winter snow day at lake junaluska

Winter Mountain Getaways
at Lake Junaluska

Relax and reflect during a Blue Ridge winter mountain getaway 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 or Lambuth Inn and enjoy our many lakeside amenities, including the 3.8-mile trail  for winter strolls, where you can spot our beloved swans and bald eagles, curl up with a book by the large stone fireplace in The Terrace Hotel lobby, or visit one of our gardens or places of meditation to take in long-range views that are sure to renew your soul.

Winter is also a great time to hit the slopes at nearby Cataloochee Ski Resort, browse galleries and shops in nearby Waynesville and Maggie Valley, or take a day trip to tour the Biltmore House in Asheville.

Geese walking through snow

Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers' Choice emblem
2021 Travelers' Choice by Tripadvisor

With hundreds of acres to explore, our mountain lake destination features a variety of places to stay – including a contemporary hotel, historic inn and vacation rental homes. Both The Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn received the prestigious 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for being rated in the Top 10% of Hotels Worldwide!

The Terrace Hotel in Snow
The Terrace Hotel

The Terrace Hotel is one of the few lakeside hotels in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Book a lakeside room for snowy mountain views. Cozy up next to the large lobby fireplace while sipping hot tea or cocoa. Rates include a continental breakfast at The Terrace Hotel dining room with scenic indoor and outdoor seating, and access to many lakeside amenities. Read more about The Terrace Hotel and check availability online now.

Lambuth exterior in snow
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 have added modern guest comforts while preserving the charm of the beloved landmark. Curl up with a good book on one of the many couches in the cozy lobby, or step outside for the best views overlooking the snowy lake and Great Smoky Mountains from Inspiration Point. Read more about Lambuth Inn and check availability online now.

Winter Lake Junaluska sunset with cross in foreground

Upcoming Events

Appalachian Christmas

December 15, 2022–December 18, 2022

Enjoy a special weekend of holiday events, music and more, and see Lake Junaluska decorated for the holidays during our Appalachian Christmas festivities.

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Terrace Hotel guest room in Winter

Specials & Packages

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
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 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.

Group Ski Packages

Lake Junaluska makes planning your ski weekend simple – we take care of all the details while you enjoy time with your family or group. Our ski packages include lodging, meals, ski lift ticket, boots and skis, and a lesson at the ski area. Available seasonally from December to February.

Booking Details:
For more information, email or call 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friends downhill snowskiing pause for a photograph

Cataloochee Ski Area overhead mountain view
Cataloochee Ski Area

Ski and snowboard at Cataloochee Ski Area, located just 12 miles away from Lake Junaluska. Go to our Ski Trips Guide for much more information.

Terrace Hotel guest room in Winter
Shop and Dine

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.

Downtown Waynesville in the snow

Stroll the historic Main Street of downtown Waynesville filled with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and Mast General Store. It’s just 4 miles away.

Make a day trip to downtown Asheville or the famous Biltmore House, just 30 minutes east.