Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Lake Lure, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $121 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Lure. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Lake Lure from vacation home rentals

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Lake Lure is one of the prettiest lakes in the region. Situated 27 miles from trendy Asheville, it's famous as the location for movies, including Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump. Time your visit right and you could take part in the Dirty Dancing festival in August. Relax on the beach, ride Lake Lure's famous Sliding Rock, a natural waterslide, or take a hike along the Rumbling Bald Trail. A Lake Lure vacation rental makes the perfect base for a relaxing vacation in the Blue Mountains.

Things to do

Attractions near Lake Lure vacation rentals

Stacked with natural attractions, Lake Lure is an ideal vacation for all the family. Kids and adults alike will love sliding down an actual waterfall at Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural rock slide in Pisgah Forest. Don't fancy getting wet? Then take the kids to the Right Track Toy Train Museum, just off the Memorial Highway. This quirky, interactive train museum features a sprawling mass of miniature train sets, with over 50 feet of track. If you're more into jewels than engines, visit the Lake Lure Gem Mine, where you can dig for rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.


Activities near Lake Lure vacation homes

Lake Lure is settled in the basin of the rugged Hickory Nut Gorge. Take a walk along the lake's boardwalk, cross the famous Flowering Bridge, or dine out in one of the quaint restaurants in nearby Chimney Rock village. It's also a great place for a quick round of golf, or to just relax on the beach with a picnic. In the summer, it's popular with families and watersports enthusiasts, who come to swim in the lake's cool, clear waters, or try waterskiing, wakeboarding, or fishing. Of course, you can just kick back on a romantic lake cruise.


Local weather for your stay at Lake Lure vacation homes

There's never a bad time to visit Lake Lure. From warm summers, colorful falls, to crisp, snowy winters, it's a popular year-round destination. Summer is naturally the busiest season, when temperatures reach the mid-70s, and the sun shines most days. However, it's when Lake Lure vacation rentals are at a premium. Spring and winter offer the widest choice. Fall is the next busiest time, when folk flock to the Blue Ridge Mountains to witness the colorful leaf change. However, the temperatures are much cooler, and there's more chance of showers, so pack an umbrella.

Natural features

The hiking trails are smokin' at Chimney Rock State Park

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Lake Lure is a 27-mile drive from Asheville. A natural magnet for outdoors enthusiasts, the state's hikers, bikers and climbers certainly won't be disappointed. On the western shores of Lake Lure is Chimney Rock State Park, a sprawling woodland named after the 500-million year old granite monolith which overlooks the lake. There are several hiking trails through the park, including a leisurely hike to Hickory Nut Falls. If you're lucky, you may spot some of the park's resident wildlife, like peregrine falcons, salamander, and bats.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Lure

The nearest airport is in Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), located 17.3 mi (27.9 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lake Lure vacation rentals

Lake Lure boasts numerous kid-friendly attractions for a family trip. Vacation rentals can be found near fun-filled places like Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, a mountain lake with a sandy beach and kids’ park with water rides, and Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park, a forested park with miles of trails that are popular with families. Kids will also like the Florence Nature Preserve, a natural area with trails past creeks, waterfalls, and cabin ruins.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Lake Lure vacation homes

Couples looking for a romantic vacation can enjoy beautiful outdoor spaces in Lake Lure. Vacation homes are available near places like Hickory Nut Falls, a horsetail waterfall with hiking trails and vibrant blooms, and Morse Park, a park with meadows, landscaped gardens, and wetland areas. You'll also like Devil’s Head, a natural rock formation with sweeping views of the landscape.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Lure, NC?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 998 vacation rentals around Lake Lure. From 876 house rentals to 388 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Lure?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 876 Houses in Lake Lure. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Lure include:

  • Cabins: 388 rentals available
  • Cottages: 385 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 385 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Lure?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 280 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Lure. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.