Event description

Please join Our State at the 21st Annual Best of Our State January 4-6, 2019, at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year.

Your Weekend Package Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations
  • 2 Southern-style breakfasts
  • Friday night concert with the Kruger Brothers
  • Reception Friday evening
  • Saturday night dinner and An Evening with O.Henry: Stories and Songs
  • Admission to ALL seminars Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning

Pinehurst consists of a variety of accommodations including The Carolina Hotel, The Villas, The Holly Inn, and The Manor Inn.

The Carolina Hotel
Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,”this century-old hotel boasts 230 spacious guest rooms with 25 suites and parlors all wrapped by an expansive veranda.

The Villas
Located adjacent to The Carolina Hotel, the Villas feature four private, separately keyed guest rooms that share a spacious shared parlor, wet bar, and dining area. Upstairs Villas feature balconies with rocking chairs and downstairs Villas feature spacious patios for relaxing outdoors. We currently offer 11 four bedroom villas. Villa bedrooms feature 2 queen beds in each bedroom. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar, and safe

The Holly Inn
Built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst’s first hotel and is located in the heart of The Village. The Four Diamond Holly features 82 guest rooms and suites, each as unique as the hotel itself. The Holly Inn opened on New Year’s Eve in 1895. Twenty guests paid $3 for a night’s stay to welcome the first New Year in Pinehurst history. Every detail has been attended to. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images, reminiscent of times gone by. You’ll see the fine touches in every nook, from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps, to the reading selection in the library, and to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room.

The Manor Inn
Located a short walk from The Carolina Hotel is the casual The Manor Inn. Built in 1923, the intimate Manor features 42 guest rooms including suites and adjoining rooms. All rooms feature modern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions. As with all resort accommodations, guests of The Manor Inn enjoy access to resort restaurants, pools, spa, fitness center, golf, and more. Complimentary shuttle service is provided throughout the resort.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Carolina Hotel includes luxury Villa sleeping room accommodations. Please specify your selection on the Reservation Form. The Resort will make every effort to honor specific building requests. If your request is not available, the best substitution will be made and you will be notified by our Reservations Team.


Total cost: $995.00 per couple, based on double occupancy. Single rates are available.

For more information about reservations, please contact Stacie Kennedy at Pinehurst by phone at (855) 265-9091 or by email at Stacie.kennnedy@pinehurst.com.


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Jeanne Robertson

  • Award-winning humorist featured on SIRIUS/XM Radio’s Family Comedy channel
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Sheri Castle

  • Food writer — “Talking With Our Mouths Full — Stories of Food, Family, and Memories”
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Bland Simpson

  • Author, professor, and musician — “A Sound Country Serenade”
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Dr. Elliot Engel

  • Humorist and historian — “Leonardo da Vinci: Before the Code”
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Ben Owen III

  • An American studio potter working in Seagrove — “Molded by Clay: My Life as a Potter”
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Kruger Brothers

  • World-famous bluegrass band known for their unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh and innovative sound
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5 By O.Henry

  • Stories and songs celebrating one of North Carolina’s most famous short story writers, starring the 5 By O.Henry cast from Greensboro
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Dr. Robin G. Cummings

  • Chancellor of UNC Pembroke — “From Cucumbers to Cardiac Surgery to Chancellor: Finding Your Why”


Create lasting memories with Our State. Our trips and events blend travel, food, history, people, and places to create a unique and one-of-a-kind experience. Surround yourself with Southern hospitality as you indulge your spirit of discovery. Learn more about Our State at ourstate.com.