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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Twelve Mile Escape

Lake Lure, NC 28746

"Twelve Mile Escape" is perfect for those traveling by motorcycle. Located in the gated covered bridge community of Twelve Mile Post, this tastefully decorated home is situated on a mostly wooded two-acre lot and is just minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton. It is also near the curvy and scenic Alt-US 74 Memorial Highway. Drive that through Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton, Fairview, toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled this stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list. Actor Norman Reedus of The Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead fame, featured the parkway on a 2016 episode of his AMC TV series Ride with Norman (Appalachia: Blue Ridge Parkway, Season 1 Episode 3). Seclusion and Comfort Whether you want to get away for a relaxing vacation or a long weekend, this beautiful cabin offers all the comforts of home — roomy kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, range, microwave and coffee maker; master bedroom on the main floor; gas-log fireplace in living room, screened front porch and a spacious back deck with gas grill. You will enjoy this home every season (sorry, no four-legged family members).