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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area 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:

















B.K. Deane


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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Linda Sharpe / Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 Virginia

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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Very nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a lovely, cozy mountain house. We found everything very comfortable and clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at LOTS of VRBO's. NOTHING compares to this place. From the moment you walk in until the moment you walk out, it is the best place you can stay. This home is amazing. It is comfortable and updated and it is loaded with anything you could want. This beautiful place offers a huge back yard with a fire pit and the wood to burn in it. It offers outdoor games along with everything you need to play the games. This doesn't always happen with VRBO. The owners love this place and it is clearly evident in the way they provide those 'extras'. If you are considering riding the Virginia Creeper Trail this place is for you. If you just need a time out from the hustle of a very busy life, this place is for you. Our family will be back to visit again, of this, I am certain. BTW....they have a cookbook displayed called "Grazing Along the Crooked Road". It is so much more than a cookbook. Be sure to give it a look!! You will not be disappointed. I bought my own the moment I got home. Thank you so much for allowing us to share in the beauty of this amazing place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith and family for the nice review. Please come back!! We look forward to having your family visit our house again!! Linda and David
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Perfect weekend getaway! Longer next time😉

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this adorable cottage in the mountains to take in the beautiful fall foliage and we were not disappointed! The cottage was super clean and the decor was adorable.

Our beds were so comfortable and the fireplace was so nice to cozy up to. We road our bikes on the Creeper Trail and the views were amazing. We will be back 😊

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dannia!!! We would love for you all to come again! Thank you for being such great guests!! David and Linda
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Beautiful home, great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and such a clean,, homey place for our visit to Damascus! We rode the Creeper Trail and it was gorgeous for a fall trip to the mountains! Linda was so easy to work with and the house was perfect and just as described.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Haley. You all were perfect guests. Please come again!! David and Linda
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  • 5 of 5

This is the sweetest place! Close to the top of White Top, it's peaceful and beautiful. The kitchen is really well stocked with all of the gadgets and supplies you need. There are two comfortable and lovely bedrooms on the main floor and a great attic space that is almost like a small apartment and could easily sleep at least 3. Linda was great to work with and left some yummies for us to eat. If you are looking for a mountain hideaway, this os definitely the place! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carrie, loved having you!!! Please come back again!!! David and Linda
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Great family set up

  • 5 of 5

Great house located close to Creeper and Appalachian Trails.

House was very clean and maintained

Easy communication with owner, no problems

Garage full of outdoor games, firewood for fire pit, nice outdoor shelter, closed in front porch for morning coffee

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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 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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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
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  • Stove ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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