Exterior photo of The Terrace Hotel as seen looking across Lake Junaluska

The Terrace Hotel

This contemporary hotel offers modern comforts and breathtaking views of the lake—perfect for getaways for couples and families. Nestled in the heart of Lake Junaluska, The Terrace Hotel is convenient to the Harrell Center, Stuart Auditorium and the Rose Walk. Come relax in a rocking chair on one of the balconies or read a book by the large fireplace in the lobby. Included in your stay:

  • Upgraded king and double queen rooms with refrigerator, Wi-fi, television
  • Hot breakfast with waffles, fruit, yogurt, cereal, eggs, grits and bacon or sausage
  • Lakeside outdoor pool
  • Tennis/pickleball courts
  • Access to lakeside attractions such as the walking trail, gardens and Rose Walk
  • In-hotel fitness room and access to Lake Junaluska Fitness Center
  • The Market, a 24-hour convenience center
Rocking Chairs at Lake Junaluska
Two rocking chairs sitting on the porch of The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska

Specials & Packages

Fall Getaway Lodging Special

Save up to 10% on your fall getaway at Lake Junaluska!

Come experience a beautiful, relaxing fall retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You’ll save 5% on a three-night stay, or book a four-night stay to save 10%.

There’s nothing like fall at Lake Junaluska. Stroll the walking trail, then sit in a rocking chair overlooking the lake while warming up with an autumn-themed latte from Junaluska Gifts & Grounds during the day. Spend your evenings playing chess in The Terrace Hotel lobby or reading a book on a cozy couch at Lambuth Inn. You’ll find the cares of the world falling away as you view colorful fall leaves and feel the cool mountain air.

There are plenty of fall-themed activities in nearby Waynesville or Maggie Valley to round out your autumn getaway.

This offer is valid only through Saturday, November 5, 2022, and you must call 800-222-4930 to book.

Availability:
Fall
Pricing Information:
Save up to 10% on your fall getaway at Lake Junaluska! 
Booking Details:
Book a three-night stay to enjoy 5% off or a four-night stay to enjoy 10% your fall getaway. To book, you must call 800-222-4930 and ask for the “Fall Getaway Special” to receive the discount. Blackout dates may apply. Offer ends Saturday, November 5, 2022. This discount cannot be combined with any other special or offer and cannot be used for conferences or groups. 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

Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska

Let us do the cooking and cleaning while you enjoy a special Thanksgiving getaway with your family. Book a two-night minimum stay anytime from November 22 – 28 at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn, savor our scrumptious Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at The Terrace Hotel dining room, plus get daily hot breakfasts and a Lake Junaluska book. See Lake Junaluska decorated for the holidays and take in all our area has to offer.

Please note that no departures are allowed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Guests who purchase the Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska package do not need to book holiday buffet reservations separately; holiday buffet reservations will be made when the package is booked. 

Availability:
Fall,
Holidays,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Lodging packages for two people start at $343.90 + tax and gratuities for a lakeside room at The Terrace Hotel, $303.90 + tax and gratuities for a northside room at The Terrace Hotel, and $283.90 + tax and gratuities for a room at historic Lambuth Inn. (Ask us about adding additional nights or guests to your package!)
Booking Details:
Please call 800-222-4930 to book a Thanksgiving Lodging Package.
Pumpkin pie slices sitting on plates

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

An official lodging partner with Cataloochee Ski Area, Lake Junaluska invites guests to stay with us after enjoying a day at Catloochee. We also offer ski packages for groups that include lodging, meals, ski lift ticket, boots and skis or snowboards. Available seasonally from December to February. Learn more about winter group packages.

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Booking Details:
For more information, visit Winter Youth Retreats page and view our ski/snowboard group package options.
Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph
Balsam Range Concert in Stuart Auditorium

Upcoming Events

Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care Celebration of Life

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Outdoor Lakeside Tent near Memorial Chapel

The annual Celebration of Life, hosted by Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care, will be held at Lake Junaluska on Thursday, Oct. 6. This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Life: Gathering the Harvest of Memories.”

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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 at Lake Junaluska

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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Christmas at Lake Junaluska

Date:
December 8, 2022–December 11, 2022

Enjoy a special weekend of holiday events, music and more, and see Lake Junaluska decorated for the holidays during our Christmas at Lake Junaluska 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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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
February 17, 2023–February 20, 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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Confirmation Retreat

Date:
March 31, 2023–April 2, 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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Friends of the Lake 5K

Date:
April 8, 2023
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
Starts/Finishes at Nanci Weldon Open-Air Gym
Categories:
Charitable Support

Take part in the Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk on April 16, 2022, and enjoy a scenic run or walk around Lake Junaluska while supporting the lake!

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Downtown Waynesville in the snow

Area Attractions

Nestled next to a 200-acre lake in the mountains, The Terrace at Lake Junaluska feels worlds away 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 Chestnut Mountain Nature Park in the nearby town of Canton.
  • Adventure to waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest.
  • Spend time outdoors and more in Cherokee.

Check out the area at Visit NC Smokies.

Biscuits at The Terrace Hotel Breakfast

Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at The Terrace Hotel dining room, which is located on the hotel’s third floor and offers scenic indoor and outdoor dining with a patio overlooking the lake. Available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. daily, breakfast includes waffles, fruit, yogurt, cereal, scrambled eggs, grits, and bacon or sausage. Beverages offered are milk, juice, coffee, tea and water.

If breakfast is included in your stay, present the meal ticket you received at check-in at the door to enjoy the breakfast buffet. For lodging guests without a meal ticket, or the general public, breakfast may be purchased for $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 4 to 11 at the host stand. Children ages 3 and younger dine for free.

Terrace Hotel Breakfast
A housekeeper cleans at The Terrace Hotel

Health & SafetyHealth & 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:

Terrace Hotel Front Desk

Awards & Recognition

Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
Top 10 Percent of Hotels Worldwide
Based on 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award
Clean, beautiful mountain lake stay

The Terrace was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and the location was excellent. The common areas were comfortable, especially the rocking chairs that overlook the lake…

Ie782015, Tripadvisor Review, September 2020
Convenient and clean hotel

We stayed at The Terrace because it had a convenient location not far from the visitor center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This was a good base to stay at while we explored the area, including the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hotel and our room was incredibly clean…

salsalisa, Tripadvisor Review, April 2021
Clean and Updated!

My friend and I enjoyed our stay, and I’d definitely stay here again. All the staff working here (from check out, cleaning staff, and in the dining area) were very friendly and helpful.

LeslieinTN, TripAdvisor review, March 2021