And what a whirlwind of a year it's been ! Although we had been looking at the property here for 4 years (whew!) it wasn't until November of 2013 that things started rolling - and once we had the property we only had 2 weeks to open (we had promised supporters a March 1, 2014 open).

Lot's of folks made sacrifices - and at this "Thanksgiving-time-of-year" I would like to thank everyone that made this possible - especially my big brother Jeff "John Denver" Horovitz - and my "saint-of-a-wife" !

As I look up at the picture of one of our "stone-wall-bears" looking towards the Appalachian Trail (and into our future) - I just want to let y'all know that we intend to continue our efforts in making this one of the most pleasant hostel stays along the Appalachian Trail that there is - along with being one of the most unique places (offering marble foot baths, free hospital scrubs for those doing laundry, pack-shakedowns and seminars by Triple Crowner / proprietor Bob "Sir-Packs-Alot" Gabrielsen (me), 3 free shuttles into the nearby town of Hiawassee if you stay with us - and a GREAT gear / re-supply shop, the location of the famous Appalachian Trail School and also for lot's of educational programs).

WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND - with just a few days a year closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

We are located only an easy 1/2 mile west of the Appalachian Trail at Dicks Creek Gap Georgia - COME SEE US !!

our location

Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center

7675 US Hwy 76 E,

Hiawassee, GA 30546

Phone. 706-982-3252


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