WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    10-19-2006
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY.
    Age
    67
    Posts
    16

    Default Laurel Fork Lodge/hostel

    I am getting ready to hike a section that includes the Dennis Cove area and would like to stay at the Laurel Fork Lodge.....I tried to call today to confirm they were open.....handbook just says March to October...no definate dates and no answer on the phone....just the answering machine so......anybody know if /when they open?

    Thanks,

    Bluebelle

  2. #2

    Default

    Brady will call you back when he gets the message you could also stay at the Kinkora?
    "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

  3. #3

    Default

    Stay at Kincora. Top notch.
    Cabin Fever
    You need God—to hope, to care, to love, to live.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-20-2002
    Location
    Damascus, Virginia
    Age
    62
    Posts
    31,235

    Default

    or push on to hampton and stay at braemer castle. it won't be crowded like kincora is and you don't have to rely on a shuttle for resupply

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    10-19-2006
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY.
    Age
    67
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Hey Lone Wolf, good to hear from you! Hope you are feeling great! We will be in Damascus on Friday to drop off the car and shuttle down to Erwin.....this the need for a maildrop and lodging at Dennis Cove. I have stayed at Kincora....yes it is topnotch ....just thought we would try something else this time. I could try Braemer......just didn't think of that...hopefully I will hear something tomorrow a.m. as I need to get a maildrop in the mail.....thanks again,

    Bluebelle

  6. #6
    Registered User Tennessee Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-10-2007
    Location
    Morganton, North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,541
    Journal Entries
    1
    Images
    242

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebelle View Post
    I am getting ready to hike a section that includes the Dennis Cove area and would like to stay at the Laurel Fork Lodge.....I tried to call today to confirm they were open.....handbook just says March to October...no definate dates and no answer on the phone....just the answering machine so......anybody know if /when they open?

    Thanks,

    Bluebelle
    Laurel Fork Lodge is ok. It mainly gets its business from its cabins and lodge. The hostel is just something extra they offer. They should be officially opening up the hostel for the year with in the next couple weeks. Usually you have to make arrangements with them before the crowd hits the area.

    They offer a menu of frozen foods and small snacks.

    Usually the manager is out working on the grounds or in town. So you message will be returned soon.

    If you stayed at Kincora, Braemar Castle is also great. Just take the blue blazed trail along the Laurel Fork into Hampton. Walk into town, and its near the end of Dennis Cove Road. The Browns (the owners) also run the local market.
    ''Tennessee Viking'
    Mountains to Sea Trail Maintainer
    Former TEHCC (AT) Maintainer
    Falls Lake Trail: 2011

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    02-19-2003
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    73
    Posts
    1,979
    Images
    1

    Default

    We plan on staying at both Laurel Fork and Kincora since they are about 11 miles apart. We're camping the first four nights, then staying at hostels the last two. At least that's the plan for now. We'll see next week how it goes.

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    We plan on staying at both Laurel Fork and Kincora since they are about 11 miles apart.
    Umm, sorry, thier 1/2 mile apart and on the same road. LF is 1/4 mile one way and Kincora 1/4 mile the other way at the road crossing.

    Next stop north would be Hampton and the castle thing.
    Follow slogoen on Instagram.

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •