House, 4 Bedrooms + 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Ken Jordan
We were invited to visit friends at their Lake Lure cottage in the summer of 2012. When we left we realized that Lake Lure was one of those special places in the world that deserved a second visit. Our second visit that following fall began a quest to find a second home there. The beauty of Lake Lure tucked amongst the mountains together with the peacefulness of the laidback attitude of the lakeside families was very appealing. During this quest we looked at many homes, each with their strong points and weak points. Finally in early 2013 we found the perfect lake home that met all of our wants and needs.
Ken Jordan purchased this House in 2013
Why Ken Jordan chose Lake Lure
The “Queen of the Lake” is the oldest winterized house on house on Lake Lure. Built in 1927, as Lake Lure was filling for the first time, this house was blessed with “great bones” and a full acre of lakefront views. Often older Lake Lure residents have commented that the builder of our home had his choice of any location on the lake, and he chose the best of all views. The first family to live in our house was the owner of a series of department stores in the South, and had built this house for family getaways. The most recent previous owners did a marvelous job of modernizing this home, gutted and re-built the kitchen, gutted and re-built the entire downstairs, added a lovely coffered ceiling to the great room, and expanded the decks. The top porch has been enclosed with glass and setup for year-round climate controlled use. The morning coffee on this porch is hard to beat. We are excited about the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities that Lake Lure offers. We are from the coastal region of North Carolina and can now take full advantage of what the state of NC has to offer, from the coast to the mountains. We are happy about the opportunity to share in our great find. -The Owens Family-
What makes this House unique
The home is conveniently located half way between the town of Lake Lure and the Ingles Supermarket. It is located on the Lake where the main channel meets the heart of the Lake, offering views that are magical. There is ample parking right next to the house for easy access. Also there is a gently sloped walkway leading to the lake and boathouse. Once at the lake there is a conveniently located lakeside cabana with a functioning bathroom to save trips back to the house when nature calls. When the sun sets, the views from the boathouse deck are hard to beat. Everything is in place for a perfect vacation week.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Fines are levied for smoking in our home.
Suggest kids wear life jackets.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
WHAT a house! Just lovely. Every amenity imaginable, the ideal location, stunning views and a very high quality and well thought renovation. It was so clean. The beds and pillows were so comfortable. If we weren’t in the lake, we were all on that porch. We all
returned home longing for a porch like that. It was hot (we live in Blowing Rock) so we had the box fan on the porch and it was ideal. The refrigerator in the boat house is brilliant. The paddle boards and kayak and floaties were a huge hit. We are very grateful that the owners chose to rent out their property. It was a week to remember. Thanks, Ken, for being so great and easy to work with! We live in a vacation town and I’m not used to property managers that are so quick to reply and quick to please!
Queen of the Lake was our family's first stay on Lake Lure, and we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home and the lake. Ken, the rental property manager, was very easy to work with. He gave us a tour of the property when we arrived and was easy to reach by phone during our stay. The kitchen was well-equipped, the living areas spacious, and the bedrooms comfortable. We all enjoyed the kayaks, paddle boards, canoe, and inflatables provided by the owners. Our children loved swimming off the deck and jumping off the boathouse. The house is on a beautiful point on the lake, so we enjoyed many meals on the porch or on the boathouse deck to enjoy the views.
We hiked around Chimney Rock and Catawba Falls, went whitewater rafting on the French Broad, and went to Asheville one afternoon/evening. We also enjoyed seeing the lake by pontoon and would highly recommend Lake Lure Adventure Company for boat rentals. Lake Lure Flowering Bridge was also a beautiful stop on our way home from Chimney Rock. Our family would definitely stay at this special home again on a future trip to the area!
Queen of the Lake
The Queen of the Lake was everything and more then we expected. Wonderfully renovated and the perfect location.
We enjoyed every minute we spent at Lake Lure
Definitely deserves the title of " Queen of the Lake"!!!!
Our family decided this was the favorite of all the homes we've rented over the past 8 years! From the beautiful , comfortable ,roomy home with all the amenities we could ever want or need, to the beautiful views and water sports for the kids, we couldn't have been happier.
We especially love the screened in porch and upper deck where we had our coffee
each morning. It would have been nice to have an umbrella to shade the rising sun ,just as a suggestion.
Thanks Ken for all your help. Hope we'll be seeing you again next summer.
Marty and Dan
Our amazing visit to the Queen of the Lake in Lake Lure
Our visit to Lake Lure, and staying at the Queen of the Lake was spectacular! It was a great location on the lake & the view was amazing! It was awesome to sit on the balcony for morning coffee, watch the boats go by, or the sunset in the evenings. Our stay was during the 4th of July and we had a great view of the fireworks display. Our children specifically loved jumping from the top of the boathouse. It kept them busy all day!
The house couldn't be better! It was completely renovated with many added amenities. Ken Jordan, our rental agent, was great to work from beginning of our first communication. He quickly responded to my phone calls/emails and provided us with helpful information which made our decision to rent the Queen a very fast one! He greeted us when we arrived at Lake Lure. He even offered to cook our family a true BBQ dinner! What a treat!
We cannot wait to return to Lake Lure for our vacation next summer and will definitely be renting the Queen of the Lake. There is no better place to stay and working with Ken Jordan was the best!
Lovely home with fabulous views
Second time in this home; The remodel done recently is unbelievable! Lots of comfortable spaces!
Many local hiking trails are nearby, using land protected by the local conservation groups.
The Tryon International Equestrian Center is only 30 minutes away. Board your equine friends at the TIEC and you can quickly be there for your show.