Lake Lure, NC

As a family we decided to take a trip to Lake Lure this year.  We had our son Neil, and our two grandsons, Brandon and Myles, along with us on this wonderful and relaxing and beautiful lake vacation.  This was also a time to share memories of Adam in one of his favorite places…the mountains.  Surrounded by the Rumbling Bald Mountain (named after an earthquake many years ago) and Chimney Rock, the blue water of this lake form a cross in the valley.  We released our beautiful son, brother and uncle in the middle of the cross and it was beautiful!

We stayed in a lovely three bedroom condo with the view of the golf course.  It was so nice sitting on the deck and watching the golfers right below.  There are several condos to choose from at the Rumbling Bald Resort (in the Bent Creek area) but this one has a serious man-cave our son loved!  It had a separate large bedroom with a large shower and walk-in closet.  Outside the bedroom was a large media room with a screen that came down when ready to watch a good movie.  A small kitchen area and a screened-in porch was just outside.  Upstairs there was a large room with dining area, nice open kitchen to the living room.  One master bedroom/bath and second bedroom is on the first level with another bathroom.  There were 5 T.V’s in this condo!  We only used 3. 

When you stay at the resort they give you a calendar of events to do during your stay.  One event was a beach bonfire & marshmallow roast where we made s’mores.  They had a yoga class in the morning and a crab feast in the afternoon that day. The resort also has walking tours, cardio classes and much more.  There is a Kids Adventure Camp and a Kids Evening Camp as well, not to mention the very scenic golf course.  Lots of fun!  The first day we took a tour of Lake Lure that was about 1 ½ hour long. The lake is known for the filming of the movie, Dirty Dancing. It was worth taking this tour because we learned the history of how the lake came into being and the significant homes on the lake.  Our grandson Myles got to help steer the boat too!  The private beach was nice for swimming and we rented kayaks to be on the lake and got a lot of exercise.

Take a look at the website below for more information about this wonderful resort.

Information about the Lake Lure Children’s Camp below:

Our last day, we went to Chimney Rock, which is located not too far from Lake Lure.  We got a discount on the entrance fee since the elevator was broken so we got to walk the 500 steps to the top!  I was sore for a couple of days but it was totally worth it!  There were several scenes filmed here from the movie, Last of the Mohicans.

LSo if you ever want to take a get-a-way to a quiet lake/beach area surrounded by beautiful mountains, you might want to consider Lake Lure!

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