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Your Quiet Retreat: The Mary Connally Penn House in Abingdon's Historic District

Your Quiet Retreat: The Mary Connally Penn House in Abingdon's Historic District Historic Abingdon with quaint shops, brick sidewalks and plenty of charm. Across the street is The Tavern, the oldest building in town, our favorite pub.

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Abingdon cottage description

This historic property is located at 227 East Main Street in the Historic District of Abingdon, Virginia. Enjoy a glass of wine on the covered front porch before walking across the street to enjoy a meal at The Tavern, the oldest building in town. Or, if you'd prefer, cook a gourmet meal in the newly renovated stainless steel kitchen. Take a walk or bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail- a 34 mile Rail Trail. Walk to the Barter Theatre, the State Theater of Virginia. Spend an afternoon shopping and antiquing. Visit museums and the Historical Society, to learn about Abingdon's part in the Civil War. You can even take a Ghost Walk late at night. Browse in the book shop and relax in a cafe. Golf, tennis and spa treatments can be arranged.

Keywords: Charming, Cottage, Historical District, Abingdon, Virginia

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Beds made on arrival...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books
          • Games
          • Video Library

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Antiquing
                  • Groceries
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching

                  Other Activities

                      • Located on Main Street in Downtown Historic Abingdon, Virginia, plenty of free parking off the alley behind our home. Walk to Restaurants, Barter Theatre, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon Farmer's Market, Antique Shops, and Library. Five minute walk or bike ride to Virginia Creeper Trail- a 34 mile long Rail Trail. Short drive to South Holston Lake for marinas and water activities. Golf,Tennis and Spa Services available by arrangement....moreless
                       

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                      • A Lovely and Magical Home

                        A Lovely and Magical Home

                        • Guest Chel (Winter Haven, Florida)
                        • Date of stay 04/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/02/13
                        I needed a last minute place to stay due to the unexpected birth of my new granddaughter. Upon contacting this owner, I chose the Mary Connelly Penn home hands-down, mainly due to the owner's kindness and flexibility. Upon arrival I was so delighted at the location of the Mary Connelly Penn home which could not be better and is a primo part of Abingdon....directly across from The Tavern restaurant. The front porch is great for rocking and relaxing and the location directly on Main St. is magical, filled with charm and giving one the feeling of being back in time. The kitchen is lovely and state of the art. The bathroom is beautifully updated and the ceiling to floor glass shower is impressive. We slept 4 adults comfortably using both bedrooms and 2 additional young adults stayed comfortably on the futon. There is also a screened in back porch with a small table, which offers another opportunity to sit outdoors. There is nice dining area with a large dining room table. I cannot express how very delightful and extremely accomodating, the owner of this home is. She made renting this home a pleasure and she was so delightful and easy to work with. We have rented larger homes when flying into the Abingdon area but the charm of this home captured out heart. I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone considering renting this home to do so....I assure you that will be thrilled that you did!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: So glad we were able to accommodate you and hope you are enjoying the grandbaby!

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                      • A Stellar Rental

                        A Stellar Rental

                        • Guest Rhonda (Abingdon)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/12
                        We used this graciously appointed home to house a guest speaker our group brought to Abingdon. She told us she had never been treated so royally and had never had such elegant accommodation in forty years of speaking engagements. Everything was immaculately clean and helpful explanations were provided. The location on Main Street was within walking distance of all the most charming spots of Abingdon. If you cannot live in this house full time, the next best thing is to rent it short-term from Kristi and Bruce. Thank you for a stellar experience.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • VA Creeper with Kids: Perfect House, Perfect Location!

                        VA Creeper with Kids: Perfect House, Perfect Location!

                        • Guest Oscar (Burnsville, NC)
                        • Date of stay 09/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                        The owner was prompt in responding, everything was as advertised, the house was clean and it is in fantastic shape, with things like coffee filters and spices already there (it's the little things). The bathroom, kitchen and dining room are really super. The location was perfect for our trip (long weekend for a family of four). Right across the street from the Tavern (great restaurant), right up the street from Rain (another great restaurant), two blocks from the VA Creeper Bike Shop where we caught our shuttle to the top. We rode our bikes straight to the house when we finished the trail. You can also walk to the Barter Theater, etc etc. Thanks for offering such a great house to rent!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thanks- glad you had a fun trip!

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                      • Lovely Home, Exceeded Our Expectations

                        Lovely Home, Exceeded Our Expectations

                        • Guest Dianne M. (Fayetteville, NC)
                        • Date of stay 08/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/27/12
                        What a lovely home! We had the privilege of staying at The Mary Connally Penn House while in town to attend the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Races at Bristol. The house met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. The house is decorated extremely well, the beds were very comfortable, and we loved sitting on the porch! We walked down the street and ate at the Ellis Grill just past the Barter Theatre. We really hated to leave. Thank you, Kristi, for a wonderful stay.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thanks- glad you enjoyed your visit to Abingdon!

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                      • Perfect Oasis

                        Perfect Oasis

                        • Guest paula h. (Lexington, Va. USA)
                        • Date of stay 07/27/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/10/11
                        Two friends and I have gotten into the habit of renting a house when we travel out of town and the Mary Connelly Penn house is one of the best. We are three mature women who value space and separate rooms and kitchen facilities - and, Abingdon in August, a robust air conditioning system. The house is perfectly decorated and the kitchen and bath are to die for (except for the water pressure in the shower - low). Beds are comfortable, sheets and towels are quality, kitchen is more than well equiped! The screened in back porch is lovely for breakfast and we loved rocking on the front porch in the evening and watching the town pass by. There is a sweet coffee/wine/gourment shop across the street as well as the tavern restaurant - and in cooler weather, walking to the town center would be quite pleasant. I highly recommend the Mary Connelly Penn house.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Beautiful Home

                        Beautiful Home

                        • Guest Noel (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 07/21/10
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/10
                        This house was everything I expected and more. Ideal location, felt like home. Very accommodating owners, my return trip is already planned, coming back in November.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Great Property!

                        Great Property!

                        • Guest Gale C. (Taylorsville, NC)
                        • Date of stay 06/25/10
                        • Review Submitted 07/02/10
                        Having seen the pictures and read the reviews on the internet, we were still blown away by the property! The kitchen is absolutely beautiful! We ended up doing more cooking than we had anticipated. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed sitting in the front porch rocking chairs just watching the cars go by. It is on Main Street so there was road noise at night but not enough to deter us staying there again, hopefully in the fall. The only change that we would make at all would be a more comfortable sofa in the den for watching television. We would definitely recommend this house. Congratulations on the remodeling, Kristi! It truly is a gem.

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                      • We'll be back!!!

                        We'll be back!!!

                        • Guest Kelly (Abingdon)
                        • Date of stay 06/25/09
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/10
                        As Abingdon residents, we have rented this property two times for visiting family & friends. You won't find a better location if you love downtown Abingdon with only a brief walk to the Barter or Creeper trail! The stone patio with the fire pit made for a perfect place for everyone to relax in the evening following a day taking in all Abingdon has to offer! What a wonderful addition to our "little town." Thank you Kristi & Bruce!!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                        • Guest julie h gros (charlotte)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/09
                        • Review Submitted 08/05/09
                        Kristy, We loved your place. Awesome location. Superbly restored and furnished. You covered every detail for our comfort. Stain glass in bath gorgeous - we met the artist's mentor at the fair. A couple of light bulbs out and noticed teeny ants in kitchen sink but no big deal. Would love to come back in cooler season. Keep us on your email list.

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                        • Guest Melody6 (Lynchburg, VA)
                        • Date of stay 07/29/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/29/09
                        We were very pleased with the Main St House. The location was wonderful-very convenient to the Barter Theater & downtown. We watched the parade from the rocking chairs on the front porch. We never needed to drive at all. The newly renovated kitchen & bath were outstanding. We cooked most of our meals & enjoyed eating on the screened porch. The only downside was that we couldn't find any coasters to protect the beautiful tables from our drinks. The rooms were cozy & the beds very comfortable. We definitely would enjoy staying here again. Thank you, Kristi.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $225

                      Discounts: 15 nights or more: $100 Nightly

                      Off-season
                      Nov 1 - Mar 1
                      2 night min stay
                      $175

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      7% lodging tax

                      5% Virginia Sales Tax


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We bought this house in 2007. It had been used as a rental property for about 30 years and was very neglected. We spent almost a year on the renovations and are very happy with the results. It truly has one of the best locations in Downtown Abingdon and we hope you will consider renting it for your next vacation.


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                      • Your Quiet Retreat: The Mary Connally Penn House in Abingdon's Historic District

                        Your Quiet Retreat: The Mary Connally Penn House in Abingdon's Historic District

                      • Across the street is The Tavern, the oldest building in town, our favorite pub.

                        Across the street is The Tavern, the oldest building in town, our favorite pub.

                      • Historic Abingdon with quaint shops, brick sidewalks and plenty of charm.

                        Historic Abingdon with quaint shops, brick sidewalks and plenty of charm.

                      VRBO #234686

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, April 06, 2014

                      $175 - $225 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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