Exterior photo of the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska

Lambuth Inn

From rocking chairs on the front porch to quaint parlors, the Lambuth Inn is just right for guests looking for historic charm and an old-world feel.

Built in 1921, Lake Junaluska’s “stately lady” is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A renovation in 2018 added modern conveniences while preserving the inn’s historic details and atmosphere. Stroll through the gardens to nearby Inspiration Point to watch the sunset over the lake and mountains.

  • Lakeview rooms, handicap-accessible rooms and rooms with walk-in showers available
  • Room amenities include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and free wireless Internet
  • Elegant lobby and parlors
  • Christmas Memories year-round Christmas shop
  • Prayer room
  • On-site meeting rooms
  • Access to the Lake Junaluska Fitness Center and seasonal outdoor pool
  • Near The Terrace Hotel, where a daily hot breakfast is available for purchase

Access to Lambuth Inn via the bridge over the dam is weather dependent. Lambuth Inn can always be accessed by using our main entrance at 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, then following wayfinding signs.

Flowers outside the Lambuth Inn
Cherokee summer boat cruise

Specials & Packages

Independence Day Celebration Lodging Package

Bring your family and friends to Lake Junaluska in the mountains for a festive Fourth of July getaway! Lake Junaluska’s celebration has something for everyone from fireworks on Wednesday, July 3, to a parade and picnic to floating lanterns. Our Independence Day Celebration lodging package is available July 1-5 with a minimum 2-night stay at The Terrace Hotel and includes:

  • Nightly accommodations (2 night minimum)
  • Hot breakfast daily at The Terrace Hotel Dining Room
  • Keepsake Lake Junaluska logo cooler bag (perfect for picnics!)
  • Barbecue lunch at the Family Fun on the Fourth cookout buffet picnic event featuring live music and a family square dance (July 4, 2024)
  • Kayak, canoe or paddleboard rental for each guest on the package (1 hour, 1 per adult)
  • Guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV for each guest on the package (Available daily July 1-5, weather permitting)
Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Pricing varies based on room selected and number of people on the package.
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 828-452-2881 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
Click "Book Now," select your dates at The Terrace Hotel and choose the Independence Day lodging package!
Fireworks over Lake Junaluska with kids sitting on a dock in the foreground

Family Summer Fun Package

Celebrate family this summer with your nearest and dearest! The Family Summer Fun Package features:

Your family also will enjoy access to our lakeside pool, mini-golf course, playground, 3.8-mile lakefront trail, and other recreational amenities.

Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences and dates selected. (Enjoy lower rates Sunday-Thursday!)
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select Terrace Hotel and an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Family Summer Fun" package rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for family fun this summer at Lake Junaluska.
Father and son canoe at Lake Junaluska

Nature Lovers Package

Get outdoors and into nature! With the Nature Lovers Package, enjoy two nights at The Terrace Hotel, hot breakfasts, a Lake Junaluska picnic blanket and seed packet, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV pontoon boat, a kayak, canoe or paddleboard self-guided trip. You’ll have time to enjoy the 3.8-mile lakefront trail, explore the gardens and watch our resident swans and bald eagles. We’ve got a golf course and fishing spots, too!

The Nature Lovers Package includes:

Availability:
Spring,
Summer
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on lodging preferences selected. (Enjoy lower rates Sunday-Thursday!)
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select The Terrace Hotel and dates for a stay of 2 or more nights.
  3. Look for "Nature Lovers" package rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for a getaway to spend time in nature at Lake Junaluska.
Yellow swallowtail butterfly on a butterfly bush in springtime

Lake Junaluska Golf Course Package

Enjoy a round of golf for two people including cart at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course plus two nights at The Terrace Hotel or Lake Junaluska Apartments with hot breakfast at The Terrace Hotel Dining Room each morning. The package includes:

  • Two (2) Nights lodging at The Terrace Hotel or Lake Junaluska Apartments at Lake Junaluska
  • Hot Breakfast Daily at The Terrace Hotel Dining Room
  • One round of golf for two people, including golf cart
  • 10% off Lake Junaluska Golf Course Pro Shop Merchandise
Availability:
Fall,
Holidays,
Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences selected.
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Golf Course Package" rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for a great golf getaway!
Before your arrival, our reservations team will contact you regarding reserving your tee time.
Father and son walking down the fairway of a Lake Junaluska Golf Course hole.

Recharge & Renew Package

Soothe your soul, mind and body with lake-inspired relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Spend two nights at the lakeside Terrace Hotel and enjoy hot breakfasts, a Lake Junaluska picnic blanket and more.

The Recharge & Renew Package is available year-round and includes:

Availability:
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences selected.
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Recharge and Renew" package rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for a getaway to recharge and renew at Lake Junaluska.
Women drink coffee by the lake

Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Package

Book a 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Package.

Enjoy on-site festival lodging at Lake Junaluska, premium reserved seating at the 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival concerts and more when you purchase a 2024 festival package. The 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival concerts will be Friday, Dec. 6, 2024, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024, with a kickoff event on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2024. The 2024 festival package includes:

• Nightly guest accommodations (2-night minimum) at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn
• Tickets for premium reserved seating for the 2024 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival concerts at historic Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska on Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, 2024, for each registered guest
• Breakfast each day of your stay, served at The Terrace Hotel
• Lake Junaluska Gift Upon Arrival (one per room)
• Festival workshops on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Pricing Information:
A variety of pricing options are available for consideration between The Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn packages based on length of stay (2-night minimum) and room type. Please review options online or call reservations at 800-222-4930 for assistance.
Booking Details:

Purchase Online
Visit our online reservation system. Under the “Art of Music 2024" option, select "Show Rooms" and choose your room. To add or change your reservation dates, click "Change Request." Please note a two-night minimum stay is required, and tickets to the festival kickoff event on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2024, must be purchased separately.
Book By Phone
Our reservations team is available by phone at 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Balsam Range
Stuart Auditorium Summer Worship

Upcoming Events

Lake Junaluska Flea Market

Date:
June 8, 2024
Time:
7:30 am–12:00 pm
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym

The Lake Junaluska Flea Market at the open-air gym features furniture, plants, arts and crafts, luggage, electronics, kitchen items and more.

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Corneille Bryan Native Garden Educational Activities

Date:
June 11, 2024
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Meet at the lower garden entrance on Stuart Circle.
Categories:
Gardens

Corneille Bryan Native Garden volunteers will host educational activities at the garden.

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Juneteenth Celebration

Date:
June 15, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym
Categories:
Concerts, Dining Events

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held in the open-air Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym at Lake Junaluska. The event will feature music and have food trucks, and vendors on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Music & Worship Arts Week

Date:
June 24, 2024–June 28, 2024
Location:
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal, Summer Activities Program

Music & Worship Arts Week, a multi-generational event hosted by The Fellowship of Worship Artists, highlights worship, the arts, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska.

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Ringing of the Weatherby Bell

Date:
June 25, 2024
Time:
11:30 am
Location:
Weatherby Bell
Categories:
Charitable Support

Gather at the Weatherby Bell to celebrate Lake Junaluska’s 111th birthday on June 25, the anniversary of the first conference held in Stuart Auditorium in 1913.

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Balsam Range Concert

Date:
July 2, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Balsam Range takes the stage at Lake Junaluska’s historic Stuart Auditorium for an Independence Day Celebration concert on Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m.

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Independence Day Celebrations

Date:
July 2, 2024–July 5, 2024
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebration features music, barbecue and fun — from concerts to fireworks to floating lanterns.

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Round Robin Tennis Tournament

Date:
July 2, 2024
Location:
Tennis Courts near Lake Junaluska Outfitters
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

A Round Robin Tennis Tournament will be held as part of the Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebration family-friendly activities.

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Jason Crabb & Comedian Mickey Bell Concert

Date:
July 3, 2024
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Jason Crabb and Comedian Mickey Bell take the stage at Lake Junaluska’s historic Stuart Auditorium for an Independence Day Celebration concert on Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m.

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Fireworks

Date:
July 3, 2024
Time:
9:30 pm
Location:
Fireworks will be set off from the bridge-over-the dam and visible from lakeshore locations.
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Colorful displays of fireworks will cast reflections on the lake on July 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m. as part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations.

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Waterrock knob in the Great Smoky Mountains

Area Attractions

The historic Lambuth Inn provides old-world comfort next to a 200-acre lake in the mountains, but is close to top Western North Carolina attractions. Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Drive less than 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway or Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or drive 30 minutes to Asheville or Cherokee. Ask about visiting Biltmore Estate!

  • Discover places to ski, snow tube and enjoy Western North Carolina as a Winter Wonderland.
  • See scenic views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Watch the majestic Cataloochee Elk.
  • Mountain bike, hike or picnic at nearby Chestnut Mountain Nature Park in Canton.
  • Adventure to waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest.
  • Spend time outdoors and more in Cherokee.

Check out the area at Visit NC Smokies.

A housekeeper cleans at The Terrace Hotel

Health & Safety

Lake Junaluska follows enhanced cleaning and sanitation processes pursuant to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and other leading health and industry experts. Visit our health and safety page to learn more:

Lambuth Inn lobby interior sitting area

Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ

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Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m.

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Please make prior arrangements for your pet’s boarding, as pets are not permitted at Lambuth Inn. If traveling with a service animal, please notify the front desk upon check-in.

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Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska is a smoke-free environment.

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Access to Lambuth Inn via the bridge over the dam is weather dependent. Lambuth Inn can always be accessed by using our main entrance at 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, then following wayfinding signs.

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Guests may purchase breakfast at the nearby Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska, where breakfast is served daily at the dining room on the third floor.  Learn more about dining at The Terrace Hotel.

Breakfast may be served at Lambuth Inn as part of Lake Junaluska retreats and programs or catered at Lambuth Inn for groups who include breakfast as part of their event or package.

Awards & Recognition

Kayak Travel Award for Lambuth Inn
2022 KAYAK Travel Award
Learn more at KAYAK.com
Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
Top 10 Percent of Hotels Worldwide
Based on 2021 Travelers' Choice Award
Beautiful

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for our anniversary weekend. We loved the stunning gardens and amazing lake views. There were rocking chairs on every level that overlooked the lake and we enjoyed reading and relaxing here…

V7891KVjennifers, TripAdvisor Review, July 2022
EXCELLENT!!!

This was the first trip that my husband and I have taken to Lake Junaluska but we don’t plan on it being the last! The Lambuth Inn was absolutely wonderful! Clean, quiet, peaceful, and a great value for the price. Our room was very nice as was the Inn itself. The grounds are beautiful! The views are breathtakingly stunning! I felt cocooned in time and place. The presence of the LORD GOD, JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT permeate this place. Inspiration Point, the Cross, and the entire surrounding community speak to your very soul. I found the people to be pleasant, friendly, and kind. If you need a break…this is the place to visit. There is no hustle bustle. The rocking chairs on the balcony and in front of Lambuth Inn and the mountains, lake, nature, gardens, and walking areas surrounding the Inn and Lake Junaluska bid you to slow your pace, breathe deeply, and just relax. The pontoon boat tour is a great way to see the surroundings and to learn the history of the area. I surely did not want to leave!

BernadettePotts, TripAdvisor Review, July 2021
Very pleasant accommodations

…Just a very pleasant, clean, well managed place. From sign in to check out everything was perfect. Front desk was very helpful and informative. Bed was very comfortable and clean. Will definitely be back when in the area again…

Bo Hart, TripAdvisor Review, November 2020
Fabulous Retreat!

Having grown up spending summers at Lake Junaluska with my family, I have always dreamed of staying at Lambuth Inn! I gave myself a “personal retreat” for three days and thoroughly enjoyed the location, the views, the quiet, the wonderfully accommodating personnel, the lovely room—everything was absolutely what I needed!

Seemore66, TripAdvisor Review, February 2020