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Alvarado Vacation Rental Home-2 Miles from the CREEPER TRAILl! Close to ABINGDON

Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

4 Bedrooms(1 queen, 4 doubles)2 Bathroom Kitchen, Dinning, Living Room, Basement

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, other small appliances, dishes, cookware, and utensils. Just about anything you will need, you will find in our kitchen.

Linens, towels, washcloths, hair dryer, and soft soap furnished.

Cable TV and Internet for web surfing and checking e-mail.

Central heat and air conditioning. Deck on back of house.

3 acres of land to roam around and most of it is flat with small stream running through the property.

Very quite neighborhood with friendly neighbors. (Most of them I have known all my life)

Smoke free home, and no pets allowed.

Grill available and patio tables and chairs

Washer and dryer are both located in the full-size basement.

Picnic table and fire pit.

Pool Table and Corn Hole Game

Located just two miles from the Creeper Trail, South Holston Lake, and Holston River. It is approximately 10-15 minutes driving distance from Abingdon and Damascus Virginia, and about 30 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway (NASCAR).

Damascus is a very small, quaint town with a shuttle service for bike riding to Whitetop Mountain. Trout streams, perfect for fishing all year round are also close to the town.

Abingdon is a very old town with lots of historic houses to tour and a variety of festivals throughout the year. Located about 1 hour away is the highest peak in Virginia, Mount Rogers. Saltville, Va. is located about 30 minutes away with a museum of natural history and civil war history. Bristol Caverns is about 30 minutes from vacation home.

South Holston Lake is a large body of water for boat riding, fishing, and jet skiing, located about 2 miles from vacation home. Bear Tree Lake and picnic area about 30 minutes away.

Located in Abingdon are several restaurants, antique mall, small little shops, Walmart, Roses Department Store, K-Mart, Shoe Boutique, Magic Mart, O'Riley Auto Store, Kroger, Food Country--2 stores (locally owned for over 40 years with wonderful meats), Food Lion, Lowe's Home Improvement, Flea Markets, Banks ( a lot for a small town), Hospital, Wellmont Walk In Clinic, Dentists, Doctors, Pharmacies, Boutiques, Floral Shops, Churches, Library, Automobile Dealerships, Auto Garages, Car Washes, Quick Lube, Virginia Highlands Community College, Higher Education Learning Center, Schools Public and Private, Historical Court House, Historical Houses, Veterans Memorial Park, Other Small Parks, and lots of Quick Marts with gas.

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Carol Kaurish
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Carol Kaurish

I (Carol) grew up in this home. The home was built in 1954. My family farmed the land and the property is still owned by myself and two brothers. We will be glad to share with you stories about growing up in the area in the late 1940's to the present. The house sits on approximately 3 acres of land with many maple shade trees and a nice creek running through the property. The neighbors are friendly and most are my friends who grew up with me. I live on a farm which is located on Limestone Drive with my husband. We are both retired but we enjoy doing lots of volunteering. Also, we have 5 wonderful grandchildren which live nearby and 1 wonderful grandchild which lives in Hi. My husband grew up in Cold Springs, Ky. across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Carol Kaurish purchased this house in 1954

Why Carol Kaurish chose Blue Ridge Highlands

I have decorated the house to reflect the 1950's and 1960's. This home looks like Grandma's and is very comfortable. It is a home where children can roam inside and outside with very nice neighbors. The place is quite and tranquil. You can sit on the deck and read a book while enjoying the beautiful mountains. Also, you can watch the fire flies at night and the many birds during the day. The surroundings are very peaceful and quite. In the evening build a fire in the fire pit (roast marshmallows & hot dogs) and have a picnic on the picnic table. When the sun goes down and night falls enjoy gazing at the beautiful moon and stars. Also, take a walk whenever, lots of room to wander and children to play. Just plan on coming here to relax and have a good time with whoever travels with you.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful rural countryside surrounded by mountains and forest. River and lake nearby which is great for boating and fishing. Spectacular and famous (Applachian Trail, Creeper Trail) to go hiking and bicycle riding. Old country stores, replica of the Alvarado Train Station, beautiful fields with cattle grazing, sheep, and goats. Also, enjoy shopping at the Abingdon Farmer's Market for fresh produce grown locally. We have several different festivals going on through the year. Hungary Mother Park, Backbone Rock Park, Bristol Caverns, and Hidden Valley Lake (this lake sits on top of a mountain). You can use a paddle boat but not a boat with a motor. It is very unique and different. The house has lots of room with the 4 bedrooms and basement. Lots of people enjoy walking around on the 3 acres of land and children love to roam.


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Alvarado Vacation Rental Home-2 Miles from the CREEPER TRAILl! Close to ABINGDON
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

It was very nice, clean and very homey!! A great place for a family get away!!! Great for kids and

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean and inviting! A great place for a family get away! Great for kids and the owners went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed!!!😄

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that wonderful review. If you are ever coming back up here, please get in touch with me to book again. You all took excellent care of our vacation rental and was so respectful when I was booking you all. Have a Merry Christmas. Carol Kaurish Owner
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  • 4 of 5

Our group of 8 friends were looking for a place to stay close the The Channels, a hike out of Meadowview VA,

and we also loved that it was close to the Creeper Trail, which we have ridden several times.

The house was clean and comfortable, and certainly affordable for our party.

Though we didn't go into Abingdon this time, that town has a lot to offer, for others who may consider staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a nice review. I enjoyed meeting your family. Maybe the next time you visit the area, you will be able to visit Abingdon. Our town is very historical. Again thank you for staying with us. Carol Kaurish, Owner of Alvarado Vacation Home
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Good Location and a nice house.

  • 5 of 5

We had seven people and we all enjoyed the stay. It was close to the winery! and close to Damascus. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tina, Thank you for your wonderful review. I enjoyed meeting you all. I will be most happy for you and your guests to return at any time. You took excellent care of our home and look forward to the next time you all come. Thanks again, Carol Kaurish Alvarado Vacation Home
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean and we really enjoyed our stay. I wish we would have more time there. Carol and Fred and very nice and considerate. I would highly recommend this place to friends

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We were so happy to meet and get to know you all. We will be happy for you all to come again any time you would like. Also, stay longer the next time. The house was in perfect shape. We hardly knew anyone had stayed there. Again, Thank you, Fred & Carol
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Great house for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend biking the creeper trail, and this house was just perfect! So great that we decided to stay in for meals instead of going out! Huge yard and outdoor games/ tables/ chairs/ fire pit were perfect for the kids! House was comfortable, super clean, and fully stocked with everything we needed! Great for a large crowd or family. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that great response. I was so happy to meet you all and your wonderful children. The house was in perfect condition and I could hardly tell that you all had stayed there. Thank you for taking such good care of the house. I hope you will come again when you have time to relax and have a good time with your family. Thanks again, Carol Kaurish
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Great getaway weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for letting us stay at your rental home. It was so very clean and had all the supplies we needed for a great weekend trip. The beds were very comfortable and sheets, towels, etc. where supplied by the owner. We will recommend your rental to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. Also, thank you for taking good care of our house. We appreciate you recommending us to your friends. Come see us again. Fred & Carol Kaurish
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Nearest Airport
17.4 Miles
Virginia Highlands Airport
Nearest Golf
10.8 Miles
Deer Field Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Alvarado Restaurant
Nearest Ski
47.2 Miles
Boone, NC
Car: necessary

Local Auction House with antiques, etc. Bass Pro Shop

Bass Pro Shop Cabella's privately owned boutiques, antique shops, Mall, Big Box Stores, pharmacies, tours of old homes, restaurants (fast food & fine dining), library, colleges,

Nascar Racing, festivals, flea markets, and several small towns nearby with lots of history. Lots of beautiful mountains with trails. Our most famous is the Applachian Trail plus Creeper Trail. (Bike riding or walking) Saltville, Va. is about a 30 minute drive with a beautiful museum. Saltville is also famous for supplying salt for the troops during the Revolutionary War. Also, Abingdon has also many artifacts about the war. We are also about 30 miles from Hungary Mother Park and Bristol Caverns. We have enough of natural beautiful surroundings for anyone to spend at least a week to just see a few. Also, we have Backbone Rock which you can drive your car through a rock and hike the trails or enjoy a picnic in the Park. We are about 20 to 25 minutes from this natural wonder. If you go about 20 more miles, you can see where we have had natural Cranberries growing and are still growing in a few places. Another natural wonder is Hidden Valley Lake. This lake sits on top of a mountain. You cannot use any boat with a motor but you can use a paddle boat.


Rates & Availability

Abingdon House Rental Rates

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Winter Pricing
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Mar 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.3%

$100 PER NIGHT FOR MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY FOR 2 GUESTS. Please contact owner for special rate. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE BOOKING AND GETTING THE CORRECT QUOTE, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 276-475-3147 AND WE WILL EDIT YOUR RATE. $135 per night for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. April 17--25, 2017 during these dates if you need to cancel, you will have to do so 60 days before arrival to get your full refund.

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Abingdon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 Tub with shower, sink, table with night lamp, clothes hamper, and linen closet. Bathroom 2 Glassed Shower, sink, clothes hamper, night light.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Antique Room - 1 double
    The Garden Room - 1 queen
    The Powder Room - 1 double
    The Retro Room - 2 double
  • Double Beds (4) Queen Bed (1) Queen Blow Up Mattress (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beautiful creek running through property with a fire pit nearby. Extra large area for children to play or adults to take a nice walk. Sit on the deck early in the morning or late in the evening during spring through fall and listen to the birds sing and enjoy the fresh country air. Also, you can look at the beautiful mountains. Talk a walk anytime lots of room to roam around.

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