AROUND THE BEND
Hostel & Outfitters
NOVEMBER 15, 2023, THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2024:
WE ARE CURRENTLY ON WINTER BREAK AND OUR HOSTEL & OUTFITTERS WILL BE OPEN IN A LIMITED CAPACITY WITH LIMITED SERVICES. IF WE ARE AROUND, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU! WE ARE ACCEPTING SAME-DAY RESERVATIONS ONLY (WHEN AVAILABLE). PLEASE CALL 706-389-9668 AFTER 7:00 AM ON DAY OF ARRIVAL FOR AVAILABILITY. LAUNDRY AND SHOWER INCLUDED WITH STAY, AND RESUPPLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE HOSTEL. WE WILL BE PROVIDING SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM DICKS CREEK GAP ONLY, UPON REQUEST.
WE ALSO HAVE A PRIVATE CABIN 1 MILE FROM THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL AVAILABLE ON AIRBNB...IT SLEEPS UP TO 2, HAS ITS OWN LAUNDRY, PRIVATE BATH, FULL KITCHEN, WOOD-BURNING HEATER, AND FIRE PIT! CHECK IT OUT AND BOOK NOW VIA https://airbnb.com/h/thecabinaroundthebend
WE WISH EVERYONE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
Just Around the Bend from the Appalachian Trail
0.6 miles from Dicks Creek Gap (Mile 69.2 NOBO)
Stay With Us, and Stay Close to the Trail!
Our convenient location is so close to the trail that you can walk in and out without having to worry about long-shuttle rides. You can get all the supplies and amenities you need easily - from resupplying to charging your electronics, getting a shower, doing your laundry, grabbing a bite to eat, and more - all without ever having to venture far from the trail.
Around the Bend is the perfect last stop before Franklin, NC, for northbound hikers! We have all the food and supplies you need to get you through to the next stop in your epic journey.
We are located just 0.6 miles from the Appalachian Trail at Dicks Creek Gap (off mile marker 69.2 NOBO). Free shuttles are available to and from the trailhead for hostel and outfitter guests (text with ETA for pickup 1 mile out). Walk-ins welcome too!
Breakfast, Food & Drinks
Free breakfast with stay! Sodas, frozen pizzas, and more available for sale. Vegetarian and gluten-free options. All items subject to availability.
Free Wifi available throughout the hostel. Guest computer available. Print your Smoky Mountain permit here.
Art & Entertainment
Art supplies, puzzles, board games, books, and more available for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Shared full bathrooms with towels, soap, shampoo, etc. included with stay. $5.00/shower without stay. We have plenty of hot water!
Guests can play our variety of musical instruments including several different guitars, banjo, violin, cajon and more.
Massage guns, foot massagers, yoga mats are available for guests to relax their sore muscles.
Self-service laundry. Free with stay, $5.00/person without stay. Detergent provided. Loaner clothes of all sizes available!
Guest access to 2 full kitchens with cookware and cooking supplies provided. Propane grill and griddle also available.
AT Passport Stamp
Get your "Hostel Around the Bend" stamp for your AT Passport here. AT Passports also available for sale.
Friendly hostel pets (a small hypoallergenic dog and cuddly outdoor cats) make guests feel right at home.
Top notch hostel, perfect location & excellent people! Gordon & Lisa go above & beyond the call of duty to accommodate you during your visit. A must stay during your hiking adventures. Don’t forget to let Gordon show you the all new gear shop!