Lake Lure, NC, USA

Lake Lure, NC, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 589 vacation rentals near Lake Lure. From 255 houses to 231 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Lure for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

You'll have the Time of Your Life at Lake Lure

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Lake Lure is one of the prettiest lakes in the region. Situated 27 miles from trendy Asheville, it's famous as the location for movies, including Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump. Time your visit right and you could take part in the Dirty Dancing festival in August. Relax on the beach, ride Lake Lure's famous Sliding Rock, a natural water slide, or take a hike along the Rumbling Bald Trail. A Lake Lure vacation rental makes the perfect base for a relaxing vacation in the Blue Mountains.

Get Lure-d into a vacation in North Carolina's lakes region

Lake Lure is settled in the basin of the rugged Hickory Nut Gorge. Take a walk along the lake's boardwalk, cross the famous Flowering Bridge, or dine out in one of the quaint restaurants in nearby Chimney Rock village. It's also a great place for a quick round of golf, or to just relax on the beach with a picnic. In the summer, it's popular with families and watersports enthusiasts, who come to swim in the lake's cool, clear waters, or try waterskiing, wakeboarding, or fishing. Of course, you can just kick back on a romantic lake cruise.

Lake Lure, a real gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Stacked with natural attractions, Lake Lure is an ideal vacation for all the family. Kids and adults alike will love sliding down an actual waterfall at Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural rock slide in Pisgah Forest. Don't fancy getting wet? Then take the kids to the Right Track Toy Train Museum, just off the Memorial Highway. This quirky, interactive train museum features a sprawling mass of miniature train sets, with over 50 feet of track. If you're more into jewels than engines, visit the Lake Lure Gem Mine, where you can dig for rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.

Shake off the ole winter blues at Lake Lure

There's never a bad time to visit Lake Lure. From warm summers, colorful falls, to crisp, snowy winters, it's a popular year-round destination. Summer is naturally the busiest season, when temperatures reach the mid-70s, and the sun shines most days. However, it's when Lake Lure vacation rentals are at a premium. Spring and winter offer the widest choice. Fall is the next busiest time, when folk flock to the Blue Ridge Mountains to witness the colorful leaf change. However, the temperatures are much cooler, and there's more chance of showers, so pack an umbrella.

The hiking trails are smokin' at Chimney Rock State Park

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Lake Lure is a 27-mile drive from Asheville. A natural magnet for outdoors enthusiasts, the state's hikers, bikers and climbers certainly won't be disappointed. On the western shores of Lake Lure is Chimney Rock State Park, a sprawling woodland named after the 500-million year old granite monolith which overlooks the lake. There are several hiking trails through the park, including a leisurely hike to Hickory Nut Falls. If you're lucky, you may spot some of the park's resident wildlife, like peregrine falcons, salamander, and bats.