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“Hike in to the Hike INN”
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Len Foote Hike Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Dawsonville B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We spent two nights at the Len Foote Hike Inn in February. A moderate hike of five miles gets you to a bunk bed, hot dinner, breakfast and shower. The inn has compostable toilets which are amazing (Showers and toilets are located in a separate building) Food is carbohydrate heavy with no accommodation for special diets (they will cook for vegetarians). It is served family style and the clear message is take no more than you can eat to avoid waste. No cell phones allowed, no TV, couldn't even get a weather report so you are definitely away from it all. Staff very friendly with a clear message "it is what it is". Lovely views in winter. I imagine that spring and fall would be great times to see wildflowers and fall colors. Great place to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I cannot say enough about this experience. And that's exactly what it is, an experience. The grounds are amazing. The views are phenomenol and the staff is both friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I am a scoutmaster with the boy scouts and the staff even taught me a few things about the outdoors that I didn't know. The hike in to the Inn is moderately challenging with breathtaking views and lots of wildlife. The trail is well marked and very well kept. As i was hiking in, everyone that was hiking out that i passed stopped and talked about their experience and the thing veryone was talking about the most was the food. After i sat down to dinner that night, I understood why. They do not skimp on the meals. Truly local food utilizing local farms. They even have stone-ground grits from a local gristmill. If you love nature, dont mind sleeping in a bunkbed in your own little room, and you dont mind a 5 mile hike to get there. This is definitely the place for you. I paln to make this a yearly trip.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Charles B
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was my second trip and I'm sure I'll be back. Easy to moderate walk on a well maintained trail. It was the middle of the winter so the leaves were down and we had great views along the trail and at the inn. The inn is clean, the food is good and the staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. The family dining and the game room facilitate meeting the other hikers staying at he inn. Only downside was the wrestling match I had getting the fitted sheet to stay on the top bunk (-:

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank gsk24
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nice invigorating hike. The inn is comfortable, meals are hearty, we had good company in the other guests. Very interesting tour of the inn, including the vermiculture in the basement - very cool, reminded us of home. We had a "bug lecture" in the evening which was fascinating, to my surprise (my husband is a scientist, so was enraptured). We slept like the dead, and were up before dawn to catch the brilliant sunrise. We'd recommend this place for anyone who wants a peaceful, posh camping experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Larry B
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

This was the most fun ever. There is a 5 mile walk through the woods to get there. It was fall. The leaves were changing. It was enchanting. The inn itself was a real prize. The rooms were luxurious for a backkpacker. The food was great. They could even avcompdate a vegan diet. The communal meals meant we made lots of new friends. And sunrise high up in the mountains was quite an event. It was a short hike from Len Foote to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. This place is a gem that we will return to again and again.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Tom G
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Hike Inn is a 'backcountry lodge' located in Amicalola State Park. Guests arrive by hiking to the lodge on one of two trails (5 to 5.5 miles each). They provide a very basic room with a bunk bed as well as dinner and breakfast the next morning. The hikes are both relatively easy with not a lot of up and down. The lodge has hot showers and composting toilets as well as a Sunrise Room with lots of games, books and puzzles. Definitely worth a visit if you are capable of doing a 5 mile hike. Be sure to be there by 5 PM for the facility tour and check out the solstice feature at sunrise.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ray M
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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

The Hike Inn is very interesting. The food is very good. The place is spotless. The rooms have bare necessities - a pair of bunk beds, a small mirror and coat hooks. It's a little pricey for what you get but it's a great concept and the buildings are beautiful and eco-friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Debvess
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Additional Information about Len Foote Hike Inn

Address: Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Location: United States > Georgia > Dawsonville
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dawsonville
Price Range: $65 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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