Inn at Biltmore
Ever taken a trip to Biltmore Estate and wished you could move in? Well, you can. Kind of. Take a tour of Biltmore’s winery and vineyard, explore the grounds, then venture back to the elegant inn and live like a Vanderbilt for the night.
Banner Elk Winery & Villa
This Tuscan-inspired bed and breakfast features luxury touches (fluffy robes!) and mountain views. In the morning, enjoy breakfast. In the afternoon, a free wine tasting. And if just one room won’t do — Chardonnay Suite, anyone? — you can rent the whole villa.
The Wine Lodge at Stony Knoll Vineyards
This quaint cabin in the Yadkin Valley was built in the 1860s. Today, the renovated house is a relaxing retreat overlooking the vineyard. Settle into a rocking chair on the front porch with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Klondike Cabins at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery
The three charming historic cabins on this property were built in the 1920s and served as a stylish retreat. Today, they’re filled with antiques and artwork, and offer beautiful views of a lake.
The Cabins at Round Peak Vineyard
After an afternoon spent sipping and exploring the 30-acre property, take in a sunset over the Blue Ridge and stay the night in one of two dog-friendly cabins.
765 Round Peak Church Road Mount Airy, NC 27030 (336) 352-5595 roundpeak.com
The Country Squire Vintage Inn & Guesthouse
Grab a glass of muscadine wine at this Duplin County landmark and enjoy views of the vineyard from the 12-room inn. Or stay in the four-room guesthouse, furnished with antiques and a Scottish tartan theme.
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