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, Junaluska Gifts & Grounds, 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.

Rocking Chairs at Lake Junaluska
Two rocking chairs sitting on the porch of The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska

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
Balsam Range Concert in Stuart Auditorium

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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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 7 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

Pleasant stay, beautiful views

Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing accommodation. The views are beautiful and the hotel is very clean and quiet…

Wanderer39908021907, Tripadvisor Review, December 2022
Beautiful view of Lake Junaluska

…The Fall colors were amazing around the Lake and the walking trail around the Lake was fun and beautiful…

burney-jones, TripAdvisor Review, October 2022
Wonderful Vacation wonderful place

We loved this place ! Everything about it. Views are breathtaking! from everywhere. Staff are friendly,warm,knowledgeable about everything…

OpalW_12, Tripadvisor Review, September 2022
Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
Top 10 Percent of Hotels Worldwide
Based on 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 The Terrace. If traveling with a service animal, please notify the front desk upon check-in.

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The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska is a smoke-free environment.

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Breakfast is available from 7 to 9 a.m. daily. If breakfast is included in your stay, present the meal ticket you received at check-in at the door of the dining room to enjoy the breakfast buffet. For lodging guests without a meal ticket, or the general public, breakfast may be purchased. Learn more.