Lodges and Other Places to Stay in NC
It is hard not to be intrigued when you hear about any type of bed and breakfast. These inns are usually associated with delicious food, enticing atmospheres, and in beautiful homes with tons of antiques.
People looking to get away from it all for a weekend might want to consider one of these historical and beautiful bed & breakfast inns located in North Carolina.
Some North Carolina bed and breakfast accommodations stand out from the crowd and are memorable for their hospitality, historical locations, and nearby attractions. Most of the inns were built around the turn of the century and are located within driving distance of the rustic North Carolina Mountains. Whether or not you are looking to just unwind for a few days or take in a tour of the local attractions, these inns may be worth checking out.
The Lodge at Lake Lure in Lake Lure, NC
Now operated by Gisela Hopkehis, this spacious North Carolina inn was built in 1938 served as a lodge for the North Carolina Highway Patrol. It is a combination of a historical inn with ultra-modern amenities. The lodge features a majestic view of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. It has a conference room that will hold up to 25 guests, a library, and an outdoor terrace.
Guests enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and catered meals. Some of the nearby places to visit include Bat Cave and Chimney Rock. For the adventurous, visitors can go back horseback riding, kayaking, or play golf in one of the two local championship golf courses. Rates vary from $160 – $289 depending on the room and occupancy. Most of the rooms have lakefront views.
Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast in Pittsboro, NC
Innkeepers Mac and Karen Pullen own this historical colonial-style bed and breakfast that was built in 1912 by the Womble family of Pittsboro, North Carolina. The Pullens renovated the house and named it Rosemary House after the rosemary flower, which represents friendship. The inn has packages such as a girls’ weekend, diva for a day, and romantic getaways.
Some of the things to do while staying at the bed and breakfast include looking at arts and crafts, visiting the North Carolina Museum of Art, and touring local wineries. There is also local animal preservation to visit called the Carnivore Preservation Trust which features 140 animals. Rates range from $89 – $169 depending on the room and date of stay. A homemade breakfast is included at the inn and guests can dine at one of the city restaurants for lunch and dinner.
Dean and Nancy Ward are the owners of this North Carolina Victorian Inn that was built in 1900. A local doctor, Dr. Zebulon Robinson, formerly owned the inn. The bed and breakfast is located minutes from downtown Asheville, North Carolina, and only 15 minutes from the historical Biltmore Estate. The owners offer unique deals such as Valentine Day specials, whitewater rafting packages, and relaxing fall getaways.
This bed and breakfast is known for being eco-friendly and the owners often cook scrumptious meals with their own herbs and organic ingredients. Things to do include a dip in the Hot Springs Spa, scenic rides through the Blue Ridge Parkway along with shopping for local arts and crafts.
To find out more information about these bed and breakfasts and other inns in North Carolina, check out North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns listings.