Top 3 Charming Getaways Near Charlotte

February 2nd, 2016 by

Charlotte is a great city, but sometimes you just have to get out of town so you can unwind. The next time you feel like taking a road trip, you may want to think about visiting one of these three charming getaways near Charlotte.

The Fearrington House Inn in Pittsboro

The Fearrington House Inn in Pittsboro

When you want a romantic getaway within a couple of hours of Charlotte, it’s hard to beat the Fearrington House Inn. The inn has well-appointed rooms with a wealth of amenities that include:

  • Fresh flowers from the garden
  • A gourmet breakfast
  • Access to a wellness center
  • A glass of port and housemade truffles in the evening

The Fearrington House Inn also has special packages that will add to your stay. For instance, you can choose the Spa Rejuvenation package that gives you a $450 credit to use at the spa, a skin and product consultation, and even a gift card so you can take some of your favorite spa products home with you.

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Although it’s just minutes from downtown Asheville, Biltmore is a world of its own. The Biltmore House offers a look at what one of the world’s richest families could afford in the late 1800s. It’s not just about the opulence. It’s also about realizing how many servants it took to run the house.

Visiting during spring or summer will also give you a chance to stroll through a garden designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. That’s right. The landscape architect who designed New York City’s Central Park was hired to make a private garden for the Vanderbilt family.

For a truly luxurious experience, stay at the Cottage on Biltmore Estate. It offers serene views of the forest and farmlands.

Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden

Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden

The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, located just outside of Raleigh, is the very definition of cute. Each room is meticulously decorated. The grounds are also perfectly manicured. It is a little slice of paradise . . . and you don’t have to clean up after yourself.

The bed and breakfast has five guest rooms, delectable meals, and plenty of special services. By the end of a weekend, you will feel completely relaxed. You’ll also feel so pampered that you probably won’t want to go back to your normal life. Consider that a testament to how carefully this B&B has chosen its accommodations and services.

The Romance Package is a great option for any couple that wants to spend a few days alone. The caretakers customize this package, so you can get pretty much anything you want. You will, however, always get a bottle of champagne (unless you don’t drink, in which case you will receive a bottle of sparkling grape juice). You will also get plenty of desserts to enjoy. If the romance doesn’t make you swoon, the blueberry pie certainly will.

When you’re ready for a charming getaway, fill up your VW and hit the road. It won’t take you very long to reach a place that will change your perception of luxury.

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