Lake Lure

35.4278, -82.2048 Elevation: 1,000 - 2,000    Year Established: 1927

The town of Lake Lure and its namesake water feature date to the 1920s. That's when Lucius Morse, a noted developer of his day, arranged to dam the Rocky Broad River and create the 720-acre lake that would be the centerpiece of a unique resort community.

Today, Morse's vision lives on, and Lake Lure continues to provide a kind of laid back luxury that's in perfect tune its natural surroundings. The mid-sized mountains of western Rutherford County are filled with forests, streams, striking vistas, stunning rock formations and gently winding roads and trails.

What's more, there is a unique variety of Lake Lure homes ranging from the historic to the modern, from the somewhat rustic to the state-of-the-art.

With slightly more than 1,000 permanent residents, the community's population surges in summer and fall with small waves of tourists and water-sports enthusiasts.

Nestled at the southern end of Lake Lure is the Rumbling Bald Resort. The resort's residents and guests have access to a and...Read More

The town of Lake Lure and its namesake water feature date to the 1920s. That's when Lucius Morse, a noted developer of his day, arranged to dam the Rocky Broad River and create the 720-acre lake that would be the centerpiece of a unique resort community.

Today, Morse's vision lives on, and Lake Lure continues to provide a kind of laid back luxury that's in perfect tune its natural surroundings. The mid-sized mountains of western Rutherford County are filled with forests, streams, striking vistas, stunning rock formations and gently winding roads and trails.

What's more, there is a unique variety of Lake Lure homes ranging from the historic to the modern, from the somewhat rustic to the state-of-the-art.

With slightly more than 1,000 permanent residents, the community's population surges in summer and fall with small waves of tourists and water-sports enthusiasts.

Nestled at the southern end of Lake Lure is the Rumbling Bald Resort. The resort's residents and guests have access to a marina and a recreation center featuring a host of outdoor amusements and sports, food and drink, and swimming areas both in the lake and shoreside pools. Residents of Rumbling Bald Resort make up approximately half of Lake Lure's population and homes sold within Rumbling Bald account for a sizable portion of the homes sold on and nearby to the lake.

The lake itself has much to offer, above and below the surface and along its 21 miles of shoreline. Permitted residents can launch from the nicely outfitted Lake Lure Marina to enjoy water skiing, leisure cruising, speed boating, paddling and swimming. And Lake Lure's clear mountain water is home to sizable stocks of blue gill, catfish and largemouth bass, making it a haven for anglers.

If parts of Lake Lure look familiar to first-time visitors, it's no surprise. The lake and much of the local waterfront mountain property was the prime shooting ground for a wildly popular movie, the 1987 romance "Dirty Dancing." The film was set in the early 1960s, but even today, parts of Lake Lure feel like the lakeside stomping grounds of the two main characters, which were played by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. It's a connection the town continues to celebrate with the annual Dirty Dancing Festival, launched in 2010 and held each September.

Also popular are Lake Lure's longstanding annual events, including premier fireworks displays on the Fourth of July and the summertime Lure of the Dragons Race and Festival. The latter event brings "dragon boat" and other races to the lake, and raises money for local children's charities. In May, there's the Olympiad Fly Masters Tournament, hosted on both the lake and the Rocky Broad. In August, the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad beckons athletes from around the nation for footraces, a triathlon and tournaments in golf, pickleball, swimming, water skiing, basketball and other sports.

A lesser known, smaller body of water is Bald Mountain Lake, which adjoins Lake Lure and is nestled in Rumbling Bald Resort. The resort's residents and guests have access to a marina and a recreation center featuring a host of outdoor amusements and sports, food and drink, and swimming areas both in the lake and in inland artificial pools.

At Lake Lure, outdoor activities await at pretty much every door. There are three scenic golf courses: Lake Lure Golf Course is a nine-hole course owned by the town that was designed by the great golf architect Donald Ross in 1929, making it one of the first in Western North Carolina. The two full length, semi-private courses - Bald Mountain Golf Course and Apple Valley Golf Course - each offer a unique take on mountain golfing.

Lake Lure and its environs offer no shortage of other amusements and something for just about everybody. Nearby Chimney Rock Park features several hikes and unparalleled views. The mountain roads that weave around Lake Lure attract motorcyclists for cruises and rallies, and Cedar Creek Stables offers a trail-ride experiences if you'd rather let a horse trek you around the mountain coves.

No center of leisure would be complete without good options for wining and dining, and Lake Lure satisfies in this respect as well. Local eateries run from the mid-range to the upper crust. A favorite among locals and visitors alike is the Geneva Riverside Tiki Bar & Grille, where you can take in what the establishment calls its "Key West, open air feel" right next to the lake.

Life at Lake Lure is hospitable above all else, for the resident or the visitor. A rich offering of bed and breakfast options circle the lake, as do a number of motels, hotels and condos. A mainstay of Lake Lure lodging is the Lake Lure Inn & Spa, which was founded along with the town in 1927 and continues to keep pace with the lake and town's ever-growing options for recreation and relaxation. Like the community it calls home, the inn is rife with reminders of Lake Lure's engaging past, and updated with signs of the town's exciting future.

Lake Lure NC Real Estate

Waterfront mountain real estate is something that is rare indeed. Here at Beverly-Hanks we pride ourselves on our deep relationship with the area as well as our vast knowledge of Lake Lure property, land and it's unique, storied history.

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You can also call us the old fashioned way or mail us a letter:
828-625-8846

Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors
Suite 109 Lake Lure Arcade Building
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Properties in the area

Below is a selection of properties in the area. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

567869
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4 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1061 sq ft  ·  13.84 acr

$3,000,000

212 Paradise Point
Lake Lure 28746

554903
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4 bd  ·  4/1 bath  ·  4928 sq ft  ·  .52 acr

$1,699,000

142 Waters Edge Court
Lake Lure 28746

553969
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5 bd  ·  6/2 bath  ·  5154 sq ft  ·  2.34 acr

$1,195,000

696 Grey Rock Prkway
Lake Lure 28746

518275
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2700 sq ft  ·  1.02 acr

$810,000

119 Water Pointe Drive
Lake Lure 28746

569066
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4 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1863 sq ft  ·  .2 acr

$699,500

156 Yacht Island Drive
Lake Lure 28746

564037
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3197 sq ft  ·  2.67 acr

$699,000

466 Rocky Mountain Drive
Lake Lure 28746

562849
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6 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3853 sq ft  ·  .83 acr

$695,000

104 Quail Cove Road
Lake Lure 28746

540685
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4 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  3420 sq ft  ·  .86 acr

$687,000

328 North Shore Drive
Lake Lure 28746

551191
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2 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2381 sq ft  ·  .19 acr

$599,000

2355 Buffalo Shoals Road
Lake Lure 28746

559518
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4 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  1602 sq ft  ·  .08 acr

$550,000

180 Ridge Road
Lake Lure 28746

555507
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3043 sq ft  ·  .77 acr

$549,000

172 Woodland Circle
Lake Lure 28746

506077
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4 bd  ·  4 bath  ·  2215 sq ft  ·  .04 acr

$535,000

176 Quail Cove #1710
Lake Lure 28746

553354 In Due Diligence
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1925 sq ft  ·  1.46 acr

$500,000

127 &129 Fisher Court
Lake Lure 28746

542980
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3 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  2216 sq ft  ·  .04 acr

$499,570

1703 Quail Cove Road
Lake Lure 28746

566438
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1500 sq ft  ·  3 acr

$499,000

111 Chapel Point Road
Lake Lure 28746

564461
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1017 sq ft  ·  .12 acr

$449,900

395 Tryon Bay Circle
Lake Lure 28746

570776
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2209 sq ft  ·  1.31 acr

$449,000

275 Willow Top Lane
Lake Lure 28746

538775
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2160 sq ft  ·  .32 acr

$439,000

107 West Shore Drive
Lake Lure 28746

559514
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  672 sq ft  ·  .14 acr

$425,000

184 Ridge Road
Lake Lure 28746

517989 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  3032 sq ft  ·  .87 acr

$399,000

211 Bluebird Road
Lake Lure 28746

556359
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  2099 sq ft  ·  1.17 acr

$395,000

179 Rock Spring Rd
Lake Lure 28746

565826 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1305 sq ft  ·  .89 acr

$379,000

384 Lakewood Drive
Lake Lure 28746

551187
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3 bd  ·  4/1 bath  ·  3493 sq ft  ·  .79 acr

$377,000

142 Mountain View Drive
Lake Lure 28746

550263
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2455 sq ft  ·  .44 acr

$369,362

131 Bald Mountain Lane
Lake Lure 28746

547287
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3 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  1610 sq ft  ·  .28 acr

$363,400

228 West Lake Drive N
Lake Lure 28746

563334
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2395 sq ft  ·  2 acr

$355,000

278 Thomas A Edison Rd
Lake Lure 28746

558328
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1793 sq ft  ·  22.12 acr

$350,000

2844 Buffalo Creek Road
Lake Lure 28746

558856 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1865 sq ft  ·  .58 acr

$349,000

112 Ravenwoods Court
Lake Lure 28746

563193
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2200 sq ft  ·  .64 acr

$339,900

112 Wren Court
Lake Lure 28746

569431
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  2342 sq ft  ·  1.48 acr

$335,000

215 Yates Lane
Lake Lure 28746

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Properties in the area

Below is a selection of properties in the area. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

567869
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4 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1061 sq ft  ·  13.84 acr

$3,000,000

212 Paradise Point
Lake Lure 28746

554903
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4 bd  ·  4/1 bath  ·  4928 sq ft  ·  .52 acr

$1,699,000

142 Waters Edge Court
Lake Lure 28746

553969
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5 bd  ·  6/2 bath  ·  5154 sq ft  ·  2.34 acr

$1,195,000

696 Grey Rock Prkway
Lake Lure 28746

518275
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2700 sq ft  ·  1.02 acr

$810,000

119 Water Pointe Drive
Lake Lure 28746

569066
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4 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1863 sq ft  ·  .2 acr

$699,500

156 Yacht Island Drive
Lake Lure 28746

564037
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3197 sq ft  ·  2.67 acr

$699,000

466 Rocky Mountain Drive
Lake Lure 28746

562849
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6 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3853 sq ft  ·  .83 acr

$695,000

104 Quail Cove Road
Lake Lure 28746

540685
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4 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  3420 sq ft  ·  .86 acr

$687,000

328 North Shore Drive
Lake Lure 28746

551191
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2 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2381 sq ft  ·  .19 acr

$599,000

2355 Buffalo Shoals Road
Lake Lure 28746

559518
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4 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  1602 sq ft  ·  .08 acr

$550,000

180 Ridge Road
Lake Lure 28746

555507
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  3043 sq ft  ·  .77 acr

$549,000

172 Woodland Circle
Lake Lure 28746

506077
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4 bd  ·  4 bath  ·  2215 sq ft  ·  .04 acr

$535,000

176 Quail Cove #1710
Lake Lure 28746

553354 In Due Diligence
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1925 sq ft  ·  1.46 acr

$500,000

127 &129 Fisher Court
Lake Lure 28746

542980
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3 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  2216 sq ft  ·  .04 acr

$499,570

1703 Quail Cove Road
Lake Lure 28746

566438
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1500 sq ft  ·  3 acr

$499,000

111 Chapel Point Road
Lake Lure 28746

564461
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1017 sq ft  ·  .12 acr

$449,900

395 Tryon Bay Circle
Lake Lure 28746

570776
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2209 sq ft  ·  1.31 acr

$449,000

275 Willow Top Lane
Lake Lure 28746

538775
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  2160 sq ft  ·  .32 acr

$439,000

107 West Shore Drive
Lake Lure 28746

559514
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2 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  672 sq ft  ·  .14 acr

$425,000

184 Ridge Road
Lake Lure 28746

517989 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2/1 bath  ·  3032 sq ft  ·  .87 acr

$399,000

211 Bluebird Road
Lake Lure 28746

556359
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  2099 sq ft  ·  1.17 acr

$395,000

179 Rock Spring Rd
Lake Lure 28746

565826 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1305 sq ft  ·  .89 acr

$379,000

384 Lakewood Drive
Lake Lure 28746

551187
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3 bd  ·  4/1 bath  ·  3493 sq ft  ·  .79 acr

$377,000

142 Mountain View Drive
Lake Lure 28746

550263
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2455 sq ft  ·  .44 acr

$369,362

131 Bald Mountain Lane
Lake Lure 28746

547287
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3 bd  ·  3 bath  ·  1610 sq ft  ·  .28 acr

$363,400

228 West Lake Drive N
Lake Lure 28746

563334
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2395 sq ft  ·  2 acr

$355,000

278 Thomas A Edison Rd
Lake Lure 28746

558328
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1793 sq ft  ·  22.12 acr

$350,000

2844 Buffalo Creek Road
Lake Lure 28746

558856 In Due Diligence
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  1865 sq ft  ·  .58 acr

$349,000

112 Ravenwoods Court
Lake Lure 28746

563193
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3 bd  ·  2 bath  ·  2200 sq ft  ·  .64 acr

$339,900

112 Wren Court
Lake Lure 28746

569431
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3 bd  ·  3/1 bath  ·  2342 sq ft  ·  1.48 acr

$335,000

215 Yates Lane
Lake Lure 28746

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Community Amenities

  • Community Open Space
  • Conservation Trust
  • Lake Access
  • Lakefront
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Spa
  • Walking/Hiking Trails

Nearby Activities

  • Lake Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
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