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5 Acres of Serenity Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Acres of Peace and quiet and 2400 Sq Ft Home just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bring the family to Rocky Acres Retreat and enjoy all the comforts of home with all the amenities for the outdoorsman. Walk out the door for some of the best hiking in the state at Stone Mountain State Park or go down to the New River and enjoy canoeing and kayaking and while your at it get in some golf at the New River Country Club (other clubs nearby include High Meadows Golf & Country Club, Roaring Gap Golf Course, Olde Beau Golf Club, Deer Creek Golf Course and Stone Mountain Golf Club ). For those that just want to relax, enjoy some of the finest wineries in the state or do some antiquing in the numerous antique shops in the area. Sparta and surrounding area enjoy some of the finest Bluegrass music in the world with Merlefest happening every year just down the road or at the Alleghany Jubilee in Sparta. When you are finished with all of that just sit in one of the rocking chairs on the huge deck and relax or tune in a movie on the 40 inch HDTV with free cable, and a ROKU that turns the TV in to a Smart TV for viewing your favorite movie channels, WiFi internet and a 200 DVD video library. Put out some deer corn and watch the deer come up and feed just outside your door and hear the turkey gobble as they walk by. Everything you could want is at your beckons call. Initially built to accommodate 2 golf foursomes this 2400 square foot, 4br (2 master suites), 3.5 bath home makes the perfect vacation spot for one or two families or group of friends. One of the Master suites is upstairs so those with mobility impairments won't have to contend with any stairs to enjoy the deck, family room, dining room, kitchen and private bath. The full kitchen has all the cooking utensils a cook would need including an outdoor gas grill. This is your spot. Make it your home away from home.


Property Manager
Steve Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Steve Clark

This house was built to accommodate 2 golf foursomes and has been a family retreat for many years. With the family scattered throughout the southeast the house stays empty much of the year which is why we have opened our doors to you. We know you will love the peace and serenity of Rocky Acres Retreat.

Steve Clark purchased this house in 1987

Why Steve Clark chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The house sits on 1 acre and we also own another 5 acres adjacent to it. Our back yard is in fact a part of Stone Mountain State Park and across the gravel private drive are another 10 acres of undeveloped private property. So you are literally surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods where the only neighbors are the wildlife. We are only a short walk from the Blue Ridge Parkway so some of the most beautiful scenery in the country can be seen from our deck or just a short walk down the driveway. We know you will enjoy the peaceful mountain life. Your only neighbors are the wildlife. With 2400 square feet of living space your family and friends can enjoy gathering together and not feel cramped with plenty of seating space so everyone can spread out and truly relax.

What makes this house unique

Stone Mountain State Park is our back yard. You are literally surrounded by Stone Mountain State Park. Walk south on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Stone Mountain Lookout. The park is only a 10 minute drive from the house. 10 miles down the Parkway is Doughton Park with a 6,000-acre landscape of open meadows and pioneer cabins and some of the best hiking around. Sparta, which is only 9 miles down the road has some of the best bluegrass music in North Carolina at the Alleghany Jubilee. There are over thirty wineries within a 30 mile radius of our house. Just pick one or several to enjoy the day wine tasting. Antiquing is another activity you can enjoy. Include antiquing with wine tasting and have a blast. Down in Sparta is the New River State Park and New River Campground where you can enjoy the cool waters on a canoe or kayaking trip. Five golf courses are close by too. Get in 18 at either Roaring Gap Golf Course, Olde Beau Golf Club, Deer Creek Golf Course, Stone Mountain Golf Club and High Meadows Golf & Country Club. Buy some deer corn at the local store and place some in the center island in the driveway and sit on the deck and watch the deer come up to feed. The wrap around deck is large enough to put out the corn hole game (provided) and heat up the competition or just sit on one of the eight rocking chairs and enjoy the scenery. On those cold rainy days curl up by the stone gas log fireplace or enjoy one of the 200 DVD's on the 40 inch HDTV with ROKU and WiFi. The full kitchen is a cooks delight with everything you need to make a cake or pie or whip up that old family favorite meal. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and experience some country living. The phone won't ring unless you give someone the number and it is so quiet outside you can hear the turkey gobbling in the woods and watch as the deer stroll by the house. You won't find a more peaceful retreat with so many amenities so close

Amenities

Sparta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Hall Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs Master Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upstairs half bath
  • Enjoy the jetted tub in the Upstairs Master Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs queen bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master
    sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , We've had tents on the deck and pallets on the floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed. Bottom Full size bed, top is twin.
  • 4 bedrooms 2 Master Suites w/private bath (1 Queen and one King bed) 1 Queen bedroom 1 Bunk bedroom with Bunk Bed. Bottom is Full size, top is twin size. Sofa has double hide-a-bed We have pitched 6 person tents on the deck
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Visit 'http://sparta-nc.com/' for the Sparta Chamber of Commerce web site to keep up to date with local happenings. YMCA Camp Cheerio is 12 miles away just around the corner. Call for facilities availability. For the runner or cyclist...The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most desired and scenic routes you will ever run or ride. Go 1.5 miles south on the Parkway to the Stone Mountain Lookout. Keep going for almost 6 miles and you'll run to Air Bellows Lookout. Doughton Park is 10 miles away. Although Stone Mountain State Park is in our back yard the facilities for the park are only a short 15 minute drive away. Go 50 miles and you'll been in Boone. The Virginia Creeper "Rails to Trails" is an hours drive away. There are horse riding facilities and many other amenities too numerous to mention. Please ask and we will find the information.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

5 Acres of Serenity Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Team Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for our group. We were hiking in the area and then heading to Wilmington, NC. Great location on the way! Sunset was amazing off the porch! We were able to cook dinner for 10 and enjoyed a great evening of games and team building! Very easy and comfortable. I will definitely go back with my family & friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your short stay with us. We love it when our guests sign our guest book and tell us a little about themselves and we are so glad you decided to stay with us. We brag about the sunsets and how many place settings we have for dinner and we are glad we could accommodate your team. Hope you had a successful tournament Come back and see us again at "Serenity on the Blue Ridge Parkway".
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Fun Family Get Away Location

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was very comfortable and met all our needs for our family of 8. The large kitchen had lots of cabinets and counter space and was stocked with every single item you could look for (including the rolling pin!) and all dishes, pans, silverware, utensils and appliances were in great shape. We arrived on Wednesday and left on Sunday and did not eat out at all so having a great cooking space was important. We didn't skip a beat when it came to preparing our usual spread on Thanksgiving day, requiring only that we bring our own food supplies! The bedrooms were all comfortable spaces and baths were well maintained too. The property privacy and sunset views were superb! We especially enjoyed the rocking chairs and corn hole on the huge and well maintained deck. Asthetics indoors were okay but not superb as furniture is dated but very comfortable. Need to stretch main level carpet and clean it. I would recommend this to friends and we would go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. We make upgrades and updates to the house all the time so look forward to hardwood floors upstairs to replace the carpets next year and we hope to get some new furniture too but the sectional, although dated, was just purchased 4 years ago from a furniture store that was going our of business and had been in the back of their warehouse for just a many years. So come visit us again next year and hopefully we will have these updates completed. And I have been planning to stretch the carpeting so now I'll have to get around to it. Again, Thank you!
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HIDDEN JEWEL

  • 5 of 5

This well equipped, spacious and lovely cabin has everything. It is the most secluded and quiet cabin we have every stayed in. The location is perfect for being close to Parkway, Stone Mt. Park and within an hour drive to West Jefferson. Can't Wait to Return.

Reuben & Maidie Edwards, Seven Springs, NC.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We too love the “Serenity” of the house and are so happy to know the owners of all the property surrounding us so we can make sure we stay secluded. We do our best to make sure everything in the house and amenities are up to everyone’s standards and we are always making improvements and updates so everyone is comfortable staying with us at Rocky Acres Retreat. We are so glad you enjoyed all there was and look forward to your return.
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5

Perfect group getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us decided to tour the Yadkin Valley wineries and needed a mountain retreat to accommodate us. The Rocky Rocky Acres Retreat was perfect for our group of 7!

The kitchen was fully stocked, which was great since we all took turns cooking meals during our stay. We had a wonderful time hanging out on the big beautiful deck and taking in that gorgeous view.

Steve was fantastic! He was very helpful in answering questions and extremely communicative. Plenty of information was provided for the property and the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you were able to have a retreat in the woods to return too after a day of wine tasting. We hope you enjoyed everything there was about Rocky Acres Retreat. Come back and see us any time.
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5

Serene getaway location

  • 5 of 5

This was my extended family's 2nd trip here. Best stocked kitchen of any place we have ever stayed. First night loved sitting in rockers on deck and looking in amazement at the many, many stars. Favorite activity was cornhole! Favorite tourist activity this time was our visit to Brinegar Cabin at Doughton Park. Ranger was soooo knowledgeable. Felt we stepped back in time. Cabin very near parkway. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very beautiful. We stayed for 2 days and there was so much more to explore. I used the suggestions given and enjoyed all the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The house had lots of space (especially since there was just 3 of us). The deck was so relaxing, and it has such a wonderful view. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good time. We hope you come to visit again and next time bring some more family or friends to enjoy all there is at Rocky Acres Retreat.
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Map

Blue Ridge Pkwy
"Greatest Park in the country"
Twenty One and Main -- CLOSED
"This is fine dining you wouldn't expect in Elkin"
Mountain Dreams Realty
Becca’s Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop
Nikolas Restaurant
New River Trail State Park
"With all of the hiking, biking, trail riding, canoeing, and fishing possibilities, and the h..."
222 Public House
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
New River State Park
"Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing and Fishing"
The Pines Restaurant
"Best Country Cooking in Sparta"
Stone Mountain State Park
"Hiking Trails, historic cabins"
Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Sparta, NC
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
New River Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sparta, NC
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Boone, NC
Car: necessary

Come join us at Rocky Acres Retreat. Enjoy all the comforts of home with all the amenities for the outdoorsman. Walk out the door to Stone Mountain State Park for some of the best hiking in the state or go down to the New River and enjoy canoeing and kayaking and while your at it get in some golf at the New River Country Club (other clubs nearby include High Meadows Golf & Country Club, Roaring Gap Golf Course, Olde Beau Golf Club, Deer Creek Golf Course and Stone Mountain Golf Club ). For those that just want to relax, enjoy some of the finest wineries in the state or do some antiquing in one of the numerous antique shops. Sparta and surrounding area enjoy some of the finest Bluegrass music in the World with Merlefest happening every year just down the road or at the Alleghany Jubilee in Sparta. When your finished with all of that just sit in one of our rocking chairs on the huge deck and relax.

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Rates & Availability

Sparta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Candace Conway
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Caroline
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $150

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT TIME INFORMATION: Unless otherwise advised, we have no strict Check in our Check out periods so you are more than welcome to arrive as early in the day as like on the day you like on your arrival date and leave as late in the day as you like on your departure day. We have had too many guests bringing pets without informing us and some of those pets have had accidents in the house. Because of this, if you bring a pet and it is discovered that there was an accident, we will charge you $100 of your security deposit for the extra cleaning required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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