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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.


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.


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.


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.

Where Nature, Art, & Wellness Unite

It's so wonderful to have a gem of a property like the Umstead in the Raleigh area.

- 2019-02-01

We had heard amazing things about the property and restaurant but it was beyond all of our expectations!

- 2019-03-01

From the staff at the front door to the spa, everyone is helpful, positive and willing to do whatever it takes to make their guests feel welcome.

- 2019-04-01

I can't wait to go back. It's truly an oasis.

- 2019-05-01

Having our wedding at The Umstead was an absolute dream come true

- 2019-06-01

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. 

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.