Welcome! We look forward to greeting equestrians, their support staff and fans during events at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. As you plan your stay, we hope you'll use this website and the staff at The Welcome Center at Lake Lure, 800-849-5998, to help you book your lodging.

We offer cozy cabins, rental homes on Lake Lure and even luxury RV lots. Our lodging options range from chain hotels with familiar names to unique bed and breakfasts (ask the innkeepers about trailer parking options), luxurious inns and historic hotels. You’ll find a quick overview here. A complete listing of our lodging options is also available; you can search by the type of lodging and the city you're planning on visiting.

Distances from Tryon International Equestrian Center to our Lodging, Dining and City Destinations:

Rutherfordton, NC: 11 miles/ 17 minutes

Two bed and breakfasts are located within walking distance of Main Street in this lively downtown. Visit the nationally known Doncaster brand Tanner Outlet Store, KidSenses Children’s Museum, The Bechtler House (historic home of the founder of North Carolina’s first mint) and more. 

Spindale, NC: 11.7 miles/ 18 minutes

A collection of shops along West Main Street in Spindale features a rare and unique used guitar and instrument store, B Sharp Music, Barley’s Tap Room & Pizzeria (they regularly host live music and feature and extensive local beer list), Spindazzle and Spinning Bean Café & Coffee Shop.

Forest City, NC:  14.1 miles/ 16 minutes

Enjoy Main Street in downtown Forest City with its tree-lined avenue and with an outdoor outfitter, local restaurants, antique and gift shops. 

Lake Lure/Chimney Rock, NC: 16.5 miles/23 minutes

Visit The Welcome Center at Lake Lure, hike at Chimney Rock State Park and take in the stunning views, enjoy the beach and boating activities at Lake Lure. Wander through the souvenir and gift shops at Chimney Rock Village. Enjoy the history and amenities at The Esmeralda Inn (Chimney Rock), the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure.

Bostic, NC: 18 miles/ 19 minutes

On the eastern edge of the county, Bostic is home to the Bostic Lincoln Center and Blue Ridge Distilling Co (call for tours) and the nearby Thermal City Gold Mine & Campground in Union Mills, NC.

To receive a free travel guide with listings of all the things you can do while you’re in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills and Rutherford County, NC, order here. Or, view and download our online guide.

For listings for non-tourism-related businesses and services for Equestrian Horse Show Visitors, please contact: 

Find dining near you. Find outdoor activities and fun things to do. Or want to talk with a live person who knows the area well? Call our Welcome Center at 800-849-5998 for information.

We look forward to hosting you in Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills and Rutherford County, NC.