Virginia Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34.3-mile recreation trail starting in Abingdon, Va., traveling through Damascus, Va. and ending just past Whitetop Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Barter Theater

Barter Theatre began in 1933 with one man's idea to have patrons pay with produce and has grown today into a year-round theatre with more than 160,000 visitors each year.

Bristol Motor Speedway

This 1/2 mile concrete oval is located in Bristol and hosts the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch, All Pro and Dash series. Only a 45 minute drive from the Eagle Crest Lodge and perfect for family fun.


Eagle Crest Lodge originally started as a horse barn near Abingdon, Virginia. It wasn’t until we got a hold of it that its whole "life" changed. The barn went from five horse stalls and a hayloft, to a cozy lodge with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms, two kitchens, and two laundry rooms, as well as plenty of porches and people.


ECL is located 7 miles from Abingdon, VA and the Barter Theater, 3 miles to the Virginia Creeper trail,, 15 minutes to Damascus, VA for bike rentals to ride the Creeper Trail, 20 minutes to the Bristol  Speedway, 1 hour to see the wild ponies at  Grayson Highlands State Park, and 2 hours from Asheville, NC. Best of all it is a great location to enjoy water sports on the South Holston Lake, and only 30 feet to our favorite family story telling area: our fire pit!


Come visit us to see what most people who have already stayed at Eagle Crest Lodge say they want to keep as their secret family gathering place.


Contact us today to reserve your stay at the Eagle Crest Lodge today!