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Ron Haven
2009-01-28, 01:40
When we were ask by the trail guide book editors our hiker motel rate back around Sept 2008 for the year of 2009 we had a small increase in motel rates to off set the fuel prices for all the free scheduled shuttles we do.
As of 2008 we were spending between $120 to $140 daily on diesel for the bus and gas for 3 vans not to mention the vehicle upkeep,tags,permits and insurance.Because of the gas prices going back down we are going to use the same rates that we did last year as long as the fuel will cooperate at this level.

Our last year hiker rate was $35 for one person and $5 ea for each additional guest up to 4 person max per room by state law.We will still be running schedule 2 free runs in the bus to Winding Stair,Rock,and Wallace Gaps each morning back to Budget & Sapphire Inn only.We run a shuttle in the afternoon going other places in town.

Vans to pick up a few guest at a time coming into Budget or Sapphire Inn in the evening.We will also come to pick up hikers that are Budget or Sapphire Inn guest year around to fit your schedule if you call us in advance.828-524-4403

Also we run a town shuttle to the post office,outfitter,grocery store and WalMart or Kmart in the evenings starting at 4pm from Budget Inn & Sapphire Inn.We no longer stop at laundries due to us installing washers and dryers at Budget Inn.Sapphire Inn guest can use them too.We even offer free washing powders.There is no need to go to the library for internet use.We have computers in both motels with wireless wifi service installed for faster connection.

In the mornings we go directly back to Winding Stair,Rock And Wallace Gaps.Sorry but we don't make any other stops while en route to the trailhead returns.To keep our schedule we are strict about this,no exceptions.

We also except and hold your mail drops free at Budget Inn 433 E Palmer Street Franklin,NC 28734 any other comments or questions we can help you with let us know and Welcome to Franklin,NC

dixicritter
2009-01-28, 13:43
Thanks for letting me copy this over here Ron. Look you even get the credit for the post. :wink:

Seriously... Important info for all hikers to have in my book! :)

Ron Haven
2009-01-28, 22:08
Thanks for letting me copy this over here Ron. Look you even get the credit for the post. :wink:

Seriously... Important info for all hikers to have in my book! :)Thank you very much also.