COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff during this global pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close the Hiker Hostel and discontinue our shuttle service until further notice.
As a small business, we appreciate your support and are working hard to keep our doors open at Barefoot Hills without compromising anyone’s safety. We have made the decision to limit our hours of operation to Thursday-Sunday reservations for the month of April. In line with the Lumpkin County guidelines, we will not be able to serve our usual continental breakfast as all dine-in situations are no longer allowed. We have discontinued ALL foodservice until further notice.
That being said, we hope you will choose to stay with us! During this time of social distancing, there is no better escape than to a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains. Our accommodations are spaced out throughout the property with outdoor entrances to each cabin, room, and suite. We are taking extra precautions to clean all surfaces in the rooms between visits. So, please join us for a change of scenery, some fresh mountain air, and a chance to unplug during this stressful time.
If you can’t make the trip but are interested in helping our business during this time, you can book a mountain weekend for the Fall or purchase a gift card to use at a later date. We appreciate your support! Thank you.
2021 THRU-HIKer Package
Available February 15, 2021 - April 30, 2021
- One night in a Bunk in the Hiker Hostel accommodation
- To-go Breakfast Pack
- Upgraded room of your choice (subject to availability)
- Shuttle to Hiker Hostel and Barefoot Hills from either North Springs MARTA or Gainesville Bus Station (see below for scheduled times)
- Shuttle from Hiker Hostel and Barefoot Hills to Springer Mountain or Amicalola Falls the following morning to begin your Thru-Hike
We have fuel and hiking essentials available for purchase. For our hikers that prefer a private room at our Barefoot Hills property, we also serve beer, wine, and food in our Hills cafe, so you can relax before beginning your Thru-Hike.
For those traveling with pets, Barefoot Hills allows dogs in their private rooms, however, we do not allow dogs at Hiker Hostel due to communal living areas.
NOTE: Please choose multiple shuttles in the quantity tab if you're bringing multiple people in your party
* North Springs MARTA pickup is every day at 2:30pm
* Gainesville Greyhound Bus Station pickup is on Wednesdays at 3:00pm
* Springer Mountain and Amicalola Falls dropoff leaves Barefoot Hills at 8:00am and Hiker Hostel at
** Please note that all MARTA and Greyhound station shuttles are non-refundable
Please note tax is 13% (5% hotel and 8% sales)
This is a one-stop-shop for starting your NOBO journey on the Appalachian Trail. Book your bunk and shuttles together without the hassle.
Your Thru-Hiker Experience consists of the following:
- Shuttle to the Hiker Hostel at Barefoot Hills from one of our pickup locations (see options below). Shuttle pricing per person. Pickup at 2:00pm.
- One-Night Stay in a Bunk
- To-Go breakfast before departure to trail
- Shuttle to Amicalola Falls Approach Trail the following morning. Scheduled to leave the hostel after breakfast (approx. 8:30am)
Shuttle Pickup Locations & Times:
- Gainesville Greyhound Bus Station (Mondays Only) at 2:00 pm
- Tuesday: North Springs MARTA Station (Tuesdays Only) at 2:00 pm
- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Wednesdays Only) at 2:00 pm
Payment for shuttles is required at the time of booking. Shuttle bookings are non-refundable.
*Please call (770) 312-7342 for more a la carte options and dates available. If you do not need a shuttle to the Hiker Hostel, you may book an individual bunk and shuttle to the trail separately.
- A Bunk in our co-ed, sociable, shared-space at our Hiker Hostel location
- Upgrade to a private accommodation at our Barefoot Hills location and receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate
- Includes a complimentary continental breakfast with fruit, cereal, toast, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs and coffee
- COVID-19 UPDATE: In line with the Lumpkin County guidelines, we will not be able to serve our usual continental breakfast as all dine-in situations are no longer allowed. We have discontinued ALL foodservice through the month of April 2020.
- Dogs are welcome to join you in one of our private accommodations for a $45 pet fee, per stay. We do not allow dogs at the Hiker Hostel due to the shared space.
- Pickup from North Springs MARTA station daily at 2:30PM
- Pickup from Gainesville Greyhound Bus Station Wednesdays at 3PM
- Drop-off at Amicalola Falls (departs daily from Barefoot Hills at 8AM and Hiker Hostel at 8:15AM)
- Drop-off at Springer Mountain parking lot (departs daily from Barefoot Hills at 8AM and Hiker Hostel at 8:15AM)
If you do not need transportation to the properties and would just like to book a bunk and/or shuttle to the trail, we offer an a la carte option for reservations.
In the case of inclement weather or needing a break from the trail, you may also reserve a bunk for the night and shuttle back to the trail the next morning. We do ask that you give us a call if you need pickup from the trail to ensure someone is available to get you as soon as possible.