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About the Damascus Old Mill Inn

Beautiful Damascus Hotel near Virginia Creeper Trail, waterfall, and more!

The Damascus Old Mill Inn is a historic hotel and restaurant located in Damascus, Virginia. All of our rooms have a private bathroom, daily housekeeping services, an individually controlled HVAC system, interior corridors, and elevator service. Located on the banks of Laurel Creek, the mill overlooks the grist mill waterfall, while ducks and geese float peacefully on the mill pond. Visit one of the most charming hotels in the state, located in “the friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.” We are also your best choice for Virginia Creeper Trail lodging. Unlike chain hotels, this Damascus hotel offers a personalized experience that will have you coming back for more. With accommodations in Damascus and a stone’s throw away from Bristol and Abingdon, you’ll be close enough to explore all of the trails and attractions nearby.

The Damascus Old Mill Inn includes a charming historic 12-room inn located in what is regarded as one of the most beautiful settings in Virginia. The hotel also has a large full-service restaurant with three outdoor decks overlooking the mill waterfall, a relaxing pub, and a special events room for groups of up to 125 people.

Why choose our Inn for your Appalachian or Creeper Trail lodging? Known as “Trail Town, USA,” Damascus is traversed by several trails, including the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage, the Trans-America National Bicycle, the Iron Mountain, and the Daniel Boone Heritage Trails, plus we’re only a short distance to hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails. Damascus, Virginia is one of only a few towns where can you walk through the center of town and say you hiked the Appalachian Trail!

We are the only full-service hotel in Damascus, Virginia and this lodging is truly unique. The town is the gateway to the wilderness, nestled adjacent to Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (including the 5,729 foot high Mount Rogers) and Cherokee National Forest.

After 200 years, the spirit of the trailblazers who founded Damascus continues. The annual Appalachian Trail Days celebration which draws tens of thousands of people each year is known as the world’s largest backpacking event. This annual event takes place the week after Mother’s Day weekend. Come visit us, sit by the waterfall, and enjoy dinner and lodging at the Damascus Old Mill Inn, one of the most beautiful hotels in Virginia. Stay within proximity of the famous Virginia Creeper Trail. Call or book online today to reserve your adventure!