My husband and I stayed at Lake Junaluska for the Appalachian Christmas weekend in Dec. 2011 and were delighted with so many things....the incredible lake view from our room in the Lambuth Inn, the personal service afforded to us from everyone from the desk clerk to the room maid to the group sales manager, to the GREAT entertainment provided by the extremely talented Lake Junaluska singers and David Holt. We moved to Knoxville in 1996 and were surprised that we did not know about this jem of a getaway so close to our home (about an hour's drive from Knoxville, mostly by interstate).
I realize the conference and resort facility has been viewed primarily (in the past) as a Methodist-based spiritual retreat-type facility, but really, it seems to be an affordable option for any type of corporate or business retreat, organizational music or crafts workshop, etc. It would be ideal for a family reunion, especially in the summer. But even in the winter, the walking trails around the lake and various modes of transportation encourage fitness as well as convenience.
It is so close to Asheville, convenient to all the amenities that Asheville affords, with Biltmore House and Grove Park Inn, etc. only a short drive away.
It also struck me in having potential as a beautiful yet afforable place to get married....the lakeside chapel is stunning, and wedding photos would be gorgeous both inside the chapel and outside under the arches, framed by the lake. With the variety of lodging and dining faciilities on site, I imagine it could be a budget-worthy wedding venue. (I wish my niece had known about it last year when she was married. )
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 400 lodging rooms we can easily accommodate groups of all sizes and budgets. All of our facilities are unique inside and out. From the historic columns of Lambuth Inn to the spectacular views from the Terrace Hotel dining room, our lodging will make your visit exceptional and memorable. Also available are the Lakeside Lodge, a motel style facility as well as the Sunnyside Lodge and Mountain View Lodges, with dormitory style rooms with private baths. The Junaluska Apartments are great for families and youth groups with kitchenettes in most units and a wide range of accommodations are available at our Camp Adventure camp ground from tents and RV hookups to cabins and apartment efficiencies. ... more less
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