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Built in 1790 right on the Creeper Trail | Abingdon, VA

This is the Abingdon Donkey Lodge that’s right on the Virginia Creeper Trail. This house was built in 1760 as a one-room log cabin then in 1830 it had some additions added on to act as a farmhouse. It’s the oldest standing residence in Washington County! It served as a Civil War Hospital back in the day…wonder what the walls would say. You can read more on the history of this house on the Airbnb listing below.

Guests share the house with the hosts but have the entire upstairs of the house. It can accommodate four people considering there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a dining room. There’s no laundry room or kitchen, but you do have a Keurig, icemaker, mini-fridge, and water cooler. There’s high-speed WiFi in this home and TVs in each bedroom.

Book your stay at this property

There are a ton of open dates starting from $115 a night. I’d say go for it before the Spring dates get booked up.

Check out the listing for yourself.

Have you stayed here or know someone who has?

I think I need a donkey of my own…they are so cute and apparently, their donkeys are friendly and you can pet them! I may or may not be getting the creeps because this house is so old, but the fact that it’s so inviting on the inside makes me feel better. I would honestly love staying here…might just be the donkeys convincing me though. It’d be so nice to spend the day hiking or floating down the river and then come back to clean up and go out to one of the restaurants the hosts recommend!

Read some of the FIVE-star reviews!

  • We are so glad we stayed here after spending the day exploring the Virginia Creeper trail. This was truly a highlight of our time in Abington. Christal is the most amazing host… we really appreciated getting to meet the donkeys and all of the small details they put into ensuring we had a very comfortable stay. We hope to come back again soon!! Thank you!!!
  • Was even better the second visit! A great location, a unique place to stay, clean, friendly, warm, and inviting. Host had great local tips for you. Week worth a stay.
  • Treat yourself! Can’t say enough good things about Chrystal, Jane and the Donkey Lodge experience! Beautiful area and be sure to visit the AningdonVineyards. ( down the road) This has been one of my favorite vacation experiences. We ate at Rain, 128 Pecan and was not disappointed!

Some things to note, guests have to be over the age of 12, no pets as they have three cats of their own inside, there is no kitchen access but there’s a grill and fire pit outside, there are two parking spaces, wear shoes when you go outside(the hosts emphasize this because the rain washes up artifacts), and you can schedule a farm tour for free!

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