Winter weekend getaways are the ultimate way to fight back against the blustery cold and harsh weather upon us all this season, A little adventure will be sure to warm you right up! Whether you are longing for fresh powder atop a mountain or the cool winter breeze in your face from the ocean, North Carolina has got you covered.
1 – Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill ( Western Carolina )
This charming gem is nestled conveniently in ” The Playground of the South” no more than 30 minutes from local destinations such as The Billtmore House and the Sierra Nevada Brewery. This Bed and Breakfast was the South’s first B&B to be featured in the Southern Living Collection and offers tranquility and elegance. Be sure to take advantage of relaxing in the secret garden and taking in the beautiful view it has to offer.With more than 6 acres to explore this destination will keep you full of enjoyment.
Official Website: https://www.tiffany-hill.com/
2 – Oasis Suites Hotel ( Outer Banks )
This boutique hotel is the only one of its kind located in Nags Head on the Outer Banks. With it’s gorgeous view overlooking the sound, your sunrise and sunsets are truly one of a kind and unique to this location during the winter season. Oasis Suites is conveniently located in a central area close to all major attractions such as the Wright Brothers Memorial located in Kitty Hawk and The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse located in historic Hatteras. Be sure to check out one of my personal favorites, The Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Official Website: http://oasissuites.com/
3 – Grand Bohemian Hotel (Asheville )
Want to really treat yourself? Indulge in a weekend getaway at this luxurious and truly elegant hotel. The 4.6 star Grand Bohemian offers guests a memorable experience with it’s lavish interiors and rustic feel. Located in the heart of the city you are within steps of local shops,cafes,cathedrals and the downtown market. Be sure to take advantage of the plush amenities such as the full service spa where you will be sure to rejuvenate your soul.
Official Website: http://www.bohemianhotelasheville.com/
4 – The Village Inns of Blowing Rock ( Boone )
Tucked away on 2 acres of perfectly manicured scenery and decorated in elegant fashion, the Village Inn is a perfect getaway for those wanting a quiet,quaint and outdoorsy winter weekend. This pet friendly property is the perfect place to bring your 4- legged friends to take a stroll along the brush and admire the view. The Inns offer plenty of activities to keep you busy such as mountain climbing and horse back riding. Whether you have brought the kids along, looking for a romantic getaway, or are on a weekend getaway for one be sure to check out the local attractions such as Tweetsie Railroad, the Boone area’s premiere family fun park and The Blowing Rock, “The only place in the world where snow falls upside down.”
Official Website: http://www.thevillageinnsofblowingrock.com/
5 – The Tranquil House Inn ( Manteo )
This 19th century inspired Inn holds a very dear place in my heart. As a child, my family would stay in this charming little Inn to ring in the New Year. I have countless memories of sipping hot chocolate at the Inn’s famous restaurant and taking strolls along the tiny bridges crossing the Bay with the cool, winter’s night wind brushing my face. This elegant waterfront property is located conveniently in downtown Manteo, surrounded by local shops, boardwalks and quaint, quiet streets. This destination is the epitome of “quiet getaway.” Enjoy a mouth watering meal prepared by world – class chefs at 1587 Restaurant located inside the cozy Inn. History is all around you in downtown Manteo – anchored just outside is the Elizabeth 2, one of the 7 English vessels from the Roanoke Voyage of 1585. If you’re looking for a quiet yet rich weekend getaway give this Tranquil Inn a try!
Official Website: http://www.tranquilhouseinn.com/