Welcome to Gooder Grove Adventure Hostel

The peace and privacy of the forest, 

in the heart of Franklin, North Carolina

About Us


Gooder Grove is your affordable home away from home in the mountains, whether you're seeking a quiet respite from the "grind" or exploring the trails and rivers throughout the Nantahala National Forest & the Great Smoky Mountains. Private rooms, bunks and tenting available.

+ Adventure

Gooder Grove is located close to Main Street, so you can conveniently and casually explore Franklin's breweries, restaurants, shops, outfitters, and more. If you're feeling more adventurous, we can guide you to the very best whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, mountain biking, and more excursions that make western North Carolina a premier tourism destination.

The Appalachian Trail

The Grove is one of the most popular new hostels for hikers along the 2,189.9-mile Appalachian Trail, one of America's top long trails. We've hosted thousands of AT hikers from all over the world and all walks of life. Let us help you rest up, rejuvenate, and return to your natural state, of simply being.


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Gooder Grove Adventure Hostel

130 Hays Cir, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, United States

(828) 332-0228


Monday - Friday: 8am- 9pm

Saturday: 8am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-7pm

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