Windswept Cabin is located at Red Roof Farm in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Standing on the side of Bald Knob Mountain, Tommy Thompson saw the crest of the Blue Ridge in the distance and acres of farm land spill out below him. This retiree, who spent a lifetime behind a desk in the mortgage and real estate business, immediately knew that he had found the piece of real estate he had been seeking.

This is a pastoral wonderland that can be your retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Close by is the country's premier scenic byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, with it's natural and historic wonders; and the New River — reputed to be world's second oldest river. It is a popular canoeing and tubing venue as well as an attraction for fishermen (and women) eager to accept the challenge of the musky and small-mouth bass that inhabit its waters.

Red Roof Farm is located just south of the Virginia border and there are a number of North Carolina and Virginia state parks within easy driving distance.

Things To Do at Red Roof Farm

  • Fish one of the ponds.
  • Watch the livestock (horses, including miniature horses and a donkey).
  • Feed the ducks and geese.
  • Sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing.
  • Nearby Attractions

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Stone Mountain State Park
  • New River State Park
  • Grayson Highland State Park
  • White Top Mountain
  • Bike the New River Trail
  • Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail
  • Blue Ridge Music Center concerts
  • Shop antique stores
  • Enjoy traditional music, square dancing
  • Ammenities:

  • Living Room with propane fireplace
  • Sleeps six: Master bedroom with queen bed and bathroom; 2 twin beds in second bedroom; plus sleeper sofa.
  • Completely equipped kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Gas Grill on large, covered rear deck
  • Linens (towels, sheets, blankets, etc.)
  • Homemade zucchini bread and coffee
  • Sassy Cats Bears and Friends has gifts and collectables on display and for sale in the cabin
  • Rates and Requirements

  • $85 per night plus tax
  • Rates are for double occupancy. Maximum six people; $5/night for each additional person
  • Two-night minimum stay
  • One night's deposit required to hold reservation
  • No smoking indoors
  • Rates are subject to change

  • at Red Roof Farm


    Martha Thompson
    260 Sassy Cats Ridge
    Sparta, NC 28675

    For availability information
    or to make a reservation
    Call 336-372-1899
    or email

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    Windswept Cabin at Red Roof Farm.
    Windswept Cabin at Red Roof Farm.

    A cosy seat around the the living room fireplace will take the chill off cool mountain nights.
    A cosy seat around the the living room fireplace will
    take the chill off cool mountain nights.

    The fully equipped kitchen opens onto the dining area and the covered rear deck.
    The fully equipped kitchen opens onto the dining area and the covered rear deck.

    View from the rear deck.
    View from the rear deck.

    A picture of Red Roof Farm host, Tommy Thompson, feeding some of his horses.
    Tommy Thompson feeding some of his livestock.
    A map of the location of Red Roof Farm.
    Directions: From I-77, at exit 83 (northbound traffic) or exit 85 (southbound traffic) near Elkin take US 21 North to Sparta (28 miles). In Sparta, go right at the second traffic signal (NC 18 intersection) and go 4 miles to Francis Motors on the right. Turn left at the next intersection with Pleasant Home Road. Take Pleasant Home Road for 1 mile. Turn left onto Vox Road. Take the third left onto Nile Road. Windswept Cabin is the second home on the left at 5180 Nile Road. Click on the map at the left to open a new window of Windswept Cabin on Google maps.