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Lodge on Lake Lure

This luxury inn combines southern elegance with rustic serenity at a beautiful lakeside retreat. Have fun on the lake with a pontoon boat, paddle board or kayak from a local adventure sports vendor.  Relax on the veranda, then enjoy a locally-sourced meal in their Tree Tops Restaurant. 17 rooms, from $245, pet-friendly, plush bathrobes, WiFi. Tryon International Equestrian Center is 20 minutes away. Golf & Chimney Rock nearby.

Rumbling Bald Weddings, Lake Lure

Get married on the beach or indoors with spectacular Lake Lure and mountain views of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Find many amenities, including golf, swimming, spa, boating, hiking, biking and more. Outdoor Venues: Lakeview Terrace with 180-degree lake views for a reception of up to 300 guests. Lakeside Gazebo is the prime ceremony location. The Beach Pavilion seats up to 120. Indoor Venues: Lakeview Restaurant and overnight lodging with vacation rental homes, condos and studios.

Yellow Rose Rentals, Bryson City

Find a variety of cabins scattered throughout the small North Carolina mountain towns that surround the Great Smoky Mountains, including Bryson City, Cherokee, Nantahala River and Fontana Lake. Vacation rentals range from cozy one-bedroom cabins to large 5+ bedroom lodges. 37 cabins, rates from $125 per night, stay 6 nights get the 7th night free. All cabins have something different to offer, from spectacular mountain views, relaxing hot tubs, game rooms, waterfalls, mountain fishing streams, access to hiking, rafting and other great outdoor adventures! Pet-friendly cabins.

Pillar Rooftop Bar

Atop the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Charlotte and College streets, this “garden-to-glass” bar offers signature craft cocktails, regional beers and sustainable wines. Enjoy the southern fusion cuisine, sharing small plates and sipping cocktails with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Easy walk from Pack Square Park. 309 College Street