Wood's Hole Hostel is a glorious spot for a zero day along the Appalachian Trail or a romantic getaway. It's about 25 miles west of Blacksburg, VA (where my friend, Howard, used to live) and a half-mile from the Trail.
This rustic retreat must raise about $13,000 in order to comply with the health inspector's order to install a new septic tank.
Please Note: If you send them ten bucks now, you won't have to endure reading this entire story. Trust me, it's worth it.
Having watched 1.37 bazillion TV game shows, I don't remember anyone ever winning a new septic system as a Grand Prize, even on Cash Cab, my favorite, or Queen for a Day, the worst show ever.
That's not an option for the folks who share the goodness of Wood's Hole Hostel with hikers and regular people, so they're asking for donations.
AT hikers can avail themselves of a few dandy services at Wood's Hole Hostel:
In addition to the hostel, fancy folks can get fancy massages, saunas and sit for a spell in the splendiferous setting sipping herbal tea while pondering how to inspire their kids to leave their rooms and hit the Trail.
The only thing the happy hostel needs is a septic system.
Is that too much to ask?
This information might be outdated, but it appears they've received about $3,000 toward their goal of $17,000. (My poor math skills tell me that works out to about nine people getting off a train in Albany and 17 peaches shared among 11 individuals.)
They need money for stuff that isn't in anybody's budget:
A new shower facility will be part of the upgrade because the soil scientist recommended including one during the construction. That means:
If that doesn't thrill you, you're not a thru-hiker.
Tags: Attractions, Tourism, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and News
Wood's Hole Hostel, near the Appalachian Trail outside Pearisburg, VA, is both mythical among hikers & mystical to all who stay for a meal or a night.
The famous Hiker Hostel in North Georgia is owned by Saints: Josh & Leigh. Need a ride the Appalachian Trail or a sweet bed for a night? Call Hiker Hostel.
Published Mar 29, 2016. The Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega, GA, is for sale. Is this your big chance to pursue a dream?
The Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge is good medicine for sore feet, aching backs and lonely Appalachian Trail hikers in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
TOG: The Happy Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center sits on a hill a half-mile away from the Appalachian Trail. Find your rest, food & new friends at TOG.
Published Aug 16, 2014.
Read about the most famous places on the Appalachian Trail.
For Bob Gabrielsen & the Top of Georgia Hostel, it's the best of times in what could be the worst of times. They're open for business, unless they evacuate.
When you have a moment, hike the Appalachian Trail online with us. We'll take you to places you haven't seen & introduce you to hikers you haven't met. Yet.
The Open Arms Hostel at the Edge of Town in Luray, VA, is the perfect place to rest before or after you hike the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoahs.