Need some serious pampering but don’t have time to go far? Check out The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Central North Carolina's newest and nicest hotel. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel was a desperately needed addition to the lacking luxury RTP hotel market. It is a little oasis in the middle of the woods just 4 miles from RDU. In less than 24 hours we went from stressed to the max to COMPLETELY RELAXED! With a heated outdoor pool, a full service spa, an amazing restaurant and a walking path around a beautiful wooded lake, the Umstead has all the ingredients for a perfect get away from the real world.