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Dear Friends, Welcome to North Carolina. This year’s North Carolina Travel Guide offers a wealth of information on the many unforgettable attractions that make our state a favorite year-round travel destination. Hear and feel the roaring sound of a motorsports race. Ride a zipline above the treetops, hang glide from a sand dune or dive to explore a sunken ship. You’ll find plenty to make your pulse race. If you would rather step back and enjoy the fresh air and quiet, try paddling along a mountain river. Bike along the rolling hills of the Piedmont, step into the past at our historic sites or relax on a beach at the Coast. These are the simple pleasures – those that create lasting memories without costing a lot of money. As you travel the Tar Heel State, I encourage you to experience the best that we have to offer. You will come to discover what our proud citizens already know – there is no better place to be. Sincerely,

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10 NC Sampler
From ziplines to famous film stops, here are some places you won’t want to miss when you visit the Tar Heel State.

28 Made in North Carolina
Bone Suckin’ Sauce, handmade pottery and American Indian crafts – shoppers will find these and much more.

12 Breaking the Chains
In the second year of the Civil War commemoration, we recount the stories of the state’s slaves and Freedmen.

32 Telling Stories in New Ways
Technology makes both the past and the present more interesting at many of North Carolina’s attractions.

16 Fields & Greens
Sustainable agriculture and delectable meals are just a fork away.

36 Family Ties
Making memories is so much fun at family-friendly places, such as aquariums, amusement parks and zoos.

20 Let’s Talk Togetherness
No matter whether you’re on the Coast or in the Mountains, reconnect with family and friends.

40 Seasons of Change
Fall, winter, spring and summer – seasonal beauty abounds here. Explore the many unique wineries across the state. Find directions, events and more at the mobile-ready visitncwine.com.

24 Hook, Line & Sinker
Anglers in North Carolina have plenty of fish stories to tell – ones you’ll even believe!

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How To Use This Guide
This guidebook is divided into three sections. The first part is devoted to feature stories about special North Carolina experiences, ranging from the sesquicentennial of the Civil War to an article about great attractions for the kids. The Free for All symbol FREE designates some of FOR ALL the attractions across the state that won’t cost you one red cent, such as festivals, wine tastings and museums. The next section details attractions, which are arranged by region and then alphabetically by city. Finally, you’ll find a list of accommodations organized by region and then alphabetically by city. A City Index appears on page 166. If you are looking for a certain attraction but aren’t sure what city it is in, check the Attractions Index on page 162. For more detailed information on a particular area, a list of Local Information Sources can be found on page 159. State Information Sources are listed on page 161. We appreciate the many businesses that support this guide with advertising. An Index to Advertisers can be found on page 168. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the listings. However, we suggest that you call before traveling to obtain operation times, admission prices and other details.
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• Seat belt use is mandatory for drivers and passengers in front and rear seats. • Child safety seats are required for children up to age 8 and weighing less than 80 pounds. For information, visit www.buckleupnc.org. • When passing an emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the highway shoulder, move over one lane if possible, or reduce speed. • If you are in a minor, non-injury accident, move your vehicle to the shoulder of the road. • Motorists are required to use headlights when using windshield wipers in inclement weather. • Right turns on red are permitted after a complete stop, unless otherwise posted. Left turns on red are not permitted. • Cell phone use by drivers younger than 18 is prohibited except in an emergency or when talking to a parent or spouse. • It is illegal to read or send text messages or emails while driving. • Motorcyclists must wear helmets and use headlights at all times. Driver and motorcyclist handbooks are available for viewing and downloading at www.ncdot.org/ dmv/driver_services. Call 1-800-VISIT NC (847-4862) to request a free copy. You can view the information online at www.ncdhhs.gov/ dvrs/pdf/ACCESS-2007-PDF.pdf. The Americans with Disabilities Act established standards for a variety of properties. Visitors with special needs are encouraged to contact the accommodations or attractions directly to find out their level of accessibility.

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NoRTH CARoLINA’S AMTRAk TRAIN SERvICE
State-sponsored local passenger trains offer service six times daily to Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and six other cities, including Cary, Durham, Burlington, High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis. Local trains run morning, midday and evening. Amtrak National Thru trains make limited stops in North Carolina and travel to both the Northeast and Southeast. For complete schedules, fares and ticket information, call (800) BY-TRAIN (298-7246) or www.visitbytrain.org.

FERRy INFoRMATIoN
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s ferry system includes 21 ferries that operate 365 days a year at seven routes along the coast, including Bayview-Aurora, CurrituckKnotts Island, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, HatterasOcracoke, Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach and Southport-Fort Fisher. Ferries can accommodate motorcycles and any size car, trailer or RV that can operate on the highway. Ferries provide links to lighthouses, pristine beaches, historic sites, outdoor recreational activities and more. Reservations for the Cedar IslandOcracoke or Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes can be made by calling (800) BY-FERRY (293-3779) or online at www.ncferry.org. The rest of the ferry routes operate on a first-come, firstserve basis. Motorists must claim their reservation at least 30 minutes prior to departure or it will be canceled. For

WELCoME CENTERS AND REST AREAS
North Carolina’s Welcome Centers and Highway Rest Areas offer opportunities for convenient, brief stops and provide easy roadside access to public restrooms, drinking water and telephones. Besides offering assistance with travel planning and reservations, Welcome Centers also provide picnic tables and grills, family restrooms, even displays of North Carolina arts and crafts. The Welcome Centers are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Rest Areas are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

STATEWIDE TRAvEL INFoRMATIoN
Information on travel conditions is available online at www.ncsmart link.org, where you can search by region, route or county for current traffic, incident or adverse weather conditions that might affect your trip. Via phone, visitors can access updated travel information, including construction and traffic delays along interstates and major highways, by dialing 511. To speak to a friendly VisitNC representative, call 1-800-VISIT NC (847-4862).

DISABILITy ACCESS
Information for travelers with disabilities is available free of charge in ACCESS North Carolina: A Guide to Travel Site Accessibility. This publication provides accessibility rating information regarding many attractions’ parking, entrance, interior, exterior and restrooms.

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Zipping Right Along
Few experiences compare to swooshing through North Carolina’s lush treetops on a zipline. The state’s mountainous landscape creates an ideal backdrop for zipline and canopy tour attractions, more than a dozen of which can be found throughout the Mountains and the Piedmont regions of the state. The eco-adventure begins by being strapped into a secure harness hooked to industrial-strength cables. Propelled by your body weight, you glide at invigorating heights and speeds between platforms placed high in the trees, truly giving you a bird’s-eye view of North Carolina’s beautiful outdoors. Fayetteville’s ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure was named among USA Today’s 10 Great Ziplines Across the USA in 2010, as was Navitat Canopy Adventures near Asheville.

Movie & TV Magic
North Carolina is known as a superb filmmaking state, and film buffs can visit these famous film stops to see where their favorite scenes were shot:

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EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington (Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill , Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) Serendipity House in Rodanthe (Nights in Rodanthe) Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord (Talladega Nights, Days of Thunder) Lake Lure (Dirty Dancing)

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Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest (The Last of the Mohicans, The Hunger Games) Cheoah Dam near Tapoco (The Fugitive)

Historic Durham Athletic Park (Bull Durham) Biltmore in Asheville (Richie Rich, Patch Adams, Hannibal) The Pink House in Watha (The Secret Life of Bees)

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Couples looking for an unforgettable way to say, “I do,” flock to the Mountains, Piedmont and Coast. Charming bed-and-breakfasts, such as the Graystone Inn in Wilmington and Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill in Mills River, offer luxurious wedding packages. Vows and vines go together at wineries across the Piedmont, including places like Raffaldini, Elkin Creek and Shelton Vineyards. You can also choose a big-city wedding in Charlotte, a traditional wedding in Pinehurst or a Southern-style wedding at a historic home. Coastal weddings can be formal or casual – a sit-down dinner on Bald Head Island, a picturesque ceremony in front of a lighthouse or a beach cookout along the Outer Banks. Brunswick Islands, the Crystal Coast, historic Edenton and Emerald Isle are other coveted wedding and honeymoon destinations.

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Here’s the Rub
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Cherokee understands how to mix relaxation and gaming for a perfect getaway. The resort recently expanded and upgraded its casino facilities and added a state-of-the-art spa. Mandara Spa features 16 wet, dry and couples’ treatment rooms; salon and skin-care services; and a comfy lounge area. The spa’s atmosphere artfully reflects the area’s American Indian culture.

Still Swinging
Experience the thrill of walking across America’s highest suspension footbridge at Grandfather Mountain in Linville. The mountain’s 228-foot Mile High Swinging Bridge celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2012 and continues to impress generations of visitors with breathtaking views and the rush of feeling suspended in mid-air. Built in 1952 at a cost of $15,000, the Swinging Bridge was rebuilt in 1999 for $300,000. Workers replaced the bridge’s cables, floorboards and side rails with galvanized steel, but kept its original towers.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

You can follow the trail of the notorious Blackbeard (played by actor Ian McShane in the 2011 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) starting in the historic Town of Bath, North Carolina’s first established town and quite a lively place when the infamous buccaneer and his crew were in town. Afterwards, explore Ocracoke, where the fearsome pirate met his demise in 1718. Then tour the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, where efforts to preserve Blackbeard’s sunken flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, are ongoing. Arrrgh! To read more, go to visitnc.com/journeys/ highlights/pirates-of-the-nc-coast.

Sew Clever
If you happen to be in the western North Carolina counties of Ashe, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey, you can’t miss the 200-plus brightly painted wooden “quilt blocks” on barns and other rural buildings. The Quilt Trails of western North Carolina exist to keep the region’s rich quilting heritage alive, and volunteers paint the blocks with traditional quilt patterns, such as Wedding Ring and Rising Star, to add color and character to the countryside. The six participating counties have the highest concentration of quilt blocks in the United States. For more information, go to www.quilttrailswnc.org.

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s the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War moves into its second year, visitors to North Carolina will find a host of historic sites, battlefields, museums and events focusing on stories of the state’s slaves and Freedmen, many of whom rendered service and sacrifice on both sides of the battle lines. “You cannot tell the story of the war without telling the story of slavery,”
says Keith Hardison, director of North Carolina’s State Historic Sites and co-chair of the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. It was at the end of 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln began to draft the Emancipation Proclamation, a document designed to not only deprive the Confederacy of valuable slave labor, but to address what to do with slaves who were escaping to Federal lines in North Carolina as Union forces began taking control of the eastern portion of the state. “We interpret the role of African-Americans from 1861 to 1865 – slaves, troops, Freedmen and contraband,” Hardison says. “And many of those who served as troops in the Union Army earned their own freedom.” Most of the state historic sites are dedicated to telling full, well-rounded stories that include the African-American experience.

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CIvIL WAR TRAILS PRoGRAM ADDS NEW SITES
The Civil War Trails program has installed more than 1,200 interpretive markers at sites in North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, virginia and West virginia. Driving tours follow major campaigns. In the past year alone, 60 new sites have been added in North Carolina, many of which relate to the state’s African-American heritage. “In addition to telling the African-American story in North Carolina, we are thrilled to be sharing the even lesserknown Native American and Quaker stories here,” says Mitch Bowman, who founded the program In new Bern, for example, you can learn about William Henry Singleton, who escaped slavery and fled to join the union Army. In his book, Recollections of My Slavery Days, Singleton described recruiting and training black troops and meeting President Abraham Lincoln. Travel to Elizabeth City, where new signage recounts the story of the 1st u.S. Colored Troops, who were part of the garrison that occupied the city for 10 days in 1863. There they suppressed guerilla activity and recruited black troops for the union Army. The story of Alamance County’s occaneechi Indians, who, by law, could not serve in the military but were employed as foragers, teamsters and servants for Confederate soldiers, is now a part of the trails program. The county also has a Civil War Trails marker at the Cane Creek Meeting House, a Quaker church, whose anti-war beliefs attracted acts of violence by neighbors. In Waynesville, visit Col. William Thomas’s final resting place at Green Hill Cemetery. Thomas was the only white man to serve as a Cherokee chief. His legion of Cherokees and mountain people prevented union occupation of western North Carolina. Thomas was the subject of North Carolina author Charles Frazier’s Thirteen Moons. Frazier also wrote the best-selling novel Cold Mountain, which was made into a feature film starring Jude Law, Nicole kidman and Renée Zellweger. To learn more, go to www.civilwartrails.org. – Deborah Huso

the first group of Confederate volunteers from western North Carolina. Avery joined Company D of the 40th U.S. Colored Infantry following the liberation of Asheville’s slave population by Stoneman’s Raiders in 1865. When the newly free Avery returned to McDowell’s house a year after the close of the war, the McDowell family provided him land and lumber for building a house, as well as a job as a cemetery caretaker – a post he held until his death at age 96. Visitors can learn more about Avery and slavery in western North Carolina, where there are exhibits on both the region’s Civil War history and Avery’s personal story.

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North Carolina’s state historic sites, seven of which are directly related to the Civil War, will be placing a special emphasis on slavery and freedom in 2012. Among them is Stagville in Durham, the largest antebellum plantation in North Carolina. Once consisting of 30,000 acres and home to some 900 slaves, Stagville is one of only a few places in the South where visitors can see original slave dwellings. There are four such structures on site, as well as a timber-frame barn built entirely by skilled slave craftsmen.

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On the eastern side of the state, visitors can obtain an in-depth experience of North Carolina’s Civil War-era African-American culture at Somerset Place in Creswell. At one time, the plantation was home to nearly 170 slaves. Today, this historic site places substantial emphasis on slave history through the interpretation of archaeological remains of slave quarters, reconstructed slave dwellings and a slave hospital. Federal troops visited the plantation twice in July 1862 to requisition supplies. In New Bern, although blacks were not eligible to enlist in the Union Army until 1863, they were very active in the Union cause, serving as spies, teamsters and laborers.

For more about special Civil War sesquicentennial events, visit www.nccivilwar150.com or visitnc.com.

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Eventually, New Bern became a key recruitment site for both free blacks and escaped slaves looking to join the Union Army. The North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace has exhibits on the region’s black history and offers a tour from an African-American perspective. A new Civil War Museum opened in November 2011. Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle Region, which includes the stories of several free blacks and slaves, is on view at Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City. South of New Bern is Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. The fort was occupied at various times by both Confederate and Federal troops, and both slaves and free

blacks from New Bern were sent to the fort to help prepare the fortifications for war after North Carolina seceded from the Union. The African-American laborers were dismissed in August 1861, after North Carolina turned the fort over to the Confederate government. One of the most compelling sites to visit is Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, where the 27th U.S. Colored Troops were part of a massive Federal attack on this Confederate stronghold in 1865. The fort holds living history demonstrations, and Fort Fisher’s annual re-enactment takes place each year in January. A Civil War Trails sign at the fort’s Battery View cannon also interprets blacks’ contributions to the war.

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or chefs, North Carolina is a field of dreams just waiting to be harvested. Each year, they enter their recipes made with locally produced vegetables and fruits, cheese, meats and fish in hopes of being judged the “best dish” of the year in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer
Services’ Best Dish restaurant contest. The competition, now in its sixth year, brings awareness to the numerous restaurants and chefs across the state that feature local cuisine on their menus. “When we get our first delivery of asparagus from Priest Farms in Carthage, we know that spring has truly arrived,” says Ashley Van Camp, owner/chef of Ashten’s in Southern Pines, which won first place in the Fine Dining category of the contest in 2010. “One of our Best Dish entrées was an asparagus strudel in an asparagus soup. We also make asparagus and crab cannelloni, a shaved asparagus salad and asparagus noodles.” Good taste can be cultivated through the Savor NC program, which helps get the bounty of the farm to the nearest restaurant all year long. Menus will likely have more sweet potatoes, turkeys, cucumbers, pork, strawberries and trout, which are among the state’s highest-yielding commodities and available for purchase at places such as Johnston County Hams in Smithfield, A Southern Season in

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Chapel Hill, Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts in Enfield and pick-your-own farms across the state. “My favorite dishes combine tomatoes and basil,” says Lucindy Willis of Yancey House Restaurant in Yanceyville, which has won several times before. The cozy eatery gets produce from nearby Catbriar Farm and Walker Farms. “One year, the tomatoes and basil were the centerpiece for my gazpacho, and [in 2010] they were the key ingredients of the panzanella salad that I made using five different types of heirloom tomatoes.” These Best Dish in North Carolina meals can be ordered by visitors at the contestwinning restaurants during a four-week promotion between May and September. Winners for 2011 in the Eastern Piedmont/ Coastal Region include Elliott’s on Linden and the 1895 Grille in Pinehurst, Marc’s on Market and Kornerstone Bistro in Wilmington, Yancey House in Yanceyville and Mez in Durham. In the Western Piedmont/Mountain Region, winners were Gallery Restaurant in Charlotte, Mast Farm Inn in Valle Cruis, Crippens in Blowing Rock, Knife & Fort in Spruce Pine, Off the Square in Albemarle, Kitchen Roselli in East Bend and Bistro 42 in Asheboro. With all of those award-winnng entrées, guests are likely to get a side of conversation about the food they’re eating. “All our burger meat and specialty steaks come from Hilltop Angus Farm,” Van Camp says. “When we visit a farm, we look for healthy, free-range, grass-fed animals and proper agricultural practices. We want to be sure when we tell a customer it is all natural, it is.” Willis says she relies on Iseley’s Farm in nearby Burlington for a lot of her produce. “I buy the first tomatoes of the year from them – and the last – with strawberries, potatoes, squash and peppers in between,” she adds. Other places to find farm-fresh fare are at the five state farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, the Piedmont Triad and Lumberton, in addition to other tailgate and farmers markets around the state. These markets offer an unbelievable variety of fruits, vegetables and other locally sourced products such as honey, eggs, bread, meat, fresh flowers and more.
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you can’t dine more internationally than at one of the many farm-to-table restaurants in North Carolina. For global gastronomy, look no further than a trattoria, an inn and a pub in the Mountains, Piedmont and Coast regions.

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under the Tuscan sun, a little yellow farmhouse similar to Giardini Gardens & Trattoria in Columbus would be magnifico. In North Carolina, it’s downright delicious when Joe Laudisio rolls the handmade pastas just like his ancestors did in Sicily and Naples, and his wife, Marily, makes sauces that reflect that food-centric culture. “I giardini” means “the gardens,” and the Laudisios order heirloom seeds for their tomatoes directly from Italy, which then supply their trattoria and local community-supported agriculture groups with produce. They also offer Italian cooking classes, Sunday suppers, sustainable farming workshops, mobile wood-fired pizza parties and bocce tournaments – all under the North Carolina sun.

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The bleating Alpine goats at the eight-room inn at Celebrity dairy in Siler City could be right off the grounds of a French manor. visitors can watch the twice-a-day milkings of the herd in the barn, and the chèrve being made by owners Brit and Fleming Pfann before it’s delivered around the Piedmont. After a restful night’s sleep, the couple cooks up a breakfast of freshly gathered eggs from their free-range yard chickens and other treats, such as homemade scones and seasonal fruit. An engineer by trade, Brit learned to make goat cheese while on assignment in Paris. Make plans to attend the once-a-month delectable Sunday dinners, which include a “chèrve chat,” along with entrées, such as herbed pork roast or bourbon steak.

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Weeping Radish Farm Brewery in Jarvisburg makes its German-style lagers as pure and natural as they do in Munich. Even the brats are antibiotic- and hormone-free at the eco-brewery’s Barn Café and Pub. Brewery owner uli Bennewitz began growing his own vegetables, poultry and herbs about six years ago, and his 14-acre farm – and other local farms around the outer Banks – now provides the pub with fresh ingredients for its sandwiches, sausages and other entrées. Stop by for a meal and a tour of the brewery, and sip some Black Radish, Corolla Gold or Hefe Weizen. – Patricia Bates

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RECONNECT WITH THOSE WHO MEAN THE MOST
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or Carolyn Poole, one of the year’s high points is precious vacation time in the North Carolina mountains with family and friends. It’s a tradition that includes six generations of her family. A reunion in North Carolina is an annual ritual that countless people from around the country cherish,
weeks. She says her family’s vacations represent “our love of nature, enjoying each other in the great outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the mountains. It’s a special place.” Poole’s family is typical of the faithful vacationers Pam Jenkins

returning year after year to spend quality time with those they love. “We like to have different waves of company come in,” says Poole, who drives the six hours from her Barnwell, S.C. home to Blowing Rock each summer for stays of several

Vines serves in Blowing Rock, where rental accommodations include everything from two-bedroom downtown condos to sprawling fivebedroom wooded homes that can host extended-family reunions. The area offers a wealth of things to enjoy year round, says Vines, who is with Jenkins Realtors. Hiking trails are abundant, bird watching is a favorite pastime, the Moses Cone Memorial Park features a variety of activities and events, a park service amphitheater hosts concerts, and a busy calendar of arts and crafts festivals, wine tastings, music and theater makes for lots to do all year long.

clockwise from top: Nags Head, Pine Knoll Shores, Blowing Rock

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clockwise from top left: Blowing Rock, Jacksonville, Sliding Rock, Nags Head, Neuse River, Corolla

The abundance of family-friendly activities aside, most visitors come to spend leisurely time with loved ones in an affordable setting. “In a nutshell, it’s about the cost of having a family in a house versus a hotel,” Vines says. “You can come to the mountains and rent a real home with a real kitchen and a yard for the kids to play in for so much less than a hotel would cost. And think how many memories are made in the kitchen.”

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Realtor Doug Brindley, of Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales in Corolla, has been helping families find just the right seaside rental accommodations for more than 25 years. He believes the value in a Corolla beach vacation is hard to beat. “Let’s say you rent a place for $3,000 a week, divided by 12 people for seven nights – that works out to about $35 per person per day for a vacation where you can walk to the beach,” he says.

unique opportunities, to get your extended fa mily together. ”
Corolla’s beach “goes on forever,” Brindley says. But there’s plenty to do on cloudy or sunburned days, too, from watching the wild Spanish Mustang horses that roam a 14-mile stretch of the island to climbing the 1874 Currituck Lighthouse and experiencing Currituck Heritage Park. Both he and Vines suggest that families make reservations months in advance or risk disappointment – drive-to family vacations are increasingly popular in a challenging economy, when pricier vacations are often out of reach. “Family vacations are a time to get together, to experience unique opportunities, to get your extended family together – not just your kids, but your brother and his kids, your friends and their families,” Brindley says. “Fill up the house, and have a good time going to the beach, or out for ice cream or seeing the horses. It’s a great experience.”

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Anglers here have plenty of fish stories to tell
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One more cast. That’s all i want,
all I always want, when I’m fishing. One more cast before weighing anchor and returning to the marina. Truth is, I don’t want this glorious day on North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound to end. I’m standing in a 21-foot boat, part of a diverse fleet of deep-sea and
inshore charters for hire on the Outer Banks. With a guide and some beautifully balanced, cork-handled graphite rods, I’ve spent the day exploring the lee sides of islands, shadows under bridges and secret holes where fish linger. We’ve squinted through sunglasses, dodged rain showers and swapped stories, embellishing past fishing trips into epic adventures. By my count, we’ve hooked 50 fish from 14 species, including croaker, sheepshead, flounder, king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, red drum and striped bass. All caught and admired. Some photographed. Most released. A few iced down for dinner. In North Carolina, anglers enjoy many such days. Some set course for 15 to 60 miles offshore in search of giant billfish, wily sharks and feisty yellowfin tuna along the Atlantic continental shelf. Others prefer coastal marshes, inlets, sounds and river mouths protected by barrier islands, including Hatteras and Ocracoke. People also fish freshwater lakes in

Anglers will find plenty of opportunities to cast their lines across the state.

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Lakes, rivers, streams and the big and beautiful Atlantic Ocean draw visitors who love to fish.

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the Piedmont, favoring huge lakes such as Gaston, High Rock, Jordan, Kerr, Norman and others, or gravitate toward dozens of smaller lakes and rivers. Perched on bass boats, houseboats, sailboats, rowboats, canoes, docks and shorelines, they haul in sunfish, catfish, carp, walleye and largemouth bass. Still more don rubber waders and step into cool mountain streams tumbling from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, stalking wild or hatchery-stocked trout among forest-shaded rocks, rapids, sandbars and eddies. “North Carolina really has it all,” says Capt. Jamie Reibel of Phideaux Fishing in Manteo. “I grew up in Raleigh, fishing freshwater lakes and mountain streams. Now, I run inshore and deep-sea charters on my 52-footer, the Phideaux. There’s nothing like reeling in big tuna and wahoo. The state is great for all kinds of fishing.” Frank Smith of Hunter Banks Co., in Asheville outfits countless anglers for fly-fishing. “Western North Carolina has more than 4,000 miles of public trout streams,” he says. “We catch rainbow, brown, native brook and, on bigger rivers like the French Broad, muskie and smallmouth bass. Nobody’s born knowing how to tie flies, but they learn by doing. It can be addicting.” I’m content just to be out among the elements, even at 5 a.m., when many trips begin. Some days I don’t land anything – it’s called fishing, after all, not catching – but I still prefer those days to any at the office. One more cast, please. That’s all I want.

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The annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City is part of the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series. For details, go to www.ncfisheries.net/ recreational/govcupseries.htm. To read more about hunting and fishing, go to visitnc.com/journeys/articles/hunting-fishing. For information on fishing licenses, go to www.ncwildlife.org.

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From Bone Suckin’ Sauce to boats, you’ll find it here

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dangling from one drawer dominates the corner of Hamilton and Westwood streets in High Point. More than just an eye-catching landmark, it symbolizes part of North Carolina’s cultural heritage – furniture.
Known as the Furniture Capital of the World, High Point and the Piedmont region produce some of the best-known furniture lines and are the source of some serious bargains for shoppers. In particular, the Hickory Furniture Mart offers prices at up to 80 percent off retail in a shopping environment that is also a major tourist destination. “We have a million square feet on four levels, a mixture of custom stores, outlets and galleries representing more than 1,000 manufacturers under one roof,” says Executive Vice President and General Manager Tracey Trimble. “We carry contemporary, traditional, transitional and everything in between.” Some 500,000 people visit the mart each year to take advantage of semiannual sales, showroom samples, demonstrations and even free design help. Pride in North Carolina-made products isn’t limited to furniture. When it comes to good eating, perhaps the state’s most famous food export is Bone Suckin’ Sauce. Raleigh-based Ford’s Gourmet Foods has built one man’s memories of his mother’s barbecue sauce into a brand lauded in major food magazines. You can buy the sauce at many specialty

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stores throughout the state, as well as grocers such as Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Kroger and Fresh Market. Then there’s Ashe County Cheese, produced and sold in West Jefferson. Founded in 1930, the company produces more than 20 varieties of cheese, and sells butter, fudge and locally made wines in its store. A viewing area allows visitors a peek into the cheese-making process. It may have Texas in its name, but Texas Pete hot sauce is made in North Carolina and has been since 1929. The Winston-Salem company now makes a variety of hot and spicy items, such as seafood cocktail sauce, honey mustard and chili sauce. Other food items that got their start in North Carolina include Lance snacks, Cheerwine, Sun Drop, Neese’s, Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. For many, North Carolina is the arts and crafts destination, whether their interests lie in pottery, textiles, wood carvings, baskets, jewelry or American Indian crafts. The Seagrove area is home to more than 100 potters, many of whom regularly open their studios to visitors. In fact, exquisite pottery has been so much a part of local life since the 1700s, that state Highway 705 has been officially named the North Carolina Pottery Highway. American Indian crafts take top billing at the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual in Cherokee, the oldest Native American arts cooperative in the United States. Here, visitors will find traditional baskets, wood carvings, pottery, stone carvings and other collectibles made by Cherokee tribal members, ranging in price from $20 to $2,000. “We work hard to keep the traditions alive, to keep our identity and culture alive and thriving, and to keep the connection alive between ourselves and the past,” says Outreach Coordinator Tonya Carroll. “We use that to be connected to the future.” North Carolina’s love affair with the sea is evident in its historic boatbuilding industry. Boatyards are found along the Coast, where legendary builders have constructed everything from world-class sailing yachts to the state’s very own official shad boat. Check out North Carolina’s maritime museums in Beaufort and Southport and consider taking a model boat home with you. Another fun keepsake might be one of the handmade duck decoys available at area shops. Your purchase helps preserve the area’s waterfowl-carving heritage.

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Shop ’Til You Drop
Have you ever experienced that rush of excitement, or at least curiosity, when passing by a sprawling outlet center? Bargain hunting can be a trip’s high point, and North Carolina has plenty of good buys to offer. An outlet granddaddy is replacements, ltd. in Greensboro, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010. The massive store-cum-warehouse contains nearly 14 million pieces of china, tableware and crystal in thousands of patterns, and boasts more than 10 million customers on six continents. In addition to gorgeously set tables, visitors can take in the Great Wall of China (the company’s top-selling 500 patterns), see a silversmith at work or search for a rare pattern. Replacements is even pet-friendly, though it can’t replace a missing Rover. Whether you’re looking for athletic shoes, kids’ clothes, kitchen items or a new suit, you’re bound to find the item at a discount at one of North Carolina’ s many outlet malls. Tanger outlets in Nags Head, Mebane and Blowing Rock feature big names such as J. Crew, CorningWare and Coach. You’ll find carolina premium outlets in Smithfield (Brooks Brothers, Timberland), concord Mills in Concord (LEGO, Disney), prime outlets in Morrisville (Nine West, Samsonite) and cannon village in Kannapolis (Bon Worth, Dress Barn). And if you prefer higher-end shopping, consider Charlotte’s renowned southpark Mall, which features North Carolina-based Belk, along with Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and a host of nationally known stores. Or visit any of the state’s local and regional shopping malls for just the right gift to take home – for someone special or yourself! – Laura Hill

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Telling Stories in New Ways
Technology brings statewide attractions to life
STORY BY JOE RADA

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haracters from an earlier century, moving about in their portrait frames, ignore the gaps in time and space, and speak to passing families. A cook’s hands magically appear over a stovetop, showing a group of students how to prepare a typical 1830s meal in cast-iron pots. Old-fashioned quilt patterns take shape in a newfangled way – on an interactive screen as huddled participants collaborate. Such technological innovations are reinventing
the way we experience the past at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Through audiovisual simulations and hands-on oppor tunities, people pilot a sailing ship, roll barrels along a wharf, distill Tar Heel turpentine from pinesap and otherwise immerse themselves in coastal life from nearly 200 years ago. On historic grounds where Colonial, Revolutionary and Early American periods unfolded from 1770 through the 1800s, a new era of interactive exhibits has emerged. One fifth-grader, dashing between activities, sums it up: “Here you can do stuff. At some museums you can’t. That’s really cool.” Likewise, at Discovery Place in Charlotte, visitors can trek through a rainforest from a “swinging bridge,” discover the world’s ecosystems in the World Alive exhibit or unleash their inner architect to create sketches, floor plans and buildings through a variety of computer-generated programs. All across the state, museums are using technology in more engaging ways, creating memorable encounters and better understanding. Here are some attractions where technology makes both past and present more interesting.

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North Carolina History Center
New Bern www.tryonpalace.org/nc_ history_center.php (252) 639-3500
Time travel via a roomful of swirling images to the state’s early days. Beyond opportunities to participate, visitors can use handheld, touch-screen devices that interpret the period from the perspectives of town leaders, women, children, the enslaved, architectural historians, artists and writers. You can make your own personalized souvenirs, too. visitnc.com 33

Discovery Place
Charlotte www.discoveryplace.org (704) 372-6261
With its mission “to ignite wonder,” Discovery Place revels in technological marvels. Exhibits offer all ages the chance to see, hear, touch and do science. A favorite: Cool Stuff, where you can launch objects into the air, crush a garbage can and lie on a bed of nails – just to see how things work.

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte www.nascarhall.com (704) 654-4400
The High Octane Theater’s giant movie screen and powerful speakers pay heart-pounding tribute to motorsports. Simulations let you operate a car jack, quick-change a tire, fuel a racecar and speed through onscreen turns. You can also walk – or crawl on all fours – up a re-created stretch of steeply banked track. You’ll never think it’s “just racing” again.

North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org (919) 839-6262
Innovative and internationally acclaimed architectural designs at this recently expanded museum nearly doubled exhibit space, making the entire complex more open. A clever rooftop apparatus that uses state-of-the-art technology redirects daylight to enhance displays inside. New gardens, plazas and water features complement the art collection and increase the sensual nature of a visit.

Jennette’s Pier
Nags Head www.jennettespier.net (800) 832-3474
Perched on a 1,000-foot-long concrete fishing pier, this North Carolina Aquariums’ branch houses aquatic animals and alternative-energy demonstrations in a new, $25 million, energy-efficient structure. In 2003, the historic pier – which dates back to 1939 – was partially destroyed by Hurricane Isabel. When it reopened in 2011, it once again became an indispensable part of the state’s collection of aquariums, including Fort Fisher (focusing on Cape Fear), Pine Knoll Shores (habitats from mountains to sea) and Roanoke Island (all about the Outer Banks).

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MAKING MEMORIES IS EASY TO DO IN NORTH CAROLINA
STORY BY JESSICA MOZO

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clockwise from far left: Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, Carowinds, Looking Glass Falls, Cataloochee Ranch

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ypically, most family pets are cats and dogs, but for Brent Lubbock, that wasn’t the case. “I grew up surrounded by thousands of birds,” says Lubbock, whose father, Mike, is the founder of Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck. “My dad even named me after a bird – the Brent Goose.”
species the public can view on 18 acres, plus about 20 more rare species behind the scenes. People love going inside the aviaries, and since the birds are used to people, you can get very close to them. We even sell bags of food for 50 cents so you can feed them.” Most days, visitors also can witness different species of baby chicks hatching. “Our incubator is downstairs, but if we have a chick hatching, we bring it out for people to see,” visitnc.com 37

Sylvan Heights is one of North Carolina’s many family attractions that combine entertainment with education. The world’s largest waterfowl park, Sylvan Heights is home to more than 1,500 unusual birds from around the world, including ducks, geese, swans, cranes, parrots, owls and flamingos. “We’re definitely a family attraction,” says Lubbock, the park’s memberships and marketing director. “We have more than 180

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No entrance fee is charged to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Lubbock says. “Bird watchers and photographers love it, and so do kids and families.”

other Piedmont Possibilities
For more feathered friends, walk along the Carolina Raptor Center’s nature trail to glimpse 25 species of raptors, or birds of prey. The Huntersville center focuses on rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned raptors, though some have become resident raptors, such as One-Eyed Jack (a Great Horned Owl) and King Arthur (a Golden Eagle). Check out the EagleCam for a closer look at these magnificent birds at www. carolinaraptorcenter.org. In nearby Charlotte, ride the Carolina Cobra roller coaster at Carowinds, dubbed the Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Or take the gang to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to NASCAR icons with more than 50 interactive attractions, nearly 1,000 artifacts and four floors of fun.

While in the mid-state, also check out the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, or try to catch a foul ball at a Durham Bulls baseball game. There are golf opportunities for all ages, too – the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship are held in August in Pinehurst, attracting more than 1,200 young golfers from across the United States and 30 countries.

Coastal Family Fun
Is there a budding marine biologist in your group? Take them to North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island, where they can dig for sharks’ teeth in a fossil pit, touch a stingray and get close to a rare white sea turtle. For even more hands-on fun, visit Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, which offers classes, sleepovers, get-wet adventures, marine mammal studies and sea turtle night treks. Dolphin tours are offered along the Outer Banks by several companies, including Nags

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from left: The aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Durham Bulls baseball, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina Zoo, Tweetsie Railroad, Carolina Raptor Center

Head Dolphin Watch, owned and operated by dolphin researchers with 16 years’ experience. While in the Outer Banks, climb one of North Carolina’s lighthouses. Nearly a dozen are sprinkled along the Coast, including the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, where 248 spiral stairs take you to the top.

cool pool below. In Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad is an old-fashioned family theme park where you can be a cowboy, cowgirl or engineer. Pan for

MOUnTAinTOP MEMORiES

Western North Carolina is overflowing with mountain adventures, from waterfalls and campgrounds to the Blue Ridge Parkway, dubbed America’s Favorite Drive for its jaw-dropping scenery, dramatic overlooks, spring and fall color, and nearby small towns. Sliding Rock is an unforgettable family destination in the Pisgah National Forest. Thrill seekers are invited to take the plunge down a 60-foot natural waterslide into a

Aquariu ms, baseball ga mes, lighthouses and zoos – you won’t run out of things to do here.
gold, shop on Main Street and take a Wild West journey on a historic steam locomotive. For more family fun, book a room or cabin at Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie Valley. A world away from life’s rat race, Cataloochee offers family-style cooking, horseback riding, wagon rides, bonfires, fishing and plenty of rocking chairs to soak up the mountain scenery. visitnc.com 39

seasons of change
No matter the season, North Carolina will take your breath away
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during the spring, gardens across
the state – like those at Biltmore in Asheville and Airlie Gardens in Wilmington – explode with color. Mount Mitchell’s peak offers sweeping views of the blossoming Mountains and southern Piedmont.
As summer breathes its warmth across the state, spread a towel on the sand and soak up the sun along the Coast. In late June, take a scenic drive through the Mountains, where the rhododendrons’ pink, purple and white blossoms can be enjoyed at every turn, or while away an hour or two in a canoe on one of the Piedmont’s many lakes. Hot-air balloon tours float over shades of fall color that move down the Mountains and across the fields of 40 2012 North Carolina Travel Guide the Piedmont. Scenic roadways and hiking trails cut through dogwoods, sweet gums, tulip poplars and red maples, presenting a riot of color from late September to early November. In the winter, the Mountains host some of the best skiing and snowboarding on the East Coast. And even though it’s cold outside, a drive to admire snow-laden hilltops or a hike among the quiet beauty of bare trees is a wonderful respite from daily life.

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The following list of attractions is arranged by region – Mountains, Piedmont and Coast – and then alphabetically by city. You may find more detailed information on any of these attractions online at visitnc.com or the individual attraction’s website. Many attractions support this guide with advertisements that contain more information and details. Page numbers for these ads are noted in the attraction listing. An index to attractions is on page 162.

skiing in the Mountains

America’s Favorite Drive
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most visited national parks. A drive along the Parkway provides stunning vistas, as well as close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is designed as a “drive awhile and stop awhile” experience, so be sure to allow enough time to explore. The Parkway meanders for more than 250 miles through North Carolina, from the Virginia border to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Overlooks, picnic and
MP 364: CRAGGy GARdEnS’ high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. Stop by the visitors center, or take the .7-mile hike to Craggy Pinnacle for its stunning 360° views of seemingly endless peaks and forested slopes. MP 384: BLUE RidGE PARkWAy ViSiTOR CEnTER offers exhibits, an award-winning film and an I-wall, which provides an excellent overview of area activities and events. The kids in Parks trail provides an educational walk while getting some exercise. open year round. MP 399: PinE MOUnTAin TUnnEL, at 1,434 feet in length, is the longest of the Parkway’s tunnels. of the 28 tunnels along the motor road, 25 are in North Carolina. MP 433: ROy TAyLOR FOREST OVERLOOk provides a short walk to a pedestrian overlook. Enjoy the high-elevation views at 5,580 feet and the lovely spruce-fir forest.

camping facilities, trails, and wonderful cultural and natural areas beckon travelers to stop and enjoy the sights. Locations are designated by Milepost (MP) numbers. The park information number at (828) 298-0398 or website at www.nps.gov/blri are the best sources for up-to-date information on special events, foliage and temporary closures due to weather conditions or construction. Make a point to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. Near Asheville, the center offers a large interactive map, tickets to nearby attractions and a short film for visitors.
MP 355: MOUnT MiTChELL STATE PARk is the entrance to the highest point east of the Mississippi, with an elevation of 6,684 feet. There are excellent views and access to the state park trail system.

MP 361: GLASSMinE FALLS offer a short paved path to see this mountain stream as it drops 800 feet over an exposed rock face.

MP 451: WATERROCk knOB’S high-elevation vistas are among the most spectacular along the entire 469-mile Parkway. Sunsets can be especially dazzling. MP 431: RiChLAnd BALSAM PARkinG OVERLOOk features outstanding views and is also the highest point on the motor road itself, with an elevation of 6,047 feet.

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MP 217: CUMBERLAnd knOB is where construction began on the Parkway back in 1935. Enjoy wayside exhibits about Parkway history, plus two trails.

MP 240: dOUGhTOn PARk offers Brinegar Cabin with craft demonstrations and a variety of hiking options from short to the strenuous 7.5-mile Bluff Mountain Trail.

MP 259: nORThWEST TRAdinG POST features handmade crafts from local artists and traditional food items, including hams, pickles and relishes.

MP 272: JEFFRESS PARk is a beautiful area to sit and enjoy the views, take the loop nature trail to the lively Cascades and have a picnic. MP 294: MOSES COnE MEMORiAL PARk has miles of carriage roads that crisscross the area, providing easy to moderate walks. The Manor House has daily craft demonstrations and weekend tours of the house, June-october. MP 304: Linn COVE ViAdUCT is perhaps the most recognized section of the Parkway and the final completion of the Parkway in 1987. This design and engineering marvel skirts the side of Grandfather Mountain. MP 316: LinViLLE FALLS PARkinG AREA has one of the Parkway’s largest stone arch bridges. Take the access road to Linville Falls for views of the upper and lower falls and visitors center. MP 331: MUSEUM OF nORTh CAROLinA MinERALS is open year round, providing in-depth exhibits about gems and minerals, many of which are mined in the area.

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Appalachian national Scenic Trail,
(828) 254-3708. The trail winds 2,160 miles from Georgia to Maine, with 300 miles in North Carolina. It is a wilderness trail intended for foot travel only. Rustic shelters, with no services, are 8-12 miles apart. Numerous access points. appalachiantrail.org

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Local information: Cherokee County C of C Advertising Partner, p. 60 nantahala national Forest, Calaboose Cellars, 565 Aquone Rd.,
(828) 524-6441. Encompasses more than half a million acres of pristine woodlands – the largest of the four national forests in North Carolina. Elevations from a high of 5,800 feet to a low of 1,200 feet. The Nantahala River, a popular whitewater river, rushes through the forest. Enjoy a variety of camping, plus motor boating, bridle trails, fishing, nature/hiking trails, picnic areas and swimming. cs.unca.edu/nfsnc the second-oldest river in the world, the New is a National and State Wild and Scenic River. North Carolina maintains three parks along the river, each a day’s canoe ride apart for primitive riverside camping and picnicking. ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/neri/main.php (828) 321-2006. An old stone building with bars on the windows overlooks our small vineyard. Legend has it, the local lawman locked up the hooligans here to cool down until they went before the magistrate. Now, we use the jailhouse to incarcerate our wines. calaboosecellars.com

Blue Ridge Parkway, (828) 298-0398. The Parkway is a recreation-oriented scenic byway that connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina with the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. In North Carolina, the Parkway extends 252 miles with numerous scenic views. nps.gov/blri French Broad River, (828) 258-6109. Perfect setting for river excursions through Madison, Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties. Scenic/peaceful canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Excellent water quality provides a home to a variety of wildlife and waterfowl, including ospreys, bald eagles, mink, muskrat, deer and even occasional bear. Great Smoky Mountains national Park,
(865) 436-1200. With 276,000 acres in North Carolina and 244,000 acres in Tennessee, the park is the largest protected land area east of the Rocky Mountains. This national treasure is world-renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life and its preservation of the remnants of southern Appalachian culture and history. Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site. nps.gov/grsm

Asheville
Local information: Asheville CVB Advertising Partner, p. 1 Asheville historic Trolley Tours, Various ticket locations in town, (888) 667-3600. A fully narrated trolley tour of the Greater Asheville area. Major points of interest are included in this informative, fun-filled sightseeing tour. ashevilletrolleytours.com Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, 1 Resort Dr., (866) 319-8870. Urban canopy adventure that highlights and focuses on two of Asheville’s greatest assets: outdoor adventure and natural beauty. Includes nine zipline sections, eight treetop platforms, five adventure tower platforms and three sky bridges. wildwaterrafting.com/ashevillezip.php Biltmore, One Approach Rd., (877) 245-8667. A privately owned National Historic Landmark, Biltmore is America’s largest private home, with gardens, shops, restaurants and an award-winning winery that offers a self-guided tour and free tastings. biltmore.com Advertising Partner, p. 1

new River, (336) 982-2587. Renowned as

Revolutionary War route of Patriot militia men to the battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina. Part of the National Trails System. While there are hiking segments, the primary public access is by car over the commemorative motor route. mcdowellnc.org

Overmountain Victory national historic Trail, (888) 233-6111. Follows the

Pisgah national Forest, (828) 257-4200.

Covers more than 500,000 acres. Home of towering mountains, hiking trails, Sliding Rock – a natural waterslide – and picturesque lakes and streams. Public campgrounds available. Free; fee for some campgrounds, day-use areas and attractions. cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

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Botanical Gardens at Asheville,
151 W. T. Weaver Blvd., (828) 252-5190. A 10-acre garden of plants native to the Appalachian region. Visitors center with gift shop. ashevillebotanicalgardens.org

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Southern Appalachian Radio Museum, A-B Tech CC, Elm Bldg., Rm. 315, 340 Victoria Rd., (828) 298-1847. Presenting a collection of radios from World War I to the 1960s, plus an operating radio station. saradiomuseum.org Thomas Wolfe Memorial State historic Site, 52 N. Market St., (828) 253-8304.
Boyhood home of author Thomas Wolfe. Fictionalized as Dixieland in his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel. wolfememorial.com

Beech Mountain
Local information: Beech Mountain C of C Beech Mountain Resort/Ski Beech,
1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy., (828) 387-2011. The highest ski resort in eastern North America features 15 slopes and 10 lifts, an outdoor ice skating rink and snow tubing. Snowboarders enjoy our exciting freestyle terrain area. beechmountainresort.com

(828) 298-7928. Home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, which represents craft artists from southern Appalachia, houses three fine-art galleries and offers daily craft demonstrations. southernhighlandguild.org

Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP 382,

Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville,

Western north Carolina Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Rd., (828) 253-1691. A

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36 Montford Ave., (866) 592-8687. Hop aboard one of our nostalgic red trolleys for a 90-minute, fully narrated journey through Asheville highlighting the history, homes and hot spots of this City of Surprises. graylineasheville.com

36-acre, state-owned farmers market featuring fresh produce, jams, jellies, plants and handmade crafts. Also contains a restaurant and garden center. wncfarmersmarket.org

Black Mountain
Local information: Asheville CVB Advertising Partner, p. 1 Swannanoa Valley Musuem, 223 W. State St., (828) 669-9566. Located in the former Black Mountain Fire Department and established in 1989, the museum collection sketches the history of the valley from the Stone Age to the present. swannanoavalleymuseum.org

Grove Arcade, One Page Ave.,

(828) 252-7799. Once a public market, this historic Neo-Gothic building built in 1929 has been restored to its original splendor and features fresh foods, regional cuisine and locally made crafts. grovearcade.com

Creek Rd., (828) 298-5600. Forty acres of animals in their native habitat. Providing an opportunity to learn, to touch and to know our rich natural heritage through educational and interactive exhibits. wildwnc.org

Western north Carolina nature Center, 75 Gashes

The Grove Park inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Ave., (800) 438-5800. Built in 1913 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, we have hosted 10 United States presidents and offer shopping, popular restaurants, a world-class spa, golf and the country’s largest public display of Arts and Crafts furniture (made by Roycroft and Stickley). Self-guided and guided history tours are available daily. groveparkinn.com Moving Sidewalk Tours, 36 Montford Ave., (828) 776-8687. Asheville’s only downtown Segway tour. Includes the Grove Arcade and the Urban Trail. movingsidewalktours.com The north Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, (828) 665-2492. A 426-acre public garden offering 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, plus the finest bonsai collection in the southeastern United States. ncarboretum.org
111 Grovewood Rd., (828) 253-7651. This museum preserves, in photos and artifacts, the history of Biltmore Industries and the people involved. grovewood.com

Bakersville
Local information: Mitchell County C of C & VC dellinger’s Mill, Cane Creek Rd., (828) 688-1009. The state’s oldest working gristmill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Seasonal with demonstrations and gift shop available. Roan Mountain, Hwy. 261, (828) 682-6146.
This high ridge stands 6,285 feet at the highest point and is most famous for its natural gardens of Catawba rhododendrons. Beyond the gardens are spruce-fir forests and treeless grassy balds.

Blowing Rock
Local information: Blowing Rock TdA Advertising Partner, p. 111 Appalachian Ski Mountain, 940 Ski Mtn.
Rd., (800) 322-2373. The High Country’s first ski area includes 11 slopes and three terrain parks. Two quad chairlifts, one double chairlift, one conveyor lift, one handle pull lift. Outdoor ice arena. appskimtn.com

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Banner Elk
Local information: Avery County C of C Banner Elk Winery, 60 Deer Run Ln.,
(828) 898-9090. Our winery processes locally grown grapes into excellent wines reflecting the unique characterizations of the Appalachian Mountains. bannerelkwinery.com

north Carolina homespun Museum,

Sugar Mountain Resort, 1009 Sugar Mtn.

Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center, 2 S. Pack Sq., (828) 257-4500. This

vibrant centerpiece of downtown houses the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum and the Diana Wortham Theatre. packplace.org

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Dr., (828) 898-4521. This full-service alpine snow ski area features a 1,200-foot vertical drop, 20 slopes and trails, eight lifts and up to a 1.5-mile run. More than 20 miles of maintained mountain bike trails intertwine throughout the village. Scenic lift rides for sightseeing weekends in the summer. skisugar.com

Riverside Cemetery, 53 Birch St.,

(828) 350-2066. Dating back to the early 1800s, this is the final resting place for many of Asheville’s most famous sons and daughters, including writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Unusual monuments and mausoleums amid massive oaks and pine trees. ashevilleparks.org 283 Victoria Rd., (828) 253-9231. This restored antebellum mansion is the oldest surviving house in Asheville. The museum features history exhibits, period rooms decorated with furnishings from 1840-1900 and grounds designed by the renowned Olmsted brothers. wnchistory.org

Watauga River, Shawneehaw Ave.,

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
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(800) 789-3343. Whitewater rafting and canoeing on the scenic Watauga River.

Barnardsville
Local information: Asheville CVB Advertising Partner, p. 1 navitat Canopy Adventures, 242 Poverty
Branch Rd., (828) 626-3700. Fast, smooth ziplines stretch high above the forest floor; artfully crafted platforms nest seamlessly in large, beautiful native trees; and sky bridges span forest sections teeming with life. navitat.com

Smith-Mcdowell house Museum,

A National Heritage Area is something to treasure. The ancient mountains and foothills of North Carolina, and the cultural traditions of the people have been honored with a special designation: the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Come. Discover why …

(828) 298-5330 www.blueridgeheritage.com

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The Blowing Rock, US 321 S. & Rock Rd., (828) 295-7111. Beautiful scenic walk overlooking John’s River Gorge. Observation tower, gardens, small garden waterfall and unique gift shops. Come visit and learn about the legend of the Indian lovers. theblowingrock.com Julian Price Memorial Park and Campground, Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP 297, Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway, 278 Shoppes on the Pkwy. Rd., (828) 295-4444. Buy direct from more than 30 brand-name manufacturer and designer outlet stores. tangeroutlet.com Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad
Ln., US 321, (800) 526-5740. Family theme park with a 3-mile train ride, crafts, live entertainment, country fair rides and a petting zoo. tweetsie.com

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, 4416 NC Hwy. 105 S., (828) 963-4367. More than 40 different minerals may be found at our mine, and gemstone-quality ore is guaranteed in every bucket. foggymountaingems.com Horn in the West Outdoor drama, 591 Horn in the West Dr., (828) 264-2120. For more than 50 years, this historical outdoor drama has followed frontiersman Daniel Boone and his band of mountain settlers as they struggle against the British militia. Summer performances, except Mondays. horninthewest.com Turchin Center for the Visual Arts,
423 W. King St., (828) 262-3017. The largest visual arts center in the region. Exhibits focus on a blend of new and historically important artwork and feature works of nationally and internationally renowned artists, as well as many of the finest artists of the region. turchincenter.org

(828) 963-5911. Part of the largest developed area along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The park offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including camping (primitive only), hiking, boating (no power or sailboats) and fishing. Interpretive programs available through the Park Service. Of particular interest is the Price Lake Loop Trail. nps.gov/blri

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Boomer
Local information: Wilkes C of C Cerminaro Vineyard, 4399 Wilkesboro
Blvd., (828) 754-9306. Our red wines are Merlot, Sangiovese, Chancellor, DeChaunac, Leon Millot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and St. Vincent. Whites are Seyval Blanc, Vignoles, Vidal Blanc, Cauyuga White and Riesling. cerminarovineyard.com

Moses h. Cone Memorial Park, 2282

Blue Ridge Pkwy., MP 294, (828) 295-3782. This federal park, which is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers 3,600 acres of forests, meadows and wildflowers; a bass lake and trout lake; 26 miles of carriage roads for walking/horseback riding; and the Parkway Craft Center (southernhighlandguild.org/parkwaycraft.html). The Cone home, Flat Top Manor, is on the National Register of Historic Places. nps.gov/blri

Boone
Local information: Boone Area Tourism/ Watauga County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 110 daniel Boone native Gardens, 651 Horn in the West Dr., (828) 264-6390. The gardens feature a collection of North American native plant material in an informal landscape design, along with an authentic log cabin that once belonged to the Boone family. Self-guided tours with gardeners on duty. danielboonegardens.org

Brasstown
Local information: Cherokee County C of C Advertising Partner, p. 60 John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Rd., (800) 365-5724. Nation’s oldest folk school, since 1925. Crafts, music, dance and other mountain traditions in one-week or weekend classes. Craft shop. folkschool.org

(828) 264-2792. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this fun-filled area. The Mystery House has an unexplained and unusual gravitational pull. The Hall of Mystery includes more than 40 mind-bending puzzles, hands-on experiments and illusions. The Appalachian Heritage Museum, a home built in 1903, contains authentic turn-of-the-century decor where visitors learn how mountain families lived in the early 1900s. With more than 50,000 artifacts, the Native American Artifacts Museum houses an extensive collection of American Indian artifacts. mysteryhill-nc.com

Mystery hill – heritage & native Artifact Museums, 129 Mystery Hill Ln.,

Brevard
Local information: Brevard/Transylvania County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 54 historic district – heart of Brevard, 175 E. Main St., Ste. 200, (828) 884-3278. Most of the storefronts in Brevard’s downtown area are historic, and many have been restored to recapture the town’s charming atmosphere. You’ll appreciate a downtown that has retained its cultural heritage while still being smartly up-to-date. brevardnc.org Land of the Waterfalls, Transylvania County, (800) 648-4523. There are more than 250 scenic waterfalls in Transylvania County, many of which are easily accessible to the public. visitwaterfalls.com Silvermont Mansion, E. Main St., (828) 884-3156. Built in 1902 by Joseph and Elizabeth Silversteen, this 33-room Colonial Revival mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Transylvania heritage Museum,
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189 W. Main St., (828) 884-2347. Museum of the history of Transylvania County.

North Carolina’s original family theme park where families can explore their imaginations. Be a cowboy, cowgirl or train engineer. Hop aboard a historic steam locomotive for a funfilled Wild West journey. Pan for gold, visit deer and goats in The Deer Park. Enjoy amusement rides, good food, shopping and live entertainment. Located in Blowing Rock, NC.

Bryson City
Splash down in Transylvania County and Brevard, NC. Explore more than 250 waterfalls, three enchanting forests and the town of Brevard, chosen one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel. Call for our free travel planner and waterfall guide today.

Local information: Swain County C of C Advertising Partner, inside front cover Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting, 12121 Hwy. 19 W., (800) 468-7238.
Choose guide-in-boat, guide-assisted or non-guided whitewater rafting trips on the popular, scenic Nantahala River. Inflatable funyak/ducky rentals. Combine rafting with gemstone mining, horseback riding and mountain biking. carolinaoutfitters.com

(800) 526-5740 www.tweetsie.com

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,
Bryson City Depot, (800) 872-4681. Journey across fertile valleys and through river gorges during a 4- to 4.5-hour round-trip excursion in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains with a wide array of ever-changing vegetation, fantastic landscapes and whitewater scenes. gsmr.com

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Advertising Partner, inside front cover nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, 10345 Hwy. 19 S., (877) 398-6222. Eleven zip stations and five sky bridges combine for more than half a mile of high-flying fun on this adventurous activity. Experience the excitement and beauty of sailing through the air among the trees. nantahalagorgecanopytours.com nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine, 11900 US

19/74 W., (828) 488-3854. A favorite activity in the area for all ages. Professional gem stone consultation available on-site. Rain or shine (we have a covered sluice).

nantahala Outdoor Center, 13077 Hwy. 19 W., (800) 232-7238. Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater rafting trips and all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction on the French Broad, Nolichucky and Nantahala rivers. We also offer mountain biking trips. noc.com Smoky Mountain Jet Boats, 22 Needmore Rd., (888) 900-9091. Exciting jet-boat rides on Lake Fontana, a wilderness lake, or combine with a Forney Creek hike. needmore.com Wildwater, Ltd., 10345 Hwy. 19 W., (800)
451-9972. Fully guided, guide-assisted and rental trips available. A family-owned business since 1971, Wildwater runs on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Big Pigeon and Chattooga rivers. Also offers scenic Jeep tours. wildwaterrafting.com

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Local information: yancey County/ Burnsville C of C Black Mountain/South Toe Basin, US 19
Bypass, (828) 682-6146. Facilities include two recreation areas with camping, picnicking, hiking and wild trout fishing, plus swimming and tubing. Most trails lead from the river valley to ridge top of the Black Mountains, the highest range in the East.

Mount Mitchell State Park, 2388 State

Hwy. 128, (828) 675-4611. The highest peak (6,684 feet) in the eastern United States. Cool climate and easy access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Restaurant, tent camping area, museum and picnic area, and hiking trails connect to the Pisgah National Forest. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/momi/main.php W. Main St., (828) 678-9587. Housed in the historic John Wesley McElroy House, which was headquarters for the North Carolina Home Guard during the Civil War. Today, the facility highlights traditional mountain culture and the fascinating local history of Burnsville.

Museum of yancey County history,

nolichucky River, US 19 Bypass, (828) 682-6146. This free-flowing river runs through the Pisgah National Forest and pours through one of the deepest canyons in the East, creating challenging whitewater rafting.

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Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo, US 19,

(800) 648-7268. Offers family fun with a Christmas theme. In addition to rides, visit Santa and his elves, browse through specialty shops and see craftsmen at work. Open May through October. santaslandnc.com

Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine, Hwy. 441 N., (828) 497-6574. Find beautiful emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, garnets, topaz and more at Cherokee’s first, finest and largest gem mine. We will cut, polish and set your stones. Open March through November. smgrm.com Unto These Hills Outdoor drama, US 441 at Drama Rd., (866) 554-4557. On stage for more than 50 years, this spectacular outdoor drama portrays the history of the Cherokee Indians from 1540 to present-day Cherokee. In 2006, the performance was updated to convey a more culturally authentic, historically accurate, Cherokee-centered experience. Summer, nightly except Sundays. cherokee-nc.com./unto_these_main.php? Advertising Partner, p. 55

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Canton
Local information: haywood County TdA Advertising Partner, inside front cover Canton Area historical Museum, 36 Park
St., (828) 646-3412. This mountain heritage museum offers displays, artifacts, records and pictures of the settlement of Canton and the Pigeon River area. Glimpse the past and aspects of early life on the land where the Cherokee Indians hunted and fished.

44 digital table games. Must be 21 or older to enter gaming area; photo ID required. harrahs. com/casinos/harrahs-cherokee/hotel-casino/ property-home.shtml

Chimney Rock
Local information: Rutherford County TdA Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St., (800) 277-9611. Enjoy

Mountain Farm Museum, 150 US 441 N.,

(828) 497-1900. A collection of 10 historic farm buildings, gathered from throughout the Great Smoky Mountains, forms an open-air museum.

Cedar Mountain
Local information: Brevard/Transylvania County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 54
Henderson counties, (828) 877-6527. More than 10,000 acres of forest feature numerous waterfalls, including High Falls, Triple Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Open to hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. dupontforest.com

Museum of the Cherokee indian, Drama Rd. & Hwy. 441, (828) 497-3481. Combines technology (computer-generated images, holographic imaging, specialty lighting and audio) with a solid artifact collection. A multisensory trip through Cherokee history. cherokee-nc.com/museum_intro.php Advertising Partner, p. 55 Oconaluftee indian Village, US 441 at

spectacular 75-mile views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge from atop Chimney Rock. Our 26-story elevator makes the views accessible to all. Discover trails to 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls through amazing rock formations or paths just for kids with interactive stops. Currently, Chimney Rock is the only public access within Chimney Rock State Park, but a master plan is in development. chimneyrockpark.com

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Glass Feather Studio & Gardens, 200

Drama Rd., (828) 497-2111. Re-creation of an authentic 18th-century Indian community. Cherokee artisans and guides demonstrate and explain the arts and crafts, lifestyle and culture of their ancestors. Replicas of Cherokee homes, council house and squareground of the 1750 period. cherokee-nc.com

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, 397 Main St., (828) 625-5524. Pan for gold and gemstones in a clean, comfortable atmosphere. A guaranteed find for everyone, and a wonderful experience for the whole family. chimneyrockgemmine.com

Columbus
Local information: First Peak VC – Polk County T & T Green Creek Winery, 413 Gilbert Rd., (828) 863-2182. We believe wine is an essential part of gracious living, so we invite you to enjoy our tasting room and winery. Sip wine on our patio, and enjoy the vineyard and distant mountain vistas. Polk County history Museum, 60 Walker St., (800) 440-7848. Explore Polk County’s past, including an early 1800s stagecoach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, home setting, doctor’s office, beauty parlor and many pictures from the past. Shunkawauken Falls, White Oak Mountain
Rd., (800) 440-7848. The winding road crosses the falls in two places for easy drive-by viewing. No parking or walking along the road. firstpeaknc.com

Glass Feather Dr., off Reasonover Rd., (877) 528-8457. A unique destination featuring the Travis Collection of kiln-fired fused glass. See the artists at work April through December. glassfeather.com

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Oconaluftee River, (800) 438-1601. Enjoy

Cherokee
Local information: Cherokee indian Reservation – Cherokee WC Advertising Partner, inside front cover and p. 55 Cherokee heritage Museum, Big Cove
Rd. – Saunookes, (828) 497-3211. Highlights Cherokee’s past through displays of art and cultural items, such as masks, crystals, the uketena and more. Includes gallery with American Indian crafts and art. Open daily April through November.

an easy canoe trip down the river or a picnic at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in the downtown area. The park features a walking trail highlighted by a Talking Tree that informs visitors about the tree’s uses and significance to the Cherokee culture. cherokee-nc.com N., (828) 497-3103. The oldest and leading American Indian Arts cooperative in the United States. Arts and crafts produced by members grace the collections of museums and collectors worldwide, and the private homes of visitors of Cherokee. The arts available include – but certainly are not limited to – sculpture in both wood and stone, basketry, pottery, weaving and beadwork, traditional toys, weapons and musical instruments.

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Hwy. 441

harrah’s Cherokee Casino, 777 Casino Dr., US 19 & 441 Business, (800) 427-7247. Offers 88,000 square feet of gaming area, including 8,000 square feet of tobacco-free gaming area, 3,800 video-based machines and

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Connelly Springs
Local information: Burke County TdA
Mountains State Park Ave., (828) 433-4772. Approximately 14 miles of trout streams and 48 miles of trails designated for mountain biking, equestrian and hiking activities. Features the High Shoals Falls on the Jacob’s Fork River, a torrent of water that falls approximately 80 feet over a cliff of bare rock. Free; fee for camping. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/somo/main.php

Flat Rock
Local information: henderson County T&T Carl Sandburg home national historic Site – Connemara, 81 Carl Sandburg Ln.,
(828) 693-4178. Carl Sandburg – American poet, historian, author and lecturer – spent the final 22 years of his life at his estate, Connemara. Today, this National Historic Site offers keen insight regarding Sandburg, his family and their 264-acre working farm. nps.gov/carl

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South

Scottish Tartans Museum, 86 E. Main St., (828) 524-7472. The museum contains the official registry of all publicly known tartans and is the American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society in Edinburgh, Scotland. scottishtartans.org Wilderness Taxidermy, 5040 Highlands Rd., (828) 524-3677. Our modern, 6,000square-foot studio with a combined work area, museum and wildlife art gallery offers you the opportunity to view hundreds of unique specimens from around the world. wildernesstaxidermy.com

Crossnore
Local information: Avery County C of C
(800) 557-4305. Home of the beautiful Suffer, the Little Children, a fresco by renowned artist Ben Long, which tells the story of how Jesus received the children as the crowds surrounded him. The outdoor drama Miracle on the Mountain tells the story of the school with performances on weekends in late July and early August. crossnoreschool.org

Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy.,

The Crossnore School, 100 D.A.R. Dr.,

(828) 693-0731. The state theater of North Carolina provides top-quality entertainment for the entire family. The season runs from May through December annually and includes Broadway musicals, comedies, drama and theater for young people. flatrockplayhouse.org

Glen Alpine
Local information: Burke County TdA Lake James Cellars, 204 E. Main St. (US Hwy. 70), (828) 584-4551. A family-owned winery located in the North Carolina foothills. Come and relax in our restored 1915 building and taste the magnificent flavors of our fine wines. lakejamescellars.com

Cullowhee
Local information: Cashiers Area C of C Judaculla Rock, Judaculla Rock Rd.,
(800) 962-1911. Huge boulder with unexplained hieroglyphics said to be carved by Indians.

historic district – Flat Rock, Hwy. 25 S./ Greenville Hwy., (828) 693-9708. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Flat Rock began about a century and a half ago with large summer estates built in the English manner by affluent Charlestonians, Europeans and prominent plantation owners of the South’s Lowcountry. historicflatrock.org

Glendale Springs
Local information: Ashe County C of C Churches of the Frescoes-holy Trinity Church, 120 Glendale Springs Rd., (336)
877-3607. Features the fresco of The Lord’s Supper by North Carolina native Ben Long. Holy Trinity dates to the early 1900s. Other works include Jeffrey Mims’ fresco of Christ’s Departure. ashefrescoes.org

Fontana Dam
Local information: Graham County TTA Advertising Partner, inside front cover Fontana dam, Hwy. 28, (800) 467-1388. The largest dam east of the Mississippi was constructed during the early 1940s to supply electricity to fuel the war efforts during World War II. westernncattractions.com

Mountain heritage Center, Western Carolina University, 150 H. F. Robinson Admin. Bldg., (828) 227-7129. Details the 18th-century migration of the Scots-Irish to the New World, where they settled across western North Carolina. The museum celebrates the rich heritage of the southern Appalachian region with traveling exhibitions, educational programs and demonstrations. wcu.edu/mhc

Hendersonville
Local information: henderson County T&T henderson County heritage Museum,
1 Historic Courthouse Sq., (828) 694-1619. Housed in the historic courthouse, you’ll find artifacts, collections, demonstrations, performances and other exhibitions relating to the area’s culture, heritage and stories. hendersoncountymuseum.org

Foscoe
Local information: Boone Area Tourism/ Watauga County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 110 Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, 225 Vineyard Ln., (828) 963-2400. Mountain-side vineyard at the base of Grandfather Mountain, right on the Watauga River. At the bottom of the vineyard is a tasting room and winery. It’s a wonderful place for a lazy afternoon or a group outing. grandfathervineyard.com

Ennice
Local information: Alleghany County C of C
217.5, (800) 372-5473. Site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway first began and is still a favorite destination for visitors. The mixture of lush woodlands and open fields, housing a variety of birds and other wildlife, is ideal for leisurely walks or a more demanding hike to nearby Gully Creek. Visitors center. virtualblueridge.com/parkway_tour/ VisitorCenters/217_0/index.asp

Cumberland knob, Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP

historic hendersonville, 401 N. Main St.,

Ste. 302, (828) 697-2022. Features a serpentine street lined with trees, floral planters, thriving shops, historic depot and curb market. downtownhendersonville.org

Franklin
Local information: Franklin C of C Advertising Partner, inside front cover Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum,
25 Phillips St., (828) 369-7831. Featuring the area’s most comprehensive collection of native gems and minerals, plus displays from all around the world. Be sure to visit the popular fluorescent room. fgmm.org (800) 713-7767. Come for a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family. Mine in our new and improved covered flume – rain or shine. Professional cutting and mounting available. goldcityamusement.com

Ferguson
Local information: Wilkes C of C Whippoorwill Village, 11928 NC Hwy. 268
W., (336) 973-3237. Explore the Chapel of Peace, an 1864 Yadkin River jail, an 1880 schoolhouse, blacksmith shop with a weaving room displaying an antique loom, and a good ol’ country store as well. Also, a replica of Daniel Boone’s home (c.1760). explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php

historic Johnson Farm, 3346 Haywood Rd., (828) 891-6585. This late 19th-century tobacco farm and early 20th-century tourist retreat is operated year round as a heritage education center and farm museum. More than 15 acres with nature trails, forests and streams. co.henderson.k12.nc.us/teachers/ johnsonfarm-web holmes Educational State Forest, 1299 Crab Creek Rd., (828) 692-0100. A managed forest designed to promote better understanding of the value of forests through exhibits, audio stations (Talking Trees), signs and ranger-conducted classes. Picnic areas and hiking trails available. Mineral and Lapidary Museum of henderson County, 400 N. Main St.,

Gold City Gem Mine, 9410 Sylva Rd.,

Macon County historical Museum,

36 W. Main St., (828) 524-9758. Displays on education, the Civil War, early medicine, textiles and photographs. Reference library for genealogy research. maconnchistorical.org

(828) 698-1977. Displays include North Carolina minerals, dinosaur egg cluster, English minerals, fluorescent minerals, geodes, petrified wood and large logs, plus Cullinan Diamond replicas. mineralmuseum.org

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Western north Carolina Air Museum, Whiteside Mountain, Whiteside Mountain Rd., (800) 962-1911. Named for its sheer, white cliffs, this mountain rises more than 2,100 feet above the Nantahala National Forest. A national recreation trail, making a 2-mile loop, winds to the 4,930-foot summit. highlandschamber.org

1340 Gilbert St., (828) 698-2482. Home of a unique collection of airplanes and memorabilia celebrating the Golden Age of General Aviation. Located adjacent to the Hendersonville airport, you can chat with owners of aircraft or watch these vintage machines in action. wncairmuseum.com

Hudson
Local information: Caldwell County VC Advertising Partner, p. 58 Sullivan Estate Vineyard & Winery,
4040 James Dr., (828) 728-5099. We welcome you to share the sweet, fruity aromas of our grape and berry wines. The vineyards are planted in native red and white Muscadine grapes. To suit a variety of palates, we offer both dry and sweet in each of our wines. Enjoy the Old World feel of the winery with its tapestry ceilings as you enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. tudorhousewine.com

Wolfe’s Angel, Oakdale Cemetery, US 64

W., (800) 828-4244. Author Thomas Wolfe’s first novel, Look Homeward, Angel, constantly references an angel statue imported from Italy. This was one of the statues Wolfe’s father sold from the porch of his tombstone shop in Asheville. historichendersonville.org

Hildebran
Local information: Burke County TdA Raintree Cellars Winery, 3813 Sain Ave.,
(828) 397-5643. Come visit our winery and taste what others have come to know. We have quality wines, and are always experimenting with new and different wines to commemorate holidays and seasons of the year. raintreecellars.com

Highlands
Local information: highlands VC & C of C Advertising Partner, p. 58
throughout the county, (828) 526-2114. Bridal Veil Falls, located at US 64/28 West, cascades 120 feet over the highway. Cars can drive under the waterfall. Dry Falls, also at US 64/28 West, is a 75-foot waterfall that visitors can walk behind. Glen Falls, at Highway 106 South, is a series of three large falls, dropping approximately 60 feet each. highlandschamber.org

Jefferson
Local information: Ashe County C of C Mount Jefferson State natural Area,
1481 Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd., (336) 246-9653. Broaden your horizons with scenic vistas and colorful displays of mountain flora. You can see forever on a clear day. Stroll the short nature trail through the magnificent forest, a National Natural Landmark. ncparks.gov

highlands Area Waterfalls, Located

Hot Springs
Local information: hot Springs TA historic district – hot Springs, Hot Springs Tourism Association. Once a mecca for wealthy Southerners attracted by the hot natural springs and cool mountain air, today the town is a way station for hikers and a magnet for people who want to experience the therapeutic value and healing power of the springs. hotspringsnc.org

an outstanding collection of antique cut and engraved glass made in America between 1876 and 1916, which is known as the American Brilliant Period.

Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass, Chestnut St., (828) 526-3415. Features

new River State Park, 1477 Wagoner Access Rd., (336) 982-2587. Canoe more than 26 miles of the National Wild and Scenic South Fork of the New River. Three access points, primitive camping, fishing, hiking, mountain scenery and wildlife. Picnic areas with grills, one covered shelter and a community building. Canoe rentals from local outfitters for a fee. Free; fee for camping. ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/neri/main.php

Highlands
62459

• Awe-inspiring views • Towering waterfalls • Award-winning dining • Arts & theater • Unique shopping • Relaxation in its purest form

Hot Springs Resort & Spa
61599

World-famous natural hot mineral water • Outdoor private hot tubs for hourly rental – open year round • Massage, body treatments and esthetics • Suites & vacation home rentals • Campground/camping cabins

Sculpted by Nature. Crafted by Man.
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Experience the rush of streams carved by nature at the Wilson’s Creek Wilderness Area. Tap your toes to music in our historic downtown. Sense the power of sculpture on every corner. Enjoy it all where the High Country begins!

(866) 914-8406 www.highlandschamber.org

(828) 622-7676 www.nchotsprings.com

(828) 726-0616 www.explorecaldwell.com

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Lake Lure
Local information: Rutherford County TdA Beach at Lake Lure & Water Works,
2724 Memorial Hwy., (877) 386-4255. Relax under the sun, float on the water, build sand castles with your children or picnic with friends and family. Visit our water park, with soaking games, a waterslide, water cannons and water wars. Admission to the water park is included in the admission price of the beach. lakelure.com

Linville
Local information: Avery County C of C Grandfather Mountain, US 221 N., Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP 305, 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy., (800) 468-7325. Known for the 360-degree views from its Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather is a sanctuary where guests can come eye-to-eye with bears, cougars, otters, eagles and deer in natural habitats, learn about the natural world from entertaining guides, stroll gentle nature paths or hike craggy alpine trails. grandfather.com Advertising Partner, p. 52 Grandfather Mountain State Park,

Linville Caverns, 19929 Hwy. 221 N.,

(800) 419-0540. Natural limestone caverns feature spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations, underground stream and cave wildlife such as bats and large trout. linvillecaverns.com

Lucky Strike Gold & Gem Mine,

251 Lucky Strike Dr., (828) 738-4893. Pan for gold in a stream that was mined in the early 1800s or look for gemstones in our flumes. Dining and gift shop on-site. luckystrikegoldandgem.com

Lansing
Local information: Ashe County C of C new River Winery, 165 Piney Creek Rd.,
(336) 384-1213. Enjoy our outdoor patio bar or a tour of our production facility, as well as the Old Lansing School. newriverwinery.com

Mars Hill
Local information: Madison County TdA Rural Life Museum, Mars Hill College, (828) 689-1262. Museum on the Mars Hill College campus showing the history and culture of the southern Appalachian region and Madison County. mhc.edu/regional Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, 578 Valley View Cir., (800) 817-4111. Skiing serviced by two double lifts, two quads, a surface lift and magic carpet, 82 acres of ski terrain with 100 percent snowmaking capability, snow tubing, sledding and night skiing. Summer activities include mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and hiking. skiwolfridgenc.com Advertising Partner, p. 48

Laurel Springs
Local information: Alleghany County C of C Thistle Meadow Winery, 102 Thistle
Meadow, (800) 233-1505. Our wines are handcrafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality. With our own wide variety of wines – reds, whites and blushes ranging from sweet to dry – you’re sure to find a wine that matches your taste. thistlemeadowwinery.com

NC 105, (828) 737-9522. Encompassing 2,600 acres of the undeveloped backcountry of Grandfather Mountain. Located adjacent to the 50-year-old tourist attraction on 5,946-foot Grandfather Mountain, the park offers hikers free access to the peaks via a 12-mile network of alpine trails. Campsites and fire rings are available to campers who backpack. ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/grmo/main.php

Linville Falls
Local information: Avery County C of C Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, NC
1238, Kistler Memorial Hwy., (828) 652-2144. Covers more than 12,000 acres and boasts a healthy cross-section of wildlife. Rock formations such as Sitting Bear, Hawksbill, Table Rock, The Chimneys and Shortoff dot the Blue Ridge landscape. Hiking, camping, nature exploration and Linville Falls are some of the area attractions. cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

Marshall
Local information: Madison County TdA Madison County Courthouse, Main St.,
(828) 649-3031. This two-story Neo-Classical Revival brick structure was constructed in 1907 at a cost of $30,000. The cupola, a four-stage polygonal structure, is one of the most impressive courthouse cupolas in North Carolina. The conical roof, bearing clocks on its alternate faces, is capped by a lantern that serves as a pedestal for a statue of Blind Justice. visitmadisoncounty.com

Lenoir
Local information: Caldwell County VC Advertising Partner, p. 58 Caldwell heritage Museum, 112 Vaiden
St., (828) 758-4004. Artifactual photographic and demographic exhibits and displays depicting the history and heritage of Caldwell County. caldwellcochamber.org N.W., (828) 754-4660. We create and serve small batches of special wines that cater to the local tastes of our customers. Our carefully crafted wines, casual and friendly service, and cozy atmosphere bring the best of Lenoir to your wine tasting experience. carolinamistwinery.com

Little Switzerland
Local information: Mcdowell County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 115 Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Rd., (828) 765-6463. Outdoor gemstone mine and indoor heated flume, plus underground mine tours, displays of authentic mining equipment and heritage exhibits. emeraldvillage.com

Carolina Mist Winery, 129 Mulberry St.,

Moravian Falls
Local information: Wilkes C of C Perry Lowe Orchards, 8741 NC Hwy. 16 S., (336) 921-3123. Tours most days from midSeptember to early November. Enjoy apple time talk and a guided tour of the apple house and cooler, then head to our orchard for the apple tree maze and hayride, plus pick apples and pumpkins. perryloweorchards.com

Maggie valley
Local information: Maggie Valley CoC & Area VB Cataloochee Ski Area, 1080 Ski Lodge Rd., (800) 768-0285. Utilizing one of the most advanced snowmaking sytems in the Southeast on 16 lighted slopes, five lifts including three moving carpet lifts and six lanes of snow tubing fun. cataloochee.com Advertising Partner, p. 48 Wheels Through Time Museum,

Fort defiance, 1792 Fort Defiance Dr.,

(828) 758-1671. Built in 1792, home of Gen. William Lenoir, Revolutionary War hero. More than 300 pieces of original clothing and furnishings on display. fortdefiancenc.org

Tuttle Educational State Forest, 3420 Playmore Beach Rd., (828) 757-5608. Boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods, plus rolling terrain and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of wellmarked trails accented by exhibits and displays that explain the ecology of the managed forest. ncesf.org/TESF/home.htm 20 Miles of Furniture, 1909 Hickory Blvd., (800) 737-0782. A stretch of highway dominated by outlet stores showcasing exceptional prices and the finest selections from the industry’s leading furniture retailers. 20milesoffurniture.com

Morganton
Local information: Burke County TdA The Beanstalk Journey at Catawba Meadows, 220 Catawba Meadows Dr.,

62 Vintage Ln., (828) 926-6266. Featuring the world’s best collection of rare and vintage American motorcycles. Autos range from a rare Dusenberg Roadster to classic Cadillacs. wheelsthroughtime.com

Marion
Local information: Mcdowell County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 115 historic Carson house, 1805 US 70 W.,
(828) 724-4948. Built as a walnut log cabin in the early 1800s, this historic home is filled with unusual household and plantation artifacts. historiccarsonhouse.com

(828) 430-3440. Come fly away on the aerial adventures of a lifetime. Imagine an exhilarating network of 15 interconnected islands in the sky. You’ll be transported from one tree house to the next by a series of sky bridges and multiple ziplines. thebeanstalkjourney.com

historic district – Morganton, 102 E. Union St., (828) 438-5280. Self-guided walking or driving tour of National Register District. The Old Burke County Courthouse houses the Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Center. ci.morganton.nc.us

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history Museum of Burke County, Cherokee County historical Museum, 87 Peachtree St., (828) 837-6792. Reflects the life of the Cherokee Indian during the time of the Cherokee Nation and the removal along the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. Depicts the early life of the white man in Cherokee County. Doll collection. Fields of the Wood, Hwy. 294, (828) 494-7855. An entire mountainside displays the Ten Commandments written in stone at this 200-acre Bible park. fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com Valley River Vineyards, 4689 Martins Creek Rd., (828) 321-5333. A taste of southern Appalachia with a tasting room offering winery tours by appointment. valleyrivervineyards.com Penland School of Crafts – Penland Gallery, Conley Ridge Rd., (828) 765-6211.

201 W. Meeting St., (828) 437-1777. Tours are nonscripted and docent-led, giving the visitor a personalized perspective of the hundreds of artifacts on display. Visitors walk through room settings, becoming part of a doctor or dentist office, beauty shop, housewares or military display. thehistorymuseumofburke.org

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Penland Gallery offers a tour of the campus. This in-depth guided tour tells the history of the school and visits many of the working student artists. Reservations are required through the gallery. penland.org

624 S. Green St., (828) 438-5272. Restored to its 1916 appearance. Contains an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century railroad memorabilia, including a 100-piece collection of dining car tableware, a brass bell and a head lamp from the age of steam locomotives.

Morganton Railroad depot & Museum,

Pisgah Forest
Local information: Brevard/Transylvania County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 54 Allison-deaver house, NC 280, (828) 884-5137. This Federal and Greek Revival house, first built in 1815, has virtually remained unaltered for almost two centuries. With a mortise-and-tenon structure, the house has been revived as a house-restoration museum. preservingourpast.org Cradle of Forestry in America national historic Site, 1001 Pisgah Hwy.,

Quaker Meadows Plantation, St. Mary’s Church Rd., (828) 437-4104. The restored plantation home (c.1812) is available for docent-guided tours by appointment. Visitor center gardens. Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum,
Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave., (828) 438-6000. An exact replica of the late Sen. Ervin’s home library, it contains hundreds of books and treasures from his days as chairman of the Senate Watergate hearings in the 1970s. samervinlibrary.org

Nebo
Local information: Mcdowell County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 115
Lake James Rd., (828) 652-5047. Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Boat, water ski or fish in cool mountain waters, or take a walk and enjoy an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife along park trails. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/laja/main.php

Lake James State Park, 2785 Hwy. 126,

Murphy
Local information: Cherokee County C of C Advertising Partner, p. 60
(828) 837-9565. Spend time at our wine tasting room and on the beautiful veranda where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine.

(828) 877-3130. This unique historic site in the heart of Pisgah National Forest includes the Forest Discovery Center, with hands-on exhibits and an 18-minute film. Paved trails lead past historic cabins, a logging train and woods where the first forestry school in America operated in the early 1900s. Craftsmen, guided tours, helicopter simulator and interpretive programs. cradleofforestry.com

Cherokee Cellars Winery, 23 Hickory St.,

South Creek Vineyards and Winery,

2240 South Creek Rd., (828) 652-5729. Come taste our award-winning Bordeaux-style wines at our 100-year-old Italian Renaissance farmhouse. Meander through the vineyards, tour the winery, or just unwind and relax while sipping our wines. southcreekwinery.com

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd., (828) 877-4423. Mountain streams, where water and life begin, is the theme of this educational facility dedicated to exploring the wonders of North Carolina’s wildlife. Aquariums, 20-minute video, hands-on exhibits along a paved walkway, garden display, special programs, viewing and feeding of trout at the Pisgah Fish Hatchery, and gift shop. ncwildlife.org Sliding Rock, Pisgah Hwy., (828) 877-3265. You’re invited to take the plunge down a 60-foot slippery cascade into the 50- to 60-degree, 6-foot-deep pool. cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

old Fort
Local information: Mcdowell County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 115 Mountain Gateway Museum, 24 Water St., (828) 668-9259. Displays showcase mountain lifestyle and history from the earliest original inhabitants through the settlement period and into the 20th century. The site also houses two 1800s log cabins, an outdoor amphitheater and a picnic area along the banks of Mill Creek. ncmuseumofhistory.org/ osm/mgwGenInfo.html Old Fort Arrowhead Monument, Corner of Main St. & Hwy. 70 W., (888) 233-6111. In 1930, this 30-foot-tall granite arrowhead was dedicated to honor the peace between the pioneers and the American Indians. During the ceremony, chiefs of both Cherokee and Catawba tribes smoked a pipe of peace for the first time in history. mcdowellnc.org Old Fort Railroad Museum, 25 W. Main St., (888) 233-6111. Museum illustrates the impact of the railroad system on the region. Railroad and train exhibits, original tools, signal lights, furniture and signs are housed in the historic Old Fort Depot building, built in the 1890s. mcdowellnc.org

Plumtree
Local information: Avery County C of C Plumtree Canopy Tours, 913 Big Plumtree
Creek Rd., (828) 687-1411. More than just a 3-hour zipline experience. Enjoy 11 zips and four sky bridges over beautiful terrain. plumtreecanopytours.com

Purlear
Local information: Wilkes C of C Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, 1956 Rendezvous Mtn. Rd.,

Cherokee County
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• Murphy, Andrews & Brasstown • John C. Campbell Folk School • Hiwassee Lake • Benton MacKaye Trail • Dining & Shopping • Wineries

(336) 667-5072. The Talking Tree Trail features Talking Trees, each with a recorded message about itself, its site and the forest history. Forest Demonstration and Logging History Demonstration trails. ncesf.org/RMESF

Roaring Gap
Local information: Alleghany County C of C Stone Mountain State Park, 3042 Frank
Pkwy., (336) 957-8185. The park’s 13,500 acres include 17 miles of trout-fishing streams, rock climbing, hiking trails and waterfalls. ncparks. gov/visit/parks/stmo/main.php

Penland
(828) 837-2242 www.cherokeecountychamber.com
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Robbinsville
Local information: Graham County TTA Advertising Partner, inside front cover Cherohala Skyway, Hwy. 143 W., (800) 470-3790. Called a mini Blue Ridge Parkway, the skyway travels through some of the best scenery of the Cherokee and Nantahala national forests. Enjoy majestic views of nature, or picnic above the clouds at one of the many overlooks. grahamcountytravel.com Joyce kilmer Memorial Forest, Nantahala National Forest, (800) 470-3790. Ancient hardwood forest has been preserved as a tribute to the poet of Trees, who was killed in action during World War I. A 2-mile trail passes under enormous yellow poplars – some more than 100 feet high. grahamcountytravel.com Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail, Hwy. 143 Bus.,

Saluda
Local information: First Peak VC – Polk County T & T Green River, I-26 Exit 59, Green River Cove Rd., (800) 440-7848. Class I, II and III rapids make for great float trips and kayaking classes on the scenic Green River. Class IV rapids for advanced paddlers. firstpeaknc.com
(828) 749-3031. A 320-acre nature and wildlife preserve. Walking trail to base of 90-foot falls. Natural Heritage Site. pearsonsfalls.org

historic Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., (888) 765-9531. An Appalachian cultural and historical center that also features hayrides following the path of the Revolutionary War mountain soldiers, or storytelling hayrides about our part of the mountains. altapassorchard.com home of the Perfect Christmas Tree Store, 262 Oak Ave., (828) 765-0571. Based

Pearson’s Falls, 2748 Pearson’s Falls Rd.,

on the award-winning children’s book The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston, the store features locally made items, including pottery, weavings, jewelry, apparel, accessories and home decor. homeoftheperfectchristmastree.com

Sapphire
Local information: Brevard/Transylvania County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 54 Gorges State Park, Hwy. 281, (828) 966-9099. Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found here. Elevation rises some 2,000 feet in only 3-5 miles. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/gorg/main.php
(800) 533-8268. Excellent conditions for beginning and intermediate skiing and snowboarding. skisapphire.com

Museum of nC Minerals, Hwy. 226 & Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP 331, (828) 765-2761. Exhibits feature more than 300 varieties of minerals and gems found in North Carolina.

Sylva
Local information: Jackson County TdA Advertising Partner, inside front cover Tuckasegee River, (800) 962-1911. Canoeing
and funyak trips on gentle Class II whitewater.

(828) 479-4727. Honoring a prominent Cherokee leader, the museum features several large displays of American Indian artifacts, most of which were found in Graham County. Trail located next to the memorial includes plants and shrubs used by the Cherokee in the making of traditional medicine. junaluska.com

Sapphire Valley Ski Area, 4350 US 64 W.,

Thurmond
Local information: Wilkes C of C McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, 315 Thurmond Post Office Rd., (336) 874-3003. Relax on our porches with a glass of wine or cider, enjoy our gardens, or picnic under the shade trees. Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Merlot, Ring of Fire Red, Sparkling Niagara and Hard Cider. mcritchiewine.com Precious Alpaca Farm, 2930 S. Center
Church Rd., (336) 957-3581. Geared toward all ages, watch a video to educate yourself on the history of the Alpaca, from the origin to the differences in colors and breeds. Enjoy interacting with an Alpaca and observe demonstrations of weaving raw fibers. preciousalpaca.com

121 School House Rd., Hwy. 28, (828) 479-3364. Provides local artisans working studios that are open for the public to visit. The center is dedicated to preserving mountain traditions for generations to come. stecoahvalleycenter.com

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center,

Advertising Partner, p. 48

Seven Devils
Local information: Avery County C of C hawksnest Resort, 2058 Skyland Dr., (800)
822-4295. Year-round recreation opportunities. Home to the area’s largest snow tubing park. Try the zipline course – ride our 10 different cables, taking you through the trees, over creeks and even over snow tubers during the winter months. hawksnest-resort.com

Tail of the dragon, Hwy. 129 N.,

(828) 479-8400. One of the best places in the United States to test your skills and courage on a motorcycle or motor vehicle of your choice. There are 318 turns throughout 11 miles. tailofthedragon.com

Ronda
Local information: Wilkes C of C Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery,
450 Groce Rd., (336) 835-9463. Nestled in the Yadkin Valley region, this family-owned winery brings Old World charm to the Old North State. Known as Chianti in the Carolinas, Raffaldini currently produces five singlevarietal wines and four blends: Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Riserva and Montepulciano. raffaldini.com

Sparta
Local information: Alleghany County C of C Chateau Laurinda, 690 Reeves Ridge Rd.,
(800) 650-3236. Producing more than 30 flavors of wine and specializing in fresh-fruit wines, we pride ourselves in offering a wide selection, sure to please even the discriminating wine connoisseur. chateaulaurindavineyards.com

Todd
Local information: Ashe County C of C Elk knob State Park, 5564 Meat Camp Rd.
Enjoy a moderate trail hike up to the summit of Elk Knob. When the wildflowers are in bloom, you won’t find a more spectacular location to experience the wonders of nature. Plan to bring a picnic for a relaxing visit.

Rutherfordton
Local information: Rutherford County TdA Broad River Gems and Mining Co.,
218 River Landing, (828) 286-1220. Jewelry, gemstones, rocks, minerals and fossils. Museum area. On-site gem mining and fossil dig. broadrivergems.com

doughton Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy. MP

238.5-244.7, (336) 372-8877. This 7,000-acre park, the largest recreation area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers a lodge, campground, hiking trails and picnic areas. Includes the picturesque Brinegar Cabin and the Caudill Family Homestead, a dramatic exhibit of isolated mountain life. nps.gov/blri

Tryon
Local information: First Peak VC – Polk County T & T Foothills Equestrian nature Center (FEnCE), 3381 Hunting Country Rd.,

Providing an environment where children – from birth to 10 years old – and adults are given a unique opportunity to play, learn and create together. kidsenses.com

kidSenses Children’s interACTiVE Museum, 172 N. Main St., (828) 286-2120.

Spruce Pine
Local information: Mitchell County C of C & VC Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine, Hwy. 226 S., (828) 765-6130. As seen on The Learning Channel and the Travel Channel. Gem mine rain or shine under covered flumes. Jewelry and gift shops. Sands of Time Museum is free; fee to mine for gems. Open March through December. gemmountain.com

(828) 859-9021. A 320-acre nature education and recreation center offering 5 miles of hiking and riding trails, an equestrian center with stabling for 200 horses, and a variety of family-oriented nature education programs, outdoor concerts and more. fence.org

Rockhouse Vineyards, 1525 Turner Rd.,

(828) 863-2784. Beautiful country vineyard and winery with a unique rock house used as a tasting area. rockhousevineyards.com

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valdese
Local information: Valdese dept. of Tourism From This Day Forward Outdoor drama, N. Church St., Old Colony Players

vilas
Local information: Boone Area Tourism/ Watauga County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 110 dutch Creek Trails, 793 Rubin Walker Rd.,
(828) 297-7117. Enjoy wooded trails, old farm fields, valley views along Dutch Creek and Southern hospitality. Whether you are an experienced cowboy or a little green, our skilled staff and gentle horses make for a pleasant visit. dutchcreektrails.com

West Jefferson
Local information: Ashe County C of C Ashe County Cheese Co., 106 E. Main St., (336) 246-2501. In business since 1930. Watch cheese being made, then select your favorites from our cheese and gift shop. ashecountycheese.com Bluff Mountain nature Preserve, Edwards Rd., (336) 977-8405. The mountain’s unique geology, hydrology and ecology intertwine to create an unusual mixture of habitats and wildlife. nature.org/ wherewework/northamerica/states/ northcarolina/preserves/art5590.html Churches of the Frescoes – St. Mary’s,
Beaver Creek School Rd., (336) 877-3607. Created by native North Carolinian Ben Long. Mary, Great with Child, John the Baptist and The Mystery of Faith grace the sanctuary. Creations by Long’s students also line the walls of this early 20th-century church. churchofthefrescoes.com

Amphitheatre, (828) 879-2126. For more than 40 years, the story of the Waldensians has been told through music, dance and drama. The religious sect migrated from Italy to North Carolina in 1893 to establish a colony at Valdese. Fridays and Saturdays, July and August. oldcolonyplayers.com

Waldensian heritage Wines, 4940 Villar
Ln. N.E., (828) 879-3202. Experience wines crafted in the Waldensian tradition. Tours, tastings and sales are available Thursday through Sunday, or by appointment.

Waldensian Museum, 208 Rodoret St., (828) 874-1111. Historic museum that is a central repository for the many distinctively Waldensian artifacts relating to the founding and origin of the Town of Valdese. visitvaldese.com Waldensian Trail of Faith, 401 Church St., (800) 635-4778. This walk through history depicts the religious persecution and incredible faith of the Waldensians of northern Italy. Fourteen building replicas and monuments. Located next to Old Colony Players Amphitheater. waldensiantrailoffaith.org

Scream Time Zipline, 8483 US Hwy. 421, (828) 898-5404. Our regular tour consists of six ziplines, the shortest being longer than a football field at 450 feet and the longest at 800 feet. Add on the Super Zip, a 2,000-foot line, to zip over a mile of cable. screamtimezipline.com

Waynesville
Local information: haywood County TdA Advertising Partner, inside front cover Museum of north Carolina handicrafts, 49 Shelton St., (828) 452-1551.
Exhibit of heritage crafts includes wood carvings, bedding, pottery, china painting, handcrafted jewelry, Cherokee and Navaho artifacts, and furniture, all located in historic Shelton House.

historic West Jefferson, 1 S. Jefferson Ave., (866) 607-0093. A collection of Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, art deco and Moderne commercial, church and railroadrelated buildings that today are home to quaint shops, fine restaurants, local handcraft stores and one of the best collection of art galleries in the mountains. visitwestjefferson.org

valle Crucis
Local information: Boone Area Tourism/ Watauga County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 110
(828) 963-6511. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best remaining examples of an old country store. This historic landmark, in the heart of the state’s first rural historic district, has featured quality goods and traditional clothing since 1883. mastgeneralstore.com

Weaverville
Local information: Asheville CVB Advertising Partner, p. 1 Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State historic Site, 911 Reems Creek Rd.,

Wilkesboro
Local information: Wilkes C of C Frescoes at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. Cowles St., (336) 667-4231.

Mast General Store, Hwy. 194,

(828) 645-6706. Reconstructed birthplace of Zebulon B. Vance, Civil War governor of North Carolina. nchistoricsites.org/vance/vance.htm

Two frescoes painted by world-renowned artist Ben Long, depicting St. Paul the Apostle’s time of conversion and while writing the Epistles in prison. cacwilkes.org/frescos.htm

W. kerr Scott dam & Reservoir,

Advertising Partner, p. 110

499 Reservoir Rd., (336) 921-3390. In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this lake is an awesome scenic backdrop for any funfilled excursion. Camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, bird-watching, ranger-led trail tours and children’s activities. Experience the drama or concerts at the Forest Edge Amphitheater at Fort Hamby. saw.usace.army.mil/wkscott/index.htm

Wilkes Community College Gardens, 1328 S. Collegiate Dr., (336) 838-6100. Specialty gardens include the unique Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses, featuring Braille-labeled plants, sculptured music and alphabet walls, plus native, rose, Japanese and other gardens. Walking trail, children’s playground, duck pond and picnic areas. wilkescc.edu Wilkes heritage Museum, 100 E. Main St.,
(336) 667-3171. The museum tells the stories of American Indians, Moravian explorers, Revolutionary heroes, the Civil War, local industry, the birthplace of moonshine and stock-car racing, plus important historical figures such as Daniel Boone and the infamous Tom “Dooley” Dula. wilkesheritagemuseum.com

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American Tobacco Trail, (919) 560-4355. Bike, hike, walk and run along a route that runs through Chatham, Durham and Wake counties. triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM dan River, (336) 627-6270. More than 100
miles of scenic paddling and fishing amid towering cliffs, mountain laurel, flowering shrubs, fields and woodlands in Caswell, Rockingham and Stokes counties. Easy whitewater to a gentle float along a lazy river. danriver.org

Asheboro
Local information: heart of north Carolina VB Advertising Partner, p. 65

Albemarle
Local information: Stanly County CVB Badin Road drive-in Theater, 2411 Badin Rd., (704) 983-2900. Historic drive-in featuring newly released movies with fun and exciting games to play between show times. badinroaddrivein.com dennis Vineyards Winery, 24043 Endy
Rd., (704) 982-6090. This family-owned vineyard and winery employs classic winemaking techniques to produce awardwinning wines from Muscadine grapes. Wine tastings, tours and sales available. dennisvineyards.com

1170 US Hwy. 64 W., (336) 629-9564. One of the largest private collections of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the country. (336) 629-8105. Features more than 125 dealers in 35,000 square feet of space. collectorsantiquemall.com

American Classic Motorcycle Museum,

Collector’s Antique Mall, 211 Sunset Ave.,

haw, Rocky and deep Rivers,

(919) 542-8296. These picturesque rivers provide ideal scenic beauty along with canoeing, kayaking and rafting. visitpittsboro.com

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area,

(919) 362-0586. With its 13,900 acres in Wake and Chatham counties, the area offers boating, camping, fishing, swimming and a full-service commercial marina. It is the largest summertime home of the bald eagle in the eastern United States. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/jord/main.php than 500 miles of shoreline reaching into four counties, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. It offers recreation areas for boating, swimming, fishing and other water-based activities. duke-energy.com/lakes/facts-and-maps/ lake-norman.asp

Lake norman, (877) 722-3767. With more

Morrow Mountain State Park, 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd., (704) 982-4402. View the skeletal remains of a once-mighty range of peaks. Located along the Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery, Morrow Mountain features miles of mountain trails to wander on foot or horseback. Visit the historic Kron House, greenhouse and hospital of an early 19th-century physician. Camping and cabins available. Take a dip in the pool or a boat ride on the lake. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/momo/main.php Stanly County Museum, 245 E. Main St.,
(704) 986-3777. Permanent exhibit of the history of Stanly County. Tours of two local historic house museums: the Snuggs House (1873) and the Marks House (1847). stanlycountymuseum.com

north Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy., (800) 488-0444. Connect your life with wildlife as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast as you discover more than 1,100 animals, 40,000 plants and an extensive outdoor art collection situated along five miles of shaded pathways. nczoo.org Pisgah Covered Bridge, 6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd., (800) 626-2672. Explore one of North Carolina’s two remaining historic covered bridges that crosses the West Fork Branch of the Little River within the Uwharrie National Forest. Hiking trail, picnic tables and parking available. pisgahcoveredbridge.com Richland Creek ZipLine Canopy Tour,
2728 Fairview Farm Rd., (336) 629-9440. Zip through the forest along Richland Creek at the base of Purgatory Mountain on more than a mile of cable. Voted a Top 100 Adventure by Top 100 Expo. richlandcreekzipline.com

Bailey
Local information: Rocky Mount VB Country doctor Museum, 6629 Peele Rd.,
(252) 235-4165. Chartered in 1967 to honor the old family doctor, this museum consists of the restored offices of two country doctors who practiced from 1857-1887. countrydoctormuseum.org

Pee dee national Wildlife Refuge, (704) 694-4424. Almost 8,500 acres in Anson and Richmond counties support a broad range of wildlife species, including more than 180 bird, 49 amphibian and reptile, 28 mammal and 20 fish species. Specific times and areas for fishing and hunting. fws.gov/peedee Uwharrie national Forest, (910) 576-6391.
Covers 50,000 acres in parts of Randolph, Davidson and Montgomery counties. This forest has the scenic Uwharrie, Yadkin and Pee Dee rivers, as well as the Uwharrie Mountains. Various outdoor activities are permitted in the forest, including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping and water activities. Free; fee for camping and off-road vehicle permits, ATV trails. cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

Stony Mountain Vineyards, 26370 Mountain Ridge Rd., (704) 982-0922. Come have a glass of wine on our deck and share our panoramic view of the Uwharrie Mountains. Join us for wine tastings Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. We offer European and American varietals. stonymountainvineyards.com Uwharrie Vineyards, 28014 Austin Rd., (704) 982-9463. Come sample award-winning wines, tour our operations, relax in our rocking chairs and enjoy the afternoon. uwharrievineyards.com

Bear Creek
Local information: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB Southern Supreme Gourmet Specialties, 1699 Hoyt Scott Rd.,

Angier
Local information: dunn Area TA Gregory Vineyards, 275 Bowling Springs Dr., (919) 894-7700. Escape to a quiet country setting and enjoy a picturesque view of rolling hills, vineyards and spring-fed lakes. Take a tour of the vineyards or enjoy a wine tasting. gregoryvineyards.com

Aberdeen
Local information: Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area CVB Malcolm Blue Farm & Museum, 1177
Bethesda Rd., (910) 944-7558. Antebellum farm (c.1825) featuring a museum, restored farmhouse, gristmill and barns. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the North Carolina Civil War Trails. malcolmbluefarm.com

(336) 581-3141. What began in 1984 with a fruitcake recipe and a kitchen converted from a garage is now North Carolina’s largest producer of fruitcakes and a successful mail-order gourmet foods company. Tours of our showroom are available. southernsupreme.com

Belmont
Local information: Belmont TA Belmont Abbey historic district, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., (704) 461-6693. Catholic monastery and liberal arts college (oldest in the southeastern United States), Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Shrine (1891), Belmont Abbey Cathedral (1892), cemetery (1890) and academic library with an extensive rare-books collection. belmontabbeycollege.edu

Apex
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry
Rd., (919) 387-5760. Family-farm winery offering tastings and tours. A fun place to bring your whole family and enjoy the day strolling through the vineyards or having a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. cloerfamilyvineyards.com

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daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., (704) 825-4490. Located within 450 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie with spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk. dsbg.org Advertising Partner, inside back cover Sanders Ridge Vineyard, 2300 Sanders Ridge Ln., (336) 677-1700. Taste the flavor, unique character and heritage of the Yadkin Valley foothills through our carefully crafted, homegrown and locally influenced wine and foods. Enjoy our winery tasting room or take a stroll along our vineyard and nature trails. sandersridge.com Whistlestop Exhibit at Company Shops Station, 101 N. Main St., (336) 570-1444.
Includes a model of Company Shops that contains many little scenes of life in the late 1800s, including a photographer posing people for a picture, which can be seen in the upstairs mural. Enjoy the train fronts as they come through the engine house; they’re accurately re-created to capture the power and size of the rail industry’s iron horses. whistlestopncrr.com

Benson
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132
104 Main St., (919) 894-4261. The collection includes railroad memorabilia, antiques, quilts, and farming and hardware artifacts. townofbenson.com 50 S., (919) 207-0100. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and sample our wines in the tasting room. We currently produce 10 types of fruit wines, including Muscadine, bramble, apple and peach.

Burlington
Local information: Burlington/Alamance County CVB Alamance Battleground State historic Site, 5803 S. NC 62, (336) 227-4785. The site

Benson Museum of Local history,

Carthage
Local information: Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area CVB Carthage historical Museum,
202 Rockingham St., (910) 947-2331. Covering more than 200 years of area history, including items associated with the town’s past as the home of a renowned buggy factory.

Enoch Winery & Vineyard, 3735 NC Hwy.

where Royal Gov. William Tryon led the North Carolina militia against the Regulators in battle on May 16, 1771. Located on the grounds is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of those lived in by frontier people on the western fringes of the colony. A visitor center is located on-site and an audiovisual demonstration can be seen. alamancebattleground.nchistoricsites.org

Cary
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB hemlock Bluffs nature Preserve/ Stevens nature Center, 2616 Kildaire

Tucker Lake, 3025 Allen’s Crossroads Rd., (919) 894-6090. Experience a spring-fed lake with sandy beaches, beach volleyball, rope swings, 4 acres of shaded picnic area with grills, bathhouse, jungle gym playground and a 167-foot twisting and turning waterslide. tuckerslake.com

Alamance County historical Museum,

Bethania
Local information: Winston-Salem VC Advertising Partner, p. 84 historic district – Bethania, 5393 Ham Horton Ln., (336) 922-0434. Experience our heritage in North Carolina’s first planned Moravian community. Explore the restored 1790s Wolff-Moser House, 1894 Alpha Chapel, and enjoy a walk on the 1.5-mile Black Walnut Trail. townofbethania.org

4777 S. NC 62, (336) 226-8254. A 19th-century house/museum depicting the life of textile pioneer Edwin Michael Holt through period room settings, docent-hosted tours and an audiovisual presentation. Upper floor devoted to rotating and temporary exhibits such as Alamance County quilts, American Indian artifacts, traditional pottery, antique clothing, antique toys, 19th-century military artifacts and much more.

Farm Rd., (919) 387-5980. Featuring 150 acres along Swift Creek, with north-facing bluffs supporting vegetation more typical of the mountains, including Eastern Hemlocks. Educational exhibit hall. townofcary.org

Page-Walker Arts & history Center,

Historical Park Rd., (336) 570-6759. The original site of the Garrett farm dating back to 1830. Buildings have been restored to their original use. Livestock on the farm include sheep, goats, dairy and beef cattle, and draft mules. Demonstrations on farming techniques used at the turn of the century. alamance-nc.com

Cedarock historical Farm, 4242 Cedarock

119 Ambassador Loop, (919) 460-4963. The Page-Walker Hotel (c.1868) is a stunning example of Second Empire-style architecture. Today, the renovated hotel serves as a cultural center and features a museum and fine arts gallery. townofcary.org

Catawba
Local information: hickory Metro CVB Advertising Partner, p. 73 Murray’s Mill, 1489 Murray’s Mill Rd., (828) 465-0383. Turn-of-the-century gristmill featuring one of the largest waterwheels in the state, a general store and folk art museum. catawbahistory.org

Boiling Springs
Local information: Cleveland County Tourism Broad River Greenway, 2325 Riverside Dr., (704) 434-2357. Offering canoeing, tubing, fishing, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, horse trails, and educational/recreational workshops and seminars. broadrivergreenway.com

Conservators’ Center, 676 E. Hughes Mill Rd., (336) 421-0883. Look a tiger in the eye, thrill to the sound of lions calling to one another or howl with wolves. Experience our wildlife rescue, conservation breeding and retirement home. In addition to the largest collection of lions in the Southeast, others worth meeting include lemurs, servals, New Guinea singing dogs and binturongs. Tours by appointment only. conservatorscenter.org GlenMarie Vineyards and Winery,
1838 Johnson Rd., (336) 578-3938. Wine tasting costs a nominal fee and includes a souvenir wine glass and tastes of all our fine wines in our beautiful tasting room. glenmariewinery.com

Chapel Hill
Local information: Chapel hill/Orange County VB Advertising Partner, p. 122 Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., (919) 966-5736. This collection of 15,000 objects broadly covers the history of European painting and sculpture, including masters such as Rubens, Delacroix, Degas and Pissarro. It’s particularly strong in Asian and African art and works on paper, with some traditional North Carolina pottery and folk art. ackland.org Carolina Basketball Museum, 450
Skipper Bowles Dr., (919) 962-6000. Chronicles the history of UNC basketball and includes nearly 500 authentic artifacts, hundreds of photographs and videos of various players, coaches, championships and historic moments. The interactive museum is the first basketball-only museum for a university in the country. carolinabasketballmuseum.com

Boonville
Local information: yadkin County C of C Big Woods Zip Line & Canopy Tour,
2280 Sanders Ridge Ln., (336) 677-1509. Features 14 platforms with 12 cables up to 65 feet high in the trees, as well as a swinging bridge. Located on 150 of the most serene and secluded acres within the Yadkin Valley. bigwoodszipline.com

RagApple Lassie Vineyards,

3724 RagApple Lassie Ln., (866) 724-2775. You’re cordially invited to come hear our story, taste our award-winning wines, have lunch at the Back Door Cafe, savor a glass of wine on the patio, enjoy live music on Saturday or just relax in the wonderful ambiance. ragapplelassie.com

1910 dentzel Menagerie Carousel, S. Church St. & Main St., (336) 222-5030. Burlington’s restored carousel is the centerpiece of the 76-acre City Park. Built by the Dentzel Carousel Co., Burlington’s carousel has 46 hand-carved animals. There are only 14 Dentzel Menagerie Carousels remaining intact in the world. The Dentzel carvers were famous for their realism and attention to detail, which is evident by the facial expressions and muscle definition. burlingtonnc.gov Textile heritage Museum, 2406 Glencoe St., (336) 260-0038. Visitors will learn about the beginning of cotton mills, water power, railroads, weaving and knitting of cotton and synthetic fabrics, hosiery and fashions. textileheritagemuseum.org

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horace Williams house, 610 E. Rosemary St., (919) 942-7818. The only historic home open to the public in Chapel Hill. The west element or farmhouse (c.1840) retains its original pine floorboards, mantel and window surrounds. The house’s Octagon Room was built around 1855. The parlor and entrance hall, with noteworthy parquet ceilings, were built in the 1880s. chapelhillpreservation.com Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, 2832 Big Woods Rd., (919) 542-1154. Listen to the wind in the trees or hear the trees tell a story on the 3/4-mile Talking Tree Trail. View a variety of wildlife, including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers. ncesf.org/JLESF/home.htm kidzu Children’s Museum, University Sq.,
123 W. Franklin St., (919) 933-1455. A hands-on museum where children up to 8 years old and adults can safely discover, pretend and play to their hearts’ content. kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., (919) 962-1236.

Features a 68-foot planetarium dome with a full-dome digital video projection system, the NASA Digital Theater, exhibits, the UNC Visitor’s Center, art galleries, a rose garden and a massive sundial. moreheadplanetarium.org

north Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., (919) 962-0522. One of the largest natural botanical gardens in the Southeast consists of 600 acres of preserved land and includes nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, aquatics and herb plants. Collections of North Carolina and southeastern plants are arranged by habitats in simulated natural settings. Tours available. ncbg.unc.edu north Carolina Collection Gallery,
Wilson Library, South Rd., UNC-Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1172. Historic rooms and exhibit selections from this extensive holding of books, maps, photographs and museum objects. Historic rooms include the original library from Hayes Plantation in Edenton and the Sir Walter Raleigh rooms. lib.unc.edu/ncc/gallery.html

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Patterson’s Mill Country Store, 5109 Farrington Rd., (919) 493-8149. An authentic turn-of-the-century country store and doctor’s office/pharmacy. Features collections of mercantile and pharmaceutical Americana and tobacco-marketing memorabilia.

Charlotte
Local information: Charlotte Visitor info Center Advertising Partner, inside back cover Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420
S. Tryon St., (704) 353-9200. Dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th century European and American modern art. Cosmopolitan in nature and intimate in scale, the collection reflects most of the important art movements and schools from the 20th century, with a deep holding of the School of Paris after World War II. bechtler.org

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Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr., (704) 401-3200. State-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia displays and films, all designed to appeal to casual visitors, spiritual seekers and children. The complex includes the Graham family homeplace, a bookstore and dairy bar. billygrahamlibrary.org Advertising Partner, p. 4 Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd., I-77 Exit 90, (800) 888-4386. More than 50 world-class rides, shows and attractions, plus a 20-acre water park makes this one of the most popular family entertainment attractions in the Southeast. Open daily during the summer and weekends in the spring and fall. carowinds.com Advertising Partner, inside back cover Charlotte Museum of history/ hezekiah Alexander homesite, discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., (800) 935-0553. A $31.6 million renovation has filled our wondrous halls with all-new interactive exhibits and activities. As one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, we offer visitors the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, interactive and informal setting. discoveryplace.org Mcdowell nature Center & Preserve,

15222 York Rd., (704) 583-1284. Features live native animals, an interactive exhibit hall, plus information on the 1,108-acre preserve, with its wildlife, foliage and many recreational opportunities. parkandrec.com

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harvey B. Gantt Center for AfricanAmerican Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.,
(704) 547-3700. Located in the heart of the Charlotte Cultural Campus, we have three gallery exhibitions featuring the Hewitt Collection of African-American Art. ganttcenter.org

Mint Museum – Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd., (704) 337-2000. North Carolina’s first art museum and one of the leading museums in the Southeast, with holdings of art in American paintings, pre-Columbian art, regional crafts, historic costumes, African art and gold coins minted in Charlotte. mintmuseum.org nASCAR hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (704) 654-4400. A 150,000-square-foot, multifaceted, unique attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes a state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, restaurant, retail outlet, broadcast studio, artifact displays and interactive exhibits. nascarhall.com Advertising Partner, inside back cover Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St., (704) 432-4729. A one-of-a-kind indoor water park featuring a giant slide, lazy river, vortex pool and water playground. Countless ways to get soaked and have fun in 117,000 gallons of water. rayssplashplanet.com U.S. national Whitewater Center, I-85 S.

3500 Shamrock Dr., (704) 568-1774. This Revolutionary War-era home (c.1774) features nearly 15,000 artifacts, plus exhibits. charlottemuseum.org

Charlotte nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Rd., (800) 935-0553. Walk among free-flying butterflies, observe live animals, buzz around with insects or hang out in the natural world. Hands-on activities provide opportunities for structured learning and informal play for the young and old alike. charlottenaturemuseum.org Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Rd., (704) 357-1269. A stateowned, friendly market for fresh produce and meat products – from pork to beef, ostrich to emu – goat’s milk cheese, scrumptious baked goods, delectable jams and jellies, unique handmade crafts, goat’s milk soap, beautiful fresh-cut flowers and plants of every kind. ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte

historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., (704) 335-3325. Circa 1815, this is one of the few remaining examples of 19th-century Catawba River Valley plantations. Tours include the manor house, 8 acres of grounds and extensive gardens. historicrosedale.org imaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. Seventh St., (704) 973-2780.

Created specifically for kids and families, navigating the facility is intuitive, fun and an adventure at every turn. Featuring interactive games and exhibits. imaginon.org

Levine Museum of the new South,

200 E. Seventh St., (704) 333-1887. Interactive regional history museum features changing and traveling exhibits that offer a view of Charlotte’s past. People of all ages will find the hands-on history educational and entertaining. museumofthenewsouth.org

& I-485, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., (704) 391-3900. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center and challenge course, the park’s unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. usnwc.org

UnC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9201 University City Blvd., (704) 687-2364. Greenhouses and two outdoor gardens provide year-round interest. Highlights include a diverse orchid collection, native carnivorous plants, huge display of rhododendrons throughout the native garden and a unique winter garden. gardens.uncc.edu Victory Lane indoor karting Center, 2330 Tipton Dr., Ste. 100, (704) 377-3278. Come experience two custom racetracks: a NASCAR-style oval and a European-style road course. Pool tables and arcade. victorylanekarting.com

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Local information: Gaston County dept. of Tourism Advertising Partner, inside back cover C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, 111 N.
Mountain St., (704) 435-3072. Located in an old-style service station with 14 trucks dating back to 1927, the museum is a tribute to Carolina Freight and its founder, C. Grier Beam. beamtruckmuseum.com

Cherryville historical Muesum, 109 E.

Main St., (704) 435-4116. Contains exhibits that follow the history of Cherryville from the early 1800s to today, including one of the firstknown paintings of a bull for the American Tobacco Co., which promoted their Bull Durham brand of tobacco.

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Local information: hickory Metro CVB Advertising Partner, p. 73
of Claremont, Connor Park, (828) 465-0383. One of only two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina, the historic bridge spans Lyle’s Creek. Its 85-foot span was designed by well-known Civil War engineer Herman Haupt. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. catawbahistory.org

Concord
Local information: Cabarrus County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 66 Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum, 4545 Concord Pkwy. S.,

Cooleemee
Local information: davie County C of C Mill Village Museum, 14 Church St., (336) 284-6040. See firsthand what life was like in a Carolina cotton mill village. Early 1900s artifacts and rare photographs give a glimpse of the textile industry, which helped create the New South. textileheritage.org

Bunker hill Covered Bridge, Hwy. 70 east

(704) 788-9500. Stroll along fine motorcars. A fascinating collection of antique, classic and race cars. NASCAR and auto-related gift shop. backingupclassics.com

Clayton
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Clemmons Educational State Forest,
2411 Old US 70 W., (919) 553-5651. Listen to the Talking Trees and rocks weave tales about the forest; hike the demonstration trail to see natural resource management; explore our exhibit center; picnic, camp or join in on a ranger-conducted environmental education class. dfr.state.nc.us

Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, (704) 782-1600. The restored mill is filled with original milling equipment and artifacts. Step back in time, enjoy the antiques, and watch corn being ground into cornmeal and grits. bostgristmill.com Charlotte Motor Speedway,
5555 Concord Pkwy. S., (800) 455-3267. In addition to hosting numerous NASCAR races and other motorsports events at this 1.5-mile track, guided tours of the speedway are available, except during events. charlottemotorspeedway.com (704) 979-3000. More than 200 stores, including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers and unique specialty stores. A festive food court, theme restaurants and a 24-screen theater. concordmills.com

Cornelius
Local information: Visit Lake norman Advertising Partner, p. 68 Michael Waltrip Racing, 20310 Chartwell
Center Dr., (704) 897-5555. Houses three NASCAR Nextel Cup teams and one NASCAR Busch Series team. Fans are invited to tour the facility and see operations that are normally kept behind closed doors. See the complete car assembly and fabrication areas, as well as scheduled pit crew practices. michaelwaltripracing.com

Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd.,

Dallas
Local information: Gaston County dept. of Tourism Advertising Partner, inside back cover Gaston County Museum of Art and history, 131 W. Main St., (704) 922-7681.

Clemmons
Local information: Winston-Salem VC Advertising Partner, p. 84 Mrs. hanes’ hand-Made Moravian Cookies, 4643 Friedberg Church Rd.,

(888) 764-1402. See the largest handmadecookie company in the world! Every cookie is hand-rolled, hand-cut and hand-packed. See the entire process from mixing the dough to tasting the final product. Free tours given January through September. Special viewing area available. hanescookies.com

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 8500 Moreland Dr. N.W.,

(704) 662-9642. Race shop for Martin Truex, Jr. (#1), Aric Amirola (#8) and Juan Pablo Montoya (#42). Viewing area and gift shop. earnhardtganassi.com 4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd., (877) 467-4890. A must-stop for all stock-car racing fans, the museum contains Hendrick Motorsports’ most famous stock cars, sports car exhibits and championship trophy displays. Viewing areas for each Hendrick Motorsports race shop provide fans a unique behind-the-scenes peek as teams prepare cars for each race weekend. hendrickmotorsports.com

hendrick Motorsports Museum,

(336) 778-6300. Offers fishing on two stocked lakes, paddleboats and canoes, tennis courts, a large pool area, picnic shelters and rental venues, a beautiful historic arboretum, family playgrounds, extensive mountain biking trails and horseback rides. tanglewoodpark.org

Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Rd.,

Visitors to the c.1852 main building are invited to tour elegantly furnished period rooms; a hands-on parlor and furnished historic hotel rooms on the third floor; and changing exhibits which explore art, history and historic preservation. Carriage house includes the largest public collection of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs in the state. gastoncountymuseum.org

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Clinton
Local information: Clinton-Sampson C of C Sampson County history Museum, 313
Lisbon St., (910) 590-0007. Museum highlights include artifacts from the Revolutionary and Civil wars, WWI and II, the Vietnam and Gulf wars. African and American Indian culture, agricultural implements, history of Sampson County schools, historic exhibits of a country store, doctor’s and dentist’s offices, and much more. sampsonhmc.com

(704) 720-4600. Self-guided tour, including historical photos, trophies and race vehicles from the most memorable events in Roush Racing history. Sights and sounds can be seen and heard from inside the 80-seat theater. Browse through the store to find merchandise for your favorite driver. roushfenway.com

Roush Fenway Racing’s Team Shops, Museum, 4600 Roush Pl. N.W.,

Dallas, (704) 852-6025. Anchored by the classic Greek Revival architecture of the Old Gaston County courthouse (c.1848), the district includes the Gaston County Museum, the old jail and other buildings surrounding the courthouse square. gastoncountymuseum.org

Danbury
Local information: Stokes County hanging Rock State Park, 2015 Hanging
Rock Park Rd., (336) 593-8480. More than 18 miles of scenic views, swimming, canoeing, fishing in the 12-acre lake and 11 hiking trails. Located in the Sauratown Mountains. ncparks. gov/visit/parks/haro/main.php

Sam Bass Gallery, 6104 Performance Dr., (800) 556-5464. Showcases more than 300 pieces of art, including originals, limitededition prints and fine art posters by the motorsports artist. sambass.com

J.E. Priddy’s General Store, 2121

Colfax
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, 2914 Sandy Ridge Rd., (336) 605-9157. State-owned farmers market featuring local Piedmont fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, jams, honey, crafts and more. Make sure you visit the garden center and restaurant. triadfarmersmarket.com

Conover
Local information: hickory Metro CVB Advertising Partner, p. 73 Firefighters Museum of Catawba County, 3597 Herman Sipe Rd.,

Sheppard Mill Rd., (336) 593-8786. Built in 1888, this store is packed with some of everything from the past and present. Discover antiques, newtiques, old-fashioned candy favorites, overalls, groceries, hardware and more. priddysgeneralstore.com

Davidson
Local information: Visit Lake norman Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., (704) 894-2344. Features a permanent collection of artwork in addition to work from local to international artists, which changes every six weeks. www3.davidson.edu/cms/x14878.xml

(828) 466-0911. Equipment and photos dating back to the early 1900s are on display, including six fire trucks, the oldest of which is a 1936 American LaFrance Pumper.

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Tom Clark Museum, 131 N. Main St., (704) 894-6246. Experience the work of America’s most talented sculptor. With his wide variety of Cairn gnomes, there’s sure to be one that captures each human expression. Rockford General Store, Rockford Rd., (336) 374-5317. An original old-fashioned country general store that has been in operation since 1890. rockfordgeneralstore.com Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Ln.,
(336) 366-4724. Near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies this vineyard and winery of distinction. Tours and tastings are offered throughout the day, and visitors can enjoy exploring our scenic grounds. sheltonvineyards.com

Durham
Local information: durham CVB Bennett Place State historic Site,
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., (919) 383-4345. Site where Confederate Gen. Johnston surrendered to Union Gen. Sherman 17 days after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and ended the Civil War in the Carolinas. Reconstructed farmhouse, outbuildings, interpretive center and museum. nchistoricsites.org/bennett

Denton
Local information: Lexington VC & TA Toms Creek Farm & nursery, 6454
Old NC Hwy. 49, (336) 857-2131. Tour this fourth-generation working farm located in the Uwharrie mountain range, which provides vistas of 30 miles and more. The pristine stream and namesake of this farm was once panned by fortune hunters prior to the California gold rush. tomscreeknursery.com

Stony knoll Vineyards, 1143 Stony Knoll Rd., (336) 374-5752. We are lifted high on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains against a Carolina sun that creates a bouquet of aromatic wonders and pleasures. Stop by and try our wine. stonyknollvineyards.com

duke homestead State historic Site and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke

Denver
Local information: Lincolnton-Lincoln County C of C Sweet Vine Winery, 751D Hwy. 16, (704) 966-1030. An urban winery concept with an edge that became reality when founder Ken Baker decided to bring his love for homemade wine to the masses. sweetvinewinery.com

Dunn
Local information: dunn Area TA Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum & Chicora Cemetery, 3300 Hwy.

Homestead Rd., (919) 477-5498. National Historic Landmark features Duke family’s mid-1800s home. Tobacco barns, original factory and museum showcase tobacco history, production and pioneering marketing strategies. nchistoricsites.org/duke/duke.htm

Dobson
Local information: Greater Mount Airy C of C & VC
Ln., (336) 374-2621. Surrounded by more than 45 acres of grapes and a vision, we invite you to share in our dream with a tour. Visit our tasting room and experience the fruits of our labor. huttonwinery.com

82, (910) 891-5019. The Battle of Averasboro was the first deliberate, tactical resistance to the infamous march of Federal forces through Georgia and the Carolinas. Historic markers outline the events of the March 1865 military action that highlights a plantation home used as a Confederate hospital and the Chicora Cemetery where the battle’s dead are buried.

duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Dr., Duke University West Campus, (919) 681-9488. Neo-Gothic centerpiece of Duke University’s West Campus. Features a 5,200-pipe organ, 210-foot tower housing a 50-bell carillon and intricate stained-glass windows. chapel.duke.edu Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., (919) 383-1686. Bird-watching, boating/sailing, fishing, hiking, picnic shelter. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/enri/main.php Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., (919) 967-7700. Once a historic textile mill campus, now a creative arts hub featuring 35 artist studios that spill into a central artist-run gallery, plus unique dining, shopping and a live music venue. goldenbeltarts.com hayti heritage Center, 804 Old
Fayetteville St., (919) 683-1709. Once one of America’s most successful African-American marketplaces and neighborhoods, and named in admiration of the independent island nation. Features African-American works and artifacts, plus visual art display galleries. hayti.org

hutton Vineyards, 178 Hutton Vineyard

Named the Father of the American Airborne due to his relentless lobbying for the formation of Airborne divisions, the museum is in Lee’s mansion and traces his personal life and the growth of the Airborne divisions. generalleeairbornemuseum.org

General William C. Lee Airborne Museum, 209 W. Divine St., (910) 892-1947.

historic durham Athletic Park, 500 W. Corporation St., (919) 530-8400. This historic ballpark served as a major film location for the hit movie Bull Durham and was the original home of the Durham Bulls for more than 50 years. It now serves as a summer league ball field and hosts special events such as the renowned Bull Durham Blues Festival each year. durhamathleticpark.com historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy., (919) 620-0120. State historic site features 18th- and 19th-century buildings dedicated to preservation and African-American cultural historic studies. Once among the largest plantation holdings in the South. Barn and original slave quarters at Horton Grove provide insights into plantation life, society and culture. stagville.org Museum of Life + Science,
433 Murray Ave., (919) 220-5429. A 78-acre, 68,000-square-foot regional interactive science technology center. Includes Explore the Wild with black bears, red wolves and lemurs, aerospace exhibit and nature exhibits, culminating with the Magic Wings Butterfly House and Bayer CropScience Insectarium. ncmls.org

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Local information: Visit the yadkin Valley Brushy Mountain Winery, 125 W. Main St., (336) 835-1313. We have united artistry and carefully sourced grapes from the Yadkin Valley appellation to create wines of distinction, quality and character. brushymountainwine.com Carolina heritage Vineyard & Winery, 170 Heritage Vines Way, (336) 366-3301. This fertile, sun-soaked landscape is the perfect place for our grapes to grow unadulterated. Organically raised and handpicked, our variety of Muscadines and hybrid North American grapes produce naturally delicious wine for your table. carolinaheritagevineyards.com Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery, 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd., (336) 526-5119. Handcrafted with both native timbers and tradition, this is a rustic facility offering wines made from carefully tended estate vines expressing their ultimate potential. elkincreekvineyard.com Slightly Askew Winery, 913 N. Bridge St.,
(336) 835-2700. Not your typical winery, we offer wine from local juices and from some of the best wine regions around the world. The focus is on small batches of different types of wine. slightlyaskewwines.com

University Central Campus, (919) 684-5135. This 65,000-square-foot museum features galleries for Duke’s permanent collections and special exhibits, plus sculpture gardens. nasher.duke.edu

Housed in the restored Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad depot, the museum focuses on the history of transportation in Cumberland County from American Indian times to the present day.

Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum, 325 Franklin, (910) 433-1457.

Collections and temporary exhibitions of 19thand 20th-century African-American art. nccu. edu/visitors/art_museum/index.cfm

north Carolina Central University Art Museum, 1801 Fayetteville St., (919) 530-6211.

Jambbas Ranch, 5386 Tabor Church Rd.,

(910) 484-2798. See buffaloes, llamas, deer, elk, Watusi cows, sheep, ducks, swans and peacocks in a natural habitat. jambbas.com

Duke University West Campus, (919) 684-3698. There are 55 acres and 5 miles of walks and pathways of landscaped and woodland gardens that feature more than 2,000 kinds of plants. Includes Blomquist Garden of Native Plants and Asiatic Arboretum. sarahpdukegardens.org

Sarah P. duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.,

Market house, At Hay, Gillespie, Person &

Green streets, (910) 433-1457. This focal point of downtown Fayetteville was built in 1832 on the site of the old State House, which was destroyed by fire in 1831. Architecturally unique in North Carolina, this is one of the few structures in America to use this town hall-market scheme found in England.

Vineyards At Southpoint, 8913 NC Hwy.
751, (919) 544-6291. Come taste for yourself our elegant, handcrafted, award-winning, classical wines. vineyardsatsouthpoint.com

Museum of the Cape Fear historical Complex, 801 Arsenal Ave., (910) 486-1330.
Exhibits chronicle the history of southern North Carolina from American Indians to the 20th century. The 1897 E.A. Poe house examines the lifestyle of upper middle-class families from 1897-1917. Arsenal Park reveals the history of a Federal arsenal. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov

West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., (919) 471-1623. Features a reconstructed 1778 working gristmill, McCown-Magnum House built in the 1880s, Hugh Mangrum Museum of Photography, re-creation of a 19th-century blacksmith shop, hiking trails and amphitheater. Picnicking, hiking, rafting and canoeing. enoriver.org/eno/parks/westpoint/ westpoint.html

Ellerbe
Local information: Richmond County TdA Rankin Museum of American heritage, 131 W. Church St., (910) 652-6378. Rare and unique artifacts and specimens comprise the museum’s holdings of archaeology, paleontology, natural history and Early Americana. One of the best American Indian artifact collections in the state. Animal mounts from all over the world and an enormous fossil collection that spans 500 million years, from the Cambrian Period to the Pleistocene. Early Americana exhibits contain representations of 19th-century life in North Carolina. Antique farm tools, an operable loom and early musical instruments. rankinmuseum.com

(910) 488-8787. A 2.5-hour treetop tour with eight ziplines and three Indiana Jones canopy bridges. The course is designed for families with children and thrill-seekers alike. zipquest.com

ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, 533 Carvers Falls Rd.,

East Bend
Local information: yadkin County C of C
(336) 699-6030. A boutique-style, familyowned vineyard in the Yadkin Valley region, where premium grapes in small lots are producing fine wines. Offerings: Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sweet Native. cellar4201.com

Fort Bragg
Local information: Fayetteville Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 127 82nd Airborne division War Memorial Museum, C-6841 Ardennes St.,

Cellar 4201, 4201 Apperson Rd.,

divine Llama Vineyards, 4126 Divine

Llama Ln., (336) 699-2525. The tasting room, located in a rustic farmhouse, is nestled among 5 acres of vineyards and pastures for llama and miniature horses. Tours of the vineyard are available. Wines include Traminette, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. divinellamavineyards.com

(910) 432-3443. Houses the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1917 to the present, and features photographic exhibits, static displays, artifacts, a film and gift shop. 82ndairbornedivisionmuseum.com

Fayetteville
Local information: Fayetteville Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 127 Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd., (910) 643-2766.

Flint hill Vineyards, 2133 Flint Hill Rd., (336) 699-4455. A lovingly restored 1800s farmhouse that sits nestled among century-old oak trees serves as our tasting room. Come enjoy our wines on the porch, patio or picnic area. flinthillvineyards.com

streets, (910) 432-1533. Houses a collection of fascinating weapons, military art and cultural items from all over the world. Emphasis on special forces (Green Berets) and special operations. jfkwebstore.com

John F. kennedy Special Warfare Museum, Corner of Ardennes & Marion

Explores the 60-year history of airborne and special operations units through dramatic, life-size, imaginative exhibits and interactive displays. asomf.org

Four oaks
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Bentonville Battlefield State historic Site, 5466 Harper House Rd., (910) 594-0789.

Eden
Local information: Rockingham County TdA 3 Rivers Outfitters, 413 B Church St., (336)
627-6215. We’ll be happy to set you up with canoes or kayaks for your own day on the river. Shuttle service and equipment provided. 3-r-o.com

Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N.

Eastern Blvd., Business 95/US 301, (910) 486-0221. Includes an old farmhouse and heritage garden, perennial gardens, wildflowers, majestic oaks, nature trails and numerous species of native plants. capefearbg.org 116 Green St., (910) 829-9171. A place for children to explore their world the way they learn best – through creative role-playing and interaction with each other and the objects around them. fascinate-u.com

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum,

Home to the largest Civil War land battle to take place on North Carolina soil. Walk the fields where 80,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought. Tour the nearby Harper House, where wounded soldiers from both sides were treated. The museum houses many artifacts. bentonvillebattlefield. nchistoricsites.org

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howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, 6601 Devil’s Racetrack Rd., Grove Winery & Vineyards, 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd., (336) 584-4060. Award-winning estate vineyards and small, artisan winery. Italian, French and Spanish grapes thrive on the 44-acre farm’s beautiful sloping and mineral-rich land. Tasting fee includes souvenir logo glass. grovewinery.com

Goldston
Local information: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB historic district – Goldston, S. Bellevue & S. Main Sts., Off US 421, (919) 742-3333. Once a lumber railway and trading center, this is now a historic district that includes 15 buildings constructed between 1890 and 1935, in addition to a small park. A reminder of the railroad age of rOral North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. visitpittsboro.com

(919) 938-0115. A 2,856-acre outdoor classroom of mature bottomland hardwood forest, riverine swamps, natural sloughs and Cypress-Tupelo-Gum swamps. More than 30 miles of unpaved roads and trails. howellwoods.org

Fremont
Local information: Goldsboro Wayne County T & T Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State historic Site, 264 Governor Aycock
Rd., (919) 242-5581. Guided tours of the mid-19th-century boyhood home of North Carolina’s “Education Governor.” The site features the restored home, outbuildings, farmstead, a one-room schoolhouse and visitor center. nchistoricsites.org/aycock

Gold Hill
Local information: Salisbury-Rowan County CVB historic district – Gold hill, St. Stephen’s Church Rd., (704) 960-6457. The richest mining property east of the Mississippi. This was the message sent to England in the mid-1800s after gold was discovered here in 1824. Once a thriving, rough and rowdy mining town in the eastern part of Rowan County, the village is coming to life again. Visit the Rock Jail, Mauney’s 1840 Store and Museum, and the E.H. Montgomery Store. historicgoldhill.com Morgan Ridge Vineyards, 486 John
Morgan Rd., (704) 639-0911. Vineyard and winery striving for balance while producing the best wines possible from seven different varietals. Stop by our tasting room. morganridgevineyards.com

Graham
Local information: Burlington/Alamance County CVB Benjamin Vineyards & Winery,
6516 Whitney Rd., (336) 376-1080. Come visit our family-owned winery where the wines are barrel-fermented and receive individualized attention from the grape to the bottle. benjaminvineyards.com St., (336) 513-4773. The museum is the home for Graham Fire Department’s Engine 1, a 1930 Seagraves fire truck and other firefighting equipment. The museum has local pottery, weapons, military artifacts and other historical pieces that are related to the history of the citizens of Graham.

Garner
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB Rushhour karting, 5335 Raynor Rd.,
(919) 662-9101. Competitive go-kart racing in our 50,000-square-foot indoor facility featuring state-of-the-art European-designed Sodikarts racing at speeds of nearly 40 mph. rushhourkarting.com

Graham historical Museum, 135 W. Elm

Goldsboro
Local information: Goldsboro Wayne County T & T Cherry hospital Museum, 201 Stevens
Mill Rd., (919) 731-3417. Depicts the history of this psychiatric hospital opened in 1880 originally for the black mentally ill. Includes written documents, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts and a slide presentation. cherryhospital.org Old Mt. Olive Hwy., (919) 736-4423. Step back in time and take a walk in the footsteps of history. Come see where 15,000 soldiers fought a desperate battle in December 1862 at the Last Battle of Foster’s Raid. goldsboroughbridge.com

Gastonia
Local information: Gaston County dept. of Tourism Advertising Partner, inside back cover American Military Museum, 109 W. Second Ave., (704) 866-6068. Collections include uniforms, weapons, scale models, flags, pictures and other memorabilia from all wars and services. Carolina harley-davidson Museum,
2830 E. Franklin Blvd., (704) 867-2855. Old Harley-Davidson motorcycles, memorabilia, leather outfits and photographs. See the 1944 Knucklehaed, a 1957 Sportster and many other bikes going back to the early 1900s. carolinaharley.com

Granite Quarry
Local information: Salisbury-Rowan County CVB Old Stone house, Old Stone House Rd., (704) 633-5946. Built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766, this two-story, Georgian-style house is the oldest structure in Rowan County. The home was stately for its time, with the stones on the front carefully shaped and matched to create an impressive facade for visitors. rowanmuseum.org

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield,

Greensboro
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128
447 W. Washington St., (336) 272-5003. A National Historic Landmark, originally constructed in 1795 and later serving as North Carolina Gov. John Motley Morehead’s home. In 1844, A.J. Davis designed an addition, transforming the farmhouse into an Italianate wonder. Visit and see the original architecture and family furnishings. blandwood.org

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,

(704) 866-6908. Enjoy the area’s largest natural history museum and gift shop. Visit exhibitions and galleries featuring North American habitats and wildlife. Also features a state-ofthe-art planetarium and a half-mile nature trail leading to the American Indian village and the 18th-century backcountry farm. schielemuseum.org

Schiele Museum of natural history & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd.,

1510 Wright Brothers Ave., Ste. 200, (919) 722-0027. Offers public tours on the last Thursday of each month. All reservations must pre-register three weeks prior through the Goldsboro Wayne County Travel & Tourism office at (919) 734-2241. F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Jets, KC-135 Stratotankers. Seymour Johnson AFB has world’s largest inventory of F-15Es. seymourjohnson.af.mil St., (919) 734-5023. Features rotating exhibits and a permanent Civil War exhibit with a Confederate camp scene and a diorama of the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. waynecountyhistoricalnc.org

Blandwood Mansion,

Wayne County Museum, 116 N. William

Germanton
Local information: Stokes County Germanton Vineyard & Winery,
3530 Hwy. 8 & 65, (336) 969-2075. This vineyard started in 1981 when it began processing the plush grapes grown in the Piedmont area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offers a variety of quality North Carolina wines harvested from this country setting. germantongallery.com

Gibsonville
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128

Waynesborough historical Village, 801 S. US 117, (919) 731-1653. Slip into the 19th century and experience life as it once was. Visit a family home, a medical office, a one-room school, a law office and a Quaker meeting house. Walk down to the Neuse River. Listen to the blacksmith at work. Enjoy your day in this tranquil setting, and learn more about the demise of this faded town. waynesboroughhistoricalvillage.com

Gardens of Greensboro, 1105 Hobbs Rd., (336) 373-2199. Four unique public gardens – Gateway Gardens, Greensboro Arboretum, Bog Garden and Bicentennial Garden – feature the diversity of plants found in the Piedmont Triad region, along with unique public artwork. greensborobeautiful.org Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St., (336) 574-2898. Hands-on, interactive museum for children (from infancy up to 10 years old) and their families. Visitors learn while they imagine, touch, create and play in the museum’s educational exhibits and Edible Schoolyard. gcmuseum.com

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Greensboro historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., (336) 373-2043. Discover Greensboro history with diverse exhibits, including Welcome to the Gate City, Jugtown Pottery, the Murphy Confederate firearms collection and the 8,000-square-foot Voices of a City. greensborohistory.org Guilford Courthouse national Military Park, 2332 New Garden Rd., (336) 288-1776.

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Local information: Cleveland County Tourism Presidential Culinary Museum,
301 Cleveland Ave., (704) 937-2940. Fully guided tour of the private and public collections of a former White House executive chef. Other collections from private foundations include the Miller, Griffith, Mancuso, Bush, Carter, Reagan, Clinton families, libraries and foundations. theinnofthepatriots.com

Laurel Gray Vineyards & Winery, 5726 Old Hwy. 421, (336) 468-9463. We invite you to visit our tasting room, which is a 75-year-old milking parlor, relax by the farm pond or take a guided tour of our vineyards. laurelgray.com Shadow Springs Vineyard, 5543 Crater
Rd., (336) 468-5000. Family-owned vineyard in the Swan Creek section of the Yadkin Valley. The tasting room overlooks the vineyard and 2-acre pond and also features a gazebo. shadowspringsvineyard.com

Honoring the site of the March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors can view informational outdoor exhibits and monuments. Indoor activities include a 30-minute live-action film, an animated battle map program and Revolutionary War museum exhibits. nps.gov/guco

Gulf
Local information: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB deep River Camelback Truss Bridge,
3485 R Jordan Rd., (919) 542-8296. Originally constructed in 1908 and spanning the Deep River, the bridge has undergone many reconstructions and renovations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the bridge at Deep River Park, where you can enjoy a picnic with scenic views. waymarking.com

Harrisburg
Local information: Cabarrus County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 66 U.S. Legend Cars international, 5245 Hwy. 49, (704) 455-3896. Home of the Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster cars. Tour the manufacturing facility and see the building of the cars that offer the thrill of big-time professional racing. 600racing.com Wood Brothers Racing, 7201 Caldwell Rd., (704) 456-1221. Viewing window, showroom and gift shop. Take a look back in time with photos from the Wood Brothers Racing Museum. woodbrothersracing.com

Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store, where on Feb. 1, 1960, four North Carolina A&T State University students sat down at the store’s whites-only lunch counter and challenged the Jim Crow traditions of the day. Their actions ignited the sit-in movement, which spread like wildfire throughout the South. The museum offers an educational journey through the challenges AfricanAmericans faced in the struggle for equal rights in the United States and brings this history to life with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries. sitinmovement.org

international Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 S. Elm St., (800) 748-7116.

Halifax
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 historic halifax State historic Site, 25 St. David St., (800) 522-4282. Home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official action for independence by any colony. Offers an audiovisual presentation, exhibits, guided tours and displays depicting the history of the town. Several historic structures are open on the site, including the Sally Billy House (1808), the Burgess House (1808), the Halifax County Jail (1838), the Tap Room (1760) and Eagle Tavern (1790), the Owens House (1760), Clerks Office (1832) and more. The Montfort House, an archaeological exhibit over original foundations, portrays the lifestyle of this wealthy Halifax resident, the first and only Provincial Grand Master Mason of North America. nchistoricsites.org/halifax/halifax.htm

Haw River
Local information: Burlington/Alamance County CVB haw River historical Museum, 201 Main St., (336) 578-3468. Alamance County and textile histories are reflected in a large collection of photographs from 1890 to the present, including a World War I and II exhibit, and a Civil War exhibit housing artifacts and photos. rootsweb.com/~nchrha

natural Science Center of Greensboro & Animal discovery Zoological Park,

4301 Lawndale Dr., (336) 288-3769. Offers three great attractions in one place. Get eyeto-eye with tigers, meerkats, monkeys, alligators and other unique animals in the Animal Discovery Zoo. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, attend interactive shows, visit aquatic touch tanks and play in the museum’s Kid’s Alley. Experience amazing 3-D shows in the OmniSphere Theater. natsci.org

Replacements, Ltd., 1089 Knox Rd., (800) 737-5223. The world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles with nearly 14 million pieces of inventory in 335,000-plus patterns. Daily tours of showrooms, museum, warehouse and restoration facility. replacements.com
Dudley Memorial Bldg., 1601 E. Market St., (336) 334-3209. Houses one of the best collections of African culture in the country. More than 3,500 art and craft items from more than 30 African nations, New Guinea and Haiti. ncat.edu/~museum Spring Garden & Tate Sts., UNC-G Campus, (336) 334-5770. Nationally recognized for its exceptional collection of 5,600 exhibitions of modern and contemporary art works, and for its dynamic, thought-provoking exhibitions. weatherspoon.uncg.edu

Henderson
Local information: Vance County TdA downtown historic district, 134 Rose Ave., (252) 430-5734. Covers 16 square blocks and occupies 46 acres, one- to three-story brick buildings, churches and the remnants of residential areas. Several restaurants in the district are housed in buildings that are 100-plus years old. Home of the famous annual East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Reunion, a tribute to the history of drag racing. hendersondowntown.us kerr Lake State Recreation Area,
6254 Satterwhite Point Rd., I-85 Exit 217, (252) 438-7791. A 50,000-acre lake with more than 800 miles of shoreline. Includes campsites, picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing, bird-watching and hiking trails. Enjoy the visitor’s center, sailing regattas and fishing tournaments throughout the year. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/kela/main.php

Hamlet
Local information: Richmond County TdA national Railroad Museum and hall of Fame, 120 Spring St., (910) 582-2383. Built in

University Galleries, NC A&T Univ.

Weatherspoon Art Museum,

1900, this is a prime example of Victorian architecture and one of the most photographed stations in the eastern United States. Exhibits include photographs, maps, displays, a model railroad layout and four pieces of rolling stock; also diesel engine 1114 and cab 5241. nationalrrmuseum.tripod.com

Hamptonville
Local information: yadkin County C of C Buck Shoals Vineyard & Winery, 6121 Vintner Way, (336) 468-9274. Includes a log cabin structure that is the tasting room and a 15,000-square-foot winery facility. buckshoalsvineyardnc.com dobbins Creek Vineyards, 4430 Vineyard View Ln., (336) 468-4770. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Swan Creek area in the Yadkin Valley. Come for a visit, enjoy the view and taste some great wines. dobbinscreekvineyards.com

Largest water park in the Carolinas, rated in the top 10 across the United States, with enclosed and drop slides, tube rides, and activity pools for all ages and sizes. Thunder Bay makes massive, perfect waves. Two great children’s areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun. emeraldpointe.com

Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, 3910 S. Holden Rd., (800) 555-5900.

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, 3336 Raleigh Rd. (Old US 1 Business), (252) 438-6959. Originally opened in 1949, this is one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in North Carolina. Family entertainment under the stars at an affordable price. raleighroaddrivein.com

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Hickory
Local information: hickory Metro CVB Advertising Partner, p. 73 Catawba Furniture Mall, 377 Hwy. 70
S.W., (800) 789-0686. More than 8 acres of home furnishings and accessories is only the beginning. The outlet features 75,000 square feet of off-the-floor-to-your-door furniture, representing more than 30 manufacturers. catawbafurniture.com

Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library,
1009 N. Main St., (336) 883-4011. Established in 1970, the library houses a comprehensive collection of volumes on the history of furniture and is recognized as a world center for research on furniture, furniture design, decorating and architecture. furniturelibrary.com

World’s Largest Chest of drawers, 508 Hamilton St., (800) 720-5255. Known as the Bureau of Information in 1926, this restored 19th-century dresser stands 32 feet high and was built to call attention to High Point as the Furniture Capital of the World.

Catawba Science Center, 243 Third Ave., N.E., On the SALT Block, (828) 322-8169. A nonprofit science and technology museum providing hands-on learning for all ages to explore physical, natural and earth sciences. Aquarium galleries take visitors through immersive freshwater and marine habitats. The planetarium theater features digital presentations in surround sound and laser light shows. catawbascience.org
310 N. Center St., (828) 324-4294. A house museum, interpreting both Hickory history, through the numerous significant families who lived in the house, and Victorian life in the South (c.1887). Lyerly House is also on-site and is devoted to the further interpretation of Hickory’s rich past. catawbahistory.org

Contains more than 2,700 antique and collectible dolls from around the world, featuring rare Créche dolls, 130 Shirley Temple dolls, African-American Heritage dolls and Bob Timberlake dolls. Seasonal miniature displays and rotating exhibits. dollandminiaturemuseum.org

doll & Miniature Museum of high Point, 101 W. Green Dr., (336) 885-3655.

Hillsborough
Local information: Chapel hill/Orange County VB Advertising Partner, p. 122 Alexander dickson house, 150 E. King St.,
(877) 732-7748. Known as the Last Headquarters of the Confederacy, this Quaker-plan house (c.1790) was moved in 1983 to its present site and has been restored as a visitors center. An adjacent garden displays traditional 18th- and 19th-century plants used for cooking, medicine and dying cloth. historichillsborough.org

harper house/hickory history Center,

The only place to learn, play and explore the real history of High Point. Featuring exciting exhibits, hands-on programs and tours, the museum gives you a peek into what life was like in High Point from its early days as a backcountry community to its present days as the International Home Furnishings Capital of the World. highpointmuseum.org

high Point Museum and historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., (336) 885-1859.

Ayr Mount historic Site, 376 St. Mary’s

kersey Valley, 1615 Kersey Valley Rd.,

Rd., (919) 732-6886. This meticulously restored 1815 plantation home is finely furnished with Federal antiques and decorative art. The home, built by William Kirkland of Scotland, sits on 265 tranquil acres along the banks of the Eno River. classicalamerican.org Churton St., (919) 732-7451. The house (c.1821, 1848) and outbuildings served as the Rev. and Mrs. Burwell’s Female School from 1837-1857. The house includes furnishings and exhibits from the Burwells’ occupancy, as well as occasional traveling exhibits. burwellschool.org

hickory Furniture Mart – Catawba Valley Furniture Museum, 2220 Hwy. 70

Advertising Partner, p. 73

S.E., (828) 322-3510. More than 100 galleries, showrooms and factory outlets under one roof with 1,000 manufacturing lines offering a wide selection of quality furniture. The museum displays period pieces, an early workshop and videos. hickoryfurniture.com

(336) 802-1962. We offer something for everyone. Our zipline is aviation-themed and one of the largest closed-course ziplines in the country. Get rolling and explore the farm on the off-road Segway tours. Plus, we have seasonal activities. kerseyvalley.com

Burwell School historic Site, 319 N.

Millis Regional health Education Center, 600 N. Elm St., (336) 878-6713. The

hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave. N.E., (828) 327-8576. The second-oldest art museum in North Carolina – and the first museum in the Southeast to collect American art – offers exciting exhibits.

ultimate in interactive health education. Ride a bike with Mr. Bones, the bicycling skeleton; measure your height against a life-size Michael Jordan; get health tips from TAM, our talking, transparent mannequin; and much more. millishealth.com

Hiddenite
Local information: Alexander County C of C Emerald hollow Mine, 484 Emerald
Hollow Mine Dr., (828) 632-3394. The only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting. The area is host to more than 63 different types of naturally occurring gems and minerals, including hiddenite. hiddenitegems.com

Museum of Old domestic Life, 555 E. Springfield Rd., (336) 882-3054. This historic Quaker meetinghouse was built in 1858 and is filled with the everyday items necessary to 19th-century rural life in a Quaker community. Includes displays for cloth making, shoe making, cooking and farming. Oak hollow Lake Park, 3431 N. Centennial
St., (336) 883-3494. A 1,500-acre park with boating, water-skiing, sailing, fishing, family campground, indoor/outdoor tennis center, picnic areas and an overlook park.

historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail, 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd., (919) 732-6886. A 44-acre site on the National Register of Historic Places. Three miles of trails take you along the banks of the Eno River, where you’ll walk around the only surviving speedway from NASCAR’s inaugural 1949 season. The speedway was active from 1948-1968, attracting the best stock-car drivers and thousands of spectators. historicspeedwaygroup.org Montrose Gardens, 320 St. Mary’s Rd.,
(919) 732-7787. A nationally known complex of gardens begun in the mid-19th century by Gov. William Alexander Graham and his wife, Susan Washington Graham. Includes a rock garden, numerous sunny gardens and an extensive woodland garden. triangleland.org/news/articles/properties/ montrose_gardens.shtml (919) 732-4941. United States Supreme Court Justice Alfred Moore (1755-1810) of Wilmington built Moorefields in 1785 as his summer home. This is a two-story, Federal-style house with fine overmantels, moldings and a Chinese Chippendale staircase. The interior furnishings and portraits, formal gardens and park with avenues, walks and planned vistas were left as a public memorial by Edward Draper-Savage, a University of North Carolina French professor.

hiddenite Center at the historic Lucas Mansion, 316 Hiddenite Church Rd.,

(828) 632-6966. Three-story Victorian mansion houses a museum of antiques and collectibles, local gem and mineral collection, art gallery with changing exhibits, and a toy and doll collection. Fee for guided tour of museum; other areas are free.

A unique, interactive ecotourism experience with 376 acres of hiking trails, visitor’s center and a walk-on map of North Carolina in full relief with rivers flowing, cities and highways. The center features many nature programs available to the public and a nature store. piedmontenvironmental.com

Piedmont Environmental Center of high Point, 1220 Penny Rd., (336) 883-8531.

Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields Rd.,

High Point
Local information: high Point CVB Advertising Partner, p. 129 All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm,
7850 Clinard Farms Rd., (336) 454-5651. Come and visit a real working butterfly farm. Learn about the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly, then see eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis and adult Monarchs in the flight house. All visitors are encouraged to hand-feed the butterflies for an up-close look. all-a-flutter.com

(336) 289-1942. Guided tour where you’ll see mementos from Rosetta’s life, learn about important moments in High Point’s history and discover inventions made by African-Americans. rosettacbaldwinfoundation.com/museum.htm

Rosetta C. Baldwin African-American Museum, 1408 R.C. Baldwin Ave.,

Occoneechee Mountain State natural Area, Virginia Cates Rd., (919) 383-1686. With
190 acres of land and nearly 3 miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area’s natural surroundings and wildlife. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/ocmo/main.php

Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce

Ave., (336) 887-2137. Three art galleries, plus the interactive Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. tagart.org

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Orange County historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St., (919) 732-2201. Located on the site of North Carolina’s 1788 Constitutional Convention, the museum interprets the history of Orange County beginning with early American Indian settlements and progressing through the 1950s. Artifacts and special exhibits. orangenchistory.org Ruffin-Rouhlac house, 101 E. Orange St.,
(919) 732-1270. Now used as the Town Hall, this early 19th-century house was once owned by Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin, who died there in 1870. The house has notable interior woodwork and six interesting outbuildings. Free tours available. historichillsborough.org

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Hollister
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Medoc Mountain State Park,
1541 Medoc State Park Rd., (800) 522-4282. Nearly 4,000 acres offer seven scenic hiking trails with more than 10 miles of hiking, plus bridle trails, camping, canoeing and fishing. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/memo/main.php
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Hope Mills
Local information: Fayetteville Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 127 Fantasy Lake, 5869 Permastone Lake Rd.,
(910) 424-9999. A complete family water park featuring waterslides, trapeze swings, picnic areas with grills, snack bar, video arcade and acres of sandy beaches. fantasylakewaterpark.com

Huntersville
Local information: Visit Lake norman Advertising Partner, p. 68 Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Rd., (704) 875-6521. Get face-to-face with amazing birds of prey. Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators. See great displays and interactive areas like Harry Potter’s Raptors of the Silver Screen. carolinaraptorcenter.org discovery Place kids, 105 Gilead Rd., (704) 372-6261. Imagine what your kid can do: be a firefighter, a chef or an explorer, build a castle, create a masterpiece, captain a boat, visit a farm, run a grocery store or dig in an outdoor garden. We provide an extraordinary and rich play experience that engages children’s imagination and inspires learning. discoveryplacekids.org Energy Explorium, McGuire nuclear Site, 13339 Hagers Ferry Rd., (800) 777-0003.

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Interactive and educational exhibits, a virtual tour of the station and electrical generation processes, a movie about the history and building of Lake Norman, butterfly garden and a mile-long nature trail. duke-energy.com/ visitor-centers/energyexplorium.asp

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historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample dale Trail, 3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., (704) 782-4340. Self-guided tour of landmarks relating to Dale Earnhardt’s life and NASCAR career, including the neighborhood where he grew up and streets where he cruised as a teenager. visitcabarrus.com Stewart haas Racing, 6001 Haasway,
(704) 652-4227. Showroom and several viewing areas. stewarthaasracing.com

Rd., (704) 875-2312. Restored Federal-style home (c.1800) with several reconstructed and restored outbuildings. Relive 18th-century events like gold panning, war re-enactments and ghost tours, as well as living history folk life festivals, livestock and educational programs. lattaplantation.org

kings Mountain historical Museum,

100 E. Mountain St., (704) 739-1019. Features local historical items such as an antique weaving loom, coal stove, exhibits, film of the area’s history and more. Request to tour the century-old log cabin or the Cornwell House.

5225 Sample Rd., (704) 875-1391. This 1,351-acre preserve on Mountain Island Lake is Mecklenburg County’s largest and offers a multitude of outdoor recreation and environmental education programs. Nature center, 18 miles of hiking trails and horseback riding, Segway adventure tours, fishing, canoeing and picnicking. charmeck.org

Latta Plantation nature Preserve,

kittrell
Local information: Vance County TdA Confederate Cemetery, Chavis Ln. off
US 1 Bypass, (252) 438-2222. All 52 soldiers buried in the cemetery died at the Kittrell Springs Hotel. St. James Episcopal Church (c.1860), located next to the cemetery, administered to Confederate patients and provided Christian burial.

kenly
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 Church St., Hwy. 301 N., (800) 965-1437. A 6,000-square-foot exhibit hall displaying artifacts from all aspects of farm life, along with a hands-on children’s exhibit. Household goods, musical instruments and clothing are displayed, along with agricultural tools. A restored farmstead with main house, detached kitchen and smokehouse depict rural life as it was during the Great Depression. The gift shop offers unusual souvenirs and handcrafted items from Johnston County craftsmen. tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org

Rural hill, 4431 Neck Rd., (704) 875-3113.
Visit the homesite of a Revolutionary War hero, plus 10 other historic sites, including one of the first African-American schools in the county and only one of two still standing. ruralhill.net

Laurinburg
Local information: Scotland County TdA Golden knights Practice Center, 16701 Airport Rd., (910) 396-7423. Thrill to the free-fall athleticism and accuracy of the Golden Knights United States Army Parachute Teams. usarec.army.mil/hq/goldenknights historic John Blue house Complex, 13040 X-Way Rd., (910) 276-2495. This 100-year-old Victorian house, with two museum rooms, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also located on pecan tree-lined grounds are three authentic log cabins, restored pre-Civil War cotton gin and other buildings, and a miniature steam locomotive. johnbluehouse.com Lumbee indian Museum of the Carolinas, 607 Turnpike Rd., (910) 276-2496.

Hurdle Mills
Local information: Person County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 136 Rock of Ages Winery, 1890 Charlie Long Rd., (336) 364-7625. Enjoy wine tastings, tours, entertainment or just a leisurely afternoon overlooking our vineyard and lake. rockofageswinery.com

kernersville
Local information: Winston-Salem VC Advertising Partner, p. 84 körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main St., (336) 996-7922. An interior design wonder of the 1880s transformed from a carriage house by artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. The unique 22-room home stands 100 feet tall with seven different levels. No two doors or windows are alike. A tour of the home exposes many unusual and innovative designs. kornersfolly.org Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 205 S.
Main St., (336) 996-7888. Beautiful and unusual plantings, a wonderful visitor center and tours of seven gardens over 7 acres, including a kitchen garden based on an 18th-century design at historic Bethabara Park. pjcbg.org

Jamestown
Local information: high Point CVB Advertising Partner, p. 129 Mendenhall Plantation, 603 W. Main St.,
(336) 454-3819. This 19th-century Quaker homestead was involved in and supported the abolitionist movement during the Civil War. The plantation is home to one of only two remaining false-bottomed wagons used to help transport slaves to freedom. mendenhallplantation.org Dr., (866) 436-8056. This 85-foot-tall highboy was designed by Sid Lenger to match the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers. furniturelandsouth.com

Expand your knowledge of American Indian cultures. More than 200,000 artifacts on exhibit, including pottery, jewelry, clothing, weapons and tools. lumbee-indianmuseum.com

World’s Largest highboy, 5635 Riverdale

kings Mountain
Local information: Cleveland County Tourism
Office Ln., (704) 853-5375. Climb rugged peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. The park’s 2,758 acres include 1,625foot Crowders Mountain and 1,705-foot Kings Pinnacle. A 9-acre lake, canoe rentals, more than 15 miles of hiking and nature trails, picnic facilities and primitive pack-in camp. Free; fee for canoes and camping. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/crmo/main.php

Museum of Scotland County, 13043 X-Way Rd. Showcases the unique history of farming and industry in the region, with displays of agricultural and textile machinery and early farm implements. Antique vehicles, local art, model trains and numerous artifacts from the Civil War. scotlandcounty-museum.com Scottish heritage Center, St. Andrews
Presbyterian College, 1700 Dogwood Mile, (910) 277-5236. Preserves and highlights Scottish history, culture, music and traditions of the Carolinas. Located in the DeTamble Library on the St. Andrews Presbyterian College campus. sapc.edu/shc

kannapolis
Local information: Cabarrus County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 66 Curb Museum for Motorsports and Music, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.,

Crowders Mountain State Park, 522 Park

(704) 938-6121. Catch a rare glimpse of NASCAR history – the No. 2 car Dale Earnhardt drove in his first Winston Cup championship and the No. 43 car Richard Petty drove in the 199th Winston Cup win. A total of 23 cars are on display, surrounded by motorsports and recording industry memorabilia. mikecurb.com

Lawndale
Local information: Cleveland County Tourism Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery, 3521 Fallston-Waco Rd., (704) 538-

dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza, Corner S. Main & B Sts., (704) 938-3200. The centerpiece attraction is a 9-foot, 900-pound bronze statue of Earnhardt. Also featured is a granite monument contributed by Earnhardt fans from Vermont and New York. Nearby, you’ll see dramatic, larger-than-life murals depicting Earnhardt’s career.

kings Mountain Fire Museum, 210 Cleveland Ave., (704) 734-0555. Features more than 500 items, including antique fire trucks and firefighting equipment, plus a 1925 and 1930 American la France fire truck. kmfire.com kings Mountain Gateway Trails, 807 S.
Battleground Ave., (704) 739-4755. Greenway designed to connect the City of Kings Mountain to 8-10 miles of paved trail, softpacked gravel trail and single-track mountain biking trails. Perfect for hiking, too, in a beautiful natural setting. kmgatewaytrails.org

9927. Spend an afternoon with us sampling our unique and delicious wines. Grounds include a historic century-old farmhouse, a fully restored mule barn and the original milkhouse that now supports the winemaking operations and wine-tasting facility. bakerbuffalocreek.com

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Local information: Caswell County C of C hyco Lake, 205 Kelly Brewer Rd., (336)
599-4343. Covers 3,750 acres with 120 miles of shoreline. Fishing, boating, camping, swimming and picnic areas. hycolake.com

Lewisville
Local information: Winston-Salem VC Advertising Partner, p. 84 Westbend Vineyards, 5394 Williams Rd.,
(866) 901-5032. Prime 60 acres of vinifera vineyards are neatly tucked into the gently rolling countryside producing Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. westbendvineyards.com

Lexington
Local information: Lexington VC & TA Bob Timberlake Gallery, 1714 E. Center St. Ext., (800) 244-0095. A gallery, retail complex and museum that features the art, home furnishings and accessories of the internationally recognized artist/designer. bobtimberlake.com Boone’s Cave Park, 3552 Boone’s Cave Rd., (336) 242-2285. The 110-acre day-use park offers a hiking trail, river fishing and picnicking areas. Several large rock outcrops serve as canoe rest stops along the Yadkin River Canoe Trail.
Vineyards Rd., (336) 236-WINE. Named one of the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in America by Wine Enthusiast magazine (2008). The winery is open daily for tours and tastings; also enjoy our walking trails. Free weekend music series May through October, plus other special events. childressvineyards.com

Segway tour, Raleigh

Weathervane Winery, 1452 Welcome

Childress Vineyards, 1000 Childress

Arcadia Rd., (336) 793-3366. We have developed great wines and each one is handmade. Nothing is mass produced, no filtering and no huge storage tanks for aging. Everything is done by hand, assuring each bottle has the best taste. weathervanewinery.com

Love valley
Local information: Mooresville CVB Love Valley – Old West Town, 169 Henry
Martin Trail, (704) 592-7451. Authentic Old Western town located in the Little Brushy Mountains, also known as the Cowboy Capital of North Carolina, complete with saddle shops, rodeo arena, more than 800 acres of horse trails, horse rentals and assorted shops. townoflovevalley.com

Lillington
Local information: dunn Area TA Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock
Rd., (910) 893-4888. More than 10 miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of bridle trails, picnicking, primitive backpack camping, fishing and canoeing. Steep bluff, outcrops. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/raro/main.php

Lucama
Local information: Wilson VC Advertising Partner, p. 133 Whirligigs, Wiggins Mill Rd., (800) 497-7398. Whimsical metal sculptures by Vollis Simpson are powered by the wind. Simpson uses castoff items and wind to create visual delights of color, motion and sound.

davidson County historical Museum,

Two S. Main St., (336) 242-2035. Located in the Old Davidson County Courthouse (c.1858), the museum features artifacts and photographs. The second-floor courtroom remains intact with its judge’s bench, jury box and prisoners holding cage. co.davidson.nc.us/museum

Lincolnton
Local information: Lincolnton-Lincoln County C of C
St., (704) 240-9899. We feature handcrafted wines, meaning we oversee the creation of each bottle. From crisp whites and rich reds to refreshing sweets, you’re guaranteed to receive the best. southerncharmwinery.com

high Rock Lake, Davidson and Rowan counties, (866) 604-2389. This 15,000-acre reservoir on the Yadkin River provides excellent boating and fishing. historic Uptown Lexington, Four E. First
Ave., (336) 249-0383. More than 40 historic properties in a five-block National Register Historic District, plus fringe sites dating from 1824-1948. Self-guided walking tour available. uptownlexington.com

Southern Charm Winery, 235-D E. Main

Lumberton
Local information: Lumberton VB Exploration Station, 104 N. Chestnut St.,
(910) 738-1114. Where else can kids learn while having fun? They can play and examine real X-rays in a make-believe hospital, look after babies in a nursery, milk a cow, put on a play or watch ducks cascade down a waterfall. explorationkids.com

Littleton
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Lake Gaston, LG Chamber & Visitors Center,
2475 Eaton Ferry Rd., (866) 730-5711. Straddling the North Carolina and Virginia border between I-85 and I-95, this 20,000-acre lake offers a wide variety of water sports. lakegastonchamber.com

Zimmerman Rd., (336) 764-0487. Enjoy our award-winning wines in a relaxed setting, surrounded by forests and streams. juniuslindsay.com

Junius Lindsay Vineyard, 385 Dr.

native Vines Winery, 1336 N. Hwy. 150,

(336) 787-3688. The first American Indianowned winery. We’ve been producing completely natural, seasonal fruit wines since 1998, with a focus on apple and blackberry. nativevineswinery.com

historic district/Riverside Walkabout, Elm St., (910) 671-3876. Enjoy three walkabout loops: Riverside, Old Lumberton and Plaza. Walk the streets of Lumberton amid structures dating back to the 1840s. Retrace part of the Old Lumberton trail and see the Lumber River along Riverside Drive loop. ci.lumberton.nc.us Robeson County Showcase Museum, 101 S. Elm St., (910) 738-7979. Collection of artifacts relative to Lumberton and Robeson County. robesoncountyhistory.org

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Mocksville
Local information: davie County C of C Garden Gate Vineyards, 261 Scenic Dr.,
(336) 751-3794. This small, family-owned winery produces home-style fruit wines: Muscadine, blackberry, Scuppernong, raspberry, blueberry, Scarlet Blush and strawberry. Free tasting bar and gift shop featuring handcrafted ceramics. gardengatevineyards.com

Misty Creek Vineyards, 710 Wyo Rd., (336) 998-3303. Chardonnay, Merlot and Chambourcin with a Cabernet SauvignonSyrah blend, a Syrah and a Sweet Rose coming soon. Tasting room; contact us about tours. mistycreekwines.com RayLen Vineyards & Winery, 3577 US
Hwy. 158, (336) 998-3100. The Yadkin Valley’s unique microclimate and soils have proven optimal for growing European varietals. This picturesque vineyard and winery offers beautiful landscaping nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. raylenvineyards.com

Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, Asheboro

(910) 735-2147. Planetarium presentations teach astronomy using multimedia, exhibits, photographs and displays. Open to the public with showings each day, the science center has ongoing live TV when NASA is telecasting from space. robesonsky.com

Robeson Planetarium – Science & Technology Center, 420 Caton Rd.,

Mebane
Local information: Burlington/Alamance County CVB
(919) 304-1520. More than 75 brand-name outlets of your favorite stores, conveniently located just off I-140/85. tangeroutlet.com/mebane

Monroe
Local information: Monroe Tourism & VB historic district – Monroe, Downtown Business District, (704) 292-1705. Enjoy unique period architecture and stop in a store or two as you stroll on our historic walking tour. The historic Union County Courthouse, built in 1886, is a magnificent centerpiece. Treehouse Vineyards, 301 Bay St.,
(704) 283-4208. You’re invited to come taste the fruits of our labor. Stop by our tasting room to sample one of our fine wines. Ask about a vineyard tour. treehousevineyards.net

Tanger Outlets, 4000 Arrowhead Blvd.,

Southeastern nC Farmers Market & Agricultural Center, 1027 US Hwy. 74 E.,

(910) 618-5699. A state-owned market, this is a stop you do not want to pass by. Here you can find a wide variety of homegrown, fresh vegetables and fruits right off the farm, and you can even talk to the farmer who grew the nutritious and healthy produce. agr.state.nc.us/markets

The Winery at iron Gate Farm, 2540 Lynch Store Rd., (919) 304-9463. Tours upon request and as time permits. You will see and learn how our vintage wines are processed from the vine to the bottle. irongatevineyards.com

Midland
Local information: Cabarrus County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 66 Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Rd., (704) 721-4653. Site of the first gold discovery in North America in 1799 by a 12-year-old boy. This led to major mining operations throughout the Piedmont. Tour the visitor center, restored underground tunnels and reconstructed stamp mill. An instructional gold panning experience is available for a small fee on a seasonal basis. nchistoricsites.org/reed/reed.htm Rocky River Vineyards, 11685 Reed Mine Rd., (704) 781-5035. Family-owned and -operated winery featuring sweet Muscadine wines, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other tempting wines. rockyrivervineyards.com

Mill Rd., (910) 734-1829. Family-owned and -operated vineyard and winery that specializes in fruit and Muscadine wines. We are small in size, but very large in taste. stephensvineyardandwinery.com

Stephens Vineyard & Winery, 284 Smith

Mooresville
Local information: Mooresville CVB dale Earnhardt, inc., 1675 Coddle Creek
Hwy. (Hwy. #3), (877) 334-9663. This yearround display highlights the achievements of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. drivers. The museum hosts special exhibits throughout the year. daleearnhardtinc.com

Maxton
Local information: Lumberton VB Locklear Vineyard & Winery,
1872 Preston Rd., (910) 316-0767. We are the first wholly owned American Indian Estate winery in the state. Every aspect of the operation is done on premises. Tastings and tours available. locklearwinery.com

JR Motorsports, 349 Cayuga Dr., (866) 576-8883. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 66,000-square-foot race shop includes a viewing window, JR Nation, the Dale Jr. Fan Experience, plus a life-size wax figure of the team owner sculpted by Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. jrmotorsport.com kyle Busch Motorsports, 351 Mazeppa
Rd. This 77,000-square-foot shop is the first motorsports facility eligible for LEED certification for its use of green initiatives. View race preparation for its fleet of Toyota Tundras. Fans can also browse the 2,000-square-foot gift shop. kylebuschmotorsports.com

Mayodan
Local information: Rockingham County TdA

Autumn Creek Vineyards, 390 Means

Milton
Local information: Caswell County C of C historic district – Milton, Hwy. 57 N.,
(336) 234-8980. This historic town, developed on the Dan River during the railroad era, is still living in the 1800s. Antique shops, dry goods and a completely restored road course race track. Visit the historic Thomas Day House/ Union Tavern. miltonnc.com

Creek Rd., (336) 548-1846. Enjoy our fine vintages in the picturesque tasting room. We chose to plant French varietals because the soil, climate and altitude are conducive for growing these grapes. autumncreekvineyards.com

Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Hwy. 150 E., (704) 663-5100. A 185-acre, drive-through animal park featuring more than 600 exotic animals from around the world. lazy5ranch.com Memory Lane Motorsports & historic Automotive Museum, 769 River Hwy., (704)

Mayo River State Park, 500 Old Mayo

Park Rd., (336) 427-2530. Offering visitor station, picnic shelter, hiking trails and nature programs, plus catch-and-release fishing in the pond on just under 2,000 acres. mayoriverstatepark.com

662-3673. Enjoy many one-of-a-kind vehicles never before displayed, including race cars, vintage autos, motorcycles, toys, memorabilia and more. memorylaneautomuseum.com

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nC Auto Racing hall of Fame and Walk of Fame, 119 Knob Hill Rd., (704) 663-5331.
Museum and art gallery dedicated to all types of racing. More than 35 cars on display, the Goodyear Mini-Theater and displays showcasing racing’s past and present. The Walk of Fame honors each member of the hall. ncarhof.com

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Penske Racing, 200 Penske Way, (704) 664-2300. Houses three NASCAR teams, as well as the Indy Car and ALMS teams. Fans can watch the crews prepare for upcoming NASCAR races from a 330-foot Fan Walk. penskeracing.com The Pit indoor kart Racing, 346 E. Plaza
Dr., (704) 799-3470. With the karts being only an inch off the concrete surface, they are capable of speeds up to 40 mph. Also laser tag, arcade and billiards. meetmeatthepit.com

historic downtown – Mayberry, 200 N. Main St., (800) 948-0949. The Andy Griffith Show patterned Mayberry on Mount Airy. Today, you can find the Andy & Opie TV Land Landmark Statue; squad car tours through town in a vintage 1962 squad car replica; the Old City Jail is a re-creation of the courthouse, as seen in many episodes of the popular television show series; enjoy a pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch; visit Floyd’s Barber Shop and Wally’s Service Station. visitmayberry.com Moore house, 202 Moore Ave., (800) 948-0949. This is the oldest remaining house in Mount Airy (c.1862). Located in the front yard is an outstanding rustic hexagonal summer house (c.1865). visitmayberry.com Mount Airy Museum of Regional history, 301 N. Main St., (336) 786-4478. A

Mount Holly
Local information: Gaston County dept. of Tourism Advertising Partner, inside back cover nC Flatwater Outfitters, 1000 Marina
Village Dr., Tailrace Marina. We have everything you need to enjoy a day on the river. Pick a canoe or a single- or double-seat kayak. ncflatwateroutfitters.com

Mount olive
Local information: Goldsboro Wayne County T & T historic district – Mount Olive, 123 N. Center St., (919) 658-3113. Besides being home to the world-famous Mount Olive Pickle Co., the historic district features examples of several architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Craftsman and Colonial Revival. moachamber.com

(704) 663-2628. Family entertainment center with sightseeing, lunch, dinner and moonlight cruises. Miniature golf, tennis courts, bumper boats, food and musical entertainment. queenslanding.com (704) 660-8383. Home of Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne and A.J. Allmendinger. Watch crews setting up cars through the view window, browse memorabilia in the showroom and visit the gift shop. redbullracingusa.com

Queen’s Landing, 1459 River Hwy.,

100-foot mural of the surrounding mountains is located in the main gallery and will set the stage for your tour. Exhibits provide a trip back in time, plus there are changing exhibits throughout the year. The gift shop has gift items related to the exhibits, plus local and regional history books. northcarolinamuseum.org

Mount ulla
Local information: Salisbury-Rowan County CVB kerr Mill at Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd.,
(704) 637-7776. Built in 1823, the mill provided flour and cornmeal for the inhabitants of western Rowan County. Filled with milling equipment and artifacts from the early 1800s, the mill is located at Sloan Park, which offers picnic and play areas. co.rowan.nc.us

Red Bull Racing, 136 Knob Hill Rd.,

Old north State Winery, 308 N. Main St.,

(336) 789-9463. We hope you enjoy the culmination of our dreams, our devotion to the farmland and our passion for our wines. Visit our tasting room or schedule a wine cellar tour. oldnorthstatewinery.com

Morrisville
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB Chatham hill Winery, 3800 Gateway
Centre Blvd., Ste. 310, (800) 808-6768. Our mission is to produce distinctive, handcrafted, premium wines of high quality and purity from grapes grown in North Carolina. Carefully selected, high-quality grapes from vineyards with old vines and low yields ensure quality and consistency. chathamhillwine.com

Olde Mill Vineyards, 2742 Simpson Mill Rd., (336) 374-OLDE. Enjoy a taste of the simple country life in our rustic tasting room, awakened out of an 1800s farmhouse. Experience great wines and friendly conversation. oldemillvineyards.com Round Peak Vineyards, 765 Round Peak
Church Rd., (336) 352-5595. We take pride in our beautiful vineyards and our award-winning wines. We offer Italian and French varietals, and many are estate-bottled. roundpeak.com

New Hill
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB north Carolina Railroad Museum/new hope Valley Railway, 5121 Daisy St.,
(919) 362-5416. Offers train rides on Sundays. Exhibits include cars and locomotives, a collection of historic memorabilia and a 600-foot garden-size model railway. nhvry.org

Uptown Gallery Group, 615 N. Main St.,

Mount Airy
Local information: Greater Mount Airy C of C & VC The Andy Griffith Museum, 218 Rockford St., (336) 786-7998. The largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia features hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television and music, as well as a variety of memorabilia. Also includes items donated by the cast of The Andy Griffith Show, as well as a special section on the career of actress and current Mount Airy resident Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou. andygriffithmuseum.com Gertrude Smith house, 708 N. Main St.,
(800) 576-0231. Built by merchant and landowner Jefferson Davis Smith, this Victorian-style home contains period furnishings and is on National Register of Historic Places. visitmountairy.com

(336) 786-0057. Exhibits feature Eng and Chang Bunker, the original Siamese Twins, and country star Donna Fargo, including stage outfits and records.

New London
Local information: Stanly County CVB Cotton Patch Gold Mine, 41697 Gurley
Rd., (704) 463-5797. Located in the Uwharrie Lakes region, which has a rich gold mining history. Mining at Cotton Patch dates back to before 1865. cottonpatchgoldmine.com

(800) 227-6242. Visit the observation deck where you can see nearly all the activities and are close enough to be plenty startled when mining explosions are set off several times each day. ncgranite.com

World’s Largest Open-Face Granite Quarry, Hwy. 103, NC Granite Corp.,

Mount Gilead
Local information: Montgomery County TdA Little River Vineyards and Winery, 1907
NC Hwy. 73 W., (910) 439-6783. We combine the best elements of wineries throughout the world, using winemaking techniques developed and used in France, Italy, Argentina, South Africa and Napa Valley. littleriverwines.com

Newton
Local information: hickory Metro CVB Advertising Partner, p. 73 Catawba County Museum of history,
30 N. College Ave., (828) 465-0383. Housed in the former Catawba County Courthouse (c.1924), exhibits include a rare British Revolution-era redcoat, a 1930s racing car and a collection of locally crafted furniture and pottery. catawbahistory.org

(910) 439-6802. The reconstructed ceremonial center includes the major temple on an earthen mound, minor temple, mortuary, game pole and stockade surrounding the ceremonial area. Visitors center, exhibits and nature trail. nchistoricsites.org/town/town.htm

Town Creek indian Mound State historic Site, 509 Town Creek Mound Rd.,

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oak Ridge
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128 Old Mill of Guilford, 1340 NC Hwy. 68 N., (336) 643-4783. This working gristmill, with the sights and smells of another era, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We also offer a wide variety of stone-ground products, crafts and other items. oldmillofguilford.com

Pine Level
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery,
826 Pine Level-Micro Rd., (919) 965-3350. Come and relax in our spacious tasting room, where we have a variety of wines to tempt your palate. If education is what you’re after, take a tour of our winery and learn the entire process. hinnantvineyards.com

Fearrington Village, 240 Market St.,

(919) 542-2121. Tucked away on farmland dating to the 1700s, the farm pastures, home to Fearrington’s famous Belted Galloway Cows and Tennessee Fainting Goats, surround the village center, which offers a bustling collection of high-quality shops and dining options. fearrington.com

oakboro
Local information: Stanly County CVB Oakboro Regional Museum of history,
231 N. Main St., (704) 485-4222. More than 1,000 artifacts explore another time when cotton was king, vast rolling farmland was rich in timber and American Indians lived peacefully on Rocky River. oakboro.com/Departments/museum.htm

Pinehurst
Local information: Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area CVB Sandhills horticultural Gardens,
3395 Airport Rd., (910) 695-3882. Featuring 10 major gardens, including the Ebersol Holly Collection (largest on the East Coast), a specialized conifer garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden and the Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden. sandhillshorticulturalgardens.com 150 Cherokee Rd., (910) 295-3642. James Walker Tufts’ dream of Pinehurst unfolds in the letters, pictures and news clippings displayed here, dating from 1895. tuftsarchives.org

Silkhope Winery, 2601 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd., (919) 545-5696. Our winery receives warm sunlight during the day, making it an ideal location for producing our award-winning wines. We offer tours and tastings, and we encourage everyone to visit us to learn more about our winemaking process. silkhopewinery.com Starrlight Mead, 480 Hillsboro St., #1000,
(919) 533-6314. Using local North Carolina honey and lots of love, we are crafting award-winning mead – honey wine – to surprise and delight you. Stop by for a mead tasting, a tour of the facility and a friendly welcome. starrlightmead.com

orrum
Local information: Lumberton VB
Ann Rd., (910) 628-4564. A black-water river, the Lumber River gets its inky coloring from the natural tannic from the many cypress gum trees along its banks. The park offers 7,936 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. An official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail. ncparks.gov

Tufts Archives, Given Memorial Library,

Princeton
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Powell’s Gardens, 9468 US Hwy. 70, (919) 936-4421. Features 600 varieties of bearded irises and daylilies, as well as the largest collection of hosta in the Southeast.

Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess

Pineville
Local information: Charlotte Visitor info Center Advertising Partner, inside back cover President James k. Polk State historic Site, 12031 Lancaster Hwy., (704) 889-7145.

Raleigh
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB African American Cultural Complex,
119 Sunnybrook Rd., (919) 250-9336. Unique collection of artifacts, documents and displays of outstanding contributions made by African-Americans and housed in several buildings along a picturesque nature trail. aaccmuseum.org

oxford
Local information: Granville County C of C Granville County Museum, One Museum
Ln., (919) 693-9706. Housed in the county’s jail (c.1850), the museum covers all aspects of the region’s history. Exhibits change every six months, with state and national traveling exhibits shown occasionally.

Birthplace of the 11th United States president. Visitors center with a film, artifacts, exhibits and displays illustrating the life and times of Polk. Guided tours are offered through reconstructed log buildings furnished in late 1700s to early 1800s. nchistoricsites.org/polk

Pinnacle
Local information: Stokes County horne Creek Living historical Farm State historic Site, 308 Horne Creek Rd.,

dr. Martin Luther king Jr. Memorial Gardens, 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,

Pembroke
Local information: Lumberton VB native American Resource Center, UNC Pembroke, Old Main, (910) 521-6282. Exhibits on crafts and arts depict tribal American Indian life. Major displays include authentic log canoe and log cabin. Tour includes a 30-minute film. uncp.edu/nativemuseum

(336) 325-2298. Visitors can take part in daily activities and special events of bygone farm life, as well as see, smell, touch and hear things once common in rural North Carolina. nchistoricsites.org/horne/horne.htm

(919) 834-6264. A colorful variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants encircle a life-size bronze statue of the national civil rights leader, and the King Memorial Wall surrounds the statue. A 12-ton granite water monument honors 25 civil rights pioneers. king-raleigh.org

Pilot Mountain State Park, 1792 Pilot

Pikeville
Local information: Goldsboro Wayne County T & T A Secret Garden Winery, 1008 Airport Rd., (919) 734-0260. Featuring naturally fermented, handcrafted wines from our native grape, the Muscadine, the official fruit of North Carolina. asecretgardenwinery.com

Knob Park Rd., (336) 325-2355. Approach from any direction, and you’ll see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside. This solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. A 7-mile woodland corridor joins two sections of the park – mountain and more primitive river – each offering a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/ pimo/main.php

haywood hall house and Gardens, 211 New Bern Pl., (919) 832-8357. Oldest house within Raleigh’s original city limits on its original site, built in 1799. Learn about the family’s descendants and furnishings and about 200 years of Raleigh’s growth. Gardens contain native plants and shrubs. haywoodhall.org historic Oak View County Park,
4028 Carya Dr., (919) 250-1013. This antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached plank kitchen, an herb garden, a barn and the 3,000-square-foot Farm History Center. wakegov.com/parks/oakview

Pittsboro
Local information: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB Carolina Tiger Rescue, 1940 Hanks Chapel
Rd., (919) 542-4684. This 55-acre sanctuary is home to more than 75 animals, including tigers, ocelots, binturongs and more. Guided walking tours by reservation only and must be scheduled in advance. carolinatigerrescue.org

historic Trolley Tours, 1 Mimosa St., Mordecai Historic Pk. & Downtown Raleigh, (919) 857-4364. Journey through the heart of the capital city on a narrated tour to visit historic sites, art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. Board or de-board at any stop. raleighnc.gov

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JC Raulston Arboretum at nC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., (919) 515-3132. north Carolina State Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St., (919) 733-4111.

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Red Springs
Local information: Lumberton VB Flora Macdonald Gardens, 200 S. College St., Flora Macdonald Academy, (910) 843-5000. Always known for the variety of azaleas in the spring, the gardens still have many of the original plants. As part of a restoration, many new botanical specimens have been added and lost plants replaced. capefearscots.com/campus.html#gardens

A nationally known arboretum, this 8-acre garden includes a White Garden, Japanese Garden and award-winning, 350-foot perennial border. ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum

Home of the North Carolina General Assembly. ncleg.net

Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St.,
Briggs Bldg., (919) 832-3775. Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the heritage of North Carolina’s capital city through temporary and permanent exhibits. Housed in a historic 1874 building with many original features. raleighcitymuseum.org

Joel Lane Museum house, 728 W. Hargett
St., (919) 833-3431. This landmark (c.1760) is Wake County’s oldest existing building. Costumed docents give tours and tell the story of the authentically restored house, its 18th-century furnishings and beautiful period gardens. joellane.org

Raleigh Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture
St., (919) 733-7417. Enjoy 75 acres of indoor and outdoor specialty shops, restaurants, garden center, fruits and vegetables at this state-owned market. The North Carolina Meat and Cheese Center features farm-raised specialty meats. ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh (800) 979-3370. Guided Segway tours will get you up close and personal to Raleigh’s points of interest. trianglesegway.com 8801 Glenwood Ave., (877) 7CAMPNC. More than 5,500 acres of natural area. The park offers hiking trails, bridle and bike trails, picnicking and camping. Rowboats and canoes are available for rental during the summer. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/wium/main.php

Legends of harley drag Racing Museum, 1126 S. Saunders St., (800) 394-2753.
Check out the only Harley-Davidson drag-racing museum in the world, located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley dealerships in the United States. The expanded showroom is home to the world-famous drag-racing champion Ray Price. rayprice.com

Reidsville
Local information: Rockingham County TdA Chinqua Penn Plantation,
2138 Wentworth St., (336) 349-4576. Includes a 27-room English countryside mansion filled with elaborate furnishings from 30 countries, surrounded by 22 acres of historic landscape and gardens. The estate showcases the state’s premier collection of eclectic decorative arts. Enjoy our wine-tasting room, where wines made from local grapes are available for tasting. chinquapenn.com

Triangle Glides, 327 Blake St.,

Marbles kids Museum and Wells Fargo iMAX Theatre, 201 E. Hargett St.,
(919) 834-4040. A hands-on, minds-on interactive museum that inspires children to pretend, use their imagination, be curious and simply have fun. marbleskidsmuseum.org

William B. Umstead State Park,

(919) 857-4364. An antebellum plantation house and outbuildings, home to five generations of an influential Raleigh family. Tour of the park also includes the birthplace of President Andrew Johnson. raleighnc.gov/mordecai

Mordecai historic Park, 1 Mimosa St.,

Roanoke Rapids
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 dallas Jones Veterans Museum,
1620 E. 10th St., (800) 522-4282. Extensive collection of military memorabilia and medals, as well as a military library. rvalleyvetcenter.com 500 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy., (800) 522-4282. Premier music and entertainment district where music and fun meet. Enjoy incredible outdoor concerts and events at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre. visithalifax.com

Ramseur
Local information: heart of north Carolina VB Advertising Partner, p. 65 Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd., (336) 824-5263. Tour this working orchard that specializes in apples, peaches, blueberries, grapes, pumpkins and vegetables. millstonecreekorchards.com

north Carolina Executive Mansion,

200 N. Blount St., (919) 807-7948. This Victorian-style mansion, built from native North Carolina materials, has been home to North Carolina governors since 1891. Tours of both the house and gardens are available, but reservations must be made in advance. nchistoricsites.org/capitol/exec/exectour.htm 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., (919) 839-6262. One of the premier visual arts museums in the Southeast, featuring a dramatic new gallery building. Home to a world-class collection, plus 164-acre Museum Park. ncartmuseum.org

Festival Park at Carolina Crossroads,

north Carolina Museum of Art,

Randleman
Local information: heart of north Carolina VB Advertising Partner, p. 65 Petty’s Garage, 311 Branson Mill Rd.,
(877) 498-3745. Plant your feet within the walls of the Petty compound, the birthplace of modern race shops, where 10 NASCAR championships and more than 250 race wins began. Today, this team of automotive professionals builds high-performance street cars. pettys-garage.com

Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail,

north Carolina Museum of history,

5 E. Edenton St., (919) 807-7900. Explore North Carolina’s past and learn about its people. Exhibits highlight the state’s military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and more. ncmuseumofhistory.org

15 Jackson St. Ext., (800) 522-4282. Contains some of the most impressive and bestpreserved early 19th-century canal construction in the nation. Enjoy the interactive museum, hiking trail with rustic bridges, or try your hand at navigating a boat in a locks system. roanokecanal.com

Rocky Mount
Local information: Rocky Mount VB The imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences, Imperial Centre Plaza, 270 Gay St.,

north Carolina Museum of natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., (877) 462-8724.

Randleman Lake, 7123 Adams Farm Rd.,

The Southeast’s largest natural history museum offers four floors of exhibits and live animals. Highlights include the Willo, the first dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart, the Living Conservatory and daily hands-on programs. naturalsciences.org

(336) 498-5510. With a lake surface of 3,007 acres and 100 miles of beautiful shoreline, enjoy recreational activities such as boating, fishing, sailing and paddleboats. ptrwa.org

5 E. Edenton St., NC Museum of History, (919) 807-7900. Exhibits personal items donated by approximately 360 inductees. Learn about these sports legends and the impact of sports in the state. ncshof.org

north Carolina Sports hall of Fame,

Richard Petty Museum, 142 W. Academy St., (336) 495-1143. Race into this museum showcasing the career of the King of NASCAR from the early dirt days to the present with cars, trophies, awards and personal memorabilia. richardpettymuseum.org

(252) 972-1163. Plaza has several fascinating places to visit. The Arts Center has 10 galleries featuring a variety of exhibits. The Children’s Museum and Science Center is home to the Cummin’s digital planetarium, plus exotic live animals, hands-on exhibits and displays. The theater hosts popular performances. imperialcentre.org

Rocky Mount Fire Museum,

north Carolina State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Capitol Sq., (919) 733-4994. Built between 1833 and 1840, this National Historic Landmark is one of the best-preserved examples of a civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. nchistoricsites.org/capitol

404 S. Church St., (252) 972-1376. The museum houses a wooden fire main, old photos of firefighters, the city’s first fire alarm system and other mementos. A main display is a horse-drawn steam engine built in 1878 and used in Rocky Mount from 1896-1922. rockymountnc.gov/fire/museum.html

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Roxboro
Local information: Person County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 136 hyco Lake, NC Hwy. 57 N., (336) 599-4343.
Covers 3,750 acres with 120 miles of shoreline, providing many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including boating, camping, fishing and picnicking. visitroxboronc.com

Josephus hall house, 226 S. Jackson St.,

(704) 636-0103. Impressive house museum built in 1820 in the Federal style; additions in 1859 and 1900 have given the house Greek Revival and Victorian features. The interior boasts painted ceilings, original fixtures and an impressive collection of mid-Victorian furnishings and decorative accessories. historicsalisbury.org

Sanford
Local information: Sanford Area C of C house in the horseshoe State historic Site, 324 Alston House Rd., (910) 947-2051.
The house (c.1772) was the scene of a Whig/ Tory conflict during the American Revolution, and some of the bullet holes are still visible. Also the home of four-term North Carolina governor and prominent statesman Benjamin Williams from 1798-1814. nchistoricsites.org/horsesho/horsesho.htm

Mayo Lake, Hwy. 49 N., (336) 597-1755.

A 2,800-acre lake with a 120-acre park. Camping, walking, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking and fishing offered. recreation. personcounty.net

Person County Museum of history, 309 N. Main St., (336) 597-2884. Located in 1901 home of Gov. W.W. Kitchin (1809-1813), the complex includes the Kitchin home, Woodsdale General Store (c.1893), Dr. John H. Merrit’s office (c.1860) and a tobacco barn. visitroxboronc.com/heritage/museum.htm

Old Stone Winery, 6245 Hwy. 52, (704) 279-0930. Uniquely American wines and European blends made with hard work, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our wine list specializes in white and red Muscadine wines. Free tours and tastings are offered daily. osvwinery.com Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.,
(704) 633-5946. This 1854 courthouse, one of the finest examples of pre-Civil War architecture in the state, now houses artifacts and displays on the life and history of Rowan County. rowanmuseum.org

Scotland Neck
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Sylvan heights Waterfowl Park,
1829 Lees Meadow Rd., (800) 522-4282. Features the world’s largest collection of waterfowl in continentally themed aviaries. Picnic area, playground, interactive bird station, fossil dig and accessible treehouse overlooking the wetlands. shwpark.com

Salisbury
Local information: Salisbury-Rowan County CVB Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Rd., (704) 633-1137. Specializing in Muscadine wine products, come visit our tasting room and enjoy a leisurely walk around the area. caublecreekvineyard.com historic national Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site, 202 Government

Rd., (800) 332-2343. While this is the final resting place for veterans of all wars, buried in 18 trench graves are 11,700 Union soldiers who died at the Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Three monuments stand as a tribute. visitsalisburync.com/things-to-do/historicattractions/default.aspx

(800) 332-2343. Choose one of several interesting tours to learn more about Salisbury. The African-American Walking Tour chronicles the historic moments, great leaders and the lives of generations of AfricanAmericans who contributed to the town’s industrial, artistic, cultural and spiritual life. The Heritage Walking Tour offers a personal glimpse into the history and architecture of historic downtown Salisbury and the stately homes of the West Square District. The History and Art Trail features sites, markers, monuments and art relating to significant people and places in local history, culture, industry and the arts. All are self-guided with information available at the visitors center. visitsalisburync.com/things-to-do/historicattractions/default.aspx 123 E. Liberty St., (704) 636-1882. Offers a wide range of nationally and regionally recognized artists. Revolving exhibitions feature interesting and powerful sculptures. waterworks.org

Salisbury heritage Walking, history & Art Tours, 204 E. Innes St., Ste. 120,

279 Clark Canal Rd., (252) 826-3416. This generations-old farm is proud of its winery. We have developed unique Magnolia, Noble and Carlos wines that are light, crisp and pleasing to the palate. Stop by our tasting room or schedule an appointment for a tour.

Ventosa Plantation Vineyard & Winery,

Seagrove
Local information: heart of north Carolina VB Advertising Partner, p. 65 Museum of nC Traditional Pottery,
127 E. Main St., (800) 626-2672. View displays from the surrounding area potteries, and receive visitor guides and maps. (336) 873-8430. Showcasing the remarkable history and ongoing tradition of potterymaking in North Carolina, the center provides information on statewide pottery communities. ncpotterycenter.org

Waterworks Visual Arts Center,

nC Pottery Center, 233 East Ave.,

historic Salisbury Trolley Tours, 204 E.

Innes St., Ste. 120, (800) 332-2343. What better way to experience 250 years of Salisbury heritage and the continuum of architectural styles in our historic districts than on a trolley tour? Tours are available on Saturdays from April through October. visitsalisburync.com

Seagrove Orchids, 3451 Brower Mill Rd.,

(336) 879-6677. Tour this working orchid nursery cultivating and offering more than 200 different species for new to experienced orchid lovers. seagroveorchids.com

Seagrove Potteries, Town of Seagrove, Exit 45, Hwy. 220 & 705/I-73/I-74, (800) 626-2672. Visit Seagrove, the handmade pottery capital of the United States, where artisans create handcrafted pottery made in the same traditions that began here more than 200 years ago. Nearly 100 shops and galleries scattered throughout the area. heartofnorthcarolina.com

Sedalia
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128 Charlotte hawkins Brown Museum at historic Palmer Memorial institute,

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Crafts, Charlotte

6136 Burlington Rd., (336) 449-4846. Visit North Carolina’s only state-supported historic site to recognize a woman, and one of the first to honor an African-American. The site is the location of the former Palmer Memorial Institute, an African-American preparatory school established by Brown in 1902. nchistoricsites.org/chb

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Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 American Music Jubilee/Rudy Theatre, 300 N. Raiford St., (877) 843-7839. This Branson-style variety show entertains visitors with musical delights from 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to classic and contemporary country, and spectacular gospel. Our Christmas show is an event not to be missed. amjubilee.com Antiques district, 100 N. Raiford St., (919) 965-9841. We have numerous antique shops and malls for the serious antique collector, as well as the casual antiquer or seeker of simpler collectibles. selma-nc.com Atkinson Milling Co., 95 Atkinson Mill Rd., (800) 948-5707. Built in 1757, the mill has been in continuous operation for more than 240 years. Today, Atkinson’s Mill is the only water-powered gristmill operating in the area. atkinsonmilling.com

Owl’s Eye Vineyard & Winery, 1414 Metcalf Rd., (866) 980-9463. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or are just beginning to explore wine, we are happy to give you a memorable and enjoyable experience. Visit us for tours and tastings. owlseyevineyard.com

Wolfe Wines, 8973 Old Plank Rd., (336) 376-1401. Stop by and sample the finest selection of whole fruit wines, featuring Wild Blackberry Reserve, raspberry, Millhouse Muscadine, cherry, strawberry, Norton grape and more. wolfewines.com

Siler City
Local information: Pittsboro-Siler City CVB Celebrity dairy, 2106 Mt. Vernon-Hickory
Mountain Rd., (877) 742-5176. Home to a herd of 100 Alpine and Saanen goats. Here is the heart of our low-impact, sustainable agriculture farm – scene of spring kidding, twice-daily milking and the production of award-winning farmstead goat cheese. celebritydairy.com

Southern Pines
Local information: Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area CVB historic Shaw house Properties, 110 Morganton Rd., (910) 692-2051. Three historic houses (1770-1820) are furnished with plain-style furniture, depicting life in the early Sandhills. moorehistory.com Taxidermy hall of Fame of nC/Antique Tool & Creation Museums, 156 N.W.
Broad St., (910) 692-3471. Every kind of North Carolina wildlife (within the law), state and national taxidermy ribbon winners, and the oldest rock on earth.

Seven Springs
Local information: Goldsboro Wayne County T & T
345A Park Entrance Rd., (919) 778-6234. This 750-acre park on the Neuse River features a 90-foot-high sand cliff, hiking trails and water sports. Creative dioramas and audiovisuals in the museum depict the unique geology and natural history of the area. ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/clne/home.html

horizon Cellars, 466 Vineyard Ridge, (919) 742-1404. Generous tasting room that allows guests to overlook the fermentation tanks from above. Five acres of vines, including Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin. horizoncellars.com

Weymouth Woods Sandhills nature Preserve, 1024 N. Ft. Bragg, (910) 692-2167.

Smithfield
Local information: Johnston County VB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Arboretum at Johnston Community College, 1240 E. Market St., (919) 209-2052.

Cliffs of the neuse State Park,

A 571-acre nature preserve of longleaf pine forest, home of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, nature center museum, hiking. Bicycling is prohibited. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/wewo/main.php

Shelby
Local information: Cleveland County Tourism City Park Carousel & Rotary Train,
850 W. Sumter St., (704) 484-6476. Restored 1919 Herchell-Spillman carousel with handcarved wooden animals and menagerie figures, plus inside row paintings. Miniature train ride (c.1952, restored). cityofshelby.com/ govt/dept_parks_rec/carrousel_train.php 2042, (866) 305-9973. Enjoy a walking tour in uptown Shelby amid historic structures dating back to the 1850s, including the O. Max Gardner House, a National Historic Landmark, and the Cleveland County Historical Museum, a 1907 Classic Revival courthouse. clevelandchamber.org/pdf/2005/ 2005WalkingTour.pdf

Offers visitors walking trails along the Southern Garden, showcasing traditional trees, flowers and ornamental shrubs in the Southern region. Enjoy dogwoods, azaleas, lilies, roses and irises blooming throughout the year. johnstoncc.edu

Spencer
Local information: Salisbury-Rowan County CVB north Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave.,

(919) 934-5830. Home to an incredible collection of items, including childhood memorabilia, film clips, costumes, photos, film scripts, magazine covers and scrapbooks of the legendary actress and Smithfield native. avagardner.org

Ava Gardner Museum, 325 E. Market St.,

Buffalo Creek Greenway, 600 Booker

historic district Walking Tour, PO Box

Dairy Rd., (919) 934-2148. This 2.94-mile trail is the last land-based section of the Mountainsto-Sea Trail; the Neuse River will take visitors on to the Pamilco Sound. smithfield-nc.com

(877) 628-6386. Located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Co.’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. Visit antique automobiles at Bumper to Bumper and trace the history of transportation in Wagons, Wheels and Wings. Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features 13 buildings, 57 acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation. Seasonal train ride (fee), audiovisual show, visitor center and gift shop. nctrans.org

Carolina Premium Outlets, 1025 Industrial Park Dr., (919) 989-8757. More than 85 factory-direct stores, many designer and famous-maker labels in one convenient location. premiumoutlets.com/carolina

Stanley
Local information: Gaston County dept. of Tourism Advertising Partner, inside back cover Brevard Station Museum, 112 S. Main St.,
(704) 263-9801. Displays a collection of railroad and sports memorabilia and a military display. brevardstation.com

international Lineman’s Museum,

Snow Camp
Local information: Burlington/Alamance County CVB
301 Drama Rd., (800) 726-5115. Annual performances of William Hardy’s highly acclaimed Sword of Peace, which highlights the struggle of the peaceful Quakers in the time of the Revolutionary War, and Mark Sumner’s thought-provoking Pathway to Freedom, about the heroism of the those involved in the Underground Railroad. Performances on alternating nights, June through August. snowcampdrama.com

529 Caleb Rd., (704) 482-7638. Preserving the heritage of linemen and the electrical industry, this museum contains hundreds of artifacts dating back to the late 1800s, such as meters, books, climbing apparel and a 1955 Studebaker A Frame line truck. linemanmuseum.com

historic Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre,

State Road
Local information: Greater Mount Airy C of C & VC Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery, Chatham Lodge Ln., (336) 835-4230. Founded in 2003 among the green hills surrounding Elkin at the historical Klondike Cabins, fine wines are produced from North Carolina’s premier Yadkin Valley wine country. grassycreekvineyard.com

Moss Lake, 2641 Oak Grove Rd.,

(704) 482-7926. More than 2,000 acres with 57 miles of shoreline, 1,660 acres of water and an average depth of 50 feet. The lake serves as an active recreational destination for boaters, fishermen and water tournaments. mosslake-nc.com

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Local information: Statesville CVB
Hwy., (704) 873-5976. More than 3,000 acres of historic gardens and structures dating back to the 1760s, this designated National Historic Place and Natural Heritage Site is a treasure trove of natural and cultural heritage, plus the site of Civil War reenactments, living history events and demonstrations. allisonwoodslivinghistory.org

Allison Woods, Hwy. 21 N., 2106 Turnersburg

(336) 472-4422. Recognizes 1,607 North Carolinians killed or missing in the Vietnam War.

north Carolina Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, I-85 Rest Area, MP 100,

vale
Local information: Lincolnton-Lincoln County C of C WoodMill Winery, 1350 WoodMill Winery
Ln., (704) 276-9911. Nestled in the shadows of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by the natural beauty, tranquility and charm of the rolling foothills. We produce Muscadine, Scuppernong and blueberry wines from dry to sweet. woodmillwinery.com

World’s Largest Chair, 44 W. Main St., (800) 611-9907. A symbol of Thomasville’s furniture heritage, the 30-foot-high monument stands in the heart of downtown Thomasville. thomasvilletourism.com

Tillery
Local information: halifax County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 132 Remembering Tillery history house,
321 Community Center Rd., (800) 522-4282. This site tells the story of a 1930s Resettlement Community, part of the New Deal. Transplanted into an existing community, settlers were given 40 acres and a mule. visithalifax.com

Fort dobbs State historic Site, 438 Ft. Dobbs Rd., (704) 873-5882. Site of French and Indian War fort. Archaeological sites, artifact displays, nature trails and recreational facilities. Named for Royal Gov. Arthur Dobbs. fortdobbs.org iredell Museums, 134 Court St., (704) 873-4734. Located in the 1899 Water Pump Station, the museum’s permanent collection includes noteworthy portrait miniatures, historical artifacts, vintage clothing and numerous paintings and sculptures from notable local artists. iredellmuseums.org

Wagram
Local information: Scotland County TdA Cypress Bend Vineyards, 21904 Riverton Rd., (910) 369-0411. Taste all of our wine selections and enjoy the atmosphere produced by the fruits of generations of labor. cypressbendvineyards.com

Trinity
Local information: heart of north Carolina VB Advertising Partner, p. 65 neal’s John deere Vintage Tractor Museum, 5507 Snyder Country Rd.,

Wake Forest
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB Falls Lake State Recreation Area,
13304 Creedmoor Rd., (919) 676-1027. This 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands offer a variety of outdoor activities. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/fala/main.php

Stokesdale
Local information: Greensboro Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 128 Stonefield Cellars Winery, 8220 NC Hwy. 68 N., (336) 644-9908. Award-winning winery offering the complete wine experience in an accessible and romantic setting. On-site tasting room, plus tours. stonefieldcellars.com

(336) 861-6959. Vintage, limited-edition John Deere tractors and collectibles, featuring rare tractors, limited-edition precision models and educational videos. nealsjohndeeretractors.com

Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle
Church Rd., (336) 861-1414. A family-owned and -operated winery located on 102 acres with beautiful views of Mt. Shepherd. Come tour the vineyards and taste the wines. zimmermanvineyards.net

Warrenton
Local information: Warren County EdC Buck Spring – nathaniel Macon homeplace, SR 1314, (252) 257-3640. Replica
of the home of Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837), nationally prominent United States congressman. Facilities include home, outbuildings and gravesite, nature trail and recreation facilities.

Tarboro
Local information: Tarboro-Edgecombe C of C Blount-Bridgers house/hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, 130 Bridgers

Troutman
Local information: Statesville CVB davesté Vineyards, 155 Lytton Farm Rd., (704) 528-3882. While offering some traditional favorites like Merlot and Chardonnay, wine lovers are also enjoying our Chambourcin and Viognier. And some of our wines are further distinguished by being produced from varietals rarely grown in North Carolina, including Malbec and Rkatsiteli. daveste.com Lake norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Ln., (704) 528-6350. Covering 1,458 acres, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the state. The park offers picnic areas; a swimming area; canoe, rowboat and paddleboat rental; group camping facility (tents only); family tent/trailer area; fishing; hiking trails; and boat launch access to Lake Norman. Free; fee for camping and rentals. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/lano/main.php

St., (252) 823-4159. This Federal-style plantation house (c.1808) houses a collection of 19th-century furniture, furnishings and Edgecombe County memorabilia. The second floor houses a living museum to artist Hobson Pittman. edgecombearts.org/bbh.htm

historic district – Warrentown, 130 N. Main St., (252) 257-3114. Repository for a treasure of antebellum history, this beautiful town is alive with historic homes, antique stores and quaint shops. Walking tour available. warrenton-nc.com

Tarboro national Recreation Trail,

Downtown, (252) 823-7241. Stroll by structures representing Colonial, antebellum and Victorian architectural periods. Significant historic sites are the Pender Museum, the Town Common, the Cotton Press Complex and Calvary Church.

Waxhaw
Local information: Union County C of C Mexico Cardenas Museum, 6403 Davis Rd., (704) 843-6045. Celebrates the ties between the people of Mexico, their former president Lázaro Cárdenas, and Wycliffe Bible Translators, who began working in the country in the 1930s. Displays include artifacts and artwork. Museum of the Alphabet, 6409 Davis Rd., (704) 843-6066. Ever wonder how man’s alphabets and languages developed? This museum explores ancient alphabets from around the world and discusses how Wycliffe Bible Translators develop written representations of spoken languages. Museum of the Waxhaws & Andrew Jackson Memorial, Hwy. 75,

Taylorsville
Local information: Alexander County C of C
Rd., (828) 312-4362. We handcraft our wines in small batches to achieve that true traditional wine flavor, texture, nose and satisfaction.

Ginger Creek Vineyards, 858 John Cline

union Grove
Local information: Statesville CVB Linney’s Mill, 4635 Linney’s Mill Rd.,
(704) 592-2075. One of the few fully operational and producing old water mills in existence in North Carolina. Swinging bridge and mill store, which offers stone-ground cornmeal and grits, as well as other flour mixes. Rustic campground on property. linneysmill.com

Thomasville
Local information: Thomasville Tourism Commission & VC 1870 Train depot, 44 W. Main St.,
(800) 611-9907. Built in 1870, one of the oldest remaining railroad depots in North Carolina has been restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places. thomasvilletourism.com

(704) 843-1832. Focuses on the region’s history from 1650-1900. Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, is one of the subjects covered at the museum.

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Local information: Lexington VC & TA Richard Childress Racing Museum & Race Shop Tours, 180 Industrial Dr.,

(800) 476-3389. NASCAR Cup and Nationwide shop self-guided tours. Museum and gift shop include a variety of race cars, trophies and photos of RCR’s 40-plus years in the sport, including the career of the legendary Dale Earnhardt. rcrracing.com

Weldon
Local information: halifax County CVB Riverside Mill, 200 Mill St., (800) 522-4282.
Antique treasures in a lovingly restored cotton mill building. Handmade pottery, jewelry, metal, glass and art in the largest gallery of American craft on I-95. A Civil War cemetery and a hand-hewn stone aqueduct are located nearby, as is the Roanoke Canal Trail and Roanoke River. www.riversidemill.net

Zimmerman Vineyards, Trinity

Westfield
Local information: Stokes County Carolina Zipline, 1085 Nickell Farm Rd.,
(336) 972-7656. Our high course consists of a series of suspended platforms, travels throughout the forest and finishes with The Long One, a cable that spans more than 1,000 feet. The Web consists of a series of cables that criss-cross over a ravine, allowing you to touch the ground between lines, and finishes with a ride on a cable that spans almost 1,000 feet. Each tour consists of eight to 10 cables. carolinaziplines.com

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Stadium St., Fleming Stadium, (252) 296-3048. Showcases baseball memorabilia from across North Carolina. Features a Walk of Fame and baseball mementos from ball players such as Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, Enos Slaughter, Rick Ferrell and Buck Leonard.

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., (336) 723-9111. Fostering a love of stories and reading through interactive, educational opportunities for exploration and discovery, for both you and your child. Designed for birth to age 8. childrensmuseumofws.org delta Arts Center, 2611 Walkertown Rd.,
(336) 722-2625. Exhibits range from local to international and emphasize the contributions of African-Americans. deltafinearts.org

Willow Spring
Local information: Greater Raleigh CVB Adams Vineyards and Winery, 3390 John
Adams Rd., (919) 567-1010. We invite you to stop by, enjoy a tour and visit our tasting room to experience the excellent selection of wines we offer. adamsvineyards.com

Features artifacts that depict the culture and contributions of African-Americans to the history and development of Wilson. The house was built in 1946 by Freeman, who was a noted local black stonemason.

Oliver nestus Freeman Round house Museum, 1202 E. Nash St., (252) 296-3056.

diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State

Wilson Botanical Garden, 1806 Goldsboro St., (252) 237-0113. Comprised of a tree collection, five different turf-grass species evaluation, bird and butterfly gardens, along with display gardens, plus a perennial border, daylily and hosta collections. The garden is open from sunrise to sunset. wilson-co.com/arboretum.html Wilson Rose Garden, 1800 Herring Ave.,
(252) 399-2261. Offers more than 160 varieties of roses, ranging from historic old garden roses to modern hybrids to David Austin’s modern English Roses. Included are 50 varieties of AllAmerican Rose selection award winners.

University, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (336) 750-2458. Visit the Sculpture Gardens and take in the breathtaking John Biggers Murals, more than 30 feet in height, located in the O’Kelly Library. Offers 10-15 exhibits each year, most highlighting African Diaspora and AfricanAmerican art and culture. wssu.edu/diggs Rd., (336) 924-8191. Site of the first Moravian settlement (1753) in the state. Experience frontier life as you walk through the 1788 church, reconstructed palisade fort and historic community garden. Nearby Bethania, the second settlement, is a National Historic District. bethabarapark.org

historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara

Wilson
Local information: Wilson VC Advertising Partner, p. 133 Arts Galleries, 124 E. Nash St.,
(252) 291-4329. Exhibits are on display in the Annie Boykin Gallery in the Arts Center, G.R. Hammond Gallery in the Boykin Center and the Lowe Celebration Hall. wilsonarts.com

Wingate
Local information: Union County C of C Jesse helms Center, 3910 US 74 E., Wingate University, (704) 233-1776. Commemorating the life and career of United States Sen. Jesse Helms. A Union County native, this nonpolitical center displays memorabilia and maintains the senator’s archives. jessehelmscenter.org

C.W. Stokes house, 209 Broad St., (252) 243-8440. A fully restored bungalow full of English antiques. All the artifacts, collections and memorabilia, artwork are all by local artists. The self-guided downtown walking tour starts here www.wilson-nc.com
224 E. Nash St., (252) 291-5113. Science education museum with many exhibits for every age. Exotic animals from around the world on display. Up-close experiences with daily live science programs and demonstrations. imaginescience.org

historic Brookstown Mill, 200 Brookstown Ave., (866) 728-4200. While the roots of Salem’s textile tradition go back to the establishment of the town of Salem in 1766, this first factory marked the transition to mass production of textiles. visitwinstonsalem.com historic Oak Grove School, 2637 Oak
Grove Cir., (336) 722-5138 Ext. 248. This completely restored one-room schoolhouse lies within one of Forsyth County’s oldest African-American communities. Built in the early 1900s, it is now a center/museum with period furniture, schoolroom memorabilia and African-American history exhibits.

imagination Station Science Museum,

Winston-Salem
Local information: Winston-Salem VC Advertising Partner, p. 84 Associated Artists Gallery, 301 W. Fourth St., (336) 722-0340. Exhibitions at the canvas of the community range from member shows to regional and national competitions. Visit our gallery downtown. associatedartists.org

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Rd., (336) 758-5282. Enjoy this intimate museum with permanent exhibits consisting of cultural objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia and South Pacific. wfu.edu/MOA

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Old Salem Museums and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Rd., (888) 653-7253. Founded in 1766 to house professional Moravian craftsmen, now known as Old Salem, and one of America’s most authentic and well-documented Colonial sites, with 100 restored and reconstructed buildings. Our unique museums – the Historic Town of Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens – engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. oldsalem.org Advertising Partner, p. 84 Reynolda house Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd., (888) 663-1149. In the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), hanover Park Vineyard, 1927 CourtneyHuntsville Rd., (336) 463-2875. The wines created here have an Old World feel, so enjoy relaxing on the front porch with a glass of your favorite. We offer tastings for a nominal fee, which includes the glass. Tours are available upon request. hanoverparkwines.com Uptown Wines – River de Vine & Surry Cellars Tasting Room, 240 E. Main St.,

750 Marguerite Dr., (336) 725-1904. The modern galleries are housed within the elegant stateliness of a Tudor-style house that was once the estate of industrialist James G. Hanes. secca.org

Reynolda Historic District, see the former home of tobacco baron R.J. and Katharine Reynolds. The 64-room estate houses one of the finest public collections of American art in the South. reynoldahouse.org

Winston Cup Museum, 1355 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (336) 724-4557. Highlights R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s 33-year sponsorship of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and houses more than 30 authentic Winston Cup race cars. Also features one-of-a-kind racing artifacts, including trophies, uniforms, helmets, winners’ checks, autographed pictures and signed original racing posters. winstoncupmuseum.com

(336) 677-1115. Tasting room for River de Vine Vineyards and Surry Cellars featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Chardonel, Petit Manseng, Red Dirt Rose, Scholar’s Blend, Merlot and Red Wine Blend. yadkinarts.org

yadkinville
Local information: yadkin County C of C Allison Oaks Vineyards, 221 E. Main St.,
(336) 677-1388. Come downtown and taste our distinctive and unique wines, including our Orchard White, Proprietors Red, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. allisonoaksvineyards.com

yanceyville
Local information: Caswell County C of C historic district – yanceyville, Downtown
Yanceyville, (336) 694-6106. Centered by a magnificent antebellum courthouse designed by William Percival, the court square and 23 other buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the structures were built between 1830 and the beginning of the Civil War. A number of impressive homes line West Main Street as you travel from the square to Dongola, an 1837 Greek Revival home now part of the Carolina Pinnacle Studios complex. caswellcountync.gov

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(336) 767-6730. Children of all ages will enjoy the many hands-on exhibits. Wish upon a star in the state-of-the-art planetarium while learning about the solar system. View playful otters in the 15-acre park. sciworks.org

SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd.,

Single Sisters house Museum,

601 S. Church St., (336) 721-2621. Experience the fascinating story of the education of girls and women since 1772. Don’t forget to look for the home of Sister Maus, the subject of two children’s books; her mouse hole can be seen in the central hallway. salem.edu

Brandon hills Vineyard, 1927 Brandon Hills Rd., (336) 463-9463. This unspoiled old tobacco farm now emulates its hardiness by producing the succulent grapes that are reflected in our flavorful wines. Enjoy our great wines in the tasting room or on the back porch, which offers an exquisite view of our vineyard. Tours of vineyard are available. brandonhillsvineyard.com

Richmond Miles history Museum, 15 Main St., (336) 694-4965. Displays and artifacts of Caswell County’s history.

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One of America’s most authentic historical attractions. The Historic Town of Salem (founded in 1766 by Moravians) and The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, along with award-winning heirloom gardens, engage visitors in a memorable experience about those who lived and worked in the early American South.

Discover masterpieces of American art in the restored 1917 mansion of tobacco baron R.J. Reynolds. Enjoy featured exhibitions. Visit the gardens, shops and restaurants in the Reynolda Historic District.

The heart of a small city. The soul of a big one. Winston-Salem … Modern yet historical, sophisticated yet simple, enlightening yet entertaining, our artistic and innovative city offers plenty to do, experience and explore.

(336) 721-7350 www.oldsalem.org

(888) 663-1149 www.reynoldahouse.org

(866) 728-4200 www.visitwinstonsalem.com

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acres of wetland habitats and a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, black bears and red wolves. Hiking and wildlife trails, plus observation platforms to view the varied plant species. fws.gov/alligatorriver (252) 473-2111. As the first national seashore in the country, CHNS preserves and protects 75 miles along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The national park includes Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and visitors centers at Buxton (year round), Bodie Island and Ocracoke (seasonal). Free; fee for camping. nps.gov/caha (252) 728-2250. Consists of three undeveloped barrier islands covering 55 miles. Activities include fishing, swimming, birding, boating, windsurfing, kayaking and shelling. Cape Lookout Lighthouse is located on South Core Banks and is accessible by public ferry or private boat. nps.gov/calo

Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve,

Alligator River national Wildlife Refuge, (252) 473-1131. More than 150,000

outbreak of the Civil War. During the Reconstruction Era, it was used as a prison. Fort Macon was regarrisoned for the SpanishAmerican War and during World War II. Tours daily except Christmas Day. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/foma/main.php

101 Pivers Island Rd., (252) 838-0883. These islands provide nesting for a great variety of shorebirds and an ecosystem that is home to clams, whelks, fish, fiddler crabs and other creatures that are critical to the food web. It is also home to wild horses. Accessible only by private boat or ferry. nccoastalreserve.net

Aurora
Local information: Washington TdA Aurora Fossil Museum, 400 Main St.,
(252) 322-4238. Tells the story of the formation of the Coastal Plain, from the birth of the Atlantic Ocean to the present. The deposit of phosphate is a result of a long evolutionary process, beginning millions of years ago when the sea covered eastern North Carolina. aurorafossilmuseum.com

Cape hatteras national Seashore,

Shackleford Banks Wild horses, Foundation for Shackleford Horses, 306 Golden Farm Rd., (252) 728-6308. Come see the legendary banker ponies who have roamed free on our islands for more than 400 years. The herd numbers more than 200 horses that are the only inhabitants of this southernmost of the Outer Banks barrier island chain. shacklefordhorses.org

Belhaven
Local information: Washington TdA Belhaven Memorial Museum, 211 E. Main
St., (252) 943-6817. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum includes 30,000 buttons, dressed-flea wedding couple, antique dolls and toys, war artifacts, old money, furniture, farm tools, period fashions and technological antiquities from around the world.

Cape Lookout national Seashore,

Bald Head Island
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86 Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith island Museum, 101 Lighthouse Wynd,

Burgaw
Local information: Pender County Tourism Advertising Partner, p. 156 Bannerman Vineyard, 2624 Stag Park Rd.,
(910) 259-5474. We grow six different varieties of native North Carolina Muscadine grapes. Enjoy our sweet and semi-sweet White Oak blend wines. We welcome you to our tasting room to sample wines, meet our staff and enjoy our wonderful vineyard. bannermanvineyard.com

Croatan national Forest, (252) 638-5628. This coastal national forest contains 159,000 acres of estuary, hardwood forest, longleaf pine and pocosin. Recreation areas for camping, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, hiking and wildlife observation. Fishing and hunting. ncnatural.com/NCUSFS/Croatan/index.html historic Albemarle Tour, (800) 734-1117. Self-paced, self-guided driving trail takes the traveler through 400 years of American history, culture and the environment of 17 coastal North Carolina counties. Easily identifiable brown and white signs throughout the region invite visitors to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and pirates, soldiers and slaves, sea captains and Colonists at the 27 sites on the trail. historicalbemarletour.org Pea island national Wildlife Refuge,
(252) 987-1118. Located between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, the 6,000-acre refuge is a haven for more than 365 species of birds. Observation platforms, bird walks, programs and life-saving station kiosk. fws.gov/peaisland

(910) 457-7481. For nearly 200 years, North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse has marked the mouth of the historic Cape Fear River. Smith Museum is housed in replica of the 1850s lighthouse keeper’s cottage. oldbaldy.org

Bath
Local information: Washington TdA
207 Carteret St., (252) 923-3971. Incorporated in 1705, Bath is the oldest town in North Carolina. Features Palmer-Marsh House (c.1751), a furnished Colonial home of a wealthy official; Bonner House (c.1830), furnished home of a Bath planter; and Van Der Veer House (c.1790), self-guided museum of the town of Bath. Guided tours begin each hour from the visitor center, and a free 15-minute orientation video is offered. nchistoricsites.org/bath/bath.htm

historic Bath State historic Site,

Blackwater kayaking Charters, 30 Bell Williams Rd., (910) 231-0847. Travel the Black and northeast Cape Fear rivers with family and friends on expertly guided tours. Build memories to last a lifetime. blackwaterkayakcharters.com Burgaw Train depot, 115 S. Dickerson St., (910) 259-9817. Come take a tour of what’s believed to be the oldest train depot in the state, dating back to 1850. Recently renovated, the depot also contains the Transportation Museum, along with special exhibits. burgawchamber.com

acres in Washington, Hyde and Tyrrell counties. The refuge includes portions of the Scuppernong and Alligator rivers. Visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, birds, natural vegetation and beauty. Begin your visit at the Walter B. Jones Sr. Visitor Center. fws.gov/pocosinlakes

Pocosin Lakes national Wildlife Refuge, (252) 796-3004. Covers 111,000

Beaufort
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 Beaufort historic Site, Turner St.,
(800) 575-7483. Tour beautifully restored historic homes interpreted in period style, the old jail, the oldest wood-framed courthouse in the state, an apothecary shop and the Old Burying Ground. Hear costumed guides tell stories of pirates, sea captains, star-crossed lovers and Confederate spies. beauforthistoricsite.org

Buxton
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 Cape hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 46375 Lighthouse Rd., (252) 995-4474. The tallest brick lighthouse in North America. Open for climbing Good Friday through Columbus Day. nps.gov/caha

Atlantic Beach
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 Fort Macon State Park, E. Fort Macon Rd.,
(252) 726-3775. Built between 1826 and 1834 to guard the entrance to Beaufort Harbor, this five-sided fort, constructed of brick and stone, was intermittently garrisoned before being seized by Confederate troops in 1861 at the

Camden
Local information: dismal Swamp Canal WC Advertising Partner, p. 92 Camden County heritage Museum,
117 N. NC Hwy. 343, (877) 771-8333. Housed in the former Camden County jail (c.1910), the museum is a well-preserved reminder of local methods of incarceration at the turn of the century and also documents the history of Camden County with changing exhibits. dismalswampwelcomecenter.com

315 Front St., (252) 728-7317. Preserves and interprets all aspects of the state’s rich maritime heritage through educational exhibits and programs. Tour the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 exhibit, which showcases artifacts recovered from the flagship of the world’s most notorious pirate. ncmaritimemuseum.org

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Carolina Beach
Local information: Wilmington and Beaches CVB Advertising Partner, p. 152 Carolina Beach State Park, 1010 State
Park, (910) 458-8206. Spot the rare Venus Flytrap and other species of plants. Wind your way through habitats along intriguing trails, or enjoy fishing and boating. Covers 712 acres with 5 miles of hiking trails, boat ramps, slips and fuel dock. Campsites, picnic areas, group camping. Free; fee for camping, ramps and slips. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/cabe/main.php

Cedar Island
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 Cedar island national Wildlife Refuge, Lola Rd. at NC Hwy. 12, (252) 926-4021. Approximately 11,000 acres of irregularly flooded brackish marsh and 3,480 acres of woodlands. Provides habitat and protection for several endangered species and migratory fowl. fws.gov/cedarisland

Vineyards on the Scuppernong, 117 S. Elm St., (252) 796-4727. Come visit us in our tasting room and experience for yourself how varied the wines from this grape can be. Our tasting room is in a beautifully restored municipal building on the banks of the beautiful Scuppernong River – the perfect setting for a taste of the wines that are so much a part of the history of the region. vineyardsonthescuppernong.com

Columbia
Local information: Tyrrell County VC Columbia on the Scuppernong, 103 Main St., (252) 796-2781. This 35-acre district consists of a collection of buildings dating from the 19th century to World War I. Architecture styles range from Victorian to Craftsman, Tudor Revival to Romanesque. Self-guided tour. Scuppernong River interpretive Trail, 205 S. Ludington Dr., (252) 796-3004. A 3/4-mile loop through a pristine bottomland swamp along the Scuppernong River. Interpretive signs explain the workings of the blackwater swamp ecosystem and encourage visitors to look, listen and learn while they stroll through nature’s garden. fws.gov/pocosinlakes

Corolla
Local information: Currituck County dept. of T & T Advertising Partner, p. 144 Corolla Schoolhouse & Wild horse Museum, 1126 Schoolhouse Ln., Historic

Caswell Beach
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86 Oak island Lighthouse, 300-A Caswell
Beach Rd., (910) 278-1328. The lights are 169 feet above the water, as reported on nautical charts, and can be seen for 24 nautical miles. The actual structure is 153 feet tall, but it stands on a slight rise. There is no spiral staircase as found in most older lighthouses, but instead a series of ship ladders with a total of 131 steps to the gallery level. Tours to the top of the lighthouse are available all year by appointment. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, tours to the second level only are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. oakislandlighthouse.org

Corolla Village, (252) 453-8002. Built in the early 1900s, the schoolhouse has since been restored and currently houses a free, interactive wild-horse museum and a wildhorse gift shop. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the care of the wild horses. Fun, educational activities for children are offered in the summer, including a gentled wild mustang to pet and horse-painting sessions. corollawildhorses.com

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Currituck Banks national Estuarine Preserve, Hwy. 12, (252) 261-8891. Two miles
of wildlife preserve for hiking and beach activities. Inhabited by a variety of native wildlife, showcasing a prime example of maritime forest. Foot and four-wheel-drive access only. nccoastalreserve.net

Creswell
Local information: Washington County TdA Pettigrew State Park, 2252 Lake Shore Rd., (252) 797-4475. An angler’s paradise, this park is the home of Lake Phelps, a 16,600-acre natural lake, a virgin forest and recreational facilities, including a family campground, group camping, trails, picnic areas, boat ramp, exhibits, fishing pier and play fields. Ideal for shallow-draft sailboats, canoeing and windsurfing. View displays of prehistoric American Indian culture in the exhibit hall. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/pett/main.php Somerset Place State historic Site, 2572 Lake Shore Rd., (252) 797-4560. This antebellum plantation offers an insightful view of life before the Civil War. During its existence (1785-1865), it encompassed 100,000 acres as one of North Carolina’s most prosperous and was home to more than 300 slaves. nchistoricsites.org/somerset/somerset.htm

Currituck
Local information: Currituck County dept. of T & T Advertising Partner, p. 144 historic Currituck Settlement, Currituck Rd., (252) 223-2708. Includes the Jacobean Jail, the oldest standing jail in North Carolina (1790), and the Currituck Courthouse (1723).

Currituck Beach Lighthouse, 1101 Corolla
Village Rd., (252) 453-4939. First illuminated on Dec. 1, 1875. More than 1 million red bricks were used to build this lighthouse. Visitors can climb the 214 steps to get a breathtaking view of the ocean and sound. currituckbeachlight.com

Dublin
Local information: Elizabethtown-White Lake C of C Lu Mil Vineyard, 474 Suggs-Taylor Rd.,
(800) 545-2293. Bladen Blush, Cape Owen Red, Taylor Divine and Merry Christmas, plus alcohol-free wines. In addition to our wines, products include Muscadine grapes, blackberries and blueberries. We also have pond fishing, farm tours and an antique museum. lumilvineyard.com

Segway of the Outer Banks, 107-C Corolla Light Town Center, (252) 453-0877. Go off-road with a fat-tire Segway XT on our Mustang Trail Ride. segs-onthebeach.com Whalehead Club, 1100 Club Dr., Currituck
Heritage Park, (252) 453-9040. Built in the 1920s, this restored hunt club is known as the Crown Jewel of the Outer Banks. See Tiffany light fixtures accenting many unique custom architectural features and furnishings. whaleheadclub.org

Currie
Local information: Pender County Tourism Advertising Partner, p. 156
200 Moores Creek Rd., (910) 283-5591. Site of one of the first battles in the South of the Revolutionary War and the first patriot victory of the war. Museum, audiovisual program, selfguided history, nature trails and picnic area. nps.gov/mocr

Edenton
Local information: Chowan County TdA Edenton national Fish hatchery,
1104 W. Queen St., (252) 482-4118. Enjoy an aquarium and exhibits. Walking trails and ponds in back are accessible for visitors. fws.gov/edenton

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historic Edenton State historic Site,
108 N. Broad St., (252) 482-2637. Incorporated in 1722, Edenton retains an extensive historic district with a wonderful assemblage of 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century buildings. A guided walking tour features the 1736 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1758 Cupola House, Barker House (c.1782), 1767 Chowan County Courthouse and early 19th-century Iredell House State Historic Site. Trolley tours also available. edenton.nchistoricsites.org

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Lac Belle Amie Winery, 1120 St. Joseph Rd., (910) 645-6450. Guests are invited to the wine-tasting room to sample our private-label wines and a variety of gourmet foods. Relax on the front porch in our rocking chairs, have a glass of wine and enjoy the peacefulness of the farm. lacbelleamie.com Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest, 4506 NC 242 N., (910) 588-4161.

Gatesville
Local information: dismal Swamp Canal WC Advertising Partner, p. 92 Merchants Millpond State Park,
176 Millpond Rd., (252) 357-1191. Discover one of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities. Massive cypress and gum trees covered with Spanish moss form a canopy for the dark waters of the millpond, which is a wilderness sanctuary for wetland wildlife. Paddle quietly through the pond and creek, and encounter beavers, otters, owls and others. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/memi/main.php

Providence Burial Ground, W. Albemarle St., (252) 482-2637. Burial ground of prominent blacks, free blacks and military people from late 18th and 19th centuries.

Covers 890 acres of managed forest. Authentic Turpentine still, naval store, saps and tar used to waterproof ships. Talking Tree trail, picnic shelter and restroom. Education programs by request. ncesf.org/TCESF/home.htm

Edward
Local information: Washington TdA Bennett Vineyard, 6832 Old Sandhill Rd.,
(877) 762-9463. The largest Muscadine and Scuppernong vineyard in the Carolinas lies on a 138-acre parcel of Colonial grant land. The wine is made in barrels in a converted tobacco barn using recipes and techniques that emulate those of the earliest Colonists. Tours and tastings available. bennettvineyard.com

Engelhard
Local information: hyde County C of C historic Lake Landing, US 264 & SRs 1108,
1110 & 1114, (252) 926-9171. A driving tour of the historic district covers 13,400 acres in eastern Hyde County. This agricultural district represents a superior example of surviving rural architectural heritage. hydecountychamber.org

Grantsboro
Local information: Pamlico County C of C Pamlico County heritage Center, 10642 Hwy. 55 E., (252) 745-2239. Changing exhibits feature handcrafted farm, woodlands and marine implements, equipment, modes of transportation and heavy machinery representative of rural eastern North Carolina during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Fairfield
Local information: hyde County C of C Alligator River Canoe and Small Boat Trail, Hwy. 94, (888) 493-3826. This 21-mile

Elizabeth City
Local information: Elizabeth City Area CVB Advertising Partner, p. 92
(252) 338-6455. The gallery showcases and promotes fine art and traditional crafts of both regional and local artists and artisans. Featuring rotating shows and regional competitions. artsofthealbemarle.com

Greenville
Local information: Greenville-Pitt County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 143 Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., (252) 758-1946. The museum houses an impressive collection of 20th-century American art and the largest permanent display of Jugtown Pottery in eastern North Carolina. Contemporary works by North Carolina artists and exhibits of national, regional and local importance. gmoa.org Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Cir., Ste. 2, (252) 902-1700. Gardens and collections: Herb Garden, Container Gardens, Mixed Border, Perennial Border, Vegetable Garden, Fire Hydrant Garden, Certified Plant Professional Collection, Landscape Plants for Wet Sites, Agriculture Center, Rose Garden and Turfgrass Plots. Walter L. Stasavich Science & nature Center, 1000 Mumford Rd., (252) 329-4562.
Exhibits include a 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, a touch tank, live animal exhibits, the North American Wildlife diorama, shell display and the Waterfowl of the Atlantic Flyway exhibit. greenvillenc.gov

Arts of the Albemarle, 516 E. Main St.,

trail is made-to-order for the endurance canoeist who wishes to test himself. This beautiful stream winds through brackish marshes with picturesque snags left from a former forest and is composed of three sections. hydecountychamber.org

Episcopal Cemetery, 507 E. Ehringhaus St.,

Farmville
Local information: Greenville-Pitt County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 143 The May Museum and Park, 3802 S. Main St., (252) 753-6725. Located in an 1870s home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, in the Historic District, the museum chronicles the cultural and commercial heritage of Farmville and western Pitt County from Colonial times to the present. The museum interprets the area’s history through both permanent exhibits and changing special programs, and is home to an extensive collection of 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, which are displayed on a rotating basis. maymuseum.org

(252) 335-0346. Contains an important collection of gravestones and cast-iron fences that illustrates funerary traditions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Although the oldest date on a headstone is 1724, the cemetery was officially founded in 1828.

Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water St., (252) 335-1453. Explore the history of the oldest section of North Carolina, many times considered the birthplace of English America. museumofthealbemarle.com
Hands-on science center for kids and their families to explore and interact with the science around them. portdiscover.org

Port discover, 613 E. Main St., (252) 338-6117.

Weeksville Vineyards & Cellars, 1630 Salem Church Rd., (252) 330-2622. Enjoy the rustic charm of a gently restored 1930s-era farmhouse. This unique combination of vineyards, wine-tasting room and calm quiet of the country will transport you back to a bygone year. weeksvillevineyards.com

Frisco
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 Frisco native American Museum & natural history Center, 53536 Hwy. 12,
(252) 995-4440. Features a nationally recognized collection of American Indian artifacts and exhibits. Includes educational displays, special films, live exhibits and a nature trail winding through a beautiful maritime forest. Trail for visually impaired persons, too. nativeamericanmuseum.org

Grifton
Local information: Greenville-Pitt County CVB Advertising Partner, p. 143 Catechna indian Village, 420 Creek Shore
Dr., (252) 524-5168. Demonstrations on historic pottery techniques, such as coil pottery and the canoe-building techniques performed by American Indians in the past.

Elizabethtown
Local information: Elizabethtown-White Lake C of C Jones Lake State Park, 113 Jones Lake Dr.,
(910) 588-4550. The lake is one of the few remaining Carolina bay lakes, the origin of which has been a subject of speculation and debate. Camping, boating, picnic area, hiking, swimming and fishing with a North Carolina license. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/jone/main.php

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Jacksonville
Local information: Onslow County Tourism Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Camp Johnson gate entrance, Johnson Blvd., Hwy. 24, (910) 938-5328. Set in a wooded site with beautiful landscaping, this is a fitting tribute to our military men and women who answer the call every day without regard to personal safety. A solemn tribute to 273 Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion in Lebanon and Grenada on Oct. 23, 1983. The 9/11 World Trade Center Beam is here, too. Lynnwood Park Zoo, 1071 Wells Rd.,
(910) 938-5848. This beautifully landscaped 10-acre park is home to mammals, birds and reptiles. Visitors enjoy a leisurely stroll on walkways that weave between exhibits. Children have a hands-on opportunity. lynnwoodparkzoo.com

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Montford Point Museum, Bldg. M101 Camp Johnson, (910) 450-1340. Depicts the history of Camp Johnson (formerly known as Montford Point) as the training facility for black Marines from 1942-1949. montfordpointmarines.com

Hamilton
Local information: Martin County TdA Roanoke River Paddle Trail & Canoe Camping Platforms, Main St.,

Havelock
Local information: new Bern-Craven County CVC Advertising Partner, p. 154 US Marine Corps Aviation Exhibit,
201 Tourist Center Dr., (252) 444-4348. Five restored aircraft, scaled models depicting the aircraft lineage of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point from its inception in 1942. Historic photographs and artifacts all combine to showcase the USMC’s aviation history. cityofhavelock.com

30 Acres and a Mule Farm, 125 McGowan

Rd., (910) 324-4499. Fun, adventure and a little education for all ages. We have farm animals, gem mining, picnic/play area, hayrides and tours at our little Western town, Old Mule City. 30acremule.com

(252) 792-0070. An emerging destination in northeast North Carolina, the Lower Roanoke River and its tributaries offer a unique wilderness experience for kayakers and canoeists. Meandering through the Coastal plain to the Atlantic Ocean, the Roanoke spreads out through the largest intact bottomland hardwood swamp forest east of the Mississippi River. roanokeriverpartners.org

Jarvisburg
Local information: Currituck County dept. of T & T Advertising Partner, p. 144 Sanctuary Vineyards, 6957 Caratoke Hwy.,
(252) 491-2387. Our vineyards are greeted by brilliant sunrises and kissed by ocean breezes. Guided tours of our vineyard are available in season; self-guided tours available in the offseason when the vines are dormant. Tasting room located in the nearby Cotton Gin. sanctuaryvineyards.com

Harkers Island
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 Cape Lookout Lighthouse, 131 Charles St.
(Harkers Island Rd.), (252) 728-2250. Built in 1859, the lighthouse also has a Light Station Visitor Center and Keepers Quarters Museum. The regular season for climbing is mid-May through mid-September, but please check the website. nps.gov/calo

Hertford
Local information: Perquimans County C of C & VC historic district – hertford, 118 W. Market St., (252) 426-3548. Self-guided walking tour of this picturesque town takes you by exquisite waterfront homes, boardwalks and piers, and the historic 1825 Perquimans County Courthouse. Jim “Catfish” Hunter Baseball Museum. historichertfordinc.org newbold-White house: A Colonial Quaker homestead, 151 Newbold White

kenansville
Local information: duplin County VC Cowan Museum, 411 S. Main St.,
(910) 296-2149. More than 2,000 artifacts reflecting the heritage of rural North Carolina include 18th- and 19th-century farming and household items. One-room log schoolhouse, log tobacco barn, one-room furnished log cabin and blacksmith shop on the grounds. cowanmuseum.com

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & heritage Center, 1785 Island Rd.,

(252) 728-1500. Celebrate the living traditions of decoy carving, boat building and commercial fishing through the documentation and preservation of this Down East community’s cultural history. coresound.com

Rd., (252) 426-7567. Dating to 1730, the house is authentically restored and features period furnishings for a Colonial Quaker family. Seasonal herb garden, museum shop and picnic grounds. newboldwhitehouse.com

Old neck Rural historic district,

Hatteras
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145
NC Hwy. 12, 59200 Museum Dr., (252) 986-2995. Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks and the 1,000 known shipwrecks that rest off this coast. Learn of shipwrecks related to exploration, transportation and commerce. The popular shipping lanes off the Outer Banks made piracy and warfare an integral aspect of the region’s maritime history. graveyardoftheatlantic.com

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum,

Old Neck & New Hope Rd., (252) 426-7567. Features beautiful, historic plantation homes in the county’s traditional agricultural setting. Included on the tour are Land’s End (c.1835), Fletcher-Skinner-Nixon House (c.1815), Cove Grove (c.1830) and Stockton (c.1840). perquimans.com

historic district – kenansville, 141 Rutledge Rd., (910) 296-2175. More than 25 homes and buildings that are predominately 19th-century examples of Greek Revival architecture. Liberty hall Plantation, 409 S. Main St.,
(910) 296-2175. Restored 11-room Southern plantation of the 1800s includes 12 outbuildings, Visitor’s Center Exhibit Hall, herb and rose gardens. libertyhallnc.org

(252) 426-7567. While a replica, this double-masted, 30-foot boat is the only known example of the most common Colonial workboats from the period. newboldwhitehouse.com

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Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 The nature Conservancy at nags head Woods, 701 W. Ocean Acres Dr.,

knotts Island
Local information: Currituck County dept. of T & T Advertising Partner, p. 144 Mackay island national Wildlife Refuge, Hwy. 615, adjacent to Knotts Island,

(252) 441-2525. A 1,400-acre maritime forest with more than 5 miles of hiking trails, plus visitors center and gift shop.

Wright Brothers national Memorial, 800 Colington Rd., (252) 441-7430. Site of the world’s first powered flights by the Wright brothers on Dec. 17, 1903. Museum exhibits, reproduction of the 1903 airplane and 1902 glider. Monument to the Wright brothers, reproduction of living quarters and hangar. nps.gov/wrbr

(877) 287-7488. More than 8,600 acres in the northeastern part of Currituck County. Visitors center is in the Kitchen Tract Hunt Club. Twenty miles of canals and creeks. Open for walking, biking, fishing and wildlife observation. fws.gov/mackayisland

The Lost Colony Outdoor drama, 1409 National Park Dr., (800) 488-5012. America’s longest-running outdoor drama portrays the fascinating story of 120 men, women and children as they attempted to make a new home in an untamed land and then disappeared without a trace – a story that has remained one of history’s greatest mysteries for more than 400 years. Summer performances Monday through Saturday. thelostcolony.org north Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke island, 374 Airport Rd., (866) 332-3475.

Martin Vineyards, 213 Martin Farm Ln.,

(800) 810-1642. Sample native North Carolina Muscadine wines, made with a variety of red and white grapes. Pick your own seasonal peaches, apples or grapes. martinvineyards.com

Experience the waters of the Outer Banks as you explore the 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit, Wetlands on the Edge, saltwater gallery and our interactive exhibit, Oceans Revealed: Power of the Planet. ncaquariums.com

kinston
Local information: kinston-Lenoir CVB Advertising Partner, p. 88 Caswell Center Museum, 2415 W. Vernon Ave., (252) 208-3780. Portrays institutional life from the early 1900s to the present through a collection of historical information and artifacts. These displays tell the Caswell story and relate the center to its place in the history of Kinston, Lenoir County and the state. caswellcenter.org Caswell no. 1 Fire Station Museum,
118 S. Queen St., (252) 521-5648. A 1922 LaFrance Pumper is the focus of the museum, along with a collection of helmets, nozzles, ladders, fire extinguishers and other memorabilia that span a 100-year period.

kure Beach
Local information: Wilmington and Beaches CVB Advertising Partner, p. 152 Fort Fisher State historic Site, 1610 Fort
Fisher Blvd. S., (910) 458-5538. At the dawn of the Civil War, the Confederacy constructed what was to become the largest and one of the most important earthwork fortifications in the South. Approximately 10 percent of Fort Fisher remains, along with a restored palisade fence. The visitor center offers interpretive exhibits and an audiovisual presentation. nchistoricsites.org/fisher

Oregon inlet Fishing Center, 98 NC Hwy. 12, (800) 272-5199. Home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the Eastern Seaboard. A full-service marina, Oregon Inlet offers a comprehensive fishing experience for the “old salt” or the vacationing fisherman. Advertising Partner, p. 146 Roanoke island Festival Park, One Festival Park, (252) 475-1506. A 25-acre site rich with visitor activities celebrating history, education and the arts. Hop aboard the state’s own 16th-century representative sailing vessel, the Elizabeth II. roanokeisland.com Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse,
Queen Elizabeth St., Manteo Waterfront, (252) 475-1750. This reconstructed lighthouse contains exhibits highlighting Roanoke Island’s maritime heritage, including a history of the Marshes Lighthouse and its keepers. The original screw-pile lighthouse aided mariners in Croatan Sound. outerbanks.org/attractions/historical_sites/ roanoke_marshes_lighthouse.asp

CSS Neuse II, Herritage St. at Gordon St., (252) 560-2150. The only full-scale Civil War replica in the world. Step aboard the CSS Neuse II and experience the life of a Civil War sailor. cssneusefoundation.com CSS Neuse State historic Site & Governor Richard Caswell Memorial,
2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Bus.), (252) 522-2091. The site of the CSS Neuse, one of three Civil War ironclads, and the Richard Caswell Memorial rest on the banks of the Neuse River and tell stories that span two American wars. Exhibits include a guided tour of the gunboat. Caswell Memorial is a self-guided museum depicting the life and career of North Carolina’s first elected governor. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm (252) 522-0421. One of the oldest homes in Lenoir County, tastefully restored with authentic 18th-century furnishings. Built in 1772, once the home of Gov. Richard Caswell. lenoircountyhistorical.com

Loggerhead Rd., (910) 458-5798. Four miles and 288 acres of undeveloped beach. Nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles and water birds. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/fofi/main.php

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 1000

This 93,000-square-foot aquarium showcases plants and animals of the Cape Fear River, swamps, estuaries, beaches and ocean. A freshwater conservatory, touchpool and large ocean tank with daily dive shows. ncaquariums.com

north Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Rd., (866) 301-3476.

Morehead City
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 The history Place, 1008 Arendell St.,
(252) 247-7533. Displays a widely varied collection reflecting the cultural history of North Carolina’s coast, from its indigenous American Indians through World War II. The research library offers a broad Civil War collection and genealogy research materials. thehistoryplace.org

Lake Waccamaw
Local information: Columbus County TB Lake Waccamaw State Park, 1866 State Park Dr., (910) 646-4748. One of the most unique bodies of water in the world with animals found nowhere else on earth, rare plants and endangered animals. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/lawa/main.php

harmony hall, 109 E. King St.,

Manteo
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park
Dr., (252) 473-3234. A living memorial to the English Colonists who came to America in 1584-1587. Designed by the renowned firm of Innocenti and Webel, it contains elements of 16th-century statuary, indigenous plants and herbs. elizabethangardens.org

Olympus dive Center, 713 Shepard St., (800) 992-1258. Wreck diving at its finest. A great variety of dive experiences on the varied wrecks of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. olympusdiving.com

Murfreesboro
Local information: Murfreesboro historical Association Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana,
High St., (252) 398-5922. Features the world’s largest collection of washing machines, flat irons, dairy equipment and music boxes. This extensive collection contains thousands of artifacts and Americana. murfreesboronc.org

Rd. & Caswell St., Hwy. 11 N., (252) 939-3302. This 5,000-square-foot museum features hands-on health and science exhibits and programs. neusewaypark.com

neuseway Park Planetarium, Riverbank

Fort Raleigh national historic Site,

1401 National Park Dr., (252) 473-5772. The first English attempts at colonization in the New World (1585-1587) are commemorated here. Also includes the preservation of American Indian culture, the American Civil War and the Freedman’s Colony. nps.gov/fora

historic district – Murfreesboro, 116 E.

Main St., (252) 398-5922. Twelve-block historic area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tour headquarters at RobertsVaughan Village Center (c.1790). murfreesboronc.org

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Nags Head
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 Bodie island Lighthouse, NC 12,
(252) 441-5711. Rising 159 feet above sea level, the base of the tower is open seasonally, along with restored Double Keeper’s Quarters, which contains lighthouse exhibits and a bookshop. nps.gov/caha MP 16.5, (252) 255-1501. Originally built in 1939, this is the oldest fishing pier on the Outer Banks. In addition to the restored pier, we feature educational programs, alternative energy demonstrations, live animal exhibits, a snack bar and tackle shop. Great family fun and good fishing, too. jennettespier.net

New Bern
Local information: new Bern-Craven County CVC Advertising Partner, p. 154 Attmore-Oliver house Museum,
510 Pollock St., (252) 638-8558. Built in 1790, the museum houses 18th- and 19th-century antiques, Civil War memorabilia and a unique doll collection. newbernhistorical.org

Tryon Palace, 610 Pollock St., (800) 767-1560. The 18th-century residence of the governor of the Colony and state of North Carolina. Interactive, multi-person games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old at the new North Carolina History Center, while guided tours, live re-enactments and conversations with costumed interpreters bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, gardens and historic homes. tryonpalace.org

Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail,

Birthplace of Pepsi, 256 Middle St., (252) 636-5898. On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented Brad’s Drink, which later he patented as Pepsi-Cola. Today, you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi-Cola at the re-created soda fountain. pepsistore.com new Bern Firemen’s Museum,
408 Hancock St., (252) 636-4087. This building houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early firefighting equipment, rare photographs and Civil War relics. newbernmuseums.com

Newport
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 Lake Road Winery, 1120 Lake Rd., (252) 622-0930. Our comfortable and charming space is the perfect to place to sample some of the best wines coastal North Carolina has to offer. lakeroadwinery.com

Jockey’s Ridge State Park, W. Carolista

Dr., (252) 441-7132. The tallest active sand dune on the East Coast. Hiking, hang gliding, kite flying and sunset watching over Roanoke Sound. jockeysridgestatepark.com

oak City
Local information: Martin County TdA Fort Branch, 2883 Fort Branch Rd.,
(800) 776-8566. This well-preserved, starshaped Confederate earthen fort on Rainbow Banks overlooks the Roanoke River. Annual battle reenactment the first weekend in November. Seven of the original cannons on display. fortbranchcivilwarsite.com

Tanger Outlet Center, MP 16, Bypass, (252) 441-5634. Here you’ll find your favorite designers. Shipping and special orders available at many stores.

new Bern historic Trolley Tour, 333 Middle St., (800) 849-7316. Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty in a comprehensive 90-minute trolley tour of historic downtown New Bern. Our professional guides will entertain you with fascinating details, historical narratives and true stories of this former royal capital. newberntours.com

ocean Isle Beach
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86 Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E.

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Second St., (910) 579-1016. A natural history museum with a touch tank of live sea animals, numerous exhibits and natural habitat settings, including the Swamp, the Reef and Waterfowl. museumplanetarium.org (910) 287-2800. We combine our passion for fine wine with a deep desire to share good wines with friends and guests. We want to invite you to share the things we love most: the beauty of nature, the warmth of friendship and the goodness of wonderful wine. silvercoastwinery.com

Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Rd.,

ocracoke
Local information: hyde County C of C British Cemetery, British Cemetery Rd., (888)
61434 61438

493-3826. During the height of the German submarine campaign in May 1942, the HMC Bedfordshire was torpedoed and sunk with all hands lost. Four bodies of the crew were subsequently found and buried here. Today, this corner of our island is forever England.

There’s a reason we’re called the “Harbor of Hospitality.” Walk in the footsteps of history. Revel in the discovery of art. Paddle your kayak on the water. There’s so much to see and do in Elizabeth City.

Civil War battle cries and secret whispers of underground slaves are woven through the fabric of this land. Nature still abounds in this friendly, homegrown community where hospitality is a wellwatered crop. Bird – Bike – Paddle – Hike Take in the Sights!

Ocracoke Lighthouse, Lighthouse Rd., (888) 493-3826. Completed in 1823 at 75 feet tall, the walls of the whitewashed tower, built of brick with a concrete veneer exterior, are five feet thick at the base. The lighthouse is not open to the public for climbing. nps.gov/ caha/ocracoke-island-lighthouse.htm Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, 49 Water Plant Rd., (252) 928-7375.

(866) 324-8948 www.discoverelizabethcity.com

(877) 771-8333 www.dismalswampwelcomecenter.com

Offers visitors a glimpse of what life was like in earlier times through displays, artifacts and historic photographs. Open Easter through Thanksgiving; by appointment the rest of the year. ocracokemuseum.org

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oriental
Local information: Pamlico County C of C Oriental’s history Museum, 802 Broad
St., (252) 670-9318. Explore the history of Oriental and the surrounding area. The museum features a dugout canoe, the porthole from the steamship Oriental – for which the town was named – and other local artifacts.

Pine knoll Shores
Local information: Crystal Coast TA Advertising Partner, p. 150 north Carolina Aquarium at Pine knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Dr., (800) 832-3474.
See eye-to-eye with turtles, eels, snakes, alligators and a kaleidoscope of colorful fish. Talk to divers as they mingle with sharks in the 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck. Enjoy dive shows, live animal programs and hands-on activities daily. Explore two nature trails or sign up for boat excursions, surfing lessons and other field trips. ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

Tryon Palace, New Bern

Theodore Roosevelt natural Area,

1 Roosevelt Dr., (252) 726-3775. Offers an interpreted trail adjacent to and leading from the parking area of the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Donated to the state by the family of the 26th president, this nature preserve attracts naturalists and photographers. Trail use is free.

Richlands
Local information: Onslow County Tourism huffman Vineyards & Winery, 221 Haw Branch Rd., (910) 324-3997. Come sample our wines, handcrafted in small batches. We have something for every palate: Muscadine, Vinifera and fruit wines range from dry to semi-sweet to sweet. huffmanvineyards.com Mike’s Farm, 767 Luther Banks Rd.,
(800) 820-3276. Family-oriented business featuring agritourism, which includes hayrides, Christmas trees, pumpkin picking and a variety of other crops. mikesfarm.com

Scotts Hill
Local information: Pender County Tourism Advertising Partner, p. 156 Abbey nature Trail, 10200 US Hwy. 17, (910) 686-9518. Take pleasure in the wooden walkway built across the 10-acre pond, connecting with walking trails on both sides. Experience the great outdoors through the forest while hiking, bird-watching, or just viewing the beautiful trees, plants, flowers and wildlife. poplargrove.com/nature_trail.htm

Plymouth
Local information: Washington County TdA Port O’Plymouth Museum, 302 E. Water St., (252) 793-1377. Featuring the Civil War Battle of Plymouth, which took place April 17-20, 1864. The skirmish was North Carolina’s second-largest battle and the last major Southern victory of the war. Bullet shell and artifact collections. livinghistoryweekend.com/port_o.htm Roanoke River Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, 206 W. Water St.,

South Mills
Local information: dismal Swamp Canal WC Advertising Partner, p. 92 dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center,
2356 US Hwy. 17 N., (877) 771-8333. The only center in the continental United States greeting visitors by both highway and waterway. The canal, part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, is the oldest continually operating canal in the country and has a colorful past. dismalswampwelcomecenter.com

301 S. Wilmington St., (910) 324-5008. Presents the rich heritage of Onslow County and the surrounding area. Includes two exhibit galleries and a research room. The museum features continuously changing historic and contemporary exhibits. co.onslow.nc.us/museum

Onslow County Museum,

(252) 793-4777. This replicated lighthouse allows one to experience life as a lighthouse keeper, c.1866-1885. The museum offers a wealth of photographs that share the story of the river’s impact on fishermen, farmers, merchants, soldiers and others. roanokeriverlighthouse.org

Rodanthe
Local information: Outer Banks VB Advertising Partner, p. 145 Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station historic Site & Museum, 23645 NC Hwy. 12,

Wildlife Museum & Gallery, 111 W. Water
St., (252) 793-6600. Visitors are mystically transported from a trapper’s cabin in the Alaskan Outback to a safari tent in Africa’s Serengeti. Interactive exhibits include touch tables with hides and antlers.

(252) 987-1552. First United States Lifesaving Station in North Carolina built and manned in 1874. The historic seven-building site has exhibits and displays, including one honoring the African-Americans that manned the Pea Island Lifesaving Station. chicamacomico.net

dismal Swamp State Park, 2294 US Hwy. 17 N., (252) 771-6593. Accessed by an 80-foot barge-swing bridge on the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. Visitors center, plus 17 miles of mountain biking/hiking trails, birding and photography opportunities. Boardwalk allows a modern passage into the swamp. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/disw/main.php

Southport
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86 north Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St., (910) 457-0003.
Preserves and interprets the rich maritime heritage of Southport and the lower Cape Fear area through exhibits, artifacts, programs and research library. ncmaritimemuseums.com

Pollocksville
Local information: Jones County Cooperative Extension
Hwy., (252) 224-1803. The house stands at the heart of a once-sprawling plantation. Today, this tastefully restored Old South plantation house stands tall as a majestic reminder of the era. foscueplantation.com

Rose Hill
Local information: duplin County VC
(800) 774-9634. Enjoy free wine tastings, as well as vineyard and winery tours at the oldest existing family-owned vineyard and winery in North Carolina. Pick your own grapes (in season), enjoy a dinner show (advance tickets only) or shop for Duplin wines, alcohol-free wines and resveratrol. duplinwinery.com

duplin Winery, 505 N. Sycamore St.,

Foscue Plantation house, 7509 N. US 17

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Sunset Beach
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86
(910) 575-0033. Relax in the Sky Theater’s seats as you zoom through space. Great star shows, laser music shows and programs about astronomy, science and space exploration. museumplanetarium.org

Topsail Beach
Local information: Topsail Area C of C & Tourism Missiles & More Museum, 720 Channel
Blvd., (800) 626-2780. Artifacts and exhibits from prehistory to the present, including displays and artifacts dating from World War II.

Wilmington
Local information: Wilmington and Beaches CVB Advertising Partner, p. 152 Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Rd., (910) 798-7700. Wander through a 67-acre garden of great live oaks draped in Spanish and resurrection fern, and acres of flowering camellias, azaleas, wisteria, dogwoods and freshwater lakes. airliegardens.org Battleship North Carolina, #1 Battleship Rd., (910) 251-5797. Offers a unique opportunity to walk the decks of a living legend. A self-guided tour takes you to nine decks where you can visit crews’ quarters, the restored bridge and exhibits showing WWII-era experiences of crew members. battleshipnc.com Advertising Partner, p. 152 Bellamy Mansion Museum of history and design Arts, 503 Market St.,

ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St.,

Warsaw
Local information: duplin County VC Country Squire Winery, 748 NC 24 & 50, (877) 830-1602. Many of our wines are named after favorite areas, and the wine label design is reflective of the owners’ Scottish heritage. Visit the Tartan Tasting Room to sample our work. countrysquireinn.com duplin County Veterans Memorial Museum, 119 E. Hill St., (910) 293-2190. A

Surf City
Local information: Pender County Tourism Advertising Partner, p. 156 The Belle of Topsail, 111 N. New River Dr.,
(910) 328-1621. Come party with the captain. Daily scenic sightseeing cruises, sunset cruise and captain’s party cruise. See the many sights of Topsail Island, from the dolphins to the osprey. belleoftopsail.com

Carolina divers, 13567-B NC Hwy. 50,

(866) 913-1653. Explore your adventurous side. Come certified or we’ll help you learn. We offer fun and exciting scuba diving classes for every level of diver. carolinadivers-nc.com

beautifully restored Queen Anne-style house, the museum houses military artifacts and memorabilia from many periods in military history, as well as a restored tribute to the L.P. Best family.

Washington
Local information: Washington TdA Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp
Leach Rd., (252) 923-2191. A 1,596-acre natural area with 7.5 miles of nature trails, sandy swimming beach and picnic area, 12 primitive campsites, excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities and a boat ramp located on Pamlico River. View marshes and bald cypress swamps, and the wildlife that inhabit them. Free; fee for camping. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/gocr/main.php

(910) 251-3700. Built as the city residence (c.1861) of a prominent planter, this is Wilmington’s most spectacular example of antebellum architecture. The mansion offers tours, exhibits on history and design arts, and an informative look at historic preservation in action. bellamymansion.org

Swan Quarter
Local information: hyde County C of C Mattamuskeet national Wildlife Refuge, 38 Refuge Rd., (252) 926-4021.

Burgwin-Wright house Museum,

224 Market St., (910) 762-0570. This Georgianstyle townhouse (c.1770) has been restored and decorated with furnishings of the 18th and early 19th centuries. burgwinwrighthouse.com (910) 395-5999. This 42,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum features two centuries of North Carolina and American art, boasting one of the world’s major collections of the romantic color prints of Mary Cassatt. The permanent gallery displays works by Minnie Evans, Claude Howell and many others. Includes temporary exhibitions, special events, a museum cafe and auditorium. cameronartmuseum.com

North Carolina’s largest natural lake, Lake Mattamuskeet. The Refuge is a haven for endangered species such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons and American alligators. Completed in 1915 and now closed, Mattamuskeet Lodge was once the largest pumping station in the world. fws.gov/mattamuskeet

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St.,

16,400 acres of salt marsh island and forested wetlands are home to a large variety of mammals and hundreds of species of birds. Two undeveloped trails available for hiking and biking during daylight hours. fws.gov/swanquarter

Swan Quarter national Wildlife Refuge, US 264, (252) 926-4021. More than

north Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., (252) 948-0000. Explore science, art, nature and history where the rivers meet the sea at the Pamlico/Tar River estuary. partnershipforthesounds.org

White oak
Local information: Elizabethtown-White Lake C of C harmony hall, 1615 River Rd., (910) 866-4844.
House restored to c.1760 with kitchen, general store, school and chapel. Guided tours.

Cape Fear Museum of history & Science, 814 Market St., (910) 798-4350.

Swansboro
Local information: Onslow County Tourism hammocks Beach State Park,
1572 Hammocks Beach Rd., (910) 326-4881. Made up of three different areas: the 30-acre mainland; the 980-acre Bear Island, an unspoiled barrier island only accessible by private boat or ferry; and Huggins Island, a 211-acre maritime island, site of Huggins Island Battery, the only unspoiled Confederate earthen fortification on the North Carolina coast. ncparks.gov/visit/parks/habe/main.php

Focuses on regional history, cultures and science. Extensive Civil War collection features Wilmington waterfront as it was in 1863 and a diorama of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher (1865). capefearmuseum.com

Cape Fear Riverboats (Henrietta III, Capt. J.N. Maffit), 101 S. Water St., #1,

Whiteville
Local information: Columbus County TB north Carolina Museum of Forestry,
415 S. Madison St., (910) 914-4185. Interpretive and interactive exhibits celebrate the natural history and cultural heritage of North Carolina’s forests and forestry industry. naturalsciences.org

(800) 676-0162. View Wilmington via narrated sightseeing, dinner and holiday cruises. cfrboats.com St., Ste. 108, (910) 251-2572. Cruise along the historic district’s cobblestone streets while passing stately homes and monuments, and then finish with a scenic trip along the riverfront boardwalk. capefearsegway.com (910) 762-1669. This unique attraction features more than 80 exotic snakes from around the world. capefearserpentarium.com

Cape Fear Segway Tours, 106 N. Water

Tabor City
Local information: Columbus County TB Grapefull Sisters Vineyard, 4903 Ramsey Ford Rd., (910) 653-2944. Come stroll through our working vineyard that has several varieties of Muscadines planted, including Carlos, Magnolia, Scuppernong and Nesbitt. grapefullsistersvineyard.com

Williamston
Local information: Martin County TdA
(800) 776-8566. This 19th-century dwelling of Judge Asa Biggs is filled with photos and antiques, including chinaware used by Mrs. Biggs. visitmartincounty.com

Cape Fear Serpentarium, 20 Orange St.,

Asa Biggs house, 100 E. Church St.,

Children’s Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange St., (910) 254-3534. A hands-on, learning-through-play center for children and their families. Interactive play stations invite imagination, exploration, introspection, interaction and creativity. playwilmington.org

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EUE/Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N. 23rd St., (910) 343-3433. Trace Wilmington’s film history and experience movie magic during this studio tour, the largest moviemaking studio facility east of Hollywood. Come see memorabilia from past films and learn how a film set works today. screengemsstudios.com historic district – Wilmington, Water & Market Sts., (800) 222-4757. With 230 blocks, the district is one of the state’s largest. Year-round tours via horse-drawn trolley and carriage, riverboat, trolley car or on foot. capefearcoast.com hollywood Location Walk of Old Wilmington, Riverfront at Market & Water

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Sts., (910) 794-1866. It’s lights, camera, action as local actors lead you on actual movie and TV locations. Discover why, with more than 400 film credits, Wilmington is known as Hollywood East. hollywoodnc.com

horsedrawn Tours of Wilmington, 0 Block Market St., Downtown, (910) 251-8889. Our costumed driver narrates your unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions of Old Wilmington with our rescued horses. horsedrawntours.com Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park & Waterpark, 5320 Oleander Dr.,

(910) 791-0666. Water park with wave pool, lazy river, tube slide, kiddie splash pool and slides, tower slides and springs. Also go-kart track, mini golf, kids indoor playground, arcade and laser tag arena. junglerapids.com 126 S. Third St., (910) 762-0492. Built in 1852 in the popular Victorian Italianate style, the house is now a museum with period furnishings, artwork and portraits of the Latimer family. latimerhouse.org

North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, Manteo

Windsor
Local information: Windsor/Bertie County C of C & VC Cashie Wetlands Walk, 101 York St.,
(919) 794-5553. Boardwalk in a natural wetlands environment with cypress trees and other swampland flora. Observation deck allows views of endangered waterfowl and swampland animals in their natural habitats. albemarle-nc.com/windsor

Winnabow
Local information: nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA Advertising Partner, p. 86 Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, 8884 St. Philips Rd. S.E., (910) 371-6613. Archaeological excavations have unearthed the Colonial port town of Brunswick; these excavations are exposed for viewing. The visitor center offers audiovisual programming, exhibits and artifacts. Fort Anderson, the 19th-century Confederate fortification, is wellpreserved. nchistoricsites.org/brunswick

Latimer house Museum and Gardens,

Lumina Winery & Brewery, 6620 Ste.

H Gordon Rd., (910) 793-5299. We are a small winery dedicated to the production of quality wines. Come enjoy a wine tasting and you’ll agree. luminawine.com

historic hope Plantation, 132 Hope

noni Bacca Winery, 420 Eastwood Rd.,

#108, (877) 397-7617. At any given time, our fermenting room produces at least 20 different varieties of wine made from the finest “liquid grapes” in the market. nbwinery.com

Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Hwy.

House Rd., (252) 794-3140. Established in the 1720s, the current mansion was built in 1803 by former North Carolina Gov. David Stone and was the centerpiece of a completely selfsustaining plantation. Today, visitors enjoy touring the faithfully restored mansion, outbuildings and grounds. hopeplantation.org

Winton
Local information: Ahoskie C of C historic district – Winton, PO Box 627,
(252) 398-5922. Inhabited by Meherrin Indians long before it was chartered as Hertford County’s oldest town. Historic and cultural attractions include the Century Post Office Museum, the Old Church Cemetery, C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum, and the Colonial Kitchen Museum.

17 N., (910) 686-9518. One of oldest peanut plantations in the country, this 1850 historic house/site is a wonderful experience for families with plenty to see and do, including a seasonal farmers market and several annual special events. poplargrove.com

Wilmington Railroad Museum, 505 Nutt St., (910) 763-2634. Recapture the essence of railroad days as you climb aboard a steam locomotive, wander through a bright red caboose or explore artifacts ranging from a 150-ton locomotive to a conductor’s 4-ounce timepiece. Enjoy the Lionel model railroad display and the HO display. wrrm.org Wilmington Trolley Co., 101 Water St., #1,
(910) 763-4483. Experience the grandeur and charm of Old Wilmington with a trolley tour of the historic district. The 8-mile, 45-minute narrated sightseeing tour includes beautiful mansions, haunted homes, museums, birthplaces of famous natives, TV/movie locations, black history, Civil War shipyards, brick-laden streets and more. wilmingtontrolley.com

Established in 1989, the refuge is home to animals such as deer, otter, beaver, muskrat and black bear, as well as more than 191 species of migrating birds. Informal trail systems, including the Charles Kuralt Trail, are open to the public for hiking and birdwatching. Some of the trails and refuge are only accessible by boat. Free; fee for camping. fws.gov/roanokeriver

Roanoke River national Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 430, (252) 794-5326.

Wrightsville Beach
Local information: Wilmington and Beaches CVB Advertising Partner, p. 152 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, 23 E. Salisbury St., (910) 256-2743. Extending more than 1,200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, we’re the only concrete pier in the state. While we charge a nominal fee just to walk out, it’s well worth the experience. johnniemercerspier-nc.com Wrightsville Beach Museum of history,
303 W. Salisbury St., (910) 256-2569. The island’s fourth-oldest cottage has been restored to contain both rotating and permanent exhibits displaying the island’s rich history. wbmuseum.com

Roanoke/Cashie River Center, 112 W.

Water St., (252) 794-2001. Focusing on the vast floodplain and bottomland swamp system of the lower Roanoke basin, historic items here include an “in situ” brick vault, a 150-year-old grave marker and an outbuilding from a historic home. partnershipforthesounds.org

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 S. Queen St., (252) 794-3420. Built in 1839 to succeed the Colonial Church of England Chapel. Consecrated in 1840. Unique building has a triplet stained-glass window and an active membership.

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The following list of accommodations is arranged by region – Mountains, Piedmont and Coast – and then alphabetically by city. You may find more detailed information on any of these accommodations online at visitnc.com or the individual property’s website. Many properties support this guide with advertisements that contain more information and details on amenities. Page numbers for these ads are noted in the property listing. An index to advertisers is on page 168.

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Days Inn – Biltmore East (866) 949-9914 ashevilletrips.com Brookstone Lodge (877) 798-5888 brookstonelodge asheville.com Budget Motel (828) 665-2100 Comfort Inn – West (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com
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Haywood Park Hotel (800) 228-2522 hay woodpark.com Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park (828) 209-2700 biltmorefarmshotels. com/hilton
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Quality Inn & Suites – Biltmore East (877) 299-5519 qualit yinnbiltmore.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Arden
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Freeman’s Motel & Cottages (828) 488-2737 freemansmotel.com
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Comfort Inn – Asheville Airport (828) 687-9199 comfor tinn.com Quality Inn & Suites – Biltmore South (800) 228-5151 biltmorefarmshotels.com
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Ramada – Biltmore West (800) 925-5486 ramada.com Ramada River Ridge (800) 836-6732 ramadariverridge.com Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663 redroof.com Residence Inn (800) 331-3131 residenceinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 98

A Dogwood Cove Cabin (828) 488-1657 dogwoodnc.com Green Mountain Inn (239) 898-5253
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DoubleTree – Biltmore Hotel (828) 274-1800 biltmoreinns.com
Advertising Partner, p. 98

Holiday Inn & Suites – Downtown (800) 465-4329 holidayinn.com Holiday Inn – Biltmore East (828) 298-5611 biltmorehotels.com Holiday Inn – Biltmore West (800) 678-2161 holidayinnbiltmore.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ asheville-mall

Turkey Creek Campground (828) 488-8966 turkeycreekcamp ground.com

Bent Creek Lodge (877) 231-6574 bentcreeknc.com
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Comfort Suites – Biltmore Square Mall (800) 622-4005 comfortsuitesbiltmore.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Downtown Inn & Suites (828) 254-9661 Econo Lodge – Biltmore (800) 553-2666 econolodge.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Andrews
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Parkway Lane (828) 684-9147 parkwaylane.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

A Country Hearth Inn (828) 321-2176 countr yhearth.com Valley Town Motor Court (828) 321-4280
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Ashley Creek RV Park (828) 684-8030

Country Inn & Suites – Asheville Mall (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com

Extended Stay America (800) 398-7829 extstay.com Fairfield Inn & Suites (828) 665-4242 marriot.com/avlbs Four Points – Downtown (888) 854-6897 fourpoints.com/asheville

The Residences at Biltmore (866) 433-5594 residencesatbiltmore.com Rock Haven Terrace Motel (828) 255-0219 Rodeway Inn (877) 577-8737 rodeway1.com

Asheville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Andrews Southern Charm Bed & Breakfast (877) 724-5735 andrewssouthern charm.com Cozad-Cover House Bed & Breakfast (828) 321-1017 coverhousebandb.com Hawkesdene House Mountain Retreat (800) 447-9549 hawkesdene.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Asheville Arthaus Hostel (828) 423-0256 avlhostel.com

Country Inn & Suites – Asheville West (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com / ashevillenc_west Country Inn & Suites – Biltmore Square Mall (877) 670-9001 countr yinns.com / ashevillenc Courtyard – Asheville (800) 321-2211 courtyard.com Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort (800) 733-3211 ashevillecp.com Days Inn – Asheville Mall (800) 329-7466 daysinnashevillemall.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville (877) 274-1242 bohemianhotel asheville.com GuestHouse International Inn – Biltmore (800) 465-4329 guesthouseintl.com

Homewood Suites (800) 225-5466 ashevillehomewood suites.com
Advertising Partner, p. 98

Rodeway Inn & Suites – Biltmore Square (877) 354-8800 rodeway1.com

Asheville Renaissance Hotel (800) 468-3571 renais sancehotels. com /av lbr Baymont Inn – Biltmore (877) 229-6668 baymontinns.com/asheville Best Western – Biltmore East (888) 230-1228 ashevillebw.com Biltmore Howard Johnson Inn (800) 446-4656 hojo.com Blue Ridge Motor Lodge (828) 254-0805

Hotel Indigo (877) 270-1392 hotelindigo.com / ashevillenc Inn on Biltmore Estate (800) 858-4130 biltmore.com
Advertising Partner, p. 98

Sleep Inn – Biltmore (828) 277-1800 biltmorefarmshotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47 and 98

Fernwood Cottage (828) 321-4442 fernwoodcottage.com Land of Living Water Cabins (877) 721-1900 landoflivingwater.com Whispering Pines Log Cabins (321) 632-3471 nor thcarolinacabins.com

Hampton Inn – Biltmore Square (800) 426-7866 ashevillehampton inns.com

Intown Motor Lodge (828) 252-1811 Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Mount-Vue Motel (828) 258-9001 The Mountaineer Inn (800) 255-4080 mtinnasheville. homestead.com

Sleep Inn – Biltmore West (866) 901-1033 ashevillesleepinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

SpringHill Suites (888) 287-9400 springhillsuites.com/ AVLSH Thunderbird Motel (828) 298-4061 Town House Motel (828) 253-8753

Days Inn – Asheville North (800) 329-7666 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hampton Inn – Tunnel Road (800) 426-7866 ashevillehampton inns.com

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ASHEVILLE

Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

62342

Inn on Biltmore Estate
62613

Complimentary Breakfast

Discover luxurious comfort at the Inn on Biltmore Estate® – the only lodging on the grounds of America’s largest home®. Enjoy relaxed elegance, fine dining, outdoor activities including the Land Rover Experience Driving School, Orvisendorsed Fly-fishing School and The Spa – each inspired by the Vanderbilt legacy of hospitality and gracious living.

Internet

(877) BILTMORE www.biltmore.com
Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool

62163

Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville
Experience Asheville’s all-suite luxury hotel. Located within minutes of historic downtown Asheville, Biltmore ® and the city’s finest dining. Make Yourself at Home™ at this premier hotel. Most suites have a breathtaking view of the mountains. Enjoy richly appointed, elegant one-bedroom suites with separate living area. Full breakfast included. Make your mountain vacation dream come true. AAA Three Diamond.

Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds
62512

Experience the best of all worlds: luxury, serenity and natural beauty. Nestled among 40 acres of forest and conveniently located within Asheville city limits. Free Internet. One to three bedroom cabins available.

88 Tunnel Rd. • I-240, Exit 6 • Asheville, NC 28805 • (828) 252-5400 • (800) CALL-HOME® www.ashevillehomewoodsuites.com

(800) 235-2474 www.willowwinds.com

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Value Place (828) 418-1400 valueplace.com Whispering Pines Motel (828) 665-1611
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

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Chestnut Street Inn (800) 894-2955 chestnutstreetinn.com Corner Oak Manor (888) 633-3525 corneroakmanor.com Crooked Oak Mountain Inn (877) 252-9219 crookedoakmountain inn.com 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage (800) 485-3045 whitegate.net 1847 Blake House Inn Bed & Breakfast (888) 353-5227 blakehouse.com 1899 Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn (800) 381-3878 blackwalnut.com 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House (800) 552-5724 wrightinn.com Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn (800) 379-0002 hillhousebb.com Lion & the Rose Bed & Breakfast (800) 546-6988 lion-rose.com 1900 Inn on Montford (800) 254-9569 innonmontford.com North Lodge on Oakland B&B (800) 282-3602 nor thlodge.com Oakland Cottage Bed & Breakfast (866) 858-0863 vacationinasheville.com Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast (888) 811-3053 pinecrestbb.com Princess Anne Hotel (866) 552-0986 princessannehotel.com Sourwood Inn (828) 255-0690 sourwoodinn.com

Sweet Biscuit Inn (866) 280-0170 sweetbiscuitinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Log Cabin Motor Court (800) 295-3392 cabinlodging.com The Pines Cottages (888) 818-6477 ashevillepines.com
RESORTS

Yellow Bird Co. (800) 332-2473 ybrhomes.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Cornerstone Cabins & Cottages (828) 898-3115 cornerstonerentals.com The Inn at Elk River (828) 898-9669 elkriverinn.com Iron Skillet Farmhouse Inn (877) 776-9505 theironskillet.com Little Main Street Inn & Suites (828) 898-6109 lit tlemainstreet.com 1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast (888) 802-4487 1902turnpikehouse.com The Perry House Bed and Breakfast (877) 806-4280 perryhouse.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Altamont (828) 270-7747 myaltamont.com Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds (800) 235-2474 willow winds.com
Advertising Partner, p. 98

Saylor Lake RV Park (800) 874-4387

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn (800) 251-2454 abbingtongreen.com Aberdeen Inn (888) 254-9336 aberdeeninn.com Albemarle Inn (800) 621-7435 albemarleinn.com AppleWood Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 442-2197 applewoodmanor.com Asheville Green Cottage (800) 331-9707 ashevillegreencottage.com Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast (828) 236-9494 ashevilleseasons.com ASIA Bed and Spa (828) 255-0051 ashevillespa.com At Cumberland Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn (888) 743-2557 cumberlandfalls.com Beaufort House Victorian Inn (800) 261-2221 beauforthouse.com A Bed of Roses (888) 290-2770 abedofroses.com Biltmore Village Inn (866) 274-8779 biltmorevillageinn.com Bridle Path Inn (828) 252-0035 bridlepathinn.com Carolina Bed & Breakfast (888) 254-3608 carolinabb.com Cedar Crest Inn (800) 252-0310 cedarcrestinn.com

Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (800) 438-5800 groveparkinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Balsam
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Balsam Mountain Inn (800) 224-9498 balsaminn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Asheville Connections Luxury Rentals (888) 861-9487 ashevilleconnections.com Asheville Downtown Condo (828) 777-7073 ashevilledowntown condo.com Asheville Swiss Chalets (828) 776-0509 ashevilleswiss chalets.com Biltmore Village Villas (888) 228-8008 rentals.greybeard realty.com /category / Biltmore-Villas Bittersweet Cottage & Suite (828) 712-2414 bit tersweetcottage.com Blue Ridge Cabins (877) 902-2246 brcabin.com Carolina Mornings – Asheville Vacation Rentals (800) 770-9055 carolinamornings.com Carolina Mountain Rentals (800) 859-7079 carolinamountain rental.com Crest Mountain Vacation Homes (800) 792-2967 crestmtn.com /index.ph p?page =accomodations Ginny’s Cabin (352) 753-8181 mountainvacation cabins.com Hill Billy Hill Cabins (800) 770-9055 hillbillyhillcabins. webs.com

Asheville Bear Creek RV Park & Campground (800) 833-0798 ashevillebearcreek.com Asheville Taps RV Park (800) 831-4385 ashevilletapsrvpark.com Brevard Road Campground (828) 667-4500 Campfire Lodgings RV & Campground (800) 933-8012 campfirelodgings.com Clairmont Crest (828) 252-6561 clairmontcrest.com French Broad River Campground (828) 658-0772 ncrivercamping.com Tipi Camp Asheville (828) 665-9337 ncmmt.com

Moonshine Creek Campground (828) 586-6666 moonshinecreek campground.com

Balsam Grove
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

At The Ridge Campin’ & Fishin’ (828) 877-2172 attheridge.com Lazy J Campground (828) 966-3834

A and W Mountain Rentals & Realty (828) 898-9188 aandwrentals.com Aadvisor Realty of the High Country (800) 940-5006 Antler Realty (800) 337-4099 antlerrealty.net Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals (828) 898-7788 brcabinrental.com Blue Ridge Mountain Log Cabins & Condo Rentals (828) 898-5328 Fall Creek Meadows (800) 834-4118 beechmountain.net Four Seasons at Beech Mountain (828) 387-4211 beechgetaway.com Foxfire Rentals (828) 898-7578 fox firerentals.com Hemlock Ridge (888) 547-7598 highsouth.com/ hemlockridge Irmolot Lodge (800) 865-6674 irmolotlodge.com The Lodging Center (800) 722-1754 Mountain Cabin Retreat (828) 898-9771 Mountain Retreats Realty (800) 819-7647 ncmountainretreats.com

Banner Elk
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western Mountain Lodge (877) 877-4553 Blue Ridge Village (828) 898-9737 festivaresor ts.com

Bakersville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Prior’s Creek (828) 688-6333 priorscreek.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

SmokeTree Lodge (800) 422-1880 smoket ree -lodge.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

BirdTown Guesthouse and Little Bird Cabin (828) 467-2094 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p130348 The Croft (888) 773-5455 Laurel Creek Cottage (282) 688-9699 geocities.com/ laurelcreekcottage Laurel Oaks Farm (800) 528-7356 laurel-oaks.com

Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast (888) 898-2743 azalea-inn.com Banner Elk Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 295-7851 bannerelkinn.com Banner Elk Winery’s Blueberry Villa (828) 898-9090 bannerelkwinery.com

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Paramount Realty (828) 898-6006 paramountrealty.com Resort Real Estate & Rentals (800) 438-4555 staysugarmountain.com Serenity Haven (828) 898-5762 serenityhaven.net Sugar Mountain Lodging (828) 898-7800 sugarmountain lodging.com
RESORTS B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Archer’s Mountain Inn & Luxury Cabin Rentals (888) 827-6155 archersinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

4 Seasons at Beech (828) 387-4211 beechgetaway.com Great Escape Lodge (770) 621-9400 greatescapelodge.com Miami Beech Condo (305) 448-5431 beechcondo.com Pinnacle Inn Resort (800) 405-7888 pinnacleinnresort.com The Red Rooster Inn (954) 963-4605 cyberrentals.com A Rio Vista Property (828) 387-2992 vrbo.com/122456 Trillium Lodge (828) 260-6739

The Madison Inn (828) 669-4785 madisoninn-nc.com Raspberry Hill Bed & Breakfast (828) 669-7031 raspberryhillbandb.com Red Rocker Inn (888) 669-5991 redrockerinn.com Tree Haven Bed & Breakfast (888) 448-3841
VACATiOn REnTALS

Rock Creek Retreat (352) 871-2262 rockcreekretreat.com Snowy Cove Cottage (828) 230-0885 snowycovecot tage.com Tuckaway Vacation Homes (877) 268-1895 tuckawayvacation homes.com Village of Cheshire (828) 669-6657 villageofcheshire.com

Meadowbrook Inn (800) 467-6626 meadowbrook-inn.com Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins (828) 295-7991 mountainaireinn.com Ridgeway Inn (800) 821-4908 thevillageinnsofblowing rock.com The Village Inn (800) 821-4908 thevillageinnsofblowing rock.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Restaurant On-site

Above The Horizon Vacation Rentals (866) 226-7224 mountainmikerealty.com Accommodations Center of Beech Mountain (800) 258-6198 beechmountain.com Albie’s Ursa Manor (561) 859-5434 vrbo.com/106307 Alpine Beech Rentals (785) 227-2185 alpinebeechrentals.com Bear-E-Kozy (239) 313-8044 vacationhomes.com/ 19986 Beech Mountain Chalet Rentals (800) 368-7404 gobeech.com Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals (800) 845-6164 beechmountain realt y.com A Beech Mountain Skyview Chalet (404) 876-1203 beechmountain chalet.com Beech Mountain Slopeside Chalet Rentals (800) 692-2061 slopeside.com Beech’s Comfy Cozy Cottage (828) 260-0031 beechsvacation cabins.com A Bit of Heaven Chalet (941) 475-2719 abitofheavenchalet.com Chalet Realty (866) 587-8643 chaletrealty.net Crystal’s Beech Mountain Rentals (828) 962-4466 beechmtnrentals.com Emerald Mountain (828) 387-2000 emeraldmtn.com

Exercise Room

Sugar Mountain Resort (800) SUGARMT skisugar.com /summer
Advertising Partner, p. 48

Complimentary Breakfast

Abba’s House (828) 669-1101 blackmountaincottage. com Asheville Cabins of GreyBeard Realty (828) 669-1072 rentals.greybeard realty.com Azalea House (828) 669-8520 Black Bear Cabin (800) 770-9055 Black Mountain Log Cabin (704) 262-9510 vrbo.com/142880 Boxwood Cottage (828) 669-6095 Cabin Creek Lodge (888) 521-3841 cabincreeklodge.com Cabin in the Clouds (901) 753-6257 Cottage over Yonder (828) 669-6762 Helen’s Place (828) 298-1659 High Rock Cabins (954) 608-6023 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p180559 High Rock Log Cabin (828) 231-3147 Joyful Moments (828) 664-0981 Lake Eden Lodging (828) 713-9471 lakeedenevents.com The Lodge at Catawba Falls Preserve (828) 284-7893 blackmountainvacation home.com

Blowing Rock
hOTELS/MOTELS

Alpen Acres Motel (888) 297-7981 alpenacres.com Alpine Village Inn (828) 295-7206 alpine-village-inn.com Azalea Garden Inn (828) 295-3272 azalea-garden-inn.com Blowing Rock Inn & Mountain Villas (828) 295-7921 blowingrockinn.com Blowing Rock Lodge (828) 295-6000 blowingrocklodge.com Boxwood Lodge (828) 295-9984 box woodlodge.com Cliff Dwellers Inn (828) 295-3098 cliffdwellers.com Green Park Inn (888) 491-2117 greenparkinn.com Hemlock Inn & Suites (828) 295-7987 hemlockinn.net Hillwinds Inn (800) 821-4908 thevillageinnsofblowing rock.com Holiday Inn Express (828) 295-4422 hiexpress.com/ blowingnc Homestead Inn (828) 295-9559 homestead-inn.com

Barnardsville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Blowing Rock Maple Lodge (866) 795-3331 maplelodge.net Blowing Rock Victorian Inn (828) 295-0034 blowingrockvictorian inn.com The Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort (800) 243-8652 bobtimberlakeinn.com Crippen’s Country Inn and Restaurant (877) 295-3487 crippens.com Gideon Ridge Inn (828) 295-3644 ridge-inn.com The Inn at Ragged Gardens (828) 295-9703 ragged-gardens.com Springhaven Inn (828) 295-6967 Sweet Season Bed & Breakfast (828) 295-3772 sweetseasonbb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hawk & Ivy Bed & Breakfast (888) 395-7254 hawkandiv y.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Black Mountain
hOTELS/MOTELS

Acorn Motel (828) 669-7232 Apple Blossom Motel (828) 669-7922 Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Internet

A Place in the Country (828) 626-2877
Indoor Pool

Bat Cave
VACATiOn REnTALS

Bat Cave River Cottage (828) 625-9300 batcaverivercottages.com
Outdoor Pool

Dowling Cabins (828) 625-5400 dowlingcabins.com Riverside Cottages (828) 625-4479
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Monte Vista Hotel (828) 669-8870 themontevistahotel.net Super 8 (800) 800-8000 gosuper8.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Creekside Mountain Camping Resort (800) 248-8118 creeksidecamping.com

Arbor House of Black Mountain (866) 669-9303 arborhousenc.com Bella Luna Inn (800) 249-6979 bellalunainn.com Black Mountain Inn (800) 735-6128 blackmountaininn.com Friendship Lodge Bed & Breakfast (888) 669-6066 Inn Around the Corner (800) 393-6005 innaroundthecorner.com

Beech Mountain
hOTELS/MOTELS

Ada’s Cottages (800) 264-6144 Appalachian Ski Mtn. Slopeside Lodging (800) 322-2373 A Bear’s Den Cabin (704) 258-4665 abearsden.com

Beech Alpen Inn (866) 284-2770 beechalpen.com Top of the Beech (866) 284-2770 beech-mountain.org

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Blowing Rock Mountain Forest Retreat (828) 295-3013 Blowing Rock Mountain View (877) 237-3763 home.earthlink.net / ~baylesb Blowing Rock Resort Rentals (828) 295-9899 blowingrockresort rentals.com Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals (800) 237-7975 blueridgerentals.com Grand Views (828) 295-3417 Granny’s Cottage (828) 295-7425 Hastings House (800) 276-6798 Hidden Garden Apts. & Cottages (828) 295-3275 Hound Ears Club (828) 963-4321 houndears.com Jenkins Realtors (800) 438-7803 jenkinsrentals.com Ledford House (800) 626-2282 Lentz Cottage (800) 626-2282 Mountain View Realty (888) 245-7923 mountain-view-realty. com Riverside Log Cabin Rentals (828) 263-0507 Suddreth Cottage (800) 438-7803 Swiss Mountain Village (888) 785-1188 swissmountain.com Two Bear Cubs Rentals (828) 295-3065 twobearcubs.com
RESORTS PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

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Smoke Tree Lodge (800) 422-1880 Super 8 (800) 560-5942
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

RESORTS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Buffalo Camp RV Park (828) 295-7518

Crestwood (877) 836-5046 crestwoodnc.com Yonahlossee Resort & Club (800) 962-1986 yonahlossee.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Adele’s In-Town Retreat (434) 981-6756 vrbo.com/ 231105 Appalachian Havens (828) 884-6712 appalachianhavens.com Barton’s River Bungalow (828) 736-2173 A Bear’s Rest (863) 660-7772 abearsrest.com Big Branch Cabins (828) 885-2972 bigbranchcabins.com Blue Ridge Vistas (828) 553-8879 blueridgevistas.com Bradley Creek Falls Lodge (352) 267-9189 bradleycreekfalls.com Cabin at Jensen Mill (828) 862-3367 vrbo.com/172276 Cabins in Willoughby Woods (828) 877-6247 acabininwillough by woods.com Canoe Point Lodge (828) 877-6268 vrbo.com/118570 Cherryfield Manor (828) 966-9663 cherry fieldmanor.com Circa 1850 Hubbard House (828) 885-2227 vrbo.com/13545 Deer Ridge Vacation Rentals (828) 862-8134 deerridgevr.com Deerwoode Lodge & Cabins (828) 862-4705 deerwooderentals.com Down to Earth Cottages (828) 884-7572 downtoear thcottages.c om Gran Delights (828) 553-9678 brevardnc.com/grandma mas Greene Acre (828) 885-8212 Hilltop Cabin (828) 490-4589 vrbo.com/ 20503

A Lakefront Mountain Retreat (561) 582-5214 vrbo.com/143907 A Loft at the Heart of Brevard (864) 363-9667 aloftinbrevard.com Meadowside (828) 885-2974 brevardvacation rentals.com A Mountain Loft (828) 808-5767 Mountain Rentals (828) 884-8847 tinyurl.com/ mountainrental Mountain Song (368) 437-6403 mountainsong.org Once Moore (843) 838-7913 vrbo.com/115893 Point of View (828) 553-2456 vrbo.com/166960 Rainbow Lake Resort (828) 862-5354 rainbowlake.com Residential Property Management (828) 877-3434 donnaterhune.com Rushing Water Cabins (828) 885-2226 rushingwatercabins.com Streamside Cabin (828) 490-4589 vrbo.com/ 20503 Treehouse at Golden Pond (888) 729-7329 whitesquirrelshoppe.com/ rental.htm Trout House Falls (704) 691-2131 trouthousefalls.com 22 Times Arcade (828) 553-5070 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p229911 Valley View Cabin (828) 696-8779 valley viewcabin.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Boomer
VACATiOn REnTALS

Wilderness Lodge (336) 921-2277 ncwildernesslodge.com

Gragg House (800) 242-1636 gragghousebandb.com Lovill House Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 849-9466 lovillhouseinn.com Window Views Bed & Breakfast (800) 963-4484 window views.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Boone
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western (828) 266-1100 bestwesternboone.com Boone Trail Motel (828) 264-8839 Broyhill Inn & Conference Center (800) 951-6048 broyhillinn.com Comfort Suites (888) 854-5959 comfor tsuites.com/ ires/en-US/html /Hotel Info?hotel=NC052

Boone KOA (800) 562-2806 koa.com/campgrounds/ boone Flintlock Campground (828) 963-5325

ADN Log Cabin Rentals (800) 237-7975 adnlogcabinrentals.com Anderson Mountain Rentals (828) 262-1004 andersonmtnrentals.com Birdsong Log Cabin Rentals (704) 906-0856 birdsongcabin.com Carolina Cabins (866) 677-0077 carolinacabins.cc Creek House (828) 262-1237 Flannery Fork Properties (828) 268-0046 Fletcher’s 3 (828) 963-7588 fletchers-rentals.com

Bostic
VACATiOn REnTALS

Mountain Lookout Cabin (863) 648-4691 vrbo.com/162423 Smokey’s Lodge (813) 956-9022 vrbo.com/138002

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Brasstown
VACATiOn REnTALS

Country Inn & Suites (828) 264-4100 countr yinns.com /boonenc Fairfield Inn & Suites (866) 871-7425 hgmhotels.com Greene’s Motel (828) 264-8845 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 Hidden Valley Motel (828) 963-4372 hiddenvalleymotel.com Highland Hills Motel (800) 948-5276 highlandhillscabins.com Holiday Inn Express (888) 733-6867 expressboone.com La Quinta Inn & Suites (828) 262-1234 Mountain Villa Motor Lodge (800) 525-5861 Red Carpet Inn (800) 443-7179 bookroomsnow.com Sleep Inn (828) 262-0020 sleepinn.com /ires/ en-US/html/HotelInfo? hotel= NC514

Trout Cove Cabins (888) 389-3584 troutcovecabins.com

Brevard
hOTELS/MOTELS

Holiday Inn Express (828) 862-8900 brevardexpress.com Pisgah Inn (828) 235-8228 pisgahinn.com

Foscoe Realty Rentals (800) 723-7341 foscoeren tals.com New River Lindal Cedar Home (828) 265-1021 wataugaland.com Paradise off the Parkway (828) 264-2414 A Parkway’s Edge (704) 650-8568 parkwaysedge.com Pine Hill Rentals (888) 464-3433 Winkler’s Creek Cabins (828) 264-2863 winklerscreekcabins.com

Rodeway Inn (828) 862-4200 rodeway1.com Sunset Motel (828) 884-9106 thesunsetmotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Inn at Brevard (828) 884-2105 theinnatbrevard.com Inn on Main Street (888) 884-4770 theinnonmainstreet.com The Red House Inn (828) 884-9349 brevardbedand breakfast.com

Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock (800) 243-8652 chetola.com

Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping (828) 885-7216 ash-grove.com

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Bryson City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Deep Creek Lodge (828) 488-2587 deepcreeklodge tubing.com Gracey Manor (828) 488-2483 graceymanormotel.com Lakeview at Fontana (800) 742-6492 lakeviewnc.com Lloyd’s on the River (888) 611-6872 lloydsontheriver.com Microtel Inn & Suites (800) 771-7171 microtelinn.com /Microtel Inn /control/ Booking/ check_avail?areaCod e=& brandCod Mountain Laurel Motel (828) 488-7600 mountainlaurelmotel.net Relax Inn (828) 488-2127 greatsmokies.com/ relaxinn

Ridge Top Motel & Campground (866) 415-9692 ridgetopmotel.com Riverbend Lodging (877) 272-3125 riverbendlodging.com Rosewood Inn (828) 488-2194 greatsmokies.com/ rosewoodinn Sleep Inn (800) 753-3746 sleepinnbrysoncitync.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Folkestone Inn (888) 812-3385 folkestone.com Fryemont Inn (800) 845-4879 fryemontinn.com

Acorn Hollow Lodge (828) 736-1397 acornhollowlodge.com Aimee’s Cabins (828) 497-1740 aimeescabins.com Alarka Creek Cabins (828) 488-3842 alarkacreekcabins.com Alarka Peaceful Creek (828) 488-0913 vipads.com/cabin_rent als /br ysoncity/ hayes.htm Alarka’s Hidden Hollow Retreat (828) 488-1995 wnchiddenhollow retreat.com Angel Cabins (828) 488-8152 angelcabins.com Anna’s Deep Creek Cabin Rentals (828) 488-6446 annasdeepcreekcabins. com B J’s Deep Creek Rentals (828) 488-3018 bjsdeepcreekrentals.com The Bear’s Den (678) 580-0118

Carolina Vacation Lodging (800) 468-7238 carolinaoutfitters.com Chazum’s Place (828) 488-6639 Chestnut Cove Cottage (828) 488-2987 Chestnut Lodge on Deep Creek (281) 485-2109 chestnutlodgeon deepcreek.com Choo Choo House (828) 488-8748 choochoohouse.com Clampitt’s Cottages (828) 488-9304 clampittcottages.com Comfort Mts. Getaway Vacations (828) 488-8183 The Cottage (828) 488-4388 itsver ygood.com /apart ment/rent /com/id/1099 47/li/ The%20Cot tage Cottages in the Garden (828) 488-9858 greenacres-realty.com Cozy Bear Cottage (616) 866-9730 A Cozy Log Cabin (954) 728-8663 hometown.aol.com/ mrgrantone /myhome page/business.html Creekside Cabins (828) 488-2235 creeksidecabins.net Deep Gap View Rental (828) 488-2552 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p240498 Dogwood Log Cabin (828) 488-2991 vrbo.com/ 254180 Eagle Cove Mountain Cabins (828) 488-9866 eagleretreat.com Earls Alarka Home (828) 488-6637 virtualcities.com/vacation/ nc/m/ncm99v1.htm Euchella Mountain and Lake Cabins (800) 446-1603 euchellacabins.com Falling Waters Adventure Resort (800) 451-9972 fallingwatersresor t.com

Falls Melody (850) 556-9881 fallsmelody.com Fontana Lake Cabin Rentals (877) 366-5253 fontanalake.com Galbreath Creek Cabins (877) 943-8292 galbreathcreek cabins.com Great Smokys Cabin Rentals (800) 655-9771 greatsmok yscabinrenta ls.com Hanna/Walls Cabin Rental (941) 351-3081 dkjwebs.com/cabin.html Heart of the Smokies Log Cabin Rentals (828) 488-6658 heartofthesmokies.com Heaven on Earth Cabins (866) 586-8058 heavenonearth cabins.com Hidden Creek Cabins (888) 333-5881 hiddencreekcabins.com
Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Restaurant On-site

Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Hemlock Inn (828) 488-2885 hemlockinn.com Historic Calhoun Hotel (828) 488-1234 calhouncountryinn.com The Sabbath House (828) 488-0600 sabbathhouse.com West Oak Bed & Breakfast & Cottages (828) 488-2438 westoaklodging.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Exercise Room

Two Rivers Lodge (828) 488-2284 tworiverslodgenc.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Complimentary Breakfast

Calhoun House Inn & Suites (828) 788-0505 calhounhouse.com Charleston Inn (888) 285-1555 charlestoninn.com

Abalsam Mountain/Lake Chalet (800) 446-1603 main.nc.us/Euchella Absolute Heaven Retreat (678) 648-3202 greatsmokeycabins.com / absolute

Internet

Indoor Pool

Black Bear Estates (941) 921-0904 rentforvacation.com BooLon’s Nantahala Cabin (904) 254-8386 boolonscabin.com Bryson City Cabin Rentals (888) 483-3630 brysoncit ycabin rentals.com

Historic Estes Cabin (828) 497-4515 estescabin.com Hyatt Farm Cabin (828) 488-6573 J&K’s Cabin Rental (828) 369-3556 jandkscabinrental.com Jake’s Place (828) 488-3864 jakespl.com Knotty Knoll Cabin Rental (813) 920-4488 Lacey Lodge on Cherokee Valley (732) 525-2401 laceylodge.com Lands Creek Log Cabins (828) 488-9793 landscreek.com Laurel Creek Cabin (850) 386-7229 vrbo.com/125751 Little Laurel Creek Rentals (828) 488-6665 Longview Cabin (770) 963-8705 vrbo.com/ 28792

Outdoor Pool

Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Bryson Patch Cabin Rentals (828) 488-1005 smokeymountain.net Bryson View Cabin Rentals (800) 457-5900 A Cabin on Horseshoe Hill (828) 488-6705 geocities.com/ memamerendino /horse shoehill.html Carolina House (561) 743-5598 carolinahouse.net Carolina Mountain Vacations (877) 488-7500 carolinamountain vacations.com

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Meadowbrook Log Cabin Rentals (866) 586-8058 Mountain Bear Cabins (386) 956-9193 mountainbearcabins.com Mountain Elegance (239) 777-0680 mountainelegance.net Mountain High Cabin (888) 296-2821 vrbo.com/vrbo/7732.htm Mountain Home (423) 698-8701 vrbo.com/ 58880 Mountain Vista Log Cabin (888) 508-4838 mountainvistalog cabins.com Nantahala Cabins (877) 488-1622 nantahalacabins.com Nantahala Outdoor Center (800) 232-7238 noc.com O and A’s Mountain Getaway (985) 290-2996 oandasmountain getaway.com Ocona Lake Estates (813) 254-7611 oconacabin.com Ocona Log Cabin (888) 488-3809 oconalogcabin.com Omni Cabins (828) 488-9129 omnicabins.com 1 Smoky Mountain Rental (828) 488-1713 The Other Place (813) 503-7541 cyberrentals.com/USA/ Nor th-Carolina/ Nor thCarolina-Mountains / vacation-cabin-Br yso Paradise Found “A” Frame (770) 321-8338 Peaceful Creek Rentals (828) 736-1453 greatsmokies.com/ peacefulcreek Pointe Overlook Hideaway Cabin (850) 256-3307 home.bellsouth.net /p/ pwp-pointeoverlookcabin Raccoon Ridge Properties (828) 399-9765 cherokeevacation rental.com Retreat in the Sky (803) 732-5826 vrbo.com/vrbo/3362 Rhododendron Cottage (828) 488-2571 Rock Creek Cabins (888) 572-7001 rockcreekcabins.com Rose Hollow (828) 488-6177 Settler’s Mountain (800) 476-8027 set tlersmountain.com Shepherd’s Retreat (828) 488-9836 cyberrentals.com/NC/ Shep2BRYS.html Silver Creek Cottage (828) 226-1885 silvercreekcottage.com Skyview Cottage (646) 279-1039 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p280020 Sleeping Dog Cabin Rental (828) 488-3530 sleepingdogcabin rentals.com Smoky Mountain Retreat (828) 488-6347 smokymtretreat.com Sophie’s Choice Cabin (828) 488-2386 white-water.com /cabins Stonewood Cabin (800) 470-4718 stonewoodcabin.com A Tall Poplar (828) 488-5249 rentalsforvacations.com Toot Hollow Haven (704) 616-3596 Tranquility (336) 449-7761 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p183154 Trout Run (828) 488-3529 25 Walden Pond (269) 921-9001 smokymtnwaldenpond.co m Up Up and Away … From it All (828) 331-0770 Watershed Cabins (877) 784-0688 watershedcabins.com Whispering Pines (866) 767-0888 whisperingpinesdeluxe rentals.com Whispering Winds (828) 736-6443 brysoncit ylogcabins.com Whistle Stop Lodge (419) 227-0303 whistlestoplodge.com Yellow Rose Realty (800) 528-0760 yellowroserealt y.com
RESORTS

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Nantahala Wesser Campground (828) 488-8708 greatsmokies.com/ nantahalawesser P & J Campground (828) 488-6841 Smoky Mountain Campground (828) 488-3302 smokymtncamp ground.com Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground (828) 488-3672 smokymtnmeadows.com

A Cabin by the Creek (828) 682-6114 cabinbythecreek.com Cabin on the Green (828) 682-3001 blueridge-cabin.com Carolina Mountain Realty Rentals (828) 682-6166 carolinamtnrealty.com / rentals/html/ rentals2.html Carriage Cottage (828) 682-7437 premiermtnvacation rentals.com Cattail Creek Cabin Rentals (828) 682-9643 cabin-nc.com Chandler Property Management (828) 675-0449 mountmitchell vacation.com Crabtree Creek Cottage (828) 675-4678 Dogwood Cottage at Cattail Creek (828) 682-2938 Estes Mountain Retreat (888) 272-9885 Farmhouse on the Cane (929) 322-2866 farmhouseonthecane.com Grandma’s House (828) 682-7911 yanceychamber.com/sit es/gdmshouse High Pastures Christian Retreat (828) 682-3138 highpastures.org High’s NC Mtn. Retreat (828) 682-9612 highmountainretreat.com Home with Cecile (828) 682-9290 homewithcecile.com Hunter Hill Lodge (828) 658-3736 Kroon’s Mountain Vacation Rentals (866) 620-9229 ncmountainrental.com Lila’s Mountain Getaway (407) 688-7580 Mama’s Mountain Home (828) 682-7078 Mount Mitchell Golf Club (828) 675-5454 mountmitchellgolf resort.com

Mountain Farm (828) 675-4856 Mountain Laurel Retreat (828) 675-5365 Mountain River Retreat (828) 682-9643 mountainriverretreat.com Mt. Mitchell Cottage (828) 205-2000 cyberrentals.com Mt. Mitchell Vacation Rentals (239) 784-6383 lodgerental.com Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals (828) 682-9968 wncvacationrentals.com A River Cabin (828) 682-7550 rivercabin.com Riverside Treehouse (828) 675-1881 Riverwalk Vacation Rentals (828) 682-7023 riverwalkvacations.com Serendipity (954) 448-8371 mtmitchell-cabin.com Thurston Associates (800) 675-5074 thurstonassociates.com/ result.php?table =rental A Treehouse at Mountain Farm (904) 759-0045 mountain-cabins-nc.com A Victorian Mansion (954) 294-3263 Winter Star Retreat (828) 682-3217 winterstarretreat.com Young’s Rental (828) 645-3683
RESORTS

Nantahala Village Resort & Spa (800) 438-1507 nvnc.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Burnsville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Albert’s Inn & Bavarian Village (828) 675-4691 Carolina Country Motel (828) 682-6033 carolinacountryinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

All Seasons RV Park (828) 488-4870 Almond Boat & RV Park (828) 488-6423 almondboatpark.com Bearhunters Campground & RV Park (828) 488-1953 greatsmokies.com/ bearhunter Cabins at Nantahala (888) 447-4436 cabinsatnantahala.com Country Boys RV Park (800) 833-0435 greatsmokies.com/ countryboys Deep Creek Campground (828) 488-6055 deepcreekcamping.com Ela Campground (828) 488-2410 elacampground.com Hide Away Campground (828) 488-2083 nor thcarolina getaway.com /hide Kirkland Creek Campground (828) 488-6482 kirklandcreekcamp ground.com Lost Mine Campground (828) 488-6445 lostminecampground.com

Celo Inn (828) 675-5132 celoinn.com The Colonial Inn Guest Rooms (828) 682-2304 Nu Wray Inn (828) 682-2329 nuwrayinn.com Terrell House Bed & Breakfast (828) 682-4505 terrellhousebandb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Alpine Village (828) 675-4103 alpine-village-resort.com Appalachian Retreat (828) 675-5036 An Artful Hideaway (828) 682-6567 yummymudpuddle.com Austin’s Tamarack (828) 682-9882 Bird House Retreat (828) 678-3327 Blackberry Cabin (407) 688-7580 blackberryridgecabins.com Cabin at the Swinging Bridge (828) 675-5159 swingingbridgecabin.com Cabin Branch (828) 682-0005 purpleroofs.com /cabin branch-nc.html

Clear Creek Guest Ranch (800) 651-4510 clearcreekranch.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Black Mountain Campground (828) 682-6146

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Candler
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinnofcanton.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6
VACATiOn REnTALS

Millstone Inn (888) 645-5786 millstoneinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel (800) 427-7247 harrahs.com/casinos/h arrahs-cherokee /hotel -casino/propert y-home. shtml Hemlock Motel (828) 497-9439 Homestead Inn (828) 497-9488 Indian Valley Motel (828) 497-2397 Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelcherokee.com Newfound Lodge (828) 497-2746 Ocona Valley Motel (828) 497-4618 Oconaluftee Motel (828) 488-3712 Pageant Hills Motel (800) 255-5371 Papoose Motel (828) 497-9508 Pink Motel (828) 497-3530 Pioneer Motel (828) 497-2435 Princess Motel (828) 497-5732 Quality Inn (800) 424-6423 Qualla Motel (828) 497-5161 Ramada Limited (800) 849-5263 River Park Inn (828) 497-4575 River’s Edge Motel (828) 497-7995 cherokeesmokies.com/ riversedgemotel Riverside Motel (877) 643-1439 Sleep Inn (800) 753-3746 sleepinn.com Soco Valley Motel (828) 497-7502 Thunderbird Motel (828) 497-2212 Tsali Motel (828) 497-5855 Wagon Train Motel (828) 497-4300 Whitetree’s Motor Court (828) 497-2017 Wigwam Motel (828) 497-3431

VACATiOn REnTALS

Days Inn – West (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com/candler 06116
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Restaurant On-site

Changes in Attitude (352) 332-0617 Cold Mountain Cabins (828) 734-0217 coldmountaincabin rentals.com Cold Mountain Retreat (904) 285-5876 vrbo.com/102183 and homeaway.com/178 401 Perry’s Place (407)782-8902 rentperrysplace.com Rivermont Cabins (888) 648-6373 rivermont.com Treasure Cove Cabins (828) 627-6037 treasurecovecabins.com Waterstone Cottage (404) 995-0320 waterstonecottage.com
RESORTS

Brookings Lodge (828) 743-3768 brookingsonline.com Cabins in the Laurel (828) 743-2621 nc-cabins.com Cashiers Resort Rentals (877) 747-9234 cashiersresort rentals.com Doherty & Willson Real Estate (828) 743-3242 Hampton Realty (828) 743-2411 Jane’s Aeire Cottages (828) 743-9002 Lakehouse (800) 772-3359 nclakehouse.com Lakeshore Mountain Hide-Away (941) 923-4103 Mountain Vacation Rentals (888) 743-0258 greatmountain vacations.com Pebble Creek Village (828) 743-0623 pebble-creek.com Reid Real Estate (828) 743-5955 suereidrealt y.com The River Cottage (828) 743-5163 Steele’s Retreat (561) 844-7677 steelesretreat.com Tumblin’ Creek Chalet (828) 743-2504
RESORTS

Black Forest Family Camping Resort (828) 884-2267 blackforestcamp ground.com

Appaloosa Log Cabins (828) 497-9658 Bear Claw Cabins (828) 497-2522 Big Don’s Cabins (828) 497-7205 Bird’s Nest Villa (828) 497-3806 Cabins in the Pines (828) 497-9709 Camp Davis Guest House (828) 252-2468 campdavis4u.com Cherokee Cabins (828) 497-7655 Country Breeze & Rivers Edge Log Cabins (828) 497-5766 Dancing Stones (828) 497-3015 dancingstones.com Eljawa Log Cabins (828) 497-7204 Gadushi Cabin (800) 217-4436 Grandview Cabins (828) 497-5849 Great Smoky Mountain Log Cabin Rentals (828) 497-6182 gsmcabins.com Homestead Cabins (828) 497-9488 Huskey’s Cabin Rentals (828) 497-2643 The Log House (828) 497-3956 Mountain View Log Cabins (800) 392-1003 Mt. Noble Cabins (828) 497-5051 Ol’ Smoky Log Cabins (828) 497-6922 Panther Creek Lodge (866) 282-0884 panthercreekresort.com Panther’s Den (828) 497-9571 Pioneer Cottages (828) 497-2435 River’s Edge Cabin (828) 497-2522 Sleepy Hollow Cabins in the Cove (828) 497-9811 Smokey Mountain Cabins (828) 497-0088 Sycamore Log Cabins (828) 497-9068 Totem Pole Rentals (828) 497-2917

Cherokee
hOTELS/MOTELS

Nakon Motel (828) 667-4543 Plantation Motel (828) 667-1649

Baymont Inn (800) 301-0200 baymontinns.com / hotel /17875 Best Western – Great Smokies Inn (800) 528-1234 bestwestern.com Broken Arrow Motel (828) 497-2813 Cherokee Inn (866) 884-7479 Cherokee Motel & Cabins (828) 497-3872 Cherokee Plaza Motel (800) 535-4798 Chestnut Tree Inn (828) 497-9181 magnusonhotels.com Chief Motel (828) 497-3701 Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150

Exercise Room

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Fox & Fiddle Inn (828) 665-9830 foxandfiddle.net
VACATiOn REnTALS

Complimentary Breakfast

Cabins of Asheville (828) 768-7368 cabinsofasheville.com The Farm Cabins and Cottages (828) 667-0666 thefarmcabins.com Mountain Springs Cabins (888) 665-1004 mtnsprings.com O’Kelley’s Farmhouse (828) 337-3361 vrbo.com/171097 Wilderness Haven wildernesshavennc.com
RESORTS

Internet

Indoor Pool

Springdale Country Club (800) 553-3027 springdalegolf.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Suites (800) 228-5150

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Outdoor Pool

Pisgah View Ranch (866) 252-8361 pisgahviewranch.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Laurel Bank Campground (828) 235-8940 Riverhouse Acres (888) 646-0303 riverhouseacres.com Riverside Campground (828) 235-9128

Cool Valley Motel (828) 497-4558 Cool Waters Motel (828) 497-3855 Days Inn – Smokey Mountains (828) 497-3424

Asheville West KOA (800) 562-9015 koa.com/campgrounds/ asheville-west Stony Fork Creek RV Park (828) 702-1973 asheville-candlerstony forkcreekrvpark.com

Cashiers
hOTELS/MOTELS

High Hampton Inn & Country Club (800) 334-2551 highhamptoninn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Drama Motel (828) 497-3271 Eagles Nest Motel (828) 497-9218 Econo Lodge (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/ hotels/nc475
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Canton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Inn & Suites (828) 743-4545 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index.jhtml; jsessionid =EE3DCHVE U5C0ECSGBJC32EQ ? ct yhocn= CASNCHX
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cedar Mountain
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc437
Advertising Partner, p. 47

The Sassy Goose (828) 966-9493 sassygoose.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

El Camino Motel (828) 497-3600 Fairfield Inn & Suites (828) 497-0400 Frontier Motor Lodge (828) 497-9293

Laurelwood Mountain Inn (800) 346-6846 laurelwoodmountain inn.com

Cabin at Bunyan Gap (803) 419-6694

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Tsali Cabins (828) 497-5855 Waterrock Garden Retreat (828) 252-2468 waterrockgarden.com Wildflower Cottages (828) 497-2523
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

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Chimney Rock Inn (800) 625-2003 chimneyrockinn.net The Esmeralda Inn (888) 897-2999 theesmeralda.com Evening Shade River Lodging (828) 625-4774 eveningshade.net Falls Country Motel (828) 625-0999 fallscountrymotel.com Judy’s Motel (828) 625-1151 Valley Court Riverside Motel (828) 625-4166 valleycourt.net
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Fines Creek Properties (877) 600-7173 finescreekrentals.com Oak Mountain Haven (518) 887-2996 homeaway.com /search/ keywords/131739 Three Bear Holler (828) 399-9462 www.threebear holler.com Turkey Creek Cabins (770) 862-4833 turkeycreekcabins.com Wits End Cabin (828) 231-6386 vrbo.com/188086

Creston
VACATiOn REnTALS

Deep Gap
VACATiOn REnTALS

Elk Park
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

New River House at the Peak (704) 392-1444 newriverhouseat thepeak.com

Adele’s Cabin at Pond View (336) 921-2699 pondview.homestead.com Powder Horn Mountain (828) 264-4649

The Little Campground (828) 733-8412

Crossnore
VACATiOn REnTALS

Ennice
VACATiOn REnTALS

Adventure Trail Campground (828) 497-3651 atcampground.com Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA (800) 825-8352 cherokeekoa.com Happy Holiday RV Park & Campground (800) 633-2977 Mile High Campground (828) 497-2230 Mingo Falls Campground (828) 497-9944 River Road RV Park (828) 497-5209 River View Campground (828) 497-9080 Riverside Campground (828) 497-9311 Soco Road Campground (828) 497-6630 Standingdeer Campground (828) 497-4234 Standingwolfe Campground (828) 497-9725 Stoney Campground (828) 497-9200 Twin Forks RV Park (828) 497-9709 Wagon Train Campground (828) 497-4300 Welch Campground (828) 497-4716 Wolf Campground (828) 497-9868 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park (877) 716-6711 jellystone-cherokee.com

Yellow Moon Farm (828) 733-0752 yellowmoonfarm.com

Dillsboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Crumpler
VACATiOn REnTALS

Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites (800) 937-8376 www.bwriverescape.com Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ esdillsboronc
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Little River Paradise (336) 657-8587 sparta-nc.com/littlerive rparadise Riverbend of Alleghany (336) 852-3140 sparta-nc.com/riverbend

Collettsville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Carson Log Cabin Rental (336) 982-2463 carsonlogcabin.net firms.com River Watch Farm (704) 636-1890 riverwatchfarm.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Etowah
RESORTS

Fibber MaGee’s Riverfront Inn & Hickory Nut Cottages (866) 480-0466 fibbermagees.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Brown Mountain Lodge Vacation Home (704) 408-0196 brownmountain lodge.com

Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge (800) 451-8174 etowahvalley.com

Dillsboro Inn (866) 586-3898 dillsboroinn.com Jarrett House (800) 972-5623 jarret thouse.com Olde Towne Inn Bed & Breakfast (828) 586-3461 dillsboro-oldetowne.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Twin Rivers Campground (336) 982-3456

Fairview
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Columbus
hOTELS/MOTELS

Ashley’s Lazy Lodge (941) 504-0213 chimneyrockcabin.com Ashley’s Waterfall Cabin (941) 504-0213 chimneyrockcabin.com Landmark Cabin (800) 770-9055 landmarkcabin.com Mountain Village Chalets (877) 682-2246 vacationcabins.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Days Inn (800) 768-5667 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cullowhee
hOTELS/MOTELS

Arbor Lights Country Manor (828) 628-1417
VACATiOn REnTALS

University Inn (828) 293-5442
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Applegate Retreat (828) 506-3463 Bella Vista (786) 253-0209 bellavista.cc First Choice Realty (800) 826-7361 firstchoiceofdillsboro.com High Top Mountain Cottages (800) 581-3383 mountaindog.net The Maple Tree Lodge (828) 586-4295 mapletreelodge.com Winding Waters Cottage (828) 586-3328 windingwaters cottage.com

Chalet Quietude cabininasheville.com Drifty’s Getaway (828) 628-9977 Heintooga Cottage (828) 628-3615 cabins.com/usa/nc/ nc_asheville_015/nc_ asheville_heint_015.html Moores Pond Vacation Rentals (828) 712-2753 burnhamwoods.com/ moorespond Sharon Spring Cabin (828) 628-4075 sharonspringcabin.com

Adawehi Wellness Retreat (828) 894-5260 adawehi.com Butterfly Creek Inn (877) 894-6393 but ter flycreekinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

River Lodge Bed and Breakfast (877) 384-4400 riverlodge-bb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground (828) 625-4014 hickor ynutfallsfamily campground.com

Along The River Cottage (800) 984-7680 alongtherivercottage. com Arrowmont Stable & Cabins (800) 682-1092 arrowmont.com Sundog Places (828) 293-1000 sundogvacationrentals. com Tuckaseigee Valley Cabins (888) 906-7409 tuckaseigeevalleycabins. com Western Carolina Rentals (828) 293-2460 wcrentals.com

Clyde
VACATiOn REnTALS

Pine Shadows Chalet (904) 434-5519 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p128 491 Rosewood Chalet (941) 371-1333 Shady Branch Cabin (828) 243-1844 Woodlane House (828) 894-8241 woodlanehouse.com

Chimney Rock
hOTELS/MOTELS

Brown’s Cozy Creek Cabin (866) 603-9442 brownscoz ycreekcabin. com Buffalo Creek Vacations (828) 550-0960 buffalocreek vacations.com

East Flat Rock
VACATiOn REnTALS

Ferguson
VACATiOn REnTALS

Mapleton Cottage (863) 651-9036 vrbo.com/ 367390

Leatherwood Mountains (800) 4NCMTNS LeatherwoodMountains. com

Carter Lodge on the River (828) 625-8844 car terlodge.com

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Flat Rock
hOTELS/MOTELS

Phil & Ann’s RV Park (800) 753-8373 Twin Ponds RV Park (828) 693-4018 nctwinponds.com

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Foscoe
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com Mountain Inn & Suites (828) 692-7772 mountaininnflatrock.com Mountain Lodge & Conference Center (828) 693-9910 mountainlodgeflat rock.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Rutledge Lake Travel Park (828) 654-7873 rutledgelake.com

Restaurant On-site

Grandfather Mountain Campground (800) 788-2582 grandfatherr v.com

A Angel Mountain Cabin (828) 349-4512 angelmountaincabin.com Aunt Dobson’s Farmhouse (859) 485-6712 auntdobsonfarm house.8k.com Barefoot Trace (863) 280-5360 Bates Cabins (828) 342-7764 batescabins.com Bear Paw Cabin (828) 369-0047 franklin-chamber.com/ bearpawcabin A Bearpaw Wilderness Retreat (305) 219-9284 vbro.com/183736 Big Bear Log Cabin Rentals (866) 349-0099 bigbearfranklin.com Blackberry Cottage (828) 524-2506 Bloom Cottage (954) 782-6294 franklin-chamber.com/ bloomcottage Buckwood Log Lodge (866) 524-4811 buckwood.com A Captain’s Cabin (954) 927-1366 vrbo.com/ 290333 Carolina Mountaintop Homes (800) 820-1210 cmthomes.com Cat Creek Realty (866) TWOCATS catcreek.com / vacren.html Circuit Rider Retreat (828) 421-3271 Corrieglen Cottages (828) 524-5358 corrieglencottages.com Cozy Log Cabin (800) 438-8493 Creekside Vacation Rentals (828) 369-5970 home.earthlink.net / ~uhoo Dancing Bear Cabin (828) 506-2045 franklinvacationrental.com Dave’s Place for 2 (828) 369-2628 franklin-chamber.com/ davesplace

Desoto Trail Realty (800) 438-8493 desototrailrealty.com Dove’s Rest Log Cabins (828) 524-3133 cabins.com/usa/nc/nc_ franklin_001/nc_frank lin_doverest _001.html A Dream Cabin (404) 499-8607 dream-cabin.com Eagles Crest Vacation Cabins (828) 369-7348 The Farm on Knob Hill (828) 283-3893 westernncmountain getaway.com Farm View Cottage (828) 524-7392 farmviewcottage.com Franklin Vacation Home Rentals (886) 771-3010 homeaway.com /vacation -rentals/nor th-carolina/ franklin/r5408 Golf Villas at Mill Creek Country Club (828) 421-5823 franklingolfrentals.com Heritage Inn (828) 524-4150 heritageinnbb.com Hideaway Cottage & Log Cabin Rentals (828) 369-5344 franklin-chamber.com/ hideaway Highland’s Pass (800) 679-7976 highlandspass.com Hillbanks Rentals (828) 369-9735 Home Away From Home (734) 425-7743 cyberrentals.com/nc/b levcash.html Home on 40-Acre Estate (828) 283-3894 vrbo.com/ 276950 Lakeshore Cottage (305) 870-1600 home.bellsouth.net /p/ pwp-lakeshorescottage Lakeview Cottages (828) 369-5141 franklin-chamber.com/ lakeviewcottages Langford Log Cabin (828) 369-8433 Laurel Cottages of Ellijay (404) 525-1707 franklin-chamber.com/ laurelcot tages

Fleetwood
VACATiOn REnTALS

Fontana Dam
hOTELS/MOTELS

Franklin
hOTELS/MOTELS

Exercise Room

Fall Creek Vacation Rentals (336) 877-3131 fallcreekvacation rentals.com Fleetwood Falls (336) 877-1110 fleetwoodfalls.com

The Hike Inn (828) 479-3677 thehikeinn.com
RESORTS

Barber’s Motel (888) 805-1457 barbersmotel.com Carolina Motel (828) 524-3380 carolinamotel.com Colonial Inn (866) 265-6466 colonialinnfranklin.com Comfort Inn (800) 221-2222 choicehotels.com Franklin Motel (800) 433-5507 thefranklinmotel.com Hampton Inn – Franklin (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Haven’s Budget Inn Motel (828) 524-4403 Knights Inn (828) 524-6491 knightsinn.com Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 403-1700 microtelfranklinnc.com Sapphire Inn (800) 401-0072 sapphireinn.net
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Fontana Village Resort (800) 849-2258 fontanavillage.com
Advertising Partner, inside front cover
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Complimentary Breakfast

Mansouri Mansion (828) 693-6016 mansourimansion.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Fletcher
hOTELS/MOTELS

Apartments at Twin Oaks (828) 692-6379 apartmentsat twinoaks. com Barn on Hungry River (828) 685-0147 a1vacations.com / sandersmtnhome /0 Highland Lake Properties (828) 692-1359 highlandlake.net Kenmure Country Club (800) 345-1860 kenmure.com Lakemont Cottages (800) 597-0692 lakemontcottages.com Mill House Lodge (800) 736-6073 millhouselodge.com Windy Hill (828) 692-0893 windyhill.imetric.net
RESORTS

Budget Inn (828) 684-2200 Days Inn – Asheville Airport (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Tumbling Waters Campground (828) 479-3814 tumblingwaters.com /

Forest City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Internet

Gardo’s Motel (828) 245-0111 Holiday Inn Express (888) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/forestcity nc Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninns.com Quality Inn (800) 424-6423 qualit yinn.com Ramada Limited (800) 272-6232 ramada.com Thrifty Motel (828) 245-0444
VACATiOn REnTALS

Indoor Pool

Econo Lodge – Airport (800) 553-2666 econolodge.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Fairfield Inn (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /avlnc Hampton Inn & Suites – Airport (800) 426-7866 ashevillehamptoninns. com Holiday Inn – Asheville Airport (800) 465-4329 hulsinghotels.net/ holiday_inn.htm
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Outdoor Pool

Blaine House Bed & Breakfast (828) 524-3633 blainehouse.com Buttonwood Inn (828) 369-8985 but tonwoodbb.com Cat Creek Lodge (828) 524-0991 catcreeklodge.com Heritage Inn (828) 524-4150 heritageinnbb.com Oak Hill Country Inn (800) 587-6374 Code 07 oakhillcountryinn.com Snow Hill Inn (828) 349-5999 snowhillfranklinnc.com Whisperwood Bed & Breakfast (828) 369-3690

Highland Lake Inn (800) 762-1376 hlinn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Lakewood RV Resort & Apartments (888) 819-4200 lakewoodr vresor t.com Park Place RV Park (828) 693-3831 parkplacervpark.com

Chateau on the Mountain (888) 591-6281 chateauonthe mountain.com Tudor House Bed & Breakfast (828) 687-7604 tudorhouse.home.at t.net

Bed and Barn Farms (828) 248-4463 bedandbarnnc.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Foothills Family Campground (828) 245-4064 foothillsfamily campground.com

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A Little Touch of Heaven (828) 524-4136 alittletouchofheaven.com Longview Cottages (828) 524-1905 longviewcottages. 8k.com/index2.html Luxury Mountainview/ Riverview Home (828) 342-6480 vacationhomerentals.c om Mini Niagara Falls (828) 524-6513 apex-ephemera.com/ mininiagara Moose Lodge (828) 349-4649 cabins.com/usa/nc/nc_ franklin_003 /nc_frank lin_moose_003.html A Mountain Getaway Rental (305) 546-9046 kenneyrentalhomes.com A Mountain Swiss Chalet (305) 559-5875 amountainswiss chalet.com Mountainview Golf Rental (828) 342-3135 vrbo.com/ 260090 Oak Grove Cabins (828) 369-0166 oakgrovecabins.com Ole Gregory Mine House (828) 332-7233 mountainrental homefranklinnc.com Orchard Hill-Cottage (828) 349-2925 vrbo.com Patterson Realty Vacation Rentals (828) 524-8555 pri-realt y.com Primrose Cottage (828) 371-0675 primrosevacation cottage.com Ray & Sandy’s Log Retreat (828) 349-4227 masonbranchlog cabin.com Rest in the Mountains (800) 499-9310 restinthemountains.com Rivendell Cabins (800) 994-6462 rivendellcabin.com River Bear Cabin (904) 519-8300 riverbearcabin.com Ruby Mine Hideaway (828) 524-5697 Sit A Spell Cabin (877) 680-1989 sitaspellcabins.com Sleepy Hollow Mountain Cabins (877) 682-8850 sleepyhollowmountain cabins.com Smoky Mountain Heaven (904) 669-5038 vrbo.com/ 95672 Taylor’s Mountainside A-Frame (239) 281-9862 franklin-chamber.com/ taylorsmtnside Theodore Waterbury (904) 642-0252 geocities.com/ entedandbo Timber Frame Rentals (828) 421-0352 timber framerentals.com Wayah Creek Cottages (800) 559-8280 franklin-chamber.com/ wayahcreek Wayah Getaway (828) 524-4379 Wayah Waters Cottages (828) 506-9843 inthesmok y mountains.com/wwcc Whisper Mountain Vacation Rentals (800) 501-8316 whispermountain.com Wide Horizon Cottage Rentals (828) 369-3240 horizoncr.com A Wilderness Mountain Retreat (305) 505-2444 wildernessretreatnc.com Wildflower Cabin Rentals (877) 686-5263 wildflowercabin rentals.com Wonderful Earth Treasures (828) 369-5343 onesource-rentals.com A Woodland Mountain Cottage (941) 795-2111 wmcottage.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

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Seven Sisters Craft Gallery, Black Mountain

Country Woods RV Park (828) 524-4339 countr ywoodsrvpark.com Cullasaja River RV Park (800) 843-2795 campnc.com Franklin RV Park & Campground (828) 349-6200 franklinr vpark.com The Great Outdoors RV Resort (828) 349-0412 gor vresor t.com Great Smoky Mountains RV Park & Campground (828) 369-5295 fishcamp.biz Happy Valley Campground (828) 524-0506 wncoutdoors.com High Country Haven (888) 815-4783 highcountryhaven.com Mi Mountain Campground (800) 441-6155 mimountaincamp ground.com Mountain Springs Campground & RV Park (828) 524-0469 Old Corundum Millsite Campground (828) 524-4663 oldcorundumcamp ground.gocampin.com

Old Mill Campground at River Place (828) 369-3484 oldmillcampground nc.com Outside Inn Campground (828) 349-1846 Pines RV Park and Cabins (828) 524-4490 gocampin.net/pinesrvpark River Bend RV Park & Campground (828) 524-7846 riverbendrvpark.net Rose Creek Campground (828) 524-3225 rosecreekcamp.com The RV & R at Cardinal Ridge Farm (828) 524-8090 cardinalridgefarm r vandb.com Shady Cove RV Park (828) 349-9751

Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast (800) 538-3508 gladevalley.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Raccoon Holler Campground (336) 982-2706 racoonholler.com

The Ole House (910) 579-7670 sparta-nc.com/ theolehouse P Bar J Scenic Valley Farm (336) 657-8403

Glenville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Innisfree Victorian Inn (828) 743-2946 innisfreeinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Glen Alpine
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Inn at Glen Alpine Bed & Breakfast (828) 584-9264 innatglenalpine.com

Acclaimed Mountain View Cabins (770) 938-2574 angelfire.com/nc2/ AMtnViewCabin Fern Bank Cottage & Hemlock Hill Cottage (843) 785-4620 cashiersnc.com Heeren’s Nest (877) 747-9234 cashiersresortrentals.com Lakeview Mountain Cabins (828) 743-5421 Mountain Vacation Cottages (828) 743-2946 Pineapple Cove (828) 743-2730 Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley (800) 533-8268 wyndhamvacation resorts.com

Glendale Springs
VACATiOn REnTALS

Gerton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Peaceful Quest Retreats (800) 293-4658 peacefulquestretreats.com

Cottage at Darnell Ridge (336) 973-7839 darnellridge.com Florence Art School (336) 982-2499 florenceartschool.org Mountain View Lodge & Cabins (800) 903-6811 mtnviewlodge.com Z Hollar Log Cabin (336) 817-0147 zhollar.com

Cartoogechaye Creek Campground (800) 880-2267 franklin-chamber.com/ car toogechaye.html

Glade valley
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Blue Ridge Bed and Breakfast (336) 657-3000 blueridgebandb.net

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Golden valley
VACATiOn REnTALS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Golden Valley Getaways & Rocky Bottom Cabin (828) 247-0404 goldenvalleygetaways.com

Hinton Rural Life Center (866) 389-8336 hintoncenter.org
VACATiOn REnTALS

Creekside RV Park on Shooting Creek (828) 389-8232 Ho Hum Campground (828) 389-6740 claycountu-nc-chamber. com River’s Edge Farm RV Park (828) 389-1455 mountainshops.com Shooting Creek RV Campground (866) 502-5055 Tusquittee Campground & Creekside Cabins (828) 389-8520

South Wind Motel (828) 693-4945 Southernaire Motel (828) 685-7711
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Blue Ridge Cozy Cabin (828) 693-0975 blueridgecoz y.com Bungalow 3 (828) 606-1957 ncbungalows.com Cardinal Cottage (828) 891-9507 Carolina Cottages (877) 577-7939 carolinacottagesonline.c om Carolina Moon Cabins (828) 685-1500 carolinamooncabins.com Carolina Mornings (855) 770-9055 carolinamornings.com Clear Creek Cabins (877) 715-2783 clearcreekcabins.com The Cottage at Glen Galla (828) 808-0854 The Cottages of Flat Rock (828) 693-8805 thecot tagesofflatrock.co m Crab Creek Bed & Bale (877) 824-8779 crabcreekbedandbale.c om Cranmore Cottages (888) 868-1779 cranmorecottages.com Extreme Mountain Cabins (828) 685-2605 vrbo.com/142699 Green Mountain Lodge & Farms (828) 272-0180 greenmountainlodge.net Hendersonville Cottage (828) 551-8932 vrbo.com/ 262933 Joy Vacation Homes (828) 274-9777 joy vacationhomes.com Lazy Lake Cabins (828) 692-5094 laz ylakecabins.com Mountain Lake Inn Cottages (828) 692-6269 mountainlake cot tages.com

Mountain Ridge Cottage (941) 743-4787 mountainridge cottage.com Pleasant View Cabin (828) 693-1352 The Round House (828) 693-7937 roundhousenc.com Shadow Run Cottage (267) 265-5751 home.comcast.net/ ~pete4159 Sky Valley (828) 606-7780 sky valleync.com Timber Lake Cabin (828) 393-7098 timberlake.ws Villa Capri Cottages (828) 692-7660 villacapri.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Restaurant On-site

Granite Falls
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Birdsong Villas (888) 668-7790 nclakerentals.com Black Bear Bottoms Creekside Cabins (828) 389-3398 nor thshorerentals.com CJ’s Lakeview Lodge The Cottage at Vineyard Creek (800) 893-2940 Country Creek Rentals (828) 389-1155 Fires Creek Cabin Retreat (828) 837-5807 vrbo.com/ 72591 Hidden Cove Cabin (828) 835-8240 hiddencovecabin.com Julie Mountain Hideaway (352) 472-2169 juliemountain hideaway.com LaForte’s Country Cottages (828) 389-8343 McAllister Mountain Retreat (828) 389-6788 claycount y-ncchamber.com Mountain Laurel Hideaway & RV (828) 361-5043 vrbo.com/ 9854 Mountain Streams Real Estate (828) 389-3398 Purple Pony Cottage (828) 389-8931 Triple Creek Mountain Cabin (828) 389-4590 triplecreek mountaincabin.us Tusquittee Log Cabins (828) 389-0975 Tusquittee Mountain Villa (828) 389-1719 Windchime Cabin Rental (828) 389-1411
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Aunt Adeline’s Bed & Breakfast (828) 595-4995 auntadelinesbed andbreakfast.com Barker House 1891 (828) 699-3291 barkerhouse1891.com Claddagh Inn (866) 770-2999 claddaghinn.com Echo Mountain Inn (828) 693-9626 echoinn.com 1898 Waverly Inn (800) 537-8195 waverlyinn.com Elizabeth Leigh Inn (828) 698-9707 elizabethleighinn.com Inn on Church (866) 881-7111 innonchurch.com Melange Inn & Gardens (800) 303-5253 melangebb.com Pinebrook Manor (828) 698-2707 pinebrookmanor.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Exercise Room

Thistle House Bed and Breakfast (888) 256-0745 thistlehousebb.com

Grassy Creek
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hendersonville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

River House Country Inn & Restaurant (336) 982-2109 riverhousenc.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Best Western (800) 632-4066 bestwestern.com / prop_ 34113 Bonaire Motel (828) 693-4007 Cedarwood Inn (800) 832-2032 cedarwood-inn.com Comfort Inn (800) 882-3843 comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Nuthouse Cottage (336) 384-4963 NuthouseCottage.com
Internet

Zydeco Moon Farm Cabins (336) 384-2546 zydecomoon.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Apple Valley Travel Park (828) 685-8000 Blue Ridge Travel Trailer Park (828) 685-9207 blueridgetravelpark.com Jaymar Travel Park (828) 685-3771 Lazy Boy Travel Park (828) 697-7165 Red Gates RV Park & Cottages (828) 685-8370 redgatesr v.com Town Mountain Travel Park (828) 697-6692 townmountain travelpark.com

Indoor Pool

Helton Creek Campground (336) 384-2320
Outdoor Pool

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Green Mountain
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hendersonville.hampto ninn.com Mountain Inn & Suites – Airport (828) 684-0040 mountaininnairport.com Quality Inn & Suites (800) 581-4745 qualit yinn-suiteshvl.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Alsolare (386) 788-6877 Carolina Keep (828) 675-4814 carolinakeep.com Eagles Nest (941) 922-6403 Whistlestop Cabin Rental (828) 682-2178

Abbey Ridge Retreat (828) 891-4180 Apple Blossom Cabin (843) 452-3246 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p174714 Apple Cottage (828) 388-0111 applecottage.net Art Colony Cabins (828) 606-9798 artcolonycabins.com Beehive Cottages (828) 685-7702 beehivecottages.net

Highlands
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rainbow Motel (828) 692-1150 Ramada (800) 272-6232 ramada.com Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663 redroof.com

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com Highlands Suite Hotel (800) 221-5078 highlandssuitehotel.com Mitchell’s Lodge & Cottages (800) 522-9874 mitchellslodge.com

Hayesville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Chatuge Mountain Inn (800) 948-2755 Deerfield Inn (828) 389-8272 deerfield-inn.com

Chatuge Cove Campground (828) 389-6155 chatugecovemarina.com

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B&BS And COUnTRy innS

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Highlands Resort Rentals (828) 526-5839 Mountain Cabins (828) 526-2674 Signature Properties (866) 526-4218 signatureproper tiesnc.com The Stencil House (828) 526-5708 greathomebuilders.com T.L.C. Associates (828) 526-5668 Whiteside Cove Cottages (828) 526-2222
RESORTS

Briar Rose Farm (828) 622-7329 briarrosefarm.com Broadwing Farm Natural Bath Cabins (828) 622-3647 broadwingfarm cabins.com C/K Cabin Rentals (828) 622-0079 ckcabins.com Conklin’s Cabin (828) 622-9618 madison.main.nc.us / ~gconklin Dancing Sun Cabins (828) 622-9569 dancingsuncabins.com Gazebo Cottage (828) 622-7795 hotspringsnc.org Grandma’s House (423) 625-9038 hotspringsnc.org Hot Springs Log Cabins hotspringslogcabins.com Jubilee Cottage & Farm (828) 622-7550 Kanati Lodge (828) 622-7398 The Loft on the French Broad River (828) 622-7711 Max Patch Cabin (828) 505-1698 maxpatchcabin.com Max Patch Retreat (828) 622-9999 richmountainbound.com The Moore House (828) 230-9575 Mountain Side Cabins (828) 622-7647 mountainsidecabins.com Octagon House & Spring Creek Chalet (800) 586-5619 hotspringsnc.org Pleasant Bank Riverfront Rentals (828) 622-3595 pleasantbankrentals.c om River Drive Cottage (828) 622-3205 hotspringsnc.org River Lodge Log Cabins (828) 622-7279 riverlodgelogcabins.com River Spirit (828) 622-9568 riverspirit.us

Rock Cottage (828) 622-7478 hotspringsnc.org The Short Porch (828) 622-7493 hotspringsnc.org Sourwood Farm Log Cabin (828) 622-3554 sourwoodfarm.com Springbrook Cottages (828) 622-7385 springbrookcottages.com Sunrise Lookout (828) 545-2892 sunriselookout.com Treehouse Cabins (828) 622-7296 hotspringstreehouseca bins.com Twin Springs Chalets (407) 552-1398 twinspringschaletsnc.com Wilderness Lodge (828) 622-3784 wildernesslodgenc.com Winding Falls Cabin (828) 622-3518 windingfallscabin.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Lake Lure
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rocking Chair Inn (336) 246-9833 rockingchairinnnc.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Chalet Club (800) 336-3309 chaletclub.com Geneva Riverside (828) 625-4121 genevarivermotel.com 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa (888) 434-4970 lakelure.com Riverside Village Motel (828) 625-2900 Willowbrook Inn (828) 625-1010 willowbrookinn.net
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Chandler Inn (888) 378-6300 thechandlerinn.com Colonial Pines Inn (866) 526-2060 colonialpinesinn.com 4 1/2 Street Inn (888) 799-4464 4andahalfstinn.com Highlands House Bed & Breakfast (828) 787-1186 highlandshouse bandb.com Highlands Inn (800) 964-6955 highlandsinn-nc.com Inn at Half Mile Farm (800) 946-6882 innathalfmilefarm.com The Lodge at Mirror Lake (828) 342-2302 thelodgeonmirrorlake. com Main Street Inn (800) 213-9142 mainstreet-inn.com Mountain Brook Suites (828) 526-5117 mountainbrooksuiteshi ghlandsnc.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Angel Mountain Cabin (800) 499-3555 angel-mountaincabin.com Ashe Cabin Fever Vacation Rentals (866) 312-3112 ncvacationcabin.com A Cabin on the River (336) 246-3728 Chambers’ Cabin (704) 607-3282 vrbo.com/ 241303 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals (866) 207-4837 4seasonsvacations.com High Mountain Cabin Rentals (866) 931-6210 highmountaincabinrent als.com High Mountain Creekside Cabins & Vacation Rentals (800) 238-8733 highmountaincabins.com

Old Edwards Inn and Spa (866) 526-8008 oldedwardsinn.com

Horse Shoe
VACATiOn REnTALS

Horse Shoe Cottages (828) 699-1005 horseshoecot tages.com

Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast (877) 694-4029 gaestehaussalzburg.com Grafton Lodge & Cabins (828) 625-5567 graftonlodge.com Linne `Ardan (828) 625-8182 linneardan.com Lodge on Lake Lure (800) 733-2785 lodgeonlakelure.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hot Springs
hOTELS/MOTELS

Alpine Court (828) 622-3231
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hot Springs Resort & Spa (828) 622-7676 nchotsprings.com
Advertising Partner, p. 58

Duckett House Inn (828) 622-7621 ducket thouseinn.com Iron Horse Station (866) 402-9377 theironhorsestation.com Mountain Magnolia Inn & Retreat (828) 622-3543 mountainmagnolia inn.com Stagecoach Mountain Inn (828) 622-7332 stagecoachmountain inn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Jonas Ridge
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Chambers Agency Realtors (888) 526-3717 chambersagency.net Ebby’s House (828) 526-2505 ebbyshouse.com A Great Mountain (828) 526-2477 stayinnor thcarolina. com/highlands /cabins. asp?id= 829 Hidden Valley Cabins (828) 787-2027 hiddenvalleycabinsnc.com Highlands Cashiers Real Estate (800) 684-2171 members.aol.com / pruhcr/homepage.htm Highlands Hideaway Cabin (404) 256-3222 cabinmountainrentals. com /highlands

Meadow Fork Campground (828) 622-9505 meadow forkcampgoun d.com

Alluring View B & B (828) 387-6669 alluringview.com

Arbor Cabins at Lake Lure (828) 625-1171 arborlakelure.com Bald Mountain Lakefront (828) 687-4465 carolinavacation getaways.com Bent Creek Townhouse #3 (828) 625-1706 Buffalo Junction Properties (800) 321-8118 buf falojunctionproper tie s.com The Cabin in Lake Lure (828) 674-0901 hiddentreasures realty.com

Icard
hOTELS/MOTELS

Lake Junaluska
hOTELS/MOTELS

Icard Inn (828) 397-5573

Jefferson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center (800) 222-4930 lakejunaluska.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Absolute Heaven Mountain Accommodations (888) 808-8812 ncmountainview.com Bear Creek Cabins (828) 400-2933 bearcreekcabin.net

Best Western Eldreth Inn (800) 221-8802 bestwestern.com /eldre thinnatmtjef ferson Highlander Motel (336) 246-2383 hlandermotel.com Jefferson Landing Club (888) 292-2310 visitjeffersonlanding.com/

Lagoalinda Inn (877) 456-5246 lagoalindainn.com Providence Lodge & Gallery (866) 631-3400 providencelodge.com Sunset Inn (800) 221-8499 sunsetorganization.com

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Cabin on Silver Tree Ridge (704) 568-4828 silver treecabin.com Camp-View Cabin (828) 628-9200 vrbo.com/ 51965 Carolina Country Log Cabin (704) 804-3064 vrbo.com/ 58757 Carolina Properties (828) 625-9800 carolinaproperties.com Chestnut Cottage (828) 288-6976 chestnutcottage lakelure.com Chris’s Cabin (843) 795-7628 Come On Inn (864) 843-4998 Cooper’s Cabin (843) 875-6284 vrbo.com/ 55313 Dancing Bear (802) 434-4994 Dancing Falls (704) 543-5359 dancingfalls.com Distinctive Mountain Lodging (877) 371-5100 distinctivemtn lodging.com Dream Vacation Cabins at Lake Lure (828) 625-9998 dreamvacation cabinslakelure.com Exclusive Mountain Properties (828) 287-2106 exclusivemountainprop erties.net First Class Mountain Retreat (828) 625-1676 vrbo.com/ 76502 Four Seasons Cabins & Cottages (888) 625-8714 fourseasons cottages.com Fox Run/Fairways of the Mountains (866) 469-8222 8664my vacation.com Honeymoon Cottage on Lake Lure (727) 821-8811 vrbo.com/45240 Hutchinson Home (828) 287-9812 Lake Country Vacation Rentals (800) 742-9556 lakecountrync.com Lake Lure House (877) 876-3707 lakelurerental.com Lake Lure Log House (864) 337-0090 lakelureloghouse.com Lakefront at Fisher Court (828) 625-9050 stevegalerealty.com Ledford’s Landing (704) 597-5743 vrbo.com/ 28758 Loose Moose Lodge (800) 788-3193 Ext. 122 loosemooselodge.com Lost Cove Road (305) 498-2437 vrbo.com/ 292285 LouBee Lure Retreat (828) 625-0217 vacationrentals.com Manchester’s Cabin (803) 261-8230 vrbo.com/ 8638 Mary Ann’s Cabin (803) 517-4409 vrbo.com/102191 Max’s Lakeside Cabin (828) 582-7588 Moore House (864) 706-4050 Mountain Breeze Lodge on Bald Mountain Lake (828) 625-9330 mountainbreezenews. com/430wlakedrive /43 0wlakedriveindex.php Ole Blue (803) 446-6940 Papa Bob’s Cabin (704) 597-5743 vrbo.com/ 34359 Pine Gables Cabins pinegables.com The Queen of the Lake (828) 691-5009 vrbo.com/ 309964 Rabbits Retreat (954) 303-0253 rabbitsretreat.com Riverbend Retreat (843) 762-7167 vrbo.com/ 35978 Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure (800) 419-3854 rumblingbald.com Rustic Chalet (828) 429-1586 rcerentals.com Sadie’s Retreat (704) 763-9117 vacationrentals bysadie.com The Sage Cottage (828) 667-9888 lakelurecottages.com 2nd Green Mountain Retreat (336) 993-4159 vrbo.com/41592 Serenity Point (352) 394-5647 A Simple Life Cottage (843) 886-8033 vrbo.com/4637 A Simple Life Log Cabin (843) 886-8033 vrbo.com/ 58791 Snug Cove Cottage (540) 937-3796 lakelurecottage.com

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Experience the incredible mountain views, adventurous hiking trails, family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock, Appalachian Ski Mountain, upscale shops and outlets, luxurious spas, performing arts, Blowing Rock Winterfest, the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival, Art in the Park, bed and breakfasts, inns, resorts, and so much more in Blowing Rock.

(877) 750-4636 www.blowingrock.com

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Soule Haven on Lake Lure (404) 934-6099 soulehaven.com Stoney Creek Farm (866) 352-2324 cabinlakelure.com Sugarbush Cabin at Lake Lure (980) 428-2500 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p236026 Tree Tops (508) 945-0125 carolsvacationrentals.com 204 Mark Twain Drive (704) 865-2129 vrbo.com/ 234786 Viewtiful (828) 674-1614 vrbo.com/ 292453 White Oak Cabin of Laurel Lakes (828) 625-0827
RESORTS

Lake Toxaway Co. (800) 443-0694 laketoxaway.com Lake Toxaway Realty (828) 966-4029 lake-toxaway.com/ rentals.php Little Panther Tail (828) 966-4919 A Mountain Serenity Cabin (828) 966-4737 vrbo.com/134081 Newhart Camp at Lake Toxaway (770) 640-6457 vrbo.com/ 53328 Susan Breedlove Properties (828) 966-4026 breedloveproper ties.com Toxaway Views (828) 966-9444
RESORTS

Laurel Springs
hOTELS/MOTELS

Tranquility Knoll (828) 683-9755 vacations-nc.com

Parkview Lodge (800) 849-4452 parkviewlodge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Alamo Motel & Cottages (800) 467-7485 alamomotel.com Applecover Inn & RV Park (800) 787-4788 applecoverinn.com Best Western Mountainbrook Inn (800) 213-1914 bestwestern.com /mount ainbrookinn Blue Mountain Inn (800) 958-2438 Cardinal Inn (800) 826-0422 thecardinalinn.com Castlewood Inn (800) 922-2571 castlewoodinn.com Chalet Motel & Apartments (800) 371-8587 mvchalet.com Clarketon Motel (800) 787-6998 clarketonmotel.com Comfort Inn (828) 926-9106 comfor tinnmaggie.com

Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge (336) 359-8008 freebornes.com Station’s Inn Motorcycle Resort (877) 528-7356 stationsinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Lenoir
hOTELS/MOTELS

Restaurant On-site

Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 hgmhotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Cross Creek Cabins (828) 765-9701 crosscreekcabins.com Humpback Hollow Cabins (888) 263-3632 humpbackhollow.com McNeil Cottages (828) 766-6284 mcneilcot tages.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Exercise Room

Days Inn (800) 329-7466
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Doughton Hall Bed & Breakfast Inn (888) 799-5194 doughtonhall.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Jameson Inn (828) 758-1200 Red Carpet Inn (866) 766-8639 rcilenoir.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Complimentary Breakfast

Blue Ridge Hideaway (704) 657-6958 sparta-nc.com/BlueRid geHideaway Cabins on Laurel Creek (336) 207-7677 cabinsonlaurelcreek.com Meadowfork Farm Rental Cabin (336) 372-4235 sparta-nc.com/Meadow ForkCabin The Place on the Blue Ridge Parkway (336) 869-3145 theplaceontheblueridg eparkway.com Uncle Stacy’s Cabin (770) 337-3926 unclestacyscabin.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground (828) 765-2681 linvillefalls.com

Earthshine Mountain Lodge (828) 862-4207 ear thshinemtnlodge.com Greystone Inn (800) 824-5766 greystoneinn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast (828) 758-2323 irishrosebb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Little Switzerland
hOTELS/MOTELS

Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains (800) 829-3149 fairfieldmountains.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Indoor Pool

Outdoor Pool

Rutherford Mountain Campground (828) 286-9006 ruther fordmountain campground.com

Blue Ridge Motorcoach Resort (828) 966-9350 outdoor-resorts.com/ blueridge/index.php Panther Ridge RV Park and Campground (828) 966-9367 pantherridgecamp ground.com River Bend RV Park Campground (828) 966-4214 kiz.com/riverbend

Brown Mountain Beach Resort (828) 758-4257 brownmountain beach.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Big Lynn Lodge (800) 654-5232 biglynnlodge.com Skyline Village Inn & Tavern (828) 994-0027 skylinevillageinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Internet

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Green Mountain Park Resort (828) 758-7766

Country Manner Motel (888) 926-3816 countr ymannermotel.com Cozy Corner Motel (828) 926-9711 Ed’s Motel (828) 926-1879 Four Seasons Inn on Jonathan Creek (888) 909-8505 fourseasonsinn.com Heart of the Valley Motel (800) 352-1451 hotelcastle passagrille.com Hearth & Home Inn (828) 926-1845 hearthandhomeinn.com A Holiday Motel (877) 686-4386 holidaymotel.net Jonathan Creek Inn & Villas (800) 577-7812 jonathancreekinn.com

Alpine Inn (828) 765-5380 alpineinnnc.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Lake Toxaway
VACATiOn REnTALS

Cabins at Seven Foxes (828) 877-6333 sevenfoxes.com Cherokee Lodge (404) 664-1279 vrbo.com/ 285671 Condo on the Falls (941) 792-5240 vrbo.com/ 55621 Falls View at Toxaway (301) 490-4170 vrbo.com/ 79425 Getaway in Toxaway (770) 358-6592 laketoxawaylogcabin.com Hazel Fisher Realty (828) 966-9012 lake-toxaway-estates.com

Miller’s Camping (336) 359-8156 millerscamping.com Wild Woody’s (336) 359-8432

Linville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Eseeola Lodge (800) 742-6717 eseeola.com Pixie Inn (828) 733-2597
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Little Switzerland Vacation Rentals (866) 766-0611 rickgonsorrentals.com Ridgetop Cabins (828) 675-5511 Rocky Falls Retreat (704) 489-1559 rockyfallsretreat.com Whispering Creek Cottage (813) 832-3128 whisperingcreek cot tage.com

Lansing
VACATiOn REnTALS

Leicester
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Frog & Butterfly Apartments (336) 384-1561 frogandbutterfly.com Old Orchard Creek Farms & Big Horse Creek Cabin (336) 384-2774 oldorchardcreek.com On the Windfall (704) 975-3058 onthewindfall.com

Randall Glen Resort (828) 683-5758 randallglen.com Wildberry Lodge B&B (866) 863-2525 wildberrylodge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Gable Haus Country Inn & Linville Cottages (828) 733-9535 gablehausinn.com

Linville Falls
hOTELS/MOTELS

Maggie valley
hOTELS/MOTELS

Country Haven (828) 683-9755 vacations-nc.com/ countryhaven/index.htm

Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages (800) 634-4421 linvillefallslodge.com

Abbey Inn Motel (800) 545-5853 abbeyinn.com

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Laurel Park Inn & Cottages (800) 451-4424 laurelparkinn.com Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge (800) 621-1260 creeksidelodge.com Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center (866) 926-0201 maggievalleyhotel.com Martin’s Motel (828) 926-1541 Meadowbrook Resort (877) 926-1875 Meadowlark Motel (888) 326-1717 meadowlarkmotel.com Microtel Inn & Suites (800) 752-6230 microtelmaggie.com Ramada Limited (800) 305-6703 the.ramada.com/maggie valley07794 Riverlet Motel (800) 691-9952 riverlet.us Rocky Waters Motel (888) 224-4882 rockywatersmotel andcabins.com Rolling Brook Inn (828) 926-1581 Scottish Inn (800) 251-1962 scottishinn.com Smoky Falls Lodge (877) 926-7440 smokyfallslodge.com Smoky Mountain Lodge (866) 926-1570 thesmokymountainlodge .com Stony Creek Motel (800) 926-1196 Sweet Briar Motel (828) 926-9855 sweetbriarmotel.com Tanglewood Motel & Log Cabins (800) 348-6975 tanglewoodmotelandcab ins.com The Chalet (800) 371-8587 www.mvchalet.com Three Pines Lodging (800) 382-7346 threepineslodging.net Travelowes Motel (866) 926-1732 travelowes.com Valley Inn (800) 948-6880 thevalleyinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

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Carolina Mountain Dream (954) 433-0138 carolinamountain dream.com Carolina Mountain Vacation Homes (828) 926-9681 escapetomaggie valley.com Carolina Vacations (800) 968-5817 carolinavacations.com Caroline’s Country Cabins (888) 257-5227 misscarolines.com Chalet in the Valley (321) 720-8105 vrbo.com/ 82772 Cliff Side Elk Cabin (828) 926-3789 vrbo.com/101759 A Cottage Charm (843) 623-7827 acottagecharm. yolasite.com Country Cabins (888) 222-4611 countr ycabinsmv.com Cozy Creek Cottages (828) 926-1231 coz ycreekcot tages.com

Creek ‘N Woods (800) 484-8871 Ext. 8701 creeknwoods.com Creek Wood Village (877) 926-3341 creekwoodvillage resor t.com Creekside Cabin (813) 610-3943 vrbo.com/ 32902 Creekside Hideaway (954) 436-6896 homeaway.com /256838 Dancing Wolves Lodge & Dogwood Creek (772) 461-0888 ncvacationcabinrentals. com Dreamer’s View (386) 313-3552 dreamersview.com Eagles Rest Creekside (704) 840-5515 vrbo.com/ 242554 Falcon Ridge (813) 767-2557 vrbo.com/40100 Fireside Cottages (828) 926-1730 firesidecottages.net Grand View Chalet (704) 987-0731

Gristmill House (407) 295-6019 bellsouthpwp.net/ k /l/klnelson Heart of Maggie Valley Cabin (515) 334-9695 vrbo.com/43083 Heidi’s Heaven (843) 4789115 maggievalleyrental.net Holden House Suite (828) 734-2314 vrbo.com/ 226189 Hoot ‘N Holler Vacation Rental (941) 531-4479 hootnhollervacation rental.com Johnson Branch Cabins (828) 926-6032 maggiecabins.com Lauria Properties (813) 874-9255 lauriaproper ties.com Leatherwood Cottages (800) 322-1807 leatherwoodcottages.c om Maggie Cottage (828) 252-5348 maggiecot tage.com

Maggie Memories (561) 394-9338 maggiememories.com Maggie Mountain Vacations (888) 926-4270 maggiemountain vacations.com Maggie Mountain Villas (800) 308-1808 maggiemountain.com Maggie Valley Chalet (252) 291-3170 vrbo.com/128694 Maggie Valley Club (800) 438-3861 maggievalleyclub.com Maggie Valley Club Condominium (407) 325-5054 vrbo.com/128203 Misty Creek Log Cabins (828) 926-6375 mistycreeklogcabins.c om Mountain Joy Cottages (888) 926-1257 mountainjoycottages.com A Mountain Memory (352) 267-6545 vrbo.com/145489

Bear Creek Lodge (828) 926-8804 Brooksong Bed & Breakfast (866) 926-5409 brooksong.com The Gardener’s House at Frog Holler (828) 356-7652 frogholler.net Misty Mountain Ranch B & B & Cabins (888) 647-8922 mistymtnranch.com Smokey Shadows Lodge (828) 926-0001 smokeyshadows.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Adventure Log Cabins (800) 691-9952 cabins.riverlet.us Altitude Adjustment (757) 572-9541 altadjustment.com Bear Run Log Cabins (888) 926-7566 bearrunlogcabins.com Bearadise (954) 349-0985 Bella Vista (813) 994-7603 bellavistarental.com Brown Log Cabin Retreat (866) 603-9442 brownlogcabin retreat.com Cabins at Timberwolf Creek (888) 525-4218 timber wolfcreek.com

Cross-country skiing, Blowing Rock

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Mountain Valley Properties (800) 758-0527 mvprealtor.com Mystic Mountain Cabin (800) 296-0394 mysticmountain cabin.com Nature’s Bounty (828) 456-9704 Pioneer Village (828) 926-1881 pioneervlg.com Premier Vacation Rentals (800) 923-6025 premiervacation rentalsllc.com RE/MAX Vacation Rentals (866) 926-3303 maggievacations.com Real Estate Adventures (800) 819-9466 realestateadventures. com The Red Rooster House (828) 926-8168 The Ritz of Maggie Valley (813) 267-9821 theritzofmaggie valley.com Rustic Cabin Harmony (828) 273-6607 rusticcabinharmony.com There And Back Again Cabin (828) 299-3318 thereandback againcabin.com Tranquil Moments (321) 632-1642 Trappers Cabin (513) 321-7146 Twinbrooks Resort (800) 305-8946 twinbrookresort.com Ultimate Treehouse (407) 877-2188 maggieview.com A View Point (734) 467-3862 mysmok ymountain rental.com Waverly Lodge (704) 763-4807 waverlylodge.com
RESORTS VACATiOn REnTALS PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Daylily Chalet (386) 965-2916 nor thcarolina rentalcabins.com

Laurel Creek Cabin (828) 242-7787 Mountain Laurel Realty (828) 689-4422 mountainlaurelrealty.com Scenic Wolf Resort (828) 689-3600 scenicwolfresor t.com Stoney Ridge Realty and Rentals (828) 776-7244 stoneyridgerealty.com Wolf Laurel Realty (888) 689-5000 wolflaurel.com Wolf Mountain Realty & Rentals (800) 221-0409 wolfmountainrealty.com The Wolf Pit (828) 645-6278
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Mill Spring
VACATiOn REnTALS

Restaurant On-site

Marion
hOTELS/MOTELS

Buck Creek Campground & Driving Range (828) 724-4888 buckcreekcamp ground.com Lucky Strike Campground (828) 738-4893 luckystrikegold andgem.com Mountain Stream RV Park (877) 724-9013 mountainstream r vpark.com Tom Johnson Campground (800) 225-7802 tomjohnsoncamping.com Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park (828) 652-7208 jellystonemarion.com

Cottage on World’s Edge (828) 247-0404 rentalo.com/1328/thec ottageonworlds.html Lake Adger Mountain Home (843) 364-2120 Treehouse Cabin (813) 299-7841 vacationcabinsnc.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Budget Inn (828) 652-7276 mcdowellnc.org Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423 mcdowellnc.org Days Inn (828) 659-2567 mcdowellnc.org

Exercise Room

Complimentary Breakfast

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com/en/hp/ hotels /index.jhtml?ct y hocn= AVLMRHX Sportsman Inn (828) 659-7525 mcdowellnc.org Super 8 (828) 659-7940 mcdowellnc.org
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hitching Post Campground (828) 625-1138 hitchingpostcampgroun d.com Silver Creek Campground (800) 510-1603 campingfriend.com/ silvercreekcampground

Internet

Cataloochee Ranch (800) 868-1401 cataloocheeranch.com Peppertree Maggie Valley (828) 926-3761 pepper treemv.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Mars Hill
hOTELS/MOTELS

Mountain Laurel Campground (828) 689-3602

Mills River Marshall
VACATiOn REnTALS B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 comfor tinnmarshill.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Indoor Pool

Bend of Ivy Lodge (888) 658-0505 bendofivylodge.com Eagle Feather Organic Farm (828) 649-3536 ncgoldenseal.com French Broad Cabin (828) 649-0091 frenchbroadcabin.com Laurel River Realty and Rentals (828) 656-2677 laurelriverrealty.com RiverDance (847) 809-3098 riverdancenc.com Three Sisters Cottage (828) 649-9121

Acorn Bed & Breakfast (828) 891-4652 acornbedbreakfast.com Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill (828) 290-6080 bbontiffanyhill.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Barn House Inn (866) 690-9182 barnhouseinn.com Inn at Blue Ridge (866) 756-7001 theinnatblueridge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Outdoor Pool

Silverleaf Lodge (772) 607-2714 Smoky Falls Vacation Rentals (866) 926-1482 smokyfalls.com Smoky Mountain Retreat (800) 769-1177 smokymountain retreat.com Smoky View Cottages & Park Resort (828) 926-1245 smokyviewcot tages.com Squirrel Run (813) 758-7264 vrbo.com/ 39375 Sunburst Realty Vacation Rentals (800) 648-1210 sunburstrealty.com

Hillbilly Creekside Campground (828) 926-3353 hillbillycampground.com Pride RV Resort & Cabins (800) 926-8191 prider vresor t.com Stone Bridge RV Resort (828) 926-1904 stonebridger vresor t.com Waters Edge R.V. Park & Motor Court (877) 429-5730

Bald Mountain House (866) 680-9329 baldmountainhouse.com Bed & Breakfast at Ponder Cove (828) 689-7304 pondercove.com Inn at Mars Hill (828) 680-1020 theinnatmarshill.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Barkwells – A Pet Friendly Resort (828) 891-8288 barkwells.com Branch ‘n Berry (828) 890-8997 branchnberry.com

Cottages and Cabins at Spring House Farm (877) 738-9798 springhousefarm.com Eco Cove House (828) 724-9757 ecocove-rental.com Fossie’s Cabin (828) 724-9612 buckcreektroutfarm.com Log Cabin Lodging (828) 756-4339 mcdowellnc.org Mountain Paradise Rentals (828) 756-4085 mcdowellnc.org

Cabin in the Mountains (828) 273-0068 wnccabin.com College-Town Guest Quarters (828) 779-9898 collegetownguestqtrs.com Creekside Cabin (828) 689-9997 chestnutmtcabin.com Gabriel’s Nest Vacation Rental (828) 689-5908 gabrielsnest-nc.com

Minneapolis
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Micaville
VACATiOn REnTALS

Marble
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Celo River House (828) 682-9161 Wilson Branch Cabin (828) 675-5128
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Appalachian Inn (828) 737-9017

Morgan Creek Manor (888) 837-2643 morgancreekmanor.com

Moravian Falls
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Toe River Campground (828) 675-5104

Moravian Falls Family Campground & Cabins (336) 667-6150

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hOTELS/MOTELS

Murphy
hOTELS/MOTELS

Caney Creek Cabin (850) 864-5488 vacationatmyplace.com Cobb Creek Cabins (828) 837-0270 cobbcreekcabins.com Cozy Creek Cabins (828) 837-0106 Dreamcatcher Lodge (352) 362-0487 vrbo.com/19684 Eagle’s Nest (321) 267-2692 eaglesnestmurphy.com ERA Carolina Mountain Homes (800) 747-7322 carolinamtnhome.com Fish Pond Cabins (828) 644-5518 fishpondcabins.com A 5 Star Log Cabin (305) 283-5814 vrbo.com/ 98156 Green Acres Cabin (321) 632-4888 Hamlet O’ Cabins (800) 644-5957 hamletocabins.com Hide-A-Way Mountain Cabin (828) 494-5296

Hiwassee River Cabins (828) 837-7787 hiwasseerivercabins.com Kim’s Country Creek Cabin (386) 749-3548 countr ycreekcabin.com Mountain Country Cabin Rentals (828) 837-5551 mountaincountry cabinrentals.com Mountain Laurel (941) 379-8035 Persimmon Creek Cabin (800) 833-9857 creekfrontcabin.net River Cove Cabins (828) 644-9979 rivercovecabin.com Sandy Gap Mountain Rentals (828) 644-5805 sandygap.com Schulte Cabin (800) 851-6742 personal.mia.bell south.net/e/d /edbobbi/ index.html Scottish Woods Resort (828) 837-5678 scottishwoods.com

Sky View Chalet (888) 837-0544 Stiles Vacation Rentals (828) 557-0105 Stone Creek Cabins (828) 644-9431 vrbo.com/4670.htm Vista Realty Rentals (828) 835-8800 vistarealtyonline.com Wilderness Creek Falls Cabin Rentals (877) 606-0004 wildernesscreek falls.com Your Mountain Vacation (706) 543-0747 yourmountain vacation.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Comfort Inn & Suites (828) 430-4000 Days Inn & Suites (800) 753-3746 discoverburke count y.com
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Best Western (828) 837-3060 bestwestern.com /of murphy Days Inn (828) 837-8030 daysinn.com

Peace Valley Campground (828) 837-6223 peacevalleycamp ground.com Persimmon Creek Campground (828) 644-5800 persimmoncreekcamp ground.com River Edge Mountain RV Resort (828) 361-4517 riveredgemountainr v resor t.com

Economy Inn (828) 437-7811 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 morgantonhampton inn.com Plaza Inn (800) 329-7466 Red Carpet Inn (800) 849-7770 bookroomsnow.com locations/mcmo Sleep Inn (828) 437-0171 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hampton Inn (828) 837-1628 hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (828) 837-1111 hiexpress.com/murphync Mtn. Vista Inn (828) 837-8880 mtnvistainn.net Sunset Motel (828) 837-5111 West Motel (828) 837-2012
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Nantahala
VACATiOn REnTALS

Crawford’s Campground & Cabin Rentals (828) 837-9077 crawfordsattellico.com Creekside RV Park (828) 837-4123 Hanging Dog Creek Campground (828) 837-8687 hangingdogcreek campground.com

The Cabins at Long Branch (662) 773-3099 www.thecabinsat longbranch.com

Nebo
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bridgewater Hall (828) 584-3622 bridgewaterhall bandb.com Fairway Oaks Bed & Breakfast (888) 584-7611 fairwayoaksbandb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Angels Landing Inn (828) 835-8877 angelslandinginn.com Huntington Hall Bed & Breakfast (800) 824-6189 bed-breakfast-inn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Robardajen Woods Bed & Breakfast (828) 584-3191 robardajenwoods.com

Cabins in the Laurel (828) 438-8185 Poco Rhythm Ranch & Retreat (828) 433-1278 pocorhythm.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Awesome View Chalet (828) 644-0937 vrbo.com/ 2324 Bear Paw Lakeside Resort (828) 837-0588 Bear Paw Rentals (828) 837-1993 vrbo.com/vrbo/3890 Beary Cozy Chalet vacationsfrbo.com/ details.php?proper ty_ id=19492 Beaverdam Cabin (828) 837-9077 beaverdamcabin.com Boden’s Bungalow (941) 268-9699 murphymtncabin.com Brendle Branch Cabins (877) 422-2469 brendlebranchcabins.com

Daniel Boone Campground (828) 433-1200 Optimist RV Resort (828) 438-0550 discoverburke count y.com Rose Creek Family Campground (828) 438-4338 Steel Creek Park & Campground (828) 433-5660 steelecreekpark.com

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There are NO BOUNDARIES when it comes to the Blue Ridge Mountains and outdoor fun in Linville Falls, Little Switzerland, Marion and Old Fort, a North Carolina Mountain Trout Town. Take the Point Lookout Plunge, scale the DiamondbackNC, climb the Devil’s Staircase or meander along Old Twisty for excitement on two wheels or four! Create memories on hiking and waterfall trails, picturesque Lake James with two state parks, a marina and boutique vineyard, just minutes away. Our Blue Ridge Parkway communities include the Orchard at Altapass and Linville Caverns. Year-round fun, gold and gem mines, festivals, and free bluegrass concerts are right here in McDowell County, NC.

McDowell County Tourism Authority • 25 W. Main St. • Old Fort, NC 28762 • (888) 233-6111 www.visitmyblueridge.com

Photo courtesy of Camp Lake James

Appalachia Lake Wilderness Vacations (888) 865-2537 wlvcabins.com

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Camp Lake James Rentals (828) 391-6866 camplakejames.com Hidden Lake Log Home Rentals (828) 460-8252 hiddenlakerentals.com Lake James Cottage (828) 724-9333 McDowell Mountain Getaway Cabin (980) 254-0244 mcdowellmountain getaway.com The Mountain Majesty (386) 314-1158 themountainmajesty.com Sarah’s Song Cabin (828) 659-2879 sarahssongcabin.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

old Fort
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Penrose
VACATiOn REnTALS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Inn On Mill Creek (877) 735-2964 innonmillcreek.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

McCrary Cabins at DuPont State Forest (828) 329-7709 mccrar ycabins.com A Mountain View Vacation (828) 384-8749 vrbo.com/ 336748 6 Driftwood Cottage (828) 884-3378 bear8.com Spirit of the Mountains (941) 266-8860 spiritofthemountains.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

RiverCamp USA (800) 748-3722 rivercampusa.com

Carolina Cabins (888) 974-2224 carolinacabins.com Fall Creek Cabins (336) 877-3131 fallcreekcabins.com Gateway Cabins (336) 973-5458 Slip Away Haven (336) 870-6578 slipawayhaven.com

Tuskeegee Motel (828) 479-8464 tuskeegeemotel.com Two Wheel Inn (828) 479-4248 twowheelinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Restaurant On-site

Pisgah Forest
hOTELS/MOTELS

Essie Mae’s Cottage (804) 482-1798 mcdowellnc.org Newberry Creek Log Cabin (800) 351-2606 vrbo.com/113911 Old Fort Historic Area Apartment (828) 668-6500 vrbo.com/44196 Rivers Ridge Lodge (828) 243-5762 rrlodge.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninnbrevard.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Appalachian Inn (828) 479-8450 appalachianinn.com Blue Boar Inn & Cottages (866) 479-8126 blueboarinn.com Blue Waters Mountain Lodge (888) 828-3978 bluewatersmtnl.com Snowbird Mountain Lodge (800) 941-9290 snowbirdlodge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Exercise Room

Ridgecrest
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Boulder Ridge B & B (828) 884-5961 boulderridgebedand breakfast.com Key Falls Inn & Cabins (828) 884-7559 key fallsinn.com Pines Country Inn (828) 877-3131

Complimentary Breakfast

Annie’s Russelin’ Leaves Cabins (828) 553-5147 russelinleaves.com

The Mountain Getaway (828) 669-2202 themountaingetaway.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Lake James Family Camgpround (828) 584-0190
Internet

Pineola
hOTELS/MOTELS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Sugar Haus/ Ridgecrest House (800) 697-6331 sugarhauscabins.com

Paddy Creek Campground (828) 584-1346

Catawba Falls Campground (828) 668-4831 catawbariver camping.com Cove Creek RV Park (866) 668-7507 covecreekrvpark.com Sky Island Retreat & Campground (877) 668-4928 skyislandretreatand campground.com

Huskins Court & Cottages (800) 218-2819
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Best of All Worlds (786) 586-8665 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p246787 Homestead Farm South (828) 862-8286 pisgahforestnc.com Mountain Meadow at Turkey Pen (828) 329-8430 mountainmeadownc.com The Partridge Nest (828) 884-7892 thepar tridgenest.com

Roaring Gap
hOTELS/MOTELS

Big Snowbird Log Cabin (828) 713-8855 snowbirdlogcabin.com A Breath of Fresh Air (770) 666-3298 vrbo.com/ 32601 vrbo. com/ 32603 The Cabin in the Woods (828) 735-1930 thecabininthewoods.com Cabin on the Lake (810) 923-1470 rentalcabinsnc.com Cherohala Vacation Rentals (828) 479-8400 thetreetops.com Cherokee Realty (828) 479-6441 cherokeerealty.com Deals Gap Home (888) 999-7905 dealsgaphome.com Dew Drop Inn (866) 376-2984 dewdropinn.samsbiz.com Diana J. Hutto Realty (828) 479-6907 dianahuttorealt y.com Dogwood Trace Cabin (913) 364-4604 vrbo.com/ 72198 Dragon’s Rest Cabins (828) 479-4726 dragonsrestcabins.com

Indoor Pool

Newland
hOTELS/MOTELS

Shady Lawn Motel (828) 733-5506 shadylawnmotel. itgo.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Pineola Inn & Country Store (828) 733-4979 pineolainn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

High Meadows Inn (800) 585-6309 nikolas-highmeadows inn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Outdoor Pool

Down by the River Campground (828) 733-5057

Cabin at Woodwind Hollow (800) 513-1622 sparta-nc.com/woodwind A High Meadows Hideaway (336) 757-6211 Olde Beau County Club Villas and Cottages (800) 752-1634 oldebeau.com

Dogwood Bed and Breakfast (828) 733-3733 Linville River Farm Fish Camp Cottages (800) 456-0009 hotelplanner.com/Hotels/ 16828/ ReservationsLinville-River-Retre at-Newland-7569-Linville -Falls-Highway-28657

otto
VACATiOn REnTALS

Plumtree Piney Creek
VACATiOn REnTALS RESORTS

Coweeta Lake Cottages (828) 524-8584 Happy Hill Cottage (828) 369-7377 Mountain Hollow Log Cabins (828) 524-7199 TrueNorth Cabin (828) 349-9302 Turnstone Log Cabin Rentals (706) 746-7582 turnstonecabins.com/ res-maconchamber.htm
RESORTS

Deerwood Park Cabin Rentals (866) 686-5263 deerwoodpark.com Longview Cabin Rental (704) 506-0050 sparta-nc.com/longview River Country Estates (866) 221-4016 rivercountryestates.com Triple J Farms & Services (919) 529-0271 geocities.com/sher yl_ moxley Turkey Knob Farm (910) 457-4387

Vance Toe River Lodge (828) 765-9696 vancetoeriverlodge.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Robbinsville
hOTELS/MOTELS

North Wilkesboro
VACATiOn REnTALS

Buck Hill Campground (800) 387-5224 buckhill.20m.com

Microtel Inn (888) 771-7171 microtelrobbinsville.com Phillips Motel (828) 479-3370 phillipsmotelonline.com San-Ran Motel (828) 479-3256 mountainhomepage. com/sanran

Purlear
VACATiOn REnTALS

Accommodations, dkh (336) 262-2061 wilkesrentals.net

Bear Cave & Eagles Nest Cabins (727) 235-7435 rentnccabin.com Bright Star Cabins (305) 849-1662 jjbright.com

Macafee Mountain Recreation and Retreat Center (706) 746-2550 macafeemtnrandr.com

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Eagles Nest 2 Rest vrbo.com/128573 Fontana Lake Cabin (828) 479-2427 panthercreekp roper ties.com Fox Hill Cabin (866) 251-4408 foxhillcabin.com Gladdens Creek Log Cabin (828) 479-2654 Griffin Cabins (828) 479-6470 High Frontier Log Cabin & Log Lodge (828) 479-8121 highfrontiercabins.com Jimbo’s Farm (828) 479-9384 vrbo.com/vrbo/914 Little Elk Nob Lodge A Log Inn (770) 666-3298 vacationhomerentals.c om/42077 Mountain Cabins (727) 784-2443 mountaincabins.cc Mountain Heritage Vacation Suites (828) 479-4555 mountainheritage vacationrentals.com Mountain Ivy Vacation Rentals (828) 735-9180 mountainivy.com North Carolina Cabin Vacations nccabinvacations.com On Golden Pond (904) 269-5169 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p152902 The Overnighter (828) 479-6485 geocities.com/the overnighters Paradise Point (828) 479-6910 vrbo.com/ 24670 Ridge Haven @ Yellow Creek (941) 725-0808 vrbo.com/ 240956 Santeetlah Marina Cabins (828) 479-8180 santeetlahmarina.com Smoky Mountain Mansion (866) 862-4220 smokymountain mansion.com Snowbird Creek Log Cabin (828) 479-3892 snowbirdcreeklog cabin.com Snowbird House (828) 479-2765 vrbo.com/ 23887 Stecoah Cabin (800) 989-2106 stecoahcabin.com Tallulah Creek Vacation Home (828) 479-3279 Thunderbird Trail Cottage (770) 667-0982 vrbo.com/177133 Valley View Cottage (828) 479-6995 vrbo.com/ 76462 West Buffalo Creek Cabin (850) 974-5999 westbuffalocreek cabin.com Yellow Creek Cabin (404) 731-3291 vrbo.com/165477
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS VACATiOn REnTALS

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Blue Arrow Cottage (336) 599-3358 vrbo.com/ 228487 Cabin in the Trees (843) 412-8748 vrbo.com/ 292486 Creekside Cottage (321) 276-0746 vrbo.com/ 72932 Morgan Mountain Retreat (717) 926-0342 morganmountain.com Mountain Meadow Guest Cottage (828) 862-3396 web.citcom.net/ -mtmeadowgc
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Ridge View Cabin (941) 371-1891 stayat thecabin.com River Landing (888) 625-8714 fourseasonscottages.com Riverdance (813) 299-7841 vacationcabinsnc.com Ten Acres (704) 246-3058 vrbo.com/ 202576 West Point Farms (828) 625-2535 westpointfarms.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Cabin Fever (800) 767-7368 cabinfevernc.com Carolina Cottage Guest House (828) 243-7553 thecarolinacottage.com Charles Street Garden Suite (828) 749-5846 charlesstreetgarden.com Cottages of Dark Corner (828) 749-3580 cot tagesofdark corner.com Mount Stoker Cabin (803) 270-7331 vrbo.com/ 255901 Mountain Life Realty & Mgmt. (888) 444-5838 mtnliferealt y.com Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabin (828) 335-7889 peacefuleasy feeling cabin.com Saluda Mountain Home (843) 795-2508 saludamountainhome.co m Saluda Mountain Lake Cabins (828) 242-8686 ashevillecabinrental.com Sandy Cut Cabins (828) 595-1603 sandycutcabins.com Spring Pond Cabin (828) 749-9824 saluda.com/springpond Tree Blew Inn (828) 329-2730 treeblewinnnc.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Sapphire
hOTELS/MOTELS

Mt. Toxaway Motel & Cottages (828) 966-4582
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hummingbird Realty (828) 966-4737 hummingbird-realty.com

Scaly
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Four Paws Kingdom Campground (828) 287-7324 4pawskingdom.com River Creek Campground (866) 287-3915 rivercreeknc.com

Fire Mountain Inn, Cabins & Treehouses (800) 775-4446 firemt.com

The Adventure Village (828) 862-5411 theadventurevillage.com

Sparta
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rutherfordton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Alleghany Inn (888) 372-2501 alleghanyinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Dogwood Motel (828) 286-9121
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Saluda
hOTELS/MOTELS

Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast (800) 835-7071 carrierhouses.com The Firehouse Inn (866) 347-3479 thefirehouseinn.com Green River Plantation (828) 286-1461 greenriverplantation.net
VACATiOn REnTALS

Saluda Mountain Lodge (866) 602-6973 saludamountainlodge.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Harmony Hill Bed and Breakfast (336) 372-6868 harmonyhillbnb.com Laurinda House Lodge (800) 650-3236 chateaulaurinda vineyards.com Mountain Hearth Lodge (336) 372-8743 mountainhear thlodge.c om
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hidden Waters RV Park & Campground (828) 479-3509 Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge (828) 479-3864 ironhorsenc.com Santeetlah RV Park (828) 479-3428 santeetlahrv.com The Simple Life Campground (828) 788-1099 thesimplelifecamp ground.com Teaberry Hill RV Park (828) 479-3953 teaberryhill.com

The 1885 Oaks Bed and Breakfast (800) 893-6091 theoaksbedand breakfast.com Orchard Inn (828) 749-5471 orchardinn.com Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar (828) 749-9698 saludainn.com Sweet Earth Upstairs Suite (828) 749-9824
VACATiOn REnTALS

Beautiful Log Cabin (828) 289-9776 Black Rock Farmhouse (828) 287-9812 Creekside Cabin (941) 371-1891 stayat thecabin.com The Gathering Place (321) 258-3950 nor thcarolinalog cabinrental.com Green River Log Cabin (305) 798-3937 greenriverlogcabin.com Preston’s Thicket Vacation Cabins (828) 367-5797 prestonsthicket.com

Bald Knob Farm House (888) 372-5244 sparta-nc.com/aur Blue Ridge Mountain House (252) 393-2651 sparta-nc.com/ mountainhouse Cherry Tree Cottage (336) 372-2989 sparta-nc.com/ cherrytreecot tage Chestnut House (888) 372-5244 chestnuthouse.us Fox Den Mountain Cabin (336) 372-6719 sparta-nc.com/foxden Granny’s Old House (336) 372-4018 sparta-nc.com/ grannysoldhouse

Avalon (803) 331-1222 vrbo.com/167970 Bear Creek Lodge (828) 749-9647 saludacabins.com Buttercup Cottage (828) 749-9538 saludabut tercup cot tage.com

Orchard Lake Campground (828) 749-3901 orchardlakecampground .com Wilderness Cove Campground (828) 749-9100 wildernesscovecamp ground.com

Rosman
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Red Lion Inn (828) 884-6868

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Highland Springs (336) 372-4967 highlandsprings-nc.com The Loft at Bear Creek (336) 372-7111 blueridgeskyline.com/sbf ullresult.php?bid= 867 Mahogany Rock Roost (800) 372-5244 sparta-nc.com/aur Miles Vacation Rentals (800) 553-2322 milesnc.com Windswept Cabin at Red Roof Farm (336) 372-1899 sparta-nc.com/redroof farm
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Switzerland Inn (800) 654-4026 switzerlandinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Timberline Properties (828) 766-8900 timberlinenc.com Woody’s Cottages (828) 765-2418
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Flora’s Place (828) 277-1492
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Fox Trail Cabin (828) 631-1921 Littlest House in the Big Woods (828) 631-1334 lit tlesthouseinthebig woods.com Mountain Brook Cottages (828) 586-4329 mountainbrook.com Smoky Mountain Getaways (866) 586-8058 smokymtngetaways.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Restaurant On-site

New River Canoe & Campground (336) 372-8793 canoeingthenew.com

Big Bear Cabin at Bear Den (828) 765-2888 beardencabins.com Doanie Mama’s Guest House (828) 688-3456 mtnpro.com Lake Forest Cabins (828) 766-7729 lakeforestcabins.com Log Kabin Rental (828) 765-7837 angelfire.com/nc3/ logkabinrental A Mountain Dream Cabin (919) 562-9343 blueridgeparkwaycabin rentals.com Peak Mountain Cottages (828) 765-9559 peakmountain cot tages.com Realty One Service (828) 765-4275 realtyoneser vice.net

Bear Den Campground & Cabins (828) 765-2888 bear-den.com Springmaid Mountain (828) 765-2353 springmaid mountain.com Spruce Pine Campground (828) 765-7007

Asheville East KOA (800) 562-5907 koa.com/campgrounds/ asheville-east Mama Gertie’s Hideaway Campground (877) 686-4258 mamagerties.com Miles Motors RV Center and Campground (800) 982-5315

Spindale
hOTELS/MOTELS

Exercise Room

Mountain Dreams Cabin Rentals (336) 372-1622 mtndreamsrealty.com Sparrowhawk Cottage (336) 372-8136 mtndreamsrealty @sk ybest.com Sweet Water Vacation Rentals (336) 372-7432 sweetwatervacation.com Tranquility Unlimited (336) 372-8260 sparta-nc.com/Tranquility United Country Foxfire Rentals (800) 524-9041 fox fire-realty.net

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Thrifty Motel (828) 287-0141 Tri-City Motel (828) 286-3646

Fort Tatham Campground (828) 586-6662 Savannah Creek RV Resort (828) 631-5111

Complimentary Breakfast

Sugar Grove
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Sylva
hOTELS/MOTELS

Spruce Pine
hOTELS/MOTELS

Internet

Pine Valley Motel (866) 671-2246 pinevalleymotel.com Pinebridge Inn and Executive Center (800) 356-5059 pinebridgeinn.com

Mast Gap Inn Bed & Breakfast (828) 297-5287 mastgapinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Azalea Motel (828) 586-2051 Blue Ridge Inn (828) 586-2123 Economy Inn (828) 586-2419 Stardust Motel (828) 568-1595 Sylva Inn (800) 654-3315
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Tapoco
hOTELS/MOTELS

River’s Bend Log Cabins (828) 297-1194 riversbendlogcabins.com

Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort (800) 889-5550 dealsgap.com

Indoor Pool

Sugar Mountain
VACATiOn REnTALS

Todd
VACATiOn REnTALS

Dereka’s Sugar Mountain Center & Realty (800) 545-9475 staysugar.com
Outdoor Pool

Freeze House Bed & Breakfast (828) 586-8161 freezehousebnb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

KayLeigh’s Cabin (336) 977-1427 kayleighscabin.com Riverchase Log Cabin (877) 900-5787 4seasonvacations.com

Highlands at Sugar (828) 898-9601 highlandsatsugar.com Sugar Mountain Resort Real Estate & Rentals (800) 438-4555 staysugarmountain.com Sugar Ski & Country Club (800) 634-1320 sugarmountain.com Sugar Top Resort Condominiums (800) 784-2786 sugartop.com

Aloft Cottage (828) 586-4233 aloftcottage.com Balsam Creekside Cabins (828) 456-8007 balsamcreekside cabins.net Bear Trail Cabins (828) 331-0559 Blue Ridge Premier Rentals (828) 507-5923 Brethauer Haus (828) 586-8459 brethauer.br.funpic.org Carol’s Cabins (828) 586-2624 carolscabins.com Carolina Lagniappe (866) 586-8058 carolinalagniappe.com Chestnut Creek Cabin (828) 586-9557

Topton
VACATiOn REnTALS

Brye Haus (813) 685-5033 mountaincabinby thelake.com The Listening Point Cabin (727) 535-4170 Nantahala River Lodge (800) 470-4718 nantahalariverlodge.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Swannanoa
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Brookside Campground (800) 848-7238 brooksideraf ting.com Nelson’s Nantahala Hideaway Campground (800) 936-6649 nantahalacamp ground.com

Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast (866) 708-1115 sleepyhollowinn.com

Tsali Recreation Area, near Bryson City

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VACATiOn REnTALS

valle Crucis
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Warne
VACATiOn REnTALS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Stone Mountain Rentals (800) 662-2489 stonemountain rentals.com

Baird House Bed & Breakfast (800) 297-1342 bairdhouse.com Bluestone Lodge (828) 963-5177 bluestone-lodge.com Inn at Little Pond Farm (828) 297-1011 ncinn.com Mast Farm Inn (888) 963-5857 mastvarminn.com Mountainside Lodge Bed & Breakfast (877) 687-4333 mountainsidelodgebb.c om Taylor House Inn (800) 963-5581 taylorhouseinn.com Valle Crucis Bed & Breakfast (828) 963-2525 vallecrucisbandb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Bedford Falls Creekside Cabin (828) 389-1345 bfaf.com

Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast (800) 293-6190 andonreidinn.com Brookside Mountain Mist Inn (877) 452-6880 brooksidemountain mistbb.com Grandview Lodge (800) 730-7923 grandviewlodgenc.com Herren House Bed & Breakfast (855) 696-4117 herrenhouse.com Inn at Iris Meadows (888) 466-4747 irismeadows.com Mountain Creek Bed & Breakfast (800) 557-9766 mountaincreekbb.com Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast (888) 608-7037 oakhillonlovelane.com Old Stone Inn (800) 432-8499 oldstoneinn.com Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast (800) 219-6147 prospecthillnc.com The Swag (800) 789-7672 theswag.com Windover Inn (866) 452-4411 windoverinn.com The Yellow House (800) 563-1236 theyellowhouse.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins (828) 926-1575 boydmountain.com Browns Creeksong Home (866) 603-9442 brownscreeksong home.com Cabin on Eagles Nest (828) 452-7514 cabinoneaglesnest.com Cataloochee Mountain Cabin (727) 637-6158 cataloocheemountain cabin.com Cozy Cabin Rentals (828) 456-9760 coz ycabinrental.com Deer Country Vacation Cabins (828) 400-7597 deercountry.com Diamond J Farm (866) 456-3393 diamondjfarm.net Elk Falls Cabin (866) 603-9442 elkfallscabin.com Elk Ridge Cabin (828) 926-0073 vrbo.com/190066 Emerald Gate Farm (828) 926-3276 vrbo.com/ 96096 Five Falls Cabin (770) 532-7211 vrbo.com/ 6421 Gardener’s House at Frog Holler (828) 627-3363 frogholler.net Great Smoky Real Estate (866) 811-1166 greatsmok yrentals.com Katie’s Cottage Rentals (877) 722-3522 vrbo.com/ 29253/169482 A Lake Junaluska View Home (828) 400-5713 vrbo.com/ 249342 Main Street Realty (800) 467-7144 mainstreetrealt y.net

Moose Crossing Log Cabins (828) 452-2550 moosecrossing.com Myers Mountain Home (843) 209-9735 myersmountain home.com Picture Perfect Cabin (803) 798-8547 vrbo.com/ 36370 Red Square Properties (828) 712-7342 vrbo.com/174254 Roaring Creek Cabins (786) 348-5778 roaringcreekcabins.com Tender Mercy Retreat (828) 648-3524 tendermercyretreat.com Whispering Winds (941) 320-3509 vacationhome rentals.com/ 32317 The Yellow House on Plott Creek (800) 563-1236 theyellowhouse.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Tryon
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Warrensville
VACATiOn REnTALS

Marilyn’s Melrose Inn (828) 859-0234 melrose-inn.com 1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaurant (800) 633-3001 pinecrestinn.com 1903 Mimosa Inn & Restaurant (828) 859-7688 carolina-foothills.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

NC Properties (703) 431-5168 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p185982

Waynesville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn (800) 218-2121 bwsmokymountaininn.com Days Inn (828) 452-9009 daysinnofwaynes ville.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Melrose Mountain Retreat (828) 859-5979 tryonncrealestate.com / ir w/showlisting.php?lid =713959 Tryon Mountain House (828) 859-7653 tryonrealestate.com

Garden Breeze Motel (828) 926-6077 gardenbreezemotel.com Gem Motel (800) 510-1344 The Lodge of Waynesville (888) 213-2666 Midway Motel (828) 627-9092 Oak Park Inn (828) 456-5328 oakparkinn-waynes ville.com Parkway Inn (800) 537-6394 parkwayinn.net Super 8 (828) 454-9667 super8ofwaynesville.com Terry Lynn Motel (828) 926-5320 terrylynnmotel.com Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa (800) 627-6250 thewaynesvilleinn.com
Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Tuckasegee
VACATiOn REnTALS

Apple Dumplin’ Getaway (828) 293-7030 appledumplinget away.com Bear Lake Reserve (866) 389-BEAR bearlakereserve vacations.com Blue Skies Properties (813) 267-3468 Serenity On Cedar (828) 421-2073 vrbo.com/ 31739

Blue Ridge Vacation Cabins (800) 963-4048 blueridgevacation cabins.com Cottages of Glowing Hearth (888) 232-5080 glowinghearth.com Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals (828) 963-7774 logcabinrentals.com Valle Crucis Mountain Realty (828) 297-2222 mountainescape.net Valle Crucis Rustic Rentals (828) 963-2784 rusticfurnishings.com

Creekwood Farm RV Park (800) 862-8110 creekwoodfarmrv.com Winngray Family Campground (828) 926-3170

Weaverville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Dry Ridge Inn (800) 839-3899 dryridgeinn.com Inn on Main Street (877) 873-6074 innonmain.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

union Mills
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Saxton Home (727) 376-1498
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

vilas
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Aloha Mountain Getaway (786) 423-0544 vrbo.com/104065 Bowman’s Smoky Way Mountain Home (954) 683-5517 bowmanvacation rentals.com

Thermal City Campground (828) 286-3016 huntforgold.com

Dunromin and Dungoughin (800) 457-2740 ashevillenccabin rentals.com Kim’s Guest Cottage (877) 526-1937 kimscottage.com

Lazy Bear Lodge (828) 963-9201 laz y-bear-lodge.com

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The Cottage at Fox Hollow (828) 497-6315 Creekside Country (352) 351-3237 cabinsincreekside country.com Creekside Vacation Homes (828) 586-2317 Eagles Nest at Capodimonte (888) 540-6860 mountain-views.net Following The River Log Cabin (877) 803-4724 greatrentals.com/nc/ amburgey/amburgey.h Mountain Creek Cottages (828) 586-6042 mountaincreek cottages.com Mountain Laurel Hideaway (813) 493-4565 mtnlaurelhideaway.com Mountain Memories (800) 826-7361 mountainmemories nc.com Mountain Vacation Deals (800) 995-8558 mountainvacation deals.com North Carolina Get-A-Way (727) 422-1214 stormpages.com/murray an/home.html Ridgeway Place on Shoal Creek (282) 226-1230 vrbo.com/vrbo/18205 Smoky Mountain Country Club (800) 474-0070 carolinamountain golf.com Sunset Farm Cabins (800) 408-4889 sunsetfarmcabins.com Turkey Trail Getaway (828) 497-0267 vrbo.com/ 83587
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Fort Wilderness Discount RV Park (828) 497-9331 for twilderness.net Great Smokey Mountain RV Resort (828) 497-2470 Holly Cove Campground & RV Resort (828) 631-0692 hollycoveresort.com Timberlake Campground (828) 497-7320 campingnc.com/ timberlake Tree House Campground (828) 497-2395

Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

Wilkesboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

Addison Inn (800) 672-7218 addisoninn.com Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninnwilkes boro.com Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/ wilkesboronc Red Carpet Inn (888) 667-4001 rciwilkesboro.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cherokee Indian Fair
Internet

Norally Vacation Rental (888) 652-9134 norallyvisionvacation rentals.com Ox Glen Vacation Rentals (800) 326-2373 oxglen.com
RESORTS

Indoor Pool

Hamilton House Guest Lodge (336) 846-1500 hamiltonhouse.web star ts.com Meadowsweet Gardens Inn (919) 619-2215 meadowsweet gardens.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Home Town Vacations (866) 546-1759 hometownvacations.com Marian Manor (888) 875-4711 vrbo.com/ 339028 Mastercraft Properties (877) 680-3366 mastercraftnc.com Rustic Retreat Cabin (919) 241-4358 rusticretreatcabin.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Gear Head Inn (828) 488-2398 gearheadinn.com Golden Eagle Motel (828) 497-9601 Isle of Dreams Motel (828) 497-2555 Mountaineer Motel (828) 497-2453
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Center for Massage & Natural Health Retreat (828) 658-0814 theessencecenter.com

Outdoor Pool

West Jefferson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Abigail’s Inn (919) 219-0090 theinnatabigails.com Above The River (800) 628-2663 abovetherivernc.com Ashe High Country Vacations (877) 601-5020 ashecount y realestate.com Blue Ridge Hideaway (615) 360-7099 blueridgehideaway.com Carolina Mountain Properties & Rentals (800) 628-2663 carolinamtn.com

Chalet Inn (800) 789-8024 chaletinn.com Tuckasiegee River Mountain Lodge (828) 631-2531 whittierlodge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Graystone Manor (888) 317-2022 graystonemanor bandb.com

Zionville
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptonwj.com Nation’s Inn (800) 801-3441 nationsinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Greenfield Campground & Cabins (336) 246-9106

Hoot Owl Hollow Cabin Rental (828) 297-4151

Whittier
hOTELS/MOTELS

Backyard Garden Retreat (828) 497-9356 Big Cat Mountain Lair (813) 493-4565 bigcatmountainlair.com Blevins Vacation Cabins (800) 247-3057 dnet.net/blevinscabins Cabins in the Smokies (828) 497-6717 cabinsinthesmokies.net Conley Mountain Retreat (828) 497-2985

Zirconia
VACATiOn REnTALS

Arrowhead Motel (828) 488-3305 Cindy Villa (828) 497-2862 Colton Court (828) 497-4642 441 Motel (828) 586-2419

Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakfast (877) 615-9678 buffalotavern.com

The Cottage at Long Mountain (828) 696-2011 cyberrentals.com/rental/ p135088 Mother’s Cottage (828) 697-2604 vacationrentals411.com/ vacation/6580.html? type=2

Flaming Arrow Campground (877) 497-6161 flamingarrowcamp ground.com

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Aberdeen
hOTELS/MOTELS B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Holly Bluff Family Campground (336) 857-2761 Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinn.com Days Inn (336) 434-5151 www.daysinnhigh point.com Fairfield Inn & Suites (800) MARRIOTT marriott.com Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com Trails End Family Campground (336) 629-5353

Biscoe
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc480
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Country Hearth Inn & Suites (910) 944-2324 teeitup7.com Hampton Inn & Suites (910) 693-4330 gosandhillsgolf.com Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com

The Quarter Horse Inn (704) 422-5897 thequarterhorseinn.com

Badin
VACATiOn REnTALS

Apex
hOTELS/MOTELS

Camelia Cottage (704) 422-5380

Black Creek
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Corporate Suites of Burlington (336) 343-4000 mycorporatesuites.com Country Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com / burlingtonnc Courtyard (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /gsobr Econo Lodge (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315.2378 americasbestvalueinn. com/bestv.cfm?idp=1673
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Belmont
hOTELS/MOTELS

SoCo Farm & Food (252) 243-8441

Abbey Inn (704) 825-5506 American Motel (704) 825-3753 Hampton Inn – Montcross (800) HAMPTON hamptoninnbelmont.com Heritage Inn (704) 825-2269

Advance
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Inn – Bermuda Run (800) HAMPTON hampton.com

Candlewood Suites (919) 387-8595 candlewoodsuites.com/ apexnc Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc038
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Boiling Springs
hOTELS/MOTELS

AmericInn Lodge & Suites (704) 434-9996 americinn.com/display_ property.aspx?id= 285
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Asheboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Albemarle
hOTELS/MOTELS

Americas Best Value Inn and Suites (704) 982-3939 americasbestvalueinn. com /bestv.cfm?idp=127 6
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/apexnc Value Place (919) 387-4636 valueplace.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Inn – Asheboro (877) 4-CHOICE choicehotels.com

Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/mtholly / belmt
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hampton Inn & Suites (800) 426-7866 burlingtonncsuites. hamptoninn.com Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Quality Inn (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com Ramada Convention Center (800) 272-6232 the.ramada.com/ burlington01265 Red Carpet Inn and Suites (800) 329-7466 hifranchise.com Royal Inn & Suites (336) 227-2003 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hamrick-Goode House Bed & Breakfast (704) 477-6997 hamrickgoodehouse.com

Wisteria Inn at Stowe Manor (704) 825-4847 stowemanor.com Fairfield Inn & Suites (800) MARRIOTT mar rio tt.com Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com Quality Inn (877) 4-CHOICE qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Boonville
VACATiOn REnTALS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com Heart of Albemarle (704) 982-3297 Holiday Inn Express & Suites (704) 986-2100 hiexpress.com/hotels/ us/en/albemarle /aemnc / hoteldetail # Lion Inn (704) 982-8194 Quality Inn (800) 228-5150 qualit yinn.com/hotelalbemarle-north_ carolina-NC110 Ritchie’s Motel (704) 982-6766 Sleep Inn & Suites (704) 983-2770 sleepinn.com /hotelalbemarle-north_carolinaNC332?promo=gglocal

B & B Country Garden Inn (800) 251-3171 bnbcountrygardeninn.com

VACATiOn REnTALS

Berwick on Yadkin Tobacco Barn Guesthouse (336) 469-2694 RagApple Lassie Vineyards’ Guest House (866) 724-2775 ragapplelassie.com Rosiejoe’s Guest House (336) 367-7604 rosiejoes.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Villa at Water’s Edge (443) 463-4046 thevillaatwatersedge.com

Ararat
VACATiOn REnTALS

Benson
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Vineyard Cabin (336) 374-5078 rockhillvineyards.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Homeplace Recreational Park (336) 374-5173 homeplacepark.com

Archdale
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hunter’s Run Lodge (336) 302-4107
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Preston Woodall House Bed & Breakfast (919) 894-7025 woodallhouse.com

Holly Ridge Family Campground (336) 367-7756 hollyridgecampground.tri pod.com

Comfort Inn (877) 4-CHOICE comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Bessemer City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Burlington
hOTELS/MOTELS

Deep River Campground (336) 629-4069

Americas Best Inn (704) 867-0231 americasbestinn bessemer.com

Best Western Plus (800) 528-1234 bestwestern.com

BarberShop Guest House (336) 437-9771 rockworthhouse.com

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Carthage
hOTELS/MOTELS

White Horse Motel (910) 947-2597
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Suites (800) 517-4000 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc039
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Holiday Inn & Suites (888) HOLIDAY hicaryhotel.com Homewood Suites (800) 225-5466 raleighcary.homewood suites.com La Quinta Inn & Suites (800) 531-5900 966.lq.com Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663 redroof.com/reservations /inn_details.asp?inn Number=247 Residence Inn (800) 331-3131 residenceinn.com/rdur y StudioPLUS (800) 646-8000 extstay.com TownePlace Suites – Weston Parkway (800) 257-3000 marriott.com /property / propertypage/rdutw

The Umstead Hotel and Spa (866) 877-4141 theumstead.com

Days Inn (919) 929-3090 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Emmett South Cottage (919) 942-6909 vrbo.com/ 213064 Granville Towers (800) 332-3113 granvilletowers.com How Suite It Is (919) 923-6787 howsuiteitis.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Restaurant On-site

Old Buggy Inn (910) 947-1901 oldbuggyinn.com
RESORTS

Courtyard (800) 321-2211 courtyard.com/RDUCA Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com/ DaysInn/c ontrol /Booking/proper ty_info?propert yId =15 113 &brandInfo=DI Embassy Suites (800) 362-2779 raleighdurham.embassy suites.com Extended Stay America (800) 398-7829 extendedstay america.com/crp Extended Stay Regency Parkway (800) EXTSTAY extstay.com Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com

Chapel Hill
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Franklin Hotel (866) 831-5999 franklinhotelnc.com Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 chapelhill.hampton inn.com Hampton Inn & Suites (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com /hi / chapelhillsuites Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ chapelhillnc Residence Inn (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /RDUHL Rizzo Conference Center (919) 913-2098 rizzoconference center.com

Aloft Chapel Hill (877) 462-5638 aloftchapelhill.com The Carolina Inn (800) 962-8519 carolinainn.com Chapel Hill Inntown (888) 708-1201 chapelhillrentals.org / chapel-hill-inntown.html Chapel Hill University Inn (888) 452-5765 chapelhilluniversity inn.com

Exercise Room

Little River Golf & Resort (888) 766-6538 lit tleriver.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Spring Hill Park (800) 824-8807 springhillpark.com

Complimentary Breakfast

Heritage Campground (910) 783-8810 heritagecampground.com

Charlotte
hOTELS/MOTELS

Cary
hOTELS/MOTELS

Aloft Charlotte Uptown (704) 333-1999 alofthotels.com /charlotte uptown Americas Best Value Inn (800) 466-5337 bestvalueinn.com

Internet

Best Western Cary Inn & Extended Stay Suites (800) CARYINN bestwestern.com /caryi nnsuites

Advertising Partner, p. 9

Courtyard (800) 321-2211 courtyardchapelhill.com

Sheraton Hotel (800) 325-3535 sheraton.com /chapelhill

Indoor Pool

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites (704) 596-8222 americasbestvalue inn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 9

Outdoor Pool

The Siena Hotel (800) 223-7379 sienahotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Americas Best Value Inn and Suites (704) 398-3144 americasbestvalue inn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 9

Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast (919) 967-3745 chapelhillbandb.com
62515

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge (866) 248-4824 theballantynehotel.com Best Inns of America (704) 527-8500 Best Western – Independence (704) 845-2810 bestwestern.com Best Western Sterling Hotel & Suites (800) 780-7234 bestwestern.com The Blake Hotel (704) 372-4100 theblakehotel.net Brookwood Inn (800) 716-6115 Budget Inn (704) 596-0182

Inn at Bingham School (800) 566-5583 chapel-hill-inn.com Rock Quarry Farm (919) 929-1408 rockquarr yfarm.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Chapel Hill Studio (919) 280-7684 vflyer.com/home /flyer/ home/1397435

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Budget Inn (704) 372-6250 Candlewood Suites – University (888) 226-3539 candlewoodsuites.com Charlotte Marriott – City Center (704) 333-9000 marriottcitycenter.com Charlotte Marriott – Executive Park (800) 228-9290 marriott.com /cltnc Charlotte Marriott – SouthPark (800) 334-0331 marriott.com /cltph Comfort Inn – Executive Park (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc022 Comfort Suites – Airport (704) 971-4400 comfor tsuites.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

nc

Courtyard – University (704) 549-4888 marriott.com /cltun Crowne Plaza Hotel (800) 762-1995 cpcharlot tehotel.com Days Inn – Airport (800) 591-2867 Days Inn – Airport North (704) 394-4111 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Embassy Suites (704) 527-8400 embassy-charlot te.com Fairfield Inn – Arrowood (704) 319-5100 marriott.com /cltfa Fairfield Inn – I-77 North (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /clthb Four Points (800) 522-1994 fourpoints.com/charlotte Golden Green Hotel (704) 333-3563 Hampton Inn & Suites – Arrowood (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com Hampton Inn & Suites – South Park (800) 426-7866 hamptonsouthpark.com Hampton Inn – I-85 Airport (800) 426-7866 Hampton Inn – University Place (800) 426-7866 hamptoncharlotte.com Hampton Inn – Uptown (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Hilton – Center City (800) 445-8667 charlottecentercit y. hilton.com Hilton – Executive Park (800) 445-8667 charlotteexecutivepark. hilton.com Hilton – University Place (800) 445-8667 charlotteuniversit y. hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn – North (704) 597-7655 hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn – Uptown (800) 445-8667 hiltongardeninn.com Holiday Inn – Airport (800) 647-7829 hicharlot teairport.com Holiday Inn – Billy Graham Parkway (800) 252-7466 holiday-inn.com / cltbillygraham Holiday Inn – Center City (704) 335-5400 holiday-inn.com / charlotte-ctr

Holiday Inn – University/ Executive Park (800) 764-5328 hicharlot teu.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Arrowood (888) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/arrowood Homewood Suites – Airport (800) 225-5466 homewoodsuites charlot te.com Homewood Suites -North (800) 225-5466 homewoodcharlot te.com Hotel Sierra (704) 373-9700 hotel-sierra.com/charlot tecentercity Howard Johnson – Woodlawn (800) 446-4656 howardjohnson charlotte.com Hyatt Place – Airport/ Tyvola Road (800) 833-1516 hyatt.com Hyatt Place – Arrowood (800) 833-1516 hyatt.com Hyatt Place – City Park (800) 747-8483 hyatt.com Hyatt Summerfield Suites – Airport (800) 833-4353 hyattsummerfieldsuites. com Independence Hotel and Extended Stay (800) 424-2756 InTown Suites (704) 599-2381 La Quinta Inn & Suites – Airport South (800) 531-5900 laquinta.com Lacasa Inn – South (704) 522-7110 lacasahotels.com MainStay Suites (704) 521-3232 choicehotels.com Microtel (800) 598-2882 Microtel Inn & Suites – North (877) 621-5459 microtelinn.com Microtel Inn – Airport (800) 840-2972 microtelinn.com

Microtel Inn – University Place (800) 276-0613 microtelinn.com Motel 6 – Coliseum (800) 843-7663 redroof.com Omni Charlotte Hotel (800) 843-6664 omnicharlotte.com Quality Inn & Suites (800) 531-5900 choicehotels.com

The Ritz-Carlton (704) 547-2244 ritzcarlton.com Sheraton – Airport Hotel (800) 325-3535 sheraton.com /charlott eairport Sleep Inn – Billy Graham Parkway (800) 753-3746 choicehotels.com/ires / en-US /html/ HotelInfo ?hotel =NC084

Days Inn – North/ University (800) 843-0942

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Quality Inn & Suites – UNCC (800) 228-5151 Quality Inn Executive Park (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com

Sleep Inn – North (704) 399-7778 abcinns.com/ Hotels /sl inn-char.asp

Days Inn – Northlake (704) 598-7712

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Days Inn – Woodlawn (704) 525-5500 the.daysinn.com / charlotte00982

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Comfort Suites – North (704) 598-0478 choicehotels.com

Doubletree – Airport (800) 996-3426 doubletree.hilton.com Doubletree Guest Suites – SouthPark (800) 647-8483 doubletree.com/en/dt/ hotels /index.jhtml? ct yhocn= CLTDTDT Doubletree Hotel – Gateway Village (800) 222-8733 charlottegatewayvillage. doubletree.com Drury Inn & Suites – North (800) 378-7946 druryhotels.com /properti es/charlotte.cfm The Dunhill Hotel (800) 354-4141 dunhillhotel.com Econo Lodge (800) 553-2666 Econo Lodge – Clanton (800) 228-5160 Econo Lodge – Merchandise Mart (800) 882-3836 Econo Lodge – University (800) 553-2666 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (704) 377-1501 econolodgecharlotte.com Econo Lodge Inn & Suites – Airport (704) 392-0600 choicehotels.com Economy Inn (704) 597-0470

Ramada Airport-South and Conference Center (704) 525-8350 ramadacharlotteairpor t. com Ramada Inn – Airport Central (800) 488-9110 ramada.com Ramada Northeast (704) 596-2999 ramadasoutheast.com Red Roof Inn – Airport (800) 843-7663 redroof.com Renaissance – SouthPark Hotel (704) 501-2510 renaissancecharlot te southpark.com Renaissance Suites Hotel (800) 468-3571 renaissancehotels.com / cltbr Residence Inn – Piper Glen-Ballantyne (704) 319-3900 marriott.com /cltpg Residence Inn – South (800) 331-3131 residenceinn.com Residence Inn – SouthPark (704) 554-7001 residenceinn.com Residence Inn – University Research Park (704) 547-1122 Residence Inn – Uptown Stadium (704) 340-4000 marriott.com /cltru

Sleep Inn – University Place (800) 627-5337 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc005

Advertising Partner, p. 47

SpringHill Suites – Airport (704) 405-6061 marriott.com /cltsa SpringHill Suites – University (704) 503-4800 marriott.com /cltsh Staybridge Suites – Arrowood (704) 527-6767 Staybridge Suites – Ballantyne (704) 501-5410 ballantyneresor t.com/ staybridge/index.cfm Suburban Extended Stay – Pineville (704) 544-3993 suburbanhotels.com Suburban Lodge – Pressley (704) 679-4112 Suburban Lodge – University (704) 599-2380 Suburban Lodge Extended Stay (800) 951-7829 surburbanlodge.com Super 8 – Carowinds/ Airport (800) 800-8000 super8.com Super 8 – Coliseum (800) 800-8000 TownePlace Suites (800) 257-3000 marriott.com /clttw

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Suites – University (877) 547-0049 hgmhotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Continental Inn (704) 597-8100 Country Hearth Inn (704) 596-9390 countr yhearth charlotte.com Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 Country Inn & Suites – University (704) 549-8770 countr yinns.com Courtyard – Airport (888) 763-7733 marriott.com /cltca Courtyard – Arrowood (800) 321-2211 courtyard.com/cltaw Courtyard – Ballantyne Resort (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /cltbl Courtyard – City Center (704) 926-5800 courtyard.com/cltup Courtyard – SouthPark (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /cltex

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TraveLodge Hotel & Suites (800) 578-7878 Villager Lodge – Extended Stay Living (704) 522-0364 extendedstaynetwork.com Westin Charlotte (800) 937-8461 westin.com/charlot te Wingate – I-77 (800) 228-1000 charlottewingate.com Hampton Inn – I-40 (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com Holiday Inn Express (919) 719-3415 Sleep Inn – I-40 (800) 753-3746 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc321 Super 8 – I-40 (800) 526-3766 super8.com Value Place – I-40 (919) 779-5800 valueplace.com/extend ed-stay-hotels/locations /north-carolina /RaleighNC-Garner
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Days Inn (800) 325-2525 daysinnc.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

RESORTS

Restaurant On-site

Inn at Clinton (910) 592-1990 theinnatclintonnc.com Rosewood Motel (910) 592-5557 Tarheel Motel (800) 243-1778 tarheelmotel-clinton.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Embassy Suites (704) 455-8200 embassysuites concord.com Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 panoshotels.com /hotel 3.html Hampton Inn & Suites – Speedway (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com/en/hp/ hotels /index.jhtml?ct y hocn= CLT KGHX Hilton Garden Inn (877) STAYHGI charlotteconcord.hgi.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) HOLIDAY sixcontinentshotels.com/ hiexpress?_franchisee = Mayfair Motel (704) 786-1175 Residence Inn (704) 260-0062 marriott.com /hotels/ travel/cltcn-residenceinn-charlot te-concord Sleep Inn (800) 4CHOICE sleepinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Great Wolf Lodge (800) 925-WOLF greatwolf.com/concord

Econo Lodge (800) 848-9751 econolodge.com/hotel/ nc105 Hampton Inn – Lake Norman (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com Microtel Inn (800) 642-7622 microtelinn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 125
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Apollo Mobile Home & Travel Park (704) 455-2409 Charlotte Motor Speedway Campground (800) 455-FANS charlottemotorspeedwa y.com Fleetwood Camping Resort (704) 455-4445

Exercise Room

Wingate Inn – Airport (704) 395-3600 wingateinns.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Creedmoor
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

Duke Mansion (888) 202-1009 dukemansion.com The Morehead Inn (888) 667-3432 moreheadinn.com VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center (888) 524-2020 vanlandingham estate.com Victorian Villa (704) 394-5545 victorianvillainn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Ashford Inn (888) 288-4346 ashford-inn.com The Shield House Inn (800) 462-9817 shieldhouseinn.com

Best Western (919) 575-5942 Econo Lodge (919) 575-6451 choicehotels.com

Conover
hOTELS/MOTELS

Morning Glory Inn (919) 550-8547 morning-glor y-inn.com Snuggle Inn (919) 553-4676 snuggle-innnc.com

Affordable Suites (828) 464-7100 Days Inn (800) 329-7466
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Dallas
hOTELS/MOTELS

Concord
hOTELS/MOTELS

Clemmons
hOTELS/MOTELS

Affordable Corporate Suites (704) 788-1652 corporatesuites.biz/conc ord.cfm Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Hill Top Motel (704) 922-7876

Internet

Camp Wilderness Resort (800) 888-4386 carowinds.com/camp ground /campground.htm Elmore RV Park (800) 598-1323 elmorervpark.com

Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ clemmonsnc Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8clemmons.com The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center (800) 554-6416 thevillageinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) 710-9110 hiexpress.com/ conovernc La Quinta Inn (800) 824-0427 lq.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Danbury
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Dan River Cottage (336) 593-8780 danbur ygeneral store.com Whippoorwill Inn (336) 420-6003 whippoorwillinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Outdoor Pool

Indoor Pool

Claremont
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Suites (704) 979-3800 comfor tsuites.com/ hotel/ NC392
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Sleep Inn & Suites (800) 424-6423 sleepinn.com /hotelconcord-nor th_ carolina-NC334
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Lake Hickory RV Park (828) 256-4303

Cornelius
hOTELS/MOTELS

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com

The Retreat at Hanging Rock (336) 409-1763 solmar t.net
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Concord Howard Johnson (800) 466-4656 Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com / concordnc Courtyard (704) 260-0042 marriott.com /hotels/ travel/cltco-courtyard -charlotte-concord Days Inn (800) DAYSINN the.daysinn.com / concord06394
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Clayton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Tanglewood Park Manor House Bed and Breakfast (336) 778-6370 tanglewoodpark.org

SpringHill Suites (888) 287-9400 marriott.com /hotels/ travel/clthc-springhillsuites-charlotteconcord-mills Suburban Extended Stay Hotel (800) 424-0423 suburbanhotels.com / hotel-concord-nor th_ carolina-NC536?sid = ZIq4i.wF7kSgFctg Wingate (800) 228-1000 wingateinnconcord.com

Clarion Inn (877) 424-6423 clarioninn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Sunset Park Campground (336) 593-2992

Comfort Inn – I-40 (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc366 Comfort Suites (919) 553-1234 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc302
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Clinton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn & Suites (800) 228-5151 comfor tinn.com/ hotel/nc105
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Davidson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Budget Inn (910) 592-4747 Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc346
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Davidson Village Inn (800) 892-0796 davidsoninn.com Homewood Suites (800) 560-7964 homewoodsuites.com

Days Inn – Lake Norman (800) 465-4329 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

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Dobson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Dunn
hOTELS/MOTELS

Relax Inn (910) 892-7167 Royal Inn of Dunn (866) 809-7992 Super 8 (910) 892-1293 super8.com Valley Motor Inn (910) 892-8711
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Durham
hOTELS/MOTELS

Walnut Street Bed and Breakfast (704) 896-8335 walnutstreetbandb.com

Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards (336) 353-9400 hamptoninn.hilton.com Surry Inn Motel (336) 366-3000 geocities.com/ surr yinn77/visit-us.html
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Americas Best Value Inn (919) 286-0771 americasbestvalueinn. com /bestv.cfm?idp= 612
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Comfort Inn – RTP (800) 592-3137 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc490
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Denton
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Dawson Motor Court (910) 892-3637 Downtown Motor Court (910) 892-7148 Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/dunnnc Jameson Inn (800) JAMESON jamesoninns.com Quality Inn (910) 892-8101
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Inn – University (877) 424-6423 comfor tdurhamhotel.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Parkside Bed & Barn (336) 302-4756 parksidebedand barn.com

Brookwood Inn (800) 716-6401 brookwoodinndurham.com Budget Inn (919) 682-5100 Budgetel Inn and Suites (800) 466-5337 budgeteldurham.com Candlewood Suites – RTP at Southpoint (877) 226-3539 candlewoodsuites.com Comfort Inn – Medical Park (877) 424-6423 comfor tinn.com/hoteldurham-north_carolina -NC613

Denver
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Blue Heron B & B (704) 483-4408 blueherononlake norman.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast (336) 374-6644 rockfordbedand breakfast.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Barrington House Bed & Breakfast (910) 892-6980 barringtonhousenc.com Simply Divine Bed & Breakfast (910) 892-2296 simplydivinebedandbre akfast.com

Comfort Suites – Airport/RTP (877) 424-6423 comfor tsuitesrtp.com Courtyard (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /rdufs Courtyard – RTP (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /property / propertyPage/RDURT Crestwood Suites (800) 527-1133 crestwoodsuites.com/ reservations.php?p= durham

The Depot at Cody Creek (336) 386-8222 codycreek.net

Cross Country Campground (800) 852-4840

CHARLOTTE

62521

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Crossland Economy Studios (800) 276-7752 crosslandstudios.com/ minisite/?hotelID= 522 Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com/ DaysInn/ control/Booking/property_ info?propert yId =11316 &brandInfo=DI
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hilton Durham near Duke University (800) 445-8667 durham.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn – Research Triangle Park (919) 941-6066 researchtrianglepark.hgi .com Hilton Garden Inn – Southpoint (877) 782-9444 durhamsouthpoint.stay hgi.com Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ durhamnc Holiday Inn Express & Suites – RTP (888) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/r tp Homestead Studio Suites (888) 782-9473 homesteadhotels.com/ propert y/HomesteadStudio-Suites-Durh am-Research-TrianglePark-hotel.html Homestead Studio Suites – University (888) 782-9473 homesteadhotels.com/ minisite/default.asp? hotelCode= DUR &page= find&inday=& inmont h=& Homewood Suites (800) 225-5466 durhamchapelhill.home woodsuites.com Homewood Suites – RDU/RTP (800) 225-5466 raleighdurham.home woodsuites.com Hotel Indigo (877) 846-3446 bestdurhamhotel.com La Quinta Inn & Suites – Research Triangle Park (800) 531-5900 lq.com /lq /properties/ proper tyProfile.do?ident =LQ184 &propId=184 La Quinta Inn & Suites – US 15-501 (800) 531-5900 lq.com /lq /properties/ proper tyProfile.do? ident=LQ183

Marriott – Research Triangle Park (800) 228-9290 marriott.com /property / propertyPage/RDUCP Millennium Hotel (866) 866-8086 millenniumhotels.com/ millenniumdurham Quality Inn & Suites (919) 382-3388 duke85.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Studio Plus Hotel (800) 646-8000 studioplus.com/minisite/ default.asp?hotelID=4 55 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 the.super8.com/durham 12674 The University Inn (800) 313-3585 universit yinnduke.com Wingate – RDU/RTP (866) 800-1441 the.wingateinns.com/r tprdudurham09822
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Birchwood RV Park (919) 493-1557 birchwoodrv.com

Frog Holler Cabins (336) 526-2661 froghollercabins.com

Restaurant On-site

Eagle Springs
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Ellerbe
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Inn at Eagle Springs (910) 673-2722

Ellerbe Springs Inn (800) 248-6467 ellerbesprings.com

Exercise Room

DoubleTree Suites (800) 365-9876 raleighdurhamsuites. doubletree.com Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums (866) 385-3869 duketower.com Durham Marriott City Center (800) 909-8375 marriott.com /rducv Econo Lodge – RTP (888) 315-2378 econolodge.com/hoteldurham-north_carolina -NC191?sid=xhm2og. XJomOgW5Pg.2
Advertising Partner, p. 47

East Bend
VACATiOn REnTALS

Radisson Hotel – Research Triangle Park (800) 333-3333 radisson.com /research trianglenc Red Roof Inn – Duke University/Medical Center (800) 733-7663 redroof.com/reservati ons /inn_details.asp? innNumber=164 Red Roof Inn – I-40 (800) 843-7663 redroof.com/reservati ons /inn_details.asp? innNumber= 201 Red Roof Inn – RTP (800) 733-7663 redroof.com/reservati ons /inn_details.asp? innNumber=155 Residence Inn (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /RDUDR Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center (800) 325-3535 sheratonr tp.com Sleep Inn (800) 424-6423 sleepinn.com /hotel /nc 327 SpringHill Suites (919) 403-1111 marriott.com /rdurl SpringHill Suites – RDU/ RTP (888) 287-9400 marriott.com /rdush Staybridge Suites (877) 238-8889 staybridgedurham.com

Elon
hOTELS/MOTELS

Aquilla Creek Cottage (866) 219-0546 aquillacreekcot tage.com

The Acorn Residence Inn (336) 516-4777 acornhousingelon.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Complimentary Breakfast

Arrowhead Inn (800) 528-2207 arrowheadinn.com Blooming Garden Inn (888) 687-0801 bloominggardeninn.com Carol’s Garden Inn (877) 922-6777 carolsgardeninn.com Greystone Inn and Conference Center (919) 688-1227 greystoneinn.info The Holly House (800) 687-0801 The King’s Daughters Inn (877) 534-8534 kingsdaughtersinn.com Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast (888) 437-6333 moreheadmanor.com Old North Durham Inn (919) 683-1885 bbonline.com /nc / oldnorth
VACATiOn REnTALS

Eden
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (336) 623-1500

Advertising Partner, p. 6

The Acorn Inn (336) 585-0167 acorninnelon.com

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 Innkeeper (800) 466-5337 Jameson Inn (800) 466-5337 Mar Gre Motel (336) 623-9161

Enfield
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Internet

Indoor Pool

Bellamy Manor & Gardens Bed & Breakfast (252) 445-2234 manorbnb.com Heathsville Haven Bed and Breakfast (252) 445-5448 heathsvillehaven.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Outdoor Pool

Extended Stay America – University (800) 398-7829 extendedstayamerica.c om/minisite/default.a sp? Por tal =1& hotelID=7 39 Extended Stay Deluxe – Miami Blvd North (800) 646-8000 extendedstaydeluxe.co m/minisite/?hotelID=4 58 Extended Stay Deluxe – Miami Blvd South (800) 444-8888 extendedstaydeluxe.co m/minisite/?hotelID=9 13 Four Points – Southpoint (919) 806-8200 fourpoints.com/durham Hilton – Airport/ Research Triangle Park (800) 445-8667 hiltonrtp.com

Efland
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Fickle Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast (919) 304-6287 ficklecreekfarm.com The Shady Glen Bed & Breakfast (919) 563-4841 theshadyglenbnb.com

Enfield/Rocky Mount KOA (800) 562-5894 koa.com/campgrounds/ enfield

Elkin
hOTELS/MOTELS

Fayetteville
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Elk Inn (336) 835-7780 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott (336) 353-2008
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Airport Inn Budget Motel (910) 485-4168 Americas Best Value Inn (910) 483-0431 bestvalueinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

BridgeStreet Corporate Housing (800) 278-7388 bridgestreet.com
RESORTS

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (800) 443-3853 washingtondukeinn.com

Home Coming Bed & Breakfast (336) 526-7770 homecominghouse.com

Baymont Inn & Suites – Fort Bragg (877) 485-0520 baymontfayet teville.com

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Blvd Inn (800) 272-6232 Boulevard Motel (910) 867-6136 Budget Inn (910) 483-9038 Candlewood Suites – Ft. Bragg (910) 868-0873 candlewoodsuites.com Carolina Motor Inn (910) 433-2022 Cloverleaf Motel (910) 483-3171 Coliseum Inn (910) 485-5161 College Arms Guest Inn (910) 488-2650 Comfort Inn – Fort Bragg (800) 537-2268 comfor tfayet teville.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

nc

Double Tree (910) 323-8282 Eastover Inn (910) 483-9038 bookroomsnow.com/loca tions/sncfv Econo Lodge (800) 446-0650 econolodge.com/hotel/ nc192
Advertising Partner, p. 47

FAYETTEVILLE

Economy Inn (910) 323-3938 Extended Stay America (800) 482-1254 extendedstayhotels.com Extended Stay Deluxe (800) 646-8000 extendedstayhotels.com Fairfield Inn – Cross Creek (910) 487-1400 fairfieldinn.com/fayfi Fairfield Inn – I-95 (800) 235-5363 marriott.com Fairlane Lodge (910) 867-8968 Family Lodge (910) 868-1106 Fayetteville Inn & Suites (877) 486-8380 Hampton Inn – Cross Creek (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn – I-95 (910) 323-0011 fayettevillei95.hampton inn.com Hampton Inn – Spring Lake/Ft. Bragg (800) 426-7866 springlake.hampton inn.com Hilton Garden Inn – Fort Bragg (910) 860-3600 fayettevillefor tbragg. hgi.com Holiday Inn – I-95 (910) 323-1600 holidayinn.com/fayette vill-95
61534

Comfort Inn – I-95 (800) 621-6596 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Cottonade Square Guest Inn (910) 864-6655 Country Hearth Inn & Suites (888) 443-2784 countr yhearthfayet te ville.com Courtyard (910) 487-5557 marriott.com /faych Crown Inn (910) 485-6107 Days Inn (910) 323-9850
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Days Inn – North Fort Bragg (800) 329-7466 thedaysinn.com/wade 05264
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Deluxe Inn (910) 484-2666

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ fayettevillenc Home2 Suites (910) 223-1170 fayetteville.home2 suites.com Hotel Bordeaux & Conference Center (800) 325-0211 hibordeaux.com Howard Johnson Express Inn (910) 483-1113 hojo.com Innkeeper – Cross Creek (800) 466-5337 dalyseven.com Knights Inn – Ft. Bragg (800) 325-4163 nitesinn.com Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Mt. Rose Motel (910) 485-6186 Patel’s Motel (910) 323-4322 bookroomsnow.com/ locations/rncfva Quality Inn (910) 485-6866 choicehotels.com Quality Inn – Ambassador (800) 828-2346 ammonshotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Residence Inn – Cross Creek (800) 627-7468 marriott.com /fayri Roadside Inn (910) 485-8121 Sleep Inn (800) 538-0015 sleepinnfayetteville.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Tropical Motel (910) 867-4161 Value Place (910) 433-2672 valueplace.com Value Place (910) 864-8360 valueplace.com Value Place – Rowan (910) 488-3000 valueplace.com Wingate (910) 826-9200 wingatehotels.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Art’s RV Sites (910) 867-1226 Lake Waldo’s Beach Campground (910) 424-4814 lakewaldosbeach campground.com Lazy Acres Campground (888) 852-4536 lazyacrescampground.net

Quality Inn (800) 4-CHOICE qualit yinn.com/hotel-fuq uay_varina-north_caro lina-NC689
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Restaurant On-site

Chateau Bellevie (919) 622-6128 chateaubellevie.com Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden (866) 552-3782 fuquayinn.com

Exercise Room

Suburban Extended Stay (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Town & Country Motel (910) 483-5168 Towne Place Suites Marriott (910) 764-1100 marriott.com /fayri Travel Inn (910) 483-0444

Fort Bragg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663 redroof.com Regency Inn (910) 483-2621 Relax Inn Motel (910) 485-8175

Garner
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

Gloria and Edgar’s Bed and Breakfast (910) 484-6827 The McPherson House (910) 323-0081

Landmark Inn (910) 495-1215 landmarkinnf tbragg.com

Best Western Edison Inn (919) 662-4890 bestwesternnorthcarol ina.com/hotels/best-w estern-edison-inn Comfort Inn (919) 773-1110 choicehotels.com

Four oaks
hOTELS/MOTELS

Four Oaks Lodging (877) 220-8546 fouroakslodging.com Travelers Inn (919) 934-4194
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Indoor Pool

GREENSBORO

Econo Lodge – South (800) 228-5150 econolodge.com/hotelgarner-north_carolina -NC140 Hampton Inn (888) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index.jhtm l;jsessionid =ALYOQIIG P1W2UCSGBIWMVCQ ?ct yhocn= RDUGNHX InTown Suites – Raleigh/North (888) 951-8100 intownsuites.com/deta il_metro.asp?city= Ral eigh Comfort Inn (919) 773-1110 comfor tinn.com/hotelgarner-north_carolina -NC366

Internet

The Dwelling Place Bed & Breakfast (919) 963-4088
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Outdoor Pool

Four Oaks RV Resort (877) 220-8546 fouroaksr vresor t.com Happy Trails RV Park (919) 796-1208 Smithfield KOA (800) 562-5897 koa.com/campgrounds/ smithfield
61629

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Fuquay-varina
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ NC048 Holiday Inn Express (800) 466-4329 basshotels.com/hi express?_franchisee =RDUFV

Wingate – Raleigh South (800) 228-1000 wingatehotels.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Buffaloe Enterprises & RV Park (919) 772-6966 70 East Mobile Acres & RV Park (919) 772-6568

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Gastonia
hOTELS/MOTELS

Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8motel.com

Affordable Suites of America (704) 853-0045 affordablesuites.com Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 americasbest value inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Hampton Inn (877) 499-9745 hampton-inn.com /hi / goldsboro Holiday Inn Express (877) 518-5479 hiexpress.com/ goldsboronc Irish Inns (919) 778-1400 royalpatel.com/ irishinns.htm Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninns.com Lodge Inn (919) 736-0455
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Battleground Inn (800) 932-4737 bat tlegroundinnnc.com Baymont Inn & Suites (800) 337-0550 baymontinns.com Best Western Plus – Airport (800) 780-7234 bestwestern.com /prop_ 34125 Best Western Plus Windsor Suites (800) 780-7234 bestwestern.com / prop_ 34111 Biltmore Greensboro Hotel (800) 332-0303 thebiltmoregreens boro.com Budget Inn (336) 274-7657 Candlewood Suites (888) 226-3539 candlewoodsuites.com Cavalier Inn (336) 275-8523 cavalier-inn.com Clarion Hotel – Airport (336) 299-7650 clariongreensboro.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Courtyard – Airport (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /gsoca Crestwood Suites (877) 398-3633 crestwoodsuites.com Days Inn – Airport (336) 668-0476
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Embassy Suites (800) EMBASSY embassysuitesgreens boro.com Extended Stay America (800) EXT-STAY extendedstayamerica.com Extended Stay Deluxe (336) 454-0080 extendedstayhotels.com Fairfield Inn (800) 535-4028 fairfieldinn.com/gsoap

Gibsonville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Best Western Executive Inn (877) 574-2464 bestwestern.com Budget Inn (704) 865-3421

Burke Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast (888) 679-1805 burkemanor.com

Days Inn – Coliseum/ Convention Center (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Godwin
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Days Inn Hotel (336) 275-9331 Doubletree Hotel (800) 222-8733 greensboro.doubletree.com Drury Inn & Suites (800) 378-7946 druryhotels.com Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (800) 4-CHOICE
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 choicehotels .com/hote ls/ nc0 28 Courtyard (800) 891-3766 courtyard.com/cltcg Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Jackson Farms Guest House (910) 567-2978 jacksonfarm.com

Plum Tree Gardens Bed and Breakfast (919) 736-3356 plumtreegardens.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Wendover (800) 228-2828 mar rio tt.com /gsogw Fairview Inn Airport (866) 668-9401 fairviewinnairport.com Grandover Resort & Conference Center (800) 472-6301 grandoverresort.com

Gold Hill
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bed and Bike Inn (704) 463-0768 bedandbikeinn.com

Busco Beach (919) 222-9614 buscobeach.com

Goldsboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Graham
hOTELS/MOTELS

Express Inn & Suites (704) 852-9177 expressinnandsuites.c om Fairfield Inn (800) 891-3955 marriott.com /cltgs Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hampton-inn.com /hi /ga stonia Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/gastoni anc Knights Inn (800) 843-5644 knightsinn.com Midtown Motor Inn (704) 864-9751 midtowngastonia.com

Americas Best Value Inn (919) 734-4542 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Affordable Suites (336) 229-0300 affordablesuites.com Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 comfor tsuites graham.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Inn – Wendover (336) 297-1055
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Carolina Motel (919) 735-4563 Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 comfor tsuites.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Embers Motor Lodge (336) 228-1366
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Suites – Airport (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc836
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com / goldsboronc Days Inn (919) 735-7911 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

River Landing Inn (336) 376-1502 riverlandinginn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Comfort Suites-Four Seasons (800) 4-CHOICE comfor tsuites.com/ hotel/nc485
Advertising Partner, p. 47

High Point
61961

Hidden Lake Park (336) 578-5980

Greensboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Continental Inn & Suites (800) 267-7460 continentalinngreens boro.com Courtyard (800) 364-3520 courtyard.com/gsown

Give your home a face-lift with new furniture and accessories. There’s no place like High Point when it comes to the selection of furniture. After all, High Point is the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!”TM Contact the Visitors Information Center for a free information packet.

Econo Lodge (919) 736-4510
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Amerihill Inn & Suites (336) 299-4612

(800) 720-5255 www.highpoint.org

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Greensboro Airport Marriott (888) 236-2427 marriott.com /gsonc Greensboro Inn (336) 370-0135 greensboroinndown town.com Greensboro Marriott Downtown (800) 228-9290 marriott.com /gsodt Hampton Inn – Airport (800) 426-7866 hamptongreensboro.com Hampton Inn Four Seasons (800) 426-7866 hampton.com Hilton Garden Inn (800) 445-8667 greensboro.hgi.com Holiday Inn – Airport (336) 668-0421 holidayinn.com Homestead Lodge (336) 272-5834 Homewood Suites (800) CALLHOME homewoodsuites.com Hyatt Place (336) 852-1443 greens bor o.place.hyat t.com Knights Inn (800) 843-5644 La Quinta Inn & Suites (336) 316-0100 0190.lq.com Landmark Inn (336) 275-0800 Lodge America (888) 249-4100 lodgeamerica.com Microtel Inn & Suites (800) 771-7171 microtelinn.com Motel 6 (336) 668-2085 motel6.com Motel 6 – South (336) 854-0993 motel6.com O.Henry Hotel (800) 965-8259 ohenryhotel.com Oaks Motel (336) 272-0105 Park Lane Hotel at Four Seasons (800) 942-6556 park-lane-hotel.com Proximity Hotel (800) 379-8200 proximityhotel.com Quality Inn & Suites (800) 284-1493
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Red Roof Inn – Coliseum (800) 733-7663 redroof.com Regency Inn & Suites (336) 621-6210 Relax Inn (336) 621-0625 Residence Inn – Airport (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /gsoga Sands Motel (336) 621-5622 Sheraton Hotel-Four Seasons (800) 242-6556 sheratongreensboro.com Sleep Inn – Airport (866) 446-4683
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Super 8 – Coliseum (800) 800-8000 super8.com Wingate (800) 228-1000 wingategso.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

VACATiOn REnTALS

Restaurant On-site

Winding Creek Farm Cabin (704) 953-2193 cabins.com/usa/nc/nc_ hamptonville_001/nc_ hamptonville_farm_ 001.html

Harmony
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Greenwood Bed & Breakfast (866) 374-5456 greenwoodbb.com Groome Inn (336) 510-3802 thegroomeinn.com Haynes Bed & Breakfast (866) 223-9445 haynesbedandbreak fast.com King’s Inn at Sedgefield (336) 316-0604 thekingsinnatsedge field.com Twin Lakes Lodge Bed & Breakfast (888) 484-5253 thetwinlakeslodge.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Exercise Room

Van Hoy Farms Family Campground (704) 539-5493 vanhoy farms.com

Complimentary Breakfast

Quality Inn & Suites – Airport (336) 668-3638 choicehotels.com/ hotels/nc360 Quality Inn & Suites – Coliseum (336) 292-2020 qualit yinn.com Rainbow Motel (336) 621-4040 Ramada Inn (336) 294-9922 ramada.com Red Carpet Inn (336) 852-4080 bookroomsnow.com Red Roof Inn – Airport (800) 733-7663 redroof.com

Haw River
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

SpringHill Suites (888) 287-9400 marriott.com /gsosh Studio 6 (336) 294-8600 staystudio6.com StudioPlus Deluxe Studios – Wendover (800) 398-7829 studioplus.com Suburban Extended Stay (336) 218-1000 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8greensboro.com

Henderson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Internet

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites – East (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ greensboroeast Holiday Inn Express – I-40 at Wendover (800) HOLIDAY

Ambassador Inn & Suites – Kerr Lake (252) 492-1126 Budget Host Inn – Kerr Lake (800) 283-4678 Cardinal Motel (252) 492-1148 Days Inn – Kerr Lake (252) 492-4041 Econo Lodge – Kerr Lake (800) 228-5150 Hampton Inn – Kerr Lake (252) 492-3007 hampton-inn.com / hi /henderson Holiday Inn Express – Kerr Lake (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ hendersonnc Jameson Inn – Kerr Lake (252) 430-0247 jamesoninns.com Kerr Lake Inn (252) 492-7003 Scottish Inns – Kerr Lake (252) 438-6172

Indoor Pool

Greensboro Campground (877) 274-4143 greensborocampground. com

Outdoor Pool

Grover
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Inn of the Patriots Bed & Breakfast (704) 937-2940 theinnofthepatriots.com

Hamptonville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Welborn’s Motel (336) 468-2622 Yadkin Inn (336) 468-2801
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Belle House Bed & Breakfast (336) 468-6565 thebellehouse.com

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

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Sleep Inn – Kerr Lake (252) 433-9449
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

nc

Hampton Inn (828) 624-2000 Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/hickory_ mart Jameson Inn (828) 304-0410 jamesoninns.com Quality Inn & Suites (800) 431-0678 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Best Western Plus (336) 889-8888 book.bestwestern.com/ bestwestern/ US/ NC/ High-Point-hotels/BESTWESTERN-PLUS-HighPoint/Hotel-Overview.do? propert yCode= 34168 Biltmore Suites Hotel (888) 412-8188 biltmoresuiteshotel.com Courtyard (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /gsocy Crestwood Suites (336) 886-5665 crestwoodsuites.com Days Inn & Suites (800) 329-7466 highpointdaysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/hills borough Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com Scottish Inns (919) 383-2561 Southern Country Inn (919) 732-8101
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hampton Inn & Suites (704) 947-5510 huntersvillesuites. hamptoninn.com

Comfort Inn (800) 842-7176 comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

The Guest House at Burnside Plantation (252) 438-7688 burnsideplantation.com Lamplight Inn and the Tobacco Farm RV Camp – Kerr Lake (877) 222-0100 lamplightbnb.net Run of the Mill Bed & Breakfast Inn (252) 492-9599 runofthemillbandb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) 527-1133 hiexpress .com/hotels/ us/ en/ hun ter sville / cl tck /ho teldet ail Quality Inn (800) 272-6232 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47 Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Rose’s Village Motel (336) 835-3609 Super 8 (336) 835-1461

Quality Suites (828) 323-1211 qualit ysuiteshickory.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Inn at Teardrops (919) 732-1120 innatteardrops.com

The Cabin at Hillside Farms (252) 430-4321 Pearl’s Place – Kerr Lake (252) 438-4767 Satterwhite Point Marina Cabins – Kerr Lake (252) 438-4441 sat ter whitept.com

Red Roof Inn (800) 843-7663 redroof.com Regency Inn (800) 446-4656 Royal Inn (828) 322-4311 Sleep Inn (800) 354-7150 sleepinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Holly Springs
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hotel NC (336) 886-4141 Knights Inn (336) 841-7717 knightsinn.com Quality Inn (336) 861-3000 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Hampton Inn & Suites (919) 552-7610 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en/hp/hotels/index. jhtml?ctyhocn =RDUHSHX

Ramada (888) 288-4982 ramada.com/Ramada/ control/Booking /check _ avail?areaCode =3IYA& brandCode =RA ,H Residence Inn (888) 236-2427 residenceinn.com Sleep Inn – Lake Norman (800) 753-3746 sleepinn.com /hotel / nc316
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Julian
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Georgia Belle Inn (336) 697-9727 georgiabelleinn.com

kannapolis
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hope Mills
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hickory
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western (800) 426-7866 bestwestern.com Budget Express (828) 322-1740 Courtyard (828) 267-2100 marriott.com Crowne Plaza (800) 465-4329 crowneplaza.com /hicko rync Deluxe Inn (828) 328-2111 Fairfield Inn & Suites (800) 228-2800 marriott.com Gateway Extended Stay (800) 789-0686 Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (800) 789-0686 gatewayhotelhickor y nc.com

The Townhouse Inn (336) 882-4103 thetownhouseinn.com Travel Inn Express (336) 883-6101
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Spring Valley RV Park & Campground (910) 425-1505

Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

The Inn at Hickory (800) 654-2961 theinnathickory.com

Huntersville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Jackson Springs
VACATiOn REnTALS

Econo Lodge (800) 848-9750
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Hiddenite
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Best Western Plus (704) 875-7880 Candlewood Suites – Lake Norman (704) 895-3434 candlewoodsuites.com Comfort Suites (704) 875-6220

Foxfire Golf & Travel (800) 736-9347 golffoxfire.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Fairfield Inn (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /cltkn Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) HOLIDAY hixconcord.com Home-Towne Suites (800) 4CHOICE Microtel Inn & Suites (704) 782-2300 microtelinn.com/Microtel Inn/control/Booking/ property_info?property Id=28374&brandInfo =MT
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hiddenite Family Campground (828) 632-3815 hiddenitecampground.com

JH Adams Inn (888) 256-1289 jhadamsinn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Sycamore Lodge Resort (800) 370-1645 travelresorts.com/ sycamore_lodge.asp

High Point
hOTELS/MOTELS

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Ashford Suites (877) 502-9522 ashfordsuites.com Atrium Inn (888) 928-7486 atrium-inn.com

Oak Hollow Family Campground (336) 883-3492

Country Suites by Carlson (888) 201-1746 countr yinns.com /hunte rsvillenc Courtyard – Lake Norman (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /cltln

Jonesville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hillsborough
hOTELS/MOTELS

Americas Best Value Inn (336) 835-2261 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Durham Skyland Inn (888) 623-8742 durham-sk ylandmagnuson.com

Best Western Yadkin Valley Inn & Suites (800) 465-6329 holidayinn.com

Duncan Hill Inn (704) 938-7817 duncanhillinn.com

see page 159 for local information sources

visitnc.com

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kenly
hOTELS/MOTELS

kernersville
hOTELS/MOTELS

kings Mountain
hOTELS/MOTELS

Landis
hOTELS/MOTELS

Pine Acres Lodge (910) 276-1531 Scotland Inn Hotel (800) 582-2106
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Lawsonville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Budget Inn (919) 284-5588 Days Inn (800) 329-7466 the.daysinn.com / kenly06939
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com Kings Inn (336) 996-3671 Quality Inn (800) 228-5151 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Best Western First Victory Inn (704) 739-2544 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com Quality Inn (800) 4CHOICE choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Center Motel (704) 932-4656

Restaurant On-site

Laurinburg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Southwyck Farm Bed & Breakfast (336) 593-8006 southw yckfarm.com

Clinton Inn (910) 276-6555 Comfort Inn (910) 277-7788 comfor tinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Deluxe Inn (919) 284-3655 Econo Lodge (800) 553-2666 econolodge.com/hotel/ nc229
Advertising Partner, p. 47
Complimentary Breakfast Exercise Room

Thomas Walton Manor Bed & Breakfast (910) 276-0551 thomaswaltonmanor.com

Lexington
hOTELS/MOTELS

Lawndale
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Affordable Suites of America (336) 956-1828 affordablesuites.com Budget Inn (336) 248-5171 Country Hearth Inn & Suites (888) 443-2784 countr yhearth.com Days Inn & Suites (336) 357-2333 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Sleep Inn (800) 424-6423 sleepinn.com /hotel /NC 820
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com

knightdale
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index. jhtml?ctyhocn =LRNBGHX Holiday Inn Express (910) 291-3300 Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninns.com

Buffalo Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast (704) 538-1479 buf falocreekfarm.net De Starte Bed and Breakfast (704) 538-3670
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

king
hOTELS/MOTELS

Country Hearth Inn (888) 443-2784 countr yhearth.com/ hotels /nc-knightdale.asp

Econo Lodge (800) 553-2666 stokespureplay.com

Brackett’s Cedar Park (704) 538-7124

Internet

Outdoor Pool

Indoor Pool

AMERICA’S MAIN STREET

61844

Smithfield – Johnston County
62219

Whether you love shopping for bargains at Carolina Premium Outlets, Civil War heritage at Bentonville, recreation at Howell Woods and Clemmons, or Hollywood glamour at the Ava Gardner Museum, Smithfield/ Johnston County is the place to visit on the I-95 corridor.

(800) 441-7829 www.johnstoncountync.org

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Economy Inn (336) 248-5111 Holiday Inn Express (888) 465-4329 hiexpress.com Hwy 8 Motel (336) 357-6444 hwy8motel.com Lexington Triad Inn (336) 249-0111 Quality Inn (800) 424-6423 qualit yinn.com Regency Inn (336) 248-5927
VACATiOn REnTALS PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

nc

Linwood
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

High Rock Lake Marina Campground (800) 382-3239 highrocklakecamp ground.com

CrossWinds Family Campground (336) 853-4567 crosswindsfamilycampg round.com

Atkinson’s Inn and Suites (910) 674-3185 atkinsoninnandsuites. com Best Western Inn (800) 937-8376 bestwestern.com Budget Inn (910) 739-3254 Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Redwood Motor Lodge (910) 739-4304 Southern Inn (910) 738-1502 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 Travelers Inn (910) 738-2441
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Courtyard (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /cltcm Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ matthewsnc Inn Towne Suites (704) 882-4768 Microtel Inn (704) 814-9131 microtelinn.com Sleep Inn (704) 841-1660 choicehotels.com/ires / en-US /html/ HotelInfo ?hotel =NC032
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Lincolnton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn (800) 551-5457
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Littleton
VACATiOn REnTALS

Days Inn (704) 735-8271

RE/MAX Rentals on Lake Gaston (877) 586-7257 vacationonlakegaston. com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Sleepy Bear’s RV Park (910) 739-4372 sleepybearsr vpark.com

Advertising Partner, p. 6
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 Outdoor World (252) 586-4121 campoutdoorworld.com Stonehouse Timber Lodge (877) 846-2379 lakegastonfun.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Madison
hOTELS/MOTELS

Casual Lake Living (336) 798-6157 casuallakeliving.com

The White Oak Inn (704) 736-1944 thewhiteoakinnnc.com

Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 Days Inn (800) 329-7466
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Budget Inn (336) 548-6011
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Suburban Lodge (800) 951-7829
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Louisburg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Deluxe Inn (910) 738-4265 Economy Inn (910) 739-7541 Fairfield Inn (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /faylb Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hampton.com Holiday Inn – North I-95 (800) 465-4329 holidayinn.com/lumber tonnc Howard Johnson Express Inn (800) 446-4656 hojo.com Knights Inn (910) 738-2461 Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 Quality Inn (910) 739-4800 choicehotels.com Ramada Hotel and Suites (800) 272-6232

The Boxley Bed & Breakfast (800) 429-3516 boxleybedandbreakfast. com Hunter House Bed & Breakfast (336) 445-4730 hunterhousebedandbrea kfast.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

803 Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast (704) 841-8900 803elizabeth.com Matthews Manor Bed & Breakfast (704) 708-5560 charlottebedandbreakf ast.com

Days Inn (919) 340-4449 daysinn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Economy Inn (919) 496-3108
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Humphrey’s Ridge Family Campgound (336) 427-3949

Mayodan
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Wolfpit Bed and Breakfast (919) 496-7662 wolfpitbandb.com

Marshville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Budget Inn (704) 624-2153

Autumn Creek Vineyards’ Cabin in the Vines (336) 548-1846 autumncreek vineyards.com

Love valley

Marston
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

McLeansville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Come and Visit
61321

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Start your tour at the Wilson Visitors Center, a 1925-restored bungalow, National Register of Historic Places property, which begins the Downtown Historic Walking Tour. Enjoy our “Whirligigs”, art studios, antiques, museums, galleries, gardens, great restaurants and shopping all within a few blocks. Catch the Amtrak train for a day excursion.

Miss Kitty’s Bed & Breakfast (704) 592-4885 lovevalley.com/misskitty /index.html

Long Leaf Pine Oasis (910) 266-8372 oasisofnorthcarolina.com

Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com

Matthews
hOTELS/MOTELS

Mebane
hOTELS/MOTELS

Lumberton
hOTELS/MOTELS

(800) 497-7398 www.wilson-nc.com

Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Comfort Inn (800) 848-9749

Budget Inn (919) 563-3513 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com / matthewsnc

see page 159 for local information sources

visitnc.com

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Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Quality Inn & Suites (704) 283-9600

VACATiOn REnTALS

Advertising Partner, p. 47
VACATiOn REnTALS

Lake Norman Vacation Station (800) 408-5997 lakenormanvacations.com Mallard Head Lodge (336) 662-9787

Hotel Sierra – Airport (800) 474-3772 hotel-sierra.com Hyatt Place – Airport (800) 833-1516 raleighrdu.place. hyat t.com La Quinta Inn & Suites – Airport (800) 531-5900 944.lq.com La Quinta Inn – RDU (800) 531-5900 laquinta.com Microtel Inn – RDU/RTP (800) 771-7171 microtelinn.com /reser vations/locationdetail.a sp?state= nc& FacId= 25& pagecode= hdir Residence Inn – RDU (800) 331-3131 residenceinn.com/rduap Staybridge Suites – RDU (800) 238-8000 staybridge.com/ Raleighncmor

Quality Inn (800) 672-1667 qualit yinn.com/ hotel/ nc133
Advertising Partner, p. 47

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Franklin Street Bed & Breakfast (704) 436-7378 franklinstreetbandb.com Inn at Mt. Pleasant (704) 436-9386

The Old Place (919) 563-1733 bedandbreakfast.com/ north-carolina-mebanetheoldplacebedbreak fast.html

Restaurant On-site

Treehouse Vineyards’ Rental (704) 283-4208 treehousevineyards.net

Star Lite Motel (336) 786-2171
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Morrisville
hOTELS/MOTELS

New Hill
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Mooresville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Exercise Room

Milton
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Days Inn – Mooresville (800) 329-7666
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Cambria Suites – Airport (888) 8-CAMBRIA cambriasuitesrdu.com Country Inn & Suites – RDU (800) 596-2375 countr yinns.com /rduai rport Courtyard – RDU (800) 321-2211 mariot t.com/proper ty/ proper typage /RDURD Days Inn – RDU/RTP (800) 329-7466 daysinnraleigh airport.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Andy’s Homeplace (800) 565-5249 Sobotta Manor Bed and Breakfast (336) 786-2777 sobottamanor.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Shady Wagon Farm (919) 542-7172 shadywagonfarm.com

Heathfield House Bed & Breakfast (336) 234-9037

New London
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

Mocksville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Holly Hill Cabin (336) 401-1102 hollyhillcabin.com Oak Crest (336) 351-4351 oakcrestcottage.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Pineview Motel (704) 463-7862
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

HighWay Inn (336) 751-7060 highwayinnmocks ville.com Mocksville Inn & Suites (336) 751-5966 Quality Inn (800) 852-0035 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc152

Fairfield Inn (800) 228-2800 fairfieldinn.com Hampton Inn & Suites (800) HAMPTON statesville.hamptioninn. com

Cotton Patch Campground (704) 463-5797 cot tonpatchgold mine.com Whip-O-Will Campground (336) 461-2121

Indoor Pool

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Scottish Inns (800) 251-1962 bookroomsnow.com/ locations/sncmo
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hilton Garden Inn (877) 782-9444 charlo ttemooresville. stayhg i.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800) HOLIDAY Ramada, Ltd. (800) 272-6232 Sleep Inn & Suites (800) 753-3746 choicehotels.com SpringHill Suites (888) 287-9400 marriott.com /citmo Super 8 (800) 800-8000 TownePlace Suites (704) 659-8600 Wingate (800) 228-1000 wingatehotels.com/ hotel/10560

Extended Stay America – RDU/RTP (800) 398-7829 extendedstayhotels.com Fairfield Inn & Suites – RDU (800) 228-2800 fairfieldinn.com/rdufa Four Points – Airport (919) 380-1221 fourpointsraleighdurh amairport.com Hampton Inn – RDU (800) HAMPTON hilton.com/en/hp/ hotels/index.jhtml?cty hocn=RDUMVHX Hilton Garden Inn – Airport (877) STAY-HGI raleighdurham.stayhgi. com Holiday Inn – Airport (800) 465-4329 holidayinn.com/rduair por t Holiday Inn Express – RDU (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/rduairport

Mayberry Campground (337) 789-6199 mayberrycamp ground.com Veterans Memorial Park (336) 786-2236 visitmayberr y.com

Internet

Mount Airy
hOTELS/MOTELS

Newton
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Best Western Bryson Inn (800) 528-1234 brintles.com /truckplaza1 Hampton Inn (800) 565-5249 mountairy.hamptoninn. com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (336) 719-1731 hiexpress.com/hotels/us/ en/zefma/hoteldetail? cm_mmc =mdpr-_googlemaps-_-ex-_-zefma The Hollows Motel (336) 789-6868 Knights Inn – Mayberry (800) 843-5644 knightsinn.com Mayberry Motor Inn (336) 786-4109 mayberrymotorinn.com Microtel Suites (888) 771-7171

Mount Holly
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Peacock Inn (828) 464-5780 thepeacockinnnewton.com The Trott House Inn (877) 435-7994 trotthouse.com

Outdoor Pool

Lake Myers RV Resort (336) 492-7736 woodalls.com

Robin’s Nest Bed & Breakfast (704) 827-2420 robinsnestbb.com

Norwood Mount olive
hOTELS/MOTELS B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Monroe
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Value Inn (704) 289-1581 Best Western Inn & Suites (704) 283-4746 Days Inn (704) 289-4581 Economy Inn (704) 283-8161 Hampton Inn (704) 220-2200 Holiday Inn Express (704) 289-1555 Knights Inn (704) 289-9111

Sleep Inn (919) 658-1002 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

The Lodge Bed & Breakfast (704) 474-4052 forkstables.com /thelo dge.html
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Southern Belle Motel (919) 658-9404

Norwood Camping Resort (704) 474-3800

Mount Pleasant
hOTELS/MOTELS

Carolina Country Inn (704) 436-9616 carolinacountryinn.com

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B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Pine Hall
VACATiOn REnTALS

Pineville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Oak Ridge Bed & Breakfast (336) 643-9600 oakridgebandb.com

Rose Cabin Retreat (336) 591-4861 thehillbillyhideaway.com

Comfort Suites Hotel (877) 305-2844

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Pinebluff
hOTELS/MOTELS

Four Points (704) 540-8500 starwoodhotels.com Hampton Inn & Suites (800) 426-7866 charlottehis.com Hilton Garden Inn (704) 889-3279 charlottepineville gardeninn.com Holiday Inn Express (888) 527-6088 Quality Suites – Carolina Place (800) 527-1133 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

oxford
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn and Suites (800) 937-8376 Econo Lodge (800) 272-6232 King’s Inn (919) 693-4400

Greenleafe Inn (910) 281-0255 greenleafeinn.com/ pinebluff /index.html

Pinehurst
hOTELS/MOTELS

Pembroke
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn (800) 831-0541 comfor t.pmcproperties. com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Holiday Inn Express (800) 315-2621 hiexpress.com/pembrok enc
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Homewood Suites (877) 901-4663 olmstedvillage.home woodsuites.com

Pinnacle
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

D.F. Lowry House Bed & Breakfast (910) 522-1030 dflowr yhouse.com

Jomeokee Campground (336) 325-2296 jomeokee.net SpringHill Suites (800) MARRIOTT mar rio tt.com /faysh
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia

Pilot Mountain
hOTELS/MOTELS

Pioneer Village Family Campground (336) 325-2582 home.comcast.net/ ~bkh8025/pioneer village.html

Raeford
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (910) 904-1050
Advertising Partner, p. 6
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Best Western Inn & Suites (800) WESTERN raleighinn.com Budget Inn (919) 828-2327 Candlewood Suites (888) 226-3539 ichotelsgroup.com/h/d / cw /1/en/hd/rducw Candlewood Suites – Crabtree (800) 946-6200 candlewoodsuites.com/ crabtreenc Capital Inn (919) 833-1901 Claremont Inn (919) 828-5151 Clarion Hotel – State Capital (800) 4-CHOICE raleighclarion.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Comfort Inn & Suites – Crabtree (800) 4-CHOICE comfor tinn.com/hotelraleigh-north_carolinaNC683
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Quality Inn & Suites (336) 368-2237 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc580
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Pine Crest Inn (800) 371-2545 pinecrestinnpinehurst.co m
VACATiOn REnTALS

Pittsboro
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Dr. Flippin’s Bed & Breakfast (336) 368-1183 drflippins.com Pilot Knob Inn Bed & Breakfast (336) 325-2502 pilotknobinn.com Rosa Lee Manor (704) 364-3917 rosaleemanor.com Scenic Overlook Bed & Breakfast (336) 368-9591 scenicoverlook.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Condotels of Pinehurst (800) 272-8588 condotelsofpinehurst.com Pinehurst Area Realty (800) 633-8576 pinehurstarearealt y.com Village of Pinehurst Rentals & Golf (800) 334-6613 pinehurstgolfonline.net
RESORTS

458 West Bed and Breakfast (919) 491-4229 458west.com/index.html Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast (888) 643-2017 rosemary-bb.com
RESORTS

Murphy House Bed & Breakfast (910) 875-0092 murphyhousebandb.com

Comfort Inn – Downtown (919) 863-0091 comfor tinndowntownral eigh.com Comfort Suites – Arena (800) 424-6423 comfor tsuitesarena.com Comfort Suites – North (800) 4-CHOICE comfor tsuitesnorth raleigh.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Raleigh
hOTELS/MOTELS

Fearrington House Inn (919) 542-2121 fearrington.com /house

Americas Best Value Inn – Crabtree (877) 848-8485 abviraleigh.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

National Golf Club (800) 471-4339 nationalgolfclub.com Pinehurst Resort (800) 487-4653 pinehurst.com

Pleasant Garden
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Americas Best Value Inn – North Capital (800) 329-7666
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Comfort Suites – Raleigh (866) 919-6900 comfor tsuites.com/ hotel-raleigh-north_caro lina-NC330 Country Lodge (919) 834-6881

River Rhys Cabin (336) 648-7272 riverrhyscabin.com

Walnut Lane Bed & Breakfast (336) 674-7093 walnutlane.com

Best Western – North (800) 528-1234 bwraleighhotel.com

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Courtyard – Crabtree (800) 521-7521 marriott.com /property / propertyPage/RDUCY Courtyard – Midtown (800) 321-2211 courtyardraleigh midtown.com Courtyard – North/ Triangle Town Center (919) 645-0088 marriott.com /RDUNT Crabtree Inn (919) 783-7540 Days Inn – Downtown (877) 264-6766 the.daysinn.com / raleigh14390
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Days Inn – North Beltline (866) 589-4994 the.daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Extended Stay America – North (800) 398-7829 extendedstayamerica.c om/ RNR Fairfield Inn & Suites – Airport/Brier Creek (919) 246-0107 marriott.com /RDUBE Fairfield Inn & Suites – Crabtree (800) 228-2800 fairfieldinn.com/RDUCT Four Points – Cary (800) 368-7764 fourpointsraleighcary.co m Hampton Inn & Suites – Cary (800) 426-7866 car ysuites.hampton inn.com Hampton Inn & Suites – RDU/Brier Creek (919) 484-0500 raleighdurhamairportbrie rcreeksuites.hamptoni nn.com Hampton Inn – Capital Blvd/North (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index.jhtml? ctyhocn =RDUHHHX Hampton Inn – Midtown (866) 276-3792 raleighnorth.hampton inn.com Hilton – North/Midtown (800) 445-8667 nor thraleigh.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn – Triangle Town Center (919) 876-5650 raleighnortheast.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY ihg.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites – NC State (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/hotels/ us/en/raleigh/rdugs/ hoteldetail Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – North/ Wake Forest (800) HOLIDAY ichotelsgroup.com/h/d / ex /1/en/hd/wkfnc Home Suite Home (888) 824-0349 homesuitehomenc.com Homestead Studio Suites (888) 824-0349 homesteadhotels.com Homestead Studio Suites – Crabtree (888) STAYHSD homesteadhotels.com/ hwy Homestead Studio Suites – North (919) 981-7353 homesteadhotels.com/ R AL Homewood Suites – Crabtree (800) CALLHOM raleighcrabtreevalley. homewoodsuites.com Hospitality Studios (800) 528-1234 Hyatt Place – North (800) 833-1516 raleighnorth.place. hyatt.com King’s Motel (919) 834-2524 Knights Inn (919) 878-4429 La Quinta Inn & Suites – Crabtree (800) 531-5900 959.lq.com LodgeAmerica (888) 249-4100 lodgeamerica.com/ propert y.php?p=raleigh

Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com /reser vations/locationdetail. asp?state= nc& FacId= 268 &pagecode =hdir Milner Inn (877) MILNERS milner-hotels.com/ raleigh/index.html Motel 6 – Cary (800) 4MOTEL6 motel6.com/reservations/ motel_detail.asp? MotelId =4498 Motel 6 – Crabtree (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Motel 6 – East (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Quality Inn – North (919) 878-9550 qualit yinn.com/hotelraleigh-north_carolinaNC419 Raleigh Marriott – City Center (919) 833-1120 marriott.com /rdumc Raleigh Marriott – Crabtree (800) 228-9290 marriott.com /property / propertypage/rdunc Ramada Raleigh – Blue Ridge (919) 832-4100 blueridge.pmc properties.com Red Roof Inn – Convention Center/NCSU (800) 733-7663 redroof.com/reservations /inn_details.asp?inn Number= 256 Renaissance Hotel – North Hills (888) 236-2427 marriott.com Residence Inn – Crabtree (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /property / propertypage/rduee Residence Inn – Midtown (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /property / propertypage/rdurb

Sheraton Hotel (800) 325-3535 sheraton.com /raleigh Sleep Inn (800) 4CHOICE sleepinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Restaurant On-site

Days Inn – South (800) 329-7466 the.daysinn.com / raleigh04856?sid= AAA ksrACwAAABgqAAK
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Studio Plus – North (888) 788-3467 studioplus.com Super 8 (800) 800-8000 the.super8.com/hotel/ 08538 Super 8 – Downtown (800) 800-8000 super8.com/Super8/con trol/Booking /property_in fo?proper tyId=15103& brandInfo= SE Super 8 – North (800) 553-7749 super8.com/Super8/con trol/Booking /property_in fo?proper tyId=14141& brandInfo= SE The Velvet Cloak Inn (888) 828-0335 velvetcloakinn.com Wake Inn (919) 231-3000 wakeinn.com Windsor Inn (919) 277-8485 windsorinnraleigh.com Wingate (800) 228-1000 wingateinns.com/Wingate/ control/Booking / property_info?proper ty Id=07927&brandInfo= WG Wingate – State/Arena (919) 847-7383 ncraleighhotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Exercise Room

Econo Inn (800) 446-6900 econolodge.com/hotelraleigh-north_carolin a-NC214 Econo Lodge – North (800) 4-CHOICE econolodge.com/hotelraleigh-north_carolinaNC487 Embassy Suites – Crabtree (800) EMBASSY raleighcrabtree.embassy suites.com Embassy Suites – RDU/ Brier Creek (800) EMBASSY raleighdurhamairport briercreek.embassy suites.com

Complimentary Breakfast

Days Inn – Glenwood/ Crabtree (800) DAYS-INN daysinn.com/hotel/ 20534
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Internet

Days Inn – North (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com

Outdoor Pool

Indoor Pool

Person County Tourism
61326

Roxboro and Person County welcome you! Small-town hospitality, serene country roads, annual festivals, scenic walking trails, affordable golf, historic sites and beautiful lakes. Enjoy personal attention in Person County.

Holiday Inn – Crabtree (800) HOLIDAY holidayinn.com/ rdu-crabtree Holiday Inn – North (800) HOLIDAY holidayinn.com/ raleighnnc Holiday Inn Brownstone – Downtown (800) 465-4329 brownstonehotel.com

The Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 267-9712 oakwoodinnbb.com Woodburn Cottage (919) 828-2276 woodburncottage.com

(336) 597-2689 www.visitroxboronc.com

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B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hill Top Bed & Breakfast (336) 799-4396 hilltopbedandbreak fastnc.com

Comfort Suites (252) 535-3300 comfor tsuites.com/ hotel-roanoke_rapidsnor th_carolina-NC483 Fairfax Motel (252) 537-3567 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 roanokerapids. hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn (877) STAYHGI hiltongardeninn. hilton.com Holiday Inn Express (888) 465-4329 holiday-inn-express.com Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninn.com Motel 6 (800) 466-8356 motel6.com Quality Inn (252) 537-9927 qualit yinn.com Sleep Inn (800) 753-3746 sleepinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Budgetel Inn & Suites (910) 997-6636 Chek Inn (910) 895-5278 Comfort Suites (910) 410-0077 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Country Hearth Inn (800) 800-8000 Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinn.com/ rockymountnc Courtyard – Gateway Center (800) 321-2211 marriott.com Days Inn & Suites – Golden East (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Northgate Suites (252) 407-8384 Quality Inn – Gold Rock (800) 4CHOICE Quality Inn – Tiffany (800) 424-6423 qualit yinn.com Red Carpet Inn (800) 238-0767 Red Carpet Inn – Gold Rock (800) 251-1962 Residence Inn – Gateway Center (800) 331-3131 marriott.com /RWIRI Sunshine Inn (252) 446-7195

Comfort Suites (704) 630-0065

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Days Inn (704) 633-5961

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Reidsville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Economy Inn (704) 637-8910 Executive Inn (704) 637-6726 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Happy Traveler Inn (704) 636-6640 Holiday Inn (800) 465-4329 holiday-inn.com / salisbur ync Quality Inn (800) 937-8376
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Days Inn (800) 325-2525

Budget Inn (336) 349-6540 Colonial Inn (800) 272-6232 Comfort Inn (800) 221-2222

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Economy Motel (910) 895-4092 Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) 315-2621 hiexpress.com/ rockinghamnc Quality Inn & Suites (910) 895-0099 Regal Inn Motel (910) 997-3336

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Days Inn (800) 329-7466

Days Inn – Gold Rock (800) 329-0621 daysinn.com Deluxe Inn – Gold Rock (252) 446-2411 Doubletree Hotel (800) 222-TREE doubletree1.hilton.com Econo Lodge (252) 972-9426 econolodge.com Econo Lodge (252) 972-9426 Economy Inn (252) 446-5171 Executive Inn (252) 446-3201 Gold Rock Inn & Suites (252) 977-0101 Hal Orr’s Inn (252) 442-4151 Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.hilton.com

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Holiday Inn Express (336) 361-4000 Royal Inn Motel (336) 349-9988 ncnorthstar.com Williams Motel (336) 349-8457 ncnorthstar.com

Roxboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rocky Mount
hOTELS/MOTELS

Affordable Suites of America (252) 451-0015 affordablesuites.com/ rockymount Americas Best Value Inn – Gold Rock (866) 539-8430 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Americas Best Value Inn (336) 599-9276 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Travelodge (704) 636-8910 Volonte Motel (704) 636-3952
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Richfield
hOTELS/MOTELS

Budget Inn (336) 599-3151 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Innkeeper (800) 466-5337 Timberland Motel (336) 599-2144
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Garden Inn (704) 463-7514
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Richfield Inn Bed & Breakfast (704) 463-1191 richfieldinnbedandbreakf ast.com

Twin Magnolias Bed & Breakfast (252) 308-0019 angelfire.com/biz/ twinmagnolias
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Ashburn Inn (252) 977-3505 Best Western (800) 528-1234 book.bestwestern.com Best Western – Gold Rock (800) 528-1234 book.bestwestern.com Budget Inn – Gold Rock (800) 578-7878 Candlewood Suites (877) 727-2449 candlewoodsuites.com Carolina Inn (252) 977-3661 Comfort Inn – Gateway Center (800) 228-5150 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Rowan Oak House Bed & Breakfast (704) 633-2086 rowanoakbb.com Turn of the Century Victorian Bed & Breakfast (800) 250-5349 turnof thecentur ybb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Ridgeway
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Boyd’s BP Station Campgrounds (252) 456-3996

The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads (252) 535-7000 rvresortatcc.com

Barrister’s Bed and Breakfast (336) 597-2848 barristersbed breakfast.com

Loft 130 (704) 267-6480 lof t130.com Mama Josephine’s (704) 490-2001
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Roanoke Rapids
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rockingham
hOTELS/MOTELS

Holiday Inn (888) 543-2255 holidayinn.com/ roc kymoun tnc Howard Johnson – Gold Rock (800) 446-4656 hojo.com Motel 6 (800) 4MOTEL6 motel6.com

Salemburg
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Brookwood Motel (252) 537-3532 roanokerapidsmotel.com Carolina Inn (252) 537-4164

Americas Best Value Inn (910) 997-5521 americasbestvalue inn.com

Laurel Lakes Family Campground (919) 422-8413

Advertising Partner, p. 9

Salisbury
hOTELS/MOTELS

Tamarac Marina Campground (704) 636-1918 tamaracmarina.com

Budget Inn (910) 895-5231

Affordable Suites of America (704) 636-7400 affordablesuites.com

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Sandy Ridge
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Budget Inn (252) 977-6817 Family Inn (252) 236-4372 Holiday Lodge Motel (252) 442-8018 Rose Motel (252) 442-6753 Starlight Motel (252) 442-2267

Crooked Creek Ranch (336) 871-9341
Restaurant On-site

Tartan House Bed & Breakfast (252) 826-3706 townofscotlandneck.com

Days Inn (800) 544-8313 daysinn.com

Snow Camp
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Midland Road Manor (910) 693-7979 midlandroadmanor.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Sanford
hOTELS/MOTELS

Relax Inn (919) 742-5684 relaxinnsiler.com Siler City Motor Lodge (919) 663-2181 silercitymotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Seagrove
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cane Creek Campground and RV Park (336) 376-8324 canecreekcamp ground.com

Sarvis Management & Real Estate Services (800) 692-4448 sar vismanagement.com Talamore Golf Resort (800) 552-6292 talamoregolfresort.com
RESORTS

Americas Best Value Inn (919) 776-5121 americasbestvalueinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Snow Hill
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Exercise Room

Comfort Suites (866) 320-5929 choicehotels.com/hotel/ NC559
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Duck Smith House Bed & Breakfast (888) 869-9018 ducksmithhouse.com Seagrove Stoneware Inn (336) 707-9124 seagrovestoneware.com

Shelby
hOTELS/MOTELS

Affordable Suites of America (800) 333-1950 affordablesuites.com Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 americasbestvalueinn. com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Heartfriends Inn Bed and Breakfast (919) 663-0407 heartfriendsinn.com Inn at Celebrity Dairy (877) 742-5176 celebritydairy.com

Benjamin W. Best Country Inn and Carriage House (866) 633-0229 bwbestinn.com

Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (800) 323-2114 pineneedles-mid pines.com Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (800) 747-7272 pineneedles-mid pines.com

Complimentary Breakfast

Days Inn (800) 329-7466

Selma
hOTELS/MOTELS

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Smithfield
hOTELS/MOTELS

Southern Pines
hOTELS/MOTELS

Econo Lodge (919) 776-5121 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index.jhtm l;jsessionid =QIGJSIXT TAGMSCSGBJBMVCQ ? ct yhocn= SNFNCHX Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ sanfordnc Jameson Inn (919) 708-7400 jamesoninn.com The Palomino Motel (919) 774-6600 Prince Downtown (919) 775-2328 Quality Inn (919) 774-6411 qualit yinn.com/hotelsanford-north_carolin a-NC427?promo= gglocal
Advertising Partner, p. 47
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Days Inn (800) 465-4329 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Americas Best Value Inn (800) 446-4656 americasbestvalue inn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Best Western Pinehurst Inn (800) 348-2965 gosandhillsgolf.com Days Inn (800) 262-5737 daysinnsp.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Spencer
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Luxury Inn (919) 202-0000 Masters Inn (800) 633-3434 mastersinn.com Quality Inn (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Internet

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express (704) 480-0881 hiexpress.com Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Becky’s Log Cabin Motel (919) 934-1534 beckyslogcabin.com Best Western Inn (800) 428-2627 bestwestern.com /smith fieldinnnorthcarolina Comfort Inn (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc510 Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninns.com

The Roundhouse Inn (704) 633-2005

Indoor Pool

Econo Lodge & Suites (910) 692-2063
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Spring Lake
hOTELS/MOTELS

Holiday Inn Express (910) 693-2280 Inn at Hyland Hills (800) 841-0638 hylandhillsresort.net Microtel Inn (877) 693-3738 microtel-inn.com Residence Inn (910) 693-3400 marriott.com /fayph
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Gateway Inn & Suites (800) 366-4283 gatewayinn.net Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (910) 436-1900 hiexpress.com/spring lakenc Sleep Inn & Suites (910) 436-6700 sleepinn.com /hotel /nc 252
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Outdoor Pool

Regency Inn (919) 975-0102 Royal Inn (800) 368-8442 Selma Inn (800) 325-2525
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Nell’s FarmHouse (704) 484-2165 nellsfarmhouse.com

Sherrills Ford
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Wildlife Woods Campground (704) 483-5611

Sleep Inn & Suites (877) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc466
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Starlite Motel (910) 497-1174 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com

Covington House (910) 695-0352 Jefferson Inn (910) 692-9911 jef fersoninnsouthernpine s.com Knollwood House (910) 692-9390 knollwoodhouse.com

G. Winders Campground (919) 776-2229

RVacation Campground (919) 965-5923 rvacation.us

Siler City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Scotland Neck
hOTELS/MOTELS

Sharpsburg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Country Hearth Inn (919) 663.2511 countr yhearth silercit y.com

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Village Motor Lodge (800) 531-0063

Star
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Scotland Neck Inn (252) 826-5141 bestwestern.com

Bright Leaf Motel (252) 977-1988

The Star Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn (800) 504-4279

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VACATiOn REnTALS

Klondike Cabins at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery (336) 835-4230 grassycreekvineyard.com

Masters Inn (800) 633-3434 mastersinn.com/ statesvillenc Microtel (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com Motel 6 (800) 4HOTELS Quality Inn (800) 426-7866 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Tarboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Wagram
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Orchard Inn (252) 536-2131
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Best Western (800) 465-4329 Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150

The Blair House Bed & Breakfast (910) 572-2100 blairhousebb.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Statesville
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Underground House (910) 571-2890 uwharriemountain rentals.com Uwharrie Cabin Rentals & Retreat Center (800) 516-2309 uwharriecabin rentals.com

Pine Lake RV Resort & Campground (800) 746-3505 pinelaker vresor t camp.com

Ponderosa CampgroundRV Park (252) 536-4741

Affordable Corporate Suites (704) 838-0026 corporatesuites.biz Best Western Inn (800) 937-8376 statesvilleinn.com Brookwood Inn (800) 228-2800 Comfort Inn & Suites (704) 873-2044 choicehotels.com

Main Street Inn (252) 823-3221 mainstreetinn.biz

Wake Forest
hOTELS/MOTELS

Wendell
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Candlewood Suites (877) 226-3539 candlewoodwf.com Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Sleep Inn (919) 556-4007 sleepinnwakeforest.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Samuel Thomas House Bed & Breakfast (919) 374-9647 Sunset Inn Bed & Breakfast (919) 365-0353

Ramada Inn (704) 878-9691 ramada.com Red Roof Inn (800) 843-7663 redroof.com Sleep Inn (800) 753-3746 abcinns.com/ Hotels / slinn-state.asp
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Taylorsville
hOTELS/MOTELS

union Grove
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Ridgecrest Suites (828) 632-7829 ridgecrestsuites.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Fiddlers Grove Campground (828) 478-3735 fiddlersgrove.com Linney’s Mill (704) 592-2075 linneysmill.com

Westfield
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Apple City Bed & Breakfast (828) 635-1850 applecitybnb.tripod.com

The Joshua Box Inn (336) 972-7656 joshuacoxinn.com Singletree Gun & Plough (336) 593-2155 singletreegunand plough.com

Thomasville
hOTELS/MOTELS

vass
RESORTS

Lions Gate Inn (919) 605-6753 lionsgateinn.net

Courtyard (800) 627-7468 mar rio tt.com /ho tels/ t ravel/ hky sb- courty ard-st atesville -moore sville-lake-nor man Days Inn (800) 329-7466 the.daysinn.com / statesville04772
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Super 8 – South (800) 800-8000 super8.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Country Hearth Inn (888) 443-2784 countr yhearth.com Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 thomasvillehotels.com Piedmont Inn (336) 472-6600 Quality Inn & Suites (800) 424-6423 Thomasville Inn (336) 475-1327

Woodlake Resort & Golf Club (888) 843-5253 woodlakecc.com

Walnut Cove
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Whispering Pines
RESORTS

Clichy Inn (877) 843-9267 clichyinn.com The Kerr House Bed and Breakfast (877) 308-0353 kerrhousebandb.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Wade
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Old Farmhouse Inn (336) 591-7635 theoldfarmhouseinn.com

Economy Inn (704) 873-4000 Hallmark Inn (704) 872-2781

Fayetteville KOA (800) 562-5350 koa.com/campgrounds/f ayetteville

Warrenton
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Country Club of Whispering Pines (800) 334-9536 whisperingpinesnc.com

Ivy Bed & Breakfast (800) 919-9886 ivybedandbreakfast.com Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed & Breakfast (252) 257-6055 magnoliamanorbnb.com

Whitsett
hOTELS/MOTELS

KOA – Statesville (800) 562-5705 koa.com/campgrounds/ statesville Midway Campground & RV Resort (704) 546-7615 kiz.com/midway

Wadesboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Suites (336) 449-5161 comfor tsuites.com/ hotels /nc622
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Townsville
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Anson Inn (704) 694-4616 Executive Inn (704) 694-7070
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (888) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com The Lodge (800) 465-4329

Steele Creek Campground (252) 492-1426 steelecreekmarina.net

Weldon
hOTELS/MOTELS

Wilson
hOTELS/MOTELS

Stoneville
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Troy
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Forever Inn B&B (704) 695-1304 theforeverinn.com Sullivan Place Bed & Breakfast (704) 694-2511 discoveranson.com/ treasures.html

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Affordable Suites of America (252) 234-9090 affordablesuites.com Candlewood Suites (252) 291-9494 candlewoodsuites.com Comfort Suites (252) 265-8850

Dan River Campground (336) 427-8530

Executive Inn (910) 572-3701

Interstate Inn & RV Park (252) 536-4111 New Yorker Motel (252) 536-3148

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Courtyard – WSSU (800) 321-2211 marriott.com /intcy Crossland Economy Suites (800) EXT-STAY extendedstayhotels.com Days Inn – Hanes Mall (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com/winston salem06615.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Holiday Inn (800) HOLIDAY hiselect.com /winstons alem Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com Holiday Inn Express – Downtown/West (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/winstonnc Innkeeper (800) 466-5337 dalysevenhotels.com La Quinta Inn & Suites (800) 531-5900 lq.com Marriott (877) 888-WSNC twincityquar ter.com Microtel Inn (800) 771-7171 winstonsaleminn.com Motel Six (800) 466-8356 Quality Inn & Suites – Hanes Mall (800) 4-CHOICE choicehotels.com/hotel/ NC546
Advertising Partner, p. 47

SpringHill Suites (888) 236.2427 mar rio tt.com /in tsh Travelers Inn (336) 377-9131 Wingate (800) 228-1000 wingatewinston salem.com Winston Motel (336) 723-1878
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

Days Inn – North (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com/hotel/ 04539
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Complimentary Breakfast

Embassy Suites (800) 362-2779 twincityquar ter.com Extended Stay America (336) 768-0075 extendedstay.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott – Hanes Mall (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /intfi
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Augustus T. Zevely Inn (800) 928-9299 winston-salem-inn.com Henry F. Shaffner House (336) 777-0052 shaffnerhouse.com Summit Street Bed & Breakfast Inns (336) 777-1887 bbinn.com

Internet

Downtown Kannapolis
Country Inn & Suites (888) 201-1746 countryinns.com/wilsonnc Days Inn (800) DAYS-INN daysinn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Downtown (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninn.com Microtel Inn (252) 234-0444 microtelinn.com Quality Inn (800) 228-5150 choicehotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Indoor Pool

Kampers Lodge (252) 237-0905 Rock Ridge Campground (252) 291-4477

Graylyn International Conference Center (800) 472-9596 graylyn.com Green Valley Motel (336) 767-2900 Hampton Inn & Suites – University Area (800) 426-7866 winstonsalemuniversit yareasuites.hamptonin n.com Hampton Inn – Hanes Mall (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center (877) 777-3099 haw thorneinn.com

yadkinville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Boxwood Motel Days Inn (336) 679-5000 daysinnyadkinville.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Outdoor Pool

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Deluxe Inn (252) 237-1178 Econo Lodge (800) 243-6540 Economy Inn (252) 243-4133 Fairfield Inn & Suites (800) 228-2800 Hampton Inn & Suites – I-95 (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn – Downtown (800) HAMPTON hamptoninn.com Heart of Wilson (252) 237-3124 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - I-95 (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com

WinstonSalem
hOTELS/MOTELS

Quality Inn – Coliseum (800) 421-0121 qualit yinnws.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Budget Inn (336) 725-0501 Clarion Collection Sundance Plaza Hotel & Spa (877) 499-7629 staysundance.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Quality Inn – University (336) 767-9009 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Vintage Inn Bed and Breakfast (866) 219-0696 vintageinnbedandbreak fast.com

Sleep Inn (800) SLEEP-INN

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Residence Inn (800) MARRIOTT marriott.com /intup Royal Inn (336) 721-0061 Sleep Inn – Hanes Mall (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc271
Advertising Partner, p. 47

yanceyville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Super 8 (800) 800-8000 Village Motor Lodge (252) 243-3331
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Inn – University (800) 4-CHOICE choicehotels.com Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 winstonsalemlodging.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Days Inn (800) 329-7466

Advertising Partner, p. 6

Hilton Garden Inn – Hanes Mall (877) 782-9444 winstonsalem.hg i.com The Historic Brookstown Inn (800) 845-4262 brookstowninn.com

Zebulon
VACATiOn REnTALS

Whitehead Inn (252) 243-4447 whiteheadinn.com

Courtyard – Hanes Mall (800) 321-2211 winstonsalem courtyard.com

Cabin Farm (919) 496-7193 cabinfarm.com

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Ahoskie
hOTELS/MOTELS

Bald Head Island
Sheraton – Oceanfront Hotel (800) 624-8875 sheratonatlantic beach.com
Advertising Partner, p. 151

Bath
hOTELS/MOTELS

Beaufort
hOTELS/MOTELS

Whaler Inn Beach Club (800) 525-1768 whalerinn.com

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Ahoskie Inn (800) 582-3220 Tomahawk Motel (252) 332-3194

Marsh Harbour Inn (800) 680-8322 marshharbourinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Bath Harbor Marina & Motel (252) 923-5711 bathharbor.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Core Creek Lodge (252) 728-4500 thecorecreeklodge.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Aurora
VACATiOn REnTALS

Atlantic Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Creekside Cottages (252) 322-4473

Bald Head Island Limited (877) 344-6654 baldheadisland.com
Advertising Partner, p. 87

The Inn on Bath Creek Bed & Breakfast (252) 923-9571 innonbathcreek.com

Anchorage House (252) 728-9908 anchoragehouse.net Beaufort Inn (800) 726-0321 beaufort-inn.com Captains Quarters Bed & Breakfast (800) 659-7111 captainsquar ters.us County Home B&B (252) 728-4611 countyhomeb-b.com Cousin Martha’s Bed & Breakfast (877) 464-7487 cousinsbedandbreak fast.com

Windjammer Inn (800) 233-6466 windjammerinn.com Atlantis Lodge (800) 682-7057 atlantislodge.com Caribbe Inn (252) 726-0051 caribbe-inn.com Clam Digger Inn (800) 338-1533 clamdiggerinn.com Fisherman’s Inn (800) 347-4571 fishermansinn.net Hampton Inn & Suites (252) 247-5118 hamptonatlantic beach.com Hollowell’s Motel (252) 726-5227 hollowellsmotel.com Island Inn (800) 636-3680 islandinnrentals.com Oceanana Family Resort Motel (252) 726-4111 oceanana-resort.com Palm Suites (800) 972-3297 palmsuites.com Sand Dollar Motel (252) 726-4106 thesanddollarmotel.net Sandpiper Motel (252) 726-3148 Seahawk Inn & Villas (800) 682-6898 seahawkinn-villas.com Cannon & Gruber, Realtors (800) 317-2866 cannongruber.com/ntr Coldwell Banker Spectrum Properties (800) 334-6390 spectrumproperties.com 8 1/2 Marina Village (800) 847-7314 Peppertree Atlantic Beach Villas (800) 438-6493 extraholidays.com/ AtlanticBeach Realty World-First Coast (800) 972-8899 nc-coast.com Surfside Realty (252) 726-0950 sur fsiderealtyinc.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Avon
hOTELS/MOTELS

Avon Motel (252) 995-5774 avonmotel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Bald Head Vacations & Sales (910) 470-2253 baldheadvacations.com Tiffany’s Beach Rentals (910) 457-0544 tif fanysrentals.com

Bayboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Bayboro House Hotel (252) 745-7270
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Atlantic Beach Realty/ Ocean Resorts (800) 786-7368 atlanticbeachrealt y.net Atlantic Sun Properties (252) 808-2786 atlanticsunproperties.com Beach Vacation Properties (800) 334-2667 beachvacation properties.com Bogue Shores Condominums (252) 726-7071 vacationhome ser vicesnc.com

Colony Realty Corporation (800) 962-5256 hat terasvacations.com Fred’s Shed (856) 451-2169 vacationshat teras.com / Home.html

Barco
VACATiOn REnTALS

River’s Edge Family Campground (252) 559-3603 riversedgefamilycamp ground.com

My NC Rental (757) 558-3653 myncrental.com

Hatteras Realty (800) 428-8372 hat ter asreal ty.com
Advertising Partner, p. 146

Midgett Realty (252) 995-5333 midget trealt y.com Outer Beaches Realty (800) 627-3150 outerbeaches.com Sun Realty (800) 843-2034 sunrealtync.com Surf or Sound Realty (800) 926-6319 sur forsound.com?cid= link _nclist
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Sands of Time RV Park & Campground (252) 995-5596 sandsoftimecamp ground.com

Fishing on the Coast

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B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Harborlight Guest House (800) 624-8439 harborlightnc.com

Russo’s Motel (910) 458-5281 russosmotel.com The Savannah Inn (800) 334-8533 thesavannahinn.com Sea & Sun Motel (910) 458-7918 Sea Ranch Motel (800) 849-8977 visitsearanch.com Surfside Motor Lodge (800) 516-9883 sur fsidecb.com Wanda Inn Motel (910) 458-8367 Welcome Inn (910) 458-5539
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Restaurant On-site

Carolina Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Atlantic Towers (800) 232-2440 atlantic-towers.com Beach House Inn & Suites (866) 458-5558 beachhouseinnand suites.com

Exercise Room

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Complimentary Breakfast

Beach Side Inn (910) 458-5598 beachsideinn.net Cape Hatteras Motel (800) 995-0711 capehatterasmotel.com Cape Pines Motel (252) 995-5666 capepinesmotel.com Comfort Inn – Hatteras Island (800) 432-1421

Inlet Inn & Conference Center (800) 554-5466 inlet-inn.com Langdon House (252) 728-5499 langdonhouse.com Old Seaport Inn (800) 349-5823 oldseapor tinn.com Otway House (252) 728-5636 otwayhouse.com Pecan Tree Inn (800) 728-7871 pecantree.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

J and L Tourist House (252) 943-2673 jandltouristhouse.com River Forest Manor and Marina (252) 943-2151 riverforestmarina.com Thomasina’s Bed & Breakfast (252) 943-2097 thomasinasbandb.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Calabash
hOTELS/MOTELS

Marsh Harbour Villas (910) 579-3700 marshharbour.org
RESORTS

Buccaneer Motel (910) 458-8506 Cole’s Motel (910) 458-5176 Courtyard – Carolina Beach (800) 321-2211 courtyardcarolina beach.com Dolphin Lane (800) 725-4647 dolphinlane.com Drifter’s Reef Motel (910) 458-5414 driftersreef.com Dry Dock Family Motel (910) 458-9588 Golden Sands Motel (888) 458-8334 goldensandscarolina beach.com Mermaid Manor (866) 913-7871 mermaidmanornc.com Microtel Carolina Beach Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com /reser vations/locationdetail. asp?facid= 3050&view =overview North Pier Ocean Villas (800) 476-1589 nor thpier villas.com Oceaneer Motel (800) 447-0094 oceaneermotel.com

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cottages (877) 232-2666 beaconhouseinnb-b.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Internet

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Indoor Pool

Croatoan Inn (252) 995-5968 thecroatoaninn.com Lighthouse View Motel (800) 225-7651 lighthouseview.com Outer Banks Motel (800) 995-1233 outerbanksmotel.com Tower Circle Motel (252) 995-5353 towercirclemotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort (800) 332-8576 brunswickvillas.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Beach Girls Realty (910) 458-5611 beachgirlsrealt y.com Blue Water Realty (866) 458-3001 bluewaterrealtyinc.com Bowman & Associates Real Estate (866) 458-6363 annbowman.com Bryant Real Estate (800) 994-5222 bryantre.com Bullard Realty (800) 327-5863 bullardrealt yonline.com Carolina Beach Realty (877) 416-1212 carolinabeachrealt y.net Castle Resort (800) 360-8225 Gardner Realty & Mgmt. (800) 697-7924 carolinabeachlive.com Joy Lee Apartments (910) 458-8361 Laney Real Estate (800) 455-1594 laneyvacationrentals.com

Riverside Campground (252) 943-2926

Outdoor Pool

Beaufort Realty Co. (800) 548-2961 beaufortrlty.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Beulaville
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hughes Family Campground (910) 579-6763 ncbrunswick.com

Camden
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Coastal Riverside Campground (252) 728-5155

Whippoorwill Campground (910) 324-2619 whippoorwillcamp ground.com

Bridgeton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Belhaven
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cape Hatteras Bed & Breakfast (800) 252-3316 capehatterasbandb.com Inn on Pamlico Sound (866) 995-7030 innonpamlicosound.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

North River Campground (252) 336-4414 nor thrivercamp ground.com

Curtis Motel (252) 638-3011

Cape Carteret
hOTELS/MOTELS

Belhaven Inn Bed & Breakfast (252) 943-6400 belhaveninnnc.com Belhaven Water Street Bed and Breakfast (252) 943-2825 belhavenwaterstreetba ndb.com

Burgaw
hOTELS/MOTELS

Burgaw Motel (910) 259-4550

Cape Woods Campground (252) 995-5850 capewoods.com Island Hide-Away Campground (252) 995-6628

Best Western Silver Creek Inn (877) 459-1448 book.bestwestern.com/ bestwestern/productInfo. do?proper tyCode =34140 Parkerton Inn (800) 393-9909 parker toninn.com

Buxton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Buxton Beach Motel (252) 995-5972 bux tonbeachmotel.com

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PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

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Creswell
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

East Lake
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Twin Lakes Camping Resort (252) 946-5700 twinlakesnc.com

The Pack House Inn (252) 482-3641 thepackhouseinn.com

Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales (877) 642-3224 brindleybeach.com
Advertising Partner, p. 144

Conman’s Campground (252) 797-7124 conmans.net

County Line Campground (757) 647-2888

Edward
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Coinjock
hOTELS/MOTELS

Currituck
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Edenton
hOTELS/MOTELS

Midway Marina Motel (252) 453-3625 midwaymarinamotel.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals (252) 715-1901 outerbankscarolinavac ations.com Corolla Classic Vacations (866) 453-9660 corollaclassic vacations.com Karichele Realty (800) 453-2377 karichele.com Kitty Dunes Rentals (800) 334-3863 kit tydunes.com Paramount Destinations (866) 753-3045 paramount destinations.com Resort Realty (800) 458-3830 resortrealty.com Seaside Vacations (800) 395-2525 outerbanksvacations.c om/vnc Shoreline Preferred Properties (888) 449-2036 vacationinobx.com Stan White Realty (800) 753-6200 outerbanksrentals.com Sun Realty (899) 334-4745 sunrealtync.com Twiddy & Co. Realtors (800) 489-4339 twiddy.com Village Realty (252) 453-9650 villagerealt yobx.com

Bells Island Campground (252) 232-2590 bellsislandcamp ground.com

Coach House Inn (252) 482-2107 motelcoachhousee denton.com Hampton Inn (252) 482-3500 hamptoninn.com Super 8 (252) 482-2017 super8.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bennett Vineyards’ Grape House Bed & Breakfast (877) 762-9463 bennet tvineyard.com

Elizabeth City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Lodge Camping Resort (252) 453-2732

Dublin
VACATiOn REnTALS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Columbia
hOTELS/MOTELS

Lu Mil Vineyards’ Cabins (800) 545-2293 lumilvineyard.com

Dalton House Motel (252) 796-0381
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Duck
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Captain’s Quarters Inn (800) 482-8945 captainsquar tersinn.com Granville Queen Inn (866) 482-8534 granvillequeen.com Mulberry Hill Guest House (919) 986-2231

Econo Lodge (252) 338-4124 econolodge.com Fairfield Inn & Suites (252) 333-1003 marriott.com /hotels/h otel-information/travel/ orfec-fairfield-inn-andsuites-elizabeth-city

Winner’s RV Park (910) 458-1098 winnersrvpark.com

The Brickhouse Inn (252) 766-3333 thebrickhouseinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Advice 5 – A Bed and Breakfast (800) 238-4235 advice5.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Cedar Island
hOTELS/MOTELS

Driftwood Motel & Campground (252) 225-4861 clis.com/deg

Egret on the Sound (336) 977-1090 egretonthesound.com Heron Cottage on the Albemarle Sound (252) 332-2484

Carolina Designs Realty (800) 368-3825 carolinadesigns.com Kitty Hawk Rentals (800) 635-1559 beachrealtync.com Outer Banks Blue Realty Services (888) OB3BLUE obxblue.com Resort Realty (252) 261-8888 resortrealty.com Ships Watch Association (800) 261-7924 shipswatch.com Stan White Realty (800) 992-2976 outerbanksrentals.com Sun Realty (800) 334-4745 sunrealtync.com Twiddy & Co. Realtors (800) 489-4339 twiddy.com
RESORTS

Cedar Point
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Corolla
hOTELS/MOTELS

Cedar Point Campground (252) 393-7726 Waterway RV Park (252) 393-8715

Hampton Inn & Suites – Outer Banks (800) HAMPTON outerbanks.hamptoninn. com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Chadbourn
hOTELS/MOTELS

Budget Inn (910) 654-5035

Inn at Corolla Light (800) 215-0772 innatcorolla.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
61930

Chocowinity
hOTELS/MOTELS

Super 8 (252) 946-8001 super8.com

Beach Realty & Construction – Kitty Hawk Rentals (800) 635-1559 beachrealtync.com

The Sanderling Resort & Spa (800) 701-4111 thesanderling.com

Discover more than you expect on the road to natural and historic wonders of coastal North Carolina. New-style Southern urban amenities, uptown festivals, farm-to-plate and satisfy-everyone dining, plus our sportstown flair, make us an ideal base for exploring the Coastal Plain’s vast recreational resources.

(800) 537-5564 www.visitgreenvillenc.com

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Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

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Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com / hi /elizabethcity Holiday Inn Express (800) 228-5150 hiexpress.com Microtel Inn & Suites (888) 771-7171 microtelinn.com Quality Inn (252) 338-3951 choicehotels.com/hotel/ NC377
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The Islander (800) 367-3381 islandernc.com Oceanview Inn (252) 354-2755 Rusty Pelican Inn (252) 354-3450 Waterway Inn (252) 393-8027 waterwayinn.net
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

OUTER BANKS

Emerald Isle Inn and B &B (252) 354-3222 emeraldisleinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Queen Elizabeth Motel (252) 338-3961 Travelers Inn (252) 338-5451 travelersinn.webs.com Whistling Pines Motel (252) 335-0817
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bluewater 3 (888) 723-6318 go2emeraldisle.com Century 21 Coastland Realty (800) 822-2121 coastland.com

Culpepper Inn (252) 335-9235 culpepperinn.com Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast (877) 324-8922 elizabethcit ybb.com Grice-Fearing House Bed & Breakfast (252) 333-1792 gricefearinghouse.com The Pond House Inn (888) 335-9834 thepondhouseinn.com Emerald Isle Realty (877) 503-4042 emeraldislereal ty. com /?NCK= visitnc
Advertising Partner, p. 151
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Realty World-First Coast Realty (800) 682-3423 nc-coast.com Shorewood Real Estate (888) 557-0172 shorewoodreale state.com Spinnaker’s Reach Realty (800) 245-7746 spinnakersreach.com Sun-Surf Realty (877) 873-0426 sunsur frealt y.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Elizabethtown
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466

Advertising Partner, p. 6
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

White Lake RV Park (800) 227-5453

Camp Ocean Forest (252) 354-3454 campoceanforest.com Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort (252) 354-2250

Emerald Isle
hOTELS/MOTELS

Bogue Inlet Motel (252) 354-3406

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Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

61528

The Whalehead Club
Currituck Heritage Park
Art, History, Wildlife and Adventure! Take a step off the beaten path and visit the Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park, in the heart of Historic Corolla. Built in the 1920s, this grand residence has been completely restored and is open for tours. See original artifacts on display and learn about the unique history of Corolla and the Whalehead Club. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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61440

Complimentary Breakfast

With more than 560 Hatteras Island beach vacation homes perched in the best locations, Hatteras Realty has the right beach vacation home at the right price for your budget! • Affordable family vacations • Weddings, reunions & special events • Resort amenities & summer programs

Representing the best of the Outer Banks since 1980! Offering the largest selection of fine vacation homes from Carova to Hatteras Island. • Affordable family vacations • Pet-friendly accommodations • Mini vacations & flexible stays • Online booking & special offers

Internet

(800) 428-8372 www.hatterasrealty.com
Indoor Pool

(252) 453-9040 www.whaleheadclub.org

(888) 853-7768 www.SunRealtyNC.com

Outdoor Pool

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
61432

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Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates has provided quality vacation rental accommodations to Outer Banks visitors since 1968. We invite you to select from our wide variety of accommodations from Duck to Nags Head. Brilliant photos, detailed amenity lists and price quotes available online. Come experience the fun and beauty of a carefree vacation with us.

A fishing tradition known the world over! Charters offered at our full-service marina. Blue and white marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin, wahoo, bluefish, Spanish and king mackeral, striped bass, cobia red drum.

• Traditional island hospitality • Couples, families & fishermen • Soundfront, harbor & village • Pet-friendly properties available Come see why we were named the #1 beach in the country in 2007.

(800) 552-6257 www.joelambjr.com

(252) 441-6301 • (800) 272-5199 www.fishingoregoninlet.com

(866) 576-7117 www.blueheronvacations.com

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Engelhard
hOTELS/MOTELS

Garysburg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hotel Engelhard (800) 290-5311 hotelengelhard.com Jennette’s Lodge (252) 925-1461
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Best Western Roanoke Rapids (800) 832-8375 bestwestern.com

Economy Inn (252) 754-8047 pages.suddenlink.net/ economyinn Greenville Motel (252) 756-1130 visitgreenvillenc.com / lodging Hampton Inn (800) HAMPTON greenvillenc.hampton inn.com Hilton (800) HILTONS hilton.com Holiday Inn Express (800) HOLIDAY hiexpress.com/greenville nc Home-Towne Suites (252) 752-3411 htshotel.com Jameson Inn (800) JAMESON jamesoninns.com

Microtel Inn & Suites (800) 771-7171 microtel-greenville.com Motel 6 (800) 843-7663 Quality Inn (252) 758-5544 visitgreenvillenc.com /lo dging Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Travelodge (800) 578-7878 University Inn (252) 756-7084 visitgreenvillenc.com /lo dging Wingate Inn (800) 228-1000 wingateinns.com

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The 5th Street Inn (252) 355-0699 the5thstreetinn.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Heron’s View Bed & Breakfast (910) 270-2961
VACATiOn REnTALS

Gates
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bradford Creek Campground (252) 752-8886

Carolina Coast Properties (800) 334-8318 carolinacoastprops.com Century 21 Sweyer & Associates (800) 848-0021 centur y21sweyer.com

Sallie Dixon’s B&B (252) 925-7921
VACATiOn REnTALS

Lawrence Lane House (252) 357-1279

Grimesland
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Heart Realty (252) 925-7200 jeanheartrealty.com Hyde Haven (252) 473-0835 hydehavenengelhard.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Grandy
hOTELS/MOTELS

Harkers Island
hOTELS/MOTELS

Walnut Island Lodge (866) 453-2261 walnutisland.com

Paradise Bed & Breakfast (252) 746-2748 paradiselodge.biz

Harkers Island Fishing Center Motel (252) 728-3907 harkersmarina.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Big Trout Campground (252) 925-6651

Greenville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampstead
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Evergreen
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Affordable Suites of America (252) 355-5717 affordablesuites.com/ greenville Baymont Inn & Suites (252) 364-8980 baymontinns.com Best Western Plus (800) 937-8376 bestwestern.com Camelot Inn (252) 756-1150 camelotinnmotel.com Candlewood Suites (888) 226-3539 candlewoodsuites.com City Hotel (877) 271-2616 cit yhotelandbistro.com Comfort Inn (800) 228-5151 comfor tinn.com Courtyard (800) 321-2211 marriott.com Days Inn (252) 752-0214 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Bed & Breakfast at Mallard Bay (910) 270-3363 bedandbreakfastmallar dbay.com

Cape Lookout Realty (252) 728-2375 capelookoutrealty.com Great Island Cabins (252) 241-6783 nps.gov/calo /planyour visit/lodging.htm

Lumber River Campground (910) 654-5130 lumberrivertrailride.com

OUTER BANKS

Fairfield
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hyde-Away Motel (252) 926-8101 Simmons Lakeside Lodge (252) 926-1441 hydecount ychamber.org
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Osprey Nest Campground-RV Park (252) 926-4491

Farmville
hOTELS/MOTELS

61545

Marlboro Inn (252) 753-3145 visitgreenvillenc.com

Frisco
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Frisco Woods Campground (800) 948-3942 outer-banks.com / friscowoods

East Carolina Inn (800) 842-6576 visitgreenvillenc.com / lodging

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PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Cape Lookout RV Park (252) 504-3400

Restaurant On-site

Hatteras
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Inn (252) 447-9400 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/index.jhtm l;jsessionid =CMNZQQTK SSUZACSGBIY222Q ? ct yhocn= HVLNCHX Holiday Inn Express (888) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/hotels/ us/en/havelock/ewnes/ hoteldetail Hostess House (800) 501-5772 Knights Inn (252) 444-1414 Quality Inn (800) 465-4329 Sherwood Motel (252) 447-3184

Craig Realty (888) 746-2777 Hobbs Realty Vacations (800) 655-3367 hobbsrealty.com/Holden Beach /VacationRentals Holden Beach Fishing Pier Room Rentals (910) 842-6483 Holden Beach Properties (877) 842-6485 holdenbeachproperties. com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Baymont Inn & Suites (866) 996-7937 baymontjacksonville.com Best Rest Inn (910) 455-2063 Budget Inn (910) 347-2158 Candlewood Suites (888) 226-3539 ichotelsgroup.com/h/d / cw /1/en/hotel/jkvnc? &cm_mmc=mdpr-_googlemaps-_-cw-_jkvnc& externalHotel DetailHit=true Coastal Motel (910) 455-1999 Comfort Suites (800) 228-5150 comfor tsuites.com Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Breakwater Inn (252) 986-2565 breakwaterhatteras.com Hatteras Harbor Marina Efficiencies (800) 676-4939 hat terasharbor.com Hatteras Marlin Motel (866) 986-2141 hat terasmarlin.com Sea Gull Motel (252) 986-2550 seagullhatteras.com

Suburban Extended Stay – Camp Lejeune (910) 346-7759 suburbanhotels.com / hotel-jacksonville-north_ carolina-NC616?sid=1XJ hM.cdTotgRBS.14 &sarea =&sname=& slon=& slat=& schain =&scou ntr y=& sstate =&t ype =&sradius =&sstate_ countr y=& scity= Sunset Inn (800) 434-3497 Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com Towne Place Suites by Marriott (910) 478-9795 marriott.com /oajts Travel Inn (910) 347-1948 Triangle Motor Inn (910) 455-4923
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Murray House Country Inn (910) 296-1000 murrayhouseinn.com

kill Devil Hills
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western Ocean Reef Suites (252) 441-1611 bestwestern.com /ocean reefsuites Cavalier Motel (252) 441-5585 thecavaliermotel.com Comfort Inn – North (252) 441-6333 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc416
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Exercise Room

Green Oaks Campground (910) 842-2844 Holden Beach Pier Campground (910) 842-6483 Holden Beach RV Park (910) 842-1809 holdenbeachr v.com

Complimentary Breakfast

Village Marina Motel (252) 986-2522 villagemarina hatteras.com The Villas of Hatteras Landing (252) 986-1110 villasofhatteras.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Hertford
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Days Inn & Suites Mariner (800) 329-7466 obxlodging.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Internet

Beechtree Inn (252) 426-7815 beechtreeinn.net 1812 on the Perquimans (252) 426-1812 bedandbreakfast.com Springfield Bed & Breakfast Inn (252) 426-8471 springfieldbb.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Holly Ridge
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Economy Inn (910) 347-2147 Extended Stay America (800) 398-7829 extendedstay.com Fairfield Inn & Suites (800) 228-2800 marriott.com /hotels/ travel/oajfi-fairfield-inn -and-suites-jacksonville Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/jackson villenc Innkeeper (800) 466-5337 dalysevenhotels.com Liberty Inn (800) 845-3336 libert yinnlejeune.com Quality Inn (800) 228-5160 qualit yinn.com Ramada (910) 455-4100 Sleep Inn & Suites (800) 424-6423 choicehotels.com

Sea Side Inn (252) 986-2700 coverealt y.com
Indoor Pool

The Colonel’s Lady Bed and Breakfast (910) 937-7718 Mill Avenue Bed & Breakfast (910) 346-2087
VACATiOn REnTALS

Pinewood Campground (910) 329-1618 Stump Sound RV Campground (910) 329-1414

Days Inn – Oceanfront/ Wright Brothers (800) 329-7466 obxlodging.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

VACATiOn REnTALS

Dolphin Realty (800) 338-4775 dolphin-realty.com Midgett Realty (800) 527-2903 midget trealt y.com Outer Beaches Realty (888) 627-3650 outerbeaches.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hubert
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Equine Country (910) 347-4511 equinecountr yusa.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Driftin’ Sands Motel (800) 237-1083 obxlodging.com Ebb Tide Motel (252) 441-4913 First Flight Inn (252) 441-5007 firstflightinn.com John Yancey Inn (800) 592-6239 johnyanceyinn.com Ocean House Motel (800) 699-1963 oceanhousemotel.com Outer Banks Motor Lodge (877) 625-6343 obxmotorlodge.com Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront (800) 854-5286 qualit yinncarolinaocean front.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Outdoor Pool

Strick’s Family Campground (252) 426-7920 visitperquimans.com

Bear Creek Campground (910) 326-5839 Button’s Family Campground (910) 326-5271

Blue Creek Fishcamp’s RV Park (910) 346-3719 Cabin Creek Campground (800) 699-5305 campingfriend.com/cab increekcampground

Hatteras Sands RV Resort (252) 986-2422 hat terassands.com

Holden Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Indian Beach
VACATiOn REnTALS

Gray Gull Motel (910) 842-6775 graygullmotel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Havelock
hOTELS/MOTELS

Windward Dunes (800) 659-7545 windwarddunes rentals.com

Jarvisburg
hOTELS/MOTELS

Budget Inn Suites (252) 447-5621 Comfort Inn (800) 228-5150 Days Inn (800) 329-7466
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Alan Holden Vacations (800) 720-2200 holden-beach.com Brunswickland Realty (800) 842-6949 brunswicklandrealt y.com Coastal Vacation Resorts (800) 252-7000 coastalvacation resorts.com

Jacksonville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Sea Oats Motel (866) 894-6287 seaoatsmotel.net

Affordable Suites of America (910) 347-2400 affordablesuites.com/aff ordablesuites-jacksonvil le-nc-hotel/index.php

kenansville
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Graham House Inn (910) 375-5865 grahamhouseinn.com

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Ramada Plaza (800) 635-1824 ramadaplazanagshea d.c om
hOTELS/MOTELS

Country Hearth Inn (800) 325-2525 Hampton Inn (800) 250-5370 hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (252) 559-8888 hiexpress.com/kinstonnc Kinston Motor Lodge (252) 527-2171 Quality Inn (252) 527-3200 qualit yinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 147

Sea Ranch Hotel (800) 334-4737 searanchhotel.com Travelodge Nags Head Beach Hotel (800) 338-7761 nagsheadbeachhotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Atlantic Street Inn (252) 441-2965 atlanticstreetinn.com Cypress House Inn (800) 554-2764 cypresshouseinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Super 8 (252) 523-8146 super8.com WestParke Inn & Suites (252) 527-1500
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Outer Banks

Cambridge Cove at Bermuda Bay (866) 316-1841 cambridgecoveobx.com/ cambridge_cove.html First Flight Rentals (866) 595-1893 firstflightrentals.com Hurricane Anita Cottage (252) 261-1862 vrbo.com/ 35828 Kitty Hawk Rentals (800) 635-1559 beachrealtync.com Sea Oats Realty (800) 933-2325 seaoatsrealt y.com Sun Realty (800) 334-4745 sunrealtync.com
Advertising Partner, p. 146

Sea Kove Motel (252) 261-4722
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Bentley Vernon Hall Estate Bed & Breakfast (252) 523-2337 bentleybedandbreak fast.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Pipers Dream (804) 226-2263 pipersdream.net Saltaire Cottage Court (252) 261-3286 saltairecottages.com Sea Scape Beach and Golf Villas (252) 261-3837 seascapevillas.com Seaside Vacations (800) 520-4251 outerbanks vacations.com A Shooting Star (800) 863-6265 homeaway.com /vacation -rental/p210738 Shoreline Preferred Properties (800) 449-2036 vacationinobx.com Wright Property Management (800) 276-7478 wpmobx.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

knotts Island
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Sand Dunes Motel (800) 535-4984 thesanddunes.com Seven Seas Inn (866) 773-2746 sevenseasinn.com South Wind Motel (800) 874-9874 southwindmotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Cypress Moon Inn (877) 905-5060 cypressmooninn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Barnes Hunting Lodge (252) 429-3163
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Neuseway Nature Park and Campground (252) 939-3367 neusewaypark.com

Amazing Place (757) 868-4019 myvacationcondos.com/ seadunes.html Atlantic Realty (800) 334-8401 atlanticrealty-nc.com Barrier Island Realty (800) 237-5177 bistation.com Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates (800) 552-6257 joelambjr.com
Advertising Partner, p. 146

Sandy Point Resort Campground (252) 429-3094

kure Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hidden Treasure Inn (910) 458-3216 hiddentreasureinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

kitty Hawk
hOTELS/MOTELS

Beach Haven Motel (888) 559-0506 beachhavenmotel.com Buccaneer Motel and Beach Suites (800) 442-4412 buccaneermotelouter banks.com

Admiral’s Quarters Motel (800) 535-4984 admiralsquar ters motel.com Blue Marlin Beach Lodging (800) 458-5752 blue-marlin.com Darlings by the Sea (800) 383-8111 darlingsbythesea.com Dry Dock by the Pier (910) 458-1153 Kure Keys Motel (910) 458-5277 kurekeysmotel.com Moran Motel (910) 458-5395 Pier View Cottages & Motel (910) 458-9567

Island Realty (910) 458-8800 islandrealty-kure beach.com Palm Air Realty (910) 458-5269 palmairrealt ync.com Peterson’s Cottage (910) 458-3216 Sandi Beach Inn (910) 458-5906 sandibeachinn.com

Wilbur & Orville Wright Cottage Court (252) 441-7331 wilburwrightcottages.com
RESORTS

Shutters on the Banks (800) 848-3728 colonyivmotel.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hilton Garden Inn (252) 261-1290 outerbanks.stayhgi.com

Kitty Dunes Realty & Rentals (888) 860-3863 kit tydunes.com Kitty Hawk Rentals (800) 635-1559 beachrealtync.com Lillian B Rental Cottage (804) 226-2263 lillianb.com

Advertising Partner, p. 147

Joe & Kay’s Campground (252) 441-5468

Holiday Inn Express (800) 836-2753 hiexpress.com/ kitt yhawknc Outer Banks International Hostel (252) 261-2294

Adventure Bound Campground (877) 453-2545 adventureboundnc.com Kitty Hawk RV Park (252) 261-2636 kit tyhawkrv.com

Lake Waccamaw
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Lake Shore Lodge (910) 646-3748

see page 159 for local information sources

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Miss Sadie’s Lakehouse (910) 499-4007 vrbo.com/129997

Lewiston Woodville
VACATiOn REnTALS

Burrus House Inn (252) 475-1636 burrushouseinn.com Cameron House Inn (800) 279-8178 cameronhouseinn.com The Inn at Kimbeeba (866) 473-6365 The Outdoors Inn (252) 473-1356 theoutdoorsinn.com Roanoke Island Inn (877) 473-5511 roanokeislandinn.com Scarborough House Inn (252) 473-3849 scarboroughhouseinn.com Scarborough Inn (252) 473-3979 scarborough-inn.com Tranquil House Inn (800) 458-7069 1587.com White Doe Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 473-6091 whitedoeinn.com

VACATiOn REnTALS

Cheap OBX Vacations (252) 423-0815 cheapobxvacations.com Clemons Cottage (252) 256-2662 clemonscottage.com Moore Island Properties (252) 473-2434 mooreisland properties.com Pirate’s Cove Vacation Rentals (877) 423-4503 pirates-cove.com/ ?nck =obvb

Bay River Campground (252) 745-4879 bayrivercampground.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (800) 465-4329 Morehead Motor Inn (252) 726-5141 Quality Inn (800) 422-5404 moreheadhotels.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Leland
hOTELS/MOTELS

The ThompsonUrquhart House (919) 836-2237 vrbo.com/ 77260

Morehead City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Best Western Plus Westgate Inn & Suites (888) 370-2127 bestwesternleland.com Comfort Suites – Magnolia Greens (910) 383-3300 comfor tsuitesmagnolia greens.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47
VACATiOn REnTALS

Manteo
hOTELS/MOTELS

Buccaneer Inn (800) 682-4982 magnusonhotels.com /bu ccaneer Budget Inn of Morehead City (252) 247-4043 Econo Lodge – Crystal Coast (800) 533-7556
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Dare Haven Motel (252) 473-2322 darehaven.com Duke of Dare Motor Lodge (252) 473-2175 Elizabethan Inn (800) 346-2466 elizabethaninn.com Island Guesthouse & Cottages (252) 473-2434 theislandmotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Maysville
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Lighthouse Inn (252) 247-3133 nccoastchamber.com / lighthouseinn
VACATiOn REnTALS

Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation (800) 677-7534 magnolia-greens.com

White Oak River Campground (910) 743-3051 whiteoakrivercampgrou nd.com

Foster Rentals Realty (252) 247-2048 jimfosterrealty.com

Merritt
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hampton Inn (800) 467-9375 hampton-inn.com /hi /mo reheadcit y

Moyock
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

The Booth House (252) 473-3515 theboothhouse.com

Trisha’s Bed and Breakfast (252) 232-0301 trishasinn.com

CRYSTAL COAST

Sheraton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel
61638

61641

Discover paradise on the Crystal Coast. Indulge yourself amid pristine waters, miles of white sandy beach and a full-service oceanfront resort. Enjoy our indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and on-site fishing pier.

(800) 624-8875 www.sheratonatlanticbeach.com

see page 159 for local information sources

visitnc.com

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CAPE FEAR COAST

Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

61730

61428

Complimentary Breakfast

Fun Flights – Oak Island, North Carolina Fun Flights are adventures the entire family can enjoy. Celebrate birthdays, honeymoons and anniversaries. Take off and explore the stunning Cape Fear River region – Oak Island, Caswell Beach, Southport and Bald Head Island. It’s just plane fun to fly!

Internet

(910) 363-4334 www.BrunswickAir.com
Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool

61885

62281

One destination. And four unique settings act as the backdrop for endless experiences in a historic downtown river district and on three colorful island beaches. Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors with history and natural beauty.

(877) 945-6386 www.WilmingtonAndBeachesInfo.com

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Murfreesboro
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

See Sea Motel (800) 635-7007 coverealt y.com Surf Side Motel (800) 552-7873 sur fsideobx.com Tar Heel Motel (252) 441-6150
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Stan White Realty (800) 338-3233 outerbanksrentals.com Village Realty (800) 548-9688 villagerealt yobx.com
RESORTS

Holiday Inn Express (800) 465-4329 hiexpress.com/ newbernnc The Palace Motel (252) 638-1151 SpringHill Suites (252) 637-0017 marriott.com /ewnsh
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

New Bern KOA (800) 562-3341 newbernkoa.com

Oak Island Inn (910) 278-1689 Ocean Crest Motel (910) 278-3333 ocean-crest-motel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Barnes House Bed & Breakfast (252) 398-3676 bbonline.com /nc / barneshouse Piper House Bed & Breakfast (252) 398-3531 Whitehurst-Adams Bed and Breakfast (252) 398-4445 Winborne House Bed and Breakfast (252) 398-5224 mur freesboronc.com

Newport
hOTELS/MOTELS

First Colony Inn (800) 368-9390 firstcolonyinn.com Nags Head Beach Inn (800) 421-8466 nagsheadbeachinn.com Relaxlnn B&B (252) 441-2202 relaxinn.org Sandbar Bed and Breakfast (252) 489-1868 sandbarbedand breakfast.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Dunes South Beach & Racquet Club (252) 441-4772 dunessouthobx.com

Hostess House Courtyard (252) 223-6020
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Better Beach Rentals (877) 441-0009 bet terbeachrentals.com Coastal Vacation Resorts (888) 703-5469 coastalvacationresort soakisland.com Margaret Rudd & Associates (800) 486-5441 Rudd.com Oak Island Accommodations (800) 243-8132 oakislandgetaway.com

New Bern
hOTELS/MOTELS

Nags Head
hOTELS/MOTELS

Abbot Cottages & Ziegler Suites Hotel (252) 638-6868 newbernzig.com BB Hurricanes Waterfront Resort (252) 638-8566 Best Western Riverside Inn & Suites (252) 649-1717 bestwesternnorthcarol ina.com/hotels/bestwestern-riverside-inn-and -suites BridgePointe Hotel & Marina (877) 283-7713 bridgepointehotel.com
Advertising Partner, p. 155

The Aerie Bed & Breakfast (800) 849-5553 aeriebedandbreak fast.com Hanna House Bed & Breakfast (866) 830-4371 hannahousenc.net Harmony House (800) 636-3113 harmonyhouseinn.com Harvey Mansion Historic Inn (252) 635-3232 thehar veymansion.com Howard House Victorian Bed & Breakfast (800) 705-5261 howardhousebnb.com Meadows Inn (877) 551-1776 meadowsinn-nc.com Sail Inn (866) 731-6036 sailinn.biz
VACATiOn REnTALS

Goose Creek Resort (252) 393-2628 goosecreekcamping.com Water’s Edge RV Resort (252) 247-0494 watersedge-r vpark.com Whispering Pines Campground (252) 726-4902

Beacon Motor Lodge (800) 441-4804 beaconmotorlodge.com Blue Heron Motel (252) 441-7447 blueheronnc.com Colonial Inn Motel (252) 441-7308 colonialinnmotel.com Comfort Inn – South (800) 334-3302 hotelsobx.com

North Topsail Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Seaview Motel (910) 328-3171
VACATiOn REnTALS

Bodie Island Resort (800) 278-2945 bodieislandresort.com Cola Vaughan Realty (877) 247-2652 obxcola.com Cove Realty (800) 635-7007 coverealt y.com Moore Vacation Rentals (252) 480-1480 moorevacation rentalsnc.com My Lagoon (252) 480-1533 mylagoon.net Nags Head Realty (800) 222-1531 nagsheadrealty.com Natives Return (252) 573-9699 nativesreturn.com Outer Banks Resort Rentals (252) 441-2134 outerbanksresor ts.com Rentals on the Ocean (252) 441-5005 rentalsontheocean.com Seaside Vacations (866) 884-0267 outerbanks vacations.com

Idyll-by-the-Sea Two (603) 524-4000 idyll-by-the-sea.com/ two /index.html Tetterton Management Group (800) 682-4882

ocean Isle Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Advertising Partner, p. 47

The Islander Inn (888) 325-4753 islanderinn.com Ocean Isle Inn (800) 352-5988 oceanisleinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel (800) 699-1962 dolphinmotel.net Islander Motel (252) 441-6229 islandermotel.com Nags Head Inn (800) 327-8881 nagsheadinn.com Oasis Suites (252) 441-5211 oasissuites.com Ocean Side Court (252) 441-6167 oceansidecourt.com Owens’ Motel (252) 441-6361 owensmotel.com Rodeway Inn & Suites (252) 441-5242 choicehotels.com/hote ls/nc651 Sandspur Motel & Cottage Court (800) 522-8486 sandspur.net Sea Foam Motel (252) 441-7320 seafoam.com

Broad Creek Guest Quarters Resort (252) 474-5329 broadcreekguestquarte rs.com Candlewood Suites (800) 578-7878 ichotelsgroup.com/h/d / cw /1/en/hotel/ EWNCW? hotelCode =EW NCW Comfort Suites Riverfront Park (800) 228-5150 comfor tsuites newbern.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Ward Realty Corp. (800) 782-6216 wardrealt y.com
Advertising Partner, p. 156

Cooke Realtors (800) 622-3224 cookerealty.com
Advertising Partner, p. 87

Fort Point River Front Guest House (252) 717-4049 newbernriverhouse.com Vacation Resorts International (866) 469-8222 www.8664my vacation.com Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Harbour (252) 638-8011 fairfieldresorts.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

oak Island
hOTELS/MOTELS

Isle Sea You (866) 475-3732 isle-sea-you.com R. H. McClure Realty (800) 332-5476 rhmcclurerealty.com Sloane Realty Vacations (800) 843-6044 sloanevacations.com Williamson Realty (800) 727-9222 williamsonrealt y.com
RESORTS

Blue Water Point Motel & Marina Resort (910) 278-1230 bluewaterpointmotel.com Captain’s Cove Motel (910) 278-6026 realpages.com/sites/ captainscove Island Inn Motel (910) 278-6011 islandinnmotel.com Island Resort (910) 278-5644 islandresortandinn.com

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.com Hilton – Riverfront (800) 326-3745 newbernriver front. hilton.com

Moonlight Lake RV Park and Campground (252) 745-9800 moonlightlake.com

The Winds Resort Beach Club (800) 334-3581 thewinds.com

see page 159 for local information sources

visitnc.com

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ocracoke
hOTELS/MOTELS

Sand Dollar Motel (866) 928-5571 Silver Lake Motel & Inn (252) 928-5721 silverlakemoteland inn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Anchorage Inn & Marina (252) 928-1101 theanchorageinn.com Blackbeard’s Lodge (800) 892-5314 blackbeardslodge.com Bluff Shoal Motel (252) 928-4301 Captain’s Landing (252) 928-1999 thecaptainslanding.com Edwards of Ocracoke (800) 254-1359 edwardsofocracoke.com Harborside Motel (252) 928-3111

Pam’s Peilcan Bed and Breakfast (888) 773-5422 pamspelican.com Thurston House Bed & Breakast (252) 928-6037 thurstonhouseinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Beachcomber Campground (252) 928-4031 Teeter’s Campground (800) 705-5341

The Inn at Oriental (252) 249-1078 innatoriental.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Pantego
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Restaurant On-site

Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty (252) 249-1000 Lazy River Cottages (252) 249-2261 Mariner Realty (252) 249-1014 Old Town Hall Inn (252) 675-9424 downeastdestinations. com/vacation-rentals.htm Oriental Harbor Place Condominiums (252) 249-3783 orientalharbor.com River Dunes (800) 348-7618 riverdunes.com Sail/Loft Realty (252) 249-1787

Pungo Campground (252) 935-5023

Pink Hill
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Beach House B&B (252) 928-1411 ocracokebeachhouse.com The Castle on Silver Lake B&B (800) 471-8848 thecastlebb.com The Cove Bed and Breakfast (252) 928-4192 thecovebb.com Crew’s Inn B&B (252) 928-7011 thecrewsinn.com Oscar’s House Bed & Breakfast (252) 928-1311 oscarsbb.com

oriental
hOTELS/MOTELS

Blue Heron Realty (866) 576-7117 blueheronvacations.com
Advertising Partner, p. 146

Oriental Marina & Inn (252) 249-1818 orientalmarina.com River Neuse Suites (252) 249-1404 riverneuserentals.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Maxwell’s Mill Campground (252) 568-2022 max well-mill-park.com

Exercise Room

Corinne’s Apartments (252) 928-5851 Lightkeeper’s Guest House (877) 708-7284 Ocracoke Island Realty (252) 928-6261 ocracokeislandrealty. com Williams’ Cottages (252) 928-3811

Plymouth
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

The Island Inn (877) 456-3466 ocracokeislandinn.com Ocracoke Harbor Inn (888) 456-1998 ocracokeharborinn.com Pony Island Motel (252) 928-4411 ponyislandmotel.com

Holiday Inn Express (252) 793-4700 Pinetree Motel (252) 793-3041 Port-O Plymouth Inn (800) 545-8548 por toplymouthinn.com Sportsman’s Inn (800) 870-9993

The Captains’ Quarters (252) 249-0002 thecaptainsquar ters.us Cartwright House Bed and Breakfast (252) 249-1337 car twrighthouse.com

Internet

Outdoor Pool

Indoor Pool

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Powells Point
VACATiOn REnTALS

Rocky Point
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Four Gables Bed & Breakfast (252) 793-4422 fourgablesbandb.com

The Ocean Club (888) 237-2035 theoceanclubnc.com

Sneads Ferry
hOTELS/MOTELS

B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Elan Vacations (866) 760-3526 elanvacations.com

Rocky Point Campground (910) 259-9611

Salvo
hOTELS/MOTELS

Pollocksville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Richlands
hOTELS/MOTELS

Rodanthe
hOTELS/MOTELS

Trent Motel (252) 224-6311
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Salvo Inn Motel (252) 987-2240 salvoinnmotel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (910) 327-8282 hiexpress.com/sneadsf err ync.com Seaward Inn (910) 327-0469
VACATiOn REnTALS

The Brunswick Inn Bed & Breakfast (910) 457-5278 brunswickinn.com Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn (910) 457-6701 loisjanes.com Robert Ruark Inn (910) 363-4169 RobertRuarkInn.com Southport Inn (910) 363-4359 southportncinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Keene’s Motor Lodge (910) 324-4104
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast (910) 221-7494 bbonline.com /nc /count rydreams
VACATiOn REnTALS

Sea Sound Motel (252) 987-2224 seasound.home. mindspring.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Sun Realty (800) 345-0910 sunrealtync.com Surf or Sound Realty (800) 926-6319 sur forsound.com?cid= link _nclist

Sara Margaret Inn (910) 324-1313
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Coldwell Banker – Coastline Realty (800) 497-5463 cbcoastline.com Kathy S. Parker Real Estate (800) 327-2218 topsailbeach.com Treasure Realty (800) 762-3961 treasurerealty.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Midgett Realty (252) 987-2350 midget trealt y.com Vacation Traditions (866) 935-8844 vacationtraditions.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Moore’s River Camp (252) 670-3040 therivercamp.com

Poplar Branch
hOTELS/MOTELS

Whippoorwill Campground (910) 324-2619 whippoorwillcamp ground.com/

Scranton
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Cape Fear Realty (910) 457-1702 baldheadislandrentals .com/BaldHeadIsland/V acationRentals Southport Realty (910) 457-6401 southport-realt y.com/blo g/page /rentals.aspx#top
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Riviera Motel & Restaurant (252) 453-2141 visitcurrituck.com

Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground (252) 987-2777 camphatteras.com Cape Hatteras KOA (800) 562-5268 capehatteraskoa.com North Beach Campground (252) 987-9901 Rodanthe Watersports and Campground (252) 987-1431 waterspor tsandcamp ground.com

Van Horn’s Campground (252) 926-6621

Sealevel
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Woodcreek R.V. Park (910) 327-0409

Cedar Creek Campground (252) 225-9571

Southern Shores
VACATiOn REnTALS

Woodside RV Park (910) 457-6564

Shallotte
hOTELS/MOTELS

Southern Shores Realty Services (800) 334-1000 southernshores.com

Sunset Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Comfort Inn (800) 565-1223 choicehotels.com/hotel/ nc078
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Southport
hOTELS/MOTELS

Continental Motel & Apartments (910) 579-6772 motelatsunsetbeach.com The Sunset Inn (888) 575-1001 thesunsetinn.net
VACATiOn REnTALS

BridgePointe Hotel & Marina
62264

Saint Clair Landing (252) 987-2850

Picture yourself in New Bern: Complimentary breakfast, sitting by the pool, incredible river views, walking distance to downtown – total relaxation!

Roper
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Days Inn (910) 754-3300
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Comfort Suites (910) 454-7444 comfor tsuites.com/ hotel/nc351
Advertising Partner, p. 47

(877) 283-7713 www.bridgepointehotel.com

McAllister’s Academy Inn (252) 791-0044

Salter Path

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (910) 755-6444 econolodge.com/hotel/ nc686
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hampton-inn.com /hi / southpor t The Inn at River Oaks (910) 457-1100 theinnatriveroaks.com Riverside Motel (910) 457-6701 loisjanes.com/index. php/riverview-motel Wingate (910) 454-0086 wingatehotels.com

Coastal Management (919) 575-6285 ospreycreekrentals.com Sloane Realty Vacations (866) 348-7138 sunsetbeach ncrental.com Sunset Properties (866) 976-8204 sunsetproper ties.travel Sunset Vacations (800) 331-6428
RESORTS

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Oak Grove Motel (252) 247-3533 William & Garland Motel (252) 247-3733 williamandgarland motel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

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S & W RV Park (910) 754-8576 ncbrunswick.com Sea Mist Camping Resort (910) 754-8916

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THAT AREN’T HIDDEN AT ALL

Colony By The Sea (800) 624-5869 colonybythesea.com

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center (866) 368-6642 seatrail.com

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PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Shallotte/Brunswick Beaches KOA (888) 562-4240 koa.com/campgrounds/ shallot te Wishing Well Family Campground (910) 579-7982

Tiffany’s Motel (800) 758-3818 tif fanysmotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

A Guppy Getaway (910) 540-5528 aguppygetaway.com Island Real Estate by Cathy Medlin (800) 622-6886 topsailvacation.com Jean Brown Real Estate (800) 745-4480 topsailbeaches.com Lewis Realty Associates (800) 233-5211 topsailarea.com TI Rentals (910) 328-6732 ti-rentals.com United Beach Rentals (866) 730-7061 unitedbeach vacations.com

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Blackbeard’s Treasure Family Campground (910) 328-1206 blackbeardstreasure campground.com Lanier’s Campground (877) 665-5347 lanierscampground.com Surf City Family Campground (910) 328-4281

Mattamuskeet Campground (252) 926-0911

Sea Path Realty (888) 328-4201 seapathrealt y.com Topsail Realty (800) 526-6432 topsail-realty.com

Restaurant On-site

The Pink Palace of Topsail (910) 328-5114
VACATiOn REnTALS

Swansboro
hOTELS/MOTELS

Surf City
hOTELS/MOTELS
Exercise Room

Island Inn (800) 573-2566 topsailislandinn.com Loggerhead Inn (800) 543-6079 loggerheadinn.com SeaScape Motel (800) 745-4480 seascapemotel.net SurfSide Motel (877) 404-9162 motelsurfside.com

Access Realty (800) 867-7245 accessthebeach.com A Beach Place Realty (877) 884-2522 abeachplace.com

Swan Quarter
hOTELS/MOTELS

Hampton Inn & Suites (910) 325-9000 hamptoninn.hilton.com / en /hp /hotels/maps_di rections.jhtml?ctyhoc n=OAJSWHX

Ward Realty Corp. (800) 782-6216 wardrealt y.com
Advertising Partner, p. 156

Carawan’s Motel (877) 788-0764 carawans.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Tabor City
hOTELS/MOTELS

Complimentary Breakfast

Economy Inn (910) 653-3169
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Trenton
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Bryson & Associates (800) 326-0747 brysontopsail.com Century 21 Action (888) 823-2553 centur y21topsail.com Ward Realty Corp. (800) 782-6216 wardrealt y.com
Advertising Partner, p. 156

The Tunnell Farmhouse B&B (252) 926-1391 tunnellfarmhouse.home. coastalnet.com

Inn d’ Vine Bed & Breakfast (910) 653-4726 grapefullsisters vineyard.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Trent River Campground (910) 326-5393 trentrivercampground.com

Wallace
hOTELS/MOTELS

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (910) 285-9200 hiexpress.com Liberty Inn Motel (910) 285-2820 libert yinnmotel.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Internet

Indoor Pool

GREATER TOPSAIL AREA

Carrollwoods RV Park & Campground (910) 653-5538 grapefullsistersvineyard. com/carrollwoods.html Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park @ Daddy Joes (910) 653-2155 taborcityjellystone.com

Outdoor Pool

Lake Leamon Campground (910) 285-3857 lakeleamon.com

Topsail Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

Wanchese
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Breezeway Motel (800) 548-4694 breezewaymotel.com

61795

Ward Realty
61787

Jolly Roger Inn (800) 633-3196 thejollyroger.com Sea Vista Motel (800) 732-8478 seavistamotel.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Island House of Wanchese B & B (866) 473-5619 islandhouse-bb.com Queen Anne’s Inn (252) 423-1295 queenannesevents.com Wanchese Inn (252) 475-1166 wancheseinn.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Why do people keep coming back to Pender County? To see friendly faces and places! Like the sea turtles. Most turtles get here on their own. Some were rescued by The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, which has recently moved to a new, larger facility in Surf City. Welcome them to their new home!

Since 1947, Ward Realty has helped create lasting memories of Topsail Island, the most affordable vacation spot on the coast. Our 280 rentals include oceanfront to soundfront, luxury to budget and everything in between. Call or go online to start planning your well-deserved vacation.

Rena’s Cottage (757) 285-0382 renascottage.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

(888) 576-4756 www.visitpender.com

(866) 735-1717 www.wardrealty.com

Bryson & Associates (800) 326-0747 brysontopsail.com

The Refuge RV Park (252) 473-1096 therefuge-roanoke island.com

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hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn Suites (910) 293-2525 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

The Pamlico House Bed & Breakfast (252) 946-5001 pamlicohousebb.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Sundeck Apartments & Motel (910) 862-2358 White Lake Motel & Campground (910) 862-3947
VACATiOn REnTALS

Holiday Inn Express (252) 799-0100 hiexpress.com/hotels/ us/en/williamston/ pgvnc/hoteldetail The Inn at Moratoc (800) 792-3101 theinnatmoratoc.com Ross Motel (252) 792-4115 rossmotel.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Comfort Suites (800) 424-6423 comfor tsuites.com/ hotel/nc387
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (888) 489-8889 hiexpress.com/ wilmington-unv Homewood Suites – Mayfaire (800) 560-7964 homewoodsuitesmay faire.com
Advertising Partner, p. 152

The Express Inn (910) 293-2800 Relax Inn (910) 293-4301 Warsaw Inn (910) 293-7121
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Tranter’s Creek Resort & Campground (252) 948-0850 tranterscreekresor t.com

White Lake Holiday Resort (910) 862-4578
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Country Inn & Suites (800) 456-4000 countr yinns.com Courtyard (800) 321-2211 courtyard.com/ILMCY Days Inn – Market Street (800) 329-7466 wilmingtondaysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Watha
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

The Country Squire Vintage Inn (877) 830-1602 countr ysquireinn.com

Camp Kirkwood (910) 251-9622 Ext. 247 wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

Camp Clearwater (910) 862-3365 campclear water.com Harold’s Campground (910) 862-3692 Marshburn’s Beach (910) 862-4546 Regal Resort (910) 862-2427 Tar Heel Cottages (910) 862-3373 tarheelcottagesatwhitela ke.com

Big Mill Bed & Breakfast (252) 792-8787 bigmill.com Haughton Hall (252) 792-0070 haughtonhallnc.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Howard Johnson Express Inn (800) 654-2000 hojo.com Inn at Wilmington (888) 258-6588 innatwilming tonnor thc arolina.com Innkeeper (800) 466-5337 myinnkeeper.webs.com Jameson Inn (800) 526-3766 jamesoninns.com MainStay Suites (910) 392-1741 mainstaywilmingtonnc. com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Waves
VACATiOn REnTALS

Washington
hOTELS/MOTELS

Outer Beaches Realty (888) 627-3750 outerbeaches.com Villas at Koru Village (252) 987-6060 spakoru.com Watermen’s Retreat (252) 987-6060 watermensretreat.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (910) 799-6001 econolodge.com/hotelwilmington-north_ carolina-NC657 Extended Stay America (800) 398-7829 extendedstayamerica. com/minisite/?HotelID =742 Fairfield Inn & Suites (910) 791-8082 marriott.com /ilmwe Hampton Inn & Suites – Landfall Park (877) 256-9600 wrightsvillebeachland fallsuites.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn – Medical Park (800) 426-7866 wilmingtonmedicalpark .hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn – University/Smith Creek Station (910) 791-9899 wilmingtonuniversity area.hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Town Center (877) 782-9444 wilmingtonmayfairetown center.stayhgi.com Hilton-Riverside and Riverview Suites (800) 445-8667 wilmingtonhilton.com Holiday Inn (800) 833-4721 wilmingtonhi.com

Comfort Inn (252) 946-4444 comfor tinn.com/hotel/ nc251
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Whiteville
hOTELS/MOTELS

Green Acres Family Campground (888) 792-3939 greenacresnc.com

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Econo Lodge (910) 642-2378 econolodge.com Holiday Motel (910) 642-5162 Quality Inn (910) 641-0644 qualit yinn.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Wilmington
hOTELS/MOTELS

Cedar Hammock (252) 987-2495 Ocean Waves Campground (252) 987-2556 oceanwavescampground. com

America’s Best Inn (800) 553-2666 americasbestinnwilmin gton.com Americas Best Value Inn (888) 315-2378 abviwilmingtonnc.com
Advertising Partner, p. 9

Econo Lodge (252) 946-7781 econolodge.com

Quality Inn (800) 4CHOICE choicehotels.com/hotel/ NC474 Ramada Conference Center (800) 272-6232 ramada.com Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663 redroof.com Residence Inn – Landfall (800) 331-3131 residenceinnwilmingto nlandfall.com Sleep Inn (866) SLEEP99 sleepinnwilmingtonnc.com
Advertising Partner, p. 47

Advertising Partner, p. 47

Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com Quality Inn (252) 946-5500 qualit yinn.com Sunset Inn of Washington (252) 946-6551 Washington Motel (252) 946-5161
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

White Lake
hOTELS/MOTELS

Brisson’s Cottages & Apartments (910) 862-2495 Crystal Beach Motel (910) 862-3660 Goldstons Motel (910) 862-4064 Isley’s Rooms Cottages/ Apartments (910) 862-4030 Lake Drive Real Estate (910) 862-4898 Langston’s Motel (910) 862-2597 Lasley’s Motel (910) 862-3473 Melwood Court (910) 862-2416

The Madison House (910) 640-2132 whitevillenc.com/madi sonhouse

Baymont Inn (800) 926-5594 baymontinns.com / hotel /17793 Best Western Coastline Inn & Convention Center (800) 617-7732 coastlineinn.com Best Western Plus (800) 961-7829 bestwestern.com The Carolinian Inn (888) 755-5008 thecarolinianinn.com Comfort Inn – University (910) 791-4841 choicehotels.com

Williamston
hOTELS/MOTELS

Days Inn (800) 329-7466 daysinn.com
Advertising Partner, p. 6

Carolina House Bed & Breakfast (252) 975-1382 carolinahousebnb.com The Moss House (888) 975-3393 themosshouse.com

Econo Lodge (252) 792-8400 econolodge.com Economy Lodge (252) 792-4106 Hampton Inn (800) 426-7866 hamptoninn.hilton.com

Staybridge Suites (877) 238-8889 staywilmington.com Stemmerman’s Inn (888) 588-7776 stemmermans.com

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Exercise Room

Restaurant On-site

Nags Head
Internet

Suburban Extended Stay (800) 575-6085 suburbanwilmington.com Super 8 (800) 800-8000 super8.com TownePlace Suites (800) 257-3000 towneplacewilmingtonh otel.com Travel Inn (910) 763-8217 Travelodge (800) 884-4118 travelodge.com Value Place (910) 791-1318 valueplace.com The Wilmingtonian (800) 525-0909 thewilmingtonian.com Wingate (866) 395-7011 wingatehotels.com
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast (800) 340-8559 wor thhouse.com Camellia Cottage Bed & Breakfast (866) 728-5272 camelliacottage.net Clarendon Inn (888) 343-1992 clarendoninn.com The French House Bed & Breakfast (910) 763-3337 thefrenchhouse.com Front Street Inn (800) 336-8184 frontstreetinn.com Graystone Inn (888) 763-4773 graystoneinn.com Hoge-Wood House Bed & Breakfast (910) 762-5299 hogewoodhouse.com Port City Guest House (888) 802-6862 por tcityguesthouse.com

Rosehill Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 815-0250 rosehill.com The Taylor House Inn Bed & Breakfast (800) 382-9982 taylorhousebb.com The Verandas (910) 251-2212 verandas.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Indoor Pool

Carolina Beach Family Campground (910) 392-3322 carolinabeachfamilyca mpground.com Wilmington KOA (888) 562-5699 wilmingtonkoa.com

Wrightsville Beach
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Surf Suites (877) 625-9307 thesur fsuites.com Waterway Lodge (800) 677-3771 waterwaylodge.com
VACATiOn REnTALS

Blockade Runner Beach Resort & Conference Center (800) 541-1161 blockade-runner.com Harbor Inn Suites (888) 507-9402 harborinnwb.com Holiday Inn Resort (877) 330-5050 wrightsville.holidayinnr esorts.com One South Lumina Suites (800) 421-3255 onesouthlumina.info Sandpeddler Suites (800) 548-4245 thesandpeddler.com Shell Island Resort (800) 689-6765 shellisland.com Silver Gull Motel (800) 842-8894 Summer Sands Suites (800) 336-4849 summersandssuites.com

Outdoor Pool

Bryant Real Estate (800) 322-3764 bryantre.com Carolina Temple Island Inn (910) 256-2773 carolinatemple islandinn.com Holliday Vacations Property Management (888) 256-2911 hollidayvacations.com Intracoastal Realty (800) 346-2463 intracoastalrentals.com Laney Real Estate Co. (866) 606-8007 laneyvacation tentals.com Station One (800) 635-1408 station1condos.com

Windsor
hOTELS/MOTELS

The Dames Inn on Princess (910) 232-1353 thedamesinn.com Figure Eight Realty (800) 279-6085 figure8island.com The Gallery (919) 616-2304 thegaller ync.com Magnolia House (910) 233-1727 wilmingtonmagnoliahou se.com
RESORTS

Windsor Motel (252) 794-3444
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Inn at Grays Landing (877) 794-3501 grayslanding.com
PRiVATE CAMPGROUndS

Windsor Campground (252) 794-2331

Woodland
B&BS And COUnTRy innS

Blue Heaven Bed & Breakfast (910) 772-9929 bbonline.com /nc /blueh eaven

Beau Rivage Golf & Resort (800) 628-7080 beaurivagegolf.com

Cutawhiskey Bed and Breakfast (252) 587-3667 cutawhiskeybb.com

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Mountains
Alleghany County C of C, 58 S. Main St.,
Sparta, 28675, (800) 372-5473, (336) 372-5473, sparta-nc.com

Graham County TTA, 12 N. Main St., Robbinsville, 28771, (800) 470-3790, (828) 479-3790, grahamcountytravel.com

yancey County/Burnsville C of C, 106 W.
Main St., Burnsville, 28714, (800) 948-1632, (828) 682-7413, visityancey.com

Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Ste. C, West Jefferson, 28694, (888) 343-2743, (336) 846-9550, ashechamber.com

Ashe County C of C, 01 N. Jefferson Ave.,

haywood County TdA, 1233 N. Main St., Ste. I-40, Waynesville, 28786, (800) 334-9036, (828) 452-0152, visitncsmokies.com Advertising Partner, inside front cover henderson County T & T, 201 S. Main St.,

Piedmont
Alexander County C of C, 16 W. Main
Ave., Taylorsville, 28681, (828) 632-8141, visitalexandercounty.com

Asheville CVB, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, Advertising Partner, p. 1
28801, (800) 257-1300, (828) 258-6101, exploreasheville.com

Hendersonville, 28793, (800) 828-4244, (828) 693-9708, historichendersonville.org

Anson County TdA, 107C E. Wade St.,
Ste. F, Wadesboro, 28170, (704) 995-5051, discoveranson.com

highlands VC & C of C, 269 Oak St., Advertising Partner, p. 58
28743, hotspringsnc.org Highlands, 28741, (828) 526-2112, highlandschamber.org

Avery County C of C, 4501 Tynecastle

Belmont TA, 115 N. Main Street, Belmont,
28012, (704) 829-4240, visitbelmontnc.org

Hwy., Unit 2, Banner Elk, 28604, (800) 972-2183, (828) 898-5605, averycounty.com Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mountain, 28604, (800) 468-5506, (828) 387-9283, beechmountainchamber.com

Beech Mountain C of C, 403-A Beech

hot Springs TA, PO Box 66, Hot Springs, Jackson County TdA, 773 W. Main St.,

Burlington/Alamance County CVB, 610 s.

Blowing Rock TdA, 159 Chestnut St., Advertising Partner, p. 111
Blowing Rock, 28605, (877) 750-INFO, (828) 295-4636, blowingrock.com

Advertising Partner, inside front cover Madison County TdA, 56 S. Main St.,
Mars Hill, 28754, (877) 262-3476, (828) 680-9031, visitmadisoncounty.com

Sylva, 28779, (800) 962-1911, (828) 586-2155, mountainlovers.com

lexington ave., Burlington, 27215, (800) 637-3804, (336) 570-1444, visitalamance.com

Cabarrus County CVB, 10099 Weddington Rd., Ste. 102, Concord, 28027, (800) 848-3740, (704) 782-4340, visitcabarrus.com Advertising Partner, p. 66 Caswell County C of C, 142 Main St. E.,
Yanceyville, 27379, (336) 694-6106, caswellchamber.com

Blue Ridge Mountain host, PO Box
1806, Asheville, 28802, (800) 807-3391, ncblueridge.com

Maggie Valley CoC & Area VB,

Boone Area Tourism/Watauga County TdA, 815 W. King St., Boone, 28607, (828) Advertising Partner, p. 110
266-1345, exploreboonearea.com

2511 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, 28751, (800) 624-4431, (828) 926-1686, maggievalley.org

Old Fort, 28762, (888) 233-6111, (828) 668-4282, mcdowellnc.org

Mcdowell County TdA, 25 W. Main St., Advertising Partner, p. 115

Chapel hill/Orange County VB, Advertising Partner, p. 122

501 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 27516, (888) 968-2060, (919) 968-2060, visitchapelhill.org

Brevard/Transylvania County TdA, Advertising Partner, p. 54

175 E. Main St., Brevard, 28712, (800) 6484523, (828) 883-3700, brevardncchamber.org

Mitchell County C of C & VC, 79 Parkway
Rd., Spruce Pine, 28777, (800) 227-3912, (828) 765-9483, mitchell-county.com

Charlotte Visitor info Center, 330 S.

Burke County TdA, 110 E. Meeting St.,
Morganton, 28655, (888) 462-2921, (828) 433-6793, discoverburkecounty.com

Advertising Partner, inside back cover Cleveland County Tourism, 2001-76 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, 28152, (866) 305-9973, (704) 482-7882, tourclevelandcounty.com Clinton-Sampson C of C, 414 Warsaw Rd.,
Clinton, 28328, (910) 592-6177, clintonsampsonchamber.org

Tryon St., Charlotte, 28202, (800) 231-4636, (704) 331-2700, charlottesgotalot.com

nC high Country host, 1700 Blowing Advertising Partner, p. 110
Rock Rd., Boone, 28607, (800) 438-7500, (828) 264-1299, highcountryhost.com

Caldwell County VC, 1909 Hickory Advertising Partner, p. 58

Blvd. S.E., Lenoir, 28645, (828) 726-0323, explorecaldwell.com

2121 E. Hwy. 421, North Wilkesboro, 28659, (336) 667-1259, nwncvisitorcenter.com

northwest nC Visitor Center,

Cashiers Area C of C, 202 US 64 W., Cashiers, 28717, (828) 743-5191, cashiers-nc.com Cherokee County C of C, 805 W. US 64, Murphy, 28906, (828) 837-2242, cherokeecountychamber.com Advertising Partner, p. 60 Cherokee indian Reservation – Cherokee WC, 498 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, Advertising Partner, inside front cover and p. 55 Clay County C of C, 388 Business Hwy. 64,

Rutherford County TdA, 1990 US Hwy.
221 S., Forest City, 28043, (800) 849-5998, (828) 245-1492, rutherfordtourism.com

davie County C of C, 135 S. Salisbury St., Mocksville, 27028, (336) 751-3304, daviecounty.com dunn Area TA,
103 e. cumberland st., dunn, 28335, (910) 892-3282, dunntourism.org

4437 Georgia Rd., Franklin, 28734, (800) 432-4678, (828) 369-9606, visitsmokies.org

Smoky Mountain host of nC,

Advertising Partner, inside front cover

28719, (800) 438-1601, (828) 497-9195, cherokee-nc.com

Sugar Mountain TdA, 251 Dick Trundy Ln., Sugar Mountain, 28604, (828) 898-9292, seesugar.com Swain County C of C, 210 Main St., Bryson City, 28713, (800) 867-9246, (828) 488-3681, greatsmokies.com Advertising Partner, inside front cover Valdese dept. of Tourism, 400 Main St., Valdese, 28690, (888) VALDESE, (828) 879-2126, visitvaldese.com
Wilkesboro, 28659, (336) 838-8662, wilkesnc.org

durham CVB, 101 E. Morgan St., Durham, 27701, (800) 446-8604, (919) 687-0288, durham-nc.com Fayetteville Area CVB, 245 Person St., Advertising Partner, p. 127
Fayetteville, 28301, (800) 255-8217, (910) 483-5311, visitfayettevillenc.com

Hayesville, 28904, (828) 389-3704, ncmtnchamber.com

20 E. Mills St., Columbus, 28722, (800) 440-7848, (828) 894-2324, firstpeaknc.com

First Peak VC – Polk County T & T,

Gaston County dept. of Tourism,

Franklin C of C, 425 Porter St., Franklin, Advertising Partner, inside front cover
28734, (877) 524-2583, (828) 524-3161, franklin-chamber.com

Wilkes C of C, 717 Main St., North

Advertising Partner, inside back cover

620 N. Main St., Belmont, 28012, (800) 849-9994, (704) 825-4044, visitgaston.org

Goldsboro Wayne County T & T, 308 N. William St., Goldsboro, 27530, (866) 440-2245, (919) 734-2241, greatergoldsboro.com

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Granville County C of C, 124 Hillsboro
St., Oxford, 27565, (919) 693-6125, granville-chamber.com

Piedmont Triad Visitor Center, 700 NC
Hwy. 700, Pelham, 27311, (800) 388-9830, (336) 388-9830

Warren County EdC, 501 US Hwy 158-Business East, Warrenton, 27589, (252) 257-3114, warrencounty.com Wilson VC, 209 Broad st.,
Wilson, 27893, (800) 497-7398, (252) 243-8440, wilson-nc.com

Greater Franklin County C of C, 112 E.
Nash St., Louisburg, 27549, (919) 496-3056, franklin-chamber.org

Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area CVB, 10677 US Hwy. 15-501, Southern
Pines, 28387, (800) 346-5362, (910) 692-3330, homeofgolf.com

Greater Mount Airy C of C & VC, 200 N. Main St., Mount Airy, 27030, (800) 948-0949, (336) 786-6116, visitmayberry.com Greater Raleigh CVB, 421 Fayetteville St.,
Ste. 1505, One Bank of America Plaza, Raleigh, 27601, (800) 849-8499, (919) 834-5900, visitraleigh.com

Advertising Partner, p. 133
Winston-Salem, 27101, (866) 728-4200, (336) 728-4200, visitwinstonsalem.com

Pittsboro, 27312, (919) 542-8296, visitpittsboro.com

Pittsboro-Siler City CVB, 964 East St.,

Winston-Salem VC, 200 Brookstown Ave., Advertising Partner, p. 84

Raeford-hoke C of C, 101 N. Main St., Raeford, 28376, (910) 875-5929, hoke-raeford.com
Ave., Rockingham, 28379, (800) 858-1688, (910) 895-9058, richmondcountyoutdoors.com

yadkin County C of C, 205 S. Jackson St.,
Yadkinville, 27055, (336) 679-2200, yadkinchamber.org

Kingold Blvd., #D, Snow Hill, 28580, (252) 747-5801, co.greene.nc.us Rd., Ste. 200, Greensboro, 27407, (800) 344-2282, (336) 274-2282, visitgreensboronc.com

Greene County Ed & Planning, 229

Richmond County TdA, 101 W. Broad

Greensboro Area CVB, 2200 Pinecroft

Rockingham County TdA, 371 NC Hwy.

Coast
Ahoskie C of C, 310 Catherine Creek Rd., Ahoskie, 27910, (252) 332-2042, ahoskiechamber.com Chowan County TdA, 116 E. King St.,
Edenton, 27932, (800) 775-0111, (252) 482-3400, visitedenton.com

65, Ste. 205, Wentworth, 27375, (800) 316-7625, (336) 342-8367, ncnorthstar.com 100 Coastline St., Historic Train Station, 2nd Fl., Rocky Mount, 27804, (800) 849-6825, (252) 972-5080, rockymounttravel.com

Advertising Partner, p. 128

Rocky Mount VB,

halifax County CVB, 260 Premier Blvd., Advertising Partner, p. 132
Roanoke Rapids, 27870, (800) 522-4282, (252) 535-1687, visithalifax.com

Columbus County TB, 104 E. Walter St.,
Whiteville, 28472, (910) 640-2818, discovercolumbuscounty.com

heart of north Carolina VB, 145-B Advertising Partner, p. 65

Worth St., Asheboro, 27203, (800) 626-2672, (336) 626-0364, heartofnorthcarolina.com

hickory Metro CVB, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. Advertising Partner, p. 73
S.E., Hickory, 28602, (800) 509-2444, (828) 322-1335, hickorymetro.com

Innes St., Ste. 120, Salisbury, 28144, (800) 332-2343, (704) 638-3100, visitsalisburync.com

Salisbury-Rowan County CVB, 204 E.

Crystal Coast TA, 3409 Arendell St., Advertising Partner, p. 150
Morehead City, 28557, (252) 726-8148, crystalcoastnc.org

Sanford Area C of C, 143 Charlotte Ave.,
Ste. 101, Sanford, 27330, (919) 775-7341, sanford-nc.com

Currituck County dept. of T & T, 106

Point, 27260, (800) 720-5255, (336) 884-5255, highpoint.org

high Point CVB, 300 S. Main St., High Advertising Partner, p. 129

Scotland County TdA, 507 W. Covington,
Laurinburg, 28353, (910) 277-3149, visitnc-soul.com

Johnston County VB, 1115 Industrial Park Advertising Partner, p. 132
Dr., Smithfield, 27577, (800) 441-7829, (919) 989-8687, johnstoncountync.org

first st., ste. 11, albemarle, 28002, (704) 986-2583, stanlycvb.com

Stanly County CVB, 1000 n.

Advertising Partner, p. 144

caratoke hwy., Moyock, 27958, (252) 435-2938, cometoturbeach.com

dismal Swamp Canal WC, 2356 US Hwy. 17 N., South Mill, 27976, (877) 771-8333, (252) 771-8333, dismalswampwelcomecenter.com Advertising Partner, p. 92 duplin County VC, 114 E. Hill St.,
Kenansville, 28349, (910) 296-2181, uncorkduplin.com

Lexington, 27292, (866) 604-2389, (336) 236-4218, visitlexingtonnc.com

Lexington VC & TA, 114 E. Center St.,

Statesville CVB, 1551 E. Broad St.,
Statesville, 28625, (877) 531-1819, (704) 878-3480, visitstatesville.org

101 E. Main St., Lincolnton, 28092, (704) 735-3096, lincolnchambernc.org

Lincolnton-Lincoln County C of C,

Stokes County, PO Box 20, Danbury, 27016, (336) 593-2496, stokespureplay.com Tarboro-Edgecombe C of C, 509 Trade
St., Tarboro, 27886, (252) 823-7241, tarborochamber.com

Elizabeth City Area CVB, 400 S. Water
St., Ste. 101, Elizabeth City, 27909, (866) 324-8948, (252) 335-5330, discoverelizabethcity.com

Lumberton VB, 3431 Lackey St.,

Lumberton, 28360, (800) 359-6971, (910) 739-9999, lumberton-nc.com

Advertising Partner, p. 92

Monroe Tourism & VB, 100 W. Jefferson St., Monroe, 28112, (704) 225-1085, visitmonroenc.org Montgomery County TdA,

(800) 611-9907, (336) 472-4422, thomasvilletourism.com

Thomasville Tourism Commission & VC, 44 W. Main St., Thomasville, 27360,

Elizabethtown-White Lake C of C,

103 E. Broad St., Elizabethtown, 28337, (910) 862-4368, elizabethtownwhitelake.com

444 n. Main st., Troy, 27371, (910) 572-2575, uwharries.com

Monroe, 28111, (704) 289-4567, unioncountycoc.com

Union County C of C, 903 Skyway Dr.,

Greenville-Pitt County CVB, 525 S. Evans St., Greenville, 27834, (800) 537-5564, (252) 329-4200, visitgreenvillenc.com Advertising Partner, p. 143 hyde County C of C, 20646 US Hwy. 264,
Swan Quarter, 27885, (888) 493-3826, (252) 926-9171, hydecountychamber.org

St., Mooresville, 28115, (877) 661-1234, (704) 799-2400, racecityusa.org south of NC 705, Seagrove, 27341, (336) 873-1015, ncdot.org/travel/restareas

Mooresville CVB, 265 N. Main

Vance County TdA, 946-T W. Andrews
Ave., Henderson, 27536, (866) 438-4565, (252) 438-2222, kerrlake-nc.com

nC Visitors Centers – i-73/74, One mile

Visit Lake norman, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Ste. 102, Cornelius, 28031, (800) 305-2508, (704) 987-3300, visitlakenorman.org Advertising Partner, p. 68 Visit the yadkin Valley, 116 e. Market

Jones County Cooperative Extension,
PO Box 340, Trenton, 28585, (252) 448-7571, co.jones.nc.us

Person County TdA, 29 Reams Ave., Roxboro, 27573, (336) 597-2689, visitroxboronc.com Advertising Partner, p. 136

st., elkin, 28621, (877) 728-6798, visittheyadkinvalley.com

kinston-Lenoir CVB, 301 N. Queen St., Kinston, 28502, (800) 869-0032, (252) 523-2500, visitkinston.com Advertising Partner, p. 88

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Martin County TdA, 415 East Blvd.,
Williamston, 27892, (800) 776-8566, (252) 792-6605, visitmartincounty.com

State Information Sources
State Agencies
Capital Area Visitor Services, NC
Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, 27601, (866) 724-8687, ncmuseumofhistory.org/vs/index.html

116 E. Main St., Murfreesboro, 27855, (252) 398-5922, murfreesboronc.org

Murfreesboro historical Association,

i-40 West Welcome Center, I-40 at MP 10, Waynesville, 28786, (828) 627-6206 i-77 north Welcome Center, I-77 at MP
105, Dobson, 27017, (336) 320-2181

28459, (800) 795-7263, (910) 755-5517, ncbrunswick.com

nC Brunswick islands/Brunswick County TdA, PO Box 1186, Shallotte, Advertising Partner, p. 86

nC Agritourism Office, 2 W. Edenton St.,
Rm. 402, Raleigh, 27601, (919) 733-7887, ncagr.com/agritourism

Charlotte, 28241, (704) 588-2660

i-77 South Welcome Center, I-77 at MP 1, i-85 north Welcome Center, I-85 at MP i-85 South Welcome Center, I-85 at MP 2,
Kings Mountain, 28086, (704) 937-7861

nC Coast host, PO Box 655, New Bern,
28563, (800) 943-1099, coasthost-nc.com

231, Norlina, 27563, (252) 456-3236

nC Aquariums, 3125 Poplarwood Ct.,
Ste. 160, Raleigh, 27604, (800) 832-FISH, ncaquariums.com

nC’s northeast Commission, 119 W.

Water St., Edenton, 27932, (888) 872-8562, (252) 482-4333, ncnortheast.com Front St., New Bern, 28563, (800) 437-5767, (252) 637-9400, visitnewbern.com

nC Arts Council, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh,
27601, (919) 807-6500, ncarts.org

new Bern-Craven County CVC, 203 S. Advertising Partner, p. 154

i-95 north Welcome Center, I-95 at MP 181, Roanoke Rapids, 27870, (252) 537-3365 i-95 South Welcome Center, I-95 at MP 5,
Rowland, 28383, (910) 422-8314

nC dept. of Cultural Resources,
4601 MSC, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 807-7385, ncculture.com

northampton County C of C, 102 E. Jefferson St.,

nC Welcome Centers, 4324 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 733-4171, nccommerce.com/tourism

Jackson, 27845, (252) 534-1383, northamptonchamber.org

27699, (877) 623-6748, ncdenr.org

nC dept. of Environment & natural Resources, 1601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, nC dept. of Transportation – Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation, 401 Oberlin

Onslow County Tourism, 1099 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, 28540, (800) 932-2144, (910) 347-3141, onslowcountytourism.com Outer Banks VB, One Visitors Center Cir., Manteo, 27954, (877) OBX4FUN, (252) 473-2138, outerbanks.org Advertising Partner, p. 145 Pamlico County C of C, 10642 Hwy. 55 E., Grantsboro, 28529, (252) 745-2239, pamlicochamber.com/home/visit Partnership for the Sounds, 203 S.
Ludington Dr., Columbia, 27925, (888) 737-0437, (252) 796-1000, partnershipforthesounds.org

General Information
Blue Ridge national heritage Area, Advertising Partner, p. 53
195 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville, 28803, (828) 298-5330, blueridgeheritage.com

Rd., Ste. 250, Raleigh, 27605, (919) 807-0777, ncdot.org/transit/bicycle

nC dept. of Transportation – Ferry division, 151 Hwy. 24, Ste. B, Morehead City,
28557, (800) 293-3779, ncferry.org

Blue Ridge Parkway Association,
PO Box 2136, Asheville, 28802, (828) 670-1924, blueridgeparkway.travel

Great Smoky Mountains national Park,
Blue Ridge Pkwy. & US 441, Cherokee, 28719, (865) 436-1200, nps.gov/grsm

Pender County Tourism, 108 S. Cowan Advertising Partner, p. 156
St., Burgaw, 28425, (888) 576-4756, (910) 259-1536, visitpender.com

Service Center, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 733-4713, bytrain.org

nC dept. of Transportation – nC’s Amtrak Train Service, 1553 Mail

nC Association of Festivals & Events,
PO Box 1642, Lexington, 27293, (877) 623-3787, ncfestivals.com

nC Bed & Breakfasts & inns, PO Box nC Birding Trail, 1722 MSC, c/o

nC division of Parks & Recreation,
1615 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 733-4181, ncsparks.gov

1029, Manteo, 27954, (252) 473.9851, ncbbi.org

Perquimans County C of C & VC, 118 W.
Market St., Hertford, 27944, (252) 426-5657, visitperquimans.com

nC division of Tourism, Film & Sports development, 301 N. Wilmington St.,
Raleigh, 27601, (800) 847-4862, nccommerce.com/en/TourismServices

NCWRC, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 604-5183, ncbirdingtrail.org

nC Civil War Tourism Council,
PO Box 844, Goldsboro, 27533, (919) 581-1040, nccivilwar.com

Topsail Area C of C & Tourism, 20646 US
Hwy. 264, Swan Quarter, 27885, (888) 493-3826, (252) 926-9171, hydecountychamber.org

nC State historic Sites, 4620 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, 27699, (919) 733-7862, nchistoricsites.org

nC Paddle Trails Association,
600 Lancaster Rd., Pikeville, 27863, (919) 738-6314, ncpaddletrails.org

Tyrrell County VC, 203 S. Ludington Dr.,
Columbia, 27925, (252) 796-0723, partnershipforthesounds.org

nC Wildlife Resources Commission,
1751 Varsity Dr., NC State University Centennial Campus, Raleigh, 27606, (919) 707-0010, ncwildlife.org

nC Restaurant & Lodging Association,
6036 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, 27609, (800) 582-8750, ncrla.biz

Washington St., Plymouth, 27962, (252) 793-3248, visitwashingtoncountync.com Washington, 27889, (800) 999-3857, (252) 948-9415, visitwashingtonnc.com

Washington County TdA, 701

Washington TdA, 138 S. Market St.,

nC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy., Asheboro, 27205, (800) 488-0444, nczoo.org

nC Ski Areas Association, PO Box 106, Advertising Partner, p. 48
Blowing Rock, 28605, (828) 295-7828, goskinc.com

Wilmington and Beaches CVB, 505 Nutt St., Unit A, Wilmington, 28401, (800) 222-4757, (910) 341-4030, wilmingtonandbeaches.com Advertising Partner, p. 152 Windsor/Bertie County C of C & VC,

North Carolina Welcome Centers
i-26 East Welcome Center, I-26 at MP 68,
Columbus, 28722, (828) 894-2120 Mars Hill, 28754, (828) 689-4257

102 N. York St., Windsor, 27983, (252) 794-4277, windsorbertiechamber.com

i-26 West Welcome Center, I-26 at MP 6,

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attractions
Abbey Nature Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ackland Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adams Vineyards and Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . African American Cultural Complex. . . . . . . . . Airborne & Special Operations Museum. . . . . Airlie Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alamance Battleground State Historic Site . . . Alamance County Historical Museum . . . . . . . Alexander Dickson House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alligator River Canoe and Small Boat Trail . . . Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . Allison Oaks Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Woods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison-Deaver House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Classic Motorcycle Museum . . . . . . American Military Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Music Jubilee/Rudy Theatre . . . . . . American Tobacco Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Andy Griffith Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antiques District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appalachian National Scenic Trail . . . . . . . . . . Appalachian Ski Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arboretum at Johnston Community College . . Arts Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts of the Albemarle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asa Biggs House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashe County Cheese Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asheville Historic Trolley Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures . . . . . . . Associated Artists Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atkinson Milling Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attmore-Oliver House Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Aurora Fossil Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Creek Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ava Gardner Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum & Chicora Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ayr Mount Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum. . . . . Badin Road Drive-In Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery . . . . . Banner Elk Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bannerman Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battleship North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beach at Lake Lure & Water Works . . . . . . . . . The Beanstalk Journey at Catawba Meadows . . Beaufort Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bechtler Museum of Modern Art . . . . . . . . . . . Beech Mountain Resort/Ski Beech. . . . . . . . . . Belhaven Memorial Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belk Visual Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Belle of Topsail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belmont Abbey Historic District . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Vineyards & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bennett Place State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . Bennett Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson Museum of Local History. . . . . . . . . . . Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site . . . . Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library . . . . . . . Big Woods Zip Line & Canopy Tour . . . . . . . . . Billy Graham Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biltmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birthplace of Pepsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Mountain/South Toe Basin . . . . . . . . . . . Blackwater Kayaking Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blandwood Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 64 83 78 69 94 64 64 72 72 89 85 84 82 60 63 70 81 63 77 81 52 53 81 83 89 94 62 52 52 83 81 92 85 76 81 68 72 67 63 74 53 85 94 59 59 85 65 53 85 67 94 94 63 70 68 89 64 69 72 64 66 52 92 55 85 70 Blount-Bridgers House/Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Blowing Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Ridge Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bluff Mountain Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Timberlake Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bodie Island Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boone’s Cave Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bost Grist Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Botanical Gardens at Asheville . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana . . . . . Brandon Hills Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brevard Station Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . British Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Broad River Gems and Mining Co. . . . . . . . . . . Broad River Greenway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Mountain Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buck Shoals Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . Buck Spring – Nathaniel Macon Homeplace . . Buffalo Creek Greenway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bunker Hill Covered Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burgaw Train Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burgwin-Wright House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . Burwell School Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. Grier Beam Truck Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.W. Stokes House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calaboose Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caldwell Heritage Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camden County Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . Cameron Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canton Area Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Fear Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Fear Museum of History & Science . . . . Cape Fear Riverboats (Henrietta III, Capt. J.N. Maffit) . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Fear Segway Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Fear Serpentarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Hatteras National Seashore . . . . . . . . . . Cape Lookout Lighthouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Lookout National Seashore. . . . . . . . . . . Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site – Connemara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Basketball Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Beach State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Divers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Harley-Davidson Museum . . . . . . . . . Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . Carolina Mist Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting . . . . . . Carolina Premium Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Raptor Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Tiger Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Zipline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carowinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carthage Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cashie Wetlands Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caswell Center Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum . . . . . . . . . Cataloochee Ski Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catawba County Museum of History. . . . . . . . Catawba Furniture Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catawba Science Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catechna Indian Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cauble Creek Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . Cedarock Historical Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celebrity Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cellar 4201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 54 52 62 75 92 75 67 53 91 84 81 92 61 64 95 69 71 82 81 67 85 94 72 66 83 52 59 85 94 56 69 94 94 94 94 85 85 90 85 57 64 87 94 70 69 59 54 81 73 78 83 66 64 95 91 91 59 77 72 72 89 80 87 64 81 69

Cerminaro Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute . . . . . . Charlotte Motor Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Nature Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Regional Farmers Market . . . . . . . . . Chateau Laurinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hill Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherohala Skyway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherokee Cellars Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherokee County Historical Museum . . . . . . . Cherokee Heritage Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherry Hospital Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherryville Historical Muesum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site & Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children’s Museum of Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem . . . . . . . Childress Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. . . Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . Chinqua Penn Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Churches of the Frescoes – St. Mary’s . . . . . . . Churches of the Frescoes-Holy Trinity Church. . City Park Carousel & Rotary Train. . . . . . . . . . . Clemmons Educational State Forest . . . . . . . . Cliffs of the Neuse State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloer Family Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collector’s Antique Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia on the Scuppernong . . . . . . . . . . . . Concord Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Confederate Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conservators’ Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corolla Schoolhouse & Wild Horse Museum . . Cotton Patch Gold Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Doctor Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Squire Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cowan Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cradle of Forestry in America National Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Croatan National Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Crossnore School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crowders Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . CSS Neuse II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CSS Neuse State Historic Site & Governor Richard Caswell Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cumberland Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curb Museum for Motorsports and Music . . . Currituck Banks National Estuarine Preserve . . Currituck Beach Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cypress Bend Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Earnhardt, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Jones Veterans Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Boone Native Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . Davesté Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson County Historical Museum. . . . . . . . Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge . . . . . . . . Dellinger’s Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delta Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Vineyards Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diggs Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discovery Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discovery Place Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center . . . . . . Dismal Swamp State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divine Llama Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dobbins Creek Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point . . . . . Doughton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Historic District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum . . . . . . . Duke University Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplin County Veterans Memorial Museum . . Duplin Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dupont State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dutch Creek Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates . Edenton National Fish Hatchery. . . . . . . . . . . . 1870 Train Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabethan Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elk Knob State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emerald Hollow Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emerald Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Energy Explorium, McGuire Nuclear Site . . . . Eno River State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enoch Winery & Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Episcopal Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EUE/Screen Gems Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exploration Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falls Lake State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . Fantasy Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fascinate-U Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum. . . . Fearrington Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Park at Carolina Crossroads . . . . . . . . Fields of the Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firefighters Museum of Catawba County . . . . Flat Rock Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flint Hill Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flora Macdonald Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foggy Mountain Gem Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Folk Art Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fontana Dam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE). . Fort Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Defiance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Dobbs State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Fisher State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . Fort Macon State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Raleigh National Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . Foscue Plantation House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum . . . . . . . . . . . French Broad River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frescoes at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. . . . . . Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From This Day Forward Outdoor Drama . . . . . Garden Gate Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gardens of Greensboro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston County Museum of Art and History . . Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . General William C. Lee Airborne Museum . . . Germanton Vineyard & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . Gertrude Smith House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ginger Creek Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glass Feather Studio & Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . GlenMarie Vineyards and Winery. . . . . . . . . . . Gold City Gem Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Knights Practice Center . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield . . . . . . . . . . . Goose Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorges State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Grandfather Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandfather Mountain State Park. . . . . . . . . . . Grandfather Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . Granville County Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grapefull Sisters Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. . . . . . . . . . Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville . . . . . . . . . Great Smoky Mountains National Park . . . . . . Great Smoky Mountains Railroad . . . . . . . . . . . Green River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green River Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensboro Children’s Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . Greensboro Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenville Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grove Arcade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . Grove Winery & Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guilford Courthouse National Military Park . . Hammocks Beach State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanging Rock State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanover Park Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harmony Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harmony Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harper House/Hickory History Center . . . . . . . Harrah’s Cherokee Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture . . . . . . . . . Haw River Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haw, Rocky and Deep Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawksnest Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hayti Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haywood Hall House and Gardens . . . . . . . . . Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve/ Stevens Nature Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henderson County Heritage Museum. . . . . . . Hendrick Motorsports Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickory Furniture Mart – Catawba Valley Furniture Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickory Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hiddenite Center at the Historic Lucas Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Point Museum and Historical Park. . . . . . High Rock Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Highlands Area Waterfalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . Historic Albemarle Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Bath State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Bethabara Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Brookstown Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Carson House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Currituck Settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Bethania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Dallas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Flat Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Gold Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Goldston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Heart of Brevard. . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Hertford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Hot Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Kenansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Milton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Morganton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Mount Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Murfreesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Warrentown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Winton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District – Yanceyville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District Walking Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic District/Riverside Walkabout . . . . . . . Historic Downtown – Mayberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Durham Athletic Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Historic Edenton State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . Historic Halifax State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . Historic Hendersonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Hope Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic John Blue House Complex . . . . . . . . . Historic Johnson Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Lake Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Latta Plantation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Oak Grove School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Oak View County Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail . . . . . . Historic Orchard at Altapass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Rosedale Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Salisbury Trolley Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Shaw House Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre . . . . . . Historic Stagville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Trolley Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic Uptown Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Historic West Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . History Museum of Burke County . . . . . . . . . . The History Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hollywood Location Walk of Old Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes Educational State Forest . . . . . . . . . . . Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree Store . . . Horace Williams House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horizon Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horn in the West Outdoor Drama . . . . . . . . . . Horne Creek Living Historical Farm State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horsedrawn Tours of Wilmington. . . . . . . . . . . House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site. . . Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huffman Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutton Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyco Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyco Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Imagination Station Science Museum . . . . . . . ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center . . . The Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences . . . . . Ingram Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International Civil Rights Center & Museum . . International Lineman’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . Iredell Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J.E. Priddy’s General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jambbas Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennette’s Pier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Helms Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jockey’s Ridge State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Lane Museum House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John C. Campbell Folk School . . . . . . . . . . . . . John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum. . . Johnnie Mercer’s Pier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones Lake State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Lake Educational State Forest . . . . . . . Jordan Lake State Recreation Area . . . . . . . . . Josephus Hall House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . JR Motorsports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judaculla Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julian Price Memorial Park and Campground . . Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park & Waterpark . . Junius Lindsay Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerr Lake State Recreation Area . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerr Mill at Sloan Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kersey Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum . .

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Kidzu Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings Mountain Fire Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings Mountain Gateway Trails. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings Mountain Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . Körner’s Folly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Busch Motorsports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lac Belle Amie Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Gaston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake James Cellars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake James State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Norman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Norman State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Road Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Waccamaw State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Land of the Waterfalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Latimer House Museum and Gardens . . . . . . . Latta Plantation Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . Laurel Gray Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . Lazy 5 Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum . . . . Lejeune Memorial Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levine Museum of the New South . . . . . . . . . . Liberty Hall Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linney’s Mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linville Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linville Gorge Wilderness Area . . . . . . . . . . . . Little River Vineyards and Winery. . . . . . . . . . . Locklear Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama . . . . . . . . . . . Love Valley – Old West Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lu Mil Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucky Strike Gold & Gem Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lumbee Indian Museum of the Carolinas . . . . Lumber River State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lumina Winery & Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynnwood Park Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . Macon County Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . Madison County Courthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Blue Farm & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . Marbles Kids Museum and Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . Market House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mast General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . The May Museum and Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo River State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McDowell Nature Center & Preserve . . . . . . . . McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks . . . . . . . . . . . . Medoc Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory Lane Motorsports & Historic Automotive Museum . . . . . . . . . . Mendenhall Plantation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merchants Millpond State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mexico Cardenas Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Waltrip Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike’s Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mill Village Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millis Regional Health Education Center . . . . . Millstone Creek Orchards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mint Museum – Randolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missiles & More Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Misty Creek Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montford Point Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montrose Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moorefields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moores Creek National Battlefield. . . . . . . . . . Mordecai Historic Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morehead Planetarium and Science Center . . 65 74 74 74 74 76 89 75 57 60 63 82 92 91 54 95 74 71 76 79 90 66 90 82 59 59 77 76 91 75 88 59 74 78 95 90 91 57 59 63 79 69 91 62 94 89 80 76 66 61 73 76 74 89 82 67 93 67 72 79 57 66 94 76 90 72 77 72 88 79 65 Morgan Ridge Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Morganton Railroad Depot & Museum . . . . . . 60 Morrow Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Moses H. Cone Memorial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Moss Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. . . . . 77 Mount Jefferson State Natural Area . . . . . . . . 58 Mount Mitchell State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Mountain Farm Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Mountain Gateway Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Mountain Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Moving Sidewalk Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Mrs. Hanes’ Hand-Made Moravian Cookies . . 67 Murray’s Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass . . 58 Museum of Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Museum of Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Museum of Life + Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Museum of NC Minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Museum of NC Traditional Pottery. . . . . . . . . . 80 Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts. . . . . . 62 Museum of Old Domestic Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Museum of Scotland County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Museum of the Albemarle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Museum of the Alphabet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Museum of the Cherokee Indian . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Museum of the Waxhaws & Andrew Jackson Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Museum of Yancey County History . . . . . . . . . 55 Mystery Hill – Heritage & Native Artifact Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Nantahala National Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Nantahala Outdoor Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 NASCAR Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University . . . 69 National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame . 71 Native American Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . 78 Native Vines Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Natural Science Center of Greensboro & Animal Discovery Zoological Park. . . . . . . 71 The Nature Conservancy at Nags Head Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Navitat Canopy Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 NC Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Walk of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 NC Flatwater Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 NC Pottery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Neal’s John Deere Vintage Tractor Museum . 82 Neuseway Park Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 New Bern Firemen’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 New Bern Historic Trolley Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 New River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 New River State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 New River Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Newbold-White House: A Colonial Quaker Homestead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 1910 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel . . . . . . . . . . 64 Nolichucky River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Noni Bacca Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher . . . . . 91 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 91 North Carolina Arboretum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 North Carolina Baseball Museum. . . . . . . . . . . 83 North Carolina Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . . . 65 North Carolina Central University Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 North Carolina Collection Gallery . . . . . . . . . . 65 North Carolina Estuarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 North Carolina Executive Mansion. . . . . . . . . . 79 North Carolina Homespun Museum . . . . . . . . North Carolina Maritime Museum . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Museum of Forestry . . . . . . . . North Carolina Museum of History . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences . North Carolina Railroad Museum/New Hope Valley Railway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . North Carolina State Capitol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina State Legislative Building . . . . North Carolina Transportation Museum . . . . . North Carolina Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. . North Carolina Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Hollow Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Island Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakboro Regional Museum of History . . . . . . Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area . . Oconaluftee Indian Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oconaluftee River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ocracoke Lighthouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum. . . . . Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Fort Arrowhead Monument. . . . . . . . . . . . Old Fort Railroad Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Mill of Guilford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Neck Rural Historic District . . . . . . . . . . . . Old North State Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Salem Museums and Gardens. . . . . . . . . . Old Stone House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Stone Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olde Mill Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olympus Dive Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onslow County Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange County Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . Oregon Inlet Fishing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oriental’s History Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail . Owl’s Eye Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center Page-Walker Arts & History Center . . . . . . . . . Pamlico County Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . Patterson’s Mill Country Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . Pearson’s Falls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . Penland School of Crafts – Penland Gallery . . Penske Racing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Periauger: An 18th Century Sailing Vessel . . . Perry Lowe Orchards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Person County Museum of History. . . . . . . . . . Pettigrew State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petty’s Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piedmont Environmental Center of High Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piedmont Triad Farmers Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education . . . . . . . . Pisgah Covered Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pisgah National Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pit Indoor Kart Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pitt County Arboretum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plumtree Canopy Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . Polk County History Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poplar Grove Plantation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Discover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Port O’Plymouth Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powell’s Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 85 93 79 94 79 79 77 79 79 79 81 82 63 72 87 78 72 56 56 92 92 85 60 60 78 90 77 84 70 80 77 83 91 93 73 91 93 52 81 53 64 89 65 74 85 61 63 60 77 90 59 80 88 79 72 67 78 60 63 52 77 89 60 85 56 95 89 93 78

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Precious Alpaca Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 President James K. Polk State Historic Site . . . 78 Presidential Culinary Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Providence Burial Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Quaker Meadows Plantation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Queen’s Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 RagApple Lassie Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Raintree Cellars Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Raleigh City Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Raleigh Farmers Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Randleman Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Rankin Museum of American Heritage . . . . . . 69 Raven Rock State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ray’s Splash Planet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 RayLen Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Red Bull Racing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Reed Gold Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Remembering Tillery History House . . . . . . . . 82 Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Replacements, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Reynolda House Museum of American Art . . . 84 Richard Childress Racing Museum & Race Shop Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Richard Petty Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Richland Creek ZipLine Canopy Tour. . . . . . . . 63 Richmond Miles History Museum. . . . . . . . . . . 84 Riverside Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Riverside Mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Roan Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Roanoke Island Festival Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Roanoke River Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . 95 Roanoke River Paddle Trail & Canoe Camping Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Roanoke/Cashie River Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Robeson County Showcase Museum. . . . . . . . 75 Robeson Planetarium – Science & Technology Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Rock of Ages Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Rockford General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Rockhouse Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Rocky Mount Fire Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Rocky River Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Rosetta C. Baldwin African-American Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Round Peak Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Roush Fenway Racing’s Team Shops, Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Rowan Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Ruffin-Rouhlac House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Rural Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Rural Life Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 RushHour Karting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Salisbury Heritage Walking, History & Art Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Sam Bass Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum . . . . . . . 60 Sampson County History Museum. . . . . . . . . . 67 Sanctuary Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Sanders Ridge Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Sandhills Horticultural Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Santa’s Land Fun Park & Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Sapphire Valley Ski Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Sarah P. Duke Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 SciWorks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Scottish Heritage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scottish Tartans Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scream Time Zipline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scuppernong River Interpretive Trail . . . . . . . . Seagrove Orchids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seagrove Potteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Secret Garden Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Segway of the Outer Banks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. . . . . . . . . . . Shackleford Banks Wild Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . Shadow Springs Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelton Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shunkawauken Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SilkHope Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silver Coast Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silvermont Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Sisters House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sliding Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slightly Askew Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith-McDowell House Museum . . . . . . . . . . . Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine . . . . . . . . Smoky Mountain Jet Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Somerset Place State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . South Creek Vineyards and Winery . . . . . . . . . South Mountains State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southeastern NC Farmers Market & Agricultural Center . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Appalachian Radio Museum. . . . . . . Southern Charm Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Supreme Gourmet Specialties . . . . . St. Thomas Episcopal Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stanly County Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starrlight Mead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center . . . . . . . . . Stephens Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart Haas Racing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stone Mountain State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stonefield Cellars Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stony Knoll Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stony Mountain Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar Mountain Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sullivan Estate Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . . . . . Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . Swannanoa Valley Musuem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet Vine Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tail of the Dragon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tanger Outlet Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tanger Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . Tanglewood Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tarboro National Recreation Trail. . . . . . . . . . . Taxidermy Hall of Fame of NC/ Antique Tool & Creation Museums . . . . . . . Textile Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Art Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area . . . . . . . . . . 30 Acres and a Mule Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thistle Meadow Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site . . 3 Rivers Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tobacco Farm Life Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Clark Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toms Creek Farm & Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site . . Transylvania Heritage Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . Treehouse Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triangle Glides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tryon Palace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuckasegee River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tucker Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tufts Archives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. . . . . . . . . . . Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest . . . . . Tuttle Educational State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tweetsie Railroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Miles of Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Legend Cars International . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. National Whitewater Center . . . . . . . . . . . UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens . . . . . . . . . . University Galleries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama . . . . . . . . . . . Uptown Gallery Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uptown Wines – River de Vine & Surry Cellars Tasting Room . . . . . . . . US Marine Corps Aviation Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . Uwharrie National Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uwharrie Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valley River Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ventosa Plantation Vineyard & Winery . . . . . . Victory Lane Indoor Karting Center . . . . . . . . . Vineyards At Southpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vineyards on the Scuppernong . . . . . . . . . . . . W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . Waldensian Heritage Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waldensian Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waldensian Trail of Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center . . Watauga River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waterworks Visual Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne County Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesborough Historical Village . . . . . . . . . . Weatherspoon Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weathervane Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weeksville Vineyards & Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Point on the Eno City Park. . . . . . . . . . . . Westbend Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western North Carolina Air Museum. . . . . . . . Western North Carolina Farmers Market. . . . . Western North Carolina Nature Center. . . . . . Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park . . . . . Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whalehead Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheels Through Time Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . Whippoorwill Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whirligigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whistlestop Exhibit at Company Shops Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whiteside Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilderness Taxidermy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildlife Museum & Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildwater, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilkes Community College Gardens . . . . . . . . Wilkes Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William B. Umstead State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington Railroad Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington Trolley Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Rose Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Winery at Iron Gate Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winston Cup Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolf Ridge Ski Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolfe Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolfe’s Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wood Brothers Racing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WoodMill Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World’s Largest Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World’s Largest Chest of Drawers . . . . . . . . . . World’s Largest Highboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World’s Largest Open-Face Granite Quarry . . Wright Brothers National Memorial . . . . . . . . . Wrightsville Beach Museum of History . . . . . . Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zimmerman Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure . . . .

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Aberdeen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 121 Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Ahoskie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Albemarle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 121 Almond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 97 Angier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Apex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 121 Ararat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Archdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Arden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Asheboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 121 Asheville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 97 Atlantic Beach . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Avon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Bakersville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 99 Bald Head Island . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Balsam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Balsam Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Banner Elk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 100 Barco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Barnardsville . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 100 Bat Cave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Bayboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Bear Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 141 Beech Mountain . . . . . . . . 53, 100 Belhaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 142 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 121 Benson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 121 Bessemer City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Bethania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Beulaville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Biscoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Black Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Black Mountain . . . . . . . . . 53, 100 Blowing Rock . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 100 Boiling Springs . . . . . . . . . . 64, 121 Boomer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 101 Boone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 101 Boonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 121 Bostic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Brasstown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 101 Brevard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 101 Bridgeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Bryson City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 102 Burgaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 142 Burlington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 121 Burnsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 103 Buxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 142 Calabash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Camden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 142 Candler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 104 Cape Carteret . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Carolina Beach . . . . . . . . . . 87, 142 Carthage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 122 Cary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 122 Cashiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Caswell Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Catawba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Cedar Island . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 143 Cedar Mountain . . . . . . . . 56, 104 Cedar Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Chadbourn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Chapel Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 122 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 122 Cherokee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 104 Cherryville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Chimney Rock . . . . . . . . . . 56, 105 Chocowinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Claremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Clemmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Clyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Coinjock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Colfax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Collettsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 143 Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 105 Concord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Connelly Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Conover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Cooleemee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cornelius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Corolla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 143 Creedmoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Creston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Creswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 143 Crossnore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 105 Crumpler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Cullowhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 105 Currie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Currituck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 143 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Danbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 124 Deep Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 125 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 125 Dillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Dobson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 125 Dublin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 143 Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Dunn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 125 Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 125 Eagle Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 East Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 126 East Flat Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 East Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Eden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 126 Edenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 143 Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 143

Efland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Elizabeth City . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 143 Elizabethtown . . . . . . . . . . 89, 145 Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Elkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 126 Ellerbe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 126 Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Emerald Isle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Enfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Engelhard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 147 Ennice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 105 Etowah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Evergreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 147 Fairview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Farmville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 147 Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 126 Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 105 Flat Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 106 Fleetwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Fontana Dam . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 106 Forest City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Fort Bragg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 128 Foscoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 106 Four Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 128 Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 106 Fremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Frisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 147 Fuquay-Varina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Garner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 128 Garysburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Gastonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Gates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Gatesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Germanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Gerton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Gibsonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Glade Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Glen Alpine . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 107 Glendale Springs . . . . . . . . 57, 107 Glenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Godwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Gold Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Golden Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Goldsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Goldston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Grandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Granite Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Granite Quarry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Grantsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Grassy Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Green Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 129 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 147 Grifton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Grimesland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Grover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 130 Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Hamlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Hampstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Hamptonville . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 130 Harkers Island . . . . . . . . . . 90, 147 Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Harrisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Hatteras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Havelock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Haw River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 130 Hayesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Henderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 130 Hendersonville . . . . . . . . . . 57, 108 Hertford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Hickory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 131 Hiddenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 131 High Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 131 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 108 Hildebran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Hillsborough . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 131 Holden Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Hollister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Holly Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Holly Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Hope Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 131 Horse Shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Hot Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 109 Hubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Huntersville . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 131 Hurdle Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Icard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Indian Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Jackson Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Jamestown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Jarvisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 109 Jonas Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Jonesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Julian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Kannapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 131 Kenansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 148 Kenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 132 Kernersville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 132 Kill Devil Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 148 King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Kings Mountain . . . . . . . . . 74, 132 Kinston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 149 Kittrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Kitty Hawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Knightdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Knotts Island . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 149 Kure Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 149 Lake Junaluska . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Lake Lure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 109 Lake Toxaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Lake Waccamaw . . . . . . . . 91, 149 Landis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Lansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 112 Laurel Springs . . . . . . . . . . 59, 112 Laurinburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 132 Lawndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 132 Lawsonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

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Newland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 153 Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 134 North Topsail Beach . . . . . . . . 153 North Wilkesboro . . . . . . . . . . 116 Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Oak City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Oak Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Oak Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Oakboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Ocean Isle Beach . . . . . . . . 92, 153 Ocracoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 154 Old Fort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 116 Oriental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 154 Orrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Otto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Oxford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Pantego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Pembroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Penland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Penrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Pikeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Pilot Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Pine Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Pine Knoll Shores . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Pine Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Pinebluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Pinehurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Pineola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Pineville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Piney Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Pink Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Pinnacle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Pisgah Forest . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 116 Pittsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Pleasant Garden . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Plumtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 116 Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 154 Pollocksville . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 155 Poplar Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Powells Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Purlear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 116 Raeford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 135 Ramseur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Randleman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 137 Red Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Reidsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 137 Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Richlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 155 Ridgecrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Ridgeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Roanoke Rapids . . . . . . . . . 79, 137 Roaring Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 116 Robbinsville . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 116 Rockingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Rocky Mount . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 137 Rocky Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Rodanthe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 155 Ronda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Roper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Rose Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Rosman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Roxboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 137 Ruther fordton . . . . . . . . . . 61, 117 Salemburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 137 Salter Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Saluda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 117 Salvo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Sandy Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Sanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 138 Sapphire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 117 Scaly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Scotland Neck . . . . . . . . . . 80, 138 Scotts Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Scranton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Seagrove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 138 Sealevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Sedalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Selma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Seven Devils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Seven Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Shallotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Sharpsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Sherrills Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Siler City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Smithfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Sneads Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Snow Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Snow Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 South Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Southern Pines . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Southern Shores . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Southport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 155 Sparta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 117 Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 138 Spindale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Spring Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Spruce Pine . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 118 Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 State Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 139 Statesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Stokesdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Stoneville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Sugar Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Sugar Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Sunset Beach . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 155 Surf City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 156 Swan Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 156 Swannanoa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Swansboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 156 Sylva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 118 Tabor City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 156 Tapoco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Tarboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Taylorsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Thomasville . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Thurmond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Tillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 118

Topsail Beach . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 156 Topton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Townsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Traphill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Trenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Troutman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Tryon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 119 Tuckasegee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Union Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Union Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Valdese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Vale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Valle Crucis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 119 Vass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Vilas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 119 Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Wadesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Wagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Wallace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Walnut Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Wanchese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Warrensville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Warrenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 139 Warsaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 157 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 157 Watha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Waves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Waxhaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 119 Weaverville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 119 Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Weldon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 139 Wendell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 West Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . 62, 120 Westfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 139 Whispering Pines . . . . . . . . . . . 139 White Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 White Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Whiteville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 157 Whitsett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Whittier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Wilkesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 120 Williamston . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 157 Willow Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 157 Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 139 Windsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95, 158 Wingate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Winnabow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . . 83, 140 Winton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Woodland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Wrightsville Beach . . . . . . . 95, 158 Yadkinville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 140 Yanceyville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 140 Zebulon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Zionville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Zirconia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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Americas Best Value Inns-NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Asheville Cabins at Willow Winds. . . . . . . . . . . 98 Asheville CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bald Head Island Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Battleship North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association . . . . . . . . 4 Biltmore Farms Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Blowing Rock TDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Blue Heron Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Blue Ridge National Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Brevard/Transylvania County Tourism . . . . . . . 54 Bridge Pointe Hotel & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Brindley Beach Vacations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Brunswick Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Brunswick County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Cabarrus County CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Cape Fear Coast CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Chapel Hill CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority . . . . . . . . . inside back cover Cherokee County Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Choice Hotels c/o ABC Investments & Mgmt. Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 47 Cooke Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 The Crystal Coast Tourism Authority . . . . . . . 150 Currituck County Tourism Department . . . . . 144 Days Inn Worldwide, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center . . . . . . 92 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians . . . . . . . . . . 55 Elizabeth City CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Emerald Isle Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Fayetteville CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Grandfather Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Great Wolf Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Greensboro CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Greenville Pitt County CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Halifax County CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Hatteras Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau . . . . . 65 Hickory Furniture Mart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Hickory Metro CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 High Point CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . 58 Homewood Suites by Hilton Asheville. . . . . . . 98 Homewood Suites by Hilton Mayfaire . . . . . . 152 Hot Springs Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Inn on Biltmore Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Johnston County Visitor Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Kinston TDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Lenoir TDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mast General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 McDowell County TDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 NC Division of Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover NC High Country Host. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 NC Ski Area Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New Bern Craven County CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Old Salem Museum & Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Oregon Inlet Fishing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Outer Banks Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Pender County Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Person County TDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Ramada Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Reynolda House Museum of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Sheraton Atlantic Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Smoky Mountain Host of NC, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover Sun Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Tweetsie Railroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Visit Lake Norman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Visit Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Ward Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Whalehead Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Wilson Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

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North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Corolla

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Lake Gaston

Tryon Palace, New Bern

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Raffaldini Vineyards, Ronda

NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte

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