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Lake Junaluska’s Commitment to our Guests 

The health, safety and welfare of our guests and staff is of utmost importance. During this time of heightened public health concern, Lake Junaluska has implemented enhanced cleaning, sanitation and social distancing processes pursuant to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and other leading health and industry experts. 

In addition, given the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are committed to providing travel flexibility to guests who book directly with us to be able to cancel their reservations up to 24 hours in advance. 

  1. What To Expect During Your Stay

Open to the Public

Temporarily Closed to the Public

Call 828-452-2881 with any questions.

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Schedule/Event Changes

  • A fireworks show planned for New Year’s Eve at Lake Junaluska will not be held. We are disappointed that we are not able to host this event (rescheduled from the Fourth of July), but look forward to future celebrations when it is safe for large gatherings to take place again.

  • The 2020 Balsam Range Art of Music Festival will not be held. The 2021 event will be December 2-5, 2021.

  • Large group Winter Youth Retreats will not be held. For 2020-21, youth groups are invited to book their own retreats and consider adding on special programs just for their groups. Learn more.

  • The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk & Kids Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, April 11, and then postponed to Labor Day, has been canceled. The 2021 event will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021. 

  • Road Scholar programs for 2020 and 2021 will not be held.

  • Music & Worship Arts Week will not be held in 2020. The 2021 event will be June 20-25, 2021.

  • The 2020 Native American Conference will not be held. The 2021 event will be June 23-27, 2021.
  • Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events for 2020 will not be held. Youth groups are encouraged to come for retreats at Lake Junaluska this summer and fall. For more information, contact
  • The 2020 Festival of Wisdom and Grace will not be held. The 2021 event will be Aug. 2-5, 2021.
  • The Junaluskans Flea Market for 2020 will not be held.
  • The 2020 Choir Music Weekend will not be held. The 2021 event will be Oct. 15-17, 2021.
  • The 2020 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will not be held. The 2021 event dates will be announced soon.

Visit the Lake Junaluska Calendar to see upcoming events.


Dine-In and To-Go Options at the Lakeside Bistro

The Lakeside Bistro offers modern Southern cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating, and curbside to-go service. Located on the third floor of The Terrace hotel, the restauarnt ffers long-range of Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hours are 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday--Sunday and open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit the Lakeside Bistro website to see the menu, and call 828-454-6662 for reservations or orders to go.

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Health & Safety During Your Stay

If you are planning to stay at Lake Junaluska, find more details about what we are doing to promote at health and safety during your stay.

Support Lake Junaluska

Ken Howle, executive director of Lake Junaluska, shared a video message about turning on the lights of the Lake Junaluska Cross day and night as a beacon of enduring light and hope, and expressing gratitude for the generous support of Lake Junaluska.

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The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.