the heart of the
Smoky Mountains surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest lies
Bear Farm, a turn of the century
farmstead including the original homestead, barns, outbuildings and
farmhouse. The outbuildings have now been
converted to a bunkhouse
and cabin where we offer rustic lodging to hikers and others interested
in stepping back from today's hectic
lifestyle to a
time in America's past when life in rural backcountry Appalachia was
considered the "good life". We offer
lodging in our rustic bunkhouse or cabin,
tent camping, hot showers, laundry, internet, mail-drops*, shuttle
services, kitchen, fire pits and grills. *A charge of $3.00/box for guests that are not staying with us.
also have long term
resupply for Hot Springs (35 miles) or Fontana (75 miles),
and an assortment of
fleece clothing for those cool mountain nights.
shuttle to these popular places: Fontana, Newfound Gap, Max Patch, Hot
Springs and Erwin.
You may leave your car safely here for a small
parking fee of $5.00 per day per car. Parking longer then 7 days we
charge $3 per day per car.
Please call ahead for shuttles and parking availability.
If you need to make
arrangements for a shuttle or just need advice in planning
your section hike please call us.
We also kennel dogs.
For "thru-hikers" we care for you dog while hiking the GSMNP. We pickup
or drop off your dog at Fontana Dam. The "thru-hiker" rate is $240.00
for a seven (7) day period.
Section or day hikers may leave their dog with us as well. Our daily rate is $20 per dog.
We are located 3 Appalachian Trail miles North of the GMSNP and 200 yards off the AT.
Guzman or Curtis Owen
4255 Green Corner Rd.
Tel. - 423-487-0014
the above address for sending mail-drops. If possible include your ETA.
Unclaimed packages after 60 days will be placed in the Hiker Box.
$15.00 per person
Cabin: $20.00 per person
Children under 5 are free. Children 5-13 pay half price.
Included with stay shower: free wifi, kitchen privileges
Vintage washtubs, scrub board and electric dryer or clothesline.
Directions by car:
Interstate 40 East - Take Exit 451 (do not cross Pigeon River),
continue through stop sign and interstate underpass. Green Corner Rd.
(graveled) begins after underpass. We are 1 mile up on the right (1st
From Interstate 40 West - Turn right
onto Green Corner Rd. (graveled). We are 1 mile up on the right (1st
If you are interested in
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