Resting in the southernmost part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fairfield Sapphire Valley occupies 5,700 acres of natural beauty at an elevation of 3,100 feet. The resort has an outdoor pool, a park with picnic area, an 18-hole PGA golf course, a 9-hole golf course, and eight tennis courts. A health club with indoor pool and exercise equipment adds to the list of amenities. Hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and canoeing are other popular activities. During winter, nearby Sapphire Valley ski area operates three ski slopes--weather permitting. Ski area is not operated by resort.