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:
- Nov 14, 2018
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.
Wonderful place for a family gathering
This was the best rental property we have ever enjoyed. It was very clean and every effort was made to ensure an enjoyable visit. We were in North Carolina for a family wedding at Old Beau. The first part of our stay was with our children and grandchildren, and then after they left at the end of the weekend, we were joined by three of my siblings and a sister-in-law. It was perfect for everyone, and we all left with great memories. I would highly recommend this property, and would love to return for a repeat stay.
Thank you for the wonderful review. We try to bring all the comforts of home to our mountain retreat and cleanliness is a major part of that. We have had family gatherings where families have come from north and south to gather and we want everyone to feel at home and to be able to relax at our mountain retreat.
We are so glad we could assist you with a memorable visit and hope you come back and stay with us again.
Beautiful and everything we were looking for
This house in Sparta was a wonderful stay for a sibling vacation plus a few more. It was very remote and close to hiking. Other than the food to feed the family, we didn't need to go out for anything. The house is very spacious and Steve was very accommodating. My only suggestion would be to get there before darkness sets in for the first time you are there because it is so off the beaten path, it can be difficult to find. It is very dark up in the mountains. Saw some deer but sadly no bears. Highly recommend this property for those looking for a place that is quiet and remote.
So glad you got to enjoy all there is at the house and surrounding area. It does get dark at night with no street lights around or bright lights from other homes. We do have a motion sensor flood light that comes on as you pull up the driveway because it is so dark. So dark it is very hard to see. That also makes for great star viewing.
When you need another retreat come back and see us.
This is an excellent place to relax and unwind.
Everyone you need is provided and the owner is so prompt and accommodating.
It is so nice to have a great group of folks that keep communications lines open so no-one goes away with questions. The house was spic and span and my cleaning crew was happy. A happy cleaning crew means a happy property owner. Thank you for staying with us and please come back and stay with us again.
Very satisfied with accommodations! Will definitely be back.
Great accommodations! Beautiful view! Quiet and peaceful! Definitely will be back.
We are so happy you enjoyed your retreat with us. We look forward to your return.
Perfect scenario for a big family reunion, close to Mother Nature.
From the little kids and their dog, all the way up to us grand parents and great-uncle.
What else can I say? Just when we were feeling like being at the home of our dreams, then it was time to leave, sadly.
Beautiful and serene
The host was super helpful and informative. We had a great time!
I am so happy you enjoyed the Serenity we offer in the woods. all the comforts of home is what we provide and I think you found it. Come back and see us next time you need a retreat and Serenity on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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
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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.