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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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.

More Details

Janet Woolwine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Janet Woolwine

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.

Janet Woolwine purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Janet Woolwine chose Blue Ridge Highlands

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.

Brand new construction (2012) with all the comforts and conveniences of home - but none of the responsibilities. Open floor plan and no steps AT ALL from street to screened back porch.

Solar-assisted electrical, tankless water heater, dedicated recycling bins.

What makes this cottage unique

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!


Abingdon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Separate hallway location for privacy and convenience.
  • Fully tiled with tub and shower . Spacious counter and hair-dryer. Amenity-sized soap and shampoo. "En suite" access from bedroom for convenience and privacy.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 suites, each with queen-size bed, reading chair and writing desk... Private "en suite" bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • tennis
Screened porch in back, open porch in front, Bike shop right next door for rentals, repairs, shuttle service to White Top Mountain


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average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Florence, SC


  • 5 of 5

Couldn"t ask for a cleaner and well-stocked vacation home. Location was excellent! This was our second stay here and it was as good as the first. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I see a trend here and I'm SO happy for your return visits! They're the best. encouragement and compliments I could ask for. Safe travels and come back soon. Thanks so much!!
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Salisbury, North Carolina

5 stars for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Overall great experience.

One suggestion might be to check dishwasher cycle. It ran for way too long for the setting we had it on.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Cs - Clean, Comfortable, Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Janet met us when we arrived and after showing us around her lovely guest house, she gave us lots of tips for enjoying our weekend in Abingdon. There are 2 identical queen bedrooms with private baths, very comfortable; a modern kitchen, which is open to a dining area and living room; a screened porch off the kitchen and a front porch also. The house is just a block off Main Street and an easy walk to shops and restaurants. The house was recently built so has all the modern conveniences. I highly recommend staying here if you are heading to Abingdon to bike or hike the Virginia Creeper, go to the Barter Theatre, or enjoy one of the great restaurants the town has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing cottage. Beautiful clean and so many areas to relax in. Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Loved this area and this cottage was situated in a quiet area of Abingdon. Creeper trail 1 block away. Local restaurants amazing. Planning on staying here every time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, convenient place for two couples

  • 5 of 5

Janet's guest house is a very nice place to stay and well equipped. Janet was very accommodating in suggesting restaurants and places to see.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Abingdon and Park Street Guest House for you joint anniversaries. I'm so glad youvenjiyedvitcandcwe'll see you again soon.
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Beautiful cottage, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect accommodation for two couples. Two large bedrooms, each with a private bath, plus an additional powder room in the hall. The kitchen was modern and well supplied. Everything was very clean and nicely decorated. Enjoyed the screened-in back porch. The driveway fits two cars for off-street parking. Location is a couple blocks from the main street; easy walk to restaurants and the Barter Theatre (saw a show there- very professional and entertaining, would highly recommend). We also enjoyed biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail, the entrance of which is only a block or so away.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are so many points our guests refer to as "best" but a consistent one is the location for Park Street Guest House. I'm so glad you enjoyed the House itself with its resident bunnies and birds. Thanks very much for pointing up highlights in the vicinity and we'll hope to see you again on another trip to Abingdon.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Holston Mtn. Artisans
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Barter Theatre Main Stage
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Barter Theatre Stage 2
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VA Creeper Trail Bike Shop
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Sinking Springs Cemetery
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Zazzy's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
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A Likely Yarn
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Abingdon Olive Oil Gallery
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Abingdon Farmer's Market
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Fields-Penn House
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VA Creeper Trail
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Washington County Public Library
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EXIT 17, off I-81
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Veteran's Park
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128 Pecan Restaurant
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Katbird's Wine and Gourmet
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The Tavern
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Rain Restaurant

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.3%

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.

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