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. Summer activities you can enjoy range from morning lakeside devotions to s’mores by the fire. Our annual Independence Day Celebration 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!

Lake Junaluska accommodations include the lakeside Terrace Hotel, historic Lambuth Inn, vacation rentals, budget-friendly apartments and a campground. We invite you to make reservations to stay with us here at the lake, or enjoy lodging and activities with a lodging package, such as our  Family Summer Fun or Recharge & Renew packages!

Cherokee summer boat cruise

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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

Savor Summer Flash Sale

Find your cool spot at Lake Junaluska! With our Savor Summer Flash Sale, save 20% on summer lodging at The Terrace Hotel and take time to relax and renew. This special offer is available for stay dates now through Monday, Sept. 2, 2024, when you book online by July 23 using Promo Code SAVE20!
Stay Dates: July 20, 2024-Sept. 2, 2024
Book Online By: Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Lodging Promo Code: SAVE20

Savor Summer Flash Sale Terms and Conditions: Offer valid online on dates listed: Lodging must be booked direct online between July 20-23, 2024, for stay dates between July 20, 2024 and Sept. 2, 2024. May not be valid during holiday and blackout periods or combined with any other discount or promotional offers. Discount cannot be applied to group rates or group stays. Must book and stay by dates listed above for offer to apply. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Limited number of rooms available. Rates vary based on occupancy.

Availability:
Summer
Pricing Information:
Save 20% on stays at The Terrace Hotel that take place between July 20, 2024, and September 2, 2024, when you book online through the Savor Summer Flash Sale. Terms and conditions apply.
Booking Details:
Book online by July 23 using Promo Code Save20. Click here to apply SAVE20 promo code and book now.
Cherokee summer boat cruise

Family Summer Fun Package

Celebrate family this summer with your nearest and dearest! The Family Summer Fun Package features:

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:
Package pricing varies depending on the lodging preferences and dates selected. (Enjoy lower rates Sunday-Thursday!)
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 Terrace Hotel and an arrival date and 2 or more nights for your stay.
  3. Look for "Family Summer Fun" 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 family fun this summer at Lake Junaluska.
Father and son canoe at Lake Junaluska

Nature Lovers Package

Get outdoors and into nature! With the Nature Lovers Package, enjoy two nights at The Terrace Hotel, hot breakfasts, a Lake Junaluska picnic blanket and seed packet, a guided lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV pontoon boat, a kayak, canoe or paddleboard self-guided trip. You’ll have time to enjoy the 3.8-mile lakefront trail, explore the gardens and watch our resident swans and bald eagles. We’ve got a golf course and fishing spots, too!

The Nature Lovers Package includes:

Availability:
Spring,
Summer
Pricing Information:
Package pricing varies depending on lodging preferences selected. (Enjoy lower rates Sunday-Thursday!)
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 The Terrace Hotel and dates for a stay of 2 or more nights.
  3. Look for "Nature Lovers" 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 spend time in nature at Lake Junaluska.
Yellow swallowtail butterfly on a butterfly bush in springtime

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

Family Games Tournament

Date:
July 24, 2024
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Recreation Area
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Come and enjoy a fun-filled Family Games Tournament at the recreation area!

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QiGong

Date:
July 24, 2024
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Outdoor lawn near Memorial Chapel
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Join Marga Fripp, Certified QiGong Teacher & Healing Arts Practitioner for a moving meditation practice to support your physical health and emotional balance, and cultivate inner peace.

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Paddle to the Cross

Date:
July 24, 2024
Time:
8:30 am–9:30 am
Location:
Boat Beach (by the swimming pool)
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Jump start your Wednesdays this summer with a paddle across the lake for a morning devotion beneath the Cross.

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Storytelling and Music Around the Campfire

Date:
July 25, 2024
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Shackford Fire Pit
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Bring the family and your lawn chairs (or blankets) to the Shackford Firepit this summer for a fun and interactive evening of storytelling, music and s’mores.

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Brick Dedication

Date:
July 27, 2024
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
The Colonnade Brick Walk
Categories:
Charitable Support

Adding an inscribed brick to The Colonnade’s beloved Brick Walk allows individuals and families to honor or memorialize a loved one and celebrate their connection with Lake Junaluska.

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Will it Float?

Date:
August 14, 2024
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Boat Beach
Categories:
Summer Activities Program

Bring your best homemade, manned water craft that doesn’t have a motor and floats.

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Festival of Wisdom and Grace

Date:
August 19, 2024–August 22, 2024
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Join us for worship, workshops, recreation, entertainment and more at this festival for exploring how to flourish as we navigate transitions, live into our talents and passions, and cultivate our relationship with Christ in the second half of life.

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Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat

Date:
August 23, 2024–August 25, 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 Letters at a Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat this summer at Lake Junaluska. 

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Haywood Community Band Concert

Date:
August 25, 2024
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Lakeside White Tent
Categories:
Concerts

Join us Sunday, August 25, at 4 p.m. Haywood Community Band will have a concert at the Lakeside White Tent.

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Visit NC Smokies

Lake Junaluska is grateful for support from Visit NC Smokies! Explore all there is to do near Lake Junaluska at VisitNCSmokies.com as you plan your trip.

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.