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    Default Happy Hiker Hollow-Atkins Va

    We are sorry to announce that we are closed for renovations until 2012-Please send your boxes to The Barn resturant (see guide books for info). Also good place to park.
    As soon as we were able to move into this 1842 farm house we were helping hikers-and our list of things we need to do got longer & longer.And YES bad hiker behavior did play into this decision.We hope to re-open with new guidelines that will both please the hiker & us.
    Our shuttle driver is still going strong from as far as Johnson City to Perisburg & beyond- home-276-7833604 cell- 276-2438149 His name is Skip-wife's name Linda. Have a great hike!!!!!

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    I'm so happy I made it through this year and got to stay there! But also happy if y'all are doing the right thing and getting your house in order, more ways than one, if that needs to be done.

    I'll still recommend y'all to future hikers! And same goes for Skip, our shuttle driver. He was great!

    RainMan

    P.S. Do you know about the hostel opening just north of you, near O'Lystery, just off VA 42? Would it be an alternative for hikers in '11, possibly?

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    We had many positive reports from 2010 thruhikers regarding your place. Best of luck with the renovations. The 2012 hikers will be in for a treat !!!!
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    Thanks guys-it was a pleasure having you!

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    I enjoyed my stay last year. Sure beat the alternative!

    Oh, and the food was spectacular!

    All the best.

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    Sorry to hear about this. I was thinking of all the renovations on my own house I have to do but your house is 100 years older than mine so BEST OF LUCK.
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    I live in an 1860's era house and know the feeling!! Is it looking like you will be open in June'12? Where are you located from the trail?

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    Default Renovations

    How are the renovations going? Will you be open for the 2012 season?

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    FYI I just called the shuttler that rambunny referred to and she told me the happy hiker hollow is NOT open in 2012.
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    Sorry this took so long, Aqua is in stage 5 kidney failure, since April our world has been turned upside down.He is handling it way better than i sometimes but we are fighting the good fight-it's not cancer ,it could be worse. We trust God things will work out. We hope to be helping hikers in the future still. Happy Trails

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    Rambunny, am so sorry to hear that! Best to you both.

    We really enjoyed our stay, your shuttling us, AND the great food. Here's hoping future hikers can experience the same once more soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambunny View Post
    Sorry this took so long, Aqua is in stage 5 kidney failure, since April our world has been turned upside down.He is handling it way better than i sometimes but we are fighting the good fight-it's not cancer ,it could be worse. We trust God things will work out. We hope to be helping hikers in the future still. Happy Trails
    God Bless rambunny- I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to hear a good report next time...trusting God will work things out for the good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambunny View Post
    Sorry this took so long, Aqua is in stage 5 kidney failure, since April our world has been turned upside down.He is handling it way better than i sometimes but we are fighting the good fight-it's not cancer ,it could be worse. We trust God things will work out. We hope to be helping hikers in the future still. Happy Trails
    Sorry to hear this. He shuttled me a few times early last year. Met me with a drink and a couple candy bars. Nice guy.

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    Thanks ya'all,we know God's got a plan in mind and we're trusting Him. Happy Trails

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    Very sorry to hear this. Take care.







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