5 Star Riverfront Home on New River in Nc/Va, Blue Ridge Mtns. 20 Degrees Cooler

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This house sits directly on the New River and has 42 acres on the N.C. and Virginia state lines. 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 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 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Sits directly on the New River with a Huge porch and deck

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Tons of outdoor activities, swimming, rafting, fishing, tubing, hiking, Wifi and Cable, sleding and cross country skiing...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed, except on sofas and beds....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed only on the deck and porch...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • The 2rd bedroom is 'family style' with a separate children's nook with an electric inflatable mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Very private and and located in a wildlife and marine sanctuary


  • Books:

    wide selection of popular books...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VCRs of children's and family movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    While Sparta, NC and Independence, Va are the closest town, Galax, Va just 19 miles away is called the "biggest mountain town in the Virginia's Blue Ridge. many restaurants, theaters etc....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Olde Beau and New River Golf Clubs are public courses and are nearby. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Blue Ridge Mtns and Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt Rodgers all nearby all in full view from top of property ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mtns, near the Blue Ridge Parkway2Parkway and Mt Rodgers National Forest...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views north and south of the amazing New River Valley, the oldest river in the USA...moreless

  • River:

    42 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

  • Rural:

    42 acres of river walks, woods, huge pasture, trails and ridge top vistas of 20 miles ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Offers a 1,500 and a 2000 ft cross country downhill slope and a 600 ft 31 degree run for sledding ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Directly on the widest part of New River in NC...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sits only 150 feet from the river (100 yds wide) with large front yard 1/4 of riverfront & 42 acres. All water activities. year round ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is directly on the New River, 150 feet from the front door to the banks of the river, The property is 42 acres and has riverfront of 1/4 mile. The river is 100 yards wide at the house...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Sits directly on the New River with a Huge porch and deck ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds Made...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Classic with floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Can drive to the front door...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Land line available...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Fireplace:

    large stacked stone fireplace in the living room, rental includes free firewood...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Several local restaurants will cater events at this home...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you would need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    No ice maker...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully furnished...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    with indoor grill...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large 30 ft X 12 ft deck directly overlooking the river...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Canoes and kayaks available nearby with bus shuttle for 2 hr and 4 hours trips. . Inner tubes provided...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large 40 foot X 12 foot deck overlokks the river and yard,...moreless

  • Golf:

    Near by at two public 18 hole courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental and shuttle available 1/2 mile away for 2 and 4 hour trips ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Huge outdoor porch 30 feet by 25 feet with swing, hammock, rocking chairs and a futoon when you prefer to sleep beside the waterfall which runs beside the porch...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    12 acres of yard, wooded forest, streams and valleys...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Best in the County, creek runs underneath the porch, hammock and overlooks the river ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearby 1+ hours Blowing Rock, NC...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At County Park...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor Pool available at the County Wellness Center indoor year-round...moreless

  • Indoor Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FALL 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,400 $5,000
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas & NewYears
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,200 $4,500
Apr 1 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
May 25 - Sep 25, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


$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

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC, Roanoke, Va
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sparta, NC
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
High Meadows, Olde Beau, New River and Roaring Gap
90 Miles
Nearest Train
Charlotte, NC
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-77 and I-81
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Private cross country ski slopes on property
225 Miles
Nearest Beach
Many on NC and SC Shore

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

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, NC, USA:
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

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

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish



  • Sunset on the deck, and look at picture #22 to see sunrise.

    Sunset on the deck, and look at picture #22 to see sunrise.

  • View From Riverbank

    View From Riverbank

  • River directly in front yard, ideal for tubing

    River directly in front yard, ideal for tubing

  • comfortable living room

    comfortable living room

  • Feel the breeze off the river as you relax

    Feel the breeze off the river as you relax

  • Large bedroom #1with queen bed

    Large bedroom #1with queen bed

  • dining room overlooking the river

    dining room overlooking the river

  • Creek running alongside and under porch...great sounds for a nap

    Creek running alongside and under porch...great sounds for a nap

  • Sunrise on the river from our property

    Sunrise on the river from our property

  • Deck &amp; adjoining porch

    Deck & adjoining porch

  • Cabin with river in the front yard

    Cabin with river in the front yard

  • Sunset from the cabin

    Sunset from the cabin

  • Float on a tube or canoe down the river in front

    Float on a tube or canoe down the river in front

  • View from the Deck

    View from the Deck

  • Sleeping Porch overllooking the river, creek run

    Sleeping Porch overllooking the river, creek run

  • View as you enter Private Drive, river on the left

    View as you enter Private Drive, river on the left

  • Fully furnished beautiful kitchen

    Fully furnished beautiful kitchen

  • Family bedroom #2 with queen bed

    Family bedroom #2 with queen bed

  • Roses, play area &amp; river in front yard

    Roses, play area & river in front yard

  • Great fireplace, firewood included

    Great fireplace, firewood included

  • Living room at Christmas.

    Living room at Christmas.

  • Comfortable dining room overlooking river

    Comfortable dining room overlooking river

  • Fireplace with fire on a winter&#39;s night

    Fireplace with fire on a winter's night

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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