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Welcome to Sufi Lodge

A more unique place would be hard to find.  Sufi Lodge is a happy, healthy, healing, meditative and family friendly place to stay. We currently require advanced reservation and are no longer accepting walk-ins. Thank you. 

A place for reaching to your true heavenly selves or just enjoy a great bed, hot shower and tasty meals.

Mostly for spiritual purposes we do not allow alcohol and tobacco products on the premises and this is not a place to hook up so please respect our spiritual environment and keep it clean. There are thousands of dirty places to stay and only a small handful of clean places, so please help us keep this place spiritually and physically clean. Thank you. If you want a bigger explanation, just ask. 

Most hikers have heard about our reputation for serving excellent foods from the many reviews on hiker apps and services like Gut Hook. Both your hosts are adept at cooking a wide range of cuisines. Vegetarians and Vegans love the many diverse meals we cook and appreciate the loving care and diversity we offer in our vegan and vegetarian meals. We are known mostly for our excellent Middle Eastern cuisine.

As a place that is a bit different we occasionally get a one star review almost always from people who never stayed with us. We trust most guests looking at reviews can tell the difference and read the mostly five star reviews we receive. 

Our food is fairly reasonable given the quality and limited meals we serve.  Much love and care goes into each dish we prepare. For those on a budget we have meal offerings inside our store that should make most people happy. A microwave and tea kettle are available. But for those who love great food we do our best not to disappoint. A hot breakfast served at 7:30 AM is included in the room rate as well as a delicious family style dinner. Make sure to inform us if you have any dietary restrictions after reserving your room. 

If you never tried real halal food know that it is far superior to anything else you may find in your grocery store. We would be happy to tell you why when you visit. 

James (Umar) and Suzanne (Fatimah) have traveled the world and spent many years in Damascus, Syria where they taught English at the American Embassy. While living and working in Damascus they became interested in the spiritual meditative practice known as Sufism - like the famous Whirling Dervishes popularized by the most widely read poet in America Jallahudin Rumi.  

Sufi Lodge, also known as a Dergah, Zawiya, or Khan is a place where people searching for higher spiritual purpose gather to spend time advancing themselves through meditative practices and prayer.  We all have a rocket to reach to our heavenly stations but we must find the key. Sufi Lodge is open to all who wish to experience something a little different. We cater mainly to the Appalachian Trail Hiker and Trans American Bike Community and those on a spiritual quest, but all are welcome.

The food is great, the beds are clean and comfy and the atmosphere is very inviting. 

Room at Sufi Lodge, Troutdal Virginia

Private or Shared Rooms

Sufi Lodge

In the main Lodge we offer  two rooms with a queen size bed, the ottoman Room and Burtaqal Room, both avaiable for a single night and starting at $100 per night plus ten ($25) dollars extra for an additional person.


The Ottoman Room has an Ottoman flare and a private shower. It is also wheelchair accessible. 

The Bortiqal Room has a comfy memory foam sleigh bed and a Safari motif. 

The 60's Retro Room with two twin beds and requires a two (2) night stay. 

Guests may also  select one of three Private Hiker Rooms (2 night min.) in the main Lodge with a private sink in each room. Private rooms rent for $75.00 .

Each Guest receives a Free Hot Breakfast, Family Style Dinner, Open Coffee and Tea Service, Shuttle Service* to and from the Dickey Gap Trail Head, Epsom Salt Foot Bath, Fresh Linens & Towel, Free Laundry Service (Outdoor Washer and Hang Dry), Shampoo & Soap, Free  WIFI, Free Parking, Free Mail Drop. 


Have A Bite to Eat

We have developed quite a wonderful reputation for our delicious food and diverse menu that we  offer here at Sufi Lodge.  Our standard hot breakfast is included in the price of a room as well as a delicious family style dinner.  James and Suzanne are well versed in cooking a wide range of meals. We welcome vegetarians but really need a little advanced notice. 

If you never tried the superior quality and taste of Halal meats then you are in for a surprise.  Halal prices are a bit more but well worth the cost. 

Sufi Lodge operates on a B&B non-commercial kitchen exemption.  

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Mediteranian Food at Dufi Lodge, Troutdale Virginia
Appalachain Trail, Dickey Gap, Troutdale Virginia

Appalachian Trail

Sufi Lodge is a frequent stop along the Appalachian Trail by weary hikers looking for a place to rest and revive their tired bones. Suzanne and James are both trained in natural medicine.


The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia all the way to Maine and thousands of hikers each year set out to completed the entire trail.  AT hikers are an extraordinary bunch of human beings that help makes Sufi Lodge a rare place to stay and enjoy good conversation and company. 

In addition to AT hikers we have the pleasure of serving visitors to the famous Grayson Highlands State Park, fly fishing enthusiasts, hunters, horseback riders, Crooked Road festival goers and much more. 


Sufi Lodge officially opened on April 3rd 2017. We are continuing to expand our offering. with raised bed organic gardens, chicken coup, small barn with sheep and goats, open showers, an outdoor dining area and much more are in the works. Many amenities like a carbon sauna, massage and cupping therapy, natural perfumery, small gym , kitchen, shower and lounge are available. We also rent our facility out to groups for seminars, workshops and retreats. Contact Us for details. Hope to see you all here soon!