Natural Serenity
Global Traveler|April - May 2021
Umstead Spa channels the native terrain of North Carolina.
BECCA HENSLEY

Banjo-picking bluegrass star Earl Scruggs credited his home state for being the soul of his characteristic talent. “My music came up from the soil of North Carolina,” he said. Driving through the state’s northeastern Piedmont region, an area rife with old pine growth, flowering dogwood trees, maples, oaks, hemlocks, wildflowers and herbs, it’s easy to intuit his inspiration. Just glimpsing the foothill-peppered terrain, a swath lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains, awakens something in the heart. That’s what makes the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary — basically a suburb of Raleigh — so unique. Enveloped by 12 acres of verdant woodland near William B. Umstead State Park, it overlooks a lake and a well-marked nature path. Surprisingly, though, the stylish hotel does not lie in the bucolic countryside. Occupying prime real estate just off the highway, a few exits from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, it nevertheless melds into nature as an urban oasis and greenspace just spitting distance from the concrete jungle.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

RELATED STORIES

VIETNAMESE CARMAKER TO BUILD ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN N CAROLINA

A Vietnamese automaker announced plans to build a plant in North Carolina to manufacture electric vehicles, promising to bring 7,500 jobs and ending the state’s streak of near-misses for landing carmakers.

3 mins read
Techlife News
April 02, 2022

VIETNAMESE CARMAKER TO BUILD ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN N CAROLINA

A Vietnamese automaker announced plans to build a plant in North Carolina to manufacture electric vehicles, promising to bring 7,500 jobs and ending the state’s streak of near-misses for landing carmakers.

3 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 01, 2022

Hot or Not?

On the handling of ambiguous emergencies

7 mins read
Flying
October 2021

US buyout giant KKR rides in to take over Raleigh owner

THE owner of cherished British bicycle brand Raleigh is the latest company to fall into private equity hands with US buyout giant KKR sealing a €1.56 billion (£1.3 billion) deal for Accell.

1 min read
Evening Standard
January 24, 2022

Navy aiming to boost number of female recruits

PLEDGE TO HAVE 25% REPRESENTATION

1 min read
The Herald
December 11, 2021

Navy's push for female recruits

THE Royal Navy yesterday pledged to make sure 25 per cent of new recruits are women.

1 min read
Daily Express
December 09, 2021

Once bitten, twice shy

Whether they bite, suck or sting, some insects are a downright pain in the arm, says Simon Lester, as he identifies the most troublesome little nippers

7 mins read
Country Life UK
September 15, 2021

A brief chat with... Patrick Bramman

Of the many reasons to join the VMCC, wanting to race isn’t perhaps the most common one – and once you’re in...

5 mins read
The Classic MotorCycle
December 2020

We'd rather ride out winter

WE would prefer to cycle in high winds and driving rain than risk catching the virus on public transport, a study shows.

1 min read
Daily Express
October 03, 2020

LIGHT SPORT CHAMP

It could have been a contender: while ACA’s much improved 7EC was the best Champ of all – and popular with owners – it only saw limited production

10 mins read
Pilot
February 2020