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Green Cove Station

Waterfall near Green Cove

Photos © Michael B. Wright





There are many wonderful lodging opportunities in and around the Creeper Trail. The styles range from the many cozy B&B's, historic inns, private homes, cabins, and cottages.

CREEPER TRAIL COTTAGES - Damascus -- Paradise is sandwiched between the Virginia Creeper Trail and the Laurel River in beautiful Damascus, Virginia. Make Damascus your next vacation destination. Make Creeper Trail Cottages your Home-Away-From-Home. 276-492-6207.

A HUMBLE ABODE - Damascus --


BACKCOUNTRY - Damascus, VA (5 mi. north of Damascus) -- Wilderness lodges located on 100 private acres which adjoin the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, located 5 miles from Damascus, VA and 8 miles from Interstate 81, exit 29. Queen and twin beds with private bath and linens, firewood provided. Backcountry borders the Jefferson National Forest and 40 miles in national forest trails are available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. 276-492-0907.

BACKBONE LODGE - Sutherland, TN (2.9 mi. south of Damascus) -- This place is perfect for a couple or a crowd. Two queen beds, two double foldout sofas, twin bed in seperate cottage, 3 bunk beds, plenty of camping room, fully furnished kitchen, full bath, 2 outdoor toilets, tv, dvd, stereo, game room, foosball table, pool table, dart board, horseshoe pit, covered motorcycle parking, country gazebo with charcoal grill, casual front porch and firepit. 276-492-0907.

WHITE BIRCHES INN - Abingdon -- Abingdon's most frequented B&B located in the Historic District.Voted by inngoers #1, 3 years in a row, as one of the top 15 B&B's in the U.S. The only B&B in Abingdon that can offer you a king size bed, in-room fireplace, over-sized whirlpool tub, and private walk-in tiled shower.Elegant surroundings and numerous amenities. AAA 3 Diamond Approved. 268 Whites Mill Rd. (276) 676-2140 or (800) 247-2437.

SUMMERFIELD INN - Abingdon -- Abingdon's premier B&B lodging. Featured in Southern Living. 1920's Colonial Revival, center of Historic District. Walk to Barter Theatre, restaurants and shops. Seven spacious guestrooms, in-room baths, whirlpools, numerous amenities. Relax in large parlors, on the wraparound porch with swing and rockers or stroll the gardens. Gourmet breakfast, afternoon refreshments. Bike/shuttle arrangements, Barter packages. 101 West Valley St. (276) 628-5905 or (800) 668-5905.

Fox Hill Inn - Troutdale, VA -- . 800-874-3313 for Reservations.

CREEKSIDE CABINS - Jefferson, NC -- Our cabins are the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, church groups, fishing enthusiasts, or multi-family vacationers. The Creekside Cabins are nestled along our private section of the renown Helton Creek, one of North Carolina's/Virginia's best fishing venues. Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Biking, Canoeing, and Relaxing are just a few of the things that will keep you busy in this area. 800-238-8733.

River Trail Cabins - Damascus -- A comfortable getaway for couples and families. Enjoy the sound of the river while cooking meals in a fully furnished kitchen or relaxing in the couples Jacuzzi. Great opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, and horse back riding lay just beyond your doorstep. Conveniently located in the town of Damascus, "The Heart of the Creeper Trail", weekend dining and music is only a short drive or walk away. Weekly and weekend rates are available through reservation. 276-628-8123 - 276-628-7664.

LOVE HOUSE B&B - Abingdon -- Circa 1850, a beautifully restored post-colonial home, offering two suites and two guest rooms with private baths with jacuzzis and fireplaces. Gourmet breakfasts and signature desserts offered daily. TV/VCR, well-stocked kitchen, common rooms, porch and gardens. Cooking classes are offered during the winter months' weekends. 210 East Valley Street, 276-628-1281 or 1-800-475-5494.

COTTAGES ON THE CREEPER - Abingdon -- Located at the head of the Virginia Creeper Trail, this enchanting and “artfully“ decorated, fully-furnished cottage is perfect after riding on the Trail or strolling through Historic Abingdon. Luxurious amenities include jacuzzi, ceramic walk-in shower, and internet access. Relax on the tastefully landscaped brick patio and enjoy mountain views. 334 Gibson Street, 276-628-6331 or 866-686-2774.

CREEPER TRAIL HOSTEL - Sutherland, TN -- (RV, Tent, Bunks) Located just 3 miles from Damascus, Virginia and the Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail and the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Lodging for groups, cyclists, hikers, hunters and fishermen and just plain regular folks.


RUGBY CREEK CABINS & EQUESTRIAN RETREAT - Mouth of Wilson, VA -- Surrounded by our private 63 acre horse farm you will find quiet, safe seclusion! Slip away from your hustle and bustle. Come sit a spell on the porch...rock awhile...listen to the crickets...let nature call you home. Open all year. 1314 Rugby Road, 276-579-4215.
Open All Year!

DAMASCUS OLD MILL - Damascus -- Newly renovated guestrooms and suites offer you the comforts of a bed and breakfast and all the amenities & privacy of a fine hotel. Located on the Laurel River downtown, we invite you to visit us for a weekend getaway, a superb dinner or to host your wedding reception or other special event. We'll make it an experience to remember. 215 Imboden Street, 276.475.3745.

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American Casual is the norm for most area resaurants. Don't worry about your biking attire, especially in Damascus, you will be right at home.

MOJOE'S TRAILSIDE COFFEEHOUSE - Damascus -- Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Smoothies, Relax. Free WiFi. 331 Douglas Drive. 276-475-5505

DAMASCUS EATS! - Damascus-- Owned and operated by Debbie and Stan Taylor (formerly at Old Alvarado Station) since Feb. 2006, Damascus Eats! is fast becoming the place to eat on the Virginia Creeper Trail, and the Appalachian Trail, both of which run right past our front door. After a long mountain bike ride, or hike, what better way to celebrate than with a great meal! Damascus Eats!, 425 Douglas Dr., Damascus, VA 24236 (276)475-6255.

CREEPER TRAIL CAFE - Taylors Valley -- Conveniently located next to the Virginia Creeper Trail and Whitetop Laurel Creek biking, hiking, horseback riding, and relaxing. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Subs, Philly Cheese Steak, Ice Cream, Homemade Desserts. Dont pack your lunch! Eat with us! 37077 Chestnut Mountain Road, Damascus, VA 24236 (276)475-3888 & (276)475-3918.

ZAZZY'S CAFE - Abingdon -- Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Smoothies, Relax. Free WiFi. 380 E. Main Street. 276-698-3333

WILDFLOUR BAKERY - Abingdon - Best buns in town! Wonderful baked goods and fine crafts in one shop. Gourmet coffee and teas. Hwy. 11 at exit 19 I-81, 276-676-4221.

OLD ALVARADO STATION - Alvarado -- Country Store and Deli. 21198 Alvarado Road. 276-475-6255.

DAMASCUS OLD MILL - Damascus -- Casual, yet elegant, dining in a restored mill. Outdoor dining overlooking the mill dam. Don't miss seeing the bar. Live music. 215 Imboden Street, 276-475-3745.

Bella's Pizza - Abingdon -- Twenty-five years ago, Bella's opened its doors with the idea of serving the world's best pizza and subs. Our original Western New York recipes are still used today and all of their pizza dough, sauces, meatballs, Italian sausage and sub rolls are still made in-house from the finest ingredients available. 872 East Main Street, 276-628-8101.

TAVERN - Abingdon -- Dining at the Tavern a long-standing tradition in Abingdon since 1779. A relaxed and casual dining experience. Extensive Beer & Wine List. 222 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, 276-628-5795.

Withers Hardware Co. - Abingdon -- A hardware store built in 1914 by the Withers family, now turned into a beautiful modern restaurant.

Subway - Damascus

Quinceys Pizza - Damascus -- Limited delivery. 142 West Laurel Avenue. 276-475-5753.

Dot's Inn - Damascus


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Biking is a must, but consider hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail, fishing in some of the best trout streams east of the rockies, or just sitting on the porch and counting cars.

Adventure Damascus Bicycles - Damascus -- Full service bicycle dealer and largest bicycle rental and shuttle facility on the trail (serving Damascus, Abingdon, Whitetop and all stops in between). Fat-seat comfort rental bikes. 128 West Laurel Ave, 888-595-BIKE.

Sundog Outfitter - Damascus -- Full service outfitter for the Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Bicycle rentals and shuttles year round. Camping, Hiking, and Cycling gear for novice to enthusiast. Maps, advice, and info. 331 Douglas Drive, 866-515-3441.

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The Whole Health Center, Inc. - Abingdon -- Health foods and natural health care products. 611 East Main Street, 276-628-3170.

SUNDOG OUTFITTER ONLINE- Damascus -- Full service outfitter for the Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Bicycle rentals and shuttles year round. Camping, Hiking, and Cycling gear for novice to enthusiast. Maps, advice, and info. 331 Douglas Drive, 866-515-3441.

The Cave House Craft Shop - Abingdon -- "Craft Art for the Home" - Retail outlet for the Holston Mountain Crafts Guild, a group of 130 mountain inspired local Southwest Virginia artisans who follow the old time honored methods of creating fine works. It is located in a 170-year-old house in downtown Abingdon 279 East Main St. 276-628-7721.

MOJOE'S TRAILSIDE COFFEEHOUSE - Damascus -- Great local artwork. 331 Douglas Drive, 276-475-5505.

Woody's Goody's - Abingdon -- Great local artwork, art

supplies, and nic-nacs.

See "Spotlight" Issue 1.

Wines of Distinction - Abingdon -- You will find everything needed for proper tea, coffees, cheeses, imported chocolates, specialty beers, pasta, olive oils, and vinegars. An exquisite selection of French and Italian glassware also awaits you, and yes even Limoge boxes. Not just a fine wine store. Beautiful and eclectic gifts. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-0001

The Iris Garden - Abingdon -- Toland Flags, Willow Tree figurines, Cottage Collectibles Bears, Howard Miller Clocks, Windsport Windsocks, Birdfeeders, Birdbaths, Fountains and more for the Home & Garden. 272 West Main Street, 276-619-3999.

Creeper Trail Depot - Damascus -- Info on Creeper Trail related t-shirts and souvenirs.


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Resource EXTRA

Va Creeper Trail.com


The Moonlight Drive-In Movie Theater

Creeper Trail Club

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Mount Rogers NRA

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Appalachian Trail Days Festival

American Whitewater

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