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Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lake Lure
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We only stayed for two nights as this was a business trip, so we didn't get to take advantage of the activities and amenities at the resort - seems like a great place for golfers and romantic getaways. The Apple Valley Villas are away from the main resort and lake so aren't very scenic. The efficiency unit was cozy - Murphy bed in the living room - so don't expect any privacy. It's fine for one person or a couple. Rustic decor, probably in need of renovation/refresh at some point. When we arrived, the room was very musty and there were empty small applicance boxes in the closet - not as "sterile" as if you stayed at a hotel. It felt like staying at someone's home ..."lived in."

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

My wife, 2 adult sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and I stayed in the Brown House (named for the owners and not the color) for a week in July. The house was located at the edge of the lake with its own paddle-boat. The view was fantastic and the house was everything we wanted for a vacation retreat. The food and service at the on-site restaurant was excellent, especially "prime-rib night". We took the luncheon Lake Lure cruise offered and it was very entertaining to hear the history. We used the pool, spa, kayaks, and tennis courts on-site. We did horseback riding, zip-line, and visited the famous Lake Lure Inn, Grandfather Mountain, and Chimney Rock on various day trips. The Rumbling Bald Resort staff were very friendly and helpful and when we had a couple of minor maintenance issues they responded immediately. I highly recommend the Resort as a wonderful place to "get away from it all".

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My husband, 15 year old daughter, 74 year old mother and I stayed at a Stonecrest Villa, overlooking the golf course for 4 days. The villa was beautiful, clean and very well equipped, I have not a single complaint. We were not on the main resort which meant a short drive to the amenities and restaurants but there was a lovely pool in our area. We would return at a moments notice.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

My family and I stayed at this resort during memorial day in a quail cove property. But it needed a carpet cleaning BAD. Cream rugs that looked brown. My fiancé and I stayed in the basement room that you could only access by walking through the master bedroom. It was really musty smelling with dead bugs on the floor ( including a cockroach ). Grossed me out and I would go to sleep telling myself to pretend I was camping outside. I was paranoid that roaches would crawl into my luggage. We kept the windows open to air it out and the smell never went away after 3 days. I even sprayed everything with Lysol. I do like the resort amenities which include stand up kayaking. I think what you have to do is inspect your room before you commit to it or see if they will let you switch if at check in if you aren't happy.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed in a cabin at the resort for a wedding this past weekend! The weather was beautiful and our cabin was well maintained, fully equipped and very spacious. The resort also accommodated the wedding reception and did a wonderful job. Lots of activities at the pool and beach as well as restaurants on site. The resort takes some time to get to and involves lots of curvy roads but the drive is worth it. The scenery is beautiful!! Would definitely return!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stayed in Apple Valley Villas with the kids and loved the activities to do at this resort! For around $100 a night you can get an efficiency rental with kitchen, back porch, very queit area and peaceful...and LOTS to do at the resort! It is beautiful here!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Lake Lure, NC is a half way point for everyone in the family to meet, from DE, NJ, GA and FL. We stayed at the Fairway Villas. We initially took the very curvy road which I don't suggest taking since there's an alternate route that is less curvy and not that much further to the resort entrance. Both villas we rented had a/c problems when we arrived, but the resort staffs and maintenance personnel were so great and responded so quickly to fix the a/c that it didn't even inconvenient us. The villas we rented were a little bit too far from the pools and lake, but we were able to rent golf carts at a reasonable price that we were able to check out the entire resort and had a wonderful time. Kids were able to see deers and awesome views. Good exercise distance though for walking or running since part golf course and trail with different stages to exercise (pull-up bar, push-up bar, rowing machine, etc..). There was a grocery store near by to buy whatever you forget to bring. If you decide to stay in villa(s) make sure you check the amenities that are important to you. Because the villas have different owners, one of the villas we rented was outdated and no wi-fi. But because we just used it for sleeping and the other villa we rented next to it had wi-fi and updated. We didn't mind the outdated villa since it's next to each other and we needed one of the villas to be pet friendly. The main outdoor pool was big, but needed to be cleaned since there were lots of dry leaves on the bottom. The lazy river was small and you have to bring your own floatation unless you buy it there which kind of pricey. The indoor pool was not heated even though it says heated pool. But the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna were nice. Overall everyone had a wonderful time and the resort staffs we encountered were great!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 112 Mountain Blvd, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9852
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Lake Lure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lake Lure
Price Range: C$181 - C$255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure is a picturesque mountain resort situated near Charlotte, Greenville, and Asheville. The resort is nestled at the base of majestic 2,800-foot Rumbling Bald Mountain on the north end of beautiful Lake Lure. One of the Southeast's most popular wedding destinations, Rumbling Bald Resort is great for all kinds of group functions, family gatherings, golf outings, or romantic getaways. With close to 150 vacation rentals that range in all sizes and price ranges. Each home, studio and condo on the Resort property are individually owned and each site therefore has a unique personality. Our rental sites are fully furnished, but will vary in the amenities each offers. ... more   less 
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