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“Wonderful and Charming Lodge on Lake Lure, NC” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lodge on Lake Lure
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   361 Charlotte Drive, P.O. Box 519, Lake Lure, NC 28746   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Lake Lure B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Raleigh
2 reviews
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“Wonderful and Charming Lodge on Lake Lure, NC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

My wife and I recently stayed at The Lodge on Lake Lure, NC and had a wonderful stay at this Bed-n-Breakfast. The view of the lake was amazing. The staff was very attentive and proactive in meeting our needs and requests. As a frequent traveler, I highly recommend The Lodge on Lake Lure.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

We recently visited The Lodge on Lake Lure with another couple and had a wonderful trip. It was so serene and beautiful! It was close enough to visit The Biltmore in Asheville but far enough away do nothing but relax and enjoy the scenery. It was fantastic. I would highly recommend the Inn to anyone. The food was fantastic and the staff so friendly. They go out of their way to keep their guests happy. Our room faced the lake and it was so nice to sit and watch the moon over the water and hear the crickets. I wish I could go there next weekend!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St.Augustine
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42 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

We spent four nights at the Lodge in the Magnolia Room. The balcony offers a view of the lake and the beautiful grounds. The room was very comfortable and furnished with antiques. The common areas are spread out and allow for privacy. The breakfast each morning is cooked to order and delicious. The late afternoon appetizers and wine are also delicious including at least one hot dip as well as cheese and crackers. This afternoon event allows for fellowship among guests and we met several enjoyable couples and shared a couple nights out with one of them.

This trip is our first to stay at Lake Lure but we will definitely be back for another stay at the Lodge. The hospitality was perfect.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary during the stay so the inn providied complimentary champaigne for our special day.

The complimentary canoes are fun for a few hours out on the lake to relax and enjoy the mountain views. The grounds are well manicured with lovely flowers and vines.

Don't miss this special place.

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knoxville, tn
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We absolutely loved our stay at the Lodge on Lake Lure. It was very beautiful and peaceful. Our room had a view of the lake and Chimney Rock Mountain. I have travelled all over the world and can't think of any place I have stayed that was any nicer. Our room was very cozy - immaculate & the bath was to die for. The soaking tub overlooking the lake was the ultimate luxury. We enjoyed the "wine @ 5" with snacks as well as the first class breakfast. I will definitely come again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

The woman who runs this lodge likes kids who are "seen" but not "heard." There is a grand piano in the lodge, but as she pointed out "it is only for children who have had years of lessons!" Some adults were instructed to not let their 14 year old children be unaccompanied without an adult in the lodge. Thankfully this was not an issue for our family. She has lots of mean-spirited quips to make, but mostly stays out of your way.

Our room was extremely small, it had a king bed and a pull out bed for one child. We were not told that the room only accommodated 3 people until after we arrived. However, we were charged an additional $38.00 per child for, "extra towels and their breakfast." I thought $300 dollars a night seemed extremely excessive for the level of service and the unpolished room decor.

This hotel's major asset is the lake setting. We enjoyed the lake location and the restful nature of the hotel. The lodge great room is spectacular and some of the staff are approachable and good-natured. I found the food at Lake Lure to be deep friend and not healthy and fresh. My recommendation is to go to Asheville to eat. It's only a 40 minute trek through the mountains, but well worth the entertainment.

We were later told that sometimes the $38/kid fee is waved - but it wasn't for us. I believe the fee is totally unfair and jacks up the price to an unreasonable amount. I think this is a wonderful place for a couple who wants romance but not for a family with kids.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Starkville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

This was our first time to stay at a Bed & Breakfast. The Lodge is a perfect place to stay if you want to get away from crowds and traffic. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Every morning breakfast was served in the dining room overlooking Lake Lure. We stayed in the Library room, which was very nice. I especially enjoyed sitting out on the shady, private deck, reading and just enjoying the beautiful lake and mountains. I would recommend this place for couples. We had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brevard county florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

This place is amazing. We booked two nights. With taxes and fees it was $440.00 total. There are a few cheaper rooms but we wanted a lake view. Even so, plan on a minumum of $175.00 total a night. There are two buildings. The main lodge and an older home about 30 feet away converted with several rooms. The latter has interconnected doors and would be perfect for family gatherings. We booked a room with a large shared deck and a lake view just off the main lodge in the second building. Although a shared deck there is plenty of room and we were alone everytime we sat out. The bed was ever so cozy and comfortable we didn't want to get up in the morning. Very quiet area and the staff are wonderful. Always helpful even after probably answering the same questions a 1000 times before. Breakfast is included and the dining area has a wonderful 5 star view of the lake. Real china and cloth napkins make you feel special. One morning it was fresh blue berry pancakes and another omelets. Plus all the other self serve choices, juices, cereal, toast, muffins etc. you can help your self. Lots of cozy secluded places to hide if you want and just enjoy a good book . Down the hill is a beautiful boat house deck where we enjoyed our included evening snacks and wine. Lots of little extras like stamped postcards in your room and free B&B Book. As animal lovers we enjoyed Ms. Elle and Cocoa the Lodge's outdoor cats. Cocoa hangs out near the boathouse and will be glad to show you the canoes. The cats kind of just show up but don't bother you unless you want. They seem to know who would like to pet them and who wouldn't. Free use of a canoe was a great way to get out on the lake and enjoy the beautiful homes and mountian scenes. Several near by restaurants and an huge Ingals store with large deli within 3 miles. We loved Larkins restaurant right on the lake and the Ingalls store is 1/2 mile east of Larkins. If you are infirmed in any way keep in mind it is about a 150 feet down hill to the lake. They have paths but if you have medical problems it may be difficult. OK, you may want to know was it worth the price? You bet and we will return!

  • Liked — Seclusion, great view of the lake, and comfort
  • Disliked — 1. Having to leave 2. No internet access from room.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 361 Charlotte Drive, P.O. Box 519, Lake Lure, NC 28746
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Lake Lure
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Lure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lodge on Lake Lure 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge on Lake Lure is a wonderful combination of an elegant country inn and a casual bed and breakfast - an intimate environment with all the privacy you want, furnished with art, antiques and collectibles. A large, rambling structure, the Lodge is situated high on the hillside to afford a sweeping view of the lake and beyond.Built in 1938, The Lodge was originally used as a retreat for the NC State Highway Patrol and operated by them until 1968. ... more   less 
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