The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Sparta

(Including nearby Ennice, Glade Valley, 
 Laurel Springs, Piney Creek, Roaring Gap & Traphill)

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Sparta, North Carolina

Located at the center of Alleghany County and its county seat, Sparta NC is a classic southern small mountain town, with the  Allegheny County Courthouse as the primary building. There is an older business district with overtones of years gone by and two shopping centers, a satellite campus of Wilkes Community College and Alleghany Memorial Hospital.
   The town also features one of the most complete public parks for a community of its size, Crouse Park. The park features a basketball and volleyball court, horseshoes, walking course and exercise and play equipment for all ages from toddlers through adults. Near to Sparta are two state parks -Stone Mountain State Park  and the New River State Park, home to the famous New River, the second oldest river in the world.
 

   Nearby Lansing has a history of mining and dairy farming, both of which have been replaced by Christmas tree farming. Frazier firs from Lansing are shipped nationwide each Christmas. Lansing has a number of festivals each year, including the famous Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival which is held every August and highlights regional folk and bluegrass music.

 

Resources
City Website: 
None: Town Office, 304 South Main Street, Sparta NC 28675
Location:
Northern Mountains, 3 hours east of Asheville
County:
Alleghany County: County Offices, 348 South Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-4179

Elevation & Population:
2,939 feet, 1,800+
Visitor/Welcome Center: Alleghany Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 58 South Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 800-372-5473

County Chamber of Commerce: Alleghany Chamber of Commerce 58 South Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 800-372-5473
Newspaper: The Alleghany News, 20 South Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-8999
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Twin County Cinemas 3, 957 East Stuart Drive, Galax VA 24333; 276-236-7469
High School: Alleghany High School, 404 Trojan Avenue, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-4554
Colleges and Universities: Wilkes Community College
, Alleghany Campus, 115 Atwood Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-5061
Hospitals:
Alleghany Memorial Hospital, 233 Doctors Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-5511
Area Major Festivals: Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention (July)
Area Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway, New River State Park, Stone Mountain State Park
Area Cultural Attractions:
Allegheny County Courthouse 

Wineries:
Thistle Meadow Winery


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Nikola's Restaurant: (Italian) High Meadows Inn, 10498 Highway 21 South, Roaring Gap NC 28668; 336-363-6060

Overseas & Exotic
Mis Arados: (Mexican) Sparta Square Shopping Center, Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-1414

Cafes & Grills
Buckaroo's Grille: (Grill) 9531 Highway 93, Piney Creek NC 28663; 336-359-2825

Pizza
JB's Pizza and Subs: (Pizza) 531 North Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-2508

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center: (Christian Retreat & Conference Center) 124 Pendry Drive, Laurel Springs NC 28644; 888-831-5922
Old Beau Golf & County Club: (Golf Resort) 729 Olde Beau Boulevard, Roaring Gap NC 28668; 800-752-1634

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
High Meadows Inn: (Country Inn) 10498 Highway 21 South, Roaring Gap NC 28668; 336-363-6060

Bed & Breakfasts
Blue Ridge Vacation Home and Mountain Retreat: (B &B) 5905 Mountain View Road, Glade Valley NC 28627; 336-657-3000
Glade Valley Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 330 Shaw Lane, Glade Valley NC 28627; 800-538-3508
Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 1740 Halsey Knob Road, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-6868

Mountain Hearth Lodge: (B&B) 110 Mountain Hearth Drive, Sparta NC 28765; 336-372-8743

Motels
Alleghany Inn: (Motel) 341 North Main Street, Sparta NC 28675; 888-372-2501

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Cabins on Laurel Creek: (Cabins) 2900 South Laurel Fork Road, Laurel Springs NC 28644; 336-207-7677
Sweet Water Vacation Rentals: (Cottages) 2983 US Highway 221, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-7432


Campgrounds
Miller's Camping: (Campground) 793 Miller Road, Laurel Springs NC 28644; 336-359-8156
New River Campground: (Campground) 6286 US Highway 21 North, Sparta NC 28765; 336-372-8793
RiverCamp USA/RV Park and Campground: (RV Park & Campground) 2221 Kings Creek Road, Piney Creek NC 28663; 800-748-3722

Rental Agencies
Alleghany Unique Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 491, Sparta NC 28765; 888-372-5244
Mountain Dreams Realty: (Rentals) 3647 US Highway 21 South, Sparta NC 28675; 336-372-1622

 

 

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