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Lake Lure 101

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A September 2007 trip to Lake Lure by vampirefan

Hitching Post Campground Photo, Mill Spring, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: Accommodations and dining are on the agenda for this journal about our recent trip to the beautiful mountain town.

Spake's Drive In

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Nothing fancy inside Photo, Lake Lure, North Carolina
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After exploring the lovely Green River Plantation, my mom suggested we stop in at Spake’s Drive In for lunch since it was on the way back home. Since I was hungry I was not about to argue with her. There is nothing fancy about this place and it is the kind of place often overlooked by tourists, but the locals certainly know about this gem. It is in an ordinary white building that gives you no clue as to what kind of business is inside. When you walk in the front there is a window for TOGO orders or you can go on inside the restaurant and sit down. Decor is not a top priority here, nor does it need be. There is limited room inside with maybe a dozen booths and tables. They do ha...Read More

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Hitching Post Campground

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Hitching Post Campground Photo, Mill Spring, North Carolina
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John and I wanted to stay in the nearby Four Paws Kingdom campground which is for doggies and their pet parents, but this holiday weekend required a 3-day stay. We only wanted 2 days so we had to search elsewhere. Trying to find a pet-friendly place within a reasonable budget gave us a limited selection. So we went with the Hitching Post since they accepted pets and it was within our budget. Since we were here only two days we went with a camping cabin rather that a tent site. The campground is set up for both tents and RVs. They also have 2 camping cabins and apartments for those not bringing their home away from home with them. The campground is located only a few minutes from Lake Lure ...Read More

Hitching Post Campground
620 Girls Scout Camp Road
Mill Spring, North Carolina 28756
(828) 625-1138

La Strada

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La Strada Photo, Lake Lure, North Carolina
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Given my luck with first dining choices, as we drove through Lake Lure on the way to my intended stop I make a mental note of the restaurants we are passing by. We pulled into my first choice which offered river side dining and sat down at a table. After 10 minutes of being ignored, John asked me if I noticed what restaurants were back in Lake Lure. I mentioned La Strada and off we went. We pulled into their parking lot and the first level was packed so we drove up to the next parking level. Even if the lower level has space come up on this level as the views of the mountains are incredible. With the parking lot so full, we were afraid this will mean a wait. We walk on down and when he get...Read More

La Strada
2693 Memorial Hwy.
Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746
(828) 625-1118

Laura's House

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Step up for great food.  Photo, Lake Lure, North Carolina
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I had originally planned BBQ for this evening, but when John and I were walking past the restaurant, he stopped and looked at the menu posted in the window and asked what I thought of the place. I gave it a quick glance and noticed their special for $8.95 which included a choice of meat, 2 veggies, and a roll. Since I didn’t have to have BBQ I said OK and we went on inside. Inside we checked with the host and he informed us it would be just a few minutes. In less than 5 minutes we were taken upstairs and given a seat by the huge picture window. Like most other places in town, there is a view here. In this case you can look up and see Chimney Rock. You can also walk out on their porch and get fantastic...Read More

Genny’s Family Restaurant

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Inviting on the outside Photo, Lake Lure, North Carolina
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Since we didn’t have a lot of room in our cabin for cooking, we decided to eat breakfast out on our last morning. We headed back into Chimney Rock Village and parked in the parking lot. We headed left and went in search of someplace open that we had not been to. As we passed by several closed restaurants I wondered if we would be dining at Laura’s again when I saw the open sign at Genny’s. We checked in with the hostess and were quickly escorted out on the back deck for riverside dining. They serve guest on either the back deck or inside. On this beautiful holiday morning everyone was enjoying the lovely weather and great views instead of being inside. Almost as soon as we sat down our wa...Read More