PLEASE READ: There are 40 spots. If you see less than 40 on the "attending" list, there are spots available. The wait list does not matter. Whomever pays first gets to go first. Only paid Crappers will be moved to the "attending" list and rooming list. Do not be discouraged by the wait list. Email me and I will add you to the wait list and send you the information to get me your payment.
IN CELEBRATION OF VALENTINE'S AND PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND, ITS KISS MY POTUS (President of the United States) AT GEORGIA'S COOLEST ECO-LODGE!!!
This will be the 6TH YEAR in a row, we've take over North Georgia's ONLY ECO LODGE!
THIS IS AN AMAZING 2-NIGHT STAY AND THE FOOD IS INCREDIBLE!!! (And they can accommodate vegetarians and vegans)
We "hike in" with the clothes on our backs and maybe a backpack as well...
AND BEST OF ALL...
We have the ENTIRE Inn to ourselves!!! FOR TWO NIGHTS!!! Woo-hoo!
This event is Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17.
Price includes ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TWO NIGHTS, 4 MEALS (SATURDAY DINNER, SUNDAY BREAKFAST & DINNER and MONDAY BREAKFAST), the HIKE, the LAUGHTER, the GOOD PEEPS, the STORIES, the GAMES and an AMAZING TIME!
The 5.5 mile hike is moderate to lightly strenuous. Up and down hills but with a group this size everyone will find someone to hike with going at a nice pace.
This event will occur rain or shine.
Sign up EARLY to SAVE $$$.
SPECIAL PRICE: The sooner you sign up the cheaper it is to go. This event ALWAYS sells out. Adults only.
BUT 3 MEMBERS ARE SELLING THEIR SPOT FOR $150.00
$175.00 through July 31st.
$185 through September 30th.
$195 after September 30th.
Sunday sack lunch - $6.00 (BRING CASH TO PAY FOR THIS)
A minimum TIP of $5.00 ($10 for your 2-night stay) per day per person is HIGHLY recommended. Most folks usually tip more. The staff goes out of their way for our group.
This is a first-pay-first serve event. You are guaranteed a spot when I receive your payment. PayPal me at [masked]. Make sure you choose "family and friends" and use a direct bank transfer, otherwise, PayPal charges a service fee which I will need to pass onto you.
REFUND POLICY: I will only refund you (minus $20 cancellation fee per spot) after I have found someone to fill your spot(s).
Please post in your RSVP if you have any allergies and if you are a vegan/vegetarian.
About The Facilities
Hike Inn merchandise & snacks, small library, wood burning stove
Family style dining serving hearty dinners & breakfasts. Trail lunches available upon request and fee. Wood burning stove
20 rooms with bunk beds - Comfortable 7-foot-long mattresses - all bed linens provided. Electric light and fan. Screened doors open to shared porch. Temperature controlled by fans & heat panels
Hot showers - all shower linens provided; soap, shampoo, and hair dryers provided. Odor-free, eco-friendly composting toilets
Wood burning stoves. Board games & puzzles. Eastern view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wrap Around Porches with Adirondack chairs.
A Typical Visit
Begin your hike by registering at the Visitors Center located within Amicalola Falls State Park. The Visitors Center offers snacks and other essentials for your pack. After checking in, you are encouraged to explore the Southeast’s highest waterfall or enjoy a meal at the Amicalola Falls Lodge. Begin your hike by 2:00 p.m. to allow plenty of time for arrival. A conservation-minded facility tour is offered at 5:00 p.m., and a family-style dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. throughout the year. Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. and checkout is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. daily.
Guests arrive on foot! A moderate 5-mile hike takes you past beautiful vistas and creeks. Upon arrival, you will check in and go to your private room, which has bunk beds. Dinners are served family style, followed by an evening program about the natural or cultural resources of the Southern Appalachians. Early birds should not miss daybreak from the Sunrise Room. After a hot breakfast, explore the wilderness around the Hike Inn or head back to the park. Trail lunches, snacks, Hike Inn T-shirts, and limited hiking gear are available at the inn. Those staying two nights may want to hike to Springer Mountain, 4.4 miles away, which is the beginning of the Appalachian Trial. Leave your worries behind-Enjoy your wilderness retreat!
NO SMOKING, PETS, BEEPERS, CELL PHONES, RADIOS OR TVs ALLOWED.
The Hike Inn is a Pack It In, Pack It Out facility. No trash cans are provided.
What to Wear & Bring
Wear sturdy, comfortable boots or shoes and bring more than one change of socks. Layered, lightweight clothing will allow you to adjust to temperature changes without having to carry too many clothes in your pack. Rain gear is a must. Remember a flashlight, toiletries, camp shoes, insect repellent, sun screen and a first aid kit. Many guests also bring a camera to capture the scenic beauty. DON’T FORGET TO BRING AMPLE DRINKING WATER FOR YOUR HIKE TO THE INN! Untreated stream water is not safe for drinking. The Hike Inn has a 'refill station' for your water bottle.
If you RSVP with a guest, I will put you two in the same room. If you wish to room with someone, write that in your RSVP. Otherwise, I will pair folks according to gender. But depending on ratio some rooms may be mixed. When I receive your payment, I will add you to a room.
Rm: John & Amy
Rm: Maybel & Toni Headen
Rm: RC & Alan
Rm: Clay D & +1
Rm: Regina M. & Young Lora
Rm: Jill Vanot & +1
Rm: Brad & +1 (Denise)
Rm: Margaret P & Julia
Rm: Laura James & Tom James
Rm: Racer Todd & +1
Rm: Kari Salomon & Jennifer
Rm: Monica Crews & Tess
Rm: Michael Lucker & Danny (Sun Only)
Rm: Jill & Julie U
Rm: Earl & +1
Rm: Melanie & Katie Carey
Rm: Michael Hirshmann & Devin
Rm: Allesen & Katherine
Rm: Two Guests Already There :) (Sat only)
Rm: Jacalyn & +1
Again, a TIP of $5.00 per person per day would be nice from everyone. Please tip more if you'd like. There are baskets and boxes for you to leave your tips. Also, last time we had live music both nights so tips are encouraged for those providing music as well...
For those staying until Monday, we will be doing a day hike on Sunday.
Hike to Springer Mtn. It's 4.4. miles (8.8 miles round trip) north from the Inn's front porch. We'll eat our sack lunch at the top. It's the official end or beginning of the App. Trail.
For the hike out - some of you may want to go back down the hike inn trail.. and others might want the more streneous 5.2 mile hike on the Approach Trail.. both end up back in the same parking area. We will be happy to show you those options here as well.
WE WILL BE MEETING AT 12:00PM AT THE TRAILHEAD AND START HIKING NO LATER THAN 12:15PM, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.
You may start earlier if you'd like. If you don't hike with us at 12:15pm YOU NEED TO CHECK-IN BY 2PM!!! Otherwise, they won't let you hike.
It's about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta and you must check in at the Trading Post which is in the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center just inside the park entrance so allow time for all of this.
LET ME REITERATE, WE WILL START HIKING PROMPTLY AT 12:15pm
For those of you who can not make 12:15pm or wish to hike earlier, feel free to post comments to arrange carpooling and your own starting times. According to their website, the hike is 5 miles and takes 2 - 4 hours. I believe it took us about 2.5 hours last year.
Here is a link to their map to get you there.
All guests must check in at the Visitors Center which is in Amicalola Falls State Park, just inside the park entrance. When you check in, you will be told where to park your car near the trailhead at the top of Amicalola Falls. There are evening programs being offered each night if you would like to attend. We will know what these are closer to the dates.
If you hike in a bottle of wine (just an FYI - alcohol is NOT permitted in GA State Parks so bring at your own risk), remember, you MUST carry it back out with you when you leave.
Again, read all about Hike Inn and their rules here... http://hike-inn.com/faq/