Do you want to go on vacation with your friends, family, or partner but are unsure where to go? Fortunately for you, we have a great idea in mind! Instead of going to the same old spots that may be overpriced or crowded, why not try somewhere new? We are thinking of Dobson and Mount Airy, North Carolina. These beautiful mountain towns are ideal getaways for those who want to get in some outdoor exercise, check out the incredible views from the hiking trails and mountains, and explore some of the local culture. Let’s check out the best things to do in North Carolina and why Carolina Getaway Cabins is THE premier choice for vacationers who want to make the most out of their time away from home!
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Explore the Surrounding Area
One of the main perks of booking our NC Mountain vacation homes is that you can easily explore the surrounding area! We are situated right in the heart of the Dobson countryside, making it easy for you to explore, go for hikes, walk downtown, and see all that this nature-centric area has to offer.
If you didn’t know already, the Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the best hiding spots in the whole country. You can head out for easy walks in the woods, lung-busting peak hikes, or easy nature walks with your kids. There really is something for everyone! Dobson, NC, is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire state— and country! We are perfectly positioned near dozens of hiking trails in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This means that you can leave your cabin and be on a hiking trail, fishing pond, or green pasture in just minutes.
Not to mention, there are dozens of activities that are perfect for people of all ages and interests. Even if you do not like being outside going hiking or doing sports for hours on end, like fishing, fly-fishing, or bird watching, you can head into Dobson or one of the nearby cities for some other fun.
If you are a city person who wants to head into the “big city” every few days, you are spoilt for choice. Instead of being in a super remote area that is hard to get around, Dobson is within driving distance of Charlotte, Boone, or Greensboro. This means that you can head here for a day or overnight trip if you want to go to some new restaurants, check out the bar scene, or meet some other people.
Go for a Meal in Mount Airy, NC
If you are staying in Dobson or Mount Airy at one of our North Carolina Mountains vacation homes, chances are you may want to go out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks during your stay. We don’t blame you — you are on holiday, after all! We recommend checking out one of our favorite eateries, ranging from casual spots to high-end restaurants.
First on our list is our ideal lunch spot. You can get takeaway food here for a nice picnic lunch or sit inside at the Main Street restaurant that is so well known for its hefty sandwiches and appearance on The Andy Griffith Show. We recommend getting one of the casual breakfast plates, like eggs and toast, a hefty sandwich, like the pork chop creation, or other BBQ dishes that are perfect for meat lovers who want no-frills cooking.
Another great spot to check out for a takeaway dessert for your party at your cabin or for a mid-afternoon pick me up is Miss Angels Heavenly Pies. Getting some baked goods during your stay in Mount Airy Is a must! You can’t go wrong with the filled pies, creamy brownies, mouthwatering cake, or crispy cookies. We recommend some of their moonshine-infused baked goods (for the adults, of course!) and try the salted caramel brownie for the kids.
If you can’t get enough of the sweets, then we have another great place in mind. Check out the Bear Creek Candy Kitchen to get some of the best fudge in the entire state! You Can choose from a wide variety of flavors that are sure to make everyone in your guest group happy. We love the chocolate walnut, espresso, cookie, and birthday cake fudge varieties!
Go for a Hike
As we said, Carolina Getaway Cabins have tons of NC Mountain vacation homes that are perfectly situated right in the heart of the wilderness. Not only are we still close to nearby shopping and amenities, but we offer closeness to dozens of hiking trails that are great for sightseeing, getting in some exercise, and going for walks with your family or friends. You can also bring your young children and dogs on these hikes!
We have a few favorites that are perfect for a wide range of skill levels and ages. One of our top choices of hiking trails in the Mount Airy area is Pilot Mountain State Park. This expansive green area features over 3,700 acres for you to use for playing outdoor games, playing sports with your kids, playing fetch with your dog, and going on long walks.
We recommend trying to complete the Little Pinnacle Overlook Trail if you want to get far-reaching views from the top of the Little Pinnacle Bluff. This is a moderate trail that is great for older kids and families during a healthy vacation. If you would rather try something a bit more challenging, try the Jomeokee Trail to get a birds-eye view of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and towns down below!
Another great trail to do during your vacation in Mount Airy is Hanging Rock State Park. head here to check out nearly 20 miles of trails that range from easy forest walks to lung-busting peak trails. We recommend doing a combination of trails that take in incredible sights, like cascading waterfalls, mountain caves, green pastures, and everything in between. We like the wheelchair accessible trail that is good for older adults and those who want to go on family-friendly stroll.
Amenities in Our North Carolina Vacation Homes
Last but not least, all of our properties at Carolina Getaway Cabins offer great amenities that are perfect for stew who want to relax, kick back, and chill out during their stay. Instead of being at a hotel, where you may not have many amenities, the mountain cabins in Dobson and Mount Airy offer shareable amenities you will love! You can use the hot tubs, private balconies, mountain views, outdoor hot tubs, and sports games that can keep you and your kids entertained during the entirety of your stay — no matter how long!
Use Carolina Getaway Cabins to Book Your Stay Today
Doesn’t this sound like a relaxing and stress-free holiday? We think so too! Instead of booking a crowded hotel room that is too small for your group, we recommend using Carolina Getaway Cabins to book a spacious and modern house, apartment, or cabin that combines a rustic vibe with up-to-date amenities.
We know that you are going to have the time of your life if you put your trust in us to book your holiday — our customers keep coming back year after year due to our hands-on service, high levels of customer experience, modern aunties, cool interior design, and perfect location.