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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:
February 26, 2018

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 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.

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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2 Blocks to Theatre, Shopping, Dining, Va Creeper Trail & More
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews

Fantastic house in a great location; very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house several times, and it never disappoints. Plenty of room, wonderfully located to enjoy all that Abingdon has to offer. Super clean. The owner is always a pleasure to work with, and provides ideas for dining/events/etc.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family are always a delight to have at the Guest House, for business or leisure. Thanks for your returning visits and much-appreciated review.
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Florence, SC

Third stay at the property. Always a pleasant experience. House is clean and well-maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the property during the Thanksgiving holiday. As always, everything was perfect. Fall months are quieter than the summer, but it was perfect for what we wanted to do.

Will definitely be back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend---Thursday through Sunday---we had at Park Street Guest House! It was comfortably and so attractively furnished, the kitchen had all the modern conveniences and tools we needed to prepare some of our meals, the location is perfect in that walking to wonderful restaurants and shops takes minutes, the Virginia Creeper Trail is minutes away, and there is even a small grocery/health food store minutes away. Janet, our host, has provided all the welcoming touches you could want----water bottle and chocolates on the bedside table, kleenex in varied spots, paper towels, napkins, salt and pepper and even coffee for guests to use. Our stay in this cottage was perfect and we have already decided to return next year for our annual visit with our good friends. Thank you, Janet! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this lovely house for 4 years for our annual reunion. After staying in many other places in Abingdon since 2005 this was our favorite. For 3 people this was perfect for everything we needed, plus we loved the fact that it was so close to the Barter Theater, shopping, the Creeper Trail, and several restaurants. It's very comfortable with lots of room for hanging out and a wonderful screened porch when the weather is nice. You have to keep in mind that the train tracks are not far from the backyard, but we actually enjoyed hearing it (as long as it didn't blow the whistle too early). Janet was a fine hostess sharing all of the best that Abingdon has to offer. It was always a pleasure communicating with her.

She has done a beautiful job renovating this house and we appreciated using it as our home base for a week of fun. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Holston Mtn. Artisans
Nearest Point of Interest
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
Nearest Point of Interest
A Likely Yarn
Nearest Point of Interest
Abingdon Olive Oil Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Fields-Penn House
Nearest Point of Interest
VA Creeper Trail
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Washington County Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
EXIT 17, off I-81
Nearest Point of Interest
Veteran's Park
Nearest Point of Interest
128 Pecan Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Katbird's Wine and Gourmet
Nearest Point of Interest
The Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
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 Fee $50

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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