Planning a fancy fall weekend getaway? 14 luxury hotels within driving distance of Charlotte

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This article was originally published September 15, 2017 and has been updated.

Looking for a fancy resort within driving distance from Charlotte for a relaxing weekend? We’ve got your back.

With my in-laws close by, I’m trying to get more weekend road-trip getaways on the calendar. As a young parent, it’s a more achievable way to travel. That said, I’m also looking to go fancy.

Below is a list of the top luxury hotels within a 5-hour drive of Charlotte.

I’ve already been to Palmetto Bluff (outstanding) and up next on my personal travel bucket list is Primland and The Willcox. I’ve heard Blackberry Farms is amazing, but it’s expensive.

Blackberry Farm

Known for: Renowned cuisine featuring ingredients grown onsite 
Walland, Tennessee
Driving time: 4 hours and 15 minutes


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Montage Palmetto Bluff

Known for: Water activities on the May River, their extensive nature reserve and a signature Jack Nicklaus signature golf course
Bluffton, South Carolina
Driving time: 3 hours and 50 minutes

[Agenda Story: 30 photos from a perfect romantic getaway at Palmetto Bluff]


Known for: Outdoor activities and world-class golf and spa
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Driving time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Old Edwards Inn & Spa

Known for: Mountain retreat feel featuring fine dining and a destination spa
Highlands, North Carolina
Driving time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

The Sanctuary at Kiawah

Known for: World-class golf on South Carolina’s coast
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Driving time: 3 hours and 55 minutes


The Willcox

Known for: Renovated historic property in downtown Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Driving time: 2 hours and 35 minutes

Proximity Hotel

Known for: LEED Platinum building featuring some of the area’s best food at their restaurant Print Works
Greensboro, North Carolina
Driving time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Spectator Hotel

Known for: One of the south’s best hotels ideally located in the heart of Charleston 
Charleston, South Carolina
Driving time: 3 hours 

The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Known for: Spa retreat just 10 minutes from Raleigh
Cary, North Carolina
Driving time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Known for: Award-winning spa and Donald Ross golf course
Asheville, North Carolina
Driving time: 2 hours and 20 minutes


Inside the spa, via Omni Hotels

Keswick Hotel & Golf Club

Known for: Historic on-site Keswick Golf Club with full range of club activities including golf, tennis and archery
Keswick, Virginia
Driving time: 4 hours and 15 minutes

The Greenbrier

Known for: Historic, 240-year-old resort with golf and a Sporting Club experience in partnership with revered publication Garden & Gun 
Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Driving time: 3 hours and 51 minutes

The Swag

Known for: Stunning mountain views 5,000 feet above sea level
Location: Waynesville, North Carolina
Driving time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

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The Carolina Hotel

Known for: 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms on the sprawling Pinehurst campus
Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
Driving time: 2 hours

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