Virgina Vacation Area Attractions. Perfect for Weekend Getaways

Abingdon Virgina Vacation
Area Attractions; things to see and do.

Within walking distance from our cottages:

Virginia Creeper Trail – the high point of any trip to Abingdon, this trail that goes from Abingdon to White Top Mountain; perfect for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. The Bike Shop will rent you a bike and drive you to the top of the trail for the 18 mile ride down the mountain. 

The renowned Barter Theatre, where stories live.  The Barter Theatre was founded during the Depression by a young actor named Robert Porterfield who developed the concept of bartering produce from the farms and gardens of the area to gain admission to see a play. The idea of “ham for Hamlet” quickly caught on. Alumni of the Barter include Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine, Hume Cronyn, Ned Beatty, Gary Collins, Larry Linville and Kevin Spacey.

Historic Abingdon downtown district is famous for the many 18th and 19th century buildings that line the streets, as well as amazing restaurants, and delightful shops. Downtown Abingdon boasts a thriving arts district that includes museums, art galleries, crafts shops, antiques shops, and music stores.

The Spa at the Martha Washington Hotel, for luxurious spa and salon treatments, a fitness gym, heated year-round therapeutic salt-water pool, outdoor Jacuzzi with two soaking pools and fire-pit and two lighted tennis courts with special “cushioned” surface. The hotel also offers two restaurants for upscale dining and a fine art gallery showcasing regional artists and Appalachian works.  

Abingdon Farmers’ Market – every Saturday morning the market is brimming with excitement and fresh locally grown produce; held outdoors, rain or shine.

And not too far away:

Heartwood Artisan Center – make sure to visit the new incubator for emerging artists. Artfully designed to look like a barn that has split open in the middle, this new complex hosts local artisan crafts, live music, upscale food and local wine

Abingdon Vineyard and Winery – enjoy a glass of wine and the sounds of nature at the winery’s 53 acres in Washington County, Virginia, along the South Holston River. 

William King Museum with an impressive collection of exhibits, art classes and gift shop featuring local artists Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum is a historic building built in 1860 by James and Susan Fields for use as their private residence. Later sold to George and Estelle Penn, the house is now a museum where the lifestyles of the owners are showcased.

Historic Whites Mill -  An historic 18th Century water powered mill including crafts from local artisans. Drop by the Mercantile to pick up stoned ground cornmeal or grits. 

Abingdon Virgina Area Attractions - Perfect for Weekend Getaways!  

Virginia Creeper Trail
Virginia Creeper Trail
Barter Theatre, Abingdon Virginia
Barter Theatre
The Tavern Restaurant
Historic Abingdon
The Martha Washington Inn
The Martha Washington Hotel
William King Museum
William King Museum
Abingdon Farmers Market
Abingdon Farmers Market
Heartwood Artisan Gateway
Heartwood Artisan Center
Abingdon Vinyard & Winery
Abingdon Vineyard and Winery