Anytime you are in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina or on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we hope you will pay us a visit. We will do our best to make you feel right at home. Sparta is so convenient from I-77. Just take exit 83 (northbound traffic only) or 85 and follow US 21 north 28 miles up the Blue Ridge. From the Parkway, Sparta is a short drive from the NC 18 intersection near Cumberland Knob, US 21 near mile post 229 and NC 18 at Laurel Springs (mile post 248).