North Carolina Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations 

   
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Just minutes away from the Grand Strand of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, North Carolina, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts™ in Tabor City is a great destination for relaxing and having fun with friends and family. Whether you are an angler at heart, enjoy hiking, bird watching, joining in on our planned activities or just relaxing, you will experience natural beauty like you've never seen before. With an amazing pool, lap pool, splash zone, and Water Wars, your family will never feel the heat of the summer. Basketball court, volleyball court, bike track, and arcade will keep the kids busy and active. For the nature lover, our facilities has many hiking trails to explore and of course for the fishing enthusiasts, our NC camping park has plenty of stocked fishing ponds.
 Jellystone RV- Tabor City           (877) 668-8586
  
At Hawk and Ivys BnB share our 24 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina!  With our diversity of ecosystems,  we are home to a huge variety of birds including blue birds, brown headed nut hatches, gold finches, field sparrows, indigo buntings to name only a few. Our guest cottage has two stories, each with its own entrance, bath, and full kitchen. The houses are surrounded by organic gardens of every kind and pots overflowing with flowers and herbs. Behind the houses are wildflower meadows with 360 degree views, a small swimming pond, woods, and the Ivy River.
Hawk and Ivys BnB-  Barnardsville           888-395-7254

Welcome to the Maxwell House Bed & Breakfast at the Historic Merritt House, a beautiful brick and granite Victorian home built in 1901. From spring thru fall our wraparound porch beckons you to sit a spell and enjoy the passersby and the feeling of being in another time and place. Also featured, homemade crafts are for sale on the upstairs landing. We are birder friendly.... early morning risings to enjoy the lilt of our 16 birdhouses musical concerts... all while sitting in our bird friendly gardens along with butterflies and iris' to delight your soul. We feed about 20 varieties of birds right here in our backyard.
Maxwell House BnB-  Mount Airy     877-786-2174

The warm and inviting Moravian atmosphere found in Old Salem continues as one enters the Zevely Inn - through the use of only Old Salem Collection furniture, fixtures, accessories, tiles, floor coverings, and window treatments. Some were made especially for the Zevely Inn; others are high-quality reproductions from originals found in the homes and museums in Old Salem. Close by is the Piedmont Environmental Center, 365 acres of land offering bird watching, hiking and jogging trails, nature preserve, small animal exhibit, Oak hollow Festival Park, scenic views, and 1500 acre Oak Hollow Lake, boating, pool, tennis, and other events.
 Augustus T Zevely Inn- Winston-Salem        800-928-9299

  Come to Brookside Mountain Mist Inn,  browse the shops and galleries nearby. Savor a variety of cuisine in many restaurants. Play golf next door. Our oversized back porch with comfortable tables and rocking chairs and glider beckon you to enjoy the view of the Blue Ridge mountains, watch the playful squirrels and enjoy the birds singing near the lily pond and waterfall.  Nearby is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture.
Brookside Mountain Mist BnB- Waynesville     (877) 452-6880

The Claddagh Inn is located downtown on Main Street putting it within convenient walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants. In addition, Main Street hosts festivals, street dances and concerts all for the enjoyment of our guests. The Claddagh Inn is an excellent launching point for short drives to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway and Chimney Rock Park. The Biltmore House and the Carl Sandburg Home are also nearby. Or just Relax on the porch and watch the birds and butterflies dance and sing.
Claddagh Inn- Hendersonville    866-770-2999

At the Black Mountain Inn our landscaped gardens and 3 wooded acres are full of birds and butterflies and offer ample opportunities for discovering the antiquity and nostalgia of the Inn, nourished by the very soul of the our own Blue Ridge Mountains. Within a short drive are Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the ever-popular Biltmore Estate. Cycling enthusiasts must not miss Epic Cycles, and those who just can't keep off the green will certainly want to reserve their slot at the Black Mountain Golf Course.
Black Mountain Inn    800-735-6128

Located in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District and just a few steps from the scenic yacht harbor, the Pecan Tree Inn is known throughout the Southeast as the place to stay when visiting the Carolina coast and southern Outer Banks.  Each of our seven elegant   guest rooms has a distinctive character.  Relax on one of our three breezy porches, or stroll through the vast flower and herb gardens. You might cross paths with Sam, our friendly squirrel, or catch sight of a songbird peering out from one of the many birdhouses.
Pecan Tree Inn BnB-  Beaufort     800-728-7871

In addition to the nine guest rooms in the Orchard Inn, there are five cottage suites complete with fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. All are comfortably furnished with period pieces and antiques, many with queen-size four-poster beds. Enjoy the great outdoors - hiking, fishing, kayaking, and birding are all nearby activities, as well as golf and tennis within a few minutes' drive. Carl Sandburg's home; the Biltmore House, Gardens and Winery; the Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina's State Theater; and the internationally known Brevard Music Center are just a short drive away.
Orchard Inn- Saluda    800-581-3800

Historic  Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast is located in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains near West Jefferson, Blowing Rock and Boone, NC in Ashe County. There are numerous attractions: hiking, bird watching, biking, canoeing, West Jefferson Arts District, fine dining restaurants, antique shops, The Fresco Paintings and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is also plenty of time to kick back on the front porch and do absolutely nothing but enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Buffalo Tavern BnB- West Jefferson      877-615-9678

Perched on a hillside just three blocks from the entrance of Biltmore Estate, the 1891 Cedar Crest Inn bed and breakfast is one of the largest and most opulent residences surviving from the 1800s in Asheville. The impressive exterior Queen Anne architecture is only surpassed by the breathtaking interior woodwork and antique furnishings. Guests are truly given the opportunity to take a glimpse back in time, while still enjoying all the luxuries and modern conveniences of the present. Enjoy four acres of towering trees, countless shades of green on terraced lawns, and delightful flowering gardens filled with wildlife and great bird watching
 1891 Cedar Crest Inn- Asheville        877-251-1389

A bird watcher's delight, this 100 year old Inn provides 50 comfortable, spacious guestrooms and suites, each with its own unique decor just the way it was at the turn of the century only now each has a private bath and is still phone and tv free. Amenities include: Our award winning restaurant, a 2,000-volume library, meeting rooms, card/puzzle room, sitting parlor, hiking trails, and gift shop. Balsam Mountain Inn is centrally located in the heart of North Carolina's mountains, between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, The Biltmore House, Great Smoky Mountain Rail Road, and Ghost Town.
Balsam Mountain Inn    (800) 224-9498

105 Main Street Bed & Breakfast  offers a relaxed-casual/elegant atmosphere at our 1901 home, known locally as the Smith House. The property is located in the Appalachian Mountains and has vista views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located 18 miles/minutes north of Asheville and centrally located in Mars Hill. Come in, relax and be indulged! Enjoy hiking, bird watching, canoe and water rafting, spas, theatre, dining and shopping or just put your feet up and relax.
105 Main Street BnB- Asheville    828-680-9161

  Serenity and quiet comfort await you at   803 Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast. The five acres of woods and gardens are located just 12 miles SE from downtown Charlotte. 803 Elizabeth provides a quiet respite with welcoming hosts who provide a homelike atmosphere for their guests. Our usual breakfast  features homemade muffin tops, fresh fruit, juice, coffee or tea and cereal. Breakfast is served at your convenience in the dining room or on one of the porches weather permitting. Our bird bath and flower gardens attract a variety of birds and butterflies.
803 Elizabeth Lane BnB- Matthews    704-841-8900

The Robin's Nest Bed and Breakfast is a 1914 Classical Revival home located on 1.5 acres atop a hill in the Heart of Mt. Holly. Take a stroll around the yard and enjoy a variety of birds feeding at many feeders on the grounds.  Located a block from quaint downtown Mt. Holly, a short stroll will take you to an antique shop, gift shop, salons for nail and hair care, computer store, or drop in at the old-fashioned drugstore for a milkshake. If it is rest and relaxation you desire, have a cup of hot apple cider, coffee, or hot chocolate in front of  the fireplace or outside in one of the big red rocking chairs.
Robin's Nest Bed and Breakfast- Mt Holly     704-827-2420

Pilot Knob Inn is situated on the eastern slope of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, and nestled in a wooded landscape, our individual log cabins are designed to provide you with the rustic charm of yesteryear along with the comforts we enjoy today. Birds and wildlife are abundant so bring your camera. The massive timbers and stone fireplaces recall a time when life was hard and simple, while comfortably appointed furnishings and whirlpools built for two belie the fact that your vacation home was converted from a 100 year-old tobacco barn.
Pilot Knob Inn  Pilot Mountain     336-325-2502

Lazy Bear Lodge is overlooking historic Valle Crucis in the North Carolina High Country, minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone and Blowing Rock. Stroll our seven wooded mountain-top acres to find secluded sitting areas, unique art and statuary and special gardens great for bird watching. Enjoy the serenity of the mountains, melt away your tensions and soothe all your senses by a licensed therapist in our private Serenity Spa Room. Select one or more from our seven different massages with all the pampering you deserve.
Lazy Bear Lodge- Valle Crucis      828-963-9201

Surrounded by towering hemlock trees, beautiful gardens, the Dry Ridge Inn is located on a quiet residential street in the small town of Weaverville just a 10 minute drive north of Asheville.  We are a certified by the National Wildlife Federation to be Wildlife Habitat No. 98,344. Our bed and breakfast country inn is just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, ideal for recreation, bird watching or simply to enjoy the enchantment of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy a book on the porch swing or gaze into the water garden and let the waterfall soothe you.
Dry Ridge Inn- Weaverville       800-839-3899

Located in the mountains outside Asheville, Bent Creek Lodge sits in a forested triangle between the Blue Ridge Parkway & the French Broad River. We've created a comfortable, relaxing retreat that allows you to stay in the wooded mountains you came to visit. We believe that nature can "soothe the soul". The woods surrounding the lodge, the creeks, and the mountain views give you a perfect place to go bird watching, hiking and enjoy its relaxing and rejuvenating beauty.
Bent Creek Lodge- Asheville    877-231-6574

Sourwood Inn, recently constructed of cedar and trimmed with stone, sits on one hundred acres of hilly terrain at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Each of Sourwood Inn's guest rooms has a private balcony overlooking the Reems Creek Valley, a wood-burning fireplace and a tub with a view. It was created to provide a retreat where our guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge and still easily access the arts and sophistication of    downtown Asheville. Outdoor activities in the Asheville area include hiking,   whitewater rafting,  fly fishing, bird watching and horseback riding.
Sourwood Inn- Asheville    828-255-0690

The Perry House is conveniently situated slightly above downtown Banner Elk, just up the hill from Dunn’s Deli and within walking distance to all the unique village shops, cafes, fine dining restaurants. We are just a few minutes from Sugar or Beech Mountain ski resorts and only fifteen minutes from Hawksnest. You can enjoy a lovely view of both Grandfather Mountain and Sugar Mountain from a comfortable rocker on our wrap-around porch. The many scenic and challenging golf courses, Fly fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding are also available close by.
Perry House Bed & Breakfast- Banner Elk     877-806-4280

Belhaven means "Beautiful Harbor" and the Belhaven Inn is a quiet place for you to relax and make the Inn your home away from home. From the Inn you can plan your daily visits to see the beauty of Eastern North Carolina. The Inn is convenient to the beauty of Lake Mattamuskeet, historic Bath and Washington. For the sportsman, Beaufort and Hyde counties offer the finest fishing and hunting. Sitting on the Pantego Creek, the waters of the Pamlico Sound and Pungo River are close at hand for bird watchers. We welcome our boating guests from the Intercoastal Waterway to come ashore for a night and enjoy a square bed and square breakfast
Belhaven Inn   Belhaven                       252-943-6400

Enjoy gracious Southern dining in a setting that will remind you of those wonderful days spent long ago at Grandma's, where the food was the best you've ever tasted and the peaceful charm of the surroundings invited warm conversation with family and friends. Whether rocking on the porch, or relaxing before a roaring fireplace, connecting to our wireless link to the internet on your laptop in the parlor, or enjoying quiet reflection at nearby Lake Tomahawk, you'll find your stay at the Red Rocker Inn brings relaxation and an exhilaration for the majestic wonders of nature at her best. Enjoy the birds and wildlife that frequent our lush gardens.
Red Rocker Inn- Black Mountain                     888-669-5991

 Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills, you will experience immediate respite from the busy world. The Inn's large rooms and the "best porch in all of Burke County" beckon you to relax. From your porch seat as you gaze around at the Inn's five acres there is always something to catch your eye. Savor the shade of ageless trees. Listen to the countless birds; feel the welcome breeze and soon you are a part of the countryside. The quiet ambience of The Inn at Glen Alpine lures you to a soothing feeling of comfort. The guest rooms are spacious, the beds are luxurious and the mood is subdued.
Inn at Glen Alpine   Glen Alpine            888-441-5133

Along the shores of majestic Lake Lure, you can golf, hike, bird watch, boat, fish, ride horses, or just lounge and be spoiled at this elegant 17-room getaway with fabulous views, stone fireplaces, terraces and distinctive dining. The Lodge on Lake Lure is located in Hickory Nut Gorge, one of the most beautiful canyons in the Eastern United States. The Gorge is about 14 miles long, and extends from the small villages of Gerton through Bat Cave and Chimney Rock to Lake Lure. The rushing Rocky Broad River flows through the Gorge and empties into the crystal waters of the lake.
Lodge on Lake Lure    Lake Lure              800-733-2785

 Overlooking picturesque Lake Tomahawk with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, you can experience the vacation you’ve been looking for at Arbor House Bed and Breakfast Inn. Located in the small town of Black Mountain, known as “The Front Porch of Western North Carolina,” we are surrounded by mountains everywhere you look. You’ll be surrounded by gardens of azaleas, rhododendrons and dogwoods in the spring or large shady oaks and roses in the summer and fall. Don’t forget the binoculars since nature provides an assortment of songbirds and waterfowl around the lake.
Arbor House of Black Mountain   Black Mountain                (866) 669-9303












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