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Stories and Tips Lake Lure

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Lake Lure - NC's Vacation Getaway

Written by MilwVon on 30 May, 2011

Named as one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world by National Geographic, Lake Lure gives its name to the surrounding town of some 1,000 year-round permanent residents. Incorporated in 1927, Lake Lure is situated in the foothills of the western Carolina…Read More


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Genny’s Family Restaurant

Written by vampirefan on 06 Sep, 2007

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…Read More


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Laura's House

Written by vampirefan on 06 Sep, 2007

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…Read More


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La Strada Restaurant

Written by vampirefan on 06 Sep, 2007

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…Read More


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A Boat Ride on Lake Lure

Written by kstraveler on 21 Oct, 2004

Lake Lure Tours has several pontoon boat tours on Lake Lure. We took one of these rides on our first free day at Fairfield Mountains. The tour was very interesting since the tour leader told us the history of the lake. Lake…Read More


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IIt's apple-picking time in North Carolilna

Written by kstraveler on 21 Oct, 2004

During our orientation get-together at Fairfield Mountains, we were told that apples were ripe and that they were selling for $9 a bushel at Edneyville. Before making the trip to Edneyville, we stopped at a roadside stand near Lake Lure and bought a couple…Read More


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Chimney Rock Park

Written by kstraveler on 21 Oct, 2004

On one of our prettiest days at Lake Lure, we drove over to the Chimney Rock Park to explore the beauty there. We began by taking an elevator, which traveled up about 26 stories to the Sky Lounge. From there it was about…Read More


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A Wonderful Visit to the Carl Sandburg Home

Written by kstraveler on 21 Oct, 2004

We had visited the Carl Sandburg home while we were at Fairfield Sapphire Valley in 2001, but my sister & her husband wanted to see it, and we made another trip to Flat Rock to see it. We picked a beautiful day for our…Read More


Biltmore Estate

Written by larrygc48 on 14 Nov, 2004

The Biltmore Estate is a place that everyone needs to see in their lifetime. It is the most beautiful house imaginable for being built back in the late 1800s. …Read More


Asheboro, NC

Written by Nick and Janet on 29 Dec, 2002

When staying in Lake Lure, NC, they have fireplaces that require duraflame logs. They do sell them in the small gas station on the property, but you would be wise to pick up your essentials before you leave the interstate. The nearest store…Read More


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