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Near Damascus, Timber Framed 1800's Barn on Lovely Horse Farm , Custom Crafted

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic Cabin by creek, all custom built, Full Kitchen, hiking trails pet friend

Located just 6 miles from Damascus, VA, this pristine HORSE FARM is adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest, with miles of trails and a short hike to Gentry Creeks Double Waterfall! We have just built an upstairs living space in our historic timber framed barn built in the 1800's!! The river runs right beside it, and it offers a lovely view of the farm! Away from town, we offer a secluded and peaceful retreat environment. You couldn't ask for a nicer spot if you plan to bike the Creeper, visit Abingdon, Boone, Blowing Rock or Damascus!! Great Breweries in the area as well as wineries. The apartment has one bedroom with Queen size bed, living room, bathroom w/shower and kitchen. The kitchen has a full sized frig and stove and is fully stocked with pots and pans, dishes, micro wave, coffee maker, toaster oven. Also available on the farm is a 2 bedroom Cottage, for those who need more room!! If the dates you need are not available,

Please see my other HomeAway cabins, listing number #3653492

For the two bedroom and #7287394 for the totally private historic cabin at the ponds property just down the road. All same price

More Details

Marilyn Mitchell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Marilyn Mitchell

We run a non profit horse retirement farm ~ 3 generations live here! We feel it is "Heaven on Earth"!!

Marilyn Mitchell purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Marilyn Mitchell chose Laurel Bloomery

Beautiful, Peaceful and QUIET location!! Only 6 miles to Damascus and what a scenic drive along the river! We are Adjacent to Cherokee National Forest with miles of trails, Gentry Falls within walking distance. Located only a short distance to good shopping, restaurants, breweries, wineries, fishing, biking etc... This is a newly built cabin with large windows overlooking the horse pastures and the mountains. It is unique, rustic, and all custom built with old barn wood in HISTORIC timber framed barn from the early 1800's!

What makes this cabin unique

Picturesque location on Horse Farm ~ Adjacent to Cherokee National Forest and Gentry Creek! Miles of walking trails right from the farm. Enjoy the horses, the ponds, the trails, the views and most of all the quiet ~ away from town! The drive to Damascus is only 6 miles and is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the entire area!


Laurel Bloomery Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One BR w/Queen, plus camping outside in covered Gazebo (2)
    - Outside Gazebo for camping out, sleeps 2 or 3 kids
  • The Cabin has one bedroom with Queen sized memory foam bed and has a small overhead loft with 2 twin sized beds.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
For those who love the out of doors, nature, animals, biking, hiking and natural beauty, this is an ideal areal!!


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Near Damascus, Timber Framed 1800's Barn on Lovely Horse Farm , Custom Crafted
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Charming and cozy loft

  • 5 of 5

We will certainly stay here again when visiting Damascus and Grayson. This place is very charming and cozy. Marilyn is very nice and made us feel at home. I loved the way the loft was decorated in rustic charm

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value for hikers and bikers

  • 5 of 5

This newly renovated barn apartment was a great value and good location for our recent trip to hike Mt. Rogers and bike the Virginia Creeper Trail. There is a full-size kitchen and bath, excellent wifi connectivity, and everything was very clean and new, with a cute rustic country vibe. The property is located on a horse farm and there is a nice creek and trail to the National Forest just beyond the door. The towns of Damascus and Mountain City are just a few miles away, but bring your own groceries to get you started. Comfy queen bed, with another single bed up in the loft. We stayed three nights along with our pup in this pet-friendly place and truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Close to Gentry Creek Falls and the Cherokee National Forest

  • 5 of 5

If you are seeking a very pleasant base location to enjoy a few day hikes to some really beautiful sites in the area this is a perfect location. The amenities provided were like new, wifi worked very well, but be aware cell service is pretty weak out there. I think of that as a real positive, buy if you must, you could always use Duo or Facetime if you really had to make that call. The little town of Laurel Bloomery is nearby, but of more interest to most is Damascus - just a short run down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Property. Clean and nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property, the old converted barn was a real treat inside. All amenities you may need. Perfect for romantic getaway. Great to walk out your door and over to the babbling creek. Marilyn Mitchell is a great host. She is very attentive and will do all she can to make you have a great stay!

Duane and Lori

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible get away in a great location for hiking and exploring.

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn was an incredible host. She went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. I so appreciated the cabin being dog friendly as well! We explored th Cherokee national forest, Grayson highlands, and many other trails in the area. Quick drive to Damascus where part of the Appalachian trail runs through! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away; able to decompress

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque cabin; soothing sounds of babbling creek steps from the cabin. Would recommend to a friend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mountain CIty, TN
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mt. CIty or Damascus
Car: necessary

See our website. for complete directions.

If you are coming from the VA. side your GPS will work fine but from the TN direction, some will have you turn before reaching GENTRY CREEK RODE. This will take you down a long dirt road! Stay on 91 untill you see the A to Z market on left, then go RIGHT ON GENTRY CREEK RD. Go to the 3 way and go Right then we are the LAST driveway on G the LEFT before the pavement ends. If you miss the drive, you go into the Cherokee National Forest on a dirt road. GPS work good but dont always say: "you've reached your destination". Again, We are the LAST driveway on the LEFT, before the pavement ends. Your CELL PHONES will not work out here!! You will have internet and can always use my phone in the main house in case of an emergency. NOTE: IF you arrive late at night or just arrive and don't find anyone around, PLEASE feel free to go into the cabin. It is on your RIGHT after crossing the bridge. Park near the stairs that lead up to the front door. It helps if I know an approximate time of arrival but I cannot always be here so please make yourself at home! I will leave it unlocked with the key inside.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $45

These rates are for 2 people. There is the loft which is ideal for 2 young people who don't mind climbing up into it! It has 2 twin beds. There is an additional charge of $35 for each bed used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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