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.
A century has passed since Latta University closed its doors, and generations have come and gone from the Raleigh neighborhood where it once stood. In North Carolina, history is all around us — even when evidence of the past has all but vanished.