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 hot 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

Date:
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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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 13, 2023–January 16, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 20, 2023–January 22, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
January 27, 2023–January 29, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Lake Junaluska Winter Youth Retreat

Date:
February 17, 2023–February 20, 2023
Location:
Lake Junaluska
Categories:
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal

Come with your youth group for energized worship, fellowship and fun at our Winter Youth Retreat during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Terrace Hotel guest room in Winter

Specials & Packages

2022 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival Package

Spend the weekend Dec. 2-4, 2022, at scenic Lake Junaluska during the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival! The 2022 Festival Lodging Package includes for two people:

• Two nights of on-site festival lodging at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn (Dec. 2-4, 2022) (based on double occupancy)
• Tickets for two people for special reserved seating for concerts at Lake Junaluska on Dec. 2 & Dec. 3, 2022
• Breakfast on Dec. 3 & Dec. 4, 2022
• Festival workshops on Dec. 3, 2022
• Lake Junaluska Gift

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Pricing Information:
Lodging packages for two people start at $614 + tax for a lakeside room at The Terrace Hotel, $594 + tax for a northside room at The Terrace Hotel, and $585 + tax for a room at historic Lambuth Inn. (Ask us about adding additional nights or guests to your package!)
Booking Details:
Book a festival lodging package online or call 800-222-4930
Balsam Range on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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.

Availability:
Holidays,
Winter
Booking Details:
For more information, email [email protected] 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.