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Cozy Quarters on the Virginia Creeper Trail

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quaint one bedroom 100 yards from the Creeper Trail.

Detached mother-in-law apartment on beautiful and secluded 23 acre property located at mile 30 of the 34 mile Creeper Trail. The apartment over the garage has one bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom, and living room/kitchen combo with sofa bed. Hop on a bike and breeze the 30 downhill miles through gorgeous forest lands. Walk up on the ridge for a breathtaking 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.

The main house (3 bedroom, 3bath), about 50 yards from the loft, is also available and listed separately as property # 3871187

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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Biker Loft bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Biker Loft bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room. The 23 acres also contains the main house, which is a 3 bed/3bath house listed separately (property # 3871187) and sleeps up to 12.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Cozy Quarters on the Virginia Creeper Trail
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
Euharlee, GA

Great place for enjoying a mountain escap and riding the Creeper trail.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the Creeper trail. Clean and fun. Don’t miss the view from the top of the hill behind the property. Nice yard for kids to play too.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The one bedroom quarters is cozy. Full kitchen was well stocked by previous renters. The property is GORGEOUS, remote & quiet.

We packed an air mattress with linens and used that on the LR floor for our 2 daughters.

Everything we did away from the place was at least a 25 minute jaunt, but it was worth it.

The owner was friendly & responsive. Perfect mountain get-away!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet retreat right along the Virginia Creeper Railtrail

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful place for a family gathering-we also rented the house next door. We enjoyed being right next to the rail trail. The house was clean and comfortable with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falls Church, VA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and convenient to Damascus and Grayson Highlands and Virginia Creeper. The only things that would keep it from receiving a 5 for many are 1) the lack of a cellular signal or WiFi access in the loft (you have to walk across the driveway to the main house to get the latter), and 2) a potential reduction in privacy if anyone is renting the main house. We didn't need WiFi except for our morning weather check and no one was renting the house, so those weren't issues for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

These cozy quarters were just what we needed for a weekend away for biking the Virginia Creeper Trail. The driveway drops right off to the trail. The loft had all the conveniences needed for a pleasant stay. Hot shower. Firm bed. Spacious kitchen/living area. Hope to be able to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Happy Birthday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying here on the Virginia Creeper Trail to celebrate his birthday. We had everything we needed and enjoyed hiking the property and having really close access to the trail. We were also delighted to find a new trout fishing pond business across the street. We were honored to be the first 2 customers for opening day. We cooked the fresh trout easily at this house. We hope to come back and bring our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good getaway and we hope to see you back. I am excited to hear about the trout business, I had no idea someone was going to open something like that and it is the perfect thing for the area. This area is well know for its trout fishing but none of us have ever done it.
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Property Manager

Jeanette Gretsch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 cabin in 2014

Why Jeanette Gretsch chose Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

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 cabin 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.


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. 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

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

We can accept Mastercard or Visa. Please contact us to take advantage of this option

Manager'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.