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.
5 Acres of Peace and quiet and 2400 Sq Ft Home just off the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
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 Sparta
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
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Patch of Heaven
We are an extremely busy, newly blended, multigenerational family. Our time together is of the highest priority and not easy thing to pull off.
Originally we had snow in our forecast. It turned to rained prior to our check in. The tin roof ensured that we all had the best night's sleep the first night. We slept in on Saturday. Everyone that wanted get out did, everyone that wanted to stay in did.
Everyone came away refreshed , happy and ready for the world again.
The only thing that we needed but didn't have was dry firewood. We certainly understand that every need cannot be met under the circumstance. Even though it rained off and on, we would have still made a fire in the circle. May we suggest a small deck box somewhere to ensure just a few pieces of absolutely dry wood are available. We certainly understand if for some reason that's not doable( next time we will bring our own just to make sure:-).because WE ARE DEFINITELY COMING BACK)
The Barnes/Taybron Family
I am so glad you were all able to gather and everyone was able to get out or stay in. There is so much to do in Sparta and there is something for everyone even if it means sitting on the deck watching the view go by.
I apologize I didn't have any dry firewood. I have considered supplying dry firewood and something to keep the firewood dry. Unfortunately piles of dry wood does attract snakes and rodents so it is difficult to manage something like that. Dry firewood can be bought at the local market but I should provide some at least. Thank you for the recommendation. I always appreciate feedback from our guest to make sure we are fulfilling your needs and this is one that will be looked in to a little more.
Again, thank you for your feedback and hopefully next time you come back we will have some dry firewood for you.
It was our families second stay at the property and loved it. Great place to get away.
Loved our stay. This is the second time we’ve stayed and want to stay again in the future. Great place for a family stay!!
Thank you for coming to stay with us at Rocky Acres Retreat for the second year. We love our return guests as it tells us we're doing something good with our vacation getaway. You are welcome back any time. Summertime is awesome too. Look forward to you visiting again.
Great place to get away
Owners have taken great care of their home. Steve was very attentive to us. He messaged me right away when I had questions. The home was so nice and quiet with BEAUTIFUL views. For being in the middle of nowhere, it had great wifi! There was plenty of room to relax and spread out.
Thank you for the wonderful review. Our goal is everyone's comfort and we want to hear about it if we do not deliver. I make sure my phone is turned up loud to ensure I do not miss any calls from my guests. Guests are what matter. The views from the deck, dining table and Master Bedroom are spectacular and change with every minute by the changing shadows and angles of light. We have fiber optic cable/internet which provide the HDTV and high speed wifi that everyone needs, especially with the family and friends accessing their devices. We are in the middle of nowhere but we bring in all the services you desire. Come stay with us again!
The house was very comfortable and well stocked. Thank you so much for a great place to enjoy family. We enjoyed the fire pit as well.
I am so glad you enjoyed all there is at Rocky Acres Retreat. Even some of the wildlife that you can encounter in the woods. Some things you just can't avoid and thank you for understanding. Please come back for another visit.
Rocky acres retreat
We had a great time!Had everything we needed
For an early Thanksgiving family gathering we are happy to hear you had everything you needed. Nothing worse than preparing that Thanksgiving feast and suddenly you realize something is missing. So glad you stayed with us and was able to spend time with family instead of running around looking for something. Come back and see us again.
Relaxing and Remote location
There are alot of activities to do in the area hiking, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, or just site seeing etc. We also found a few good places to eat in the town of Sparta about 15 mins away.
So glad you found all there is to do in the Sparta area. This up and coming town within 2 hours of Charlotte and Winston Salem offers more and more each year without the crowds of Boone or Ashville. Then don't forget the views from our deck.
Please come back and see us and explore more of the area such as the wineries, breweries or antiquing. There's so much to do.
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. Hit the New River Trail or Virginia Creeper trail for the best bicycling trails around. 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.