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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Janet Woolwine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 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!

Amenities

Abingdon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 suites, each with queen-size bed, reading chair and writing desk... Private "en suite" bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Screened porch in back, open porch in front, Bike shop right next door for rentals, repairs, shuttle service to White Top Mountain

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Florence, SC
5

Fabulous!

  • 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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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little place, perfect for two couples. Walking distance to Main Street downtown. Great property with two master suites and a screened in back porch. Just perfect for our needs. Will stay again if traveling through Abingdon. Ellis Sweet ship is a must eat Place!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Donna, both for your visit and your enthusiastic praise for Park Street Guest House. When I tell prospective visitors that it's possible to spend a *very* full weekend without getting back in the car, I think they're a bit skeptical but you've vouched for that very fact. The setting is just as peaceful and the VA Creeper Trail just as much fun all year round. Incidentally, the Creeper Trail and several area attractions (including the Guest House) were just filmed for a feature on the Rails to Trails Conservancy, based in Washington DC. Should be up on their website late August! You were great guests and I hope you'll come back and visit soon. Janet
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Atlanta, GA USA
5

Perfect Place for a Creeper/Barter Weekend w/Friends

  • 5 of 5

Great location, ideal set-up for two couples, lovely screened porch to watch people getting ready to start their ride on the Creeper and the trains rumble by (noise not an issue).Janet has thought of everything. This house includes all the little "extras" that make it seem like a real home away from home -- four outlets in the bathroom, make-up mirror, lots of fluffy towels, plenty of good lighting and ceiling fans everywhere, fully-equipped kitchen, games and DVDs, detergent pods and a washer and dryer just in case you get soaked while biking! Even with a bath in each BR, the powder room came in handy at times. And to top it all off, there's a wildlife sanctuary in the backyard!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stat here

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a nice little get away or for a long stay. It's right in downtown and perfect for walkin every where. Nature and arts right outside your door. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I love being part of happy times and I could tell from the excitement of your wedding party (and the beautiful bride!!) that this one would be extra special!! All the happiness in the world to you both and let's celebrate something else soon!!
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Nashville, TN
5

Positively Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We chose this adorable cottage for a girls' getaway weekend in Abingdon. We could not have found a more perfect location, nor a more perfect place to stay. The cottage itself is stunning - the gardens, the floors, the decor. Large and open inside with 2 really good sized bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Beds are super comfortable, plenty of towels and adorable bathrooms. Screened porch out back was exactly what we needed to sit until the wee hours of the morning, drinking wine and catching up. The location turned out to be great - across the street from 128 Pecan, a local favorite restaurant, the Blue Hills market (a health food store) and next door to an adorable knitting shop, A Likely Yarn. We walked the Creeper extension (starts just behind the house) to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning and to the Barter to see Savannah Sipping Society. Once we arrived, we didn't get in our cars again until it was time to go home. Janet was so easy to work with - even left us a couple of copies of a Nashville magazine (since one of us was coming from Nashville). Highly recommend. Will definitely be back. Thank you, Janet for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You got all the high points...as well as the pleasure of staying home. Reunions and family travel are where the Guest House really shines, with plenty of room to spread out, great location, personal space/privacy and a truly excellent location! When I built it in 2012, I included all the features I would want in a vacation home and I'm so glad you and your friends enjoyed it. There are new things happening all the time and I can't wait for you to come back.
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Gotha, Florida
5

perfection

  • 5 of 5

very enjoyable as always.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your endorsement and for being such excellent guests! After these several many years I always look forward to your group's visits. The "perfection" rating goes both ways!!! Best regards...Janet
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Map

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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Forget-Me-Not
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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

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Rates & Availability

Abingdon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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