Lake Lure vacation rentals

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Popular amenities for Lake Lure vacation rentals

Stay near Lake Lure's top sights

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park184 locals recommend
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge89 locals recommend
Canopy Ridge Farm109 locals recommend
Larkin's On the Lake Restaurant122 locals recommend
Ingles Market124 locals recommend
La Strada At Lake Lure80 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lake Lure

Total rentals

740 properties

Rentals with a pool

350 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

250 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

600 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

22K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Lake Lure

All About Lake Lure

Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure is a charming small town with stunning mountain views and a crystal-clear lake from which it takes its name. It’s known in popular culture as a filming location for cult classics, but it’s hardly a touristy stop-over. Less than an hour southeast of Asheville, Lake Lure is one of western North Carolina’s top destinations for outdoor recreation, thanks to its long bays, vast stretches of water, and a beautiful backdrop of mountain scenery. From hiking to birding, summer fishing to winter skiing, the area draws visitors seeking to soak in the beauty of nature from a cozy lakefront home base.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Lure

Lake Lure is located in the Isothermal Belt, famous for its remarkably mild weather despite its location surrounded by mountains. Depending on the season, air may be warmer or cooler on the mountains than the base of the 2,200-foot valley. Summer temperatures peak in the upper 80s Fahrenheit with very little humidity, dropping to the low 60s in the evenings. Winter is cooler: Temperatures average around 50 degrees, dropping to just below freezing once the sun goes down. In spring and summer the mountains act as a kind of insulation, stretching the valley’s warmer periods, making for pleasant seasons year-round.

Top things to do in Lake Lure

Chimney Rock State Park

Bordering Lake Lure is this 8,000-acre state park with hiking trails to accommodate all levels. The park is named for the famous granite monolith towering 315 feet in the air — a must-see for any visitor. It’s accessible by elevator, and on clear days, it provides views of the park and surrounding area for miles around.

Lake Lure Beach and Water Park

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the privately owned Lake Lure Beach shoreline stretches 27 miles and features wide expanses of sand perfect for family-friendly play. There’s an admission fee, which includes the water park: its slides, splash pad, and water balloon zone are all big hits with kids on hot summer days.

Tryon and Hendersonville

These two small towns — each about a half-hour from Lake Lure — are unique in their history and culture, and worth checking out on a day trip. South of Lake Lure, Tryon has long been a retreat for writers and artists, as well as a world-renowned hub for equestrian competitions. Equidistant from Tryon and Lake Lure is the small city of Hendersonville, home to an aviation museum and a railroad museum as well as the 12-acre Bullington Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there Lake Lure condo rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 90 condo rentals with pools in Lake Lure, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lake Lure?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 330 vacation rentals in Lake Lure featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lake Lure?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lake Lure. Choose from more than 260 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there family-friendly apartment rentals in Lake Lure?

    Lake Lure has more than 20 family-friendly apartment rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Lake Lure have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 270 house rentals with free parking in Lake Lure. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Lake Lure have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with a gym in Lake Lure. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Lake Lure?

    Experience the best of Lake Lure with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $100 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Cabin Rentals in Lake Lure?

    Enhance your stay in our Cabin Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 200 homes with free parking, over 30 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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