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About Us

Learn More About Our Luxury, Lakefront Getaway

Tucked into 12 acres of serene woodlands overlooking a private lake, The Umstead Hotel and Spa is located in Cary, North Carolina, near the protected forest setting of the William B. Umstead State Park. Stunning interiors accentuated with privately curated fine art, 150 luxury guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine, a stimulating spa and gracious hospitality set the Umstead among the finest hotels in the Raleigh area and the only Forbes Five-Star Hotel in North Carolina.

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The Umstead's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion


The Umstead Hotel and Spa is against racism and systemic injustice at the highest level and we stand with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color team members, guests, and communities. We vow to be a part of the solution not just during this time, but every day in the months and years to come, by listening, learning, educating, donating, and voting. We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion and remain steadfast in our obligation to care for all communities.

Variety of dishes & drinks served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Herons Restaurant

One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around  Raleigh, North Carolina.

Relaxing massage beds, lounge area & jacuzzi in The Spa treatment room at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Umstead Spa

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a haven of wellness and tranquility consistently acclaimed among the best spas in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. 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 into the whispering Carolina pines.

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
Gift bag featuring poster cards at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Gift Cards

The ideal gift for any occasion, The Umstead Gift Card is available for purchase in any dollar amount and redeemable throughout The Umstead Hotel and Spa.