Charming, Clean, Convenient Guest House in Adorable Town
Submitted: October 9, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
We had two families stay at the River Rose Cottage for a long weekend (4 adults, 4 kids). It was a spacious, clean, charming guest house that afforded us plenty of space to spread out with beds for 10, multiple common areas, and plenty of hidden nooks and crannies inside and outside for children of all ages to explore. The proprietress, Susie, is friendly and has delightful stories to share about her long love affair with Damascus, as well as endless suggestions and recommendations for activities, trails, restaurants, bargains, live music, carnivals, and more. The house is decorated with many homey touches and decorations and is well appointed with dishes, pots, pans, cutlery that you need to make meals at home and save money on eating out (though eating out in Damascus is very affordable). The home is right on Main Street, a short walking distance to the Appalachain Trail, all the local bike rental shops, several restaurants, the Dollar General, the bank, a park, the river, etc.
Our stay at the River Rose Cottage was truly the highlight of our trip.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I felt like I was teaching school again. The children from these families were so inquisitive. They wanted to know about the history of the house and the people who had lived in it. They had drawn maps of the house and the backyard. Cute little explorers! Actually, our home sits right on the Appalachian Trail. When sitting on the front porch, it is not unusual to see some of the hikers who are making their way from Georgia to Maine.
Yes, we have enough beds to sleep ten but I prefer that 8 or less stay in our home. With all the beds, there is plenty of room for people to spread out and find a quiet place to sleep! If you have more than 8 in your party, I can recommend other inns where the overflow of people can stay.(in the same block)
I had a great time talking to the guests. We agreed that one thing we liked about an old , stately home like River Rose, is that you never know what is around the next corner!
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