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Grafton Lodge is nestled in the western North Carolina mountains in the town of Lake Lure. We are here to offer you the perfect location for your time away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.


Close to 3 Airports

Asheville Airport / Greenville Airport / Charlotte Airport

Asheville Airport is 30 miles away or 45 minutes of driving.

Greenville Airport is 55 miles away or 1 hour of driving.

Charlotte Airport is 86 miles away or 1 & 1/2 hours of driving.


Lake Lure Town & Beach

It is 1/2 a mile drive away. It has a beautiful clean beach to enjoy for a day of swim for a small fee. there is a marina where you can take a boat tour, a flowering bridge, Morse Park, places to eat and an ice cream shop.

Chimney Rock Village & State Park

Chimney Rock Village & State Park is only 2 miles away. It is a small quiet mountain town along the Rocky Broad River. Family owned stores and restaurants line the one road through the village. Enjoy the State Park and stroll the river walk and the town and find a nice place to eat or play mini golf or gem mine. The village also has it’s very own micro-brewery and wine tasting bar to enhance your evening experience before or after dinner.

Hendersonville and Rutherfordton

Hendersonville and Rutherfordton are close by to explore. Hendersonville has 6 blocks of historic buildings that have quaint stores, Bakeries, Mast General Store, ice cream and restaurants for you to explore. Both towns have festivals that enhance the season.

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center This exciting $100 million international equestrian center is only a short drive from Lake Lure 14.5 miles from the town limits to the center, a 20 minute drive gets you from our door to theirs . If you are just visiting to enjoy “Saturday Night” under the lights or competing we are the perfect location.


Vineyards We are close to 4 lovely family owned vineyards.

  • Burntshirt
  • Parker Binns
  • St Paul
  • Over Mountian

Adventurious Activies

  • Horse back riding
  • Ziplining
  • Hiking
  • Water adventures
  • Boat Rentals
  • Golfing

Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is situated on the 1925 Rocky Broad River Bridge.  It is a 155 foot walking bridge filled with native plants.