1/2 mile off the Appalachian Trail in Southwest Virginia. A hostel for hikers since 1986.
Wood’s Hole Hostel serves the Appalachian Trail community as well as couples, families, and groups. Enjoy communal meals, yoga, organic gardening and more during your stay.
Wood’s Hole Hostel is located on 100 acres of land, surrounded on three sides by the Jefferson National Forest and protected by 780 acres of privately owned land. Located in Southwest Virginia, an easy drive from both I-77 and I-81.
Built in 1880 by Stoney Holiday and purchased by Tillie & Roy Wood in 1942, the property has a long and fascinating history. Tillie & Roy opened a bunkhouse for hikers in 1986, and it has been operated by their granddaughter Neville since 2009.
Wood’s Hole’s natural resources and beauty have been perpetually protected through a conservation easement with the New River Land Trust and Virginia Outdoors Foundation, which preserves the forest from timbering and over development.