Activities Surrounding Lodge on Lake Lure
The Lodge on Lake Lure is located in breathtaking beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge, one of the most spectacular canyons in the Eastern United States. The gorge spans 14 miles, extending from the small village of Gerton through Bat Cave and Chimney Rock to Lake Lure. The bouldered, rushing Rocky Broad River flows through the gorge and empties into the crystal waters of Lake Lure.
Hollywood Movies Sites
The mountains of North Carolina have been a frequent backdrop for Hollywood movies. Two of many movies which were filmed around Lake Lure: Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis and the cult classic Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze. If you can, rent these movies before your visit or watch one of our copies when you stay with us and you’ll recognize many film locations during your visit. And if you are one of those Dirty Dancing diehards, you’ll want to come to the Lodge during Lake Lure’s Annual Dirty Dancing Festival. The festival includes a screening of the movie, dance lessons, live music and a “lift” competition, re-creating the famous iconic lift in the lake scene. The Hunger Games was filmed in Black Mountain, Asheville, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest in our area as well as other parts of North Carolina.
On the shores of pristine Lake Lure, just a few minutes from the Lodge, you will find a marina, a sandy beach and a boardwalk in “Down Town” Lake Lure. Boat Tours of the lake are available at the Lodge and at the marina. The Lodge provides canoes for its lodgers, or bring your kayak and embark from our boathouse.
Exploring The Surroundings
Tryon International Equestrian Center is less than 20 minutes away. The town of Hendersonville – only 35 minutes away – features boutique shopping as well as proximity to Flat Rock Playhouse, a much beloved theatre offering top-notch plays in an intimate setting. Biltmore Estate, anchored by America’s largest home, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, known as America’s favorite drive, are an hour from the Lodge. Within minutes is the century-old scenic attraction, Chimney Rock State Park. Quaint shops dot the towns of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, as well as local restaurants.
Western North Carolina has a long heritage of mountain-made music, from bluegrass to classical. Bluegrass is indigenous to the region with its roots in Scots-Irish and English song and dance. You can often find live music in smaller venues in Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, but Asheville boasts some of the best in the country, from Saturday night Shindig on the Green to the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival’s long-standing bluegrass traditions to up-and-coming acts at the famous Orange Peel, Social Aid and Pleasure Club, voted one of the top three live music venues by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Check with our front desk for what is on during your stay with us !
Lake Lure is a golfer´s paradise. Walking distance from the Lodge is the nine-hole Donald Ross Municipal Golf Course, as well as two championship 18-hole golf courses just a short drive from the property. Bright´s Creek , a BMW Championship Golf Course, and Cleghorn Plantation as well as other opportunities to play your favorite game are within easy reach.
Things To Do Around Lake Lure
Outdoor enthusiasts will find a variety of activities such as horseback riding, rafting, biking, kayaking and hiking all available within a stone’s throw of the Lodge.
- Lake Boat Cruises
- Mountain Hiking and Waterfalls
- Horseback Riding
- Rock Climbing
- Chimney Rock State Park
- Biltmore Estate
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Canopy Ridge Farm Zipline
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
- Tryon International Equestrian Center
- Black Mountain