About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Riverfront Home 2 Bed/2 Baths, Winter sports, Total privacy, lots of fun PETS OK
This house sits directly on the New River and has 42 acres on the N.C. and Virginia state lines. Summer at its best, floating, kayaking, swimming & Hiking , cozy and a wonderful fireplace .The New River, which predates the Ice Age 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 COOL weather.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 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 1,500 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.
John Winfield/Alice Alexander
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About John Winfield/Alice Alexander
John Winfield: Native of Charlotte, NC. Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory University. Lifelong 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
John Winfield/Alice Alexander purchased this House in 2002
Why John Winfield/Alice Alexander chose Gap Civil
One of the LARGEST PRIVATE RIVERFRONT PROPERTY ON HE NEW RIVER IN THE SPARTA< NC AREA.. Generally considered one of the best riverfront homes in the NC's New River Valley. 42 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 20 acres of valleys with creek and pasture for horses, Credit cards accepted
What makes this House unique
Total privacy with 1,100 ft of riverfront with grassy trails; two creeks (one lushly landscaped and directly under the deck); cross country skiing in the winter, 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
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, very private
Wish there was a grill and/or nice restaurants close by.The House was perfect, great views, clean and private.
Absolutely great get a way. We plan to get away again sometime soon. Had a blast and enjoyed both the solitude and the ability to be in town quickly if we wished to be.
Wonderful Cabin on New River
Wonderful cabin overlooking the New River. Very well maintained and so comfortable! Beautiful stacked stone wood fireplace. Kitchen well stocked with good pans and utensils. Looking forward to visiting in warmer weather to enjoy large porch and deck above river with creek running underneath! The stars in the night sky were magnificent! We are so happy to have found this gem of a property. Buck , the owner was most helpful and we so appreciated all of the info that was provided. Thanks so much for sharing your cabin!
Thanks so much for your kind words, we too enjoy the cabin in the Winter... so quiet you can hear wildlife 1/4 mile away. Summer is really magical.
We got what we wanted...GREAT VACATION
We loved the quiet, peaceful and very private location.This was just what our family needed.
The cabin was very cozy, well furnished, clean and comfortable inside&out.
The river is truly peaceful and breathtaking.We enjoyed the fireplace every night(we had plenty of firewood),walking/hiking on the property(saw so many deer)and our dogs loved every minute as much as we did.
We will definitely try to come back!
To the owner's, thank you so much for sharing your cozy cabin and being very helpful !!
Thanks so much. The cabin's privacy allows us have great windows.that overlook the river. plus we really enjoy when guests take walks all around our 42 acres and the dogs have lots of options for nature's good shiffing. We do hope you can return... May thru Oct. offers a totally different magical trip of playing in the New River...now thought to be the oldest in the world.
Wonderful property and a great get away!
We enjoyed our 2 night stay! Great for relaxing and absolutely beautiful! A treat for us to have the dogs with us! LOVED the fireplace!
Thanks, the fireplace's stone and mantle were in our first cabin my Dad built 60 years ago. It held so many great memories we had to include them when we built the new cabin. So glad you brought your dogs, I'm sure they have a great time sniffing all 42 acres. Hope you can return...the Summer is magical.
Gorgeous property with outstanding views of the new river. Saw wildlife daily! The perfect cabin rental!
Thanks so much. We wish we could but we can't take any credit for the beautiful New River, it's the oldest river in the Western Hemisphere and predates the Ice Age. The nice thing about being there in the Winter is that is indeed easier to see the wildlife... so glad they visited you. Happy New Year.
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 42 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$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