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Happy Trails Cottage


This is our cabin...  Happy Trails Cottage (HTC) is probably the newest 'stick-built' vacation rental home in Damascus.  It has new furniture and the most modern of appliances.  It is located at the end of the town park next door to the new Damascus library right on the Appalachian Trail where the AT comes off of the mountain from Tennessee.  This location makes HTC convenient to downtown Damascus and provides for easy bike and walking access to the Virginia Creeper Trail!

There are three bedrooms.  The main bedroom upstairs has a large private bathroom with jetted, garden tub and a separate shower.  There are two bedrooms downstairs that share a full bathroom with shower/tub.  One bedroom has two twin beds and the second bedroom has a double bed.  HTC easily accommodates six people.  Amble bed linens, blankets, and comforters are provided.

The remainder of the house consists of a large family room with cathedral ceiling, a fully equipped kitchen with all major modern appliances (side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, electric range and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker) and dining area with a large family-style dining table.  There is a laundry room with washer and dryer provided. 

The family room has a large gas fireplace for wintertime or cool Spring and Fall evenings.  The flat screen televisions in the family room and the upstairs bedroom have Dish Network satellite service.  The Town of Damascus provides Wi-Fi as does the library right next door.

There is a covered front porch with chairs and porch swing for relaxing afternoons or evenings reading a book from either the HTC reader's library or the Damascus library next door.  You can watch for hikers coming off of the AT into town or listen to the music from the various outdoor festivals in the Spring, Summer and Fall that take place in the park.  The back porch is fully covered with a sitting area screened in and a gas grill for cookouts.  The spacious back yard provides a relaxing play space complete with fire pit for nighttime enjoyment roasting marshmallows and sharing Smores!

Beaver Dam Creek and Laurel Creek are easy walking distance for fly fishing.  There is a bike rack behind HTC for locking up your bikes after an exhilarating ride on the Creeper Trail!