I often plan small group trips for friends several times a year. Since our family rents a home at Lake Junaluska each year, I decided to take a group to the Terrace Hotel for a long weekend. We were all pleased with our rooms, each of which overlooked the beautiful lake. The lake also has a wonderful walking trail around its perimeter. The rooms were not fancy (did not even include a hair dryer) but were clean and fairly spacious. At less than $80 per night, we were all well satisfied with the rates, as we have paid much more per night in other mountain resort areas. The small gift shop at the hotel is staffed by a friendly, helpful young lady and I purchased an unusual piece of pottery made from silt from the lake! Lake Junaluska is the most beautiful, peaceful and spiritual place, no matter where you should decide to stay (they have many options) and is a ten minute drive to the charming town of Waynesville, which has numerous restaurants and nice shops. I would definitely recommend this hotel for those who just want to get away and enjoy themselves and relax in the gorgeous NC mountains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska, Terrace Hotel is a popular choice with many because of its central location and full service facilities. Relax in a rocking chair along the lakeside terrace or enjoy a peaceful walk through the adjacent rose garden. Terrace Hotel offers all the best of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. There are 105 sleeping rooms, each of which will accommodate 1 to 4 guests. Rooms are furnished with flat screen TVs, telephone, in room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, alarm clock radio, private baths, heat and a/c. All linens are provided as well as housekeeping services. Internet service is available in all rooms, handicap accessible rooms are available and the hotel is equipped with 4 elevators allow easy access to guest rooms and meeting spaces. Terrace Hotel consists of several meeting rooms that will accommodate from 40 to 350 guests. There is a dining room that serves buffet style meals for up to 350 guests. Some meeting spaces can be used as banquet rooms and provide a pleasant atmosphere for receptions. Deluxe King Rooms - Our most recent renovations in the Terrace Hotel are 5 guest rooms outfitted with King Beds, Flat Panel TVs and remodeled bathrooms, with solid surface countertops and upgraded lighting. The Deluxe King rooms offer premier views of Lake Junaluska and are convenient to meeting and dining spaces, as well as the hotel front desk and lobby. Please click on the photo below for a view of one of these rooms. Free Wireless Internet access is available in the lodging rooms, dinning rooms, lobby and meeting space of the Terrace Hotel. ... more less