Aerial view of Lake Junaluska in summer

Summer Getaways
at Lake Junaluska

Summer at Lake Junaluska is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy sunny days with a family-friendly vacation in our naturally beautiful, spacious setting nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Long summer days on the lake are just right 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, guaranteed for lots of summer fun!

Cherokee summer boat cruise

Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
2021 Travelers' Choice Award

Winner of TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards, The Terrace Hotel and historic Lambuth Inn are ranked in the Top 10 Percent of hotels worldwide. Find plenty of rocking chairs on the patios to enjoy the lake and mountain views. Rates include access to many lakeside amenities.

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

The Terrace Hotel is one of the few lakeside hotels in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Find plenty of rocking chairs on the hotel’s deck to enjoy warm breezes as you take in the lake and surrounding mountains. Rates include a continental breakfast at The Terrace Hotel dining room with scenic indoor and outdoor seating, and access to many lakeside amenities. Summer weekends book quickly. Read more about The Terrace Hotel and check availability online now.

Flowers outside the Lambuth Inn
Lambuth Inn

The historic Lambuth Inn sits high on a hill above the lake with a “national park lodge” feel. Built in 1921, recent renovations to the Lambuth have added modern comforts while preserving the charm of the beloved landmark. Adjacent is Inspiration Point with the best views overlooking the lake and Great Smoky Mountains. Read more about Lambuth Inn and check availability online now.

A family watching fireworks over Lake Junaluska while sitting on a wooden dock

Upcoming Summer Events

Wildflower Walk

Date:
May 24, 2022
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Garden entrance below County Road
Categories:
Gardens

Corneille Bryan Native Garden volunteers will host a wildflower walk at the garden led by Sarah Workman, Forest Ecologist, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

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Lake Junaluska Flea Market

Date:
June 11, 2022
Time:
7:30 am–11:30 am
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym

The Lake Junaluska Flea Market will take place on Saturday, June 11, at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym at Lake Junaluska from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Special early bird shopping is available from 7:30-8 a.m. for $5 cash. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Juneteenth Gospel Celebration

Date:
June 19, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym
Categories:
Dining Events, Spiritual Renewal

A Juneteenth Gospel Celebration will be held in the open-air Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym at Lake Junaluska. The event will feature music and worship, and have food trucks, moonwalks, and vendors on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Music & Worship Arts Week 2022

Date:
June 19, 2022–June 24, 2022
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

Music & Worship Arts Week, a multi-generational event hosted by The Fellowship, highlights worship, the arts, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska.

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Native American Conference

Date:
June 24, 2022–June 26, 2022
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

Join us at the Native American Conference at Lake Junaluska as we explore “Healing the Sacred Hoop,” the theme of this year’s conference. We welcome JoAnn Chavis Lowery as our keynote speaker, Dr. David Lowry as Bible Study Leader, Dr. Lowry and Nicole Lowry as leaders of the youth track, and Freeman Owle as conference storyteller.  

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Summer Worship Series 2022

Date:
June 27, 2022–August 5, 2022
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series features lakeside devotions and worship.

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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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Photo of wildflowers growing along the lake edge during sunset

Summer 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

Lake Junaluska Golf Course Package

Enjoy a round of golf for two people including cart at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course plus lunch at the golf course and two nights at The Terrace Hotel with continental breakfasts each morning.

  • Nights lodging at The Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska
  • Continental Breakfast
  • One round of golf for two people, including cart
  • Lunch for two at the golf course
Availability:
Fall,
Holidays,
Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Package pricing for two people starts at $378 for stays Sunday-Thursday and $398 for stays on Friday and Saturday. Package is available year-round. Rate is based on double occupancy. Taxes apply.
Booking Details:
To book, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Father and son walking down the fairway of a Lake Junaluska Golf Course hole.

Independence Day Celebrations

Bring your family to Lake Junaluska in the mountains for a festive Fourth of July weekend! Independence Day Celebration packages include two or three nights of lodging at The Terrace Hotel, a barbecue lunch, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV. and a self-guided kayak, canoe or paddleboard excursion.

Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Pricing and dates for 2022 coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book or check available package dates, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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 a two-night stay at The Terrace Hotel, continental breakfasts, a packed picnic lunch, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV, and a self-guided canoe, kayak or paddleboard trip on the lake! 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:
Summer 2022 pricing and dates coming soon.
Booking Details:
To book, email reservations@lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Family paddling on Lake Junaluska

Stroll the historic Main Street of downtown Waynesville filled with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and Mast General Store.

Explore the longtime mountain resort town of Maggie Valley with several miles of local shops, restaurants and things to do. It’s just a few miles from the hotel. It’s just 4 miles away.

Make a day trip to downtown Asheville or the famous Biltmore House, just 30 minutes east. Ask our reservations team about Biltmore tickets.