About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 BEDROOMS, BASEMENT, 2 BATHS, LAUNDRY ROOM, DECK, 3 Ac. TO ROAM
LIVING ROOM (COUCH FOR 3 OR 4, COUCH FOR 2 OR 3, TV, HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE, DVD AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 2 RECLINERS, PHONE WITH FREE CALLING IN THE U.S. END TABLES WITH LAMPS, CENTER TABLE, AND TABLE WITH LAMP IN FRONT OF LARGE WINDOW FACING THE ROAD.
THE DINNING ROOM HAS A TABLE WHICH WILL SEAT 8 PEOPLE, ANOTHER SMALL TABLE WHICH WILL SEAT 2 PEOPLE, AND A HUTCH.
4 BEDROOMS ARE AS FOLLOWS
NO. 1 BEDROOM QUEEN BED WITH DRESSER AND CHEST
NO. 2 BEDROOM QUEEN BED WITH DRESSER AND 2 NIGHT TABLES WITH LAMPS. LARGE CLOSET
NO. 3 BEDROOM DOUBLE BED WITH DRESSER AND CHEST--LARGE CLOSET.
NO. 4 BEDROOM 2 DOUBLE BEDS WITH MIRROR OVER CHEST, LAMP, AND CHAIR. LARGE CLOSET
LARGE QUEEN BLOW-UP MATTRESS WHICH CAN BE USED IN THE LIVING ROOM.
NO. 1 BATHROOM TUB WITH SHOWER, SINK, COMMODE , TABLE AND LAMP, CLOTHES HAMPER, BATH MAT IN TUB AND OUTSIDE OF TUB ON FLOOR IN FRONT OF TUB AND LARGE CLOSET WITH IRONING BOARD, IRON, BATHROOM TISSUE, AND EXTRA LIGHT BULB. SOFT SOAP AND BAR SOAP.
NO. 2 BATHROOM STAND UP SHOWER, BATH MAT IN SHOWER, BATH MAT OUTSIDE OF SHOWER ON FLOOR, COMMODE, SINK, AND CLOTHES HAMPER. HAND SOAP AND BAR SOAP.
LINEN CLOSET TOWELS, (SPA SIZE), WASH CLOTHES, HAND TOWELS,
EXTRA PAPER TOWELS, OLD TOWELS IN THE BOTTOM TO CLEAN YOUR BIKES, ETC.
LAUNDRY ROOM WASHER AND DRYER (BRING YOUR OWN CHOICE OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT--I KNOW EVERY WOMAN HAS A FAVORITE)
PLACE TO HANG CLOTHES AND HANGERS.
KITCHEN FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED. DISHES, SERVING DISHES, POTS AND PANS, GLASSES, MUGS, DISH CLOTHES, DRYING TOWELS, PAPER TOWELS, DISH WASHER WITH DETERGENT, HAND DISH WASHING LIQUID, DISH DRAINER, STOVE WITH 4 HEATING ELEMENTS, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE MAKER, BLENDER, COFFEE MAKER, TOASTER, PAPER NAPKINS, MATCHES, SALT AND PEPPER, GLASS SERVING DISHES, EGG DISH, MIXER, MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS, COOKBOOK, MIXING BOWLS, EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED BUT THE COOK.
BASEMENT PLACE TO STORE FISHING EQUIPMENT, POOL TABLE , SHELVES, ETC. PATIO DOOR TO OUTSIDE.
DECK ON BACK OF HOUSE WITH CHARCOAL GRILL. YOU CAN VIEW THE MOUNTAINS, READ, WRITE, EAT, WATCH YOUR CHILDREN PLAY, LISTEN TO THE BIRDS. LOCATED JUST BELOW THE HOUSE IS A SMALL STREAM WHICH RUNS THROUGH A LARGE PARCEL OF LAND. A PICNIC TABLE AND BURNING PIT IS LOCATED THERE. YOU CAN HAVE A PICNIC UNDER THE TREE AND LISTEN TO THE BROOK FLOW.
FRONT PORCH --- CAN SIT THERE AND WATCH THE TRAFFIC GO BY THE HOUSE OR RELAX IN THE COOL MORNING BREEZE.
Abingdon is filled with fun and interesting things to do.
With festivals, concerts, performances and more, it’s always changing. So much to see. So much to learn. You’ll return time after time. IT’S ALWAYS PLAY TIME IN ABINGDON, VA.
4 BEDROOMS. ALL BEDROOMS ROOMS HAVE LARGE CLOSETS, QUILTS, BLANKETS, 4 PILLOWS PER BED, LAMPS, DRESSERS, NIGHT STANDS, ETC. ALL LINENS ARE FURNISHED.
BATHROOMS: NO. 1 TUB AND SHOWER, COMMODE, SINK, TABLE WITH NIGHT LIGHT, CLOTHES HAMPER, & CLOSET.
NO. 2 GLASS SHOWER, SINK, COMMODE, CLOTHES HAMPER. WE PROVIDE BATHROOM TISSUE, SOFT SOAP, BAR SOAP, PAPER TOWELS, BATH & HAND TOWELS, WASH CLOTHES
& BATH MATS.
LIVING ROOM : COUCH FOR 3 OR 4 AND COUCH FOR 2, OR 3 PLUS 2 RECLINERS, ENTERTAINMENT CENTER WITH TV, INTERNET, DVD, AND PHONE. LONG DISTANCE IS FREE. END TABLES WITH LAMPS, COFFEE TABLE, AND TABLE WITH LAMP IN FRONT OF LARGE WINDOW.
LAUNDRY ROOM---WASHER AND DRYER
OUTSIDE GAMES-- CORN HOLE, HORSE SHOE, LARGE AREA TO PLAY BALL BUT BRING YOUR OWN. BRING ANY OTHER OUTSIDE TOY YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY WITH. ALSO, WE HAVE A SMALL CREEK RUNNING THROUGH THE PROPERTY.
INDOOR GAME--POOL TABLE (ADULTS ONLY)
DECK--TABLE AND CHAIRS IN BASEMENT WHICH YOU CAN USE TO SIT ON THE DECK. THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SIT IN THE EARLY MORNING OR IN THE EVENING. YOU CAN WATCH THE BIRDS, LOOK AT THE MOUNTAINS, OR IN THE EVENING SEE THE FIREFLIES. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, BRING A PLASTIC JAR WITH LID SO THEY CAN HAVE FUN CATCHING THE FIREFLIES.
CHARCOAL GRILL, BRING YOUR CHARCOAL & LIGHTER
FIRE PIT FOR ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS, HOT DOGS, ETC.
IF YOU BRING BIKES, THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM TO PARK THEM IN THE BASEMENT.
LOCATED JUST 2 MILES FROM THE CREEPER TRAIL, RESTAURANT, SOUTH HOLSTON LAKE, SOUTH HOLSTON
RIVER. 10 TO 15 MILES FROM ABINGDON OR DAMASCUS. 30 TO 40 MINUTES TO BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. NASCAR
DAMASCUS IS A SMALL QUAINT TOWN WHICH HAS A FESTIVAL EVERY YEAR CALLED TRAIL DAYS. ALSO, YOU CAN BOARD A SHUTTLE THERE UP TO WHITETOP MOUNTAIN WHERE YOU CAN RIDE DOWN THE CREEPER TRAIL. WE HAVE THE LONGEST BIKE TRAIL IN THE USA.
LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE OF THE TOWN IS WONDERFUL TROUT STREAMS WITH LOTS OF NATURAL BEAUTY. JUST
1 HOUR AWAY IS GRAYSON HIGHLANDS PARK. THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.
ABINGDON IS A VERY OLD HISTORICAL TOWN WHICH HAS MANY FESTIVALS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. ONE WHICH DRAWS A LOT OF OUT OF TOWN VISITOR IS THE VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL WHICH INCLUDES A LOT OF ANTIQUES, PERFORMING ARTIST, ETC. IN THE TOWN OF ABINGDON, THERE ARE MANY PLACES TO SHOP, ANTIQUE STORES, RESTAURANTS, (LOTS OF DIFFERENT VARIETY),
DEPARTMENT STORES, GROCERY STORES (AT LEAST 6) AND SEVERAL SMALL STORES, WALMART, GAS STATIONS, ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALS, DOCTORS, DENTISTS, WALK IN HEALTH CLINIC, PHARMACIES, CHURCHES, LIBRARY, AUTOMOBILE DEALERS, CAR GARAGES, CAR WASHES, QUICK LUBES, VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER, HISTORICAL HOMES & HISTORICAL COURT HOUSE, VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, AND OTHER SMALL PARKS, ETC.
LOCATED 30 MILES NORTH ON I-81, YOU WILL EXIT AT CHILHOWIE, VA. TURN LEFT AND PROCEED ONTO SALTVILLE, VA. ABOUT 10 MILES. THEY HAVE A VERY INTERESTING SMALL MUSEUM.
TRAVELING SOUTH ON 1-81 TO BRISTOL, YOU CAN VISIT THE BRISTOL CAVERNS. THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND ARE VERY INTERESTING TO VISIT. ALSO, LOCATED THERE IS THE COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM. THIS IS WHERE COUNTRY MUSIC STARTED.
THERE ARE MANY MORE ATTRACTIONS CLOSE IN THE AREA. YOU WILL JUST NEED TO GET ON YOUR COMPUTER AND GOOGLE THE AREA. ALSO, I WILL HAVE ON HAND A LOT OF BROCHURES OF THINGS TO VISIT AND SEE WHY YOU ARE VISITING.
Festivals & Events
There are festivals, concerts and special events all year long in Abingdon.
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Arts & Culture
Abingdon is well-known as the home of the most famous stage in Virginia - Barter Theatre.
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Home to the Virginia Creeper Trail, Abingdon and SWVA is an outdoor lover's dream come true.
In Abingdon, history is not confined to select sites and preserved by
Make Abingdon your hub as you explore the back roads of Southwest Virginia.
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Abingdon has a great music scene, with local regional and national acts playing all over town.
I WILL HAVE ON HAND WHEN YOU ARRIVE, LOTS OF TOURIST BROCHURES, MENUS FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS, AND MAPS OF TRAILS, ETC. I GREW UP HERE SO I CAN ANSWER JUST ABOUT ANY QUESTION ABOUT THE AREA. ALSO, MY HUSBAND HAS LIVED HERE FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND IS VERY EDUCATED ABOUT THE AREA HAVING WORKED ALL ACROSS THE NINTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA BEFORE RETIREMENT. HE WAS AN ENVIROMENTAL ENGINEER SO HE CAN HELP YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ENVIROMENT, PLANT GROWTH, TREES, ETC.
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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 Abingdon
I have decorated the house to reflect the 1950's and 1960's. This home looks like Mother's when I was growing up 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. Three acre of land to roam about.
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. Also in the basement is your laundry room and a place to hang your fishing equipment, park your bicycles, coolers, etc. Lots of room. Another thing that children or teenagers enjoy is the room downstairs with 2 double beds plus a very unique and different closet. They have referred to this as their own pad. I have found in the closet a pillow and a sham where some little fellow has taken a nap. It was so sweet and brings back lots of memories of my growing up years. The reason I named it Alvarado Vacation Home is that I want everyone to feel like this is their home away from home. All the leisure of home but not having to clean but just having a lot of fun. A good place also for a homecoming or get together with family who might live in the area. Just check us out.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful country retreat.
We had a wonderful stay, it was very clean and cozy with a spacious deck and yard.
It is a short drive to town where there are restaurants and shopping. Mr. and Mrs. Kaurish
were great hosts who filled us in on some local history and answered any questions we had.
We are looking forward to maybe staying there next year.
Lovely, quiet house
The house was in a secluded area that was very quiet. It was extremely clean and inviting as well. I enjoyed my stay there, and will stay there again if I return to the area!
Thank you Stacey for that wonderful review. I always strive to have a nice clean house when I have guests. The house is secluded but with lots of neighbors but not to close for comfort. I would love to have you come and visit again any time. You were a wonderful guest. Hope your trip home is safe.
Exactly as ad. Had everything. Host was fabulous!
Very comfortable home. We had 8 family members staying. Carol and Fred were wonderful hosts and went out of their way to meet all needs. Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for that wonderful review. We enjoyed having you all in our vacation rental home. Thank you also for leaving the house so nice and clean. Come back and visit us any time. We will be glad to have you and your family. As I mentioned to you, we will doing a lot of updates this spring. Some we have already started but a lot more to come. Please visit our website after the end of March. We hope to have many of them posted by then. Again thank you.
Quaint Family Retreat
We loved staying at this beautiful family home in Virginia. Carol and her husband were awesome and very accommodating. My kids loved playing outside. There is plenty of room for the entire family. Just note the two double beds are in the basement, in case you have small children. Also if you have a larger family staying you might want to bring some extra plastic silverware. Close proximity to Abingdon. We enjoyed the Creeper Trail and a show at the Barter Theater during our stay.
Thank you for your nice review. We appreciated it very much. Come back and visit us any time. The one bedroom downstairs has been a great joy for teenagers when they come with their parents and even small children have loved to take a nap in the closet. They enjoy the space plus it is kind of like having their own little place to hang out. I never have thought about having plastic forks because I have silverware for 12 people. Thanks again for the great review.
Weekend with the family
Me and my family had a really great time. The hosts were excellent and the house was the cleanest rental I've ever stayed in. My kids and grand kids loved the place and were able to play in the yard safely. The house is about a 20 minute drive from Damascus and the Creeper trail but it's worth it. We will try to rent this house again when we go back to the area.
Curtis Moore, Kingston, TN
Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I appreciate you choosing Alvarado Vacation Home for you to bring your beautiful family. Thank you for taking very good care of the house. We look forward to you and your family coming to visit us again at any time in the future. Again thank you, Carol Kaurish Owner
Cozy, clean home
We had a wonderful time in September staying here with our 3 kids. There was plenty of room for all of us and we were only 2 quiet country miles from the Alvarado station of the Creeper Trail. The home was fully equipped and very clean. Carol was so welcoming! We hope to be back again next year.
Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I am so glad that you all liked the country and the house. Thank you for taking such good care of the house and leaving it so clean. I will look forward to you returning with your family. Also, thanks for mentioning the Alvarado Station. This was a working post office when I was growing up. The mail traveled by the Creeper Train. There were so few houses back then that your mail, just said Rt. 1 Alvarado, V.A. The mail man knew everyone.
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. Festivals and Activities During the Year Wild Crafted and Recycled Fibre Art by Jane Wilson 2/09--3/01/2018 Abingdon, Va. Visitor's Guide Abingdon Farmer's Market March--November Abingdon, Va. St. Patrick Day Week-End March, 2018 Abingdon, VA. Virginia Creeper Marathon March 18, 2018 Virginia Creeper Trail Head, Abingdon, Va. Art in Bloom@ William King Art Center April 4-6, 2018 Thursday Jams May to June Abingdon Farmer's Market Abingdon, Va. 9th Annual Iron Mountain 100K June 24, 2018 Damascus Town Park Mountain of Music Homecoming Friday, June 2018 Plum Alley Day May Independence Day Celebration Tues. July 3, 2018 Night Time Fireworks Display Damascus, Va. Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon, Va. July 27--August 5, 2018 Arts, Music, Antiques, and Fun Appalachian Writer's Day @ The Virginia Highlands Festival July 28, 2017 Main St. Busker Fest September 2, 2018 Abingdon, Va.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$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.