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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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
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Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2016

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!


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(39 traveler reviews)

2 Blocks to Theatre, Shopping, Dining, Va Creeper Trail & More
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for access to the Creeper Trail and walking in downtown Abingdon. Set up is for 2 couples or a family of 4 with two separate bedrooms, each with a full bath. Very updated and comfortable. Fulle kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best location and a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples sharing the 134 Parklane house. The owner met us. Parking for 2 cars. The house is completely redone with high ceilings, comfortable furniture, well stocked kitchen, and a nice screened porch. Totally spotless. The location is just perfect - some things within 2 blocks: the Creeper trailhead, the Barter theaters, bike shop, several good restaurants, natural food store, and Saturday farmers market. The Wolf Hills brewery is a 10 min walk which I highly recommend. We rode the Creeper trail which goes through beautiful country. I recommend riding from Abingdon to Damascus and back (32 miles very gradual grade) or taking a stroll on the tree lined section in Abingdon.

This was the best house I have ever rented from VRBO. Absolutely no complaints. I agree with other reviews that it is worth more than 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend and hope you and your friends will return soon. The location is truly one of the very best in town and it sounds like you hit most of the high spots...all within walking distance. Happy travelers are the very best compliment I could ever wish for!
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A prescription for rest and retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Park Lane guesthouse is exactly what this doctor orders! Abingdon is a quaint historic town with a smashing theatre district, delicious restaurants, and shopping galore for a girls weekend getaway. I had a girlfriend fly in to spend 3 nights together. The guesthouse was perfect! Two full bathrooms accompanied each bedroom, a large gathering area for eating and visiting, and a beautiful screened porch to enjoy the crisp mornings with coffee. We walked to restaurants, saw a show at Barter Theatre each night, and shopped at numerous specialty stores. The bike shop is next to the guesthouse making it easy to rent a bicycle for a period of time or spend the day on the creeper trail! The owner did it right with the guesthouse! Small details like numerous outlets in the bathroom, a well stocked kitchen with utensils, wifi throughout the house, and a wide floor plan makes it easy to move around if you have a disability. I strongly recommend Park Lane as the perfect location and destination for anyone who wants to getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax, Virginia

The Ideal Guest House with The Most Gracious Hostess!!

  • 5 of 5

If I could rate this guest house with more than 5 stars, then I certainly would do so!! My friends and I reserved the guest house from September 7, 2016 to September 12, 2016, and we have absolutely no complaints. You will immediately know this property is special when you arrive and see the myriad of plants surrounding the house. I was so impressed with the landscape that I toured the entire yard before I walked into the house. Then, the interior of the house amazed all of us!

This property has all of the conveniences of home, and it is within walking distance of restaurants. We ate breakfast each morning within the screened back porch, and we also enjoyed tea or an adult beverage on the screened porch at night. The only time my friends and I used our car was when we commuted to our event in Bristol.

My friends and I are health conscious but we enjoy a good beer. I brought my bike, and I biked the Virginia Creeper Trail which is located around the corner from the guest house. A bike shop is located next door to the guest house which was convenient because I discovered a slow leak in my rear tire. The shop replaced my inner tube within 10 minutes.

We had a delicious meal at the Peppermil located on Main Street, and my friends sampled the beer at Wolf Hills Brewery which is located down the street from the guest house.

There is a natural foods market across the street from guest house where I purchased organic tea. This market has a little bit of everything (e.g., apothecary, free range meat, bakery, etc.).

Lastly but definitely not least, the owner (Ms. Janet) is absolutely wonderful!! She responded immediately to my initial inquiry about making reservations. She is definitely Abingdon’s best advocate because she had me eager to visit Abingdon months before I arrived. I highly recommend this property, and I will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem, NC

Perfect Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th trip to Abingdon but our first time staying in this beautiful home. The open and airy floor plan is perfect for 2 couples. Restaurants, shopping, the Creeper Trail, Barter Theater, Wolf Hills Brewery and first class spa at The Martha are all within walking distance...we parked our car upon arrival and did not get back in until we left Abingdon on Sunday! The owner was quick to respond and so helpful with information regarding Abingdon. We will definitely be back for another relaxing stay at this beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend staying in this house! The location is perfect!!... super convenient to everything we wanted to do. We rented bikes right next door for the whole weekend and whenever we wanted to, just biked practically right across the street to the Creeper Trail. There was a playground down the street.. a big hit with my 5 year old. We biked to Wolf Hills brewery one evening for a couple drinks and some live music. Walked to shopping, to the Farmer's Market, etc. I feel like I could go on and on. The house is beautifully decorated, plenty of space for the 5 of us.... comfortable beds.... My son loved the DVDs and games in the hall closet. Just an all-around wonderful place to stay. And Ms Janet was quick to reply to any question I had in the planning process and just very easy to work with throughout. We WILL be back. :) Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.3%

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Abingdon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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