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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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
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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.