Hotels in North Carolina
The last hinge may have been hung only in 2009, but this Tudor-style boutique hotel abutting George Vanderbilt’s 1895 Biltmore Estate resembles a 1920s hunting lodge—though one decorated by an eccentric art lover.
The whole family will like the sleek hotel, where rooms have French doors and large circular tubs. Even Rover is welcome, for a fee (from $75).
The central Highlands grounds of the Old Edwards Inn have deep hospitality roots—the property was originally a boarding house when it opened in 1878, though of course, much has changed.
Recently renovated 353-room hotel in the heart of the city.
Located just 500 feet from one of the area’s most pristine strands is this 1950 beach chalet. In the morning, owner Cathy Moir serves up her signature “eggs rarebit”—a toasted English muffin topped with a poached egg, Swiss cheese, and diced ham.
Eight miles from Chapel Hill, the 33-room inn is part of a purpose-built “village,” complete with shops and a 1,300-acre subdivision. Fearrington’s own grounds encompass beautifully manicured gardens, but its soul is in its restaurant, which is folded into a 1927 farmhouse.
Its owners were so inspired by their sons' work as wranglers out west that they felt compelled to start a dude ranch of their own. Luckily for those on the right coast, they put down roots in the Smoky Mountains.
Survey the seas from your private upper deck. The wood-paneled, privately owned cottages have killer views and plenty of room for families.
After a devastating fire in 2009, the hotel is under reconstruction.
Victorian-style buildings (25 rooms in all) tucked among gardens, 7 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.