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

 

Explore beautiful Lake Lure in a canoe while staying at Pine Gables. Onsite we also have horseshoes, private fishing ponds and a dock on Lake Lure.

 

Pine Gables has a natural landscape with diverse flora and fauna. Plus, only a short distance away you will find The Lake Lure Beach and Marina, the Historic Lake Lure Inn, Restaurants, Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure Tour Boats, horseback riding, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, tennis courts, Chimney Rock Village and fly fishing on the Rocky Broad River! Also in Lake Lure you will find two championship golf courses.

 

Pine Gables Cabins are located in the scenic town of Lake Lure, North Carolina. Lake Lure is next door to the Village of Chimney Rock and Chimney Rock State Park. We offer a secluded mountain setting with great views, lots of activities, restaurants, arts and crafts shops.

 

Lake Lure and the surrounding areas are famous for hiking, bird watching,  fishing (fly, spinning, lake and river), rock climbing, skiing, shopping, golfing, swimming and boating.

 

Dining: 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 & grilles, BBQ, Italian, Mexican & “down-home” on the river…we have it all!  Click here for a list of restaurants!

 

Below are links and descriptions for some of our favorite things to do. 

 

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, water-skiing, wakeboarding / wake surfing and many more water sports 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

  • A Country Emporium On Chimney Rock Road (Highway 64) at Slick Rock Road 828-685-8798 

  • 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. http://www.romanticasheville.com/index.html

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

Did you know there are several small vineyards close by? Take a look as some of the local offerings!

 

The Parker-Binns Vineyard in Mill Springs is fairly new, offering 

2010 Red Blend - Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend, 2010 Rose - Merlot and a 2010 Chardonnay. www.parker-binnsvineyard.com

 

The Rockhouse Vineyards in Tryon began offering small quantities of naturally crafted wines, such as their Chardonnay, Merlot, and  Chambourcin in 1998. www.rockhousevineyards.com

 

In the Fall of 2002, Overmountain Vineyards opened, also in the Tryon area. While the Petit Manseng is their premium wine, they also have a Chardonnay, Rosé, and their Revolutionary Red.  www.overmountainvineyards.com

 

 

 

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

 

Link for more information about Lake lure: Welcome To Lake Lure!

Test page for 101 things to do
 

 

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