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GORGEOUS DAMASCUS, VIRGINIA RENTAL WITHIN MINUTES OF VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A wonderful mountain cottage in the beautiful mountains of Virginia!

Hello! Welcome to Our Mountain Homeplace. Our lovely cottage is located 12 miles east of Damascus, Va. between Virginia's two highest peaks--Whitetop Mountain and Mt. Rogers Recreational Area. There are three entrances to the Virginia Creeper Trail within 3 to 5 minutes of us. (We are within 5 miles of the beginning of the Creeper Trail in Whitetop Va.) The Appalachian Trail is within a mile of our house. We also have numerous hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, and streams galore for fishing. You might also want to take advantage of the many festivals that happen in this area from Spring to Fall.

Now for a little bit of information about our cottage. The house was left to me by my parents. My husband David and I have lovingly and steadily been completely renovating it. The downstairs level was opened up to our rental customers in 2012. It It has been a work in progress as we strive to make it the best that it can be for our guests!! We are finally ready to open up the upstairs this year, which will give our guests a third bedroom to enjoy.Our house now has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and the upstairs with two twin beds and a queen size futon. There is also a Queen size sofa sleeper in the Living Room, which we have a foam mattress topper for (upon request). Each bedroom has flat screen TV's with their own satellite receivers. All Linens are furnished and we promise that when you stay with us, you can be assured that everything, including bedspreads, are laundered after each customer! We have two full-sized bathrooms. One has a stand up shower and the other has a tub and shower combo with curved shower rod. Both baths are beautifully furnished. You will love our large living room with a 42' wall mounted flat screen TV . It also has an electric fireplace that will keep you toasty when the nights are cool. High Speed Internet Access (WIFI) is provided for those who need their laptops! Our living room has plenty of comfortable seating and its own gorgeous, original hardwood floors.

There is a porch/sun room with sliding glass doors, windows that open on each end, and comfortable seating. You can sit and have your morning coffee while relaxing and watching the world go by! Outside you will find two gorgeous acres with a picnic area that has plenty of seating, gas/charcoal combo grill (charcoal furnished), picnic table, rock fire pit (wood furnished), and several furnished games including horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, frisbee and corn toss. Come stay with us and enjoy our mountain heritage. We will do everything we can to make you feel right at home! We believe our house is best described by one of our recent guests who left this poem for us:

HIGH ATOP A MOUNTAIN

OR PRETTY DARN NEAR

SITS A CUTE LITTLE HOUSE

FULL OF COMFORT AND CHEER

WARM AND INVITING

ONCE YOU STEP INSIDE

THE CORE OF A LOVING FAMILY

IT DOES NOT HIDE

BEAUTIFUL ARE THE GROUNDS

ON THIS DAY IN SPRING

THE SUN KISSES THE FLOWERS

AND THE MANY BIRDS SING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

IS HERE FOR YOUR PLEASURE

MEMORIES HAVE BEEN MADE

AND OH! WHAT A TREASURE

B.K. Deane

5/24/2015

NOTE: We always love hearing from our customers but at times we are out of cell phone range, however, our calendar is always up-to-date and you can make reservations through this site without contacting us first-- if that is more convenient for you. Also, if you leave us a message, we will always be back in contact with you within a short time period. I always check my email frequently so if you need to reach me quickly, just send me an email.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Sharpe / Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Linda Sharpe / Owner

Hi, my name is Linda and I grew up in this house and still use it for vacations and family gatherings. I love my country house and do my best to make it warm and inviting for you. My husband and I spend winters doing what we can to make our vacation home better for our customers, so if you have any ideas of things you might like to see to make it better, please leave us a note in our guest book. We use your ideas!!

Why Linda Sharpe / Owner chose Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Our house is very special to us. It was passed to me from my mom and dad - Jess and Mezelle Greer. My husband and I have remodeled it with love and dedicated it to them. Although we have our own home, this one will always remain special. My parents worked all their lives to build and pay for it, so we lovingly share it and our memories with you.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a quiet, country home where visitors can kick back and enjoy themselves and also enjoy the simple country life of hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking......together with the beautiful scenery, various festivals which are frequent in this area, and of course...the Virginia Creeper Trail. Look for visits from the various wildlife which comes around frequently. There is deer, turkeys, and a bear that wanders around from time to time. Take some time to just sit in the enclosed front porch and marvel at the peace of our country home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Linda and Sue, You certainly have a cozy, welcoming little cottage here! Reminds me of my grandparents home long time ago without the remodeling you have done! We've spent lots of time on the Creeper Trail (on foot), enjoyed meeting another hiker couple from Italy who had been on the AT 40 days! Having just finished a book "There Are Mountains to Climb" about a woman doing it alone in 1994, I was fascinated to meet them! Such a relaxing front porch. I think the things I enjoyed most was the wonderful fresh, honey suckle-laden mountain air & wild rose smell! Heavenly! And since we live just across from a dairy farm, it was especially welcomed. Loved your pictures, colors, country touches and us cooking in the kitchen. I felt at home! Oh and 2 turkeys and about 20 babies took their family walking across the top of the back yard and to the road at 7:15 am--delightful!
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 is equipped with a tub and shower. Bathroom #2 is equipped with step in shower. Both baths have soap and shampoo dispensers and are furnished with soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen (2) twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9484534 based on 123 reviews
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Beautiful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was all we hoped it would be. Clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished and decorated. Linda and David are good hosts and very prompt to reply if you have questions for them. Terrific location. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love Our Mountain Homeplace!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our second trip to the Mountain Home place. This secluded getaway is perfectly situated near Damascus, the Creeper Trail, fly fishing, and the Grayson Highlands.

The house is spacious, clean, bright, and welcoming. It has a nice backyard with a covered picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The large shed is a great place to lock up your bikes. The night sky will wow you due to the lack of light pollution.

I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved our stay. Everything you need in a very clean well decorated comfy homey environmen

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying here. We love it. It's close to the Creeper Trail. Bottom line it feels like home. Everything is in it's place and the decorations of bikes everywhere are perfect. I highly recommend this home

  • Submitted: 9-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Impressed!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was super clean and very well appointed. The owners were extremely attentive of our needs. I have never left a full 5 star review, until now. The Sharpe's have certainly set the bar high, with the level of care, attention to detail and cleanliness of this cabin. we will certainly be staying here again for our next visit!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size yard. Well kept. In beautiful spot.

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room in the house for everyone. It rained alot that week but having a closed in front porch and covered picnic area made it better so we could still get out while it rained. The Konnarock Store was great because it was only 5 minutes from house. It had most everything we needed. The house had plenty of towels and wash clothes. The dishes, pots, and pans were the best. Bed linen and beds were so comfortable. I could go on and on. It was the best place we have ever stayed. So welcoming. Renters the best too. Responding immediatly after asking a question.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a GREAT Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Whitetop to celebrate a college graduate and a birthday. My sister and 5 teens, my husband and I, our college girl and 2 friends, as well as my mom met in Damascus for a Memorial Day retreat! What a sweet Home this is!

The kitchen is very well stocked with pots and pans and kitchen needs. The bathrooms have been updated with modern conveniences and sweet personal touches. Beautiful hardwood floors without! The house gave us space to spread out when all 12 of us were there (my sister rented another house 2 miles away). We ate together outside at the picnic area, played volleyball and badminton with the provided equipment, had a campfire, made s'mores, and played games in the large living room. All of the beds were sooooooo comfy!! Our college girls loved having the upstairs to themselves to laugh and talk and watch movies! Also, having wi-fi is nice after being on the mountain all day.

You are close to the Virginia Creeper Trail and the Creeper Bike Rental shop-which was wonderful and so helpful. We actually rode the Creeper trail 2 days in a row! The first day it rained the whole time-but the college girls and I were prepared with ponchos, and laughed the whole 17 miles!! The second day was BEAUTIFUL!!

Also, be sure to plan to visit Grayson Highlands State Park only 30 minutes down the road! The wild ponies, amazing views and moderately easy hikes were outstanding!!! Also, this was the first time we drove to the top of Whitetop Mountain. We had some good views, although there were lots of gray clouds when we were there. Actually the forecast for our weekend was rain and thunderstorms all week-end, but we had several times of blue skies and sunshine!

Staying at Whitetop allowed us to do so many outdoor activities.

This is a wonderful place to stay. We are already looking forward to going back!!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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Hi, our name's are Linda and David Sharpe and we would love to welcome you to the place where I (Linda) grew up and we still love to come home to. Our Mountain Homeplace is located approximately 12 miles East of Damascus, and approximately 4 miles from White Top station, where the famous Virginia Creeper Trail begins. Come stay with us and enjoy the scenic beauty of our area which boasts of creeks and streams galore where you can fish, tube, and play. Hiking and biking trails are numerous. The area also has numerous festivals that happen throughout the spring and into the fall months. The Appalachian trail can be accessed within a mile of our house. We are within 48 miles of Bristol Motor Speedway, 26 miles of Abingdon and the famous Barter Theatre, 19 miles to Grayson Highlands State Park, 31 miles to Hungry Mother State Park, 37 miles to South Holston Lake, and if you want some great home style cooking, drive 30 miles and try Shatley Springs...it is great!! If you are riding the Virginia Creeper Trail, we are located within 5 miles of the CREEPER TRAIL BIKE AND SHUTTLE SERVICE located in Whitetop. They are the only station that operates a shuttle service in Whitetop AND Damascus. Mention us when you visit them and get a 10% discount! We are proud to say they are family, but we also love them for their work ethics and ability to please all customers. Come stay with us at Our Mountain Homeplace. We will do our best to make sure you feel right at home!!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

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2 night minimum stay
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