To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Almost Heaven

Falls View Trail, Lake Lure, NC 28746

"Almost Heaven" is a beautiful log home perfect for family vacations (four-legged family members welcome). It is located in a private gated community that was once a summer camp for children. The rustic community is nestled between beautiful Lake Lure and Rumbling Bald Mountain with over 1,000 acres of undeveloped land. This land was purchased by the State of North Carolina as part of Chimney Rock State Park. It is perfect for all activity levels from easy walking to rock rappelling. Plan to spend your nights watching deer, wild turkey, owls, and flying squirrels, but please do not feed the bears! A waterfall and several creeks are located within walking distance. It also offers Lake Lure access and a canoe for your use. This is just what is offered outdoors; just wait until you step inside this. With Maximum Comfort and Numerous Amenities In the home itself, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 3 levels with separate A/C zones, allowing you and your family plenty of privacy and an abundance of space with maximum comfort. The main level offers a wraparound porch, living room with stone fireplace, high ceiling, kitchen/dining area, and private bedroom. The upper level has a king bed, bathroom with a walk-in shower, and cozy leather sofa and TV in the loft area. The lower level is outfitted with your children and entertainment in mind. It has a full and twin bed as well as a bathroom with a shower/tub. The spacious family room comes complete with a wet bar, foosball table, movies, and board games for those lazy rainy day afternoons. There is also internet for your use. Perfection Every Season This mountain home is perfect for every season! Visit in the spring when the mountain laurel, rhododendron, and red bud trees are blooming. The summer weather seems perfect all the time and you can enjoy the soothing breezes and beautiful sunsets from the decks. Autumn brings a breathtaking array of colors. Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cabin and warm fire feels just right. No matter the season, you can enjoy the beauty surrounding this mountain home from its decks (both covered and open air) and numerous interior windows. There is a view from every area of this home, inside and out. Be Our Guest Whether it is for a vacation or long weekend with family/friends, this rental home offers all the comforts of home and so much more. It truly is almost heaven. Plus, the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area, with its restaurant and shopping options, fun outdoor adventure, and so much more, will provide you and your loved ones a getaway to remember!