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.

Please note the lake level may be below full pool during your stay due to a lake drawdown taking place between December and March.

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

Winter Lodging Special

Have a cozy winter getaway at Lake Junaluska with the Winter Lodging Special. Visit before March 5 to enjoy 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off 4 or more nights at The Terrace Hotel or historic Lambuth Inn.

You must call 800-222-4930 and ask for the Winter Lodging Special for these special rates. These discounts cannot be combined with any other special or offer.

Please note the lake level may be below full pool during your stay due to a lake drawdown scheduled to take place between December and March.

Availability:
Winter,
Holidays
Pricing Information:
Book your winter getaway before March 5 and get 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off a stay of 4 or more nights.
Booking Details:
To book, call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Terrace Hotel with a lake view in snow

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.

Please note the lake level may be below full pool during your stay due to a lake drawdown scheduled to take place between December and March.

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

Easter Weekend Lodging Special

Connect with family and friends during a long weekend at Lake Junaluska this Easter and save on lodging when you stay three or more nights. Easter weekend events at Lake Junaluska will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, and Sunday, April 9, 2023, and include a sunrise service at the amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross. Book the Easter lodging special and enjoy 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off 4 or more nights at The Terrace Hotel or historic Lambuth Inn.

You must call 800-222-4930 and ask for the Winter Lodging Special for these special rates. These discounts cannot be combined with any other special or offer.

Availability:
Spring,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Get 10% off a 3-night stay or 15% off a stay of 4 or more nights.
Booking Details:
To book, call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Scenic photo of yellow flowers growing by the shore of Lake Junaluska
Balsam Range Concert in Stuart Auditorium

Upcoming Events

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.

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QiGong & Flow

Date:
February 1, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Location:
The Wilson Complex, 21 Shackford Hall Road, Lake Junaluska

Join Marga Fripp, Certified QiGong Teacher & Healing Arts Practitioner for a moving meditation practice to support your physical health and emotional balance, cultivate inner peace, and become your own healer.

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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.

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Community Lake Cleanup

Date:
March 11, 2023
Location:
Check-in location to be announced.

Join us for a community lake cleanup at Lake Junaluska.

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Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat

Date:
March 24, 2023–March 26, 2023
Location:
Lambuth Inn
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Enjoy a weekend of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship as we explore “Women of the Cross: A Journey to Intimacy with God” at our Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat this Spring at Lake Junaluska.

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Confirmation Retreat

Date:
March 31, 2023–April 3, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for a confirmation retreat at Lake Junaluska.

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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, Easter Weekend

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

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Easter Egg Hunt

Date:
April 8, 2023
Location:
Outside Memorial Chapel and Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Easter Weekend

Long’s Chapel will host an Easter egg hunt event outside at Lake Junaluska.

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Easter Breakfast Buffet

Date:
April 9, 2023
Time:
7:30 am
Location:
Lambuth Inn
Categories:
Dining Events, Easter Weekend

Join us for a festive Easter breakfast at historic Lambuth Inn.

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Easter Sunrise Service

Date:
April 9, 2023
Time:
7:00 am
Location:
Amphitheater
Categories:
Easter Weekend, Spiritual Renewal

Celebrate Easter with a powerful outdoor Sunrise Service at the Amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross.

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Easter Lunch Buffet

Date:
April 9, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
The Terrace Hotel Dining Room
Categories:
Easter Weekend, Dining Events

Join us for a festive Easter lunch buffet at The Terrace Hotel.

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Annual Plant Sale

Date:
May 6, 2023
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym
Categories:
Gardens

Shop for annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants at the Lake Junaluska Annual Plant Sale! The annual plant sale supports landscaping at Lake Junaluska, where the gardens and grounds are open for all to enjoy and are made possible through charitable giving.

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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

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

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.