North Carolina has a rich history that dates back to several Native American tribes, and it was one of the 13 original colonies in the U.S. There are numerous historical sites in this Atlantic state that mark the heritage that makes this East Coast state so interesting. With glamping accommodations scattered throughout its wilderness areas, you will have the opportunity to visit many of these sites while luxury camping in NC.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
While glamping on the North Carolina coast, the Wright Brothers National Memorial is definitely worth a visit. Marking the site where Orville and Wilbur Wright first took flight, this memorial has a visitor center and a memorial tower, and visitors can even follow the routes of the first four flights of the famous brothers.
Consider spending your trip to the North Carolina coast in a unique round house that has televisions, a full kitchen, and even an outdoor hot tub for watching the sunset. This delightful luxury cottage is another great option since it has numerous decks and a fantastic garden bathtub!
Famous for being the largest private house in the U.S., this mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt is a striking relic from the 19th century. Located in Asheville, this beautiful historical site is easily accessible from many of our glamping sites. You can spend your time exploring its lavish interior, as well as taking pleasant walks on the estate while marveling at its splendor.
If you would like to visit Biltmore Estate, then stay in this beautiful bell tent, which is right near downtown Asheville not far from the mansion. This romantic tree house cabin is situated right outside Asheville and has 20 private acres of land that guests can enjoy when they’re not exploring the estate not far away.
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Sprawling across 25 counties in western North Carolina, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a shining example of the state’s legacy of preserving its stunning scenery and wilderness. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the star of this federally protected area, and it also encompasses Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your time is best spent immersing yourself in the history of music and local craftsmanship in the area.
Embrace your rustic side and stay in this log cabin with character near Lake Lure when visiting Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. If you’re planning on taking the whole family on a luxury camping getaway, stay in this family-friendly cabin that has private lake access and is surrounded by stunning North Carolina wilderness.
Don't forget to check out our guide to luxury camping in North Carolina before you set off on your NC adventure. Be sure to check out our North Carolina getaways while you're at it, which include romantic retreats in Asheville and NC beach escapes.