my husband and I love alleghany county and have long dreamed of having our own cabin in the mountains. we discovered the GVB&B several years ago and quickly decided that this was exactly what we wanted and we only had to pay for it when we used it!. We have celebrated anniversaries, birthdays and many a quiet weekend here, always with comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts and congenial hosts. If you want something really special rent the cabin with queen loft bedroom and woodburning stove in the kitchen. margaret will cook breakfast for you in the main house if you don't want to cook for yourself in the cabin. Is this a bustling hub of activity? no. this is a quiet relaxing place. You can take a book to the swing on the porch or one of the rockers and watch the birds fly by or pat the cat who sometimes offers himself for petting. The dog is always ready to chase balls if you need sports. Yes they have a tv and a fireplace in the communal living room and you are welcomed to use it. the hosts live in this home and are available to assist with recommendations for restaurants, sites, events etc. You might be there the weekend that sparta has its lawnmower races or you can always go to the auction house just down the road and people watch as the local residents bid on the most bizarre items. case of beef jerkey anyone? It is a hoot! Galax, Va is just up the blue ridge parkway and in summer it is a reasonable drive to the pavilion for a concert under the stars. West Jefferson is another day trip to shop the local stores. Sparta is struggling to survive but the people are resilient. Come HOME to the mountains. margaret and Jim will make you feel welcomed and not just with cookies and lemonade waiting for you in the kitchen when you check in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast is the coziest place to stay in Alleghany County, North Carolina. It is located within walking distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is less than 7 miles from Sparta, North Carolina. Built in 2006 the Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast is perfect for a tranquil escape. It has 5 guest suites with private baths. Accommodations also include a full country breakfast that you will never forget! ... more less