Destination guide

Lovely Lake Junaluska

Although famed as a resort for Methodist Christians, Lake Junaluska has plenty to offer all sorts of travelers. Just look up and you'll see the forest-clad rises of the Blue Ridge Mountains soaring above the horizon, walking trails and campsites lurking deep within. Meanwhile, the blue waters of the lake itself offer boating and fishing, and there are manicured gardens and charming stone-built churches peppering the banks. Search for your Lake Junaluska vacation rentals to explore all that and more this year.


Loving mountain life in Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska vacation rentals are all about balancing the spiritualism of the mountains with adventure in the great outdoors. Some travelers will opt for contemplative meditation sessions in the inspiration gardens that pepper the water's edge. Others will tour the charming Methodist chapels and attend wellness conferences in the meeting rooms. Others will wax down the walking boots and hit the surrounding peaks, seeking out crashing waterfalls, whitewater rapids, bear-stalked caves, and dense American forests. And that's not even mentioning the boating trips and kayak rentals, the local eateries and festive markets at Christmas time.


Enjoy spring in Lake Junaluska

When the chestnut forests and multi-colored foliage around the Blue Ridge Mountains blooms in May, Lake Junaluska vacation rentals are often at their most coveted. It's easy to see why. Between then and late July, all the iconic hiking trails and mountain biking routes of the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond are at their finest, while temperatures in the 70s mean the perfect conditions for bobbing on kayaks, or lazing on the grassy banks soaking up the North Carolinian sun.

Natural features

Wonders of the Blue Ridge in Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska sits shrouded by the Great Smoky Mountains to the north and the dense groves of the Nantahala National Forest to the south. It's an enviable location that few towns on the Blue Ridge can match. Strike out to wonder at the cascading Cullasaja Falls, or stalk the chestnut woods of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Or, go up into the heights of the Smoky ranges beyond the Maggie Valley, where you'll come face to face with black bears and elks amid the spruce forests and babbling creeks.


How to get to and around Lake Junaluska

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 25.2 mi (40.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lake Junaluska?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 692 vacation rentals near Lake Junaluska. From 318 Cabins to 321 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Junaluska for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Junaluska?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Junaluska:

  • Cataloochee Ski Area: 708 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 49 vacation rentals
  • Cranberry Falls: 18 vacation rentals
  • Twinbrook: 43 vacation rentals
  • Apple Creek Acres: 25 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Cabins in Lake Junaluska?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 318 Cabins in Lake Junaluska. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Junaluska include:

  • Houses: 321 rentals available
  • Cottages: 318 rentals available
  • Caravans: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Junaluska?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 47 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Junaluska. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.