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

Fall for Lake Junaluska Lodging Special

Save 25% on your fall getaway at Lake Junaluska!

Book between August 1 and Labor Day for two nights or more during September 6 – November 6, 2022, and enjoy 25% off your stay.

Experience colorful leaves and crisp mountain air during daytime strolls along the walking trail or aboard fun lake cruises, with cozy evenings by The Terrace Hotel fireplace or curled up on a comfy couch in the Lambuth Inn lobby. There are plenty of fall-themed activities in nearby Waynesville and Maggie Valley to round out your autumn getaway.

Availability:
Fall
Pricing Information:
Save 25% on your fall getaway at Lake Junaluska! 
Booking Details:
Book between August 1 and Labor Day for two nights or more during September 6 - November 6, 2022, and enjoy 25% off your stay. To book, you must call 800-222-4930 and ask for the “Fall for Lake Junaluska” special to receive the 25% discount. Blackout dates may apply. This discount cannot be combined with any other special or offer and cannot be used for conferences or groups. The amount for your entire stay is due at time of booking and is non-refundable. 25% discount is available at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn. Two night minimum stay required. Breakfast at The Terrace Dining Room is included at no charge with a stay at The Terrace Hotel and can be purchased for an additional cost by Lambuth Inn guests.
The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska in Fall

2022 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Package

Spend the weekend Dec. 2-4, 2022, at scenic Lake Junaluska during the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival! The 2022 Festival Lodging Package includes for two people:

• Two nights of on-site festival lodging at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn (Dec. 2-4, 2022) (based on double occupancy)
• Tickets for two people for special reserved seating for concerts at Lake Junaluska on Dec. 2 & Dec. 3, 2022
• Breakfast on Dec. 3 & Dec. 4, 2022
• Festival workshops on Dec. 3, 2022
• Lake Junaluska Gift

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Lodging packages for two people start at $614 + tax for a lakeside room at The Terrace Hotel, $594 + tax for a northside room at The Terrace Hotel, and $585 + tax for a room at historic Lambuth Inn. (Ask us about adding additional nights or guests to your package!)
Booking Details:
Book a festival lodging package online or call 800-222-4930
Balsam Range on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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 [email protected] 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

QiGong

Date:
August 17, 2022
Time:
5:30 pm–6:15 pm
Location:
Outdoor lawn near Memorial Chapel
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Marga Fripp will lead QiQong on the outdoor lawn near Memorial Chapel on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. for Lake Junaluska’s Summer Activities Program.

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QiGong

Date:
August 24, 2022
Time:
5:30 pm–6:15 pm
Location:
Outdoor lawn near Memorial Chapel
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Marga Fripp will lead QiQong on the outdoor lawn near Memorial Chapel on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. for Lake Junaluska’s Summer Activities Program.

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Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

Date:
August 26, 2022–August 27, 2022
Location:
Stuart Auditorium and Outdoor Tent
Categories:
Concerts

The traditional Southern Appalachian sounds of string bands and clog dancing will echo off the scenic hills bordering the cool waters of Lake Junaluska on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27 as the performers of the 51st Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival celebrate the culture and heritage of the Appalachian region. Book your stay for this two-day event now.

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Aging Gracefully Yoga Retreat

Date:
September 25, 2022–September 28, 2022
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal, Yoga Retreats

Join us for a retreat focused on aging gracefully and maintaining your strength, mobility and agility for your highest quality of life.

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Choir Music Weekend | 2022

Date:
October 14, 2022–October 16, 2022
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Spend a scenic fall weekend at Lake Junaluska as you enjoy a weekend of music, worship and workshops with members of medium and small church choirs.

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Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat

Date:
November 11, 2022–November 13, 2022
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Enjoy a weekend of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship at a Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat at Lake Junaluska. 

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Thanksgiving 2022

Date:
November 24, 2022
Location:
Terrace Hotel Dining Room
Categories:
Dining Events

We have much to be thankful for and invite you to join us this Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska. Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at The Terrace Hotel dining room and a peaceful waterfront setting with a lakeside trail to walk off the extra calories, rocking chairs for relaxation and plenty of festive holiday decorations. Stay the weekend or visit just for a day.

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Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Date:
December 2, 2022–December 4, 2022
Categories:
Concerts

Hosted by internationally acclaimed group Balsam Range, the Art of Music Festival features concerts by some of the top bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the nation.

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Appalachian Christmas

Date:
December 15, 2022–December 18, 2022

Enjoy a special weekend of holiday events, music and more, and see Lake Junaluska decorated for the holidays during our Appalachian Christmas festivities.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 13, 2023–January 16, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 20, 2023–January 22, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 27, 2023–January 29, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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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

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
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