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Be wowed by the window.

Wildflower walks along the lakeshore.

Dinner with a view.

Where the mountains meet the lake.

Take your meeting to the lake.

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Welcome to Lake Junaluska in the North Carolina mountains!


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 & restaurant, historic inn, vacation rentals, walking trailsgardens, 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.

Peaceful Winter
The months of January-March are the most tranquil - a perfect time for relaxing getaways to rejuvenate your body and soul. Read about Winter Getaways.

Ski at Cataloochee
Stay with us at The Terrace hotel for your winter fun vacation. We are just 12 miles from Cataloochee Ski Area, one of the premier ski and snowboard resort. In addition to great hotel rates for couples and families – we have special Group Ski Packages. Read more.

Call in an order for curbside pickup from the Lakeside Bistro, featuring modern Southern cuisine served with warm hospitality and spectacular lake and mountain views. See the menu.

Spring Vacations
With roses budding, daffodils and tulips blooming and baby ducks arriving, our spring season is full of new life and fresh beginnings. Read about Spring Vacations on the Lake

If you are looking to plan a corporate conference, church event, youth retreat, family reunion or a wedding, please see our Meetings Guide or call 828-454-6650. Also, ask about our group ski packages. 

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?