Moments that matter

Leaf Peeping Fall Itinerary

Make your moments that matter this fall in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and the Blue Ridge Foothills

Fall in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and the Blue Ridge Foothills are some of the most sought-after places to go leaf peeping. The area's vast elevation changes make it one of the longest fall color seasons in the nation. Slow down, and take a deep breath while you enjoy the cool mountain air and the beautiful scenery. To help you plan your fall getaway, check out these useful tips on where to stay, what to do, and how to relax & experience fall color in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Happy Planning!


As you peruse the listings linked below, please note the heart in the top right corner of each listing.  The heart can also be found in the top right corner of the image when you click inside of a listing.  When you see something you like, click the heart and it will add it to 'My Trip' located in the top navigation.  You can then refer back to 'my trip' as you plan your getaway.  'My Trip' also allows you to share your selections with other people as well as view all locations on a map.

A couple of people walk into a charming inn for their fall getaway in Rutherford County, NC.

From secluded cabins and amenity-full campgrounds to quaintly beautiful hotels filled with history – when it comes to lodging, Rutherford County has something for everyone.


A person riding through a lush trail in a forest on an ATV in Rutherford County, NC.

From rock climbing and ziplining to horsing around and water play, experiencing the beauty of autumn in the great outdoors has never been more fun!

A couple of people at a scenic lookout admiring the fall colors amongst the trees in Rutherford County, NC.

When you’re looking to immerse yourself in autumn’s glory on a picturesque walk through mountainside forests, Rutherford County is the place to be!