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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

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4.9/5 Exceptional
59 reviews

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Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in


Explore the area

Popular LocationSugar Mountain Resort10 min walk
Popular LocationGrandfather Golf and Country Club12 min drive
Popular LocationBanner House Museum13 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire condo to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    TOP Floor Sugartop Condo! Grandfather Mtn Sunrises! Indoor Pool & 2 Hot Tubs

    Historic condos with indoor pool and fitness center
    Enjoy majestic scenery from the valley to the Top! Our pool and hot tubs are Open at 50% capacity with spaced seating in Phase 2 of NC protocols. (Except Monday July 20th – Friday July 24th closed for maintenance:opening back up on Saturday July 25th.) This Large 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has recently received major updates. This unit is named Atlas Trace and has breathtaking mile high sunrise views of Grandfather Mountain from the balcony. SugarTop is a one-of-a-kind Exclusive Gated Mountaintop Resort. Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families with children, and groups of 6 max. 3 large HDTV's! High-Speed Internet. Atlas Trace is our Top Floor Premier Property on the Grandfather Mountain side. We also have a Slope-Side Premier Property on the 7th floor, named The Silver Antler. We have currently achieved well over fifty 5 Star Reviews. We're super thrilled to be hosts to so many wonderful people, and to be able to share our beloved spaces within SugarTop. If Atlas Trace is booked for your desired dates, be sure to check on The Silver Antler: Enter property ID# 4314283 into the search box. SugarTop Resort is an historical "One of a kind" mountain top resort. 24 Hour Security, Gated Mountain Top Community, with Indoor Heated Pool, 2 Large Hot Tubs, and much more! Enjoy Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter from the valley to the Top! Atlas Trace is a “mile-high condo in the sky,” located on the 10th floor of SugarTop Resort atop Sugar Mountain. You’ll be overlooking breathtaking, ever-changing, views of the valley and the highland regions of Grandfather Mountain and Linville Ridge. Relax in your own private scenic mountaintop retreat with gorgeous vistas from every window. Your large private balcony offers spectacular memory-making sunrises, sunsets, starlight, and cloud cover that will amaze you. SugarTop Resort is the perfect retreat for snow-skiing in winter or escaping the heat of summer. In fact, due to the mile-high elevation, none of the SugarTop condos have air-conditioning units. Summer evenings can prove to be a bit chilly. During midday peak temps, simply open the windows or balcony door and enjoy the fresh mountain breezes. There are high-end ceiling fans in both bedrooms, and 3 nice portable fans for your comfort and convenience. You will feel welcomed and valued the minute you step inside your, recently updated, clean and cozy condo. We’ve poured our hearts into creating a space that will inspire or enhance your moments in the sky. SugarTop is not a hotel. We individually own and operate our rental unit, complete with our own housekeeping staff that must meet our high standards, for our special guests. By being our special guests, you are granted access to all amenities available to us by the resort. While many may think the amazing views are the most incredible amenity, the special perks don't stop there. Sugar Top Resort offers a refreshing indoor heated swimming pool, 2 large hot tubs, an exercise room, steam room, dry sauna, and large shower/changing rooms with lockers. Other amenities include 24-hour gated security, front desk service, a quiet reading area, outdoor sunset deck and large barbecue and picnic area, and complimentary shuttle service to and from parking for all guests. No hassle with parking, driving, or delays; the free shuttle bus to Sugar Mountain ski resort is available during peak season holidays and weekends. Everything in Atlas Trace is brand new or features “delightfully found” treasures for your comfort and enjoyment. The master bedroom has a queen bed, two USB charging nightstands, and private full bath. Nice closet and dresser for your things. The second bedroom offers two twin beds (put them together for a king bed). Also has a nice closet and chest of drawers for guest use. Guest full bath. Both bathrooms have spa-pulse flex hose shower heads with 2 toiletry bins inside each vanity. The Living Room includes a sectional sofa, a large armchair, and funky-cool footstool with USB charging table lamp. A deluxe queen-sized self-inflating airbed that sleeps 2 can also be provided with linens and pillows upon request. All bedding and bath linens are spa/hotel quality. Macy's sheet sets. Antimicrobial and hypoallergenic Bamboo Pillows. Night Therapy mattresses with Berhens antimicrobial mattress covers with Bamboo pillow topper. Even the airbed is high quality with quilted cover, comforter and designer linens (and is easily placed in the living room atop a brand new oriental rug.) Luxury designer Bath and Kitchen towels/linens, all provided. You will find large flat screen TV's in the living room and both bedrooms. We have installed high speed 20.0 Mbps internet service in the condo-- exclusively reserved for guest usage. This is great for connecting multiple devices simultaneously, general surfing, checking email, social media, and is excellent for HD video streaming, and online video gaming with multiple game players at the same location. There are some games, books, and a collection of movies provided with a DVD connected to the living room TV. There is a nice collection of books downstairs in the lobby reading area that is available to all guests. There is also a vintage 1980's stereo system for your listening pleasure. The dining room seats 6 and adjoins the family room where you can enjoy the real wood-burning fireplace year-round. A beautiful craftsman bartop in the kitchen seats 2 with cushioned swivel stools. There's a vintage 1960's TV tray stand with 4 trays that can be used as laptop tables and/or dining trays in the living room. The condo is fully appointed, including a fully stocked kitchen with full-sized appliances, 1100-watt microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, Crux coffee maker, toaster, and blender, coffee grinder, tea kettle, tea infusers, Nice pots and pans, lovely dishes, drinkware, silverware, and a large assortment of kitchen utensils. (My wife still cooks from scratch so whatever she needs will be there, including a rolling pin, casserole crockery, steam pots and a cheese grater.) We've also provided a rolling bar cart that is stocked with vintage Vegas Style barware, complete with a few card decks to get the Poker Faces started. Flameless candles, lighting dimmers, aromatherapy diffusers, wind chimes, and a collection of instrumental music CD’s are provided for relaxation and romantic ambiance. There is a newly added laundry room in your unit with a full-sized washer and dryer, hang-dry rod and laundry tub, ironing board and iron. Not all of the units have this luxury, as the room space originally houses the furnace. We paid top dollar to have the furnace lifted into the ceiling so that everyone can enjoy an in-house laundry facility. We're all about hospitality, comfort and convenience. If anything is missing, please make us aware. We strive to accommodate all that's pleasingly feasible. The resort lobby is also a warm welcoming area, furnished graciously to offer individual relaxation or group gatherings, with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the lovely view. There is also a vending room with drinks and snacks. Lots of books and puzzles are available for guest enjoyment. On this level is also where the indoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs, generously equipped workout room, and the dry sauna and steam room are located. Many festivals and events are taking place, in and around our region, in every season. We look forward to having our guests declaring their adventures in the area, and sharing their discoveries atop beautiful Sugar Mountain and surrounding highlands. May you celebrate your every mile-high moment in our haven in the sky!! NOTE* During the winter months: All wheel drive vehicles, 4x4, or snow chains may be advisable. Calling ahead is most appropriate. SugarTop Resort is happy to advise. Their number is provided when you access our site in your Welcome Invitation email-- Under Driving Directions. Be sure we have the correct number of guests in your party. This is a private gated community and guests outside of your scheduled number of persons will not be permitted entry without owner permission and/or payment of the additional guest rate above 4 persons of $15 per person per night stay if applicable. 6 max occupancy. To further assist you with some trip planning ideas and suggestions you could visit our Our Insiders Guide to the Sugar Mountain Area: If you have downloaded the app please take a moment to peek around there, and you can invite your traveling companions to use the app as well. 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    Guest accommodations at this condo offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Elmer and Regina Purkey
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Indoor pool
    • Heated pool
    • Shared/communal pool
    • Spa tub
    • Sauna


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car required


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Paper towels
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Spices


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Soap
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet paper
    • Shampoo

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Books
    • Stereo
    • Music library
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Barbecue grill
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Near laundromat


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Elevator
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains
    • Near a hospital

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Snow sports gear
    • Golfing on site
    • Fishing nearby
    • Horse riding nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Golf nearby
    • Power boating nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Cave exploring nearby
    • Ice skating nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1100 sq ft (102 sq m)


    • Cave exploring
    • Cycling
    • Ecotours
    • Fishing
    • Fitness center access
    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Horse riding
    • Hunting
    • Ice skating
    • Kayaking
    • Motor boating
    • Mountain biking
    • Mountain climbing
    • Rafting
    • Rock climbing
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Swimming
    • Water skiing
    • Wildlife and game walks



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 21


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    Long-term renters welcome
    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place
    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    Contactless check-in is available

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property

    About this area

    Banner Elk

    This condo is located in Banner Elk. Sugar Mountain Resort and Hawksnest Tubing Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grandfather Mountain and Pisgah National Forest. Land of Oz and Magic Mountain Mini Golf and Arcade are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

    Visit our Banner Elk travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Sugar Mountain Resort - 10 min walk
    • Grandfather Golf and Country Club - 12 min drive
    • Lees-McRae College - 13 min drive
    • Banner House Museum - 13 min drive
    • Grandfather Mountain - 35 min drive


    • Louisiana Purchase Food and Spirits - 14 min drive
    • Stonewalls - 14 min drive
    • Banner Elk Cafe and Espresso Lodge - 14 min drive
    • Ice Cream Shoppe - 14 min drive
    • San Dee's Cafe - 20 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Does this resort have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool types include heated pools.
    Is this resort pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this resort?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this resort?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this resort located?
    Situated in the mountains, this historic condo building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sugar Mountain Resort and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sugar Creek Gem Mine and Grandfather Mountain State Park. Grandfather Golf and Country Club and Banner House Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for TOP Floor Sugartop Condo! Grandfather Mtn Sunrises! Indoor Pool & 2 Hot Tubs

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Almost Paradise

      The view was amazing! The condo was beautiful and spacious.

      5/5 Excellent

        A beautiful condo with a million dollar view

        The unit was beautifully decorated and very clean and had a well stocked kitchen for people like us that enjoy cooking. From the moment we walked in, it was comfy and felt like home.

        5/5 Excellent

          Wonderful Home away from home

          the Atlas Trace is wonderful. Close to so many things to see, and the views were breathtaking. I woke up my first morning and opened the sliding glass door to the sound of birds. It was so serene and peaceful! I will definitely return! The unit has everything you need!

          4/5 Good

            This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
            Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

            5/5 Excellent

              The hosts were very responsive. This place is magnificent! We will definitely be staying again!

              We will be back!