White Sulphur Springs, Mt. Airy, North Carolina


Posted: June 13, 2010

Category: North America, North Carolina, United States, View All

133 White Sulfur Springs Road
Mt. Airy, NC 27030
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Revered for ages for high mineral content and healing properties, former site of historic white sulfur springs resort. Tested for mineral content and cleanliness.

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133 white sulfur springs road mt airy 27030

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Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

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Map Link: White Sulphur Springs Map

Submitted by: anna

  1. Burke Robertson says:

    White Sulphur Springs is a 145-acre site in Mount Airy, NC, that was once home to the legendary turn-of-the-century White Sulphur Springs Hotel.

    Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the hotel attracted affluent travelers from all along the East Coast who retreated here to enjoy the lush landscapes, rejuvenating mineral springs and cool mountain breezes.

    The new White Sulphur Springs development recaptures the graceful southern charm of its distinguished past as the site is transformed into a modern-day residential retreat celebrating the simpler life.

  2. JST Books says:

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  3. bonnie says:

    Slow feed but COLD and yummy!

  4. I am nearby and thrive on Gods pharmacy…thank you Anna for posting this… I have a friend just the other day tell me…we need to go get some water.. 🙂 Since this is just over the hill…looks like a great place to feel the vibes.  Thank you again. JBailey

  5. Uglyduckling62 says:

    When was the last time the water was tested? Have you ever noticed white tissue like floaters in the water? Is it safe?

  6. Natural Health78 says:

    Anna, I just visited this site today for my first time…I live just 10 minutes from this fantastic place.  I enjoyed collecting the water…even taking a sip.  Then barefooted across the soft grass…releasing my “inflammation”…we took a walk through the creek…and then enjoyed the hammocks as the wind blew us into euphoria…wonderful energies from this place…I will definitely be back…”For more water!” 

    Jonathan Bailey

  7. Natural Health78 says:

    Thank you Mr. Robertson for offering this special place for us to visit…everything looks very nice and simple.  Very peaceful…I drove up and saw the cabins…they also look very peaceful.  I hope to contact you soon and rent one for a weekend.  My visit today was a great one.  Again..thank you for access to such a great evening of peace and simplicity. 

  8. Burke Robertson says:

    The water has been tested and is safe to drink. 
    analysis conducted by GeoScience and Technology, P.A. affirmed both the mineral
    content and its safety for consumption. White Sulphur Springs developer and
    Mount Airy native, Burke Robertson, commissioned the study.

    Calcium, sodium, sulfate and magnesium are the predominate minerals found in
    the spring water. Each of these is considered beneficial for various aliments
    and maladies. Mineral waters vary in their medicinal effects depending on the
    various water components and the configurations of those components. Today,
    these essential nutrients are all too often lacking in the industrialized
    nations where there has been a high increase in the consumption of refined, fat
    rich and processed foods. 

    Calcium is essential for bone growth, may help
    prevent osteoporosis, is essential for many neuronal activities, has been shown
    to reduce the risk for kidney stone formation and colorectal cancer and helps
    block the absorption of lead by the body.

    Sodium is the main mineral in the extracellular
    fluids in the body and is essential for maintaining fluid balance. It is
    essential for nutrient transport and helps regulate blood vessels and blood

    Sulphur in the form of sulphate combines with
    calcium and magnesium making the uptake of both calcium and magnesium more
    accessible. Essential to the production of insulin, thyroid hormones and
    collagen; sulphur also plays a significant role in carbohydrate metabolism as
    well as healthy skin and hair. Sulphur waters are stimulant, diuretic and
    beneficial for such inflammatory conditions as gout and rheumatism. 

    Magnesium is essential to work with calcium for
    bone growth and neuron activity. It is also essential in many enzyme activities
    including energy production, muscle contraction, blood coagulation and protein
    metabolism. It is also thought to help prevent osteoporosis, hypertension and
    atherosclerotic vascular disease. 

    Today, you will find the spring much the way it was
    described over 100 years ago. Local residents are frequently seen visiting the
    site on the White Sulphur Springs lawn, filling jugs of the medicinal mineral
    water to carry home.

  9. Olivia says:

    water smells very strongly of sulphur, hence the name. i really like it and i think it’s great. amazing old towns nearby as well worth checking out. if you take 52 N up the mountain towards VA, past Cana i guess is the town, you will be surprised at what you see alongside the road! White sulphur springs road is not marked with a traditional road sign, but there is a hanging painted sign that says white sulphur springs off of Riverside Rd. it is a new upscale community. the spring is probably about 500 feet on the left side after you turn on the road.you will see a bunch of signs around it telling you about the spring, and the spring itself is below ground level. it was night when we went, and we went too far to the cabins and houses and such but eventually turned back and found it.

    • White Sulphur Springs is located just 3.5 miles from Historic Downtown Mount Airy, NC. 133 White Sulphur Springs Road. It is just 3 miles north or Riverside Park on NC Highway 104. The site is also just 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Willis Gap. If you leave the water “uncapped” over night, there is no odor or taste. The minerals are still present. People visit virtually every day to partake of the mineral waters. it is cold water that comes from an underground spring.

  10. Matt Brinck says:

    I went to this spring at 1pm on a super hot day. The spring is off to the left side, before the split in the road. It is well maintained and down some steps. They plan on building a spring house on top at some time. The spring flows cold and I filled 14 gallons total. I was very happy. I smelled the high sulfur content by the odor which does go away over night with cap off as mentioned here by owner. I enjoyed this spring and the water is cool and delicious!!

  11. Kim Plaster says:

    I’m planning a trip to White Sulphur Springs for the spring water. This seems to be the closest spring near me… looking forward to the trip!

  12. Kim Plaster says:

    Made trip to this spring on February 20, 2016. Easy to find. Collected water and yes – very strong sulphur odor. Left bottles open over night as recommended and odor was gone. Site has info about springs posted. Beautiful location!

  13. Joy Branham says:

    It has been many years since I visited the spring, but I was so glad I did. My great-great-grandparents William and Mary Minter owned the White Sulphur Springs Hotel at the spring before the Civil War. In our family it was always called “Old White.” Lovely place!

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