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This house sits directly on the New River and has 43 acres on the N.C. and Virginia state lines. The New River, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere is at its widest part here over 300 ft. wide and is quite different from the nearby Little River, which indeed is little. The house is so close to the river you can throw a rock into it. In the summer it is 15-20 degrees cooler than the rest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, ie Asheville, N.C since it gets its weather pattern from Canada rather than the South . . Stroll the grassy river walk alongside the New River. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. 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. Both the house and its kitchen are fully furnished and linens are provided.
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.
Olde Beau and New River Golf Clubs are public courses and are nearby. ...moreless
Blue Ridge Mtns and Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt Rodgers all nearby all is full view from top of property ...moreless
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mtns, near the Parkway and Mt Rodgers National Forest...moreless
Views north and south of the amazing New River Valley, the oldest river in the USA...moreless
43 acres (1/4 mile) directly on the New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. This 150 yard wide river is one of USA's Historic Scenic Rivers. Blue Ridge Parkway ion the USA. ...moreless
43 acres of river walks, woods, huge pasture, trails and hilll top vistas ...moreless
Offers a 1,500 and a 2000 ft cross country downhill slope and a 600 ft 31 degree run for sledding ...moreless
Directly on the widest part of New River in NC...moreless
Sits only 150 feet from the river (100 yds wide) with large front yard 1/4 of riverfront & 43 acres. All water activities. year round ...moreless
The house is directly on the New River, 150 feet from the front door to the banks of the river, The property is 43 acres and has riverfront of 1/4 mile. The river is 100 yards wide at the house...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Dining is also available on the porch and the deck, and a wide range of restaurants from one of NC's top Mexican to 4 star continental where local eat....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Sits directly on the New River with a Huge porch and deck ...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning$75 + tax
$1200-1750/wk US Plus Taxes and cleaning, Credit Card accepted
$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. includes all linens and paper products. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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High Meadows, Olde Beau, New River and Roaring Gap
I-77 and I-81
2 Private cross country ski slopes on property
Many on NC and SC Shore
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.
Year Purchased: 2002
About: Buck: Native of Charlotte, NC. Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory University. Lifelong summer resident since 1955. Married to Alice Alexander, native Atlantan and a writer, Graduate of Vanderbilt, Our daughter Jane and son-in-law Kyle, live in Manhattan, are educators, and graduated from Univ. Michigan & SUNY & CUNY
Why 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, Credit cards accepted
The Unique Benefits at this House: Total privacy with 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. The river is directly in the front yard.Fishing, canoeing, kayaking etc. from the front yard. Shuttle buses for 2 & 5 mile river trips. Private 2000 ft +slopes for Cross country skiing and sledding. Wildlife Preserve and Pet Friendly. Housekeeping available. Music Festivals and golf nearby
Speaks: english, spanish
Primary:(404) 545-8210 (Georgia, USA)(Georgia, USA)