Fox Run is hard to find and directions given at check in for the town home were inadequate. There were two couples in our group and we each drove around and around Lake Lure for over an hour trying to find the place. There are about 800 townhouses in Fox Run and more with other groups, and they all wind around in the hills. The Townhouse was large, airy and everything was supplied, however wall paper was ripped, floors needed to be repaired and they had 4 leaks in the livingroom roof, which we called about and never heard answers on. The dining area at the golf course was closed because of a wedding party. We went to the one main eating place on the lake at 6:30 on a Saturday. We were number ll. At 8:30 they had finally called up to Number 3. We left, and all the places to eat were closed. ( If you go,expect a ton of driving to get simple supplies, so bring food etc with.) The Lake itself is pretty but over the 4th of July, it was scummy and did not look like it would be anything you would want to swim in. The boats are overpriced and quite small. The golf course was nice. Chimney Rock is pretty but not quite as grand as the brochures make it and when they talk about Asheville being close and the Biltmore close etc, they are a bit misleading. Nothing is close in the mountains. The spa was nice, however it is in the bathroom. We were hoping for one on the deck. They also do not have any grills near the town homes and the stove in our unit needed to be regulated as it burned everything. When we checked in we were told we could only have the place until Thursday and made plans accordingly. At check in time we were told we booked it till Saturday and needed to pay until Saturday. We also had written 3 times asking for confirmation on our stay and did not receive notice. We finally called from MN and taped the conversation. Since we had the conversation taped stating we only were staying until Thursday, they did rebate our money for the other days. We did like the size of the bedrooms and the closets and it is a nice place to have a family vacation. We had 4 adults and two children and it worked well for us. The other thing to be aware of is the heat! The humidity was terrible and it was over 90 degrees all the time we were there. The air conditioner was set at 65, it's lowest setting and it only cooled the rooms to around 87 degrees, and with the humidity that was not cool enough for those of us from the North woods. There is quite a bit of shopping in the small towns such as Chimney rock, but the home crafted items are mainly inferior products. I would recommend eating in Chimney Rock at Laura's. It is two stories, light and airy and serves homemade biscuits and apple butter that are to die for. They seem to be on top of things and the waitresses etc were good. A meal runs around 7.95 and includes 2 or 3 side dishes, that are native to the area such as fried green tomatoes, corn bread, cobblers etc. You can't eat all the food. If you have children the pony rides are nice. The ponies are walked around a scenic lake and families fish, etc. I would also recommend the pontoon rides on the lake. The price was fair and the girl guide excellent.
Property: Fox Run ResortAddress: 180 Herman Wilson Rd, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9338
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Lake Lure
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Lake Lure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Fox Run Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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- Also Known As:
- Fox Run Hotel Lake Lure
- Fox Run Lake Lure