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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Denver

Water surrounds you on this picturesque peninsula. Enjoy an expansive deck overlooking your private boat dock 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Bedroom 1 (Queen Bed) Bedroom 2 (Queen over Queen bunkbed) Shared Spaces 1 Queen double tall self-inflating air mattress Full Kitchen Granite Countertops Stainless Appliances Full Bathroom with step-in shower This is where you want to be on Lake Norman. Queen's Landing The Landing Restaurant 10 mins to Costco 30 mins to Downtown Charlotte

$323 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Mooresville
Lake Escape

Enjoy your privacy in this 2 bedroom waterfront home with 300 feet of shoreline, in a deep water cove. Lake Escape is best enjoyed on the deck with a water view, in the sunroom overlooking the water, or on the dock. Enjoy a dip from the dock, a restful recline with a book in the hammock by the water, chairs on the dock, fishing from the dock, or a canoe, SUP, or kayak adventure along the shoreline. Either way, the calls of the cicadas and tree frogs lull you to sleep on this forested tract.

$283 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Mooresville
The Cabin on Lake Norman

This lovely lake front property is not called Cabin on the Lake for just any reason. Sitting a mere 10 feet off the water this cozy home boasts a second-to-none view of Lake Norman. The Cabin includes a spacious dock with room for up to 3 boats, enough to host friends and family for an evening of cocktails and fireworks. This is a 2 bed 1 bath escape for water sport enthusiasts looking for a lakeside getaway or for the avid fisherman looking for their next Big Fish story. *PET FRIENDLY*

$213 per night

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Mocksville
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$200 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Charlotte
New Waterfront Cabin on the Large Sundeck
$149 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Charlotte
New Waterfront Cabin on the Large Sundeck
$149 per night

Your guide to Lake Norman

All About Lake Norman

The largest manmade lake in North Carolina, Lake Norman offers 500 miles of coastline and several marinas just north of the Charlotte metropolitan area. On a hot summer day, the surface of the lake is dotted with boaters, kayakers, and waterskiers, while swimmers splash into the water from the shores of Lake Norman State Park, which has a 125-yard long swimming beach. You can also catch a sunset dinner cruise here, or go on a sailing excursion through the lake’s island passages and winding coastline. The lake area is also home to numerous hiking and biking trails, including a popular network comprising more than 30 miles of single-track mountain biking routes.

Several towns dot the shoreline around Lake Norman, the largest being Cornelius, Davidson, and Westport, where you can grab amenities, explore a historic Main Street, or enjoy a crab cake sandwich at a waterfront restaurant. With Charlotte just a short drive away, Lake Norman is an ideal lake getaway that’s still close to a big city.

How do I get around Lake Norman?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the closest airport to Lake Norman. Depending on which lake community is your final destination, the airport is anywhere from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours away. Shuttles and buses service some of the lake communities, while others are close enough to utilize taxi or ride-hailing services. Although several of the towns near Lake Norman have compact downtown areas that are easily traversed on foot, if you want to explore beyond the town, a car is your best option. You can find options for car rentals outside the main airport terminal.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Norman?

As most of the area attractions are centered around the water, summer is a popular time for Lake Norman cabin rentals. You can expect mostly hot weather at this time of year with occasional rain (so pack rain gear just in case). The shoulder seasons bring pleasantly crisp temperatures that are great for hiking among spring’s wildflower blooms or mountain biking among the orange hues of fall foliage. Winters can get cold by the lake with occasional snowfall.

With so many towns and communities throughout the lake region, there are plenty of events to keep you busy throughout the year. Huntersville hosts the Loch Norman Highland Games in April, featuring dancing, bagpipe bands, and traditional Scottish food. Starting in October, the town celebrates a Renaissance Festival that runs through the end of November.

What are the top things to do in Lake Norman?

Lake Norman State Park

Located on the northern shore of Lake Norman, Lake Norman State Park draws hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to this lakefront recreation area. This is a popular spot to swim, as the park offers numerous amenities, including a bath house and concession stand, on a grassy knoll above the water. You can also catch the popular Lake Shore Trail here, which offers expansive views of Lake Norman.


Davidson is a small college town on the western shores of Lake Norman. The town’s Main Street, which is just a short walk from the water, offers farm-to-table eateries, streetside cafes, and artisan shops along with seasonal farmers markets. You can browse a beloved bookstore here, or pop into a diner serving old-fashioned floats and sodas.

Dinner Cruises

Cap off a day at Lake Norman with a sunset sail across its deep blue waters. Several local operators offer dinner cruises on water crafts ranging from large yachts to more intimate sailboat voyages, departing from marinas and towns across the area.