The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

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Lake Lure

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Lake Lure, North Carolina

Located on the beautiful northern end of 720-acre Lake Lure, the town of Lake Lure NC offers an eclectic and tourist-oriented selection of shops, restaurants and accommodations. The town also has a boating facility, the Lake Lure Marina where boats can be rented, a public beach for swimming and a lovely lakeside park at the Morse Park peninsula  that is open to residents and visitors. The lake was created in 1927 by the creation of a hydroelectric dam on the Rocky Broad River and is considered one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in America by National Geographic.
    Covered, pontoon boat tours of Lake Lure are offered at the Marina and are a wonderful way to see this extraordinary lake. In recent years, the Lake Lure area has served as the filming location for several major motion pictures including Last of the Mohicans with Daniel
Day-Lewis; My Fellow Americans, a 1996 comedy starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner; and Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze. Lake Lure, for a town of its small size, is fortunate to have a great little library, the Mountain Branch Library, located at 150 Bill's Creek Road.

 

Resources
City Website: Lake Lure
: Town Hall, 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-9983
Facebook: Lake Lure
Location:
Central Mountains, 45 minutes south of Asheville
County: Rutherford County
: County Tourism Development Authority Offices, 1990 Highway 221 South, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-1492
Elevation & Population:
1,000 Feet, 1,000+
Visitor/Welcome Centers (2):
Hickory Nut Gorge Visitor Center, 2926 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 877-625-2725 and Rutherford Tourism Development Authority Center, 1990 Highway 221 South, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-1492
What's Happening in Rutherford County:
Rutherford Events, Rutherford County Recreation, Culture and Heritage Commission, 141 West Third Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-6074
City Chamber of Commerce:
Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 32, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 877-625-2725
County Chamber of Commerce: Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 162 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3090
County Tourism Development: Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, 1990 US Highway 221 South, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-1492
Newspaper: The Mountain Breeze, 828-625-9330
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Epic Theaters of Hendersonville  200 Thompson Street, Hendersonville NC 28792, 828-693-1146.

High School: R.S. Central High School, 641 US Highway 221 North, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3304
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Blue Ridge Community College, 180 Campus Drive, Flat Rock NC 28731; 828-883-2520
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Park Ridge Hospital, 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville NC 28792; 828-684-8501
Area Major Festivals: Lure of the Dragons (May), Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival (May)
Area Natural Attractions: Apple Orchards in Henderson County, Chimney Rock Park, Pisgah National Forest,
Lake Lure
Area Cultural Attractions:
Mountain Branch Library


Real Estate
 

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
La Strada at Lake Lure: (Italian) 2693 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-1118
Lakeview at Rumbling Bald: (American) Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, 112 Mountains Boulevard, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-694-3045
The Veranda Restaurant: (American) 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-2525

Casual & Family Dining
Azalea's at Rumbling Bald: (American) Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, 122 Mountains Boulevard, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-9882
Huckleberry's Restaurant and Bakery: (American) 959 Buffalo Creek Road,Lake Lure, NC 28746;828-625-2643

Larkin's On The Lake: (American) 1020 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4075
Point of View Restaurant: (American) 454 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4380


Cafes & Grills
Bayfront Bar & Grill: (Grill) Larkins on the Lake, 1020 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4075
Legends Deli & Pub at Rumbling Bald: (Deli) Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, 112 Mountain Boulevard, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-694-3032
The Moose & Goose Lounge: (Grill) 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-2525
Tiki Bar & Grill: (Grill) Geneva Riverside Lodging, 3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4121


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa: (Resort) 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-2525
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure: (Resort) 112 Mountains Boulevard, Lake Lure NC 28746; 800-419-3854
Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains: (Resort) 747 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure NC 28746; 800-829-3149


Hotels, Inns & Lodges
1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa: (Hotel) 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-2525
The Chalet Club: (Country Lodge & Cottages) 532 Washburn Road, Lake Lure NC 28746; 800-336-3309

Bed & Breakfasts
Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 1491 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 877-694-4029
Lodge on Lake Lure: (B&B) 361 Charlotte Drive, Lake Lure NC 28746; 800-733-2785
The Grafton Lodge: (County Lodge) 122 Harris Road, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-5567


Motels
Geneva Riverside Lodging: (Motel) 3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4121
Riverside Village Motel: (Motel) 6088 Highway 64/74A, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-2900

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Geneva Riverside Lodging: (Cabins) 3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-4121
The Grafton Lodge and Acorn Cabins: (Cabins) 122 Harris Road, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-5567

Rental Agencies
Carolina Properties: (Rentals) 2483 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-9800
Distinctive Mountain Lodging: (Rentals) 2975 Highway 64/74A, Lake Lure NC 28746; 877-371-5100
Dream Vacation Cabins: (Rentals) 1840 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-287-5121
Lake Country Vacation Rentals: (Rentals) 2992 Memorial Highway, Suite 101, Lake Lure NC 28746; 828-625-9119
Lake Lure Timeshare Rentals
: (Rentals available within Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains and Foxrun Townhouses) 877-815-4227
Vacation Resorts International: (Rentals at Fox Run Townhouses & Fairways of the Mountains) 866-469-8222
 

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