We have heard the sayings about “all work and no play” but often times we have to focus on work when traveling for business and feel exhausted when we return. There are plenty of little indulgences to take advantage of at The Umstead to make your next business trip feel closer to a vacation.
Spa facilities – all of our guests receive complimentary access to the spa facilities Monday through Thursday. Make the most of our relaxation lounges, eucalyptus steam room, sauna, whirlpool and outdoor current pool and let your day of meetings or your red eye flight melt away. Open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; be sure to pop in, even if it is only for a 10 minute steam.
Quick pick me up- have a few more minutes to spare? Try one of our 30 minute treatments. Our Relax and Renew facial is designed to give you the feeling of a power nap, our 25 minute Custom Massage to target a specific are like the feet you have been standing on all day, or our Pure Manicure for a quick clean and trim before shaking hands all morning.
The pool – if you have an afternoon or a morning available before leaving, then head down to the outdoor pool. Relax in the sun and take a dip, we won’t tell the boss.
Live music in the evening – after listening to presentations all day, it’s time to spend the evening listening to our live music in the Bar and Lounge. With Robert Starling on the piano, it makes for a great way to close out the day.
Coffee in the morning - pop downstairs for complimentary coffee and pastries every morning in The Bar & Lounge. You can sit indoors amongst the art or take your coffee to the terrace and enjoy it lakeside. We also offer complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, whether you are a guest or not, so you can always do a little work with your coffee if you need to.
If you feel like heading out on the town, visit one of our favorite local restaurants or if you want to stay put, indulge in a gastronomic experience with our 10 course Chef’s Kaiseki tasting menu in Herons. Because remember, all work and no play is no way to spend your next trip.