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Great inns open only to those with good hiking shoes

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.

Photo: TeecNosPos/Flickr

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Charit Creek

Located deep within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee, the Charit Creek Lodge is only accessible by horseback, foot or mountain bike. Hunter Jonathan Blevins erected the first cabin, which still stands today, in 1817. After serving as a youth hostel for a couple years, the lodge is now a full-service accommodation open to all.