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Epic Stop on the AT! The Station at 19e Pub/Hostel

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    • Epic Stop on the AT! The Station at 19e Pub/Hostel

      Don't miss the new hotspot on the AT. When you approach 19e at Roan Mountain, TN watch for the blue blaze (brew blaze) on the right before the main road. It is the old railroad bed, which will bring you straight to the Station at 19e. 27 Bed Hostel, Craft Beer Pub, Huge Breakfast, Food, Free Shuttles to town, Flat rate everything included even a wash cloth :) . Live music, house instruments even a boot dryer. Ramp Festival April 13th. Hiker Palooza May 4th.
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    • thestationat19e wrote:

      on't miss the new hotspot on the AT. When you approach 19e at Roan Mountain, TN watch for the blue blaze (brew blaze) on the right before the main road. It is the old railroad bed, which will bring you straight to the Station at 19e. 27 Bed Hostel, Craft Beer Pub, Huge Breakfast, Food, Free Shuttles to town, Flat rate everything included even a wash cloth . Live music, house instruments even a boot dryer. Ramp Festival April 13th. Hiker Palooza May 4th.
      I completely agree, in the distant past that was one of the worst road crossing on the AT. Now it is arguably one of the best.
    • Thank you Blue Jay. Our community has worked extremely hard with the goal of being the most friendly town on the AT (Roan Mountain). We reached out and got 41st AT Community Status, put in a Hiker Paloosa which will be on May 4th this year coupled with Roan Mountain Hard Core trail maintenance on the 5th. We try to provide free shuttles or quick hitches to town.
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    • for what it's worth, copy pasta from whiteblaze (i have no idea as to its accuracy):

      whiteblaze.net/forum/showthrea…16&viewfull=1#post2244416

      Hiker BEWARE of scammer at 19E (TN)

      I just did a section hike between Iron Mtn Gap and 19E. There is a guy waiting for folks at 19e who pretends to be the folks from Mtn Harbour Inn. Hikers come off the trail asking if he is the guy with the "famous breakfast for $12" and he says yes, but instead of taking them to Mtn Harbour, he takes them to his hostel Station 19e where he doesn't have a license to cook homemade food, so he serves cold cereal, bagels and bananas for $10. He also illegally cut a blue blaze off the AT and named it Brew Blaze that leads to his place. NOT COOL. This guy moved to the area 3 years ago after leaving a career as a used car dealer in New Mexico to scam hikers here in TN. He is poaching from a family run business that has given their blood sweat and tears to AT hikers for over 16 years. Please don't reward this sort of behavior by giving them your money!
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      edit to add: a comment from "thestationat19e" (the OP on this thread) would be welcomed.
      2,000 miler

      The post was edited 4 times, last by max.patch ().

    • max.patch wrote:

      for what it's worth, copy pasta from whiteblaze (i have no idea as to its accuracy):

      whiteblaze.net/forum/showthrea…16&viewfull=1#post2244416

      Hiker BEWARE of scammer at 19E (TN)

      I just did a section hike between Iron Mtn Gap and 19E. There is a guy waiting for folks at 19e who pretends to be the folks from Mtn Harbour Inn. Hikers come off the trail asking if he is the guy with the "famous breakfast for $12" and he says yes, but instead of taking them to Mtn Harbour, he takes them to his hostel Station 19e where he doesn't have a license to cook homemade food, so he serves cold cereal, bagels and bananas for $10. He also illegally cut a blue blaze off the AT and named it Brew Blaze that leads to his place. NOT COOL. This guy moved to the area 3 years ago after leaving a career as a used car dealer in New Mexico to scam hikers here in TN. He is poaching from a family run business that has given their blood sweat and tears to AT hikers for over 16 years. Please don't reward this sort of behavior by giving them your money!

      edit to add: a comment from "thestationat19e" (the OP on this thread) would be welcomed.[/quote]
      I stayed at Mountain Harbor when passing thru there, and would personally recommend it.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • back in the day the locals in that area hated the trail. fish hooks were strung across the trail at face level. a shelter was burned. there was an attempted rape. hikers were warned to be vigilant when hiking north of 19e and to get thru the area as fast as possible.

      given that context, there are lot of things worse than possibly getting scammed out of a great breakfast.

      edit to add: the only thing negative mentioned in my 5 year old companion is that the parking area on 19e has had many incidents of reported vandalism and it is recommended not to park there overnight.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      back in the day the locals in that area hated the trail. fish hooks were strung across the trail at face level. a shelter was burned. there was an attempted rape. hikers were warned to be vigilant when hiking north of 19e and to get thru the area as fast as possible.

      given that context, there are lot of things worse than possibly getting scammed out of a great breakfast.

      edit to add: the only thing negative mentioned in my 5 year old companion is that the parking area on 19e has had many incidents of reported vandalism and it is recommended not to park there overnight.
      I would agree it is all a matter of perspective. Better missing a good warm breakfast than fishhooks and the various other challenges of the past.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • I reported on this deal in my trip report from the Sams Gap - Dennis Cove section. The owner of Doe River Hiker Rest / The Station at 19E is definitely a sleazebag based on his predatory practices at the 19E trailhead. A former used car salesman? That is believable. During my stay at Mountain Harbour, I spoke with hikers who were approached at the trailhead with a combination of a sell job for the Doe River Hostel and false information about Mountain Harbour.

      With that said, Mountain Harbour's success is not guaranteed nor deserved just because they were there first. They are good folks, but they unapologetically run a business to make money.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Crawford Notch NH.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by StalkingTortoise ().