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Standing Bear Farm / Hostel

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Iowa City, Iowa
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this place is its location. After a long hike out of the Smokies its a great place to stop, rest and resupply. Ive heard negative comments about the place (only a porta potty, shower water pressure), but as hostels go its way better than some. Clean sheets, hot food, shower and lots of interesting people. They... More 

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Thank SchmitFace
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My son and I stopped to spend the night and try to get a shuttle out the next day to pick up a rental car. The owner, Maria, very kindly and generously offered to get us there that night before they closed. This meant less money for her because we did not stay. She really cares about the wellbeing of... More 

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Thank Shelly M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours during our AT thru-hike. Lumpy was so friendly and the whole ambiance very cozy and relaxing. We didn't stay overnight, but did manage a very solid resupply. They had anything you could be looking for, including cold beers! Whether you pop in for a pit stop or stay the night, definitely worth the... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the grungy hiker hostel which I had no problem with along my two month AT section hike last year, it's just part of the experience! They also board dogs through the smokies as they aren't allowed through that section. I had phone conversations ahead of time and everyone was so nice and made me feel at ease sending my... More 

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3 Thank Maija D
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere -- relatively good resupply - cool people. It's obviously not a luxury hotel, but it's the type of atmosphere that caters well to thru hikers. I took a Nero here and had a great time. Fires at night, and really fair pricing.

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Thank Chad V
Colorado Springs
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636 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Let's strty with the positives. The shower is hot, the food is reasonably priced especially considering how limited dining options are in the area, Lumpy and Morgan are friendly and helpful. There's an overall kicked back, down home atmosphere here that I enjoy. I know this is a rustic hostel in the hills and sure didn't expect anything fancy. That... More 

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4 Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Mattoon, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Our group stopped as a midpoint of our week hike on the AT from Hot Springs NC to Newfound Gap. Very friendly, Maria and Lumpy were great. Half our group stayed over in the cabin and half were shuttled back to Hot Springs. Prices were very reasonable for being the only option available in that area on the AT. Good... More 

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Thank Preston O
Fayetteville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very fine place. Cabin is very comfortable and straddles a creek. Plenty of good food. Friendly social atmosphere. Rocket is very helpful and a great host. Kitchen to cook in, microwave, pizza oven. Warm shower. We've made a point of going there 3 years in a row. "I'll be back."

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Thank optobob5_13
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed here when I thru-hiked in 2012. I never got a round to posting a review, but I saw the negative review from hikingman, and I had to chime in. First of all, this is a hostel! This is NOT the Hilton or Hampton! If you're a true hiker, and a thru-hiker at that, this is an oasis. It's... More 

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4 Thank Chris C
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed staying at SBH. The caretaker, Rocket, was welcoming, helpful, showed us around, created a community spirit, which is so important for the quality of the traveling experience. We and other fellow travelers gathered with Rocket in the "kitchen" to chat late into the night. The night was quiet and peaceful, despite a prolonged visit from a bear... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hostel is like taking a step back in time. We cater mostly to Appalachian Trail hikers, but offer a rustic atmosphere surrounded by Nat'l Forest. We have a store with food & gear. Bunkhouse sleeps 14, cabin sleeps 4-6, tree house sleeps 2. Many tent sites. No TV. We have hot showers & provide towels, linens, hiking advice, shuttles. Group rates available. "Hillbilly" architecture & feel. Unique. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Standing Bear Farm / Hostel

Address: 4255 Green Corner Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2627
Location: United States > Tennessee > Hartford
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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