The 10 Best Hotels and Resorts for Families in North Carolina!

Whether you would like to spend family time hiking the trails, with your toes in the sand and water or paddle boating on the lake, North Carolina has it all. Beautiful, spacious lodging and properties with plenty to do can be found across the state. Here are 10 of the best hotels and resorts for families in North Carolina.

1. The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

The Omni Grove Park Inn is a great way to escape the daily grind for a couple of days and spend quality family time. For lodging, each room is complete with a warm bed, flat screen television, mini fridge, and a computer desk. The Inn has an award-winning spa to let guests take a moment and relax. Enjoy the resort activities such as taking a dip in the resort pool, golfing, a match of tennis, or a historical tour of the resort. For the kids, activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and various sports are available. In the area, the family can visit local attractions such as the Thomas Wolfe House, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Grove Arcade, or the Grovewood Gallery. Also, you can explore Downtown Asheville, located near the resort. 

2. The Winds Resort Beach Club, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Escape to the beach for your family getaway at the Winds Resort Beach Club. Here, book oceanfront rooms, suites, Island Side guest rooms or cottages. At the resort, enjoy all the amenities including but not limited to Wi-Fi at the resort, the indoor fitness facility, two outdoor and one indoor pool, and several sports and games to play. Play golf, pool volleyball or basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis, or cornhole. In Ocean Isle Beach, fish off the pier, spend some time in the sand or water, shop at unique shops such as Victoria’s Ragpatch, or the Tulip Tree Boutique, or visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Dine at the breakfast buffet for free breakfast, the Tiki Bar during summer for lunch and dinner. Guests may also dine Ocean Isle Beach’s variety of cuisine options including seafood, Jamaican, Italian, and Chinese. 

3. Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC

Located a short walk from the beach, Sanderling Resort is a beautiful, affordable destination for the entire family. The North Inn of Sanderling Resort is family friendly with a king and two queen guest rooms. Enjoy the beautiful sounds and sights of the ocean and the view of the outdoor pool. In the resort, take full advantage of the Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping and in room dining so that you can relax and enjoy the time with the family. There is plenty on the resort’s property for the family to enjoy. At Sanderling Resort, swim in the pool, feel the burn in the fitness center, take part in water activities, or relax at the spa. On site, guests have access to the spa with full treatment and salon services, as well as yoga. Also, dine at the resort’s four restaurants, Lifesaving Station, Kimball’s Kitchen, Sandbar, and Beach House Bar for a delicious meal. 

4. Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Shell Island Resort is a beautiful resort on the waters of Wrightsville Beach. Resort suites include a king or two double beds, one and a half bathrooms and a living area including a sleeper sofa, dining area, and kitchenette. Each room has a gorgeous view to offer with your very own balcony to see the oceanfront, television, and Wi-Fi, and cozy beds to snuggle in after a full day of fun. On the resort, visitors can use the indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness room, an on-site restaurant, and plenty more. In the Wrightsville Beach area, dine in seafood several restaurants, visit attractions such as the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History or walk the John Nesbitt Loop and enjoy the view. 

5. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Located a short distance from the center of the resort, the condos of the Pinehurst Resort are a perfect option for a family stay. Choose either two or three-bedroom condos both of which are complete with Wi-Fi, televisions, daily housekeeping and access to the resort amenities and activities. The pools, spa, fitness center, and outdoor activities are all available to spend your time. Play tennis or golf, go for a hike, or bike ride or play lawn games outdoors at the resort.

6. Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, NC

Chetola Resort of Blowing Rock, in the mountains, gives a beautiful getaway for families to enjoy. Sleep in the Chetola Lodge, Chetola Condominiums, or the Bob Timberlake Inn of the resort for a cozy stay. For meals during your time at the resort, Timberlake’s Restaurant has delicious options and adults can appreciate drinks at Headwater’s Pub. At the Highlands Sport and Recreation Center, take advantage of the fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi, pool, and playroom for the children. Spend family time in the great outdoors with the many outdoor activities such as sports, hiking on the hiking trails, paddle boating, or fishing. 

7. White Lake Holiday Resort, Elizabethtown, NC

The White Lake Holiday Resort, a family place, gives the opportunity to make beautiful memories on the waters. The units are cozy and homey to feel like yours with everything including a stocked kitchen, television, warm beds and a washer and dryer. While visiting, soak up the sun on the beach front, use the piers or chill in the hammock. 

8. The Sea Ranch Resort, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Located on the Outer Banks, this beach getaway is perfect for a family in need of ocean waves and beautiful sunshine. Grab a beach condominium with a kitchen, dining room, and two bedrooms to comfortably fit your family during the duration of the trip. To fill bellies after a day in the sun, The Beachside Bistro has a full menu with something for everyone. 

9. Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk, NC

The perfect getaway when the family needs some fresh, mountain air, Blue Ridge Village. This resort has nothing short of gorgeous views of the mountains and the Pisgah National Forest and plenty of nature activities to keep the whole family immersed in the experience. Possible activities include hiking trails of Linville Falls, driving Grandfather Mountain and or visiting Blowing Rock. 

10. River’s Edge Treehouse Resort, Robbinsville, NC

A unique experience, River’s Edge Treehouse Resort in the Smoky Mountains offers close access to nature. Beautiful rivers and lakes, hiking trails, gorgeous forests, and zip lining locations offer visitors plenty to do. Guests are able to lodge in style at River’s Edge Treehouse Resort in spacious tree houses. 

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