The Carolinas’ Most Festive Hotels, Inns, and Resorts

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There’s no place like home for the holidays… unless of course you’re given the opportunity to kick up your feet, not tend to a single household chore, and enjoy holiday decor perfected by someone else.

These resorts, inns, and festive hotels will enhance your holiday season in a unique way. Spend time resetting and reconnecting with the true meaning of the holidays while on a Charlotte staycation, cozied up in the NC mountains or on a weekend away at the coast.

The Inn at Biltmore 

Relax in style or explore the outdoors at this high-end inn in Asheville. World-renowned for its beauty and hospitality, The Inn at Biltmore offers a variety of indoor relaxation and outdoor adventure. On top of offering complimentary wine-tastings, guests can also visit the winery, shops, restaurants, and spa at their leisure. With more than 100 decorated trees, 10,000 ornaments, 100,000 twinkling holiday lights, and an array of festive Christmas displays, there’s nowhere else quite like the estate during the holidays.

The Biltmore Village Hotel 

The Biltmore Village Hotel is also located on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, but offers a more intimate experience. Guests will find themselves a walking distance from the Antler Hill Village, Winery and Farmyard. Enjoy access to activities such as bird-watching and kayaking. Experience a quiet escape with a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Biltmore and the glittering holiday décor that adorns each area of the estate.

Grand Bohemian Asheville 

Come explore the secrets that hide in festive hotels like this boutique Asheville escape. Grand Bohemian invites guests to a sensory experience with their curious displays of interior design and unique furniture. The hotel offers a variety of experiences such as their Poseidon Spa and in-house art gallery. Red Stag Grill, onsite, will host several different holiday dining options, including Christmas brunch and dinner. For a stay like no other in Asheville, take a closer look at the enticing Grand Bohemian.

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Two Meeting Street Inn

A romantic bed and breakfast right in the heart of Charleston, and one of the oldest inns in South Carolina, Two Meeting Street Inn offers a perfect location in the heart of Charleston alongside unparalleled Southern hospitality. Guests can indulge in a hot Southern breakfast in the morning, or unwind with the afternoon Lowcountry tea after a day of exploring the city. The mansion finds itself hidden between lush trees and sprawling gardens, giving those who stay there the allure of romance.

Chetola Resort

Reconnect with nature and relax at this immersive lodge. If you are looking for a peaceful escape, look no further than Chetola Resort, located a walking distance from the village of Blowing Rock in the mountains of North Carolina. From November through January, enjoy the annual Festival of Lights by walking or driving the pond loop. For more fun, head to the sporting range, the spa or indulge in high-end dining at Bob Timberlake’s. Everyone can find something they love at Chetola, making it the ideal place for a memorable family vacation.

Hotel Emeline

Wander through the past while enjoying something new at Hotel Emeline. The hotel places an emphasis on the culture of Charleston, not only with its classic hospitality but with three iconic restaurants that guests can choose from, in between taking strolls around The Battery and shopping at King Street. Emeline incorporates the Lowcountry aesthetic with modern amenities to provide the ultimate luxury experience of the South.

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Charleston Harbour Resort & Marina

Charleston Harbour is ranked among the highest in Beach Club’s across the country, and with good reason. Not only do they offer guests immaculate service and amenities, but there are an endless list of ways to relax and enjoy your stay. The Harbour offers private beach access, a movie theatre, private bocce ball courts, the Estuary Spa, and much more. Just a short water taxi ride away from the city of Charleston, the resort gives guests the option of relaxing on the beautiful outdoor patio and wrap-around porches, or going off and having their own adventure.

French Quarter Inn

French Quarter Inn is one of Charleston’s most luxurious hotels. Guests can go into downtown Charleston and explore the city. Inside, guests can also indulge in many amenities in the five-star suites like an in-room sound machine, a 40-inch TV, valet laundry, and evening turndown services. At FQI, the special Sleigh Bell Suite is completely decked out in holiday décor including garland, a holiday tree, and an in-room eggnog bar. Available throughout December, the seasonal suite offers complete privacy and the ultimate holiday experience. Other holiday amenities for the entire hotel include a special ornament delivered at turndown, classic holiday movie screenings, and the melodies of Christmas carolers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Foundry Asheville

Look out at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains during your stay at The Foundry Asheville. This destination, one of the Carolinas’ most festive hotels has a slightly vintage style that pairs nicely with the modern and artistic tones of the furniture. The hotel offers a stay and ski package where guests can reserve a discounted day pass for the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort.

The Spectator Hotel

At The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, each guest is treated like royalty. Take advantage of their butler services: Each butler will provide you with top notch services from tours of the city to delivering takeout to you personally, and can transform each room with holiday décor, treats, and drinks upon request.

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Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort focuses on the healing powers of nature: Experience for yourself all the calmness and beauty of the South Carolina coastline. The resort offers a multitude of activities including tennis, golf, bike rides, and paddle boarding. Just 30 minutes outside of Charleston, guests can explore the city and learn more about its history. Drive to nearby James Island for the 32nd Annual Holiday Festival of Lights featuring over two million dazzling lights and know you’re in one of the most festive hotels on the coast.

The Vendue

Explore Charleston’s historic district and experience a stay that is like no other at Charleston’s first and only art hotel, The Vendue. Each room has a different feel, staying true to its artistic nature and history. Guests can indulge in the Vendue over 300 works all over the property. This hotel is the perfect place to stay for art lovers from all over. Enjoy nightly milk and cookies by the beautiful tree and lights in the lobby.

Grand Bohemian Charlotte

Experience the Queen City to the fullest extent at the Grand Bohemian Charlotte. Whether you come alone or with others, the Grand Bohemian Charlotte can provide you with a five-star experience you can get nowhere else. One of the city’s most festive hotels, Grand Bohemian offers spa services along with a gym to cater to guest’s wellness needs. The spa offers water-inspired treatments like hydra-facials. Located in the city, you can explore Charlotte and all that it has to offer.

The Duke Mansion 

Just two miles outside of the Queen City, the Duke Mansion allows guests to experience the lively city and relax away from the boisterousness of the city. The property covers 4 1/2 acres for guests to stroll through. The Mary DBT Gardens provides guests with beautiful scenery and vibrant flora. Guests can stroll through the gardens, have a picnic in their seating area, and bring their children and dogs. Indulge in the peace of the nature and Southern charm provided by The Duke Mansion.

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