Standing Bear Farm/Hostel
Hartford, TN


Old shed spanning our Creek is now the Cabin

In the heart of the Smoky Mountains surrounded by the 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 backcountry Appalachia was considered the "good life".

We offer lodging in our rustic bunkhouse or cabin, tent camping, hot showers, laundry, internet, mail-drops*, shuttle services, kitchen, fire pits and grills.
*A charge of $3.00/box for guests that are not staying with us.

We also have long term resupply for Hot Springs (35 miles) or Fontana (75 miles), and an assortment of fleece clothing for those cool  mountain nights.

We shuttle to these popular places: Fontana, Newfound Gap, Max Patch, Hot Springs and Erwin.
You may leave your car safely here for a small parking fee of $5.00 per day per car. Parking longer then 7 days we charge $3 per day per car.
Please call ahead for shuttles and parking availability.
If you need to make arrangements for a shuttle or just need advice in planning your section hike please call us.

We also kennel dogs.
For "thru-hikers" we care for you dog while hiking the GSMNP. We pickup or drop off your dog at Fontana Dam. The "thru-hiker" rate is $240.00 for a seven (7) day period.
Section or day hikers may leave their dog with us as well. Our daily rate is $20 per dog.

We are located 3 Appalachian Trail miles North of the GMSNP and 200 yards off the AT.
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Contact information:

Maria Guzman or Curtis Owen
4255 Green Corner Rd.
Hartford, TN  37753
Tel. - 423-487-0014
Cell - 423-608-0149

Use the above address for sending mail-drops. If possible include your ETA. Unclaimed packages after 60 days will be placed in the Hiker Box.

Nightly Rates:

Bunkhouse: $15.00 per person
Cabin: $20.00 per person
Children under 5 are free. Children 5-13 pay half price.
Tents: $15.00
Dogs: $5.00
Included with stay shower: free wifi, kitchen privileges and laundry.*
* Vintage washtubs, scrub board and electric dryer or clothesline.

Directions by car:

From Interstate 40 East - Take Exit 451 (do not cross Pigeon River), continue through stop sign and interstate underpass. Green Corner Rd. (graveled) begins after underpass. We are 1 mile up on the right (1st house).

From Interstate 40 West - Turn right onto Green Corner Rd. (graveled). We are 1 mile up on the right (1st house).


If you are interested in learning more about camping and hiking the Appalachian Trail try here:      Check out the articles section. Great forum for research and posting hiking questions.    This is Sgt Rock's site. Great information on making your own gear and hiking information.    Here you can read journals that hikers have kept.    Benton MacKaye Trail website. Everything you want to know about hiking the "BMT"!


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