After reading some of the reviews about Little Orleans Lodge, I have to come to the rescue of Steve Huebner and his establishment. As a long time hiker of the Appalachian and C&O Canal Trails, I have patronized Steve's establishment since 2009. If you are looking for a B&B style establishment, Little Orleans Lodge is not it. As the name infers, Lodge is somewhere in between B&B and a Hostel. However, I would say that Little Orleans Lodge is more hostel than a lodge. With that said, Steve has managed to maintain and provide what I would call top notch service since opening his doors in 2001. Little Orleans Lodge primarily caters to the hiker/biker crowd along the C&O Canal Trail. Conveniently located between Hancock, Maryland and the terminus of the C&O Canal Trail in Cumberland, Maryland, Steve’s place is the only civilization for sixty miles since the B&B in Paw Paw, West Virginia closed down in 2011. As for the maintenance and cleanliness of the place, I have to salute Steve for his personal efforts here lately since he has been unable to retain qualified and reliable help. Unfortunately, most of the characters Steve has hired on as help turned out to be either alcoholics, drug addicts, or suffering from a multitude of mental ailments ranging from schizophrenic sociopath to bipolar disorder. So in defense of Little Orleans Lodge, and especially Steve, you get exactly what you pay for. A clean room with a bed and clean sheets, laundry for the asking, telephone access, shuttles upon request and a killer breakfast. As for the piles of junk, that is restaurant quality, stainless steel kitchen equipment he is going to install this winter. Oh, yea! A friend of mine said that Steve now has Wi-Fi access. So if you’re on the trail and need a place to stay, get out of the elements and a warm meal, this is the place. If you’re looking for that stuffy, potpourri in the ashtrays, antique museum bed room in a $200 a night B&B, well Little Orleans Lodge is not your cup of tea.
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