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.
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!
Nightly Rate: $139/$99
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 &amp;quot;Mitchell &amp;amp; Rammelsberg&amp;quot;, this seclusion will take you back to a time long forgotten by many -- but not forgotten here.
Nightly Rate: $139/$99
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 the most beloved piece is an original family heirloom, an 1840s tiger maple spindle bed, handed down in our family since it was made -- our bridal bed!
Nightly Rate: $139/$99
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.
Nightly Rate: $199/$149
5 on March 15, 2013
This house was so very impressive! I was there for an evening event, but we got there in time to see the outside. It was landscaped beautifully. There were two old fashioned porch swings in the trees and a cool looking barn. There was a big open field to park a lot of cars. The house was really neat, it was decorated with all kinds of antiques that fit it well with the time period of the house. I liked almost all of the food and the owners were very nice and friendly. I had a really good time.
5 on March 13, 2013
I stayed at the Millsap-Baker Estate for the weekend about a month ago, and the place is absolutely gorgeous! The woodwork of the kitchen cabinets is lovely, (the kichen is HUGE) and the cabinets go from the ceiling to the marbled floor. I was entranced by the victorian style dining room chairs...so ornate! But my favorite room had to be the library. It's a very atmospheric room! Everybody was extremely nice to me over my stay. I very much enjoyed my stay.
5 on March 13, 2013
My fiance and I stayed here on a trip through the area. Not only is Damascus a wonderful area but this house was a highlight of our trip. It was beautifully restored and furnished with some of the most georgous furniture I have ever seen. The owners were very nice and friendly. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast. Another nice thing is that you can hold events there like weddings... which of course really interested my fiance! All in all, a VERY nice place to stay, in a wonderful town!
5 on March 07, 2013
We held a family party at this beautiful home. It was like going back into time. The home was decorated in early 1900's . It was so elegant and even picture perfect. There was plenty of room for the eighteen of us. We were able to utilize the entire bottom floor. We did look upstairs and the rooms were very nice. The hosts were very friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to host a nice party or club event.
Bike Trail (Va Creaper Trail), Hiking Trail (Appalacian Trail), Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 45 miles
I-81 North to VA Exit 19; Turn right onto 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
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, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Theatre / Playhouse, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Desk, Library, TV Video games, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Refridgerator, Freezer, & Microwave available
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Theatre / Playhouse, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Dr James and Connie Baker
Movies, reading, Barter Theatre, conversation, history, meeting new friends.
Full, Hot, and Home-made
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Just let us know!
Millsap-Baker Oatmeal Cookies®
Family recipe handed down for over 100 years!
Stay any "week night" (Sunday thru Thursday night) for only $79/night while supply lasts! Quiet, restful Queen Anne Victorian splendor, fully furnished in period antiques and set in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia. Call 276-492-4944 and mention the HOT DEAL -- you must contact us directly to redeem this deal by cash or check.