Standing Bear Farm
Hikers' Hostel

Rustic Appalachian Trail Lodging.

A great place to stop, relax, and take in the ambience of the trail!


About Us

In the heart of the Smoky Mountains surrounded by Cherokee National Forest lies Standing Bear Farm, a turn of the century multi-generational farmstead  including the original homestead, barns, outbuildings and farmhouse. The outbuildings have now been converted to a bunkhouse and cabin where we offer rustic lodging to hikers and others interested in stepping back from today's hectic lifestyle to a time in America's past when life in rural back-country Appalachia was considered the "good life".   

We are located 3 miles north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park only 200 yards from the Appalachian Trail.

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 We are first-come, first-served in season (March-May), however reservations are available at all other times of the year by contacting us via phone @4234870014 (Business) or @4236080149 (Cell). Hike or drive-in. Business hours: 8am-8pm. Call ahead if arriving early in the morning or late at night. 

Shuttles and Kenneling


 We offer shuttles to various locations on and off the trail. Please call us for prices and scheduling or you may email to get a price quote. Price varies based on party size, distance, and road closures. Give us a call to inquire about our kenneling and shuttle service for your furry friends that are not allowed in the GSMNP.  



We have trail-foods and ready-to-make foods available on site for all your hiking needs. We also have a camp fuel for sale as well as toiletries and other trail essentials. Restock on essential food items to get you on to Hot Springs (northbound) or through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (southbound). We also have items to cook on hand such as pizzas, burgers, and much more! Looking to quench the thirst built over many hard trodden miles? We've got you covered with sodas, electrolyte drinks, and beer! 



Mail-drops can be sent to: 4255 Green Corner Road Hartford, TN 37753. Please put hikers name/trailname and expected arrival date on package. We charge $3/package pickup at our location, however it is complementary with stay. 

Hammock and Tent Camping


We have a limited number of hammock and tent sites at our location. Tent sites will vary in price by party and tent size. 



Please call Maria at (423) 487-0014 or on her cell at (423) 608-0149. Or Email:

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