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Not Just a Bed -- a step back in time

"Get-aways" in the mountains are for seclusion ... for privacy ... for tranquility
-- a time to be alone with your closest and to refresh your love ... and yourselves.
We understand that.

If you're looking for a special place, a place for memories you'll forever cherish -- you've found it in The Millsap-Baker Estate -- truely the "Jewel of the Mountains"©.

At The Millsap-Baker Estate, you don't just get a bed and a breakfast -- you get personal attention and service that is truly "a cut above the rest". We're not "just a hotel", we're so much more!

Just Imagine ...
Enjoying your breakfast while watching the sun rise from the cliff deck.
Reading a good book while lounging on an antebellum fainting couch in the sitting room.
Sipping a warm cup of coffee on the front porch, then play cards in the Parlor.
Strolling the grounds and the glade with your loved one before enjoying a good book in the Library.
The west lawn's stone table and benches are perfect for a relaxing picnic before playing yard games or taking in the area's attractions.
In the evening, entertain guests in the dinning hall or on the cliff-overlook deck, and when it's time to retire, there are two Victorian and one Empire bedchambers, and one modern suite to choose from.

Yes, two of the original bedrooms of the Damascus, Virginia Manor House have been completely restored to true Victorian grandeur, a third to a style consistent with its early 1800s American Empire furnishings, and a fourth as an elegantly modern honeymoon suite of nearly 700 sqft. The three bedrooms share two lovely full bathrooms, complete with an endless, in-line hot-water supply; and the honeymoon suite has a private, full bath of its own. All of this has been remodelled and furnished for your enjoyment, convenience, and overnight get-aways -- an elegant, cozy bed & breakfast (B&B) stay -- or the perfect place for your special event's "out-of-town" guests or your own destination wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia (extension of the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee & North Carolina), just 12 miles from historic Abingdon, Virginia and from Interstate 81 (I-81).
  • Balcony Room (the "room with an inside balcony")
    Facing the north-west, this warm chamber provides a wonderful view of the Front Lawn below. It has a quite balcony overlooking the front stairs, perfect for reminiscing the day's events or cuddling up with a good book, and a queen sized bed* for relaxing the night away. Furnished with an 8 foot walnut bedroom set (c.1880) and civil war era, marble wash table by the reknowned furniture maker "Mitchell & Rammelsberg", this seclusion will take you back to a time long forgotten by many -- but not forgotten here.
* 18" pillow-topped Queen matress set
& 1800 thread-count Egyptian sheet sets (2017)
  • Bay Room
    With its 14 foot vaulted bay ceiling; full bay windowed wall; and magnificent view of the estate's main grounds, original barn (c.1875), love-seat tree swing, and enormous Ginkgo tree, the Bay Room has become a cherished favorite. Graced with an 8 foot Queen bed* and dresser set made by perhaps the greatest 19th century furniture maker, Prudent Mallard (c.1870), and with a rare, high-back Victorian baby crib (c.1885), this gem is truly special. Facing the south-west, its second floor bay view of the mountain sunset over the tree-covered horizon is truly inspiring.
* new 14.5" European pillow-topped Queen matress (2017)
& 1800 thread-count Egyptian sheet sets (2017)
  • Tower Room
    With its second-floor, bay window view of the morning sunrise & cliff-overlook deck, this bedchamber easily has the most splendid view, if you're a morning person! The room has just been fully redecorated, though not in the grand Victorian style, rather in a style more consistent with its early 1800s American Empire furniture. This includes a magnificent 1830s Butler's desk and 1820s upholstered bench and chair. The gothic empire headboard, c.1810, crowns the full King sized bed* -- added comfort for a peaceful rest. And hanging delecately within the bay is a conveniently electrified, c. 1880 hand-painted, prismed parlor lamp.
* new 14.5" European pillow-topped King matress (2017)
& 1800 thread-count Egyptian sheet sets (2017)
  • Honeymoon Suite
    With nearly 700 square feet of newly refinished living space and full, private bath, the Honeymoon Suite is everything you would expect.
    The Bedchamber -- A stunning open cathedral of over 400 square feet, crowned with a 12 foot high, solid wood vaulted ceiling and boasting an ornate, pewter, King-size bed* with full canopy; a 6-foot wide, 12-light, wrought iron chandelier; a 5-foot long, triple-mirrored, vanity; and c.1815 Anthony Quervelle Secretary (furniture maker for Thomas Jefferson) -- absolutely amazing!
    The lounge -- A relaxing, spacious dressing room and lounge area, complete with an ornate pewter twin (memory foam) day bed & trundle (comfortably accommodating an additional 2 guests), refrigerator, electric fireplace, and thin-panel TV w/DVD player.
    The private bath -- A full bath w/tub (no shower), completely refinished in natural marble: Italian "Fantastico beige", French "Noir St. Laurent black", and classic white marble, inlayed in diamond, 3-dimensional patterns on the floor, counter, and bathtub splash. The white porcelain sink and tub; oil-rubbed bronze fixtures; natural wood cabinet; and inlaid, 12 square foot bath mirror complete this art deco showpiece.
* new 9" "cool" solid memory foam matress (2015)
& 1800 thread-count Egyptian sheet sets (2017)
Facility Amenities
  • Free Wine (variety of Reds & Whites)
  • Bottomless Snack Basket
  • Endless Soft Drink & Bottled Water Supply
  • In-line hot water heater -- never run out!!
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning = comfort
  • Microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, stove, oven, etc.
  • WiFi computer access
  • Large thin screen TV & DVD player
  • Large Book Library - 100s of titles from 1800s to mid 1900s
  • Completely Smoke & Pet Free house (allergy friendly!)
  • Entire inside & outside of house has just been fully refinished (2013), including paint, hardwood, walls, ceilings, etc. -- it's a "brand new" 1890s renovation -- no antique smell, no antique dust, just antique charm.
Area Amenities
  • Virginia Creeper Trail - biking, hiking, horseback riding
  • Stocked fishing stream & Trout Rodio
  • Mount Rogers and White Top Mountain recreational areas
  • Parks & Campgrounds: Bear Tree, Washington County State
  • Lake boating, fishing, camping - South Holston Lake
  • Backbone Rock Recreational Area, part of Cherokee Nat. Forest
  • National Forests: Jefferson & Cherokee
  • Bike rental and shuttle services, within 1/4 mile
  • Cell phone (Sprint/Verizon) coverage
  • Resturants (in season), 14 within 1 mile
  • Stores: grocery, department, pharmacy, convenience, etc., within 1 mile
  • Post office, clinic, public library, etc., within 1 mile
  • Barter Theatre (Virginia's State Theater), Movie Houses, 15 minutes drive
  • Historic Abingdon Virginia, 12 minutes drive
  • Bristol Raceway, about 40 minutes
  • Nearest traffic light, 12 miles
 
Hot, Home-Cooked Breakfast (included)
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions or food allergies / sensitivities.
Vegetarian breakfast available, please let us know at reservation time so we can prepare.
If you have any special requests for breakfast, please let us know when you make your reservation or check-in!
 
Sample Menu
 
Entrees Eggs/Omelets (open-faced)
Casserole
Belgian Waffles (home made)
Side Meats Bacon
Sausage
Pork Tenderloin
Sausage Gravy
 
Includes: Biscuits (everyday)
Home Made Bread & Muffins
Home Preserves (Jams & Jellies)
Local Honey / Syrups
Hot Cerials (oatmeal, grits, etc.)
Real Butter / Honey Butter / Peanut Butter
Fruits (various)
Sweets (candies, homemade cookies)
Specialty:
     Millsap-Baker Oatmeal Cookies®
Beverages: Sodas (diet/reg, caf/decaf)
Bottled Water
Coffee (freshly brewed, caf/decaf)
Teas (various herbal)
Hot Chocolate
Juices (Breakfast only)
Milk (Breakfast only)
Nightly Rates † & Packages:
(Grand Opening Special Prices!)
check Availability or Book Now
Business Rate, save 10%
(single occupancy, Sun-Thur nights, no other discounts, refunded at check-in)
  Bay or Balcony
(sharing 2 full baths)
(Queen beds, sleeps 2 each)
Tower Bedroom
(sharing 2 full baths)
(King, sleeps 2)
Honeymoon Suite
(w/private bath)
(King & 2 twins,
sleeps up to 4**)
Full Manor House
(3 full baths)
(sleeps 8,
beds for up to 10**)
Sun - Thur nights: $199 $99 $219 $109 $299 $149 $896 $446
Fri or Sat night: $209 $119 $229 $129 $329 $179 $956 $536
3 day weekend
(Thur-Sat or Fri-Sun nights)***:
$617 $307 $687 $327 $957 $477 $2808 $1298
Full Week
(any 7 day period)***:
$1413 $593 $1553 $663 $2157 $963 $6396 $2592
** All rates are based on single or double occupancy and include a full hot breakfast each day of your stay. Complimentary snacks and beverages are always available. There is a $30 charge for each additional person (including children) per room per night -- unless you book directly through us and mention this special (call, 276-492-4944).
*** Reduced rate for multiple nights requires booking directly through us and mention this special (call, 276-492-4944).

Premium Dates, 2017:
add $10/room-night for popular holidays: Easter(4/14-16), Memorial Day(5/26-28), Independence Day(6/30-7/4), Labor Day(9/1-3), and
add $20/room-night for special holidays (2-night minimum): Thanksgiving(11/22-25), Christmas/New Year's(12/20-1/1), and
special rates apply for local events: Trail Days (5/18-20), Bristol Race Weekends(4/21-23, & 8/16-19)

(prices subject to change and do not include taxes, 10.3%)
(since we are a couple of feet outside of town, you are not subject to any additional town tax!)


Check-in time is between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. and check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
(Please let us know in advance if you require alternate arrangements.)
We personally adore children, but the house and its antiques are not "child proof", sorry.
You're responsible for any and all damages, including antiques (see inventory book).
No tobacco products or pets allowed on premises -- non-negotiable, cause for immediate eviction w/out refund.
Valid credit card must be on file to cover deposit and possible damages.

RESERVATION / CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservations are not confirmed until a valid credit card has been provided. Please call for availability (276-492-4944) or book directly on our web site.
Actual payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.
Deposits will only be refunded if cancellation notice is received at least 2 weeks before your arrival date.
Sorry, but since we only have 4 rooms, and a limited number of weekends to meet our annual expenses, thereafter deposits will only be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, for each room-night that we are able to rebook.
 
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