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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Laurel Ridge Retreat

195 Laurel Lane, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Gorgeous lake and mountain views, charming rustic décor, and convenient location make Laurel Ridge Retreat the perfect spot for a mountain getaway. Imagine yourself waking up in the comfort of your own beautiful log cabin, stepping out of bed and onto a spacious deck where your day begins with a spectacular view of Lake Lure and the surrounding mountains. Imagine a cabin in a wooded setting, yet conveniently located to area attractions, leaving more time to relax and enjoy and less time spent driving. Imagine lazy afternoons watching the boats on the lake and sunset evenings around a wood burning fireplace with friends or family. Imagine yourself at Laurel Ridge Retreat. If you’ve never stayed in a log cabin, you’re in for a treat when you choose Laurel Ridge Retreat. With 3 levels of warm, wood-paneled rooms, guests will delight in the hand-carved log furniture and charming accessories that ensure the quaint, rustic atmosphere of a mountain setting. On the main floor are the living room, kitchen and dining room, as well as one bath and one bedroom with a queen sized log bed. Downstairs is a second bath with another bedroom with 2 twin beds. Upstairs is a spacious loft with a office nook, king bed and private balcony overlooking the lake.