Why so darn good? "It's unique to this region of the Southeast. The treehouses are wonderful. The communal kitchen cooks up food from the organic garden for all the guests. There is a "Chicken of the Week" feature on the hostel website and domes designed by Buckminster Fuller. Any guest may join in the Lakota-style Sweat Lodge. The amazing staff, knowledgeable about many things, is always willing to help make your stay whatever you need it to be. The Hostel in the Forest is a good place to go for a spiritual retreat, whatever that might look like for you. It is a one-of-a-kind haven."
Location: "In the forest!"
Rooms: "Treehouses, common areas, and regular huts."
Food: "Vegan and vegetarian, organic, natural, healthy whole foods."
Vibe: "Earthy, friendly, eco- and down-to-earth, tolerant and peaceful retreat."
Keep in Mind: "Not for the jet-set crowd. You gotta be willing to let your hair down!"