It was hard to narrow down the photos of North Carolina we love. But these will give you a clue as to the state's diversity - with black bear cubs to pastel coloured houses; waterfalls and Cherokee culture; swampland sunsets and the astonishing Biltmore Estate.
Secluded log cabin retreat set in acres of rolling woodlands
Experience the abundance of marine life on the Crystal Coast
Original farmstead lodging amid acres of farmland and forest
Friendly Victorian bed and breakfast in artsy Weaverville
Boutique bed and breakfast in historic building in Durham.