No matter what you or your partner’s passions may be, Pinehurst is the one place ready to indulge every one of them. So, what does the ultimate couples vacation at Pinehurst look like? It’s probably a bit different for everyone, but this curated itinerary puts together a weekend filled with some of our favorite highlights from this one-of-a-kind place, with the possibility of adding even more.


Bedroom -The Magnolia Inn - Pinehurst accommodations


Settle in and take a breath.

As a couple, you really can’t go wrong when booking your stay. The Carolina Hotel is the majestic, stately and flagship hotel of Pinehurst, and it’s newly renovated rooms will wrap you in luxury, but in the heart of the Village, the recently renovated rooms at The Magnolia Inn set the perfect scene for a romantic couples getaway.


Casual and carefree spirits.

Enjoy a fun dinner and atmosphere at Pinehurst Brewing Co., then walk mere steps up the hill to The Manor and enjoy a nightcap at the North & South Bar, a whiskey bar featuring classic and original cocktails and more than 70 differing spirits. It’s the perfect place to wile away the evening, whether in the stylish bar or by the cozy fire pits on the patio.

Carriage rides and things to do in Pinehurst NC at Pinehurst Resort


Breakfast with a side of charm.

What better way to start the day – any day in Pinehurst – than with the breakfast buffet at The Carolina Hotel? All of the traditional southern fixin’s are there, but so is the pianist, who adds a little extra level of elegance to the morning.


Choose your adventure.

Relaxation and convenience:

Take a tranquil retreat to the Spa at Pinehurst, which offers an array of spa treatments like a relaxing aromatherapy massage. The New England-style Village of Pinehurst is just down the brick pathway from any of our hotels, and within its winding streets are the little shops and restaurants you thought only still existed in old movies. Leave the car parked as just about everything in Pinehurst is within walking distance, rent a pair of bikes or enjoy complimentary shuttle service around the Village.

Explore the fun of the game:

You’ll find there may be no better time at Pinehurst than the Golden Hour. You’ll find a vibrant vibe at the Resort Clubhouse, where the fun of golf is alive at The Cradle short course or the putting course, Thistle Dhu. Find a spot on the veranda and watch golfers play the 18th hole of famed No. 2 and enjoy bites and drinks from the Deuce, one of the best pubs in all of golf. After all, you are at Pinehurst!


Sip and savor.

Dining at Pinehurst offers your choice of whatever you are in the mood for. You may enjoy the casual elegance of the Carolina Dining Room (don’t worry, no jackets required), though the American fare of The Tavern at The Holly Inn might be Pinehurst’s best-kept dinner secret. Cap your evening with a cool cocktail among the fire pits just outside The Carolina Hotel, soaking in the pine-scented ambiance that has greeted guests for decades.

After dinner, reserve a horse-and-carriage ride through the Village and surrounding areas.

Coffee House pastries


Wake up slow.

Breakfast, the Carolina Coffee Shop and the veranda rocking chairs are calling again. Or maybe, this time, enjoy coffee and the Village at an outside table at the Roast Office, which also houses the Given-Tufts used bookstore. It’s a 2-minute walk from any of our hotels.


Don’t rush off.

Does a golf retreat or a couples spa experience beckon again today? No rush to leave Pinehurst, so take your time. Another idyllic small town setting is in nearby Southern Pines, just a 5-minute car ride away. Pro-tip: Ride in style by reserving a BMW with our Guest Drive program.

At Pinehurst, time tends to find a way of slowing down, allowing you to consider the important things in life again – each other.

The beauty of Pinehurst is you may not want to leave. And, since the Bed & Breakfast package always offers a 1-night stay, why not consider putting work off for another day…

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