Sunrise from the recliner through the front picture window. 
Front entrance.
The Green Cove Schoolhouse

Entire home/apt

9 guests

3 bedrooms

7 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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This beautifully renovated 1925 schoolhouse has breathtaking views of the peaks of Beech mountain and White Top, Virginia's second highest mountain. Near the Virginia Creeper Trail, The AT, zip lining and more, this is a true mountain retreat.

The space

Our family ties go back over 100 years, and in 1925 donated the land to the county upon which the first school in Green Cove was built. Purchased back from the county in the 1950's and passed down, it has been our family retreat since 1985, when it was originally renovated by Bernard and Bonnie Hurley, and now their daughter Darlene and her husband David will be your hosts.

The great room features a large stone fireplace, a full kitchen, and a lovely bay window that perfectly frames the peak of White Top Mountain. It affords seven comfortably in the three bedrooms, one queen, one King, and one with two twin beds and a trundle bed, cots are available for two additional guests, which can be set up in a semi-private front room separated from the living room by French doors. Beautiful gardens and cool summer breezes on your choice of two porches give you plenty or room to spread out. The croquet court is always a fun way to bring out a little competition. Then cozy nights together by the soapstone wood stove are sure to make you never want to leave. Stargazing is always great on a clear night.
And since winter is a wonderful time to be here as well we have added a standby generator in 2017 to ensure your visit goes smoothy in the event of power outage during your stay. So come and cross country ski the local trails or bring sleds and enjoy the hills nearby.

Guest access

Full kitchen
Satellite TV
All linens provided
3 bedrooms (cots will be provided for more than 7 guests)
Croquet court (Please let us know if you would like to play and we'll set it up.)
Two porches with lots of sitting room

Interaction with guests

A few days before your arrival we will provide you with a code to the lock box located on a post on the side porch. We will be staying in a separate, private living space in the home during your stay. All the entrances to the rental area are private, and while there are doors that connect the two spaces, each have locks on both sides, and all the bedrooms have locks for your security and theirs. That being said, we are just a knock on the door or ring on the doorbell away from helping in any way they can. In the event we need to go out you can reach us through the Airbnb website, we will also provide phone numbers providing we are in an area with cell service.

Other things to note

We are pet friendly, and have several people friendly pets of our own.
Supervision is a must, there are lots of wide open spaces and wildlife.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Common spaces
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Bed: 7
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $13 AUD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $91 AUD
Security Deposit $194 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- We have a separate living space on the property and we ask that you be respectful of our privacy, just as we will respect yours.
-With the ability to accommodate up to eight people, we understand and encourage you to hang out and enjoy each others company, we just ask that be mindful of your volume after 10:00pm. We ask that you give us prior notice for events involving guests who are not included in the original booking. Additional overnight accommodations are available upon request.
- Cleaning: With our remote location, critters are an issue, so trash must be put into the provided cans and the lids securely attached. If your can is full and the lid won't stay on tight, please ask for another can.
-We ask the courtesy of not leaving dirty dishes in the sink. There is a dishwasher, we are happy to unload clean dishes out of it.
-This is truly a magical place, so relax and take in what the mountains have to offer! Listening to the bubbling brook echo through the holler while you're watching the stars is the most amazing stress reliever. It's sure to melt your worries away.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

16 Reviews

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John User Profile
September 2017
Great space for a larger group. Three separate bedrooms and two baths. The view of the stars at night was incredible. Great hosts! fairly close to the VA Creeper traihead . Skip the shuttle and ride your bike to the top.

Molly User Profile
August 2017
The School House is darling and the perfect place for lovers of the outdoors, who want to relax at the end of the day in a stunning home with all the comforts of home. David and Darlene's family is so generous to share this fantastic house. It is such a relief to breathe the cool mountain air and sleep with the window open again. The house is well equipped with kitchen supplies, great art work , and beautiful fixtures and furniture. Walking distance to the creeper trail and lots of outdoor adventures. They couldn't be more generous.

Eric User Profile
July 2017
A really wonderful place. The area was so quiet, and the house was very comfortable and spacious. We don't come by here too often, but we will give strong consideration to another stay here even if it's just two of us.

Wade User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place to stay and close to the Virginia Creeper trail.

Sara User Profile
July 2017
The school house is a fabulous place to relax and unwind. The location made it easy to visit Damascus and Mt. Rogers. I love hummingbirds, and the beautiful garden at the school house attracted tons of the little birds! Also, art painted by the Hurley family gave each room a personal touch.

Ning User Profile
June 2017
We are a group of eight (including 3 pre-teens) and enjoyed the stay tremendously. Very clean property with some unique characters and furnitures. Will definitely stay here next time we visit the area. Thanks Dave for being such a great host!
David And Darlene User ProfileDavid And Darlene is a superhost.
Response from David And Darlene:
Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!!
June 2017

Dierdre User Profile
June 2017
This is a lovely place to stay. The front porch has a great view. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. We were there for 4 nights and are already planning to go back for a full week. Excellent location for hiking and biking. Beds are comfortable and it's very quiet and peaceful. I truly can't recommend this place highly enough - one of the nicest AirBnB's I've stayed in.

Damascus, Virginia, United StatesJoined in June 2016
David And Darlene User ProfileDavid And Darlene is a superhost.

Our family has been a part of the community in Green Cove, Virginia for well over 100 years. Darlene and David Crank will be your hosts during your stay, your initial contact through Airbnb will be with either Darlene or their daughter Gwynne Virts.

Darlene and David are taking over the Schoolhouse from her parents, if you have stayed with us before you know Bernard and Bonnie. You might still see them here as well, they are just taking more time to enjoy their retirement.

Bernard worked for The Washington Post as a typesetter and Bonnie is an artist, who together raised five children in the home Bernard built in Northern Va. When they retired in the mid 1980's, they turned their eyes to restoring what was one of the first schools in Green Cove, Va. With hard work and lots of help from our tight knit family, they turned a four room school house into a home filled with wonderful craftsmanship and art made by Bonnie and many others that make up the diverse artist community in the surrounding areas. Every room has paintings, stained glass, weavings, blown glass, photographs, and pottery. In the mid 1990's they decided to open their home and have been hosting guests ever since.

David and Darlene purchased the "schoolhouse" as we always called it from her parents in 2014 and have been assisting with the rentals part time until 2017. We are now thrilled to be here full time and love riding the Creeper Trail, hiking and most recently zip lining and looking to find all the other fun and interesting things the area offers.
We are also thrilled that our family is also migrating to the area and will be assisting with their vacation rentals as well and will be able to help with arrangements for larger groups as well.

We love to share what we know about the area and are happy to assist with any questions you have but also don't want to intrude on your vacation so please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or problems.

We are pet friendly and have our own pets on the premises.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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