Welcome to Rutherford County, North Carolina
Fall in love with Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills this season as blankets of red, orange and gold cover the mountains for your viewing pleasure. Our boat tours and scenic drives offer the most spectacular fall foliage you have ever seen. The 75-mile panoramic view from the top of Chimney Rock State Park is always a sought after destination for leaf viewers and worth the climb.
Offering a variety of affordable lodging from private mountain cabin rentals to historic B&Bs, Lake Lure and the surrounding small towns of Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Forest City, Bostic and Spindale make Rutherford County the perfect place to spend your fall getaway in Western North Carolina!
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Shop the arts and street festivals, listen to homegrown music, enjoy gorgeous fall hues and the bright lights of Christmas. With so many choices, you'll want to visit Rutherford County season after season.