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Serenity on the Virginia Creeper Trail

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,591 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with Mountain views

Hop on a bike and join the Creeper Trail at the end of the driveway. Located between mile marker 29 and 30, Green Cove Cottage sits on 23 beautiful acres of meadow, forest and Christmas tree farm. Walk up on the ridge for a beautiful 360 degree view of Green Cove and the Jefferson National Forest. Sit on the front porch swing or rocking chairs to glimpse the bikers through the trees or relax on the back patio and gaze up at the hills.

For extra accommodation, there is a 1 bed/1bath granny flat over the garage about 50 yards from the main house which is listed separately, property # 3877695

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanette Gretsch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Jeanette Gretsch

The Smith Family consists of Mamaw and Pampaw, owners of the property, and their 4 daughters and their families. There are a total of 10 grandchildren. Green Cove Cottage was purchased as a place where the family can get together and get away from it all.

Jeanette Gretsch purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeanette Gretsch chose Virginia

The eldest Smith daughter lives in Raleigh. The rest of the family loves visiting her because North Carolina is so gorgeous and green and not too hot (they mostly live in Texas, where it is too hot) and has stunning fall colors, actual snow, and beautiful clean running water. When contemplating a place for everyone to get together, it was unanimous that it should be this part of the world, and the Creeper Trail was the final attraction.

What makes this house unique

It's right on the Creeper trail for easy biking and walking for the whole family, and only 3 miles down the trail it crosses the Appalachian trail for the more adventurous. The quiet and restfulness of the location are unparalleled. The stars are magnificent at night. And the views from the top of the ridge are breathtaking. Plus there is a wonderful hill perfect for sledding right next to the house.


Mount Rogers National Recreation Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2591 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Front Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Cottage Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Cottage Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Cottage Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
  • There are also sofa beds in the front sitting room and in the family room. In addition, there is a loft apartment above the garage, which has a bedroom with a queen bed and a sofa bed in the living room. This can be rented separately. Please see listing # 3877695
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Serenity on the Virginia Creeper Trail
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Perfect home for our bike riding grojp

  • 5 of 5

Clean, we'll maintained and very convenient to Va Creeper Bike Trail.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy vacay

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous house in Green Cove was perfect for our friends and family! Everyone who came to see us raved about how nice it was. Gorgeous interior and landscaping. JACKPOT! We will be back! Deyna

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property along the Virginia Creeper Trail

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to spend a weekend with the family. Everything we needed was provided. It was a clean and beautiful property in a wonderful location right next to the rail trail.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Perfect mountain vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth year in a row that we've rented this property, and we will certainly be back again next year. Access to the Creeper Trail for biking and hiking could not be better, and the proximity to local trout fishing streams is superb. The house is in great shape-- clean, comfortable, and able to accommodate a large family or small group. The yard is large in both front and back, and is perfect for BBQs, games, picking guitar, and just relaxing and enjoying the views from the back patio. We saw deer under the apple trees in back of the house, and renting the small loft apartment on the same property was a bonus, allowing us to expand our group of mountain bikers and fishermen enjoying a long weekend in the country. The Gretsch family are kind and helpful hosts, and made sure we had everything needed for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Delightful place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect weekend here with friends. The close proximity to good hiking trails and immediate access to the Virginia Creeper Trail made this home an ideal location. Everything is well maintained, and the owners are knowledgable about the community and surrounding area and offered helpful suggestions about places to visit, good bike rental companies, and other activities. The home was neat and clean, and we appreciated having multiple rooms with queen-sized beds so that all the couples could sleep comfortably. Additional sleeping arrangements were available, which we didn't end up needing. The grounds are beautiful and provide a restful place to relax and unwind. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great little gem of a place. Plenty of room for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a family weekend together. The house was larger than I expected and a nice surprise. Everything you would need was available and very organized and clean. Will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Tri cities Regional Airport, TN
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Damascus Old Mill Inn
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Hwy 81
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

3 miles down the trail from the Appalachian trail. Day hikes from the driveway are available to Grayson Highlands to see the feral ponies, pick wild blueberries, or simply enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Fly fishing is available in the river a few minutes walk from the front door and at Sarge's Pay Lake just down the road. Make sure you check schedule the visit during one of the many festivals that celebrate the traditional music of the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%

We can accept Visa or Mastercard payments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.