Millsap-Baker Estate

32026 Hollyfield Road , Damascus, VA 24236 USA (Show map)


Near the Virginia Creeper Trail -- a 17-mile downhill ride though beautiful mountain scenery -- the Millsap-Baker Estate is a new Bed & Breakfast in Damascus, Virginia. This Queen Anne Victorian home, built by our great-great uncle in 1895, has now been fully restored and furnished in the grand style of the period. You’ll notice every detail welcomes you; inside you’ll be embraced by magnificent antiques and warm seclusions, and outside by the natural beauty of the Virginia mountains. Fall in love with the historic Millsap-Baker Estate and a bygone era as you celebrate your special event or relaxing vacation.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

USA Trip October 2015

4.6 on October 17, 2015

Very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable, many thanks for that.

Millsap-Baker Estate Review

4.6 on May 26, 2015

The rooms are lovely. The breakfast was delicious. Enjoyed seeing the furnishings and the location is beautiful. The hosts were very helpful and pleasant.

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

5 on January 03, 2015

We stayed in February 2014 for a romantic getaway. We stayed in the Yellow "bridal" suite. First, I want to say the hosts were Extremely Warm and Welcoming! Dr. James and Connie Baker really welcomed us and made us feel at home! They showed us where extra blankets & pillows were to help make our stay comfortable. They asked us if we had any special dietary needs for our breakfast meal which was greatly appreciated as a vegetarian! The food that Connie made us was excellent! It was very cold that February, but we managed to keep warm. I absolutely adored the furnishings in house! I really can't get over how beautiful they were! My absolutely favorite room was the Library! I would Love to rent the entire location for a murder mystery party for friends and family! The whole place has real ambience!

The food is great!

5 on December 31, 2014

Love the food! Connie is a great cook.

Best Bed and Breakfast

5 on December 31, 2014

Thus is by far, the most gorgeous bed and breakfast. Their staff are not only prodessional, but personable as well. Very friendly and helpful. I've recommended this grrat place to everyone that comes to Damascus.


5 on December 30, 2014

One of the best places on the East Coast.This is an outstanding place worth all five stars.


5 on December 29, 2014

All I can say is this is the best Bed and Breakfast I have ever seen.

Quiet getaway

4.2 on December 22, 2014

The Baker's were very friendly & helped make us feel like home away from home. Lovely home & grounds.

Wonderful B&B

5 on December 20, 2014

Our computer wouldn't let us rate five stars, but it should have been!

Dedinitely recommend

5 on December 20, 2014

Delightful bed and breakfast! Our hosts went beyond what was expected to make our stay relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. We've been back a second time and were equally as impressed. Definitely recommend!

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Rooms & Rates

Bay Room

With its 14' vaulted bay ceiling; full bay windowed wall; custom queen bed; and magnificent view of the estate's main grounds, original barn (c.1875), love-seat tree swing, enormous Ginkgo tree, and lovely shared bath, it has become a cherished favorite. Graced with an 8' custom-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!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $139

Balcony Room

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, a full sized bed for relaxing the night away, and lovely shared bath. Furnished with an 8 foot walnut bedroom set (c.1880) and civil war era, marble wash table by the renowned furniture maker "Mitchell & Rammelsberg", this seclusion will take you back to a time long forgotten by many -- but not forgotten here.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $139

Tower Room

With its second-floor, bay window view of the morning sunrise and 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, chair, and lovely shared bath. But perhaps the loveliest piece, and the oldest furniture item in the house, is the c.1810 curved-back mahogany, queen bedstead - truly magnificent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $139

Honeymoon Suite

Over 700 sq ft of newly refinished space, private bath, gorgeous furniture – it has everything. Bedchamber – Solid wood cathedral ceiling; ornate, pewter, full canopy King bed; 6ft wrought iron chandelier; and 5ft triple-mirrored, vanity – absolutely amazing! Lounge – Relaxing, spacious dressing room/lounge: ornate pewter daybed & trundle, refrigerator, microwave, and thin-panel TV/DVD. Private bath – Full, completely refinished – 3-dimensional diamond inlayed marble, white porcelain sink and tub, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, natural wood cabinet, and inlaid bath-mirror – an art deco showpiece.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

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Location Type

Bike Trail (Va Creaper Trail), Hiking Trail (Appalacian Trail), Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take Hwy 58 East toward Damascus, ~9 miles; Pass CM factory on right; Take first right (Hollyfield Road, Rt 858); Take first driveway on the left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Desk, Library, TV Video games, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Refridgerator, Freezer, & Microwave available

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Theatre / Playhouse, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3-9 pm, or call
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Sorry, but the house and its antiques are not child proof.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum during Bristol Race weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay or 50% of total reservation, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation notice required for full refund. Thereafter, deposits will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, only if the room is rebooked.



Dr James and Connie Baker

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Movies, reading, Barter Theatre, conversation, history, meeting new friends.

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Full, Hot, and Home-made

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30 (just let us know!)
  • Serving Location: Cliff-overlook Deck (weather permitting), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Just let us know!

Signature Dish

Millsap-Baker Oatmeal Cookies®
Family recipe handed down for over 100 years!


Hot Deal

Last Minute Weekdays, More Quiet + More Savings!!

Regular Rate: $99 now $79 (20% Savings:)

Stay "week nights" (THIS Sunday thru Thursday night, standard bedchamber) for only $79/night while supply lasts! Quiet, restful Queen Anne Victorian splendor, fully furnished in fine period antiques and set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Call 276-492-4944 and ask for the HOT DEAL -- you must contact us directly to redeem this deal by cash or check, only available for nights within the next 8 days! Please contact the inn directly at +1-276-492-4944 to redeem this deal.

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