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Lodge On South Holston Lake near Creeper Trail- Hot Tub, Firepit, Kayak, Pontoon

Bedrooms 5
Space 445 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 BEDROOM sleeps up to 14 adults, + beds for kids. YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE!


So much to do - Pontoon, Kayaking, Hot Tub, Water Slide, & Family Fun at the lodge on site. Sportsman's Marina Water Playground ( 3 minute pontoon ride from lodge).... Creeper Trail bike rides (Alvarado Station on Creeper Trail with BBQ, ice-cream, & a starting point ONLY 9.1 miles away)... plus Barter Theatre and Summer & Fall Festivals.

This beautiful 5 bedroom lodge home overlooks the most beautiful lake in Virginia and Tennessee (South Holston Lake) surrounded by the majestic Holston Mountains where you will find Fishing, Swimming, Skiing, Boating as well as Biking Trails, Hiking, Antiquing, Festivals, Wine Tours, and Sight Seeing, Leaf changing... such a beautiful part of the country... often referred to as 'God's country.' The cedar lodge has beautiful stonework throughout and 2 wonderful stone fireplaces with gas logs that turn on with a flip of a switch. The living room is rustic with high A-frame wood ceilings. Large picture windows offer fantastic views throughout. The five bedrooms are private and easily accessible to the bathrooms. The most delightful room is the glass sun-room with a panoramic view of the lake. You will find the kitchen fully furnished with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The deck wraps around the front of the house with a large gas grill, jetted hot tub and seating for four. Imagine yourself sitting in the hot tub at night under the stars looking out at the lake. It is NICE... The den is spacious with a view of the lake and a large stone fireplace to enhance your evenings. We offer internet and cable and a library of wonderful DVD's (many for children). Outside your door is the lake with our own private small dock for boats, playthings or a place to just sit and fish with your son or daughter. Hop in your own boat and you will find a marina just down the way that has a full outdoor restaurant and live music all through the summer. Boats may be rented at the marinas as well. There is the beautiful South Holston dam on the lake and Cliff Island where you will find kids and adults jumping from a stone ledge into the water. The sunsets are spectacular but the turning leaves in the Fall are rich and colorful as well and then there is the winter snow as you soak in the hot tub overlooking a frozen lake that is indescribable. Finally, spring arrives with the purple martins returning to our bird hotel and all around turns green as life blooms everywhere. The activities and opportunities around this area are innumerable and the beauty does not fade with the summer... it lasts for 4 seasons. Come and stay and enjoy the festivals, the live theaters, the wonderful and delicious eateries. You are in God's country and it just doesn't get better than that. We would love to share our good blessings with those who are led our way as our honored guests.

More Details

Bethany Wilson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Bethany Wilson

We are a BIG family (6 daughters, son-in-laws, and 15 grandchildren) that enjoy spending time together. This home has provided a beautiful setting where we grill and cook - boat and fish - dance and play throughout all the seasons. Our favorite place - 'our home away from home' where much joy and love exists. We invite you to share in this experience and enjoy God's beautiful handiwork that surrounds you.

Bethany Wilson purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Bethany Wilson chose Abingdon

Why come to this place...Because you will find a peaceful place to relax plus... Southern hospitality flourishes and the experience are endless with such variety to choose from in any season... ABINGDON: the 'Historic Williamsburg of the South' featuring Barter Theatre and Martha Washington Inn - Winery's and Wine Tours - Highlands Art Festival - Heartwood Art Center for Virginia featuring local and regional artists, 26 miles of Creeper Trail for Bikes, Horses and Hiking trail - Antiquing all around - BRISTOL: Home of the Birthplace of Country Music and Museum, Bristol Motor Speedway - Rhythm N Roots Music Festival featuring 100's of bands - Downtown Paramount Theatre with performing arts - Art D'Vine - Bristol Train Station with train rides in season - Christmas Lights at BMS with millions of lights and decor - Outside Ice Skating at BMS beginning in November - 1 hour away from snow skiing at Sugar and Beech Mountain. This area offers FOUR SEASONS in a BEAUTIFUL part of the COUNTRY with endless possibilities of things to do... you will be enriched as you explore the region. There are endless ways to enjoy this area and you will find them when you Google Abingdon, Bristol VA/TN, and South Holston Lake.

What makes this lodge unique

We fell in love with this place! You will relax and unwind in a peaceful setting that will revive your soul. This is a home where you be reminded of the good gifts of life that God richly blesses all of us with. It is just wonderful! SOUTH HOLSTON LAKE - One of the most beautiful, clean and spacious lakes in the South with recreation, music, marinas, great food and beautiful scenery. We have traveled the world and we always come back saying we live and play in the most wonderful place on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The X Family Weekend Get Together!

Enjoyed your home - Virginia Creeper Trail and the family oriented atmosphere. Felt so at home here!
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Abingdon, Virginia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 445 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bathroom upstairs and Full bathroom downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom "Utsman" - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Located downstairs Queen Bed & Bunk Bed - 2 Toddler mattress
    Bedroom "Ramey" - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Located downstairs. Queen bed and Lounger sofa
    Bedroom "Ellis" - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Located Downstairs. Queen Bed & Twin Bunk Beds & Pack N Pay
    Bedroom "Wilson" - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Located downstairs. King Bed & Twin bunk beds
    Bedroom "Grace" - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Located upstairs. Queen Bed & Pack n Play
  • Linen furnished
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Peaceful place to relax and rest, insight your senses, discover the peace and tranquility of God's magnificent handiwork. A place to play, unwind, read, hike, bike, fish, boat ...the possibilites are limitless in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee where food is supreme, grace and hospitality flourish & beauty surrounds you.


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Lodge On South Holston Lake near Creeper Trail- Hot Tub, Firepit, Kayak, Pontoon
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Wonderful Christmas Location

  • 5 of 5

Our Girls Night Out group stayed overnight to celebrate Christmas. We had such a wonderful time - the house was perfect for us and we enjoyed the holiday decor at the house! Would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful family getaway`

  • 5 of 5

Three families met here for a holiday weekend. It was perfect for our needs - plenty of beds, a well equipped kitchen and lots of space to hang out. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland Michigan


  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our stay for a family wedding in October. You could sit all day in the beautiful sun room and take in the views of the mountains and water. We had 8 grandchildren with us and the house was set up perfectly for them with bunk beds and even a toddler bunk bed, we even found a basket of toys! It was so easy to work with Bethany renting the property and she was quick to answer any questions we had about our stay. I would highly recommend staying in this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson, Ohio

This is a very inviting family friendly home to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 came together arriving from the west, south and the north for a Long weekend of fun and relaxation. We originally came to attend the Bristol race but also enjoyed other things especially the lake. The home is very family oriented. We ate all her meals there and enjoy just being together. We also enjoyed the trails caverns and local winery. The outdoor hot tub and cooking facilities were an added bonus. The outdoor fire pit was enjoyed by the entire family at the end of a long and tiring day. We would certainly come again.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home...the only thing to make it better would be flat walk to the lake....3rd year using..

  • 5 of 5

We love it...will be back next year! We did use the pontoon boat one day...rained alot...did not hurt us...

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Talbott City,

One of the best locations and experiences we have had with our family. Paradise in God's country!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the Dugout. Had the most beautiful weather and scenery on South Holston Lake. Our family was Ann and myself, our daughter and son in law and their two boys ages 6 and 9, and our son and his two daughters ages 6 and 9. Our plan was to do the Virginia Creeper Trail and to enjoy outing on South Holston Lake.

In comparisons to our many similar outings like this to Outer Banks and Hilton Head Island, I would have to say that it has been one of the best experiences we have had.

The home was very well equipped with kitchen utensils and serving dishes, toiletries, etc. The layout and view of the lake from the home left nothing to be desired. The furniture and decor was nice and enjoyable. The touch of Christian art and sayings throughout added and extra sense of peace and serenity for being in God's country. Although there were neighbors, the privacy was relaxing. Amenities included a hot tub, fire pit, dock with a water slide, kayak, and a pontoon boat that could be rented for a very reasonable amount. The check in and check out times were also generous.

The kids really enjoyed the hot tub, swimming in the lake and using the hot tub, and tube riding behind the pontoon boat. Our pontoon boat activities also included a visit to Painter Creek dock for lunch, going to South Holston Dam, fishing, and seeing homes along the shoreline. The top speed for tubing was probably just about right for tubing with small kids. It was a first time experience for all four. The adults also enjoyed riding the Virginia Creeper bike trail nearby. All in all, it was a very satisfying four days.

The home was one of the best equipped and roomy we have experienced, however, there were only two baths, which since we are all family, did not impact us in a way to detract. Maybe a ceiling fan in the lower level bedrooms would be nice to alleviate stuffiness.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Virginia Highlands Airport & Tri Cities Regional
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Farm - The Virginian - Glen Rochie Golf
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Bristol Train Station
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Parks Mill BBQ
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Beech & Sugar Mtn
Car: necessary

This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country with 4 inviting seasons - Summer, Winter Spring and Fall. None too harsh and each with their own beauty and enchantments. We are located on the South Holston Lake which is one of the cleaniest and most spacious lakes in the South full of recreation, fishing, marina's, boating, skiing, music and much more. 15 minutes away is historic Abingdon for those interested in antiquing, live theatre at the famous Barter Theatre & where many actors and actresses have gotten their start like Ernest Borgnine. Also home of the Martha Washington Inn, where even the Presidents have stayed. Carriage rides and outside wedding are commonplace. Host of the Highlands Art festival and home of the VIrginia Arts Center. 25 minutes to the south is Bristol VA/TN, home of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It was here that the Johnny Cash, the June Carter family and Tennessee Ernie Ford called their home. The first recorded country music was made in Bristol. The grammy award winning Mumford & Son band from England selected Bristol to be one of the five cities in the USA to visit during their music tour 'Gentleman of the Road'. Bristol, also, is the home of the Bristol Motor Speedway which is the fastest 'half- mile' in the country. Downtown Bristol features the Paramount Theatre, Art D'Vine tours, Border Bash Evenings, the incredible Rhythm & Roots Festival featuring 100's of bands from Bluegrass to Gospel and everything in-between. Bristol downtown is known for its arts & music and antiques...Finally the famous Bristol Train Station lives on with our infamous sign welcoming all her visitors - 'Bristol a Good Place to Live'


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Abingdon, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
BMS Spring Race
Apr 20 2018 - Apr 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
BMS Fall Race
Aug 17 2018 - Aug 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Protect Ins C$75.59
Cleaning Fee C$211.4
Admin Fee C$126.84
Refundable Damage Deposit C$384.36
Tax Rate 5.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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