About this listing
The renovated "Cabbin" of Mountain Home is a hiker-friendly B&B just 120 yards east of Appalachian Trail, Route 522, Front Royal, VA. We have 6 beds, a bathroom, and a small kitchen and dining area in a cozy, comfortable space. Reserve 1-6 beds here. See "Cabbin" at Mountain Home B&B to rent whole cabin.
The “Cabbin" is a renovated historic building that was once a cabin, but is now a small brick building (with the logs still inside the walls). In the spirit of Appalachian Trail (AT) hiking, most people rent individual beds for a night or two at $28/person/night. We've hiked the trail and know to provide hiker-friendly details like boot dryers, a shaver, Q-tips, linens, hair dryer, laundry, shampoo, soap, ride into town, breakfast, etc. Walk-ins are welcome, but it's always best to call or e-mail ahead so that we can coordinate.
With a paid deposit, you can rent the whole "Cabbin" for $155/night – look for this as a separate listing on AirBnB.
The 2nd floor has 4 twin beds and a small, full bathroom. Downstairs is a small kitchen and dining area and a space with 2 futon beds and a small library. The space is air conditioned (or heated, depending upon the season).
For before and after pictures of the (historically named) "Cabbin" (and before and "in progress" pictures of the main house) look for us at: Mountain Home in Front Royal. Starting in about 2018, we will operate a full B&B from the main house, as well.
Guests can hike in from the Appalachian Trail, just north of Shenandoah National Park, or drive in and park for free. We also provide a shuttle into Front Royal for lunch/dinner, post office, resupply, etc. You can leave a car and shuttle to a hiking spot ("slack pack") for a small fee.
Interaction with guests
We are resident at Mountain Home every night we are open for guests. We greet our guests when they arrive, answer any questions they may have, provide hiking and local activity suggestions, shuttle them to and from town with suggestions on where to eat/shop/find necessary services, and serve a continental breakfast in the morning. We might even provide s'mores around a small outside fire pit on a given night :-). But if guests just want downtime to rest, read or recharge, that is fine, too. We have a small library for guests as well.
Other things to note
We can shuttle you to the 4H Center for a swim in their pool (their fees are about $5/day). Wineries and fine dining are just down the road and down the trail. Additional information is in the ATC “Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker's Companion" and AWOL's “The AT Guide".
We can't have smoking in the Cabbin. If you have a dog, contact us about housing him/her. The Cabbin is not a big place, so we generally take only 1 dog per night, and we have a few dog-related rules to make sure everyone's stay goes smoothly. There is an additional $5/night fee for dogs, which we collect from you during your stay.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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After Scott completed his AT thru-hike in 2012, we decided it would be really cool to support hikers at our own place on the Appalachian Trail. Transforming an 1847 farm house into a viable B&B has its challenges, but with faith, hope and persistence, we truly think anything is possible.
Lisa ("Anything") and Scott ("Possible")