We enjoyed our two night stay at this rustic ranch style family home whose owners make every effort to ensure their guests feel welcome.
Paula greeted us on arrival with glasses of iced raspberry tea, baked something delicious every afternoon, and cooked us a filling gourmet breakfast each morning.
The three guest rooms are on a private downstairs level, and open directly to a wide, covered, shared porch. Wooden rockers beckon one to sit and enjoy the view and the sounds of the Holston River, flowing swiftly, approximately 20 feet below.
Our cozy king bedded room and bath were clean and comfortable, but with limited natural light due to the porch overhang. Robes are provided, in addition to a well stocked guest pantry across the hall. There is no TV or phone in the room, but both are available in the upstairs family great room, as is a laptop.
You’ll need good directions or a GPS to find this place. It’s a few miles outside the town of Abingdon, and on a narrow, rural road. Cell phone coverage is frequently unreliable in this mountainous area. Plan to arrive before dark!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the scenic bank of the North Fork of the Holston River, nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Clinch Mountains and just outside historic Abingdon, Virginia, The River Garden is a place where you can feel at home away from home. With only 3 guest rooms, we provide you with the personal attention you deserve. Each comfortable room has an interior door for access to the inn and a private exterior door which opens onto a covered deck. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- River Garden Hotel Abingdon
- River Garden b&b