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    Default Dennis Cove Hostel's

    I'm section hiking in October and was thinking of stopping at Dennis Cove Rd but noticed 2 hostels, Laurel Creek and Kincora. Thoughts? I also have dogs so not sure if either one are dog friendly?

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    Kincora is a legendary place and you'd be crazy to miss it. Plus, Bob and Pat Peoples, the owners, are dog-friendly (they own three)!

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    I second what Jack said...you'd be crazy to miss Kincora!! Great place and Bob and Pat are wonderful people!

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    I am biased...Bob is a friend of mine. And I usually help hikers in providing a shuttle to Kincora. You can't go wrong with Kincora, and its dog friendly. Bob's got his treeloft up and ready.

    And if you get there on a Monday night, Bob might ask if you want to join up for some trail maintaining for Tuesday morning. You get a TEHCC patch out of it & a ride into town.

    Let me know when you heading through. I am planning an overnighter from Dennis Cove to 19E. But I do day hikes 2-3 times a week

    Laurel Fork Lodge is pretty plush for a hostel, but its expensive. Its more a cabin resort I think. They charge for every little thing there.
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    I've been to both - as a hiker, Kincora is the best. We stayed at Laurel Creek while doing some section hiking during the prime thru-hiker season in that area to leave the space at Kincora for the thru-hikers. Laurel Creei is a really nice place, has everything a hiker needs, and is dog-friendly but I would still recommend Kincora because it has Bob & Pat Peoples - and they are some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet.

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    Braemer Castle in Hampton is great too. Never crowded and walking distance to all you need.

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    Braemar is indeed a nice place......but does it allow dogs?

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    Sutton, the owner of Braemer Castle, is an awesome guy, but my Wingfoot guide (2006) says pets must be outside.

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