North Carolina is a state defined by a diverse natural landscape. From the white, sandy beaches of the Eastern shoreline, to the jagged, mountain peaks on the Western border, there is something here that everyone has come to enjoy in recent years. Yet, it is the mountainous landscape which has kept visitors coming back, and which is the perfect place to come if you are looking for a quiet mountain retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you’re here, make sure to choose a secluded mountain rental to stay in for the duration of your time away, which will help you reconnect with nature. Hike through the wilderness of Pisgah National Forest, where you can get lost in the trees, or climb up the famous Blue Ridge Mountains.