Stone Mountain State Park
You can spend an entire day at Stone Mountain State Park enjoying the waterfalls, trout fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, exploring the old Hutchinson Homestead and sliding down the natural rock water slide! Pack a lunch and picnic beside the rippling stream next to the old one-room Primitive Baptist Church.
You may even see a wedding while you are there! It all less than a mile away to the park!
Looking for something to do?
Stone Mountain Rentals are near many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most beautiful and most traveled Parkway in America, spanning 469 miles from the Shenandoah Valley to the great Smoky Mountains. This is a MUST SEE while you are visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains!
It is only about 30 minutes away from the cabins.
Pilot Mountain State Park
Andy Griffith referred to it on his TV show as "Mt. Pilot". You can actually see Pilot Mountain from our cabin even though it's over 50 miles away! A great state park for hiking, it is only a short 15 minute drive from Mt. Airy. If you have time, I highly recommend that you visit this park and hike around the knob of the mountain. It has a feel of walking around a giant castle and there are spectacular views.
Stone Mountain Golf Course
Bored with the standard cookie-cutter layout of most courses? What will you remember most about Stone Mountain Golf Course? The scenery, the greens, and the uniqueness of each one of the holes. Stone Mountain provides you with the best value golf on earth - a quality golf course with beautiful greens and incredibly low greens fees. There are 4 other golf courses within a 30 minute drive from here but I believe that, Stone Mountain Golf offers the best scenery and value of any golf course in America! And it is only a short
eight-minutes drive from our cabins.
Mt. Airy, NC (Mayberry)
The birthplace of actor Andy Griffith, and the town that inspired his famous TV show along with the follow-up Mayberry RFD, is only about 40 minutes from the cabins. If you visit on Saturday morning, the local musicians come to town and play for free at the original downtown movie theater. Radio station WPAQ has been broadcasting this weekly event for decades on the "Merry Go Round" show and it is said to be the longest-running live radio show, even longer than the Grand Ole Opry! Enjoy the many great downtown shops. Grab a bite at Snappy's Grill and visit Floyd's Barber Shop.
And if you're a real fan of the show, don't miss The Andy Griffith Museum and Playhouse.
Ski Beech & Sugar Mountain
Great skiing awaits you at the Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain Ski resorts.
Located near Boone and Blowing Rock NC. This is a great theme park that features a real coal fired locomotive train! Spend an entire day with the kids or grandkids. Features a chairlift to more rides and attractions at the top of the mountain. About 55 minutes from the cabins.
Blowing Rock NC
From the unmatched, far-reaching views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint storybook mountain village, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is truly deserving of the title: "Crown of the Blue Ridge." From the namesake natural attract, The Blowing Rock, a plethora of unique downtown shops and outlets, and outdoor adventure ranging from hiking and biking to spelunking and bouldering, Blowing Rock is a venue for adventure, scrumptious food at award-winning restaurants and plenty of hospitality,
Developed by the Morton family, Grandfather Mountain is now owned by the state of NC. Walk across the famous "Mile High Swinging Bridge". Be sure to visit the wildlife habitat. Located about 45 minutes from the cabins. A MUST SEE place in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Love Valley, NC
Nestled in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains just north of Statesville, NC, Love Valley is a town all its own, away from the hustle of the city life. There, surprisingly you will find the leisurely atmosphere of an old western community. Love Valley's downtown invites visitors to ride into town on the dirt road, hitch their horses to the hitching rails, stroll along the boardwalk and shop at the country store, tack shop, gift shop, general store, hardware store, or the blacksmith shop. There are also restaurants, saloons, and various other businesses.
New River Canoeing
Some geologists believe the New River to be one of the oldest rivers in the world, somewhere between 10 million and 360 million years old, and second in age only to the Nile River in Egypt. It's unusual northerly directional flow indicates it likely existed even before the formation of the Blue Ridge Mountains themselves. A host of area facilities offer opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and tubing along this historic river, which actually flows north out of North Carolina.
Home of the original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang
The original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang toured the world as a curiosity act an made plenty of money. When they eventually tired of that life, they befriended a young doctor from Wilkesboro, NC named James Calloway, whom they met in New York. He convinced them to return home with him. They moved to Traphill, NC and eventually opened a general store. They married two local sisters and had 21 children between them. When Eng died, Chang died an hour later. They were buried near Mt. Airy, NC. Their home place is located on Long Bottom Road, just a short distance from the back entrance of Stone Mountain State Park. The house is not open to the public but, you can drive by to see it. It is the large white house sitting back off the road, to the left of the Old Roaring River Baptist Church. A very historic site to see.
The town of Boone, is the seat of Watauga County and home to Appalachian State University. Named for famous pioneer and explorer, Daniel Boone. the incorporated in 1872 and now has reached a population of 18,280 people.
Despite its size, Boone still maintains a small town feel, particularly in the quaint downtown area, which boasts a host of outstanding restaurants and unique shops.
With the Blue Ridge Parkway brushing close by and loaded with outdoor activity suppliers, Boone also serves as ad hoc capital city of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
West Jefferson, NC
This little hidden gem in the mountains of NC has a lot to offer. Truly proud of their small town offerings, West Jefferson is bustling with artists’ galleries, shops, restaurants, antique stores and other retailers. Ever since Kraft came into town in 1930, the area has been a home to cheese-making. Ashe County Cheese is a must see during your visit to this very special place.
Sparta is a short, pleasant drive away, with an old-fashioned hardware store that has just about anything you could need or want. Great gift shops too! On Saturday night there is little theater on main street that puts on a great show of country and bluegrass music. Do a little square dancing while you are there.
W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
The gentle Yadkin River flows through its scenic namesake valley on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills. Forests of mixed hardwoodscover the region. Wildlife is abundant in the valley. White-tailed deer, black bear, eastern cottontails and more can be found among the hills. Birds in the area include wild turkey, woodpeckers, Carolina chickadees, red-eyed vireo, ovenbirds, mallards and wood ducks. The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find channel catfish, large and small-mouth bass, bluegill, threadfin shad, spotted bass, hybrid striped bass and tiger muskellunge. Miles of hiking trails surround the lake, including the 6 mile Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVT), which has a trailhead at the Bandits Roost campground.