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Appalachian Trail Mountain Home in Cherokee National Forest -VA Creeper Trail

6 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
20 guests
2 nights minimum
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Perfect for big families or small groups, this 3,000 sq ft home is private, secluded vacation home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. This peaceful small community of under 1,000 is the only valley on the famous US 421 Motorcycle Trip. Less than 30 minutes drive to many family lake activities, hiking trails, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway, South Holston Lake, shopping in historic Abingdon, VA and much more. Within an hour drive you can visit Boone, NC, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the mile high bridge at Grandfather Mountain. Famous for fly fishing, this area has some of the best rivers and streams for fly fishing on the east coast. The home is quite and within walking distance to a small diner and the US 421 Country Stor...Perfect for big families or small groups, this 3,000 sq ft home is private, secluded vacation home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. This peaceful small community of under 1,000 is the only valley on the famous US 421 Motorcycle Trip. Less than 30 minutes drive to many family lake activities, hiking trails, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway, South Holston Lake, shopping in historic Abingdon, VA and much more. Within an hour drive you can visit Boone, NC, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the mile high bridge at Grandfather Mountain. Famous for fly fishing, this area has some of the best rivers and streams for fly fishing on the east coast. The home is quite and within walking distance to a small diner and the US 421 Country Store. The home has been remodeled and provides all new bedding.Close to Damascus Virginia- Abingdon, Virginia - Boone, NC - Bristol, TN/VA - This location provides a small town feel with privacy and lots of space inside and out, while being in the center of cities with activities for everyone. 2 living rooms with fully reclining sofa's, recliners and futons. Everything you need for family fun in the mountains and lakes.. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Perfect gem of a house in the perfect area. We didn't get to enjoy all the amenities or hiking/Mtn biking in the area but we hope to be back. The owners offer every convenience and all you could wish for; hence the name "Genie house"....More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank stephaniemV9437NM
Management response:Responded June 29, 2018

Thank you! I could hardly tell you had been there, so clean. I try to make it a home away from home and guests in the past have helped me know what the house needed. I am only as successful as wonderful guests like yourself...More

Reviewed June 19, 2017

The Shady House is in a beautiful rural location! The space has lots of character and accommodated us well enough. We were even allowed to have two smaller dogs stay. Kate (the owner) is kind and a breath of fresh air. She communicated with me...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Roam702669
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

Thank you for taking care of the home! You were a joy to work with. My goal is to provide the best possible experience for outdoor family adventures!

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stayed with a total of 14 family members. The house was set up well to hold that large of a group. Really enjoyed all the indoor and outdoor games. The area is beautiful in the valley. Roads are windy coming in from Bristol on...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank Bill O
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

I just loved hosting your group! Thank you for taking such good care of this special home place. I hope to have you visit again !

Reviewed July 25, 2016

This year was our second annual trip to the The Shady House and we all truly enjoyed our stay. I went with a group of ladies and we had plenty of space with lots of room to spare. We loved the old country store feel...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank cherylduckworth
Management response:Responded August 1, 2016

Thank you! I always enjoy hosting all you girls! See you again in the Fall :)

Reviewed August 30, 2015

A few of the boys wanted to go see a NASCAR race, and what better race than Bristol! There were 6 of us from Ontario, Canada that came down, and from the moment we got there, we all felt at home. Great place with lots...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank PhillyScott2015
Management response:Responded September 3, 2015

Thank you Scott! I enjoyed having you guys. I am sure you will be impressed with all of the additions by next year! You guys left the home is such clean condition, I hardly had anything to do. Oh, and BTW, another thing we have...More

About the Owner
Kate R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
I will have as much or as little contact as each guest needs. I let the guest set this pace. Some people contact me several times a day. Others I don't hear from after check-in. I am available during the stay.
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About the neighborhood
Sitting on the front porch, I am looking at the most spectacular view of the mountains. It is quite with a constant breeze through the valley. Completely surrounded by mountains, the very small community is not accustom to tourist. But I know about all 987 people in Shady Valley and may be related to most of them some way. I can see the crossroads of hwy 91 and US 421 - most popularly known to motorcyclists as 'The Snake'. I haven't seen a car in about 20 minutes, so i decide to walk down the road to get a biscuit at the Shady Diner. As I walk in, my niece and I are greeted with a friendly hello and prompt service. I got a egg and cheese biscuit and large coffee - and she got a chicken biscuit (real chicken) and an orange juice. We paid 6.04. There were about 5 people in there cou...
Getting around
Located in a small town in the mountains, getting around is just fun scenic driving! From water sports to shopping, you can find fun everywhere around. Brochures and a guest information book in the home. Booked guests are sent a pre-arrival email containing all the area activities and information to research in advance.
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