Health & Safety During Your Visit

See spectacular fall color.

Dinner with a view.

Be wowed by the window.

Where the mountains meet the lake.

Take your meeting to the lake.

More Navigation

Welcome to Lake Junaluska in the scenic North Carolina mountains!


A beloved spiritual retreat center for more than 100 years, we welcome individuals, couples and families looking for a special getaway vacation with plenty of on-site things to do. Experience nature’s beauty at our 200-acre mountain lake and find the renewal and relaxation you seek.

With a lakeside hotel, lake cruises, several miles of walking trails, gardens, tennis courts, canoes, kayaks, a playground and pool, and many other outdoor amenities and activities, we offer you the best of the mountains in one convenient location. Stroll the Rose Walk, jog the walking trail, watch the swans gliding across the lake and the rare bald eagles soaring across the sky, and picnic in the glow of sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains. And who knows, your favorite activity might just be rocking your cares away while gazing across the tranquil lake at the ever-changing mountain views.

Fall 2020 Vacations

We invite you to Lake Junaluska, as featured on the October 2020 cover of Our State magazine, for an unforgettable fall color mountain getaway. We have great nightly rates at The Terrace (starting from $109/night) and the Lake Junaluska Apartments (from $85/night). Check availability & book online now

See our fall color guide for things to do at the lake and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For even more things to do, check out the many restaurants and shopping opportunities just minutes away in historic downtown Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Plus, it’s an easy drive to scenic hikes and waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in Pisgah National Forest, and we’re just 30 minutes west of Asheville and the Biltmore House. 

What’s the latest for 2020? Visit our newly opened restaurant, The Terrace Bistro.

If you are looking to plan a group retreat, family reunion or wedding, please see our Meetings Guide

As a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body, what better place to reconnect with your families and friends in our peaceful slice of heaven?