A beloved spiritual retreat center for more than 100 years, scenic Lake Junaluska welcomes 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 renewal and relaxation. We are conveniently located near Asheville, Maggie Valley and Waynesville.
With a lakeside hotel, historic inn, vacation rentals, walking trails, gardens, wildlife viewing and many outdoor activities, discover the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains in one charming village. Your favorite activity might just be rocking your cares away while gazing across the tranquil lake at the ever-changing mountain views, swans gliding and eagles soaring.
Long summer days are perfect for leisurely canoe trips, rocking on the porch, relaxing at the lakeside pool, and cruises aboard the Cherokee IV. Read more about Summer Getaways on the Lake.
Fireworks & Fun
Join us for our annual Independence Day Celebrations, featuring music, barbecue and family-friendly fun from floating wish lanterns to a Balsam Range concert to fireworks. Click here to learn more about Independence Day Celebrations.
Health & Safety
The health, safety and welfare of our guests and staff are of utmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lake is a natural place for social distancing. We have implemented many enhanced cleaning, sanitation and social distancing protocols. Read more.
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?