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
Flowers outside the Lambuth Inn
Cherokee summer boat cruise

Specials & Packages

Summer Lodging Special

Summer at Lake Junaluska is a special time. Families stroll along the walking trail enjoying ice cream cones from Junaluska Gifts & Grounds on warm afternoons. The laughter of children splashing in the pool echoes across the lake, as friends paddle side by side in kayaks and canoes. Guests wake to birdsong at The Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn as the sun rises over the iconic Cross.

If you’ve waited to plan your summer vacation at Lake Junaluska, you’ve waited until just the right time. Book now for June or July and get 5% off a 3-night stay or 10% off a 4-night stay. Or enjoy an even deeper discount if you book from June 19-24, when you’ll get 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off a 4-night stay!

You must call 800-222-4930 for these special rates. Blackout dates may apply to dates outside of June 19-24. These discounts cannot be combined with any other special or offer.

Don’t wait to make special summer memories that will last a lifetime. Call to reserve your June or July getaway at Lake Junaluska today!

Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Book for June or July and get 5% off a 3-night stay or 10% off a 4-night stay. Or enjoy an even deeper discount if you book from June 19-24, when you’ll get 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off a 4-night stay.
Booking Details:
To book, call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Cherokee summer boat cruise

Group Ski Packages

Lake Junaluska makes planning your ski weekend simple – we take care of all the details while you enjoy time with your family or group. Our ski packages include lodging, meals, ski lift ticket, boots and skis, and a lesson at the ski area. Available seasonally from December to February.

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Booking Details:
For more information, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph
Stuart Auditorium Summer Worship

Upcoming Events

Summer Activities Program

Date:
June 29, 2022–August 14, 2022
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

The Summer Activities Program offered by Lake Junaluska offers a way for residents and visitors to the lake to find community and make memories with events throughout the season.

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Gentle Yoga

Date:
June 30, 2022
Time:
10:30 am–11:30 am
Location:
Inspiration Point near Lambuth Inn
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Enjoy Gentle Yoga with Amber at Inspiration Point, which overlooks Lake Junaluska, on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with Waynesville Yoga Center, the class is $10.

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Bonfire

Date:
June 30, 2022
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Shackford Firepit
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Join us for a bonfire at the Shackford Firepit near the tennis courts at 8 p.m. Part of the Summer Activities Program, this event is free and open to all. 

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Independence Day Celebrations

Date:
July 1, 2022–July 4, 2022
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

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

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Floating Wish Lanterns

Date:
July 1, 2022
Time:
8:45 pm
Location:
Lanterns released on the lake from a pontoon boat are visible from the lakeshore
Categories:
Charitable Support

Floating wish lanterns will be set out along the water at Lake Junaluska in honor and in memory of loved ones.

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Fireworks

Date:
July 3, 2022
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 Sunday, July 3, at approximately 9:30 p.m. as part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations.

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GloryWay Quartet Gospel Concert

Date:
July 3, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Concerts, Independence Day Celebrations

GloryWay will take the stage at historic Stuart Auditorium on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable night of gospel and beautiful music. The concert is part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration weekend and will be followed by a fireworks display at Lake Junaluska.

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
July 3, 2022–August 14, 2022
Time:
9:00 am–10:00 am
Location:
White Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series offers lakeside worship services.

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
July 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am–10:00 am
Location:
White Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series offers lakeside worship services.

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Parade

Date:
July 4, 2022
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Along North Lakeshore Drive from Lambuth Inn to Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

A parade will be held as part of Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on the Fourth of July at 11 a.m.

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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.
  • 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:

Awards & Recognition

Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
Top 10 Percent of Hotels Worldwide
Based on 2021 Travelers' Choice Award
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