Cherokee summer boat cruise

Things to Do

Whether you come with your family or with a group of colleagues, you will enjoy the fellowship and recreation that Lake Junaluska has to offer.

Gather the kids for a stroll around the lake,  take a meditative walk along the labyrinth and revel in our peaceful mountain setting. Along the way you will experience the beauty of the Rose Walk, as well as our spectacular butterfly garden and waterfall. While you are here, relax poolside or rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboard to explore our 200-acre lake. Along with our spectacular grounds and lovely vistas, be sure to take advantage of our many activities during your stay. Our on-site 18-hole golf course is perfect for a tournament with colleagues or just a round with your friends. Or, get competitive with a game of tennis, pickleball, basketball, sand volleyball, mini golf or shuffle board.

Smiling couple kayaking across Lake Junaluska


Lake Junaluska is one of the most beautiful places to experience the incredible mountains of Western North Carolina. Our mild climate means you can enjoy the lake and all it has to offer in every season. Experience spring blooms along our walking trail. Paddle board, kayak or canoe on the lake in summer. Be wowed by a riot of orange, red and yellow leaves as you roast marshmallows at the fire pit in fall. Find tranquility during a meditative walk at the labyrinth with peaceful, long-range views in winter. No matter when you visit, you’ll discover fun for the whole family.
Aerial photo of the Lake Junaluska Golf course beside Lake Junaluska


The Lake Junaluska Golf Course is a scenic, fun and challenging 68 par course with incredible views of Lake Junaluska and the surrounding mountains. Book a tee time during a visit to Lake Junaluska or play year-round with a golf membership. The course is open to the public and we welcome families. Call 828-456-5777 for a tee time, or book your tee time online.

Spring merchandise at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds


Visit the Junaluska Gifts & Grounds gift and coffee shop, Christmas Memories year-round shop, golf course pro shop or small markets at our hotels during your visit.