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Bear's Den Hostel

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Toney, Alabama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were section hiking the AT last week from Harper's Ferry to Waynesboro, Virginia. We hiked in from Harper's Ferry, stayed at the shelter en route and got hiking the next day. The Bear's Den sits in the section of the trail called the "roller coaster"- very steep ups and downs. We had to call Glenn, the...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I stayed overnight at the Bear's Den while hiking the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia and northern Virginia. It serves as a perfect halfway point on the AT between Harper's Ferry and Shenandoah National Park; one could easily hike from Harper's Ferry, stay at Bear's Den, then continue hiking down to Mountain Home north of Shenandoah. I chose to park...

1Thank Jeff K
Valdez, Alaska
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I stayed here for a night on my long distance Appalachian Trail backpacking trip. Very clean hostel, affordable and friendly family that runs the place. The location is conveniently located right off the trail. Its a very unique place to stay and I highly recommend staying here. They have a hiker special that includes bunk, showers, laundry, pizza, soft drink...

1Thank jmccoy2008
Reviewed 16 December 2015

On the Appalachian trial, Bear's Den is a great place for a moderate hike with children. I have been walking their trails for almost 30 years. Right on the Loudoun County/Clarke County border, it is accessible for DC folks and the views of the Valley from the rock outcroppings are stunning!

Thank Dorri O
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Dana & John, we had a fabulous Easter! You two and Glenn really made our Virginia stop on our roadtrip such a pleasure. It was so peacefully magical perched there in the woods, all the hikers love of Mother Nature nestled into the walls and foundations. Its simply, Nirvana. Thank you, hugs ;-) Ah yes, you're asking about the ghost...

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Grosse Pointe, michigan
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We met our daughter and her cousin at the Bears Den to congratulate them on making it halfway through the Appalachian Trail. There are 10 bunks, showers, washer dryer and pizza and pint of Ben and Gerry's ice cream for dinner. Banana pancakes for breakfast. The staff was wonderful. The second night we stayed in a private room with a...

Thank rschneider1025
Salina, Kansas
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stayed one night while hiking the A.T. Staff is very accommodating, place is beautiful! Ice Cream, Pizza, Soda, Pancakes. The view of the sunset is an astonishing and wonderful view. Recommended for all thru hikers to stop and visit!

2Thank whisperingwind36
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed one night at the Bear's Den while hiking the AT. There are many options available to guests: pitching your tent in the yard, sleeping on a bunk bed in a few different areas (including what I heard termed "the women's room"), a private cottage, and a private room with your own shower/toilet. Built in the 30's out of...

1Thank fly_momFl
Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Stayed here 2 nights while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. It is about 100 yards from the AT so easy to find. For $30 you get a frozen pizza, soda, and pint of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, plus a bunkbed to sleep on. Laundry machine and a place to hang out. Bear's Den Rocks view at sunset is famous....

Thank PAQ
Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

Patrice and Justin provide a pleasant retreat for this section hiker. The den is exceptionally clean and well organized. The Den has everything a hiker needs, including utensils for meals, sitting areas with piano and a rocker, and a huge dining room. A shower and bargain pizza plus ice cream address basic needs. Our visit was delightful.

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Address: 18393 Blueridge Mountain Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135-1817
Region: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Bluemont
Number of rooms: 20
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“not a hotel - a hostel and place to hike”
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