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.
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
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
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
PLEASE MAIL INQUIRIES TO
260 Sassy Cats Ridge
Sparta, NC 28675
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or to make a reservation
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Windswept Cabin at Red Roof Farm.
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.
View from the rear deck.
Tommy Thompson feeding some of his livestock.