Sunrise from the recliner through the front picture window. 
Front entrance.

Entire home/flat

8 Guests

3 bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

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 six comfortably in the three bedrooms, one queen, one King, and one with two twin beds, 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.
And since winter is a wonderful time to be here as well we will be adding a standby generator in 2017 to ensure your visit goes smoothy in the event of power outage during your stay.

Guest access

Full kitchen
Satellite TV
All linens provided
3 bedrooms (cots will be provided for more than 6 guests)
Croquet court
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.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £8 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £57
Security Deposit: £122
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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

10 Reviews

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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.

Brenda User Profile
June 2017
A great place to get away to relax or hike or just enjoy mountains and nature. Darlene, the host, was kind and generous and the home was roomy and comfortable for my family of 6. Highly recommend this house for a get away.

Susan User Profile
May 2017
The view is spectacular. The Schoolhouse is spacious and relaxing.

Kevin User Profile
May 2017
WOW! More then we expected. Large house, great location, quiet, convenient to the trail head, great host, well equipped kitchen, great linens. Nothing bad to say.

Marlene User Profile
November 2016
The home was actually much larger than we expected! While Green Cove is one of the highlights of the VA Creeper Trail, it was still a bit of a scenic drive to the town of Damascus, but that added to the appeal as well. So quiet, so peaceful - we loved it and so did our four-legged family members!!! The host family was there at the attached residence and were there to assure that our questions, if any, were answered and to make sure that we felt completely at home. Stocked wood for the fireplaces made the residence quite cozy and warm! Everything made us feel like we were completely at home. We will definitely reserve that location again!

Diana User Profile
October 2016
My friends and I stayed at the The Schoolhouse for a quick weekend. We didn't get to enjoy the house as much as we would have liked due to our activities and short stay. The house was very clean and the beds were comfy. The description delivered on the star gazing. The stars were AMAZING!!! Everyone with the Air bnb was very friendly and helpful. If I am ever back in the area I will definitely stay there again.

Carolyn User ProfileCarolyn is a superhost.
October 2016
The Schoolhouse @ Green Cove was perfect for us and our dogs. First we noticed how cute it is from the outside then it's spaciousness. It also had a wonderful feel to it with lots of great published locally themed artwork by one of the host. There is history there but it doesn't feel old and tired due to some recent renovations. The furnishings are very very comfortable, including the beds. The kitchen and bathroom are well stocked, they had stainless cookware, yummy smelling hand soaps & the best bath tissue. My husband met Bernard and Bonnie, our host, the first night and he said they were charming. I didn't see or hear a peep out of them but I met their extremely sweet and gentle dog while out on the property. I loved the view, walking areas, proximity to Grayson State Park, proximity to the Virginia Creeper and it's quietness. I highly recommend this lovely stay.

Damascus, Virginia, United States · Joined in June 2016
The Hurley Family User Profile

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.

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