Have you been itching for a vacation fit for a cowboy? Maybe you've recently rewatched Tombstone or played Red Dead Redemption and it's giving you all the western wanderlust. If you reckon you love everything that's "wild west," you'll be pleased to know you won't need to travel across the states to enjoy that atmosphere.\nTucked away in rural North Carolina, only a short drive north of Charlotte is the hidden gem known as Love Valley.\nEditor's Choice: Canada's Set To Suffer Through An Extra Cold & Snowy Winter This Year (VIDEO)\nDays go a little slower in this small town of no more than 100 people. It has all the simplicities a cowboy or cowgirl could dream of — but with all of today's modern amenities.\nBut perhaps the most charming feature is that it's not only built to look like a wild west town in the 1800s but that the townspeople take their theme seriously.\nFeatured is a saloon, general store and even a corral. Most authentic of all though is that no vehicles are allowed on the main strip, but there are plenty of horse hitching posts to park your pony at! Giddy up!\nView this post on Instagram Quite a few ATFO trainers and horses will be in Love Valley this whole weekend, along with HOP founder, Tinia, for a trail riding adventure! If you're in the area and would like to meet #hopteammercury, #hopteamchoctaw, #hopteamminx, #hopteamcarmin or #hopteamjefferson - message us! And stay tuned for some livesteaming fun and photos of this weekend! https://townoflovevalley.com A post shared by Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue (@heart_of_phoenix_equine_rescue) on Jul 22, 2020 at 4:05pm PDT\nThe town itself is small and can be walked through easily in under an hour, however, there are miles of horse trails that surround the area just begging to be explored. You can even rent a trusty steed and saddle up for an adventure.\nView this post on Instagram We took a trip to North Carolina this weekend to visit with friends and enjoy some time on Lake Norman. I read about Love Valley and had to check it out! https://townoflovevalley.com/ A post shared by Corbett Farms (@thecorbettfarms) on Jul 5, 2020 at 4:25pm PDT\nBut if you don't fancy yourself a horseman, you can simply grab something to eat at the cafe or stop at Miss Kitty's B&B for a snooze, then take a seat on one of the many wooden porches to admire the endearing atmosphere.\nView this post on Instagram check out the closest "wild west" town to Florida 💖🤠👢 A post shared by @ sunburntblogger on Aug 25, 2020 at 11:40am PDT\nHere you can really let your mind wander as you escape reality and imagine a simpler world where gold mining and cattle roping were the only two things that mattered.\nLove Valley North Carolina\nPrice: FREE to visit!\nWhen: 24/7, but store hours vary\nAddress: Love Valley, North Carolina \nWhy You Need To Go: Enjoy all of the "wild west" charms without ever leaving the east coast.\nWebsite\n\n\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.