Chimney Rock Park: Located just
a mile away from our cabins, Chimney Rock Park has been a favorite
of travelers for 100 years. Enjoy the dramatic views from the
top of the 500 million year old monolith chimney, hike a variety
of trials and see one of North Carolina's highest waterfalls
(featured in the movie The Last of the Mohicans).
Click here to read
more about Chimney Rock Park.
Restaurants: When you need refreshment from
hiking and playing at the lake, there are many restaurants nearby
to try. Other neaby favorites include
View, Lake Lure Smokehouse,
Old Rock Cafe,
Riverwatch Bar & Grill,
El Lago, Duncan's BBQ,
1927 Lake Lure Inn,
Tiki Bar & Grill,
Medina's Village Bistro, Larkin's on the Lake and Bayfront Grill.
Lure: Walk to the beach and the town park on Lake Lure.
Enjoy a picnic by the lake, let the kids enjoy the playground
or play some tennis. Or get out on the lake with a pontoon boat
rental from Lake Lure Adventure Company.
More about Lake Lure.
Shopping: Stroll along the Riverwalk in
the quaint village of Chimney Rock. Have a fun photograph taken
at "Old Times," and enjoy a delicious banana
split, ice cream cone (69 flavors) or fudge at The
Rocking Leprechaun. Visit the many other gift shops, Bubba
O'Leary's Outfitters, John Bull Trading Company, Chimney Sweeps,
Featherheads , April's Boutique, Pam's Place, Fibber McGee's
and on to Bat Cave's Old Cider
Mill and Manual Woodworkers and Weavers. Get some deals
at Tanner Factory Outlet or go to nearby Hendersonville for
some 100 shops downtown.
Biltmore House: Spend the day touring largest
home in America, strolling through the extensive gardens, and
tasting wines in the winery. Click here to read more about Biltmore Estate.
Lure Flowering Bridge is a scenic pedestrian walkway
featuring an eclectic variety of blooms and bushes that pays
homage to Western North Carolina's natural flora. Once a busy
thoroughfare that connected Lake Lure to Chimney Rock, this
historic bridge built in 1925 was reclassified as a pedestrian
walkway in 2011 when a new bridge was opened to traffic. Sitting
atop the Rocky Broad River that feeds into stunning Lake Lure,
the bridge features local artwork and ornaments that add to
the scenic beauty of the bridge's Hickory Nut Gorge backdrop.
Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering
Bridge on Facebook to see more photos of this non-profit
Massage: Treat yourself to a wonderful experience
Lake Lure Salon & Spa with a Therapeutic Massage,
European Facial, and Salon Spa Pedicure & Manicure.
Blue Ridge Parkway: See some amazing mountain
scenery as you drive north or south on the Parkway from Asheville.
Drive north to Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain in the eastern
United States. Or drive south toward the Great Smoky Mountains.
There's plenty of overlooks and hiking trails along the way.
to read more about the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Asheville: There's plenty for the entire
family in Asheville. The vibrant downtown has more than 30 art
galleries, plus 200 stores and 50 restaurants. The Western North
Carolina Nature Center has 40 acres of animals in their natural
habitats. Click here
to read more about Asheville.
Horseback Riding: Enjoy our nature's
splendor by horseback at nearby Cedar
Creek Stables or Riverside Riding Stables.
Waterfalls: Explore the Land of
Waterfalls at Dupont State Forest.
Golf: There are several great golf courses
nearby to choose from, including the Municipal Golf Course, Apple Valley and
Gem Mining: See fossils and rare minerals
in the museum and go gem mining by the river at
Broad River Gems and Mining.
Tasting: Visit nearby wineries including
Vineyards or Green
Creek, or The Teensy Winery. And don't forget the big winery
at Biltmore Estate.
Zip Line Canopy Tour: The nearby
Canopy Ridge Farm adventure tour in Lake
Lure consists of six zip lines that are each designed with exhilarating
features including Zip Zilla which is over 1000 feet long and
engineered for speed. Come soar through the lush green forests
of the Blue Ridge Foothills and gain a new perspective for a
truly unique and exciting experience in nature. The adventure
park is nestled on 60 acres in the beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge.
Rutherfordton: Admire the attractive courthouse
square on a vibrant, easy-going all-American Main Street with
restaurants, shops, the Tanner Fine Ladies Wear outlet, and
KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum
with educational play that engages the mind and imagination.
Read more about to do in our Rutherford
Fall Color: The Autumn peak color for the
mountains around Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area is usually
the last week of October through the first week of November.
Often, the fall color show will last into mid November. Make
reservations for your cabin rental early!
Read the history of
Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure.
Watch a video slide show of our mountains!