17:53
It is a great value and my fiance is an awesome cook! I'll inqire about getting it listed in the AT guide and companion.

dancingear

joshuasdad
11-27-2012, 21:29
Oh man, between Aquone Cabins/Hostel (a days hike back) and you, there are going to be a whole lot of spoiled thrus next year. They are in a rude awakening when they hit Stecoah, Shuckstack, and the Smokies...

dancingbearsagain
11-28-2012, 08:45
Yeah man, great place to rest weary bones in the hot tub, grab some gourmet cookin, wash n dry your gear and drink a craft beer or two.

joshuasdad
11-28-2012, 09:37
I definitely would have stopped there if you were open a couple months ago. You might also want to offer a pick-up/slackpack to Stecoah Gap as well for those (like me) who prefer to sleep off trail when convenient. Lots of options between Franklin (Rock Gap) and Fontana now, can almost hike from "hut-to-hut".

Best of luck on the new business.

dancingbearsagain
11-28-2012, 09:58
Thanks Josh,

Pass it along to your thru friends, we're hopeful to host some of the last north to south thrus comin thru now and then pick up in March - April with the south to north's start up.

RED-DOG
11-28-2012, 12:39
What no Bunkhouse? What are you going to do when you got 20 Thru-Hikers show up at your place at the same time ask them to set up their tents.

Sly
11-28-2012, 12:57
What no Bunkhouse? What are you going to do when you got 20 Thru-Hikers show up at your place at the same time ask them to set up their tents.

If 20 thru-hikers showed up at my door uninvited I'd tell to to get lost.

Slo-go'en
11-28-2012, 13:10
If 20 thru-hikers showed up at my door uninvited I'd tell to to get lost.

But your not running a hostel. The first post is an open invintation to all, says nothing about reservations. Something they best think about before 20 a day for a month or two do show up at thier door.

Sly
11-28-2012, 13:26
But your not running a hostel. The first post is an open invintation to all, says nothing about reservations. Something they best think about before 20 a day for a month or two do show up at thier door.

There's no address but an email and a phone number for a shuttle, so if anyone shows up at the door, they're uninvited. She also mentions 2 bedrooms and rates from 1-3 hikers.

dancingbearsagain
11-29-2012, 10:51
That's Right Sly, I'm the owner, "dancinbear", I can only host up to 3 per night. It's by reservation only and 5 miles from the NOC, that's why I do the free shuttle back and forth. There won't be numerous thru hikers showin up at the door......Thrus shoot me an email or call 828-421-6583 a day or 2 in advance and I let them know if there will be a spot available.

turtle fast
11-29-2012, 12:09
It sounds like you need to contact the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to let them know that you exist for your business exposure in the hiking community. Their phone number in Harpers Ferry is 304-535-6331.

dancingbearsagain
11-29-2012, 12:23
Thanks Turtle! I'll give them a call..

dancinbear

turtle fast
11-29-2012, 12:34
No problem, happy to help a small business owner...especially one for AT hikers.

AtWokman
07-24-2015, 12:18
Are you close to app rivers or the other direction?

Jeff
07-24-2015, 12:29
Are you close to app rivers or the other direction?

This is a thread from 2012 .... I would call the number listed on the first post.

Sly
07-24-2015, 12:44
This is a thread from 2012 .... I would call the number listed on the first post.

Oops, they never did make it into the Companion. I wonder if they're still open?