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Empty Nesters' Getaway
After dropping the kids off at one of North Carolina's famed universities why not treat yourself to a well-deserved "Empty Nester's" Getaway. For years, you have been catering your travel to fit the needs of children. Well, now is the time to be selfish and think about only you. Why sit at home after the kids leave when you can embrace your newfound freedom and do some grow-up traveling?

Fill that empty nest with unforgettable experiences in the tranquil mountains of North Carolina. For the first time in probably a few years, go on a trip that specifically caters to adults, with fine food, luxurious accommodations and relaxing activities.

Visit romantic Lake Lure and stroll along the pristine waters where the movie "Dirty Dancing" was filmed. The lake offers all kinds of restful pastimes. Enjoy the peace and quiet in a one of our wonderful accommodations located throughout the area.

Not only is the Biltmore Estate a breathtaking site surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it also presents visitors with many other venues to explore. Taste some exquisite French wines at the award-winning Biltmore winery. Finally, take a stroll through some of the 8,000 acres of gardens where the plant life is meticulously manicured. Many of the original plants have been restored and preserved to reflect the historic beauty of the estate. Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at this gorgeous château right here in North Carolina.

"The premier winery in the East" is located along the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Shelton Vineyards offers tours and tasting every day of the week and presents a new taste from the Yadkin Valley to all its visitors. The grounds are beautifully manicured and conducive to picnicking with a refreshing bottle of wine. The newly opened Shelton Cheeses and Deli offers anything you would need in the way of picnic supplies. Westbend Winery in Lewisville is also a good place to tour and buy tasty North Carolina wines. After a fun-filled day at the vineyards, you can relax at a quiet bed and breakfast or cabin in the surrounding mountains. Spend the day kid-free among the vines.