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Treehouse in Huntersville
Gigi's Treehouse w/ Hot Tub, Firepit, BBQ, Hammock
Escape to our tranquil treehouse nestled among the trees. This enchanting retreat offers a cozy living space with stylish decor and a relaxing deck area to wrap yourself in nature. Indulge in the warmth and bubbles of the inviting hot tub, swing on the hammock or gather around the charming firepit for s'mores and heartfelt conversations. With every detail meticulously curated, this treehouse is the perfect sanctuary to create lasting memories. ✔ Hot Tub ✔ Fire pit ✔ Hammock Learn more below!
$283 per night
Guesthouse in Mooresville
The Loft on Lakeshore 1-Bed LKN Lakeside
Only 1.5 miles off I-77, the Loft on Lakeshore is perfect for checking out the LKN area, special occasions or simply to take in the beauty of the region and relax. You'll enjoy a private guesthouse on the second floor with a balcony overlooking Lake Norman. You will have full access to the yard, fire pit, dock and gazebo. In addition, 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards are free for you to use. The Loft is close to many unique shops and restaurants in Davidson, Mooresville and Langtree at the Lake!
$160 per night
Home in Mooresville
Lake Front 1-BR w/ Private Beach
Enjoy Lake Norman retreat at the 1-bedroom suite. It is perfect for catching sunset skies, swimming, fishing, boating, jet skiing, & watching wildlife. Wake up in the most relaxed and serene waterfront environment. Amazing big lake views all day around including beautiful sunsets and sunrises. It is 3-minutes to I-77, 5-9 minutes to Lowes Head Office/Davidson College/nearby retails, ~25 minutes to Charlotte. We follow Airbnb's 5 Steps Procedures to sanitize & disinfect for your peace of mind.
$178 per night

Lake houses in Lake Norman

Home in Sherrills Ford
Lakefront Sherrills Ford Haven w/ Boat Dock!
$205 per night
Home in Mooresville
Private Beach on LKN w/Wide water views! Hot tub!
$299 per night
Home in Sherrills Ford
Winter Paradise - Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Beach, Boat!
$295 per night
Home in Sherrills Ford
Lake House w/private dock, gym, hot tub, and sauna
$431 per night

Lake Norman fishing houses

Home in Mooresville
Lakefront Oasis w/ Gameroom & Private Dock
$359 per night
Home in Mooresville
Lake Norman Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock
$325 per night
Home in Catawba
Waterfront Lake Norman Luxury! Boat rental nearby!
$258 per night
Home in Mooresville
PRIVATE WATERFRONT Lake Norman Home! Pets Welcome
$450 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.

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.

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.