"Amazing cat. Would apocalypse with" – feline host guides hikers on Appalachian Trail

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Cinnamon the cat reportedly guides her guests along America's most famous long distance trail (Image credit: Getty Images)

When you're looking for lodging near the Appalachian Trail, you're probably hoping for a tranquil log cabin in the woods with easy access to hiking, but one such rental comes with a special added feature – a cat that will guide guests along the trail.

The internet can't get enough of Cinnamon the cat, a resident of a log cabin Airbnb rental in Philipstown, NY after Twitter user Sebastian S. Cocioba posted about his feline hiking guide. In the post, which has garnered nearly two million views since March 11, Cocioba says he traveled to the upstate town just south of Beacon with his partner, where the nearby stretch of trail offers dazzling views of the Hudson. When they got their hiking boots on and set off for the day, they discovered they weren't alone.

"The AirBnB host's cat took us for a guided hike along the Appalachian trail. Apparently this is what she does with every guest."

Cocioba posted several pictures of himself and his four-legged navigational aid, revealing that Cinnamon used cues to let them know when they were heading off course.

"She would complain when we took a wrong turn off the trail and knew the way back. Amazing cat. Would apocalypse with."

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A glance at the reviews of the rental reveals that Cocioba's experience wasn't a one-off, with many former guests noting that Cinnamon was a highlight of their stay

"We were thrilled to have her sweet kitty Cinnamon walk with us on the trail for a bit so we got to check off hiking with a cat from our bucket list!" writes one guest, who stayed at the rental in 2022, with others describing the cat as "friendly" and a "reliable tour guide" on their hike.

If you've always wanted a cat to guide you on a hike of the world's most famous long-distance hiking trail, you can find Foxglove Farm on Airbnb. Philipstown is close to lots of great hiking spots, including Breakneck Ridge, Indian Brook Falls and Storm King Mountain.

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke is a staff writer for Advnture.com and the author of the book Restorative Yoga for Beginners. She loves to explore mountains on foot, bike, skis and belay and then recover on the the yoga mat. Julia graduated with a degree in journalism in 2004 and spent eight years working as a radio presenter in Kansas City, Vermont, Boston and New York City before discovering the joys of the Rocky Mountains. She then detoured west to Colorado and enjoyed 11 years teaching yoga in Vail before returning to her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland in 2020 to focus on family and writing.