Outdoors or inside, find your happy place


We’re here to help you plan your visit, with all the details, and an itinerary as active or as quiet as you’d like. Eco-friendly sites include a number of hiking trails, easy or challenging, and many additional nature activities: birding, sailing, paddling, and more. Small museums celebrate outsider art and history, handcrafted finds are available at a number of shops and galleries. Relax at a day spa (or prepare for the special day at one of our salons), take in a yoga class in nature or in the studio. Challenging golf to tours of tigers and other wildlife sanctuary animals are among the varied experiences.

Let’s Make Plans

Many of our guests plan itineraries around food and drink. Sometimes, the itinerary is food and drink. Find ways to indulge, with a food tour and tastings of chocolate, cookies, nutty fruitcake, and sweet (or sugar-free) and savory delights. Take an N.C. Scenic Byway to historic downtown areas to watch artists at work and taste local product, including wine, mead, beer, spirits, cider, and farm to table fare.