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Recent North Carolina reviews

  • Great location

    "We were visiting our children on their fall break from Furman University and Virginia Tech..The location of this cottage was perfect....a very short walk to Chimney Rock center and Lake lure was only a mile away...We rarely used our car....We did so much during our 4 night stay, mini golf, kayaking, zip lining, apple picking in Hendersonville(less than a15 minute drive to the nearest orchard) and traveling to Asheville, about a half hour or so away..This is an older home with a very small kitchen, the dining room was a nice size and the rest of the cottage was spacious and accommodated our large group well...Crimson cottage is near a river making it is a little musty but has working air conditioning that helped clear the air...The bedrooms were very nice and there were also pullout couches in the living room, plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably...The huge upstairs was great and the kids had fun hanging out in their own private area, playing games and watching movies...We loved the yard and the veiw from the backyard facing the cliff is beautiful! The house is in a neighborhood but the yard is big and we had fun playing horseshoes and enjoyed sitting around the the fire we made in the rustic fire pit....Our family had a lovely long weekend and we will cherish our time and the memories we made at Chimney rock and Crimson cottage."
    Guest: Diane70 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Family Vacation

    "This was the first time we had taken our girls to the beach (age 2 and 6). Kailua Cottage was perfect for our family. It was very clean and nicely kept. I didn't mind letting my little ones walk around barefoot (which I would never do in a hotel!) It was so nice to have access to the owners sand toys, kites, and chairs and not have to worry about buying them for our long weekend. The outside shower was wonderful to wash off my girls after rolling around in the sand - plus it was a fun treat to be able to shower outside! The distant from the beach was not too far for our 2 year old to walk. We ate almost every meal outside on the picnic table and I enjoyed having the gate that went across the deck as so I could run in and not fear my little one would tumble down the stairs. It was a short drive to the aquarium and Ft. Fisher which were nice to visit. My oldest wants to move in and stay here forever! We can't wait to plan another visit in this great house! Thank you for making our families first beach trip such a great one! We can't wait to come again next year."
    Guest: Kendall M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • The Best Time Ever !

    "We loved our stay in Cabin 5. Ivor and Linda are the best host you could ask for. The cabin is spacious and the night sky is amazing. We did a lot of sight seeing in Bryson City, Deep Creek, Cherokee, Cashiers, Dry Falls and Highland Falls. Our next trip will be to just stay in the cabin, hike around the area and maybe enjoy some snow. When we arrived the fire place was already set up to start a fire, the kitchen has anything you need to cook and there is a gas grill on the porch. This was a much needed vacation and we could not be happier with our stay. Thanks Linda and Ivor !"
    Guest: Karen P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 7, 2014
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  • Great getaway family and kids friendly

    "Place is Excellent, great place for family and kids."
    Guest: Swamy M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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North Carolina Travel Tips

North Carolina is a gorgeous coastal state with an interesting history, plenty of nature and many awesome sites for travelers. Here are some of the top things to do and see during your travels to the Tarheel State:

Raleigh

North Carolina’s capital and second-largest city is known as The City of Oaks for its abundance of oak trees, and there’s plenty to do and see here:

Museums

Check out the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for interesting exhibits and a peek at scientists at work in the Nature Research Center. The North Carolina Museum of Art is another free gem. See works spanning 5,000 years back and let the kids explore sculptures in the surrounding nature trails at Museum Park. The fountains in the beautiful Rodin Courtyard are also a must-see. Visit North Carolina Museum of History, also free, to see the state’s story from 18th century clay pottery to the Wright Brothers’ historic flights. The Marbles Kids Museum isn’t free but has plenty of interactive exhibits for learning through play, including a near-life-size chess game, a faux pizza shop and a massive pirate ship replica.

Nature

- Take a walk among the flowers at the JC Raulston Arboretum or the Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden. The acres and acres of blooms, plants and hiking trails at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in nearby Chapel Hill are also a must-visit.

- Ride the train and carousel and rent paddle boats in Pullen Park, just east of North Carolina State’s north campus.

- Go bicycling, hiking and horseback riding in Umstead State Park in northwest Raleigh.

- Hike Bobbitt Hole Trail or kayak on a rushing river in 3900 acres of hills, oaks and scenic beauty in Eno River State Park.

Charlotte

North Carolina’s largest city is the home of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, and there’s plenty to do and see in the Queen City:

What to Do

- Go wild at the 105-acre Carowinds water and theme park, which has something for everyone.

- Engage in hands-on science and technology projects and see a science-themed documentary at Discovery Place in Uptown.

- Stroll in scenic, 98-acre Freedom Park and be on the lookout for beautiful butterflies and birds.

- Be adventurous! Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center to go whitewater rafting on the nearby Catawba River, zipline or take a ropes course through the trees and try your hand - or rather feet - at stand-up paddleboarding.

- Spend time with the kids at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. It’s technically a library, but there are toys, exhibits, computer games and a theater. Check the schedule and buy tickets to one of many excellent traveling theater companies’ shows.

- Bike near the creek in scenic and relaxing Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

- Catch a Carolina Panthers NFL game at Bank of America Stadium.

What to See

- Check out the massive collection of art at the Mint Museum in Uptown. One of the most interesting exhibits is the collection of American and European textiles and costumes.

- Pay a visit to Carolina Raptor Center in northwest suburb Huntersville to learn about raptors - the hawk-like bird, not the dinosaur - and meet some of the resident orphan or injured raptors.

- Learn about African American history, art and culture at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture.

- Take a hike and look for creatures native to North Carolina at the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve.

- See early planes up close and learn the history of flight and North Carolina’s important role in it at the Carolina Aviation Museum

- View exhibits about Charlotte’s post-Civil War history at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are a popular visitor destination due to their natural beauty and shore location. Here are some excellent things to do and see on the Outer Banks:

- Take a lighthouse tour. Visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - the nation’s tallest - which had to be moved inland for preservation. On a cool day or during the early morning hours,climb to the top for gorgeous coastal views. Other lighthouses worth a visit include the one at Currituck Beach - supposedly haunted due to its dark history, the one on Bodie Island just south of Nags Head and Ocracoke Island’s lighthouse.

- Hit the miles of beautiful beaches! Frisco Beach on Hatteras Island is one of the best. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is a great place to climb the dunes and watch the sunset and Currituck Beach is perfect for sunbathing and horseback riding.

- Learn about the area’s history of shipwrecks - and even see some remnants - at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Hatteras Island. The structure itself is worth a view as it was made from part of an old boat’s hull.

- Stroll through the marine forest on the wooden boardwalk of the Estuarine Nature Walk in Corolla.

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