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

Lake Junaluska Golf Course Package

Enjoy a round of golf for two people including cart at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course plus lunch at the golf course and two nights at The Terrace Hotel with continental breakfasts each morning.

  • Nights lodging at The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska
  • Continental Breakfast
  • One round of golf for two people, including cart
  • Lunch for two at the golf course
Availability:
Fall,
Holidays,
Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Package pricing for two people starts at $378 for stays Sunday-Thursday and $398 for stays on Friday and Saturday. Package is available year-round. Rate is based on double occupancy. Taxes apply.
Booking Details:
To book, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Father and son walking down the fairway of a Lake Junaluska Golf Course hole.

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

Independence Day Celebrations

Bring your family to Lake Junaluska in the mountains for a festive Fourth of July weekend! Independence Day Celebration packages include two or three nights of lodging at The Terrace Hotel, a barbecue lunch, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV. and a self-guided kayak, canoe or paddleboard excursion.

Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Pricing and dates for 2022 coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book or check available package dates, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Fireworks over Lake Junaluska with kids sitting on a dock in the foreground

Recharge & Renew Package

Soothe your soul, mind and body with lake-inspired relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Spend two nights in one of The Terrace Hotel’s Lakeside or Northside rooms and enjoy continental breakfasts, a packed picnic lunch for two and more.

Pricing Information:
Pricing for 2022 coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book or check available package dates, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Two women enjoying coffee on while looking out at Lake Junaluska

Family Summer Fun Package

Celebrate family this summer with your nearest and dearest! The Family Summer Fun Package features a two-night stay at The Terrace Hotel, continental breakfasts, a packed picnic lunch, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV, and a self-guided canoe, kayak or paddleboard trip on the lake! 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:
Summer 2022 pricing and dates coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Family paddling on Lake Junaluska

Nature Lovers Package

Get outdoors and into nature! With the Nature Lovers Package, enjoy two nights at The Terrace Hotel, continental breakfasts, a packed picnic lunch for two, a lake cruise tour aboard the Cherokee IV, a book about the story of Lake Junaluska, a garden guide and a gift of seeds from our beautiful gardens to yours! You’ll have time to enjoy the 3.8-mile lakefront trail and watch our resident swans and bald eagles. We’ve got a golf course and fishing spots, too!

Pricing Information:
Pricing and available dates for 2022 coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book or check available package dates, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
White egret flies at Lake Junaluska

Sunset Cruise Fall Package

Enjoy a history lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV as part of a two-night package available weekends in September and October. Each package includes two nights at The Terrace Hotel, continental breakfasts, a lake cruise, a Lake Junaluska birding guide and a book that shares the story of Lake Junaluska.

Availability:
Fall
Booking Details:
To book or check available package dates, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Lake Junaluska visitors take a boat tour aboard the Cherokee
Stuart Auditorium Summer Worship

Upcoming Events

Lake Junaluska Flea Market

Date:
June 11, 2022
Time:
7:30 am–11:30 am
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym

The Lake Junaluska Flea Market will take place on Saturday, June 11, at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym at Lake Junaluska from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Special early bird shopping is available from 7:30-8 a.m. for $5 cash. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Music & Worship Arts Week 2022

Date:
June 19, 2022–June 24, 2022
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

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

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Juneteenth Gospel Celebration

Date:
June 19, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym
Categories:
Dining Events, Spiritual Renewal

A Juneteenth Gospel Celebration will be held in the open-air Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym at Lake Junaluska. The event will feature music and worship, and have food trucks, moonwalks, and vendors on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Native American Conference

Date:
June 24, 2022–June 26, 2022
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

Join us at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska as we explore “Healing the Sacred Hoop,” the theme of this year’s conference. We welcome JoAnn Chavis Lowery as our keynote speaker, Dr. David Lowry as Bible Study Leader, Dr. Lowry and Nicole Lowry as leaders of the youth track, and Freeman Owle as conference storyteller.  

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
June 27, 2022–August 14, 2022
Location:
White Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series features lakeside devotions and worship.

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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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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