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Big Renovations to Improve The Queen of the Lake

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Queen has been casting her spell on visitors to the Hickory Nut Gorge for over 80 years. She's been lovingly renovated and is ready to work her spell on you. Make plans now to visit for a memorable getaway.

The Queen of the Lake’s magic starts when you arrive. Even the views from the off-street parking are mesmerizing. There are just a few short steps down to the entry and the first of many decks for enjoying the outdoors. Inside, the newly expanded Great Room lets you enjoy the majestic panorama in air conditioned comfort.

The comfortable furniture will entice you to grab a book and settle in, but you'll still be attracted to the wonderful scenery just outside the window wall. As the sun goes down, you'll want to gather together in the screen porch--with fireplace #4 and flat screen TV #4--or on the deck to review the excitement of hiking at Chimney Rock Park, located just minutes away, or other adventures like visiting Biltmore with its vineyard.

This is a great house for a group gathering, with room for ten. Two of the bedrooms are on the main floor. The master suite has a King sized bed with a new en-suite bath with shower, TV #2 and fireplace #2. The other bedroom on the main floor has Twin beds and fireplace #3 and share the second upstairs bath-with a new marble tub/shower combo. Downstairs is another Queen bed with en-suite bath with shower, plus an entirely new downstairs master bedroom with a Queen bed and en-suite bath with shower. (All bed and bath linens are included in the basic rate.)

You'll enjoy numerous spots for sunbathing and swimming plus other numerous outside activities and nearby tourist sites. Otherwise you can cozy up and read or watch your favorite TV or DVDs, and there’s enough space that one part of your group won’t interrupt the others. And, of course, there is free wifi.

We now offer 2 paddleboards ,2 kayaks and lots of inflatables for our guests--NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Keywords: Lakefront, private, roomy, historic, classic, queen of the lake, Lake Guys, hickory nut olympiad, dirty dancing festival, Tryon International Equestrian Center, TIEC

More Details

Property Manager
Ken Jordan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

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 Blue Ridge Mountains

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house and property were beautiful!



On a scale of 1-10, rated all amenities a 10!
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Lake Lure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lakeside Cabana - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All four bathrooms have a shower. One of the upstairs baths also has a tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , En-suite w/shower
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , En-suite w/shower
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bath w/shower
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bath with tub/shower combo
  • King size Bed (1) with TV and gas fireplace located on the main floor. Two Twin-beds in other bedroom located on the main floor--gas fireplace in this bedroom as well. Both bedrooms on the lower floor have Queen beds and en-suites with showers,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is a swimming area that is protected between the boathouse and a separate water-level swimming platform. More adventurous swimmers will enjoy leaping into the lake from the top of the boathouse. Convenient to Tryon International Equestrian Center. Only 25 minutes away.

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Big Renovations to Improve The Queen of the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Outstanding property in an outstanding place

  • 5 of 5

Lake Lure is a beautiful, private lake nestled in the NC mountains. The views, the water, area in general, is great. This home has been very tastefully remodeled recently, The kitchen, bedrooms, outdoor spaces, furnishings are all refined, but fun. The house has open spaces with great views and plenty of seating, couching, cocktail hour spots, etc. And the waterfront, with the multiple docks boathouse, diving platform, kayaks and paddleboards, is a blast. Ken Jordan, the property manager with Lake Guys, could not have been more helpful and accommodating. He even introduced us to some wonderful people that stored our boat trailer for the week. If you want a great lake vacation with something for everyone, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We try to make folks' visits as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. We hope you'll join our group of return visitors.
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5

Absolutely our Best rental choice so far!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Lake Lure for many summers. Ken was great to work with. We had a family tragedy after booking the Queen of the Lake. Ken gave us as much time as we needed to settle our balance after we decided to follow thru with our plans to come to Lake Lure. From the moment we stepped into the house we loved it! The kitchen was amazing and FULLY equipped and then some! Supplies like paper towels etc were plentiful! The views are Amazing! Sleeping accommodations were very comfortable. The all season porch/Carolina room was a favorite hangout. The covered porch was perfect for afternoon thunderstorms. We all took full advantage of the kayaks, canoe and paddle boards. The deck over the boathouse was great for jumping from...it was plenty deep! The small kitchenette/bathroom with refridgerator down by the dock was Great! There are a lot of steps to walk from house to dock but very manageable...it helps take away the guilt of not exercising like we should! 😊😊 Our summer vacation to Lake Lure was our daughter Grace's favorite time of the year...it's like a week long sleepover with the cousins! She would've agreed...it was the best place we've stayed on Lake Lure! 💕

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you were able to take the time bring the family to our beautiful lake as a memorial to the spirit of your daughter.
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5

Queen of the Lake

  • 5 of 5

From sunrise to sunset...the view, the lake, the house....just beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a week in late April to host a small family reunion, seven adults. We wanted a place with four bedrooms, a nice kitchen, acess to water, and places to relax. I researched opportunities quite thoroughly before deciding on Queen of the Lake. The house lived up to its name; it was perfect, as was the property manager. Ken answered numerous questions by email and always did so promptly. Everything about his service was outstanding. My sister was first to arrive; Ken met her promptly, showed her through the house, went over operation of appliances, heating/cooling, access to kayaks and canoe, etc. He also offered suggestions about numerous places to visit, fishing guide, and shopping.

The house was exceptionally clean when we arrived. All the ammenities--TV, radio, wifi, DVD--were of a high quality and worked flawlessly. The house is full of books and board games. Beds were comfortable; linens were high quality; plenty of towels were provided. Baths were well stocked with soap and paper. Likewise, the kitchen had all the essentials for preparing our own meals.

The shoreline of Lake Lure is very heavily developed, but this property is more isolated than most, without close neighbors. It has a nice, north-facing perspective with great views of the lake. Landscaping is attractive, with beautiful azaleas in bloom during our stay. In short, it was perfect, and was the perfect centerpiece for our semi-annual reunion.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. We hope to host you again soon.
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5

Great Vacation for the Family

  • 5 of 5

OMG!!!...This was a wonderful vacation for our family!!! The home was beautiful, the view was just wonderful, best view on the lake. We sat on dock at night and watch the stars and that was amazing. So relaxing and you had everything you needed! We enjoyed the paddle boards, Kayaks, canoe and floats!! Coming from Charlotte didn't take any time at all. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pure Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This home could not be in a more perfect location. The lake views are just amazing. You can watch gorgeous sun sets and moon risings unencumbered from the lower deck. The house is beautifully appointed and the kitchen is to die for. It is apparent that everything there, from the comfortable furniture to the myriad of games is there for your comfort and enjoyment. We went with our grown children and their spouses. Everyone had space for privacy and the large family room was ideal for gathering for games or conversation. The screened in porch was a favorite for reading or just contemplating. Everything about "The Queen of the Lake" is regal.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for putting your experience into words. We hope you will return many times to enjoy this special place.
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Map

Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Note the minimum stay is for 7 nights. Check in is at 5PM on Sunday and check out is on the following Sunday at 10AM. PAYMENT NOTE: If you are asked to pay by using a bank transfer, please be advised that LakeGuys Realty DOES NOT use that method. Anyone soliciting payment by a bank transfer is not associated with this rental. If you have questions, please phone Lake Guys Realty at 828-691-5009.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.