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Barefoot LuxuryTM Acquires Hiker Hostel


Barefoot Luxury, Inc., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Hiker Hostel from Josh and Leigh Saint. A unique bed and breakfast concept, the Hiker Hostel caters to upscale hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Hiker Hostel is located in Dahlonega, Georgia, just minutes from the base of the world renowned Appalachian Trail. Since the Saints first opened its doors in 2004, Hiker Hostel has been a favorite amongst hiking enthusiasts for its serene setting, friendly staff and environmental sustainability efforts. It’s convenient location also allows guests to experience everything historic Dahlonega has to offer including nearby vineyards, fishing, kayaking and cultural activities. As the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic mountain retreat just one hour north of metropolitan Atlanta. It’s charming town square is filled with local shops, live music, theater, seasonal festivals and an abundance of restaurants that all make for the perfect weekend getaway.

“The Hiker Hostel is a perfect complement to our current portfolio of experiential travel assets,” stated J.P. Hannan, Executive Chairman of Barefoot Luxury, Inc. “We look forward to continuing its unparalleled level of service for mountain enthusiasts as we grow our company into a global experiential travel brand.”

Josh and Leigh Saint added, "We have loved every minute spent building and growing the hostel over the last thirteen years, and are excited to see it reach new heights under the new owners. Both of us were careful in who we allowed to make the acquisition of the Hiker Hostel. The Barefoot Luxury team is the right owner to take it to the next level, and Josh and I are excited to hand off the hostel to this group of qualified industry professionals. We are sure they are going to bring great things to Dahlonega and that guests will continue to fall in love with the property."

About Barefoot Luxury, Inc.

Barefoot Luxury, Inc. is an international holding company of boutique resort properties and other hospitality assets catering to Millennials and experiential travelers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and its corporate website can be located at www.barefootluxury.com.

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