Only 28 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, at the base of Hickory Nut Gorge, is stunning Lake Lure, a gorgeous planned lake and its tranquil namesake town. Nestled along 27 miles of shoreline and surrounded on three sides by a mountain range with peaks as high as 4000 feet, this 8,000-acre hamlet started out as a resort area designed by Dr. Lucius Morse, who envisioned it as a vacationers’ playground, and its beauty and peacefulness attracted so many visitors seeking to buy permanent and vacation homes here that in 1927 it was incorporated as the town of Lake Lure.
Whether you’re looking to own property here or use it as an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living, Lake Lure offers a treasure trove of breathtaking sights and outdoor activities. Chimney Rock Park features spectacular waterfalls, hiking paths and climbing access to Rumbling Bald Mountain, with incredible vistas from Chimney Rock itself, which overlooks miles of lush hills and valleys. Hiking enthusiasts of all fitness levels will also love the three miles of looping nature trails within Donald Ross Nature Trail Park and hiking or mountain biking at Buffalo Creek Park. If a relaxing pace is more your style, take a lovely lakeside stroll at Morse Park, enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Flowering Bridge or a pontoon boat ride from Lake Lure’s Washburn Marina. There are also plenty of areas to ride bikes and horses, swim, zip-line, rock/boulder climb, boat, fish or simply enjoy nature.
Golfers will thrill to Rumbling Bald Resort’s two gorgeous public championship golf courses, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Complete your day by visiting one of Lake Lure’s many charming restaurants followed by a stop at one of the nearby local wineries. Regardless of its secluded ambiance, Lake Lure offers countless things to do, making it the perfect union of beauty, serenity and adventure, and a wonderful place to live year-round or keep as a heavenly vacation retreat.
When you’re ready to buy or sell mountain and lake homes and properties in Lake Lure, NC, Chimney Rock, the Hickory Nut Gorge area and other neighboring towns in western North Carolina. We will work hard to sell your home or find you the perfect lake, valley or mountain home of your dreams! Call or email us any time, or stop by our Lake Lure office at 2975 Memorial Highway, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm and let’s get started. From lakefront to mountain top our team can help you find a dream home to call your own.