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The Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska

Historic Charm

The recently renovated Lambuth Inn has a "national park lodge" feel and has been called Lake Junaluska’s “stately lady.” With its elegant columns, distinctive cupola and presence high on a hill overlooking the lake, it has served as one of Lake Junaluska’s most beloved landmarks since its founding in 1921 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Check availability and book online now.


  • Lakeview rooms
  • Free wireless Internet
  • On-site meeting rooms
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Telephone
  • Coffee makers
  • Alarm clock radio
  • Private baths
  • Handicap accessible rooms available
  • Complimentary access to the Fitness Center and the Aquatic Center's seasonal pool
Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska undergoes a major renovation
Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska undergoes a major renovation

Recent Renovations 

A $3.2-million update brought Lambuth Inn to the modern expectations of guest comfort, while preserving its historic charm. Throughout the renovations, the team worked to retain the historic nature of the hotel by using period furniture that matched the 1920s architecture and by keeping the elegant look of the lobby and parlor. Modern conveniences such as refrigerators have been added, and a number of rooms now have amenities such as walk-in showers. To make specific room requests, book your reservation by phone at 800-222-4930, Option 1. 

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Approximately 20 rooms in the middle back section of the hotel only received an upgrade in bedding and are sold at a lower price point than the renovated rooms. 

Chritmas Memories

Christmas Memories

Carry the joy of Christmas with you all year round. A visit to the historic Lambuth Inn isn’t complete without a stop at Christmas Memories, the faith-based Christmas shop located across from the front desk. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to stock up on ornaments, snow globes, angels, nativities and more, so step inside for a bit of Christmas cheer any time of the year.

Downtown Waynesville photo courtesy Visit NC Smokies

Area Attractions

Nestled around a 200-acre lake in the mountains, Lake Junaluska feels worlds away but is close to top Western North Carolina attractions. Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Drive less than 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway or Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or drive 30 minutes to Asheville or Cherokee. 

Also check out our Fall at Lake Junaluska page and print-ready Adventure Guides to discover half-day and full-day adventures from Lake Junaluska:

Photo Credit: Visit NC Smokies



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With 131 sleeping rooms, the historic Lambuth Inn is a full service facility that will meet the needs of any group. Contact for more information.

Pleasant surprise!

"...We thoroughly enjoyed the walking paths and were impressed with how meticulous and well maintained the area was." - Luv2findnewplaces, TripAdvisor Review, December 2019

Place for Healing

"... The staff at the Lambuth made me feel like I was at home. They were so welcoming and helpful throughout my stay. The setting is beautiful and serene." - Carolyn M., TripAdvisor Review, December 2019


"Our first time at the Inn. Found it to be very relaxing and plenty of things to see in the area...." - tramac07, TripAdvisor Review, December 2019

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