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Linda Sharpe / Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

GORGEOUS DAMASCUS, VIRGINIA RENTAL WITHIN MINUTES OF VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL

52 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Blue Ridge Highlands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A wonderful mountain cottage in the beautiful mountains of Virginia!

Hello! Welcome to Our Mountain Homeplace. Our lovely cottage is located 12 miles east of Damascus, Va. between Virginia's two highest peaks--Whitetop Mountain and Mt. Rogers Recreational Area. There are three entrances to the Virginia Creeper Trail within 3 to 5 minutes of us. (We are within 5 miles of the beginning of the Creeper Trail in Whitetop Va.) The Appalachian Trail is within a mile of our house. We also have numerous hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, and streams galore for fishing. You might also want to take advantage of the many festivals that happen in this area from Spring to Fall.

Now for a little bit of information about our cottage. The house was left to me by my parents. My husband David and I have lovingly and steadily been completely renovating it. The downstairs level was opened up to our rental customers in 2012. It It has been a work in progress as we strive to make it the best that it can be for our guests!! We are finally ready to open up the upstairs this year, which will give our guests a third bedroom to enjoy.Our house now has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and the upstairs with two twin beds. (For our customers who prefer certain types of mattresses, please note that all beds have pillow top style mattresses). There is also a Queen size sofa sleeper in the Living Room, which we have a foam mattress topper for. Each bedroom has flat screen TV's with their own satellite receivers. All Linens are furnished and we promise that when you stay with us, you can be assured that everything, including bedspreads, are laundered after each customer! We have two full-sized bathrooms. One has a stand up shower and the other has a tub and shower combo with curved shower rod. Both baths are beautifully furnished. You will love our large living room with a 42' wall mounted flat screen TV . It also has an electric fireplace that will keep you toasty when the nights are cool. High Speed Internet Access (WIFI) is provided for those who need their laptops! Our living room has plenty of comfortable seating and its own gorgeous, original hardwood floors.

There is a porch/sun room with sliding glass doors, windows that open on each end, and comfortable seating. You can sit and have your morning coffee while relaxing and watching the world go by! Outside you will find two gorgeous acres with a picnic area that has plenty of seating, gas/charcoal combo grill (charcoal furnished), picnic table, rock fire pit (wood furnished), and several furnished games including horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, frisbee and corn toss. Come stay with us and enjoy our mountain heritage. We will do everything we can to make you feel right at home! We believe our house is best described by one of our recent guests who left this poem for us:

HIGH ATOP A MOUNTAIN

OR PRETTY DARN NEAR

SITS A CUTE LITTLE HOUSE

FULL OF COMFORT AND CHEER

WARM AND INVITING

ONCE YOU STEP INSIDE

THE CORE OF A LOVING FAMILY

IT DOES NOT HIDE

BEAUTIFUL ARE THE GROUNDS

ON THIS DAY IN SPRING

THE SUN KISSES THE FLOWERS

AND THE MANY BIRDS SING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

IS HERE FOR YOUR PLEASURE

MEMORIES HAVE BEEN MADE

AND OH! WHAT A TREASURE

B.K. Deane

5/24/2015

NOTE: We always love hearing from our customers but at times we are out of cell phone range, however, our calendar is always up-to-date and you can make reservations through this site without contacting us first-- if that is more convenient for you. Also, if you leave us a message, we will always be back in contact with you within a short time period. I always check my email frequently so if you need to reach me quickly, just send me an email!

Please Note: We do not charge cleaning fees in order to keep cost low for our guests. Please help us continue to do this by leaving the house in clean condition when you check out.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda Sharpe / Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Linda Sharpe / Owner

Hi, my name is Linda and I grew up in this house and still use it for vacations and family gatherings. I love my country house and do my best to make it warm and inviting for you. My husband and I spend winters doing what we can to make our vacation home better for our customers, so if you have any ideas of things you might like to see to make it better, please leave us a note in our guest book. We use your ideas!!

Why Linda Sharpe / Owner chose Blue Ridge Highlands

Our house is very special to us. It was passed to me from my mom and dad - Jess and Mezelle Greer. My husband and I have remodeled it with love and dedicated it to them. Although we have our own home, this one will always remain special. My parents worked all their lives to build and pay for it, so we lovingly share it and our memories with you.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a quiet, country home where visitors can kick back and enjoy themselves and also enjoy the simple country life of hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking......together with the beautiful scenery, various festivals which are frequent in this area, and of course...the Virginia Creeper Trail. Look for visits from the various wildlife which comes around frequently. There is deer, turkeys, and a bear that wanders around from time to time. Take some time to just sit in the enclosed front porch and marvel at the peace of our country home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Linda and Sue, You certainly have a cozy, welcoming little cottage here! Reminds me of my grandparents home long time ago without the remodeling you have done! We've spent lots of time on the Creeper Trail (on foot), enjoyed meeting another hiker couple from Italy who had been on the AT 40 days! Having just finished a book "There Are Mountains to Climb" about a woman doing it alone in 1994, I was fascinated to meet them! Such a relaxing front porch. I think the things I enjoyed most was the wonderful fresh, honey suckle-laden mountain air & wild rose smell! Heavenly! And since we live just across from a dairy farm, it was especially welcomed. Loved your pictures, colors, country touches and us cooking in the kitchen. I felt at home! Oh and 2 turkeys and about 20 babies took their family walking across the top of the back yard and to the road at 7:15 am--delightful!
Jun 2014
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4.9
based on 52 traveler reviews

GORGEOUS DAMASCUS, VIRGINIA RENTAL WITHIN MINUTES OF VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL
average rating of 4.923077 based on 78 reviews
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Relaxing country respite

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Our Mountain Homeplace" was wonderful. The house was just the right size for our family (although there was room for more) and was extremely clean and well-kept (we regularly stay at vacation rentals when we are away from home--this rental was probably the cleanest one we've seen yet!). The kitchen was well-stocked, allowing us to prepare all our meals there. The owners were diligent to keep in touch with us and let us know about the area and any additional things they thought we needed to know about. The view from the kitchen window was beautiful--mountain foothills, farm animals, trees, all set against the beautiful sky the Lord has made--breathtaking. We really enjoyed sitting outside under the shelter in the (BIG) backyard, taking in the scenery and the amazing scents of the country. We had a truly restful time and would definitely recommend this home to our friends and family. We plan to return if we are in this "neck of the woods" again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Home away from Home" 😊😊

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in what feels like our "home away from home". The minute we walk in the door, it seems like one of our very missed grandparents will shout "welcome home!" You can tell this home has been lovingly cared for by Linda - my husband and I are at an age where just being in a country home like this brings back great memories. After a great day on the Creeper trail down the mountain or biking from Damascus to Abington and back (don't forget to do this part of the trail, breathtaking scenery!) it was so nice to come back for a relaxing evening enjoying the outdoors. Linda has thought of everything, firewood

which we put to use every night after we cooked out on the provided grill, fully stocked kitchen, there is nothing Linda hasn't thought of for her guests. This place is immaculate, we will absolutely be back. Thanks Linda for sharing your Mountain home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty Mountain Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean, nicely furnished and decorated. Everything that could possibly be needed for our stay was provided - and even some things that I wouldn't have thought of (like hot dog cookers for the fire). The outdoor area with grill and fire pit was awesome with seating and games provided - even the firewood was provided. I've stayed at several different properties in the Damascus area and Our Mountain Home is my favorite by far. I hope to stay there again on my next visit to Damascus.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jolana, we do try our best to try and provide for our guests needs. We are so pleased when we are told that we are doing a good job!!! Please come visit again, we would love to have you!!! David and Linda
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5

A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Linda and her family have gone above and beyond to make their property exceptionally clean and comfortable for their guests. We felt so welcomed and comfortable right away. There is a very homey feel to this lovely house and my children loved all the yard games stored in the garage and the big "kids room" upstairs. There were ample blankets and towels for our big group and plenty of seating. We had a wonderful day exploring Grayson Higjlands State Park and biking the Creeper Trail the next day. We certainly hope to be back! Thank you, Linda!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna and all for being wonderful guests. Please come back and stay with us again. We would love to have you. David and Linda Sharpe
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5

Awesome home away from home kind of place!

  • 5 of 5

I just recently visited Whitetop/Damascus. This was an awesome place to stay during our visit. It felt like we were staying at a friends house. Everything we could ever need or want was right at our finger tips leaving us asking for nothing. The owners truly thought of everything. We will definitely be biking the Creeper Trail again and we will without doubt be staying at this sweet sweet cottage again. My friends and I just kept saying that the place was just so cute and cozy.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly for the nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit at our house. Thank you for being wonderful guests. Please come again. We would love to have you!! David and Linda
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Perfect mountain home!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 6. We rode the Creeper Trail, fished, had a fire out in the beautiful backyard, played horseshoes and volleyball (both provided by the owner) and grilled the trout that we caught out on the grill! Location was lovely and perfect for access to the Creeper Trail. Pride in ownership showed in every room of this well kept and clean home. The owner was so friendly and accommodating-we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review Kim. Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our house. We try to do all we can to help our guests enjoy our house. Please come again, we look forward to you staying with us !!! David and Linda
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Hi, our name's are Linda and David Sharpe and we would love to welcome you to the place where I (Linda) grew up and still love to come home to. Our Mountain Homeplace is located approximately 12 miles East of Damascus, and approximately 4 miles from White Top station, where the famous Virginia Creeper Trail begins. Come stay with us and enjoy the scenic beauty of our area which boasts of creeks and streams galore where you can fish, tube, and play. Hiking and biking trails are numerous. The area also has numerous festivals that happen throughout the spring and into the fall months. The Appalachian trail can be accessed within a mile of our house. We are within 48 miles of Bristol Motor Speedway, 26 miles of Abingdon and the famous Barter Theatre, 19 miles to Grayson Highlands State Park, 31 miles to Hungry Mother State Park, 37 miles to South Holston Lake, and if you want some great home style cooking, drive 30 miles and try Shatley Springs...it is great!! If you are riding the Virginia Creeper Trail, we are located within 5 miles of the CREEPER TRAIL BIKE AND SHUTTLE SERVICE located in Whitetop. They are the only station that operates a shuttle service in Whitetop AND Damascus. Mention us when you visit them and get a 10% discount! We are proud to say they are family, but we also love them for their work ethics and ability to please all customers. They also operate the newest attraction in our area 'The Whitetop Zip Line'. Come stay with us at Our Mountain Homeplace. We will do our best to make sure you feel right at home!!

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Damascus Cottage Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 5.3%

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Amenities

Blue Ridge Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom #1 is equipped with a tub and shower. Bathroom #2 is equipped with step in shower. Both baths have soap and shampoo dispensers and are furnished with soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen sofa/sleeper (with foam mattress topper).
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen (2) twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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