Sapphire valley 


 As a guest of Once Upon a Stream or Top of the Rock, you'll enjoy access to all of the wonderful amenities offered at the Sapphire Valley Resort including the private Fairfield Lake. In addition, our guests save 25% at Ski Sapphire Valley and the Vordach Zip Line canopy tour. The Sapphire Valley Community Center also hosts a variety of scheduled excursions and offers discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate. The Sapphire Valley Resort is located along Hwy 64 and just a short 5-10 minute drive from the cottages.

Sapphire Valley Recreation Center (828) 743-1171

  • Three swimming pools- 1 indoor heated and 2 outdoor

  • Two hot tubs (ages 14 & up)

  • Two saunas (wet and dry, ages 14 & up)

  • Locker rooms

  • Fitness center with free weights, dumbbells, machine weights, and cardio equipment

  • WiFi lounge

  • Mini golf

  • Arcade and game room with pool, air hockey, and ping pong

  • Gem mining* 

  • The River Walk

  • Field Games


Sapphire Valley Community Center (828) 743-7663

  • The Vordach Zip Line- zip line and canopy tour*

  • Recreation field, running track, playground

  • Pick-up location for guest amenity passes

  • Scheduled tours and discounted tickets to The Biltmore Estate

  • Gift Shop

  • Communal areas

Ski Sapphire Valley (828) 743-7663

  • Two ski slopes- one Blue Diamond and one Bunny Slope

  • Frozen Falls tubing

  • Ski, snowboard, and bib rentals

  • Ski School

  • More info-

Activity Field and Running Track

  • Located adjacent to the Community Center

  • Quarter-mile running track

  • Kids playground

  • Soccer field

  • Basketball courts

  • Walking trail with exercise stations

  • Seasonal arts and crafts festivals


Fairfield Lake (pictured above)

  • Private 55-acre crystal-clear swimming lake

  • 3-mile Lake Trail 

  • The Boat Dock Rentals (828) 743-1182

    • Fishing, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), electric boats, & sailboats*


Sapphire Valley Tennis Center (828) 743-1181

  • 8 HAR-TRU tennis courts- hourly rentals*

  • Equipment rentals*

  • Pro Shop

River Walk

  • Entrance is located near the Gem Mine and Activity Field

  • A meandering 0.8-mile trail through the woods with zero elevation change

  • Suitable for guests of all ages and abilities

  • Follows the Horsepasture River


Red Bird Golf Links & Foot Golf (828) 743-1991

  • 9-hole executive golf course*

  • dual purpose- traditional golf and new "foot" golf*


Sapphire Valley KIDS CAMP (828) 743-1163

  • Open June through August

  • Ages 5 to 12, reservations required

  • Half-day and full-day camps*


* certain amenities are available at an additional cost to the guest

** In order to access Sapphire Valley Amenities, guests must purchase a Guest Amenities Pass. The cost is $2/day/person (ages 14 & up) and there is a 3-day minimum.



Visit the Sapphire Valley Resort website here.

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