Few things are better than the feeling you get when you walk into a top-tier hotel. You know the ones I’m talking about. The large welcoming lobbies, the friendly doorman, and the attention to every detail. And that’s not even counting the rooms. The nicest of linens, comfortable beds with turndown service, and bathrooms that feel spa-like. Now I’m ready to pack my bags! The type of hotel stay that leaves you dreaming of returning, not just to the city but to the hotel. While these types of accommodations aren’t typical of the many trips I take, I have had the opportunity to stay in a few of these luxurious places.
And two of the ones I have stayed at are both in North Carolina. In fact, they are both in the North Carolina Mountains. And these two hotels have something else in common as well. Both of these North Carolina hotels were named on Southern Living’s list of The South’s Best Hotels for 2023. Both offer guests incredible, memorable experiences. Each features spas, fabulous dining, and a gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain setting. Oh, and both are immaculately decorated during the holidays. While any time of year is perfect to visit, Christmas is by far my favorite. Have I given it away yet?
Here are the two North Carolina mountain hotels that were named as Southern Living’s The South’s Best Hotels in 2023: