Wood's Hole Hostel & Mountain Retreat
Located 1/2 mile off the Appalachian Trail in Southwest Virginia

A Hostel, Bed & Breakfast, and Retreat for Appalachian Trail Hikers, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Families Getaways, Couples Retreats,
Massage/Yoga Retreats, and More...

 31 Years, 1986-2016
Built in 1880 by Stoney Holiday.
Established 1986 by Tillie and Roy Wood.
Continued Onward and Forward in 2009
by Neville & Michael

       Woods Hole is a 100 acre isolated Bed & Breakfast, Hostel and unique Mountain Retreat. We are surrounded on three sides by the National Forest and protected by 780 acres of privately owned land in the foreground. Wood's Hole is an easy drive from I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia.

          Located 1/2 mile off the Appalachian Trail in Giles County.  The owners, Neville and Michael, incorporate Animal Husbandry, Organic Gardening, Bee Keeping, Yoga, Massage Therapy, and much more into a unique experience for the Appalachian Trail Hiker, Couple, and Family Getaway.



  • Three Rooms with vaulted ceiling and hardwood floor ($28-$90). Private or Shared.

  • Rustic Bunkhouse that Sleeps up to 14 ($16). (The bunkhouse is closed during the winter months)
  • Private Retreats: 3 bedrooms, Bunkhouse that sleeps 14, and more are available for a Family Getaway or Group Reunion.
  • Massage Therapy, Yoga, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, & Retreat
  • Shuttles, Mail drops, Laundry, and Internet for Appalachian Trail Hikers
  • Communal Experience with Meals -A local & mostly organic experience Please note that we often invite guests to share in a meal.  We request your help in the preparations and clean up of our meals in order to provide this experience.

               Neville & Michael place an emphasis on sustainable living and agriculture, incorporating organic gardening, bee keeping, yoga, and massage therapy. Neville's grandparents, Tillie & Roy Wood, purchased the property in 1942 and opened the bunkhouse to hikers in 1986.   
          Accommodations have expanded by opening the chestnut log cabin with private rooms to guests looking for a retreat along the Appalachian Trail and surrounding wilderness.

        Wood's Hole Hostel & Mountain Retreat's natural resources and beauty have been perpetually protected through a conservation easement with the New River Land Trust and Virginia Outdoors Foundation, thus preserving the forest and land from logging and over development.

Early morning sunrise from our front porch.

Woods Hole Hostel
3696 Sugar Run Road
Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921 3444
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