Plan your trip to North Carolina
Nature abounds in North Carolina! At the center of its natural splendor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Showcasing more than 500,000 acres, it is the most visited national park in the United States and teeming with adventures like hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling. When autumn arrives, enjoy the vibrant fall foliage. Head to the coast and enjoy the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean and observe marine life on ocean cruises. You’ll love exploring this wilderness wonderland!
Featured Nature Resorts and Lodges in North Carolina
Stay at Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach, and you'll be surrounded by natural beauty. It can be as simple as walking the beach at sunrise, or you could visit the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. The Elizabethan Gardens are worth seeing as well! Nature's always on display at Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach!
Enjoy your time at Bald Head Island Limited, by exploring Nature's bounty. There are 10,00 acres of salt marshes, state protected tidal creeks, maritime forests, and 14 miles of beautiful ocean coast. Whether you want to hike through the State Reserve, or just kayak in the ocean, Bald Head Island Limited is the place to enjoy it all!
Located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from a North Carolina barrier island that's accessible by a pontoon bridge - the resort sits in a natural wonderland of white sand beaches and untouched marshlands. Take a nature tour and watch sea turtles hatch or see the nesting ospreys keep watch.
Ocean Isle Inn offers you a truly beautiful setting on the seven mile shoreline of Ocean Isle Beach. Explore the gorgeous beaches, search for seashells, or head into the waters for an incredible adventure. Nearby you can visit many North Carolina plantations, a battleship memorial, and more!
When you stay at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk you'll be surrounded by the beauty of nature. Simply walk the beach at sunrise or, if you're looking for something more adventures, visit nearby Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. There are plenty of great ways to enjoy nature at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk!
Reconnect with nature by booking a stay at High Hampton Inn & Country Club in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For a truly unique hike though this beautiful North Carolina landscape, embark on a mountain excursion with a llama -- offered Friday mornings and afternoons!
The Greystone Inn prides itself the natural wonders all around it. Whether you want to rent a pontoon boat and go fishing on Lake Toxaway or simple go for a hike through the forests, there's so much that nature has in store for you. Come be reinvigorated and refreshed by the natural wonders at Greystone Inn!
There's no better way to get close to nature than at Watershed Cabins. Their luxury log cabins are located amongst the lush forests and majestic Smoky Mountains, offering you a truly secluded and natural setting for your North Carolina vacation. Take in all the views as you explore the Tsali trails or spend a day fishing at the Nantahala River....
Greybeard Rentals has partnered with Navitat and French Broad Rafting to offer a one-of-a-kind outdoor vacation package that will have you soaring through the trees and racing over rapids. You'll enjoy a zipline canopy tour through the elegance of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a whitewater rafting trip down the French Broad River! Explore...
North Carolina offers you miles of stunning mountain trails to explore. Whether it's scanning the trees for local birds or discovering a waterfall in the woods, natural beauty is all around. When you stay at Mill House Lodge you're in the center of all this wondrous scenery; visit everything from SkyTop Orchard to Chimney Rock Park. You can't get...
Discover a getaway that's made for nature-lovers. When you stay at Cataloochee Ranch, you're entering a natural paradise of rolling mountains, deep forests, rivers and streams and much more. Whether you want to hike the back country, fly-fish the streams, or simply take a guided tour through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nature is the star...
Surrounded by the beautiful mountain peaks and plenty of lush forests, the Mountain Lodge & Conference Center is the perfect place for nature lovers to set up camp. When you're not lounging in your spacious accommodation, you can explore the many outdoor opportunities that await just nearby. DuPont State Forest expands over 10,000 acres and...
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