One hundred and one things to do in and around Pine Gables Cabins! 

Rumbling bald climbing hickory nut gorge

In every cabin you will find the "Pine Gables Adventure Book" full of maps, menus, brochures, hiking trails, and other area information.    


Here at Pine Gables: 

  1. Explore beautiful Lake Lure in one of our canoes. 

  2. Relax on your front porch

  3. Play horseshoes, 

  4. Fish at our three private fishing ponds or at the dock on Lake Lure.

  5. Explore Pine Gables' natural landscape and its diverse flora and fauna. 

  6. Relax at the lakeside dock.

A short distance away (Within 10 miles): 

  1. Lake Lure Beach 

  2. Lake Lure Marina

  3. Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

Dining out: From hot dogs to fine dining, there are many locally-owned restaurants.  Enjoy romantic candlelit dinners by the lake, fine dining with incredible views, pubs and grilles, BBQ, Italian, Mexican & "down-home" on the river .. we have it all! 

  1. The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

  2. El Lago Mexican Restaurant 119 Arcade St Lake Lure, NC 28746 (828) 625-9051

  3. Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant Chimney Rock 625-2999

  4. Coffee on the Rocks Chimney Rock 625-2064

  5. Lake Lure Smoke House Next to the Lake Lure Inn 625-0937

  6. LARKIN'S ON THE LAKE and the Bayfront Bar and Grill 1020 Memorial Highway Lake Lure, NC 28746 828-625-4075

  7. Medina's Village Bistro 430 Main Street Chimney Rock, NC 28720 828-989-4529

  8. Old Rock Cafe' Chimney Rock Village next to the entrance to Chimney Rock 625-2329

  9. POINT OF VIEW RESTAURANT US 64/74-A, 1 1/2 miles east of SR 9 at Buffalo Shoals Rd. 625-4380

Visit Chimney Rock Village and their restaurants, arts and crafts shops 


  1. Chimney Rock State Park

  2. Lake Lure Tour Boats

  3. Horseback riding

  4. Rock climb with Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School

  5. Whitewater tubing and kayaking

  6. Play tennis a the tennis courts at the Lake Lure Municipal Building (near the Lake Lure Marina). Less than a mile walk from Pine Gables.

  7. Apple Valley Championship Golf Course

  8. Bald Mountain Championship Golf Course

  9. The Lake Lure Municipal nine-hole golf course.

  10. Chimney Rock Adventure Golf

  11. Water Ski with the Lake Lure Adventure Company  

  12. Canopy Ridge Farm

  13. Broad River Gems & Mining Co.

  14. Fishing

  15. Enjoy our local Spas

  16. Boulderline Adventure Programs LLC

  17. Donald Ross Nature Trail Park

  18. Geo Caching 

  19. The Lake Lure Shag Club! 

If that's not enough, here are places to go within 70 miles.

  1. Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway (35 minutes to the entrance at Milepost 384.7 in Fairview)

  2. The Biltmore Estate  

  3. Folk Art Center

  4. Cradle of Forestry

  5. Pisgah National Forest

  6. Downtown Hendersonville 

  7. Downtown Asheville

  8. Downtown Rutherfordton and Spindale

  9. Downtown Forest City

  10. Downtown Columbus

  11. Downtown Tryon

  12. Downtown Soluda

  13. Downtown Black Mountain, “The Front Porch of Western North Carolina”

  14. Dupont State Forest

  15. Waterfall hikes

  16. Canoe, Raft or Kayak on the French Broad River

  17. Visit Mount Mitchell

  18. Flat Rock Playhouse



  21. Carl Sandburg Home 

  22. WNC Nature Center

  23. Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

  24. Rutherford County Farm Museum 

  25. Pearson's Falls 

  26. Cradle of Forestry

  27. Thomas Wolfe Home 

  28. Maimy Etta Black Museum & Historical Society 

  29. Rutherford County Genealogy Library

  30. Washburn General Store

  31. WNC Arboretum 

  32. Bennett Classic Cars Museum 

  33. Bostic Lincoln Center, The

  34. Rutherford County Visual Artists Center

  35. KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum

  36. Forest City Owls Baseball

    And if you’re a baseball fan, a visit with the Forest City Owls is always a fun excursion the whole family can enjoy! The Forest City Owls Baseball Club is a proud member of the Coastal Plain League. So plan a night out at the park, we'll probably be there too. View their schedule by Clicking Here. Or for more information contact the Owls at 828-245-0000.

  37. Theaters/Movies

  38. Rockhouse Vineyards

  39. Cherry Bounce Trail

  40. Rutherford County Farm Museum

  41. Western North Carolina Air Museum

  42. Wolfe's Angel

  43. Harrah's Cherokee Casino

  44. Crooked Creek Golf Club, Inc.

  45. Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge

  46. Glen Cannon Country Club

  47. Highland Lake Golf Club

  48. Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County

  49. Golf Courses - Asheville Area

  50. Bird Watching

  51. Navitat Canopy Adventures
    Experience the zipline canopy tour called “one of the best in the nation!” in USA TODAY. Just 20 minutes from Asheville, Navitat is a world-class eco-adventure owned and operated by industry leaders.

  52. Asheville Hot Air Balloons
    Soar with the oldest and largest hot air balloon company in Western North Carolina. Float across the Hominy Valley as you stand in awe viewing the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. What passengers say: “Amazing! Thrilling Ride! Great Pilot and Crew!” Bring your camera! Don’t miss this photo opportunity.

  53. Visit the Linville Caverns ( map) on the way to

  54. Grandfather Mountain ( directions) (73 miles away)






Hiking in Chimney Rock State Park  Whether you want a forest stroll to the bottom of The Hickory Nut Falls or you’re a serious hiker, plan your day to hike the trails where movie classic, “The Last of The Mohicans” was filmed. The incredible natural chimney, rock outcroppings, waterfalls, and trails in this now North Carolina State Park are amazingly beautiful and just happen to be a perfect place to spend a day. If you are not a hiker, ride the elevator up to the Chimney for amazing views. Only one mile from Pine Gables Cabins.


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The "Beach" at Lake Lure and "Waterworks" featuring slides, bumper boats and water games






Boat rentals and guided boat tours offered by Lake Lure Tours. And the Lake Lure Adventure Company offers boat rentals, waterskiing, wakeboarding / wakesurfing and many more watersports adventures. Bring the whole family for a day of fun in the sun on Lake Lure!

Scenic horseback riding on mountain trails. Swim with your horse across a mountain river.  Ride, fish, and camp in a  2-night packing trip.  Pony rides for children.  Call 866/206-0235 for details.




2 Championship golf courses and one nine hole  municipal nine-hole golf course. Golf like you've never seen it before!

And just an hour away, The Biltmore Estate is a perfect day trip during your stay. Enjoy your trip back in time, touring the house, gardens and winery.



Take a tour of local produce and crafts farms and stores.

  • Justus Orchard On Garren Road

  • Coston Farm On Chimney Rock Road (Highway 64) at Mills Gap Road

  • Slick Rock Cottage A Country Emporium On Chimney Rock Road (Highway 64) at Slick Rock Road

  • Old Cider Mill A working cider mill, homemade jams and local crafts - On Chimney Rock Road (Highway 64) at Highway 74A in Bat Cave

  • Blue Ridge Rustics Rustic Furniture made from local materials - Highway 9 at Shumont Road (828)551-6259

Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway (35 minutes to the entrance at Milepost 384.7 in Fairview)

Go North on the Parkway to visit:

You can learn about hiking and camping in the mountains with interactive programs and fun events at the Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National Forest. Our favorite event is BUG DAY. Less than an hour's drive from Lake Lure, this is a fun and educational day trip.

Tennis courts and playgrounds near the Lake Lure Marina and only a short walk from our cabins!

Downtown Hendersonville: Located just 18 miles from Pine Gables, the historic district of Hendersonville offers delights in food, dining and plenty of shopping for everyone. Take the stroll and join the fun of the Summertime Monday’s and Friday’s street music and dances with live music and vendors. The annual NC Apple Festival is held on Labor Day Weekend. Visit the Mineral Museum, Thomas Wolfe’s Angel, and more!

Downtown Asheville: Asheville's lively downtown has great architecture, interesting museums, 200 locally owned stores (including a dozen antique shops and 30+ art galleries) and 50 restaurants. Don't miss the Grove Arcade. A creative way to see downtown is the Urban Trail, a self-guided walking tour of 30 sculptures that depict tidbits of local history.  Only 40 minutes from Pine Gables Cabins.

Want a great walk or mountain bike trails to see a variety of waterfalls, try Dupont State Forest.

     For other waterfall hikes click here.

In the summer nothing beats whitewater rafting in one of the nearby rivers! Canoe, Raft or Kayak on the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate, at Southern Waterways. (45 minutes away) or Canoe, Kayak or Tube the French Broad River with Headwaters Outfitters or even Go Whitewater Rafting at Marshall

Go Hiking on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi ( 1 hr. 20 minutes away)

Visit the Linville Caverns ( map) on the way to Grandfather Mountain ( directions) (2 hours away)

Canopy Ridge Farm

Zip Line - Tube - Kayak

(828) 625-4500



Whatever you choose from all the many activities, have a great day adventuring in the area, and then come home to your cabin and relax — savoring the memories you've made in the mountains.






For more information about things to do, visit these sites —

Lake Lure General Info

Lake Lure - What To Do
Lake Lure Tours
Lake Lure Adventure Company
Flat Rock Playhouse
Rutherford County Tourism
Hickory Nut Gorge



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