Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts dream: nearby access to miles of multi-purpose trails, river and lake, use of bikes, tubes, canoe, fire pit. Short drive to live theater, cinemas, eateries and shopping adventures. Unique, hand crafted cabin-like interior --with modern and unique design features and comforting amenities -- attached to a ranch-style home.
Singles, couples, business travelers, families -- ALL are welcome.
Country pine paneled walls, wood stove, ceiling fans, AC, wireless mini sound system, classic book collections, card table for jigsaw puzzles and games, air mattress, leather couch, a few antiques and rustic rocking chairs make this space interesting and comfortable.
A firm king bed with soft topper and a variety of bedding for customized comfort for two people sits amid marble top end table and heirloom bureau.
Efficiency is the key to our galley-style kitchen, stocked with necessary eating and cooking implements and appliances.
A special treat for tea and coffee drinkers: a "healthy" electric kettle and french coffee press AND complimentary local roast coffee beans, ready for grinding, and a variety of herbal teas. Add our purified water and voila! a perfect cup your way!
A tiny bathroom finishes out the space (the shower is 32"x32", a bit tight but functional). A Castile Soap foam dispenser is provided as a body wash along with "friendly" shampoo and conditioner.
The property is 1.6 acres, fully fenced, with vegetable and flower gardens, apple trees and berry bushes. The areas around the house are open to guests, including a corn hole game, slack-line and a grass driveway that encircles the house for walking or "earthing", or safe bike riding for the little ones. Two horses grace the back paddocks (one is 41 years old!).
The 35 mile long Virginia Creeper Trail and the South Fork of the Holston River are accessed directly behind the property. Adult bikes and river tubes are available to use -- at your own risk. However, for a better fit, we recommend renting bikes in Abingdon or Damascus.
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Owners Jon and Carole are happy to be available to discuss the area, talk about the gardens, soil health and nutrient dense foods, food preservation, alternative living options, affordable building systems, old home energy retrofits, eldercare -- you name it. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. A phone call to us will result in a convenient time to meet.
Other nearby attractions --
Within 5 minute drive: Town of Damascus, park and playground, numerous eateries, groceries, auto mechanics, bike rentals, outfitters, antiques and crafts.
Within 15 minute drive: I-81 exit 19, Walmart, Lowes, fast food, hospital and urgent care.
Within 20 minute drive: Town of Abingdon, The Barter Theatre, Blue Hills Health Food Market, Abingdon Farmers Market, Abingdon Cinemall, thrift stores, William King Art Museum, numerous shopping centers.
Within 30 minute drive: Whitetop Mountain and Mt. Rogers, the Bristols TN/VA, major urban retail centers, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Rhythm and Roots Music Festival.
Within 45 minute drive: Grayson Highlands State Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, Cabellas and Bass Pro shopping centers and more national chain stores than we're comfortable even talking about.
Please wash your dishes and place all used bath and kitchen towels in the shower.
Jon: Retired housing specialist, mediator, medical social worker, photographer, builder, government contract administrator, litigation support specialist, newspaper publisher, entrepreneur, eldercare provider. Currently eco landlord (compulsively turns everything into living space) and popular radio personality on sustainable lifestyles and soil health. When there's time I like quirky thriller mysteries (Tony Hillman) and non-fiction (e.g. The $50 and Up Underground House Book), and any stories about old-timey ways. Likes: Rumi (the poet), organic food, rice puffs, dark chocolate and Whoppers. A big fan of energy and resource conservation and wilderness shelters, tent camping, trail hiking and back road car trips through small, rural towns with at least one, good local restaurant.
Carole: retired labor/delivery nurse and massage therapist; life-long horse enthusiast (Parelli Natural Horsemanship), gardener (especially flowers) and eldercare provider (93 and 94 year old parents); in bed by 8:30 to read (currently Alice Hoffman); loves sushi, wine with dinner, Jean DeFlorette (the movie) and Rumi (the poet).