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2 Blocks to Theatre, Shopping, Dining, Va Creeper Trail & More

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Abingdon cottage description

Coffee in your bathrobe, business or creative conference, family reunion... a lazy afternoon alone or a cutthroat game of Monopoly. Full-out social time or the quiet bliss of listening to a country evening. Biking in the morning, Barter Theatre in the evening...this charming cottage is at the hub of Abingdon's activities.
EXTREME GREEN...tankless water heater, solar assisted electrical, Rain Harvesting System, recycled building materials, water garden, certified National Wildlife Federation habitat.

NOW...About the Guest House! Works of local artists highlight an original mix of eclectic furnishings and vintage carpets for citizen-of-the-world ambiance. Slate and hardwood floors, full kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite countertops let you be in host-in-charge.....or not! And the 12' ceiling with a drowsy fan will put you in a Southern state of mind...right before you doze off!
2 suites with queen beds, 600-thread count sheets and tiled private full baths; there's a 1/2 bath in the hall for guests and visitors. Convenient and comfortable with a whimsical take on tradition. Large living room, dining room, entertainment library of DVDs, books, games.
Perfect for families or meeting up with long-ago neighbors and friends. A great homebase for executive, family or other business travel and for those just moving here, it's a great way to explore the town and see which neighborhood will be a good match. 2 porches (1 screened for privacy) and the sound of frequent train passings carry you anywhere you can dream. If you imagine our entry bridge carrying you to a place unlike you've experienced before, you're right!


Keywords: 2 suites w/ private baths,full kitchen, screened porch,flat-screen TV,library of DVDs, books, games, Bike shop/shuttle next door,State Theatre up the hill.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 or older. Maximum overnight occupants 5....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside is allowed....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Cherry cabinets with granite countertops. Double ovens. Tableware, utensils and glasses....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and pans, blender, all preparation tools...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Catering Available
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            For 2 vehicles...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Screened porch in back, open porch in front,

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HBO and blu-ray DVD player...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Bring a fax if you wish. Landline is available but unlisted....moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Activities

              • Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Fitness Center
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing

              Other Activities

                  • Guided white-water fishing trips available, frequent concerts (al fresco, bluegrass, country, old-time), VA Highlands Festival in August. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September, NASCAR in March and August, camping (tent and cabin) in National Forests and State Parks within 50 miles. 2 lakes nearby..Hungry Mother State Park (45 miles) or TVA South Holston Lake 10 miles...moreless
                   

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                  • Amazing Cottage. Lovely&Comfortable Place to Stay

                    Amazing Cottage. Lovely&Comfortable Place to Stay

                    • Guest smh h.
                    • Date of stay 03/18/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/30/14
                    We came to Abingdon to visit an old friend. All three of my adult children took their first walk through the cottage uttering a series of "WOWs". The decorating was beautiful and there wasn't a thing we could think of that wasn't there for us. There was plenty of space, plenty of light and the attention to detail in every room was remarkable. The location was also perfect. We enjoyed performances at the Barter Theatre, walked to dinner, shopped along the main street and had the joy of visiting with our friend in an inviting and convenient place. It was a perfect home base for enjoying all that Abington has to offer. I would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone! It was also easy to decide that this would be our first choice to stay during our next trip to Abingdon.

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Amazing Cottage. Lovely&Comfortable Place to Stay

                    Amazing Cottage. Lovely&Comfortable Place to Stay

                    • Guest smh h.
                    • Date of stay 03/18/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/30/14
                    I came to Abingdon to visit an old friend with my three adult children. All three of them took their first walk through the cottage uttering a series of "WOWs". The decorating was beautiful and there wasn't a thing we could think of that wasn't there for us. The location was perfect. We enjoyed performances at the Barter Theatre, walked to dinner, shopped along the main street and had the joy of visiting with our friend in an inviting and convenient place. It was a perfect home base for enjoying all that Abington has to offer. It was also easy to decide that this would be our first choice to stay during our next trip to Abingdon.

                    Owner response: Being a part of a joyous occasion is one of the very BEST parts of this business and I thank you most sincerely for that opportunity. I planned and decorated the Guest House as carefully as if I were staying there myself and I'm glad you and your family were comfortable during your visit. There's something to be said for space to spread out for a large-scale chat...or the privacy to steal off for a nap or read on the screened porch. The weather has *finally* turned for the better and I hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Janet

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                  • Amazing and Wonderful!

                    Amazing and Wonderful!

                    • Guest tm (Abingdon, VA)
                    • Date of stay 03/11/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/23/14
                    What a perfect place to stay while visiting this quaint and fun town! Just a stone's throw from downtown, creeper trail and the historic Barter Theatre. I rented this house for family to stay while they visited me from out of town. Couldn't have been more perfect. It gave them the space to spread out and for us to visit. So much better than being in separate hotel rooms perched on double beds. Clean, comfortable, well decorated. And walking distance to so many things. Perfect, thank you!!

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Awesome Stay

                    Awesome Stay

                    • Guest MRS (North Carolina)
                    • Date of stay 10/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/27/13
                    We stayed at the guest house for a girls' getaway. What an awesome place to stay. We enjoyed our time here. The house was so cute and comfortable. It was so much fun staying between Main Street and the Creeper Trail. We enjoyed exploring Abingdon, going to Barter Theater, shopping, and eating. Thanks so much for your hospitality. I would highly recommend this place. We can't wait to come back.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • The Perfect Location & Comfortable Stay!

                    The Perfect Location & Comfortable Stay!

                    • Guest Darla O. (Charlotte, NC & Dallas, TX)
                    • Date of stay 10/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/13/13
                    We really enjoyed the house. Everything we needed was there. It's clean and comfortable. The location is perfect to walk to restaurants and shops. There is a bike shop next door and the Creeper trail is about a minute bike ride from the home. We shared the house with another couple and it's a great set-up for this. The bedrooms are similar size and both with full bathrooms. The owner is very gracious and will give you great recommendations and has a nice book with local menus and brochures in the home.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: What a compliment coming from hospitality pros like Dallas and Charlotte. Hope to see you again..it's a perfect "in the middle" meeting place, since no one's "in charge" and everybody gets to be a guest. Safe travels and thanks for spending part of your fall with us.

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                  • So nice and so convenient! Definitely recommend!

                    So nice and so convenient! Definitely recommend!

                    • Guest Bonnie M.
                    • Date of stay 10/03/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/09/13
                    Our first time doing the Creeper and we initially looked for a property off the beaten path for the "mountain" experience... but are so glad we didn't find it! Instead we found Janet and The Park Street Guest House. Janet was easy to contact and readily available for any questions. Her house is so convenient to everything you want or need in downtown Abingdon. If we had not traveled there specifically for the Va. Creeper, we would not have had to move the car at all! The interior decor & furnishings were very nice, well done and well maintained. Just a nice place to land! We really enjoyed sitting on the screened porch in the afternoons & evenings chatting and sipping our wine. The occasional train zooming by was not a problem - I thought it was a fun touch. Don't let the location of the tracks worry you. We could barely hear the train inside the house. This will sound odd, but we really liked that she has recycling containers available on the porch! Next time we're visiting Abingdon we will definitely call Janet and book our stay at The Guest House! Maybe we should do it now!

                    Owner response: I'm happy, too, that you changed your mind! It really pleases me that you noticed and commented on my "green" efforts. It's been a long, beautiful autumn and we've enjoyed sharing it with our friends. Safe travels and come back soon. Janet

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                  • Everything you could want in a "home away from home"

                    Everything you could want in a "home away from home"

                    • Guest Good Ol' Girl (Sallisaw, Oklahoma)
                    • Date of stay 09/05/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                    Our stay in the cottage was an absolute dream. Everything was exactly like the brochure stated...and much more. We wanted for nothing. The owner had thought of everything with loving detail. The decorations were beautiful as well. Even though it is listed as "non-handicap", my mother uses a walker and there were no stairs so everything was very accessible. The entire cottage had comfortable beds, chairs and sofas. The bedrooms were large with large closets and plenty of storage for clothes. Each had it's own bathroom as well. There is an additional powder-room so that guests can use it instead of having to go into one of the bedrooms. A washer and dryer is in a utility room, and that's where we put our suitcases to get them out of our way. The kitchen is fully stocked with every imaginable pot, pan and dish. Full size appliances made our meals easy to cook. But there are also wonderful restaurants close by as well. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and can't imagine a more wonderful place to stay. It is an extension of the owner: grace, charm and total hospitality.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: thanks for coming and for your kind review. It made me so happy that your mom was able to enjoy the visit and that she had no trouble getting around. Safe travels.....and come back again. J.

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                  • 70 somethings

                    70 somethings

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 07/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                    This is a well furnished and attractively decorated house with lovely gardens and fabulous location. It is very well equipped. The owner provided everything needed to enjoy a home away.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: So nice to have you in Abingdon and to know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you had a safe trip home and that we'll see you again soon.

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                  • Great weekend accommodations in Abingdon

                    Great weekend accommodations in Abingdon

                    • Guest Allie (United States)
                    • Date of stay 03/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/11/13
                    At the Park Street Guest House, every detail has been thought of, down to the mini-flashlight attached to the key ring for the front door! Every necessity is provided, and the house is beautifully decorated and appointed. The distance to town is perfect. Each day we walked one block to Main St. and enjoyed browsing in the stores and seeing the beautiful historic buildings in downtown Abingdon. We walked the Creeper Trail, as well, and enjoyed the first beautiful weekend of the spring. We will definitely be back to enjoy this lovely guest house and the hospitality of our hostess.

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

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                  • Amazing Value

                    Amazing Value

                    • Guest Drew (Midland, Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 11/21/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/18/13
                    This is a great find. A beatiful, large, well-equipped home away from home. The location is great for town, the theaters, and the Creeper Trail. We loved staying here and will return. We would go back to Abingdon to stay here.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: thanks so much, Drew! I thought of y'all last night when we had 7" of snow..you'd have felt right at home. Safe travels and hurry back! Janet

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                  Reservations must be guaranteed with deposit of 1/2 rate. 2 week cancellation
                  2 night minimum-6 months maximum..all rates are plus tax
                  April 1-October 31.......$250/night ($200 subsequent nights),$1200/week
                  November 1-March 31......$200/night($175 subsequent nights),$1000/week
                  NASCAR Races, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Holidays...prepaid, non-refundable
                  Professional and government rates available; ask about long-term discounts
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: Ever the caretaker...former teacher, travel-agent, B&B owner, happy elder to 2 grown children, 3 cats and an adorable grandson. Texas-raised but Abingdon-infatuated since 1977, I've left weaving, spinning and my country life to focus on redevelopment of this charming neighborhood. My first project was A Likely Yarn (just out the back door) in 2009 and there will soon be another property (built 1859) just down the street ready for retail and residence.

                  Why the Owner Chose Abingdon:
                  As to why this particular area of the town, Park St. and its environs are the oldest part of town, once the site of Black's Fort, a pre-Revolutionary outpost. Mileage-wise, with several major cities anywhere from 2 to 5 hours away, Abingdon is close to everywhere and in the middle of nowhere at the same time. Brilliant, creative people in every field are drawn to the privacy and beauty of the area, with the chance to be as public or as private as they wish Diversity is important and we not only tolerate the eccentrics who give the town its character, we encourage them!! It makes for a lovely mix of folks who've come here from all over the world; the endless opportunities for recreation, amusement and small-town conviviality make it the perfect place to visit, the perfect place to live.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Accessibility to history...from several wars back to pre-historic activity in nearby Saltville ..nature, colleges, recreation, arts, theatre, music and great people watching. There's at least one story around every corner..and usually someone happy to tell it to you!


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