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The Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska

Historic Charm

The recently renovated Lambuth Inn has been called Lake Junaluska’s “stately lady,” and it’s not hard to see why. 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.  


  • 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. 

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



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. 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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