Tar Heel for a Weekend

By Jackie Dreyer

A hike in the mountains and a relaxing afternoon on the beach are all possible on your glamping getaway to North Carolina. Become a Tar Heel for a weekend, and experience the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, the Appalachian Mountains the Outer Banks, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and more, as you vacation in the southeast of the U.S.

Marshall, NC

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This luxury lodge cabin with a hot tub in Marshall is a to-die-for bed and breakfast with community porches that overlook the impressive Big Laurel Valley, Big Laurel Creek, and Pisgah National Forest. Cozy up around the fireplace after spending all day hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.

Candler, NC

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Nestled next to a horse pasture and the aforementioned Pisgah National Forest sits these charming bell tents, which can each accommodate up to three guests. Soak up the fresh air and greenery that surrounds you, allowing yourself to truly relax in between rigorous hikes through the nearby national forests mountains.

Candler, NC

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This spacious, kid-friendly cabin borders the Pisgah National Forest and sits just 11 miles from the popular city of Asheville. Plan a group glamping trip for up to 12 guests—and bring Fido along, too!—for an unforgettable retreat exploring the vast woodlands that surrounding this luxury camping property.

Lake Lure, NC

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Prepare to be soothed to sleep each night by the tranquil sounds of the water gently moving across Lake Lure at this family-friendly cabin with private access to two lakes, a swimming area, and a dock for fishing. Glampers can even hike to Broad River for daytime picnic in the sun, too!

Boone, NC

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For a first-class view out over the Blue Ridge Mountains, book a stay at this solar-powered luxury tipi, which is within a two-hour drive from Charlotte, Greensboro, and Asheville. In the warmer months, go canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on the New River, and come wintertime, there are a number of ski resorts in the area where glampers can participate in winter sports to their hearts' content.

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