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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.

Fall 2020 Vacations
We are honored and delighted that Lake Junaluska is featured on the October 2020 cover of Our State magazine as a top fall mountain destination. Plan your getaway at The Terrace lakeside hotel or historic Lambuth Inn. (Fall rates start at $119/night midweek and $159/night weekends at Lambuth Inn!) For a unique leaf-watching excursion, take our sunset lake cruise! Also, drive the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. See our Fall Color Vacation Guide for much more information. 

Holidays 2020
The lake will be fully decorated with many festive activities to create treasured family memories. Stay at The Terrace or Lambuth Inn during our 7-week celebration that includes a special Thanksgiving package and New Year’s Eve fireworks at dusk! Bring your family to hunt for the perfect Christmas tree or take a day adventure to ski or snow tube. Browse plenty of nearby shops and galleries for the perfect gift. Biltmore House is just 30 minutes away. See our Holidays Vacation Guide for ideas to plan your holiday vacation.

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?