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Distant view of the outdoor swimming pool at Umstead Hotel and Spa
Relaxing water fountain in the Meditation Garden area at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Nightstand with flowers & a lamp in a Suite at Umstead Hotel and Spa
Pathway by the lake with an exterior view of the hotel at Umstead Hotel and Spa
People enjoying dinner in the terrace overlooking the pool & trees at Umstead Hotel and Spa
Spa lobby with shelves of products by the front desk at Umstead Hotel and Spa
Landscape view of the Hotel & Lake at Umstead Hotel and Spa
Dining room featuring a round table surrounded by chairs at Umstead Hotel and Spa

Welcome to The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Indulge in Luxury at Our Hotel in Cary, NC

Tucked among whispering Carolina pines on 12 acres of lakefront landscape in Cary, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina’s Triangle region. Be welcomed into the only Forbes Five-Star Hotel in North Carolina and experience breathtaking views, stunning, art-filled interiors, exquisite dining and indulgent spa treatments in a setting where art, nature and wellness beautifully come together.

Come to The Umstead Hotel and Spa to discover a place completely hidden from the modern world yet just five minutes from the sights and attractions of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

Spacious Living room which can be closed off in One Bedroom Lake View Balcony Suite at The Umstead Hotel and Spa


Our 150 guest rooms and suites provide an incomparably tranquil and luxurious getaway in Cary, North Carolina. When the time comes to indulge and let go, whether for a romantic getaway or a corporate trip, our accommodations offer soothing sanctuaries.

Relaxing water fountain in the Meditation Garden area at The Umstead Hotel and Spa


Whether you’ve come to replenish your body and soul with a pampering spa therapy or to transform yourself with a beauty treatment, this is where life’s daily stresses and distractions disappear.

Close-up of a fine dish served with wine in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa


Led by 2019 James Beard Semifinalist and celebrated chef Steven Greene, our culinary team’s passion for locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as farm-fresh meats and seafood is evident in the exquisite food and beverage offerings at Herons restaurant.

Close-up of green ferns glistening with water droplets at Umstead Hotel and Spa

Where Nature, Art, & Wellness Unite

My husband and I just had our wedding at the Umstead this past weekend. We were absolutely blown away by every aspect of our experience. We will be back to stay! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

- 2024-05-18

What a gem nestled right in the heart of Cary. This has become my favorite stay-cation spot. 5 star treatment, 5 star atmosphere.

- 2023-12-01

Each and every staff member was exceptional. A superb hotel! Thank you so much for an extraordinary stay.

- 2024-06-08

“One of the best hotels I've ever stayed at. Perfection!” 

- 2024-05-01

 I have gone to many exotic places around the world and enjoyed many experiences; however, they pale in comparison to the experience I had at the Umstead. 

- 2024-05-30

The Umstead Hotel is truly one of my favorite Hotels in America. The ambience and peace of this place is a standout to me. The room quality is fantastic, the Bar is great, and the Spa is a Standout.

- 2024-01-22

Had a fabulous food and wine pairing dinner at Herons. Service was outstanding. Everything was top notch.

- 2024-04-11
Outdoor wedding arch featuring white flowers in the Wedding Lawn at Umstead Hotel and Spa

Say "I Do"

As one of the most romantic and tranquil wedding venues convenient to Raleigh, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa features elegantly appointed function spaces, luxury suites and gourmet catering to ensure a celebration and a honeymoon to remember. 

A man painting on a canvas by a river near Umstead Hotel and Spa

Featured Artists

The Umstead Hotel and Spa's private art collection is carefully curated, and features the works of renowned local and national artists, including famed glass artist Dale Chihuly. A dedicated art gallery, which changes seasonally, allows The Umstead to rotate new artists' work into the hotel to complement the permanent collection.