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5 North Carolina Resorts for Every Family


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Resorts are the obvious choice for an easy family getaway. North Carolina resorts are as varied as the state’s regions, which range from mountains to beaches and whatever is in between.

Some of these resorts have a very busy high season and need to be booked well in advance. Others are only open in season, so time your visit accordingly. If you are considering a family vacation in North Carolina take a look at these five popular options for a memorable place to stay.

5 Top North Carolina Resorts For Families

the pool at the Inn at the Biltmore Estate Inn on the Biltmore Estate:

Where: Asheville.

What: This resort has been rated 4½ out of 5 stars on the Disney Family website and is known as a good options for families with children and teens., Sitting at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in eclectic Asheville, The Inn was built in 1889 and is known for its architectural grandeur. With an 8,000-acre backyard the inn offers horseback riding Segway tours. An outdoor pool and babysitting services round out the amenities for families.

Best For: Families who want to mix art and culture with their outdoor time.

Earthshine Mountain Lodge:

Where: Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

What: Rated one of the top resorts in North Carolina, and managed by Gayot, Earthshine offers outddoor adventure and indoor comfort to its guests. Familiesg can go for rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking, play tennis and more.

Best For: Mountain-loving families.

The Oceanana Family Resort:

Where: Atlantic Beach.

What: The only family resort in Atlantic Beach, the best part of a stay at Oceanana Family Resort t is the weekly watermelon pool party.  That is unless you count the water slides. This resort is an ideal place to recharge your batteries while creating family memories. It’s ocean-front beach is great for playing, swimming and catching a sunrise if your kids have you up early enough (we hope they don’t).

Best For: Laid back beach-loving families.

the family friendly pool at Oceanana

The Pinehurst Resort:

Where: Pinehurst  

What: Do you believe a family who golfs together stays together? If so, this is The Pinehurst Resort for you. It offers eight world-class golf courses and has hosted all five of the USGA’s major championships. Off the links, the resort also has a lakeside beach club, swimming pools, fishing, a spa and other activities.

Best For: Golfing families

The Inn at Fearrington House in the springThe Fearrington House Inn:

Where: Pittsboro

What: Located on a historic farm, the scenic Fearrington House Inn is a Forbes Five Star hotel. It’s likely you’ll see a wedding whenever you stay. It has guest rooms with décor inspired by the English countryside, mixed with modern amenities. Kids can play Hide and Seek in the gardens, visit with the farm’s Galloway cows, enjoy house-made ice cream, or indulge in a fancy afternoon tea during their stay. Parents and kids alike will enjoy the laid-back outdoor beer garden.

Best For: Parents who believe in family vacations with panache.

Any of these for places are like to give your family a memorable and fun family vacation in North Carolina. Which one would you choose?

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North Carolina has resorts as varied as its many regions. One of these 5 resorts should match every family's travel style




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  1. February 25, 2016 at 6:01 am — Reply

    I have never been to the Carolinas. These all look like great family resort options. I think we would each pick a different one – mountains or ocean, but none of us Golf.

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