Young couple kayaking Lake Junaluska

Seasons at Lake Junaluska

A beloved place to recharge and renew, Lake Junaluska welcomes guests throughout the year. Discover what Lake Junaluska has to offer in every season – spring, summer, winter and fall – or plan your visit for the Christmas holiday season!

Scenic flowers at Lake Junaluska

Summer Getaways at Lake Junaluska

Long summer days are perfect for leisurely canoe trips, rocking on the porch, cruises aboard the Cherokee IV, cooling off by our lakeside pool and quiet moments at the prayer Labyrinth. Lake Junaluska Outfitters offers canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals, mini golf, shuffleboard and outdoor recreational equipment perfect for lots of summer fun!

Scenic view of Lake Junaluska during fall

Fall at Lake Junaluska

Enjoy autumn hues, lakeside walks and crisp mountain air with a fall color getaway to Lake Junaluska in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Located near Maggie Valley and Waynesville, we are an easy drive from Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

holiday decorations and snow on rose walk

The Holidays at Lake Junaluska

During our 7-week celebration, get in the spirit with Christmas decorations throughout our lakeside village with lights, garlands and wreaths.

winter snow day at lake junaluska

Winter at Lake Junaluska

The months of January-March are the most tranquil at Lake Junaluska – a perfect time for relaxing getaways to rejuvenate your body and soul. Stay at The Terrace Hotel and enjoy our many lakeside amenities, including the 3.8-mile trail perfect for winter strolls, birdwatching (including our beloved swans and bald eagles).

Aerial view of Lake Junaluska in springtime

Spring Mountain Lake Getaways

With roses budding on the Rose Walk, daffodils and tulips blooming across the grounds and baby ducks testing out the waters, our spring season is full of new life and new beginnings.