100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in North Carolina

North Carolina Coast, Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are located off the North Carolina coast and surrounded by 900 miles of water.  These barrier islands are comprised of wildlife refuges, maritime forests, sand dune beaches, small romantic hotels and bustling seaside towns.

First Colony Inn

6720 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Milepost 16, Nags Head, Outer Banks, NC

Historic shingle-style inn with wrap-around porches.

T: +1 251 441-2343. 26 rooms. US$ 125-

Roanoke Island Inn

305 Fernando St., Manteo, Outer Banks, NC

On a large lot surrounded by gardens, it has expanded since the 1860’s when it was the innkeeper’s great-great-grandmother’s beachfront cottage. In a quiet setting, yet only a block from Manteo’s shops, restaurants and waterfront activity.

T: +1 252-473-5511. 9 room b&b. US$ 118-

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lush southern Appalachian mountains with craggy peaks, noted fall color, and expansive views. A world heritage designated site.

The Swag Inn

Waynesville, North Carolina

Rustic inn with deluxe amenities sits on mountain ridgeline overlooking the Smoky Mountains.This romantic hotel is located 30 miles west of Asheville.

T: +1 828 926-0430. 16 rooms. US$ 265-


Asheville sits in a pretty river valley between the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountain ranges. Made noteworthy in the art world by its Black Mountain College, a progressive experimental college – now just a museum – that’s noted for the 1950’s art icons (de Kooning, Twombly, Rauschenberg, Motherwell & more) and poets who taught there. The “Santa Fe of the east”, downtown Asheville has over 30 art galleries and 50 restaurants. Also here and open for touring is the largest private residence ever built in the US – the Vanderbilt family’s chateau-like Biltmore Estate.

1889 Whitegate Inn & Cottages

173 E. Chestnut St., Asheville, North Carolina

4 Diamond b&b offers luxurious rooms and majestic mountain views just steps from downtown.

T: +1 (828) 253-2553. b&b

Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh

Arrowhead Inn

106 Mason Road, Durham, NC  27712

Elegant 4 Diamond b&b set in set in six acres of gardens and manicured lawns set in the heart of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh triangle.  This luxury inn was originally an 18th century plantation home.

T: +1 (919) 477-8430. b&b. 9 guestrooms and 2 cottages