Scenic flowers at Lake Junaluska

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.

You are invited to join us for summer activities from morning lakeside devotions to s’mores by the fire. Our Independence Day Celebration from July 1-4 is full of family-friendly fun activities from fireworks to floating lanterns to concerts. Lake Junaluska Outfitters also offers canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals, mini golf, shuffleboard and outdoor recreational equipment, guaranteed for lots of summer fun!

We invite you to make reservations to stay with us here at the lake, or book a lodging package, such as our Independence Day Celebration lodging package or Summer Savings lodging package!

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 hot 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.

Photo of wildflowers growing along the lake edge during sunset

Summer Specials & Packages

Lake Junaluska Golf Course Package

Enjoy a round of golf for two people including cart at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course plus two nights at The Terrace Hotel or Lake Junaluska Apartments with hot breakfast at The Terrace Hotel Dining Room each morning. The package includes:

  • Two (2) Nights lodging at The Terrace Hotel or Lake Junaluska Apartments at Lake Junaluska
  • Hot Breakfast Daily at The Terrace Hotel Dining Room
  • One round of golf for two people, including golf cart
  • 10% off Lake Junaluska Golf Course Pro Shop Merchandise
Availability:
Fall,
Holidays,
Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences selected.
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Golf Course Package" rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for a great golf getaway!
Before your arrival, our reservations team will contact you regarding reserving your tee time.
Father and son walking down the fairway of a Lake Junaluska Golf Course hole.

Recharge & Renew Package

Soothe your soul, mind and body with lake-inspired relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Spend two nights at the lakeside Terrace Hotel and enjoy hot breakfasts, a Lake Junaluska picnic blanket and more.

The Recharge & Renew Package is available year-round and includes:

Availability:
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences selected.
Booking Details:

Book By Phone
Call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book Online
  1. Click "Book Now."
  2. Select an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Recharge and Renew" package rates and click "Show Rooms" to see room availability and prices.
  4. Choose a room, click "Book Now," complete your reservation and mark your calendar to join us for a getaway to recharge and renew at Lake Junaluska.
Women drink coffee by the lake
A family watching fireworks over Lake Junaluska while sitting on a wooden dock

Upcoming Summer Events

Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat

Date:
March 15, 2024–March 17, 2024
Location:
Lambuth Inn
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal, Women's Retreats

Enjoy a weekend of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship as we explore Lessons from the Women of the Cross at our Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat this Spring at Lake Junaluska.

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Lake Junaluska Flea Market

Date:
June 8, 2024
Time:
7:30 am–12:00 pm
Location:
Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym

The Lake Junaluska Flea Market will take place on Saturday, June 10, 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. Please note no dogs are allowed except for service animals.

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Music & Worship Arts Week

Date:
June 24, 2024–June 28, 2024
Location:
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Categories:
Spiritual Renewal, Summer Activities Program

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

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Ringing of the Weatherby Bell

Date:
June 25, 2024
Location:
Weatherby Bell
Categories:
Charitable Support

Gather at the Weatherby Bell to celebrate Lake Junaluska’s 111th birthday on June 25, the anniversary of the first conference held in Stuart Auditorium in 1913.

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Round Robin Tennis Tournament

Date:
July 2, 2024
Location:
Tennis Courts near Lake Junaluska Outfitters
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

A Round Robin Tennis Tournament will be held as part of the Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebration family-friendly activities.

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Independence Day Celebrations

Date:
July 2, 2024–July 5, 2024
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Lake Junaluska’s annual Independence Day Celebration features music, barbecue and fun — from concerts to fireworks to floating lanterns.

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Flotilla

Date:
July 3, 2024
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Colonnade near the pool on Memory Lane
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

A flotilla of kayaks, canoes and paddleboards decorated for the Fourth of July will take place as part of Lake Junaluska’s annual, multi-day Independence Day Celebration.

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Fireworks

Date:
July 3, 2024
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 July 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m. as part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations.

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Parade

Date:
July 4, 2024
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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Picnic & Family Fun on the Fourth

Date:
July 4, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Categories:
Independence Day Celebrations

Enjoy food trucks, live music, a family-friendly square dance and more kid-friendly fun at the open-air Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym and adjacent field on the Fourth of July from noon to 2 p.m.

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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.

Explore the hiking and biking trails in Chestnut Mountain Nature Park. Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.