Damascus River House on the Creeper Trail


Entire home hosted by Colette

  1. 14 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 4 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
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We are so excited to welcome you to The Orchard House in Damascus! This DREAMY riverfront home and sprawling manicured property are one of a kind, with everything you need to host a small or large group comfortably, while enjoying easy access to the Virginia Creeper Trail (which runs the length of the property) and the convenience of being only 3/4 of a mile from town in your private paradise. We hope you love this place as much as we do, it's truly one of a kind!

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This amazing and unique property was recently acquired by the direct neighbors, your well loved and experienced Superhosts over at Laurel Run Cabins. Joe and Trudy have burned the midnight oil to make this house a home, and it shows in the thoughtful details… a well appointed kitchen, gorgeous local art, comfortable furnishings, cozy blankets, and high quality linens and towels. We have some brand new additions include a game room in the garage (pool table coming soon) a large deck off of the river side, and some fun yard games. We have more upgrades in the works and future improvements planned. If you’d like to see some of our stellar reviews on other rentals, you can scroll down to the link, or visit the Laurel Run Cabins website and click on one of the cabins to view the listing.

We have set this place up to accommodate your large group all together in comfort, or your smaller group in spacious luxury. The entire downstairs of the house, including the main living room, master bedroom and bathroom, Jack and Juliette bedrooms and shared, spacious bathroom, kitchen, dining nook, living room, laundry room, garage, bonus bathroom with an accessible walk in shower (see pictures) and access to the entire grounds, can be rented for the base nightly price for 6 or fewer people (three king sized beds)

For groups six or larger, there is a $50 per guest, per night charge (excluding infants) for including the upstairs, which has an additional plush seating area with a view of the sprawling front lawn and Creeper Trail, a bedroom with one queen sized bed, a full bathroom, and the ‘Kids’ room, a large wing only accessible through the first upstairs bedroom, which has three twin sized beds, and was recently decked out with a fun rug and cube storage. The twin beds can be pushed together and made up with queen sheets and blankets for a couple. Downstairs, the pull out sofa bed and the regular couch could make for a whopping 14 COMFORTABLE vertical positions in the house, and more options for air mattresses with discussion. The cabins are also available next door, if extra beds are needed for an event or occasion.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

River view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 8 spaces
HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Damascus, Virginia, United States

The Orchard House is located about 3/4 of a mile from Town. A few minutes by car, or 20 minutes walk on the Creeper Trail will get you to the nearest grocery store, which is a Food City on Rt.58. The nearest neighbors, across plenty of lawn and separated by a green wall, are the owners of the rental property, and have several more one and two bedroom cabins available on their gorgeous piece of riverfront land. Please inquire if you have any questions about the cabins! On the other end of the orchard is our resident caretakers apartment and envy inducing garden, which you'll pass through on your way down the drive.

If you've been here before, then you are well aware of the charm that is Damascus, but if this is your first time, be prepared to fall for this small but lively town with lovely period architecture and a soul of southern hospitality (I promise you will, we all do!)

Boxed in on three sides by National Forest, this area offers unparalleled access to the outdoors for people of all fitness levels. 'Trail Town, USA' is known worldwide for its hiking, biking, and heritage trails. The Appalachian Trail follows Laurel Avenue right through the heart of Damascus. The Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile multi-use trail from Abingdon to Whitetop Mountain, is one of the countries most cherished Rail-to-trails, runs directly though this rental property, and hosts a variety of races throughout the year. The Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, and Virginia’s Birding and Wildlife Trail all pass through Damascus along their routes. Neighboring parks like Grayson Highlands State Park, Hungry Mother State Park, and the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area offer hiking at every degree of difficulty, and some of the best single-track mountain biking you will find in the U.S. The highest navigable road in Virginia leads to the summit of Whitetop mountain, which provides panoramic views of three states from over 5,000 feet of elevation, and is a beautiful, but curvy (leave people who get carsick at home) 1 hour drive from town.
Aside from the 1,000 feet of river frontage you’ll be able to enjoy at The Orchard House, there are many more nearby rivers and streams in both Virginia and Tennessee offering world class trout fishing and a wide variety of other game species, along with kayaking and rafting. South Holston Lake (20 minutes from the cabins) is gorgeous and never overcrowded. Renting a Pontoon boat, jet ski, SUP, or kayak are great ways to get out on the water and explore this unspoiled area.
Nearby Abingdon, a Virginia Historic Landmark and thriving artistic community, hosts the Barter Theatre, which opened on June 10, 1933 and is the longest-running professional theatre in the nation. Enjoy unique local shops, historical buildings, a thriving farmers market and year-round live music at a number of venues. Abingdon was voted #1 in USA Today’s “Best Small-Town Food Scene” competition. Try White Birch, 128 Pecan, Rain, The Girl and The Raven, The Peppermill, the Tavern, or The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy