NC Winter Escapes

Awesome NC Winter Escapes Within an Easy Drive from LKN

The holidays are great but sometimes leave folks feeling a little let down. Now is a great time to plan a winter getaway to have something to look forward to. Maybe Valentine’s would be a nice winter break.  Check out these awesome NC winter escapes.

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Asheville’s Grove Park Inn tops our list. The century old resort is now a part of the Omni chain. The resort is steeped in history and grandeur. The resort offers outstanding views from the Front Porch. Cozy up to the fireplace in the Great Hall Bar or bask in a luxurious treatment in the award winning spa. Dine in one of the multiple restaurants on the grounds. Weather permitting, end the day on the Sunset Cocktail Terrace. After a winter get-away we bet you will make plans to enjoy the golf course and pool in the spring.  Just one note though, two dogs each weighing no more than 60 pounds are the only pets allowed.  You may wish to make arrangements with us to pet sit for you while you are out of town.



Blowing Rock

NC winter escapesMaybe you would enjoy a fly fishing adventure.  If so, check out Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock. Chetola Resort is an Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge. While you don’t have to book a room to go on one of the adventures, they do offer packages for people who do book a room and a fishing adventure. Chetola furnishes all the gear you will need.  Just be sure to purchase a fishing license. If you forget, you can always buy a fishing license in Blowing Rock or Foscoe and your guide will assist you.  Not pet friendly.


The Blowing Rock Winterfest is scheduled January 28-31. Highlights include the Polar Plunge, Chilly Chili Challenge, Ice Carving Demonstrations and Hay Rides. You can eat like a lumberjack at the Polar Plunge Breakfast Buffet.



The O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro offers packages and specials. One of the more intriguing packages is the Our State “What We Love” Weekend: Food, Art and Music. The celebration is February 12-14. The weekend is replete with chocolate, musical artists in residence, a trip to nearby Weatherspoon Art Gallery, jazz, storytelling, cabaret, fine dining and wine and even local barbecue!!! A great way for newcomers to NC to learn more about our state.  Not Pet Friendly.

chocolate at green valley grille