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    Default Hiawassee Inn Update

    Trail Friends,

    I have waited til now to pass this info.I will be the new owner of the Hiawassee Inn tomorrow morning.After running My Winding Stair Shuttle I am heading for Hiawassee to close the deal with the bank.I haven't said anything because anytime you are dealing in a foreclosure anything can happen.

    My attorney advise me that everything was waiting for my signature tomorrow morning.If I can get the water & electric on tomorrow also I have my crew ready to hit it wide open.We are hoping to be open to rent rooms by next weekend.

    I have already bought another bus and an extra van to give the same hiker service in Hiawassee as I have gave for the last 10 years in Franklin.I will have a free morning shuttle from Unicoi Gap & Dicks Creek Gap into Hiawassee and a return shuttle back to the trail in the morning.

    They are some great local shuttlers in the area for slack packing or for my guest you can catch the bus.We will also be accepting free guest mail drops.Although I have computers for my guest in all three of my motels in Franklin,I may not have that at first in Hiawassee but the library is only a few hundred feet away.I am looking forward to serving you.

    I will be listing the new phone number of Hiawassee Inn as soon as I get it.If you need info you can call Haven's Budget Inn of Franklin. http:/FranklinBudgetInn.Com/

    For a little early on,this is the last season it will be Hiawassee Inn.I am going to Change the name to Budget Inn and the website will be http://HiawasseeBudgetInn.Com
    I have plans to make space to accommodate more hikers than before. thanks Ron

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    Good deal.
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    Congrats Ron and best of luck to you. Another great service for hikers!

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    you going to need any help for stay in a few weeks i'll be walking thru
    GRAVY

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    This is awesome. Any idea of what the rates will be?

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    cool, congratulations
    The trail was here before we arrived, and it will still be here when we are gone...enjoy it now, and preserve it for others that come after us

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    Congratulations. Good to hear that servicies are improving where they are needed most.
    Rambler

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    Great news Ron.
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    Thanks for keeping the Hiawassee Inn going. Great news!
    Take it easy, but take it...iTrod

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    Fantastic News Ron,

    I stayed at the Hiawassee Inn on both my Tru's in 04 and 08 I see no reason not to on my next.

    Just got to keep working on the wife to sign me off. See you soon Ron in Both Hiawassee and Franklin.

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    Way to go! Good Luck, I just mite one of your first 100 customers this season.
    I don't know

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    Congratulations Ron! Hiawassee just got even friendlier to hikers.
    If people spent less time being offended and more time actually living, we'd all be a whole lot happier!

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    Great news for all hikers Ron. I was very pleased with my stay at both Hiawassee Inn and at your motel in Franklin a couple of years ago. Very glad to hear you will be continuing the great services the Hiawassee Inn and you have always been know for in Hiawassee too.

    Congratulations, and Best of Luck.

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    congratulations ron!! great news
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravy4601 View Post
    you going to need any help for stay in a few weeks i'll be walking thru
    you know me.

    Quote Originally Posted by white_russian View Post
    This is awesome. Any idea of what the rates will be?
    rates for hikers will be the same as Franklin Budget Inn $39.99 1st hiker and $5ea for additional guests

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidsteer View Post
    Great news Ron.
    Thanks for all of the congradulations.It will be tough running both this year and completing total plans until after hiker season especially and me campaining for county commissioner in NC,but along about June I will call on a big hiker celebration PARTY and all of you know the rest

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    Congratulations, Ron. Happy Trails to you
    K2 Able to leap small twigs with a single bound.
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    Ron - Awesome news. Congratulations. I definitely look forward to increased "Haven Range".

    l0ngterm

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    Most businesses fail in the first year. This will never work.

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    Congrats Ron! Always grand to know there's a friendly face and good name to call on!
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebble Puppy View Post
    Most businesses fail in the first year. This will never work.
    Why the negativity? It's not like Ron's a novice at running motels - he knows what he's doing.

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