Lodging & Camping

There’s a lot to do and see on the Haw River Trail and in the surrounding area. If you’re making a longer trip of it, or just looking for a local weekend getaway, you’ll need a place to stay. In addition to traditional lodging chains available in nearby cities, be sure to consider an overnight stay with a more local touch. The following inns and bed & breakfasts offer local flavor and a unique experience, with locations convenient to the Trail and other local points of interest. If you’re looking for a more primitive, outdoor experience, try camping on the Trail itself! A comprehensive¬†list of lodging options for the area can be found¬†on the Alamance Convention & Visitors Bureau website.


Lodging

The Acorn Inn

A locally-owned, 12-suite luxury inn located 2 blocks from Elon University and only 3 miles from I-40. Convenient to the northern HRT Paddle Accesses and Shallow Ford Natural Area. A 2-bedroom VIP suite is available, as are special event packages. The owners make a significant effort to be environmentally conscious. Daily hot breakfast.

Contact

Location: 301 W. Haggard Ave., Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 585-0167

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The Acorn Suites

The Acorn Inn's new sister property in Mebane offers an extended stay option with 30 premium suites. Each suite features living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. Amenities include business and fitness centers and laundry on each floor. Enjoy open and spacious suites and Southern hospitality.

Contact

Location: 914 S. Fifth St., Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: (919) 568-9005

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River Landing Inn

A unique four-room B&B offering a peaceful retreat on over 20 acres of rolling pasture and hardwood forest in Saxpahaw. Long-time supporters of the Trail, the owners offer a 10% discount for guests visiting the HRT and go to great lengths to accommodate hikers and paddlers. Separate cottage also available. Continental breakfast.

Contact

Location: 5942 Whitney Rd., Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (919) 602-0296

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The Yurt at Frog Pond

A rustic yurt set deep in the woods of Saxapahaw. The single-room yurt accommodates up to 4 guests and has a separate bath house a short walk away. Guests have access to over 20 acres. Enjoy the deck with firepit and a hot tub overlooking Frog Pond. Offers a camping-like experience.

Contact

Location: 2800 Austin Quarter Rd., Graham, NC 27253
Phone: Please contact through Airbnb website

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Small B&B Cafe

A combined B&B and Cafe offering a truly unique experience in Pittsboro. With three "beautiful and unexpected" rooms, two designed by an architecture professor, it is also kid and pet friendly. The owners emphasize sustainability and environmental friendliness, with foods sourced from local farms and suppliers, a solar water heater, and cistern.

Contact

Location: 219 East St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 537-1909

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Inn at Bingham School

An award-winning historic B&B set in a beautiful country home dating to the early 1800s. Located between Saxapahaw and Chapel Hill, it offers four guest rooms appointed with luxurious antiques and fine linens. Enjoy a full hot breakfast, complimentary wine & cheese, and 10 acres of park-like grounds.

Contact

Location: 6720 Mebane Oaks Rd., Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: (919) 563-5583

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Camping

Shallow Ford Natural Area

Three primitive back country campsites. Available by reservation. Located approximately one mile from the parking area or via a dedicated paddle access on the Haw River.

Contact

Water and restrooms at parking area only. Camping is $10/night. Reserve online or call (336) 229-2410.

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Spirit Island

Two camping platforms. Operated by the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company. Only accessible via canoe or kayak on the Haw River. Located approximately one mile south of Swepsonville River Park.

Contact

Reserve by contacting the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company at (336) 260-6465.

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