Vestal Cottage is situated at the half-way point of the Blue Ridge Parkway accessed just 1/4 mile from Milepost 231. A pleasant, restful stay awaits you in this peaceful mountain setting. Conveniently located near North Carolina's Stone Mountain State Park and Doughton Park, a part of the National Park Service, enjoy hiking numerous trails, visiting nearby wineries, canoeing, tubing and fly fishing. This spacious 1,750 square-ft single level cottage features a king and queen bedroom sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath in one wing of the house, a connecting sun room, and another queen bedroom with private bath in the other wing. All you could ever ask for in a relaxing retreat is here! Our beds feature high quality mattresses and linens to assure restful sleeping. Anticipating all you might need for meal preparation, the well-equipped kitchen has a gas cook top, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster oven, blender, crock pot, a fully-stocked spice rack, and quality cookware, dishware and utensils. We have an outdoor gas grill as well. For dining, we have very nice dinnerware and eating utensils. For outdoor dining, we have a table on the stone patio as well as a picnic table in the backyard under large shade trees. Washer, dryer and iron and board are in the spacious laundry room/mud room which leads to a back porch to access the 2-acre yard. WiFi is supplied via fiber optics, and cable TV is provided to the two TV's (one in living room, and one in King bedroom). Relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch with your morning coffee, and listen to the birds or the quiet of a country retreat. After a day of hiking the nearby trails or visiting the tasting rooms of the local wineries, our guests often head out to the fire pit to enjoy watching the deer graze in the adjoining fields in the early evening hours and stargazing at the end of the day. Firewood is always provided, along with everything you need for building a fire. For fall and winter getaways, cozy up in front of the sun room's lovely stone fireplace in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!
- Cottage1750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Mountain Cottage
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About Bill Oliver
Operated locally by former National Park Service Lodge Manager.
Bill Oliver purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Bill Oliver chose Sparta
Proximity to the Parkway. Midway on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Near the Blue Ridge Music Center.
What makes this Cottage unique
One level living.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything was just spectacular!! thank you again
Just a peaceful getaway in the mountains. This is the second time that my family has visited Bill's property and we always enjoy it. There is nothing like having a bonfire in the backyard and a glass of wine or coffee on the front porch. We will definitely be back in the future. Thank you to Bill and his wife for being such great hosts.
Beautiful Location On The Blue Ridge Parkway
The home is on a great locstion just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We enjoyed our stay very much. The large home is very complete and confortable. The outdoor areas had nice seating and great views. It provided a nice break from our days of touring.
Wonderful and Relaxing!
This was the second stay at Vestal Cottage for our family, and we enjoyed it just as much as the first! Nicely furnished and in very peaceful surroundings. Great to be just off the parkway, so wonderful scenery is all around. The Olivers are great hosts, and always have everything ready for an enjoyable getaway. We look forward to our next visit!
Thank you Paul. We very much enjoy hosting wonderful, well mannered families such as yours! Families who love both the peaceful, beautiful surroundings and also the various outdoor activities that the nearby parks and rivers afford.
We are very glad and excited to know that you will be returning!
Best wishes for the New Year.
Bill & Deb
Our family went to get our Christmas tree at a cut and choose tree farm. The home was beautifully decorated for Christmas and was spotless. Great location and great host!
Had a wonderful stay!
We meet friends for the weekend and absolutely loved it! The house is very spacious with beautiful views, close to hiking and wineries. Our two golden retrievers also loved running around the large yard. The kitchen was fully stocked and we were able to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner! We had a wonderful time and would love to go back again soon!