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Popular amenities for Sugar Mountain vacation rentals

Stay near Sugar Mountain's top sights

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster206 locals recommend
The Pedalin' Pig125 locals recommend
Lowes Foods of Banner Elk133 locals recommend
Sugar Creek Gem Mine45 locals recommend
Bella's112 locals recommend
Food Lion126 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sugar Mountain

  • Total rentals

    740 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    160 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    50 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    610 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    17K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Sugar Mountain

Introduction to Sugar Mountain

Ski destinations in the American South are few and far between, thanks to mild climate and lower elevations, which is why Sugar Mountain is a diamond in the rough, pulling ski enthusiasts from surrounding states to its powdery slopes each winter. Perched high in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Sugar Mountain’s 21 trails are aimed mostly at beginners and intermediates and offer fun add-ons such as night skiing. The entire mountain is equipped with snow-making capabilities, meaning that even in warmer winters with little snowfall, you’ll still find freshly groomed runs. Sugar Mountain has more than just skiing and snowboarding, though. It’s also home to a 10,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and a six-lane tubing park. The same terrain that makes Sugar Mountain a hit in winter months becomes a wonderland for adrenaline junkies who head for the trails by foot or bike when the snow melts.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sugar Mountain

A rare four-seasons destination, Sugar Mountain is best known for its skiing and snowboarding in winter months, making that season the most popular for booking one of the area’s cabins. But if you visit during summer, expect extremely pleasant temperatures: it’s not too hot, thanks to the 5,300-foot altitude, and there’s a plethora of hiking and mountain biking options. Fall can be mild and alive with color, with peak foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains usually hitting in October. Christmas season is the busiest time on the slopes, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day weekends attract big crowds as well. Fourth of July features the Summit Crawl, a competitive foot race to the top of the mountain, while Sugar Mountain turns into Little Bavaria for the weekend-long Oktoberfest.

Top things to do in Sugar Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

In nearby Linville, Grandfather Mountain looms large as one of the tallest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s also dotted with hiking trails — but just keep your eyes peeled for black bears, cougars, elk, and other wild animals with whom you may share the path. If you really want to get your heart pumping, walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge for epic 360-degree views.

Linville Falls

This area of the Blue Ridge is peppered with waterfalls, like Crab Orchard, Elk River, and Otter, but perhaps the best-known is Linville Falls at Milepost 316.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take your pick of trails that will lead you past lookouts along the way, as well as loop you to the top of the impressive 90-foot waterfall.

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster

The mountain range’s first alpine coaster will test your wits (and your stomach) as you zip around loops on carts at 27 miles per hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Sugar Mountain?

    Sugar Mountain has more than 610 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in resort rentals in Sugar Mountain?

    Experience the best of Sugar Mountain with our resort rentals, starting at about $140 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do condo rentals in Sugar Mountain have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 condo rentals with a bbq area in Sugar Mountain. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Sugar Mountain vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 160 vacation homes with pools in Sugar Mountain, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do condo rentals in Sugar Mountain have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 170 condo rentals with self check-in in Sugar Mountain. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Sugar Mountain?

    Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with a gym, over 30 homes with free parking, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sugar Mountain?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 510 vacation rentals in Sugar Mountain featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sugar Mountain?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Sugar Mountain. Choose from more than 50 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do apartment rentals in Sugar Mountain have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 apartment rentals with free parking in Sugar Mountain. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Sugar Mountain have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 apartment rentals with a gym in Sugar Mountain. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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