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5 STAR RIVERFRONT HOME ON THE NEW RIVER IN NC'S BLUE RIDGE MTNS MLS 3029376

Buck Winfield

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Buck Winfield

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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5 STAR RIVERFRONT HOME ON THE NEW RIVER IN NC'S BLUE RIDGE MTNS MLS 3029376

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Sparta House Rental Photos and Description

5 Star Country House , 2 Bedrooms Sleeping Porch + kids alcove, 2 Baths

For a an aerial 'fly-over' go to riverfrontonthenewriver.com. This house is part of a 5 lot 43 acre subdivision on the New River on the N.C. and Virginia state lines. 3 additional riverfront lots are also for sale. The house is so close you can throw a rock into the river. In the summer 20 degrees cooler than the rest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, ie Asheville, N.C. . Stroll the grassy river walk alongside the New River. Hike miles of trails through open meadows and forested hillsides. Savor ridge top views of farmland stretching into distant mountains. Enjoy the weather, typically 15-20 degrees cooler than the Piedmont area in the summer.Close to music festivals, the Blue Ridge Parkway with the historic New River in the front yard. Or just kick back on the porch, listen to the tinkling brook that runs directly beneath the wood-paneled open-air deck with its soaring cathedral ceiling, and watch the sun go down over the river. In the Fall enjoy a roaring fire and very comfortable furniture in jewel of a cabin. This new new, two-story, post-and-beam house sits on 43 pristine acres of grassland and woods, directly overlooking the New River, the oldest river in the Western Hemisphere. Though relatively compact at 1,800 square feet, the house has five distinct sleeping areas, including two generous bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed; a charming children's alcove with big inflatable air bed; a living room (with stacked-stone fireplace) overlooking the river, that is furnished with a large convertible sofa and large futon; and finally, two adjoining side and front porches and decks (where the futon can be re-located in mild weather for a cozy night's sleep under the deck's cathedral ceiling, or onto the porch beneath the stars).

The modern kitchen with built-in island has windows overlooking the raspberry patch and wood ferns in back of the house; separate dining room overlooks the river.

Outside, the immediate surrounds are lushly landscaped with willows, raspberry bushes, silky dogwoods, and roses. Beyond, on three sides, pastures and wooded hillsides studded with striking rocky outcroppings and caves are home to abundant wildlife including geese, hawks, deer, wild turkey, fox, and beavers. Ridgetop views stretch across picturesque farmland leading to distant mountains.

Perfect for families, individuals, or small groups wanting to get away from it all; yet the spacious setting and privacy provides a congenial site for small weddings and reunions.

Ten miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the property straddles the NC and VA state line, about 30 miles north of I-77 on U.S. Hwy. 21. Neighboring settlements within driving distance include little Sparta, NC (good groceries and a handful of restaurants), and tiny Independence, VA (quaint courthouse, compact downtown good for an afternoon stroll).

Come for a quiet, peaceful retreat, or, if you prefer, get active and hike, fish, canoe or kayak the river; in warm weather, you'll want to go tubing and swimming in the clear cold water. The Blue Ridge Parkway and several gorgeous state parks are easy drives. Blue-grass festivals and local artists abound; junk stores and antiquing are there for those so inclined; and some very fine potters, especially, have set up shop in bohemian-style settlements nestled in the rolling farmland outside Sparta.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Buck Winfield (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Buck Winfield

Buck: Native of Charlotte, NC. Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory University. Lifelong summer resident since 1955. Married to Alice Alexander, native Atlanta and writer, Vanderbilt, Daughter Jane and son-in-law Kyle, live in Manhattan, are educators, and graduated from Univ. Michigan & SUNY

Buck Winfield purchased this house in 2002

Why Buck Winfield chose Sparta

Largest privately owned riverfront property on the New River in the Sparta, NC, area. Generally considered one of the best riverfront homes in the NC's New River Valley. 43 acres, pet-friendly. Lots of privacy. Available year-round, great for families, children or a couple looking for peace and quiet. Has 1100 ft of riverfront and 2 cross country ski slopes, 25 mile Vistas from the mountaintop and 15 acres of valleys with creek and pasture for horses,

What makes this house unique

1,100 ft of riverfront with grassy trails; two creeks (one lushly landscaped and directly under the deck); beautiful meadows and valley; forested hillsides with striking rock outcroppings and caves. Easy access to the river directly in the front yard. Private cross country ski slopes.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Cornelius
5

It's not just a Summer get away.........

It's not just a Summer get away.........
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a nice weekend at your cabin and although we can see how much fun it would be there in the warmer months.... it made an excellent Winter get away as well. We loved the large stone fireplace and had a nice fire going while we settled in to read and watch TV in the comfortable living room. The river view was excellent, and yes the stream running under the porch can be heard. It's not just a Summer place.... we enjoyed our Winter visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, likewise its always been a debate with us also, which is better? Enjoying a good book in front of a fire with the fragrance of bread rising in the winter or tubing down the river, eating the raspberries, and taking a nature walk in the summer. We're glad you enjoyed the former, now we hope you can enjoy the latter. We recommend more research. Thanks again
business
5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Where do you live?
5

A special place

  • 5 of 5
I really wanna share my experience, is a beautiful place, very cozy, very well equipped, impeccably thank you very much for sharing this beautiful home with us
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Buddy & Linda

Buddy & Linda
  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week at this property. It is all and much more than the description. The views were wonderful....the property clean and up to date. We are already planning our next visit. Thanks BucK for your hospitality and for sharing this wonderful home with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte, NC
5

Outstanding rental property!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I took a short trip from Charlotte, NC up to the New RIver this past weekend. We were looking for a place where we could also take our dog, who LOVES the water.

We found it. From the moment we stepped inside, this place was heaven. Fully stocked with a waterfall and creek running under the property. When you read that you can pull the futon onto the porch, it is certainly true. My wife is pregnant with twins and she spent many hours out on the porch napping in the breeze.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation getaway, this is it.

The owner (Buck) even called on our way out and said that because no one was coming behind us, we could stay longer into the day.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sharing our place is a real joy. Our guests are the greatest. Likewise the big porch is my favorite place to relax, read and watch the sunset. I just wish my Mom had had the the cabin when she was pregnant with twins back in 1949. Please come again. The younger twin. Buck
business
5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte, NC
5

4th of July long weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I decided to take a last minute vacation over the recent 4th of July holiday weekend. Lucky for us, the New River house was available during that time! We had a wonderful time! A little piece of heaven was this great house on this gorgeous large piece of property. The flowers and the landscapte were gorgeous, and the house had all the comforts of home(and the sleeping porch was great!) No matter the time of day, there was always a cool breeze that blew thru the porch, which also had a peaceful/relaxing creek that ran underneath, creating a very peaceful setting for just laying on the swing and reading or hanging out in the rocking chairs just talking and enjoying the fantastic view of the river and the many canoes and kayaks that were constanting paddling down stream. When we wanted to enjoy the sun, we would use the uncovered large deck on the front of the house, which also shared the great view of the river. Our stay was very relaxing, as well as active since there was plenty of outdoor activities nearby to keep us busy :-) Great house, great view, and lots to do! Can't wait to visit again in the fall - I'm sure the fall foliage will be just gorgeous!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you and thanks to our great weather pattern ( it comes down from Canada) it normally is 15-20 degrees cooler than in other areas of NC Mountains & yes the Fall is wonderful.
business
5 star Riverfront Home on the New River in NC's Blue Ridge Mtns MLS 3029376
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906404
-(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)
Sparta High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Raleigh
5

This rental property is incredible!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed comfortably in this beautiful and spacious property. The view was gorgeous and the wrap around deck/porch area was my favorite--we can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you and the porch awaits your next birthday

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC, Roanoke, Va
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Independence, VA
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
High Meadows, Olde Beau, New River and Roaring Gap
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-77 and I-81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
2 Private cross country ski slopes on property
Nearest Beach
225 Miles
Many on NC and SC Shore
Car: necessary

New River in NC and New River in VA , Blue Ridge Parkway in NC, Many Bluegrass and Country Western Music Festivals close by. River is in practically in front yard. In the winter, cross country skiing is available on the 43 acres.In the summer kayak, canoe, fish and swim in this wonderful pristine and historic river. .

Golf: New River Golf Club and Olde Beau Golf Club are nearby and both are public courses.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Sparta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 17 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes $1200-1750/wk US Dollars. Plus Taxes and cleaning
$175-250/nigh+ local & state taxes.Rates are somewhat higher on Holidays
Includes firewood,linens, full kitchen + W/D;
Pet Friendly; Rates are higher on
Plus $75 cleaning fee, Dates Available: Year- round, All rates include firewood in the winter and inner-tubes in summer. Also includes all linens and paper products. Fully Furnished kitchen.

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Amenities

Sparta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , extra large
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , large 2 person shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The 2rd bedroom is 'family style' with a separate children's nook with an electric inflatable mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Located in a wildlife and marine sanctuary

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