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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Nestled on the north shore of beautiful Lake Lure by the towering cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain, this 3,000+ acre resort has a private beach, two championship golf courses, spa, four restaurants, mountain biking, tennis, pickleball and all sorts of lake activities. From $155/night, a big variety of studio villas, 2 & 3 BR condos and rental homes up to 4 bedrooms. Explore the lake by pontoon, kayak or stand up paddleboard. Plenty of activities for the kids, too. 2+ night minimum, depending on season. Go to their website.

The Orchard Inn, Saluda

This historic inn is an elegant mountaintop retreat with peaceful views and plenty of amenities. Stay in a B&B room, suite or cottage and dine at their romantic Newman’s restaurant for a delicious farm-to-table dinner or Sunday brunch. Listed on the National Historic Register. 9 rooms, 5 cottages, $150-$315, pet-friendly, WiFi, fireplaces, whirlpools, 35 miles from Asheville.

Orchard Inn, Saluda

The Terrace at Lake Junaluska

This lakeside hotel is the perfect place to relax in a rocking chair with views of Lake Junaluska, at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Enjoy lakefront rooms, a pool, paddleboard rentals, and a walking trail. 105 rooms, $110-$209 (double occupancy), king and double queen. Complimentary WiFi, HD TVs, coffee makers, breakfast, access to the Fitness Center, boat rentals, and pool. All-you-can-eat buffet meals are available, some blackout dates apply. On-site meeting space is available for groups.

Asheville Wellness Tours

Specializing in crafting custom itineraries with a variety of experiences like yoga hikes, private group yoga, forest bathing, tarot readings, mobile massage, essential oil blending, downtown walking tour, and more. Virtual offerings include meditation sessions, private yoga classes, and cooking classes. Join one of their socially distanced experiences or let them handcraft an itinerary for your group.  

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