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Experience the outdoors at Sugar Mountain vacation home rentals

The towering peak of Sugar Mountain reaches an elevation of over 5,000 feet, making it one of the most prominent features in the Pisgah National Forest. These slopes are beloved by skiers and snowboarders in the winter months, while summer hiking and biking excursions offer sweeping panoramas over the region’s breathtaking wilderness. As a result, Sugar Mountain vacation rentals are in year-round demand. Sharing its name with this imposing landmark, the little village of Sugar Mountain occupies its north face and offers visitors an idyllic home base from which to set off on their pulse-pounding alpine adventure.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Sugar Mountain vacation rentals

Samuel Henry Banner, one of the region’s first settlers, established his homestead in 1870, where he, his wife, and their 7 children lived comfortably for many years. Visitors to the Banner House Museum can walk the hallways and admire the period furniture that still occupies these stately rooms. An exhibition gallery illuminates the history of Sugar Mountain in the 19th and 20th century, while docent-led tours offer expert insight into the area’s culture. The museum is open between mid-July and mid-September, Wednesday through Saturday, with exact times and dates available on their website.


Things to do near Sugar Mountain vacation homes

Myriad trails at the Sugar Mountain Ski Resort cater to thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, with skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing all on the itinerary. There are gentler options, however, for a more relaxed getaway. The resort’s 10,000-square-foot skating rink is open seasonally, with skate rental provided at the adjacent store. Guided snowshoeing tours are an exciting way to explore the surroundings on your terms; from leisurely walks to intense workouts, the guides tailor these excursions to your needs, and children’s outings are also operated for kids aged 8-11. Book a Sugar Mountain vacation rental near the resort for easy access to these amenities.

Day trips

Day trips near Sugar Mountain vacation homes

Sugar Mountain serves as a great starting point for exploring the sights of Blowing Rock. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from attractions like Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, a park with a preserved house and craft shop surrounded by scenic woodland, and the Blowing Rock, a legendary cliff with strong wind gusts that gave the town its name. You'll also like Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West-themed park with train rides, an amusement park, a petting zoo, and shows, and Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, a contemporary museum with Appalachian cultural exhibits.


Local weather for your trip to Sugar Mountain vacation homes

Sugar Mountain’s reputation as a snow-sports destination makes winter the most popular time of year for Sugar Mountain vacation rentals. The weather is quite cold, with averages in the 20s, and snowfall is frequent, making it the best time to hit the slopes. This destination also has an assortment of summer activities, so bargains on cheap Sugar Mountain vacation rentals are worth considering in this off-peak period. Mild conditions, with temperatures hovering in the 60s, open up a world of outdoor excursions, while the area’s wildlife and blossoming flowers make for stunning views from the patio of your cabin, condo, or chalet.

Natural features

A Sugar Mountain adventure

The Linville Caverns were first discovered by fishermen in the early 1800s, and have been open for guided tours since the 1930s. These actively forming limestone caverns showcase a variety of fascinating rock formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, and a “bottomless” pool—divers have continuously searched in vain for its deepest point. Trout swim in the bodies of water found within the caves, while bats are known to make their homes in the darkest corners. Checking the website before you make plans is essential, as hours of operation are seasonal.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Sugar Mountain vacation homes

Sugar Mountain’s alpine splendor makes it ideal for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes can be found near places like Wildcat Lake, a tranquil lake with wilderness surrounds and opportunities for watersports, and Flattop Mountain, a high summit with a golf club at the top. You'll also like Pixie Mountain, a serene mountain with hiking trails for spectacular landscape views.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sugar Mountain?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,779 vacation rentals near Sugar Mountain. From 496 Cabins to 531 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sugar Mountain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sugar Mountain?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sugar Mountain:

  • Beech Mountain Resort: 1,281 vacation rentals
  • Linville Ridge: 226 vacation rentals
  • Mill Ridge: 73 vacation rentals
  • Charter Hills: 195 vacation rentals
  • Tynecastle: 73 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sugar Mountain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sugar Mountain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tweetsie Railroad: 2,387 vacation rentals
  • The Blowing Rock: 2,219 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Mountain Resort: 1,782 vacation rentals
  • Appalachian State University: 2,169 vacation rentals
  • Watauga Lake Winery: 1,909 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sugar Mountain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Sugar Mountain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 496 Cabins in Sugar Mountain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sugar Mountain include:

  • Houses: 531 rentals available
  • Cottages: 496 rentals available
  • Chalets: 55 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sugar Mountain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 538 vacation rentals with pool available in Sugar Mountain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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