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A beautiful home with charm and grace is located on the Appalachian Trail, in Damascus, Va., the most friendly town on the Appalachian Trail. Relax in a spacious setting with 2000 square feet to call your own. Laurel Ave. is a street lined with historic homes and several are bed and breakfast inns.
Downstairs is a spacious living room with piano, people friendly front porch, bathroom with claw foot tub, dining room, den, and very large eat-in kitchen. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with queen bed and twin bed. Two other bedrooms each have a double bed. There is a small bedroom at the end of the hall with a twin bed. There is also a small bedroom with single bed located off the master bedroom. A bathroom is upstairs.
Our little mountain town has less than 1,000 residents. People walk to the post office, the library, banks and churches. Visitors come to visit our town to escape the rush of city life and to experience the calm serenity and beauty of our mountains and streams. Besides having the Appalachian Trail , the Virginia Creeper Bicycle Trail is located two blocks behind our home. The city pool is just a 5 min. walk and the city park with playground equipment is a 10 minute walk.
Staying at our beautiful home in Damascus will give you an opportunity to step back in time. You will be refreshed after spending time hiking, biking, or just sitting on the porch and enjoying the clean mountain air.
The Appalachian Trail is right outside your front door. Creeper Trail is only 1 block away!
Keywords: Spacious two story home, mountain town, private back yard, quaint, peaceful setting
Standard rate Mar 13 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No pets allowed. No smoking in the house or on the porch.
River Rose Cottage requires a two night minimum stay. No more than 8 people Stay less than a week, it is $300 a night. Stay a week, the price is $1,500.00 which includes the tax. Linens provided. The amount of deposit you must pay depends on the length of your stay. There is a $75.00 security deposit which must be paid when making reservation.
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About the owner: My husband and I are the proud parents of 5 children and 12 grand children. I was a Kindergarten teacher and he was an engineer. We raised our children in the Atlanta area and moved to Damascus in 2003. I had seen a picture of the Virginia Creeper Bicycle Trail in 1996. We came to investigate this beautiful mountain area, and I did not want to leave. We were able to buy a Bed and Breakfast in Damascus which I have operated since '03. When people ask me, 'Where is your favorite place to visit?' My answer is Damascus, Va. These mountains, streams, and friendly hometown atmosphere bring peace to my soul.
Why the Owner Chose Damascus: People wanted to come to Damascus and be able to stay longer than 1 or 2 days. Also, they wanted to have access to kitchen facilities. They wanted a place where children would be welcomed. We have a private backyard with lots of shade trees, playhouse and sandbox which provides a safe place for children to play outside. I just felt like there was a need for lodging other than a bed and breakfast establishment.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I love the front porch. When you speak to people as they are walking by, they usually stop and say hello. I have a piano in the living room. When my family comes, we enjoy playing the piano and singing together. The house is so large that when you want private space, you can find it. Sometimes vacation rentals are small and people feel like they are crowded. There is plenty of space to find privacy, if you want that as part of your restful vacation experience. I love the backyard. It is so private and so shaded. I call it 'My secret garden.'