RUMBLING BALD RESORT/ FOX RUN
This is a nice area near Lake Lure. It is about 5 miles from Town center.
Rumbling Bald Resort / Fox Run is about 3 miles from here you will check in on Herman Wilson Blvd. At check in you will be given a map and directions, turn left, turn right, turn right, turn left. If you have A GPS just type in Fox Run blvd. and it will take you through security (entrance) to very near your unit. Hang your permit (provided at check in) from the rear view mirror before entry and the guard will wave you through. Stay to your right driving along the golf course until you see the signs. They have numbered unit signs so once you get close you will have no problem finding it.
Let me say first if you like to stay connected this resort is not for you. NO INTERNET ACCESS in units.. Believe it or not in this day and age you still can’t get online access in any of the units. For rainy days internet is a must in most families. You can’t even pay for an online connection for a given period as some resorts have. You can get free internet at the wellness center, which also has a printer, but a 10 minute walk from fox run units. Free Wifi inside the restaurant as well. The wellness center also rents hundreds of DVD’s. Great little center with a first class gym if you want to work out.
The town homes are large . The 2b 2b has one bedroom with two queen or twin beds and full bathroom on the main floor. 8 stairs up is the living room, dining table, and kitchen and large open deck. A fold out couch is in most units.. Downstairs (8 steps) has the large master bedroom / bathroom with large king bed and another deck.
Everything you need for a weeks stay are in the unit. Dishes, pots and pans, silverware, soap, paper towels, and so on. There is even a small washer and dryer with soap provided. However, if you run out of anything and ask for more they will charge you. You can buy food and gas and anything extra you may need at the large Ingles grocery store near Larkin’s restaurant. Ingles is about 5 miles from the resort and the grocery is 2 blocks south of Larkins on hwy 9. It has a large deli and bakery. Large selection of wine as well.
All of the fox run units are in a wooded area. If you have children they will love the swimming pools and lake with a very nice beach area. We had deer come right up to the unit. We have been vacationing here for several years. The units are getting a little tired now and starting to show. Although still OK, the furniture needs replacing. The mattresses are comfortable but are sagging. Cleaning was so so with dust on the top of the headboard and cob webs above it, but clean sheets on the bed. They seem to only clean one side of a door. I give overall cleaning a 6 out of 10.
Try to get a stand a lone unit. Most of the units are duplex with two connected units. Stand a lone means a single unit and you have no connected neighbor which means more privacy. Generally the parking is much better in a stand alone as well. You can have your own couple of parking spaces. The best units, location wise, are 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. They are stand a lone with lake view. 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, are stand a lone in a dense wooded area. 300, 301, 302 are stand a lone and have great mountain views. If you have to settle for a duplex unit try for unit 90-91-92-or 93. They have ample open parking and nice units with no outside stairs. They are two duplex’s separated by a large private parking area. We stayed in 93 and loved it. There are other stand a lone units but this gives you a start.
Be careful when booking that you don’t wind up with a unit that has lots of outside stairs to climb. There are some areas where there are 4 or 5 units connected. They have a common parking area with five or six cars vying to be closest to the units. You have to tote everything down 10 stairs and then walk several more feet to your unit. Units 30 thru 35 are such units. Avoid.
Although having a fireplace is a major draw you are actually discouraged from starting a fire in the fireplace. Lots of rules about a fire in the fireplace. No wood is allowed. Duraflame logs only. Pick them up at home depot before you leave home as they are $5.00 each once you get there. You can get 9 logs for $25.00 at home depot.
Several medium price restaurants within 5 miles of the resort. We like Lakeview restaurant in the resort. Good food, medium prices, and excellent service. We like to have lunch out on the covered deck for a fantastic Lake Lure lake view. Lunch with drink about $15.00 per person. Dinner about $22 per person. They also have a great Sunday buffet brunch for $12.95 a person. Another good choice is Larkins restaurant with about the same prices as the Rumbling Bald Resort, it is a nice lake front restaurant. Great outside deck that puts you very near the water.
We will stay here again but are hopeful a rennovation will be started soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure is a picturesque mountain resort situated near Charlotte, Greenville, and Asheville. The resort is nestled at the base of majestic 2,800-foot Rumbling Bald Mountain on the north end of beautiful Lake Lure. One of the Southeast's most popular wedding destinations, Rumbling Bald Resort is great for all kinds of group functions, family gatherings, golf outings, or romantic getaways. With close to 150 vacation rentals that range in all sizes and price ranges. Each home, studio and condo on the Resort property are individually owned and each site therefore has a unique personality. Our rental sites are fully furnished, but will vary in the amenities each offers. ... more less
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