Collegiate Rowing

Rowing in Lake Lure 

Collegiate rowing teams love visiting Lake Lure because of the mild temperatures, calm waters with little boat traffic in the winter and early spring and the three mile length of the lake.  Local rowers enjoy the lake in the early morning all year-round and from February through early April, collegiate teams come to Lake Lure for their annual training.  The following teams came to Lake Lure for training in 2019:

• Bryn Mawr College
• Ohio State University
• Columbia University Light Weight Team
• Columbia University Women's Team
• University of Alabama
• John Carroll University
• University of North Carolina
• Stony Brook University
• West Virginia University
• Middlebury College
• West Side Rowing Team
• Girls Preparatory School
• Lenders Boat Club

There are many exceptional options for lodging in Lake Lure.  Please click here for a listing of options from the Chamber at Hickory Nut Gorge and here for a listing of options from the Rutherford County Tourism Authority.

The following is a summary of local lodging options for your consideration:


1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa


2250 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

(828) 625-2525
(888) 434-4970



For teams looking for a high-quality, affordable, convenient, and “no-shuttle-required” rowing venue, look no further than The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. The 72-room Inn offers teams a customizable, all-inclusive lodging and meal packages, spacious meeting spaces, and unlimited beach access. The spectacular views on Lake Lure make our location the perfect spot for rowers during the winter training season. Please take a minute to browse their webpage and feel free to contact them with any questions. The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa is happy to assist in planning your next rowing event. 

Arbor Cabins at Lake Lure

2492 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

(828) 625-1171


Experience the natural wonders of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge while enjoying the creature comforts and charming atmosphere of our cozy log cabins and cottage.

Sumptuous king-size beds, Private decks with romantic hot tubs for two, Full kitchens stocked with homemade breakfast goodies, Gas log fireplaces, Air conditioning and ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TVs with cable, Roku and DVD player, Outdoor pavilion with gas grill, Pet-friendly cabins available, 1/4 mile to the Lake Lure Beach and Marina, 5 minutes to Chimney Rock Village and State Park.


Broad River Inn, Coffee Shop & Cocktail Lounge

339 Main Street Chimney Rock, North Carolina, 28720

(828) 625-8870


Enjoy this classically elegant Inn with its picture perfect setting along the banks of the Broad River within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Chimney Rock Village. 

Carter Lodge

273 Main Street Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-8844


The Carter Lodge boasts riverside rooms with balconies overlooking the river and offers a honeymoon room with Jacuzzi. Sit out back by the river and trout fish, picnic and enjoy a splendid view of Chimney Rock. Main level rooms have direct access from the parking area and balconies with views of the river and Chimney Rock. Lower level rooms have views of the river and Chimney Rock with direct access to the yard, picnic tables , swings and the river. Rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and always maintained to the highest standards.

Chimney Rock Manor

371 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(321) 506-1720


Unique Bed and Wine with breathtaking views of Hickory Nut Falls and Chimney Rock. Stay and relax with a complimentary bottle of wine in the heart of Chimney Rock Village. We have the most magnificent views of the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park and Hickory Nut Falls which had been in Last of the Mohicans! We are located on the side of a mountain in the heart of Chimney Rock Village. Relax in the Living Room with a Grand Piano as you gaze out our huge windows at the beauty below. Walk to our stores and restaurants.

Distinctive Mountain Lodging

PO Box 563, Lake Lure, NC 28746



Unique vacation rental cabins & cottages in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village and Bat Cave. From small and cozy log cabins perfect for a romantic getaway to spacious lodge-style homes big enough for the whole gang. Our vacation homes are fully furnished, equipped and immaculately clean. All linens and towels are included at no extra charge. Whether riverside, lakefront or mountaintop, each is unique & waiting to provide you with the perfect environment for a memorable vacation.


End Of The Road

444 Delind Drive

Mill Spring, NC 28756



Compact lodging in a comfortable, woodland setting is exactly what you'll find at End Of The Road.  Relax after a day at play in an amenity-filled, cozy cabin nestled in the woods of North Carolina.  ​End Of The Road is conveniently located less than ten minutes from Ingles grocery store and Larkin's on the Lake restaurant. A few more minutes drive time finds you in the heart of Lake Lure and The Hickory Nut Gorge where you'll find the family friendly Chimney Rock village and Chimney Rock Park.

A one and half hour drive from Charlotte, forty five minutes from Asheville, and just a half hour from Hendersonville makes our Mill Spring location ideal for everything from equestrian pursuits to hiking, to whittling away the afternoon at a local winery.  Our area is rich in varied activity and beauty!


910 Main Street

Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(828) 625-2999
(888) 897-2999  


The Esmeralda Inn has been transformed over the years providing guests accommodations with a warm, contemporary ambiance. Known as one of the best lodging facilities in Chimney Rock Village, all the rooms in the Inn are guaranteed to be exceptionally comfortable and accommodating. Each of the rooms offer luxury linens and bathrobes; first quality, environmentally friendly spa toiletries, extraordinarily comfortable beds, 32" high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, private baths, and more. Coffee and a full breakfast is included each morning to start your day off right. The Inn is conveniently located right outside of Chimney Rock Village and a short drive away from Lake Lure. Now also offering luxury cabin rentals.  

Gaestehaus Salzburg B & B and Restaurant

1491 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746



Discover a private mountain enclave that will transport you into a world of Austrian Charm. Located on seven (7) heavily wooded acres in the heart of Lake Lure, Gaestehaus Salzburg offers Six (6) Alpine inspired vacation rental cabins for you to select from.  Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this European-inspired setting is evident as soon as you arrive. The quietness and serenity begin as you drive up the tree lined gravel driveway, entering another world away from your hectic busy life. The cabins feature European touches – natural wood exteriors with warm knotty pine walls and cozy amenities.  Each cabin has its own decorating panache with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens or kitchenettes.  The Bluebird Cabin is handicap accessible with a no barrier wheelchair shower.  There are Five (5) one-bedroom units plus One (1) cottage with Two (2) queen bedrooms and Two (2) private baths. 

Located halfway between Asheville's famous Biltmore Estate and Tryon International Equestrian Center, 90 mins. from Charlotte, NC and 45 minutes from Greenville, SC.  

Geneva Riverside Motel & Tiki Bar& Grille

4137 Memorial Hwy, lake Lure, NC 28746

(828) 625-4121



Your Riverside Mountain Getaway

Geneva Riverside provides a unique place to bring your family, enjoy as a couple or host a gathering in a relaxing atmosphere. Fish from the shore while your spouse snoozes on a blanket just a few feet away. Watch your children on the backyard as you read a book. Eat lunch & enjoy your favorite beverage at our Tiki Bar & Grill, while the others swim in the pool. Play a game of volleyball, hit a round of badminton, roast marshmallows over a bon-fire, skip rocks in the river, or just relax. Enjoy all this and more while never leaving the Geneva property.


Grafton Lodge

122 Harris Road,  Lure, NC 28746

(828) 625-5567



We want everyone who enjoys the beauty of the mountains. We are the ideal spot for hikers, adventures or if you are just needing down time from your busy life. We are a bed and breakfast but with a different twist as the rooms all have their own private entrances.  Enjoy the company of a few others in our Breakfast Room during your freshly made full American breakfast with juice & coffee or tea. Then read a book in a hammock or in a chair under the covered deck or hike to the top of Chimney Rock and come back to rest in a beautiful and clean room or to a game of checkers and a glass of wine. The options are unlimited!

We are a Bed & Breakfast Lodge, This property is a small 7 bedroom/private bathroom lodge. There is private access to each of the rooms.   Your room either has a private terrace or private deck.  We also have two large shared decks to enjoy.  A full American breakfast is included for 2 with each night of stay.  We offer romantic and fun add-ons to help make it a special stay.   Please see our “Package” page!


Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground

639 Main Street,  Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-4014




Breathtaking views, great family atmosphere and much more.
Our site map shows the current 2019 rates and sites. Please call to reserve your sites/dates today! We are able to accomodate full hookup RV sites, water and electric tent sites on and off the river, covered tent sites and a beautiful cabin. There are two bath houses on site. One at each end of the campground. 
Our playground is located in the Dogwood area across from the river front tent sites. 
The pavilion is located beside the office with pool tables and games. The pavilion closes at 10pm nightly.
Our office has a small store for all your camping supplies that include snacks, firewood, ice and more, including smores!
Camping season is April 1st - October 31st


Ivyann's Cozy Cottage

656 Antioch Rd. Lake Lure, NC 28746
(828) 625-0291


Located in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina in Lake Lure, this two bedroom (sleeps 4-6), one bath cottage is peacefully secluded, tranquil and perfect for relaxing. Included in this charming cottage is an outdoor deck, full kitchen, Dish satellite with Internet, board games, air hockey, horseshoes, and more. Enjoy nearby activities such as: zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, golfing, fishing, shopping, and lots more. Owner is across from cottage, friendly, loves meeting new people. Come over, say "hi" and enjoy a cup of coffee. Please call for rates. (828) 625-0291 or (508) 887-5387 Email:  

Pine Gables Log Cabins

Pine Gables Dr., Lake Lure, NC 28746  


Pine Gables offers both historic and romantic cabins on a mountain lake. Pine Gables is near Chimney Rock, Asheville and The Biltmore House. Pine Gables cabins are only 1/4 mile from the site where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. Pine Gables cabins are only 18 miles from the new Tryon International Equestrian Resort. Pine Gables has four new cozy one bedroom log cabins built for couples and have hot tubs. All the cabins are great for anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays, or any special occasion. All cabins are fully equipped and pets are welcome. Pine Gables has three private ponds and a large field to play in.



Pinnacle Sotheby's International Realty

PO Box 225,  Lake Lure, NC 28746

(828) 625-9600



Offer quality Real Estate and Property Management services since 1991. Superior Equestrian, Lake, and Mountain homes and vacation rentals.  

Riverside Lodge at Chimney Rock


Closest to the river. 12 rooms private balconies king size beds ceiling fans a/c heat cable TV microwave coffee ice picnic tables and grills.  

 Rumbling Bald Resort:


With a convenient location among the Blue Ridge Mountains and alongside scenic Lake Lure, Rumbling Bald Resort provides the ideal seasonal training site for a variety of collegiate athletic teams. With our mild climate located along the isothermal belt and quiet mountain setting, your team will be able to easily focus on their training goals without the distractions of a large city. Each team has unique needs to excel in their training and your personal coordinator will be available to provide you with any materials necessary. Keeping your budget in mind, we offer a selection of affordable lodging accommodations to complement our exceptional training facilities.  





We look forward to seeing you in Lake Lure very soon!