If you’re planning a fall trip, we’ve got the 5 Carolina Resorts to visit right now.
We don’t care whether you make a weekender, stop in at one of the on-site restaurants on your lunch break, or use up all your vacation time on one of these; no matter how you visit, these are five Carolina resorts that you simply can’t go another month without seeing. From stunning properties to incredible food, each has a uniquely Carolina touch and reminds us why we, when you live in the the Queen City, you don’t have luxury. Without a doubt, these are some of our very favorite places right now.
The Montage: Housed on the sprawling Palmetto Bluff property, a place as picturesque as any we’ve ever seen, the newly opened Montage offers up a totally idyllic, quintessentially southern retreat. Every detail – from the expansive full service spa to the multiple and varied on-site restaurants to the nightly campfires complete with a (gourmet, naturally) smore’s bar – has been accounted for. Whether you’re looking for a destination to hold an event, trying to squeeze in a weekend getaway, or booking your next family vacation, The Montage will leave you wanting for nothing. The sunrises and sunsets over the water alone are worth the trip.
Fearrington Village: Located on a historic farm, The Fearrington House Inn is a AAA Five Diamond property. It’s a carefully detailed step back in time with antiques, unique artwork, winding brick paths and lush gardens. The village center has fantastic restaurants, a full spa, boutiques, a beer garden and more. For food, the Fearrington House Restaurant boasts farm-to-fork cuisine in partnership with local farms and vegetables and herbs harvested from the on property gardens.
The Westin Hilton Head: Though Hurricane Matthew shut down several beloved Hilton Head travel destinations, the newly renovated Westin is still up and running, offering stunning beach views, classic Westin amenities, and excellent seafood. Returning to the island to show love and support couldn’t come at a better time, and we love the quiet and calm that comes over the island during off-season. The views are just as beautiful, the hotel just as luxurious, and you’ll leave even more rested.
Pinehurst Resort: The combination of a stay at the Carolina Hotel with the legacy of the first U.S. golf resort, a stay at Pinehurst offers a world-class spa, three popular eateries tennis, and 230 guest rooms along with featured suites and villas. Between the super convenient location and traditional southern hospitality, The Carolina Hotel is the perfect escape not only for golf lovers, but travelers of all kinds.
Graystone Inn: The sprawling Graystone Inn, built in 1905-1906, recently underwent extensive renovations to return it to its original “turn of the century grandeur.” You’ll feel transported back in time when you join the nightly complimentary reception. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served by the fireplace in the furnished library – just one of the small touches that make the Graystone so special. Located in the bustling heart of Wilmington, the Graystone is a peaceful retreat that still offers up all the best parts of the city.