Home Away from Home in Rowan County, North Carolina

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Attractions

If you have plans to travel to Rowan County, North Carolina, or somewhere close by you may be interested in some of the lovely locations available to you that provide that “home away from home” feel while you visit.  You also may be a local who is just looking for an “escape” for a weekend. Let me help you find a few special places located here!

Cherry Treesort

Cherry Treesort provides a fun and adventurous way to enjoy a stay with unique housing. Staying in one of their beautiful treehouses alone is just a fun idea and a fun way to vacation. Built high above the ground you will find beautiful treehouses to accommodate all your needs.  Whether you are looking for a special weekend away for two or a larger group that wants to gather in a unique setting you will find that the Cherry Treesorts will meet your needs. Be sure to plan because these houses are extremely popular and stay booked. The extra amenities that are provided make your visits even more enjoyable such as fire pits, swings, entertainment, and so much more!

Currently, there are ten tree houses, two of which are Hobbit Houses. The price range varies from $131- $212 a night. They are located at 1920 Flat Rock Rd, China Grove, North Carolina.  You can visit their site at www.cherrytreesort.com and book a trip you are not likely to forget!

Historic Gold Hill

I recently wrote a blog about the Eastern part of Rowan County. In that blog, East Rowan County…Rich in History – Live Original (yourrowan.com) I spoke about Historic Gold Hill.  You can also find accommodation there for a vacation.  “A Simpler Time” is a two-bedroom apartment that is located above the 1906 General Store.  You will have plenty of privacy and the wonderful Gold Hill Village where you can shop and dine.  Visit at A Simpler Time – Historic Gold Hill to start your next vacation!


Another area close to Salisbury is the beautiful Kannapolis area. My searches took me to either Airbnb or Booking.com. There are some adorable homes that are for rent such as Millie the Mill House which are close to their downtown area where you can shop and dine as well as catch a ballgame depending on the time of the year! Be sure to check them out as they may also fulfill your needs during a visit.

Bed and Breakfast Stays

If a bed and breakfast is more your style, then let me make a few suggestions for you.

Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast” is a historic home located at 324 North Fulton Street, Salisbury.  Rooms in this Colonial Revival-Style Home built in 1919 for Dr. Ernest Stokes range from $140-$160 a night. Your stay includes beautiful accommodations showcased in reminders of its historic value to our community, a full English Breakfast, and an evening reception. The owners, Andrew and Mary Walker, both are from Northern England and came to the US in 1991.  Should you be arriving by train at our lovely Historic Depot you can expect to be picked up in style in the owner’s Jaguar. Everyone raves over their stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast. For more information and reservations visit www.acrossthepondbandb.com.

Turn of the Century Bed and Breakfast” is located at 529 South Fulton Street, Salisbury.  This beautiful Victorian home was built in 1905 as a residence and was known as the Heilig-Dees home.  They have hosted guests since 1999 following an extensive renovation.  The Heilig-Dees home was purchased in 1997 by Karen Windate of Georgia with this being the second Victoria home that she has renovated.  Reviews let you know that you will be well cared for during your visit.    This home offers an array of rooms to suit any needs and prices range from $140-$175 a night.  During your visit you will be invited to enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room, and if you like enjoy coffee and/or tea on their beautiful front porch.  Visits and reservations can be made at www.turnofthecenturybb.com.

Both above-mentioned bed and breakfast locations are close to Downtown Salisbury for shopping, dining, and Bell Tower Green Park. All of these are within walking distance of these locations.

High Rock Lake

Another great place to find a relaxing stay is High Rock Lake. Both Rowan and Davidson Counties share this beautiful lake. This past Spring, I taught a private yoga class to some out-of-town and out-of-state visitors for a Bride’s weekend. They found their house on Airbnb and doing the class with the view of the lake around us was both beautiful and relaxing. Recently another blogger with Your Rowan, Joyce Caron-Mercier, wrote a blog about Airbnb’s on High Rock.  Enjoy reading it here!  Airbnb On the Lake – Live Original (yourrowan.com).

High Rock Lake Sunset

In Your Search

I found as I was looking for accommodations that most of these are listed on the Airbnb website. You may also have some luck on VRBO. I do want to caution you to search for Salisbury, North Carolina because there is also a Salisbury located in England. I landed on a few there and they are fabulous just like ours here at home.

No matter whether you travel from home for business or pleasure you are sure to find a comfortable place to stay here in Rowan County. All the places mentioned are easily found off I-85.  Join us soon and find out why we like calling Rowan home!

About The Author

Janet Ruffin

I’m an adventurous soul that loves to interact with people everywhere I go. You might say I’ve never met a stranger! I look forward to discovering and sharing all the things Rowan County has to offer because it’s Your Rowan!