Damascus, Va., is about 140 miles or about three hours northwest of Charlotte, N.C.
What to do
Adventure Damascus Bicycles
128 West Laurel Ave.
Bike rental $15 /half day, $19/full . Shuttle $10 ; with bike rental $6 .
Blue Blaze Bike & Shuttle Service 226 West Laurel Ave.
Bike rental $15/half day, $25/full. Shuttle $15 from Abingdon, $10 from Damascus, discount with bike rental.
Where to stay
The Buchanan Inn at the Green Cove Station 41261 Green Cove Road
This 1915 house in the country was the home of the former station postmaster and general store owner. Rooms $90-$95.
Apple Tree Bed & Breakfast 115 East Laurel Ave.
Among the many inns in the area, this 1904 home is the only one in town. Rooms $70-$90.