Lake Junaluska has been a favorite fall mountain getaway for more than 100 years and is featured on the cover of the October 2020 issue of Our State magazine! Located near Maggie Valley and Waynesville, we are a short drive from Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With hundreds of acres to explore, our lake village is a perfect trip destination with a variety of places to stay - including a contemporary hotel and historic inn.
The Terrace is one of the few lakeside hotels in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Find plenty of rocking chairs on the hotel's deck to enjoy the colorful lake and mountain views. Rates include a hot breakfast buffet at the Lakeside Bistro and access to many lakeside amenities. Read more about The Terrace. October weekends book quickly. Check availability online now.
The historic Lambuth Inn sits high on a hill above the lake with a "national park lodge" feel. Recent renovations added modern guest comforts while preserving the charm of the beloved landmark since 1921. Adjacent is Inspiration Point with the best views overlooking the lake and Great Smoky Mountains. Read more about Lambuth Inn. Check availability online now.
Walk the loop trail around the lake to see colorful vistas, gardens and wildlife including a bald eagle and our beloved swans.
Since peak fall color begins in the highest elevations in early October and ends in late October, you have many weeks to find it during your stay on Lake Junaluska! Here are just a few of our guests’ favorite places to go:
Photo courtesy Brindley Faile of Visit NC Smokies
We're thrilled and honored that Our State magazine features Lake Junaluska on the front cover of its October 2020 issue, a celebration of North Carolina's mountains and autumn colors! Our State magazine features the very best of North Carolina through lively storytelling and stunning photography. With a readership of more than one million each month, it's the most-read magazine in the state.
In addition to being featured on the October issue's cover, Lake Junaluska appears in its photo essay, "Autumn Is Our Favorite Color." The issue will be arriving in mailboxes soon and available at newsstands and retail locations on October 1. Grab a copy and let the awe-inspiring beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska and other North Carolina locations take your breath away.
Images courtesy Our State magazine; photography by Derek DiLuzio
Come and experience all that Lake Junaluska has to offer when the leaves start changing and the snow starts to fall. Stay at The Terrace Hotel or Lambuth Inn and save 15 percent when you book a 3-night stay or 20 percent when you book a 4-night stay through the end of the year! Call our reservations team at 800-222-4930 to book your 3- or 4-night stay!
Enjoy a history lake cruise aboard the Cherokee IV when you book the Sunset Cruise Fall Package at Lake Junaluska! The package includes two nights at The Terrace Hotel, a history lake cruise, a picnic-to-go lunch, a hot breakfast buffet, a Lake Junaluska birding guide and a book that shares the story of Lake Junaluska. Packages can be booked in September and October. More information and booking details coming soon.
Enjoy a 2- or 3-night Thanksgiving package at Lake Junaluska. More information for 2021 packages coming soon!