Doe River Rest and Hostel

April 18-19, 2017

Dave and Karen run a fascinating mixture of hiker hostel and farm in Roan Mountain, TN. Their house is set up with four semi-private rooms upstairs, all sharing the same bathroom. They freely offer use of their living room and kitchen, and they have a trailer which can house seven hikers.

We enjoyed seeing Dave’s working aquaponics greenhouse and fish tanks. We also enjoyed eating his incredibly fresh vegetables! It was fun to see him milk the goats, pet the baby goats, and talk to his very friendly and well-mannered dogs! We ate fresh eggs from his chickens, and admired the horses from a distance.

All in all, it was a restful and educational stay! Thank you, Dave and Karen!

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Aquaponics greenhouse