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Lambuth Inn

The Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska

Historic Charm

Charming, elegant and historic, the Lambuth Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. A popular destination for many guests, Lambuth Inn offers panoramic views of Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Lambuth dining room serves all-you-can-eat buffet style meals for up to 350 guests. It also offers several meeting rooms that will accommodate from 15 to 225 guests. Some meeting spaces can be used as banquet rooms and provide a pleasant atmosphere for receptions.


  • 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
The Sunday Buffet take places every Sunday from 11:30-1:30 in Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska

Sunday Buffet

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us in Lambuth Inn's recently renovated dining room for a delicious Sunday buffet. The buffet takes place every Sunday and is a great way to meet Lake Junaluska locals or just enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. Reservations are requested. Please call 828-452-2881 ext. 540 to make a reservation, email or visit the Bethea Welcome Center, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 

Pricing: Adults - $17, Ages 4-11 - $8, 3 and under eat free. 

A special $1 discount will be honored for Junaluskans or Activity Pass holders. The $1 discount cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers. Only one special offer applies at a time. 

Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska undergoes a major renovation
Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska undergoes a major renovation

Recent Renovations 

A major interior renovation was recently completed at Lambuth Inn. The renovations have upgraded the design to the modern expectations of guest comfort, while preserving the historic charm. When you walk in, you can expect to see period furniture to match the 1920s architecture, new mattresses and bedding, and updated carpets, wall hangings and drapery. Modern conveniences such as refrigerators have been added, and a number of rooms now have walk-in showers. To make specific room requests, book your reservation by phone at 800-222-4930, Option 1. 

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Approx. 20 rooms will not be renovated in the middle back section of the hotel. These rooms will receive an upgrade in bedding, but will remain otherwise the same. They will be sold at a lower price point than the 100 renovated rooms. 

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. Ask about our Biltmore Estate, rafting and ziplining packages

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

Photo Credit: Visit NC Smokies


Phone: 800-222-4930
Map: Lake Junaluska Facility Map (.pdf)


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

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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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