Beautiful vacation cabins and Hiker Haven in NC near Tail of The Dragon, The Cherohala Skyway, and Nantahala Gorge. 2 miles from the AT with free pick up and drop off at Stecoah Gap. Hiker Haven with hot showers and breakfast.
Operating as usual
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Mark "The Flying Pig" just came through on his thru. He did the NOC to Stecoah Gap in 3.5 hours (after doing 12 that morning) Then Stecoah Gap to Fontana in 3 hours. He stayed, resupplied, and was gone in a flash. Here he is at the gap with his glass flying pig (an homage to his Mom). Dude can move.
[05/16/20] The gate is open on the road to the Fontana Dam Visitors center. Parking is again available there.
[05/06/20] Hip, Hip Hooray! We are finally able to accept bookings starting Saturday May 9th! After over a month and a half, we will be looking forward to visitors once again at The Cabins in the Woods. Start looking for availability starting tomorrow online. The Smokies are opening Friday (limited) and we will be advising visitors to follow guidelines recommended by the FED and our local county government, but the beauty of late spring awaits. Come and get it.
We are all waiting with baited breath on whether the governor will lift the stay at home order and if our county will allow us to reopen on May 9th along with Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The road checkpoints have opened and motorcycle/sport car traffic is picking up. The creek is running strong. Our current view off the deck. Just another perfect day!
[04/19/20] By 7AM tomorrow, all checkpoints and roadblocks leading into our county (Graham, NC) will be removed. Still waiting to hear when they will allow accommodations to reopen. Current guidelines for people visiting Graham County is bring all necessary supplies/groceries and self quarantine for 14 days (or if staying for less than 14 days, for the duration). We will advise as soon as we receive guidance.
Hello everyone. We are sequestered up in the mountains weathering the storm(s) both viral and weather related. Some much needed rain today. We are still closed of course, praying for an end to all the suffering, and a return to normalcy-whatever that will become. Sharing a few pictures of doggo/human wellness hikes recently. Duke and Gracie in their element. Where's Lucy? Tearing around too fast to get a pic. We wish everyone had the access we do to open spaces with no people to avoid,. Soon friends.......soon. Keep the Faith!
Found an early bloomer
Enjoying the patch of periwinkle we found while hiking a service road. It will look even better when it blooms. Definitely no one within six feet of us! @ Graham County, North Carolina
[03/22/20] Graham County has been revising their statements hourly. The latest is they will announce road closure information on Monday the 23rd to become effective Friday the 27th. We will update as information becomes available. For now, all lodging must close at Noon on Monday the 23rd. Shuttle services are still available.
Hello everyone. We are remaining open primarily to service the Appalachian Trail Thruhiker community. People still on trail may need our services to manage the limited ability to shelter and resupply. The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is closed, however the General Store remains open for now. Our hiker cabin holds only 2 (3 if you’ve been hiking together), and with some cancellations, we may have availability in our vacation cabins as well. So far, most local restaurants remain open, and word is some will provide carry out service if and when they are required to stop dine in services. As of today (March 17th), there are only 40 reported cases of the virus in NC (no deaths) - no cases reported in Graham County.
Since we are here and staying open, we will not cancel any existing reservations for our vacation cabins. You are welcome to make reservations and come visit us, but we urge you to take precautions as recommended by the CDC and local health authorities. All of the booking services we are listed with have implemented their own COVID-19 policies, so for changes and/or information, please contact the service you use to book. We recommend when booking that you purchase travel insurance. We do keep disinfectant wipes and Lysol in each cabin. Naturally, we urge anyone that is experiencing symptoms of flu, or Corona Virus seek medical attention and practice social distancing to help curtail the spread. Here is a link to the NCDHHS so you can stay up to speed with the latest developments.
Above the clouds at Stecoah Gap. Our latest visitors MuoN, Renz, Tim, Bluejeans, Proper, Scooby, Boogie, The Hound, and Bubbles. The US and The Netherlands well represented. Hike On!
James stayed with us last night. Here is his blog from the day. It was a beautiful day.
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Beautiful snowfall at the cabins yesterday. Warming trend today and tomorrow. It wont last long.
Inka, Jayhawk, Matt, Prince, and Professor. A few of the great folks that stayed with us so far this week. A little chilly. A little snowy.
Greetings everyone. The cabins have been refreshed for the upcoming season and are ready for vacationers and hikers alike. Please let folks know about us and come see us sometime. We'd love to have you. Use one of the links below for more details.
The Graham Star
The weather was great for the first Cheoah release of the year and 100s of people were out and having fun.
The hikers are coming! The hikers are coming! 1 lamp in the Old North Church. No Navy here. Jeep, Night Train, Idiot, and Crusoe stayed with us last night and were off at the crack of dawn at Stecoah Gap this morning.
[02/19/20] Suspecting we will start seeing regular NOBO thruhikers pretty soon. Only 3 have stayed with us so far. Don't forget to reach out when you hit M150 at Stecoah Gap for shuttles, lodging, etc. We're close and can be there in 10 minutes for pickup.
Earlier than ever, and thanks to 18.5" of rain already this year, the Thunder from under (Fontana) has been flowing for several days. This video from last evening of the end of the deflector. The plumes are about 35-40' high. Quite a sight
US 441 will close tonight through the Smokies at 6PM for expected high winds per the US Park Service. Low of 19 on top with rain turning to snow. Dangerous wind chills. Hikers, be prepared and if not sheltering, stay away from widowmakers. The ground is soggy from days of rain. Here is Six who is NOBO (our 3rd so far). Sorry I blinded you with my flash
[01/26/20] Upper Nantahala River yesterday. Saw a couple preparing to kayak and one brave fly fisherman.
Cowboy Bill and Rascal stayed with us last night to thaw out. Now they are continuing their A.T. journey today at Yellow Creek Gap on a cold but sunny day.
[01/15/20] Finally got around to updating our website. Check it out at www.thecabinsinthewoods.com
ChanellSOBO and her support crew. She's doing everything she can to get this thru hike done. Weather be damned. Flipped to go NOBO for a while. First hiker here in 2020. Good luck!
Our last hiker guests of the year. Krista and Lindsey knocked off the Stecoah to Fontana section and helped us celebrate NYE and the first click of the 2020 year! Look for our Hiker Album tomorrow.
Fresh Ground and his Leapfrog Cafe serving AT hikers at Stecoah Gap yesterday. Winnie and her human stayed with us and headed out SOBO this morning to finish their thru hike.
Bullwinkle, Cottonwood, and Sprinkles. Southbound AT thruhikers. At Stecoah Gap after an overnight and fuel up at our place. Only 150 to go. Wishing them Godspeed.
Book from the UK is booking it Southbound from Stecoah Gap after a couple of recharge days here. Keep on truckin'.
The hikers are still out there. SOBOS Wizard, Mange, and Pale Ale are nearly done. Curly and Outback are out there knocking off a few sections. Wishing them great hiking, clear skies and warmer nights!
Winter AT hikers be like (yes, we're open)
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