Where to stay around Sparta?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 134 vacation rentals near Sparta. From 85 Bungalows to 85 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sparta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Stone Mountain State Park: 102 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Aire Golf Club: 1,145 vacation rentals
  • Round Peak Vineyard: 119 vacation rentals
  • New River State Park: 407 vacation rentals
  • Mount Jefferson State Park: 728 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sparta 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 Bungalows in Sparta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 85 Bungalows in Sparta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sparta include:

  • Cabins: 85 rentals available
  • Cottages: 85 rentals available
  • Houses: 33 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sparta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Sparta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Nestling up close to the state line with Virginia, the little town of Sparta enjoys a scenic location in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a stop on the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail, a route that celebrates the sites, land and people of this dreamy mountain region. Visitors come to enjoy the hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor activities on offer, and you can choose from luxury wood cabins with panoramic mountain views and charming wooden farmhouses nestling under towering pines for your Sparta vacation rental.

    Sparta's scenic activities

    Drive the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail from your Sparta vacation rental to explore this fabled slice of the great American outdoors. Along the way, you can discover cascading waterfalls, gushing hot springs, atmospheric coves, glistening mountain lakes and secluded fishing holes. Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most spectacular drives in the country, allowing you to take in vertiginous views over pine-clad hillsides as you drive. If you want to explore further, local shops and restaurants can be found in nearby Jefferson, while – to the south of Sparta – the Stone Mountain State Park and Doughton Recreation Area offer miles of hiking trails to explore.

    Sparta's local landmarks

    As the county seat of Alleghany County, Sparta is home to sites of historic interest. These include the classical Alleghany County Courthouse and the 19th-century Jarvis House. The town's Crouse Park is home to a summer farmers' market and weekly jam sessions for local musicians. If you're staying at your Sparta vacation rental with kids, the little playground here will let them expend some of that energy. If you'd like to explore local history, the Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm in Stone Mountain State Park, is well worth a visit. Besides the wealth of outdoor activities on offer, you'll also discover local wineries 20 minutes away in Laurel Springs.

    Summer music sessions near Sparta

    This dramatic landscape enjoys warm, sunny summers and cold snowy winters. In summer, a seasonal treat not to be missed is a 30-minute trip north on the Blue Ridge Parkway to cross the state line into Virginia. Here, you'll find the Blue Ridge Music Center – an outdoor performance space and small museum dedicated to the music of the Southern Appalachians. With live music through the summer months and fall weekends, this is an unforgettable way to hear bluegrass and old-time stringband music. From the center, you can pick up music heritage routes – Virginia's the Crooked Road and the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

    Miles of trails to explore near Sparta

    The massive granite dome which gives Stone Mountain State Park its name is a popular rock-climbing spot. With miles of trails and designated trout waters, the park is also great for hiking, fishing, picnicking, nature spotting and horseback riding. To the west, the Cherokee National Forest sprawls up the other side of the state line in Tennessee – offering more challenging hikes and forested mountain vistas. Grayson Highlands State Park, over in Virginia, is known for its excellent equestrian trails. The park provides year-round access to the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail.