America's Best Lake Hotels
Courtesy of the Umstead Hotel & Spa
No. 1 Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, NC
This tranquil property, minutes from downtown Raleigh, is on a three-acre lake surrounded by tidy trails just one mile away from William B. Umstead State Park. Don’t miss the resort’s signature afternoon tea in the art-filled lobby lounge—complete with a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture and a harpist who performs each Wednesday through Sunday.