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Offline Gus Riley

TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« on: September 26, 2011, 11:09:43 pm »
Although not a route closure, I thought this was the best place to post this update.  

In planning for my TransAm trip starting in May 2012 I make it a point to check the ACA addendas for the route.  I was surprised to open up the latest addenda for section 11 and find ACA stating that the Knott County Historical Society B&B in Hindman, KY was closed.  It isn't.

I called the guy who runs it, Dave, and he too was surprised to hear his B&B was closed.  He said his August this year saw only 5 or 6 bicyclists stop for the night.  He thought it had to do with the recession or something, because normally August is a heavy month of cyclists passing through.  Dave is calling ACA to give them an immediate update to the status of his B&B.  

BTW, his B&B really isn't a B&B, it is more like a Tent & Breakfast.  He puts on a good spread for dinner too, has free Wifi, and he does your laundry...all for $25.  Not a bad deal really.  
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011, 11:14:29 pm by Gus Riley »

Offline coreyd

Re: TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 09:40:04 pm »
I can second the above recommendation.  My stay at the B&B with Dave was one of the most memorable nights on my transam trip this year.  He provides a unique setup, some absolutely amazing food, great company, access to wifi and showers, even offers to do your laundry for you.  If you're riding through Hindman, KY make an effort to stay at Dave's place.  Worth the money for the experience for sure!!

Corey
www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/coreystransam2011

Offline mcmoonter

Re: TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 05:23:19 pm »
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8912

Yep + 1

David is an awesome host, and great source of route information. It was our best value overnight stop last year.

Offline matthewjsteger

Re: TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 06:50:44 pm »
I passed through Hindman last October and, boy oh boy, am I glad I stopped at the Knott County Historical Society B&B.  David Smith, Historical Society President, is a real hoot.  The night I spent there was one of the highlights of my TransAm ride.  If you decide to stay, don't let him find out that you know about the Kentucky moonshine!   

Offline BikeFreak

Re: TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 01:58:27 pm »
I also stayed at Dave's place last summer (2011). It was one of the evenings I clearly remember in full details, positively. The stay is even better thinking about the area you are riding in: Very often you do not feel welcome. So Dave's place is like an oasis.

Offline matthewjsteger

Re: TransAm. Knott County Historical Society B&B is Open
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 05:51:20 pm »
Interesting fact I learned from David while staying there:

The Historical Society property is actually an amphitheater.  He had the thing "tiered" years ago, in hopes that there might be performances there one day.  It wasn't immediately noticeable when arrived for my stay, but once he mentioned the fact I immediately said "AAHAAAA!!!".  Pretty nifty, if you ask me.