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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Sweet Carolina Lake House

P.O. Box 563, Lake Lure, NC 28746

"Sweet Carolina Lake House" is professionally decorated in a casually elegant style, and offers loads of fun for family and friends, including swimming and fishing off the docks, kayaking or paddle boarding, lounging on the sun deck or relaxing in the rocking chairs on the stone terrace overlooking Lake Lure. If you can tear yourself away from all the water activities, venture out and spend the day hiking on local trails or in nearby Chimney Rock State Park, and come home and enjoy a soothing soak in the hot tub or get cozy around the gas fire pit in the evenings. The wall of windows in the open plan living and dining area of this lake front home offers big views of Lake Lure and the surrounding mountains. Built in 1984, and totally renovated in 2017, when the owners wisely incorporated the vaulted ceilings, original beams and Brazilian cherry wood floors into the new, expanded design and added a stacked stone gas fireplace to enjoy on chilly fall evenings. Preparing a meal is easy in the fully equipped kitchen and dining with family and friends before the gas fireplace is a real treat. Luxurious linens and high quality pillow top mattresses promise an excellent night’s sleep, and you can wake up to jaw-dropping views from the king bed in the very private Master Suite on the top floor. Conveniently located within minutes of Chimney Rock State Park, challenging hiking trails, zip lining and gem mining, Sweet Carolina Lake House allows you to fill your days with outdoor activities, or simply claim your spot on the stone terrace or sundeck with a good book and relax. Shopping and dining in Chimney Rock Village is less than 3 miles away, and lakeside dining is within 2 miles. Or venture out and visit the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, which is less than an hour away. This lakefront home is only 18 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center where you can enjoy watching or participating in equestrian competitions.