7 Best Weekend Getaways in North Carolina

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Whether it’s finding a beach house on the Atlantic or relaxing in the countryside, North Carolina offers a diverse set of weekend getaway landscapes to escape to. Here’s 7 of the best ones that we found:

Have a taste of paradise at Marsh Harbor Inn

Marsh Harbor Inn is located in Bald Head Island, a paradise that is only accessible by a 20 minute ferry ride or private boat. This charming inn offers breathtaking views of the marina. Guests have access to Bald Head Island Club where they can enjoy its amenities like 18-hole George Cobb designed golf course, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis court and full fitness facilities, among others.

Spend the weekend at historic Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden

Built in 1927, Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden has been listed on the National Register Historic District. Located directly across the street from Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, this historic landmark B&B offers luxurious accomodations and beautiful gardens. The inn hosts special events throughout the year like wine and beer tasting, chocolate tasting and yoga in the park.

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Experience Southern charm at the Duke Mansion

Just two miles from Downtown Charlotte, the Duke Mansion is the perfect place to escape the busy city and experience Southern charm. Built in 1915, this historic mansion has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a recipient of AAA’s Four Diamond Award. Guests will definitely feel pampered whether relaxing at one of the 20 uniquely decorated rooms or strolling the four and a half acres of lush gardens and grounds.

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Hideaway at Gideon Ridge Inn

Sitting on the edge of Blue Ridge Mountains, Gideon Ridge Inn is located two miles from Downtown Blowing Rock. This charming inn features ten guest rooms with sweeping views of the mountains. It is also home to Restaurant G, where guests can opt to dine al fresco or inside a European styled dining room.

See the view from the top at the Swag

For more than 35 years, the Swag has been welcoming weary travelers who want to relax and be rejuvenated. Nestled 5,000 feet above ground, this mountaintop resort offers views of four of North Carolina’s six highest mountain ranges: the Great Smokies, the Plott Balsams and Richland Balsams, and the Black Mountains. Guests will surely have a great time whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or just sitting by the fire and enjoying a good book.

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Escape for the weekend at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 19th-century manor house was home to George and Edith Vanderbilt. This AAA Four Diamond awardee has also been recognized numerous times in media and publications like Forbes Travel Guide, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure. Its amenities include casual and fine-dining restaurants, luxurious day spa, fitness center and a lot more.

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Get much needed rest and relaxation at the Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill

The Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill sits on a 6 acre land situated in Asheville. This lovely B&B has received numerous accolades and recognition throughout the years. The most recent of which is its inclusion in Southern Living’s “Hotel Collection”.