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Homestead Ines at RiverSong Farm

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A charming 1920's farmhouse in the quaint community of Alvarado. Nestled in the valley on the South Fork Holston River. Just around the bend from Alvarado Station on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Set between Damascus and Abingdon with beautiful mountain views.

The space

Our intention is to create a space where people can connect with nature. Our gardens (coming soon) will be designed and maintained to benefit insects and wildlife. We ask that you do not harm insects or wildlife during your stay.

Interaction with guests

We have a property manager in the area that can help out if you need anything during your stay.

Other things to note

We now have a phone and WIFI!

No Dishwasher.

There is a TV and DVD player in the upstairs loft, no cable or satellite.

Lots of games and great outdoor sitting spaces.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $110 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- No barn access.
-Smoking allowed outside only. All cigarette buts must be disposed of (containers provided).
- Must observe all burn bans and restrictions issued by the local fire department for use of fire pit.
- Please note that our fencing is not maintained for containing dogs. It is your responsibility to keep your pets safe.
- Please clean up after you pets.
- Do not apply pesticides or other chemicals anywhere (inside or outside) on premises.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

Check In
Lisa User Profile
September 2017
The home is incredibly charming, spotlessly clean, and perfectly comfortable. Book your trip here without hesitation. Spacious and homey, there was more than enough room for 7 of us to not feel on top of each other. The location is perfect, just across from the creeper trail and a lovely little restaurant, The River Cafe, delicious food, nicest people. Great winery just down the street as well, Not too far from town, but feels like it's own little world. Quiet and secluded, heard crickets at night, excellent stargazing, and soft, endless lawn for running around barefoot. Great place for kids and families, plenty of space for the extended brood, ping pong and air hockey in the garage, lots of board games and an upstairs loft the kids love. Plenty of linens and towels and extras like toiletries and all of the kitchen odds and ends you could need. Shannon and Lisa were so kind and generous, so easy to get in touch with and everything was so smooth. Felt the stress melt away the minute we pulled into the driveway. Pictures just can't capture the feelings of serenity that surround the home and property, it's a real treasure

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Could not have been happier, kids played ping pong and games while the adults relaxed on the front porch listening to the river; house had everything you could need and was immaculate. Rural ambiance and privacy was stellar, with a 60 second walk or ride to the river and creeper trail. Perfection.

Vanessa User Profile
August 2017
Lovely farm house and setting. Everything you need. Great location for biking or hiking or fishing.

Robert User Profile
July 2017
Shannon has created an ideal location for any family planning to ride the Creeper trail! You can ride your bikes down the drive, and in 2 minutes, be heading to either Abingdon or Damascus. Great outdoor shower option under the stars and plenty of kids games in the garage. We easily accommodated 4 adults and 4 children. What a terrific spot!

Tiffany User Profile
July 2017
A magical setting that feels secluded but still very convenient to the river and trail. A cute little cafe just opened in Alvarado that is walkable. The property is beautiful and the farmhouse feels like a stay with Grandma. Clean, cozy and full of whimsy. Perfect for our family with three girls!

David User Profile
July 2017
Another great stay!

Nell User Profile
July 2017
This vey cute and super comfortable house is surrounded by areas of exquisite natural beauty and cultural opportunities. I took advantage of the lovely porch and patio area both in the am for bird watching and in the evening for dinner al fresco. We loved our stay in Alvarado and would do it again in a heartbeat!

Richmond, Virginia, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Shannon User Profile

I love flowers, gardening, nature, reading and my family. My husband, sons and I and enjoy exploring new places especially by bike or on foot. We also love dogs, hiking, art, music and food. My favorite place on earth is currently tied between my Grandparents place in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia and our farm in Alvarado, VA.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Shannon’s place.
Justin, David And Darlene and Lisa help host.
David And Darlene

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