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The Hike Inn

3204 Fontana Road, Fontana Dam, NC 28733
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used The Hike Inn for shuttle service along the AT, but did not stay at the Inn. Jeff and Nancy are very friendly and helpful, they have been doing this a long time and know their stuff. Jeff has over 1 million miles of shuttle experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was on a section hike, and arranged a stay at the Hike Inn for a night. Found it to be very clean and comfortable. It's an older property, but it has been well maintained and would not hesitate to stay there again!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The room smelled of cat urine. The bed sheets were dirty, and the comforter was stained with what looked to be blood. Highly disappointed because I heard through a friend that this was the place to go. WRONG!! Unless you are into staying at dirty dive hotels, take your business elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I'm writing this review after having read the current reviews on this site and I believe, based on my experiences, that they deserve 5 stars. I've used "The Hike Inn" on 3 different occasions. One was a normal drop-off from Fontana Dam to Amicalola Falls State Park Georgia and two were last minute, " I bit off more than I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was referred to the Hike Inn as a reputable shuttle service for the AT. Wrong. They did not call me to cancel the shuttle in advance. Therefore, an hour down the road when I called (to confirm as a courtesy), I was told that they wouldn't be shuttling me the next morning. The experience left me in a lurch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Compared to sleeping under a tarp on the ground this place is the perfect recovery location. If you aren't a hiker there are probably better places. If you have a trail name then this is the place to stay along the AT.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

My son Tom and I are section-hiking the Appalachian Trail and needed a place to stay near Fontana Dam last week. Jeff and Nancy's "Hike Inn" came up on a Google search so I called them and booked our stay. This turns out to have been a very good choice, because you're getting much more than a clean room and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Jeff and Nancy are wonderful people that attend to all hikers needs. Shuttle services from the trail, laundry included! and along with lodging. If your looking for a great value with hiker friendly services, look no further. We found this place by word of mouth along the trail and we weren't disappointed. Included was a free shuttle trip to town.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Although the owners were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the bed was extremely uncomfortable and the room was old and tired. Probably would stay elsewhere next time.

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