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Steve Clark

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

5 Acres of Serenity Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway

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

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Overview

Stone Mountain State Park House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Clark (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

5 Acres of Serenity Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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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Cleveland County, NC
5

Girls Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Some women wanted to catch up since we no longer all work together. This was the Perfect place. Serenity is definitely the right description. The place was very clean and well accommodating. We had everything we needed including nothing but the sounds of nature. There was a lot of information about things to do in the area, which were most helpful in making plans for each day. As suggested, Circle L was a good place to eat (if you blink you will miss it-LOL). Stone Mountain was great for a little waterfall hike and picnic. Then just relaxing on the deck in those wooden rocking chairs to start the mornings and end the day. Nature watching-- at its finest-- especially on the parkway early morning and evening. Deer, deer and more deer-- but don't forget about rabbits and birds too.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you ladies were able to get together at Rocky Acres Retreat. We have had many gatherings such as yours and everyone has the same response. "We had everything we needed including nothing but the sounds of nature". The pamphlets and brochures we put on the coffee table do provide you with the information you need to make sure you see everything there is to see in the Sparta area. You couldn't ask for a more perfect place for a gathering of friends. There is so much to do even if you just sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy the view. "The Circle L was a good place to eat (if you blink you will miss it-LOL)". It is a locals favorite and we're glad you found it. We are also glad you found Stone Mountain State Park and were able to enjoy the waterfalls and the old homestead. It is a historic site that makes you realize what our ancestors endured to make our country great. We are also glad you were able to put some deer corn out to be able to watch all the wildlife come up to feed. It's as if you are a part of nature yourself. Come back and see us. We'd love to have you again.
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4

Secluded

  • 4 of 5

If you like seclusion and peace and quite, then this is the place to go.

Everything was very good except for the A/C. The downstairs stayed cool

but it didn't cool the upstairs very well. It is well suited for several small

families to stay together. Lots of beds and bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the heat. We've been up in July when we have had the heat on and it seems like we've rarely turned the air on. I don't know if the temperatures were unusual up there this time of year but it seems like the 80's are a bit unusual. We hope things weren't too uncomfortable for your stay. Come visit us again when the temps cool down a bit. You are always welcome back.
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4

Very enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our vacation at this house. We found it very clean and welcoming. It lived up to its billing of providing serenity, yet it is conveniently located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, not far from Sparta. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the serenity. The house is in a great location just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and conveniently close to Sparta and several other amenities. We were happy we were able to accommodate you on such short notice. Come back and see us anytime!
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Sparta, NC
5

GrrrrrEAT! As always.

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful, as is Steve. I'm starting to feel like family.

HIGHLY recommended!

thanks AGAIN, benita

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Benita is like family and we were glad she could get her family up for a special occasion. We accommodate many special occasions and family gatherings and we are always glad to cater to Benita and her family. Come back when you are ready.
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5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying here! Steve was absolutely wonderful from the moment I booked the trip until the very end. Very accommodating, very informative, and incredibly generous. I would rent a house from him again in a heartbeat!

As for the house, it was clean, fully stocked, and perfect for what we were looking for. If I had to think of any complaints, it would be that there isn't really any fishing close by ... But, there were fabulous neighbors down the road that let us use their pond to fish, so even that worked out!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We don't fish much but I believe the best fishing time is the fall or early spring when the weather is cooler. Stone Mountain State Park or New River State Park advertise fishing so if you do come back maybe you could explore that. I will do a little research to find out more about fishing in the area. You guys were great guests and I appreciated your communications to help me understand your needs. I wish we could have found a better fishing spot. Maybe next time. You guys are always welcome back.
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Map

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

Stone Mountain State Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Return Guest Rate
Sep 22 2016 - Sep 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
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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Amenities

Stone Mountain State Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
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 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds
    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
  • 4 bedrooms 2 Master Suites w/private bath (1 Queen and one King bed) 1 Queen bedroom 1 bedroom with two twin beds 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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