Hi. We are planning a trip to North Carollina to look at colleges over Easter break. Looking at UNC, Duke and Wake Forest. Would like suggestions for a nice central place to make our base of operations. Need a dog friendly property (travel with a well behaved lab). Wanted something special, to make Easter holiday nice too. Thinking possibly of a rental - looks as though there is a lake area west of Raleigh - any input re that area? Thanks! A very harried mom!!!