North Carolina has the kind of geography that makes it perfect for whatever kind of vacation you want. From its great beaches and extensive coastline to its foothills and mountains – with a sprinkling of spa resorts in between – your dream getaway is probably possible. Plus it’s home to a ton of championship golf courses, breweries, rivers, and lakes for all sorts of recreation.
Local agriculture makes farm-to-table cuisine the norm here. And the resorts exude Southern hospitality and charm, so you’ll feel at home and welcome wherever you go. Whether it’s beachy or luxury, explore the best places to stay in this state from the Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in North Carolina:
1. The Umstead Hotel & Spa
The Umstead is in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park but it feels like a spa retreat. Rooms include pillow-top beds, beautiful views, coffeemakers, and upgrades like balconies, patios, and walk-in closets. Other amenities range from nightly turndown service to complimentary shoe shines. In terms of their wellness options, guests can enjoy free bicycle tours and rentals, yoga on weekend mornings, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Their outdoor swimming pool has private cabanas and a pool bar, while their spa facilities include aromatic saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and meditation gardens. Book a massage, facial, nail service, or custom spa experience to enjoy everything it has to offer. Guests can taste locally sourced ingredients prepared by a James Beard Semifinalist chef at Herons, the AAA Five Diamond restaurant on-site. Or they can try elevated bar snacks and cocktails at the Bar & Lounge. All guests can have afternoon tea Wednesday through Sunday with live entertainment from a harpist.