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    Default Cheap Lodging near Cheese Factory

    My 2 sisters and I driving from Wisconsin straight through to continue our hike at the Cheese Factor. I am looking for lodging to crash a couple hours and shower before hitting the trail. I have a ride that will pick us up and take us to the trail and move my car to our planned end point so I am looking for something close to that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    The only place I could think of would be Josh and Leighs place. http://hikerhostel.com. $15 a night in the bunk house includes breakfast.
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    The little town of Helen is fairly close by. Lots of lodging availiable there. It is a "tourist trap" town however.
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    The Hiker Hostel is one of the finest places to stay, great folks and great price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodmountainman View Post
    The little town of Helen is fairly close by. Lots of lodging availiable there. It is a "tourist trap" town however.
    But the lodging was cheap, at least in March.

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    Lodging is still cheap in Helen. I live pretty close and tourism is WAY DOWN this year. If you don't want to do the hostel thing, Helen will have plenty of very affordable lodging 20 minutes from the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnkrum View Post
    My 2 sisters and I driving from Wisconsin straight through to continue our hike at the Cheese Factor. I am looking for lodging to crash a couple hours and shower before hitting the trail. I have a ride that will pick us up and take us to the trail and move my car to our planned end point so I am looking for something close to that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    2 hours and shower before hiking? sleep in the woods. no shower needed

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    If you just want a nap & shower, drive to Helen and follow the signs to Unicoi State Park. Pay for a campsite, take a shower and grab a nap there. $14 fora walk-in campsite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dances with Mice View Post
    If you just want a nap & shower, drive to Helen and follow the signs to Unicoi State Park. Pay for a campsite, take a shower and grab a nap there. $14 fora walk-in campsite.
    i ain't gettin' the whole 2 hour shower and sleep thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    i ain't gettin' the whole 2 hour shower and sleep thing
    It's a long drive drive from Wisconsin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodmountainman View Post
    It's a long drive drive from Wisconsin.
    so..... ? how dirty do you get in 14 hours?

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    I know rooms are expensive sometime in the year.I own Budget Inn in Franklin,NC if it is own your way.I will help you out.If you call me and come in the morning I won't charge you anything to shower if you have your own towels and soap.If you want to get a room call me (Ron) at 828-524-4403.Our rate is $59 to $69 right now but for hikers,its is close to half price.

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