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
  • Continental 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
Photo of a family enjoying a walk across the Lake Junaluska bridge
Two rocking chairs sitting on the porch of The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska

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

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
Balsam Range Concert in Stuart Auditorium

Upcoming Events

Summer Activities Program

Date:
June 29, 2022–August 14, 2022
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

The Summer Activities Program offered by Lake Junaluska offers a way for residents and visitors to the lake to find community and make memories with events throughout the season.

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Gentle Yoga

Date:
June 30, 2022
Time:
10:30 am–11:30 am
Location:
Inspiration Point near Lambuth Inn
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Enjoy Gentle Yoga with Amber at Inspiration Point, which overlooks Lake Junaluska, on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with Waynesville Yoga Center, the class is $10.

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Bonfire

Date:
June 30, 2022
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Shackford Firepit
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Join us for a bonfire at the Shackford Firepit near the tennis courts at 8 p.m. Part of the Summer Activities Program, this event is free and open to all. 

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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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GloryWay Quartet Gospel Concert

Date:
July 3, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Concerts, Independence Day Celebrations

GloryWay will take the stage at historic Stuart Auditorium on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable night of gospel and beautiful music. The concert is part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration weekend and will be followed by a fireworks display at Lake Junaluska.

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
July 3, 2022–August 14, 2022
Time:
9:00 am–10:00 am
Location:
White Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series offers lakeside worship services.

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
July 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am–10:00 am
Location:
White Lakeside Tent near Stuart Auditorium
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series offers lakeside worship services.

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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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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.
  • Adventure to waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest.
  • Spend time outdoors and more in Cherokee.

Check out the area at Visit NC Smokies.

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy continental 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.

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