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Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills

2932 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
+1 800-849-5998
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Very Informative & Helpful

When visiting the area, make sure to stop in at the Welcome Center. The staff are very friendly... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
RetiredBeachers29526
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Conway, South Carolina
Good stop.

We went inside to check out the area attractions and we found a model map of the lake area as well... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Greg H
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Greenville
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Looking for things to do in and around Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills? The Welcome Center is your one stop shop for Rutherford County Travel Guides, lodging, dining and activity brochures, outdoor activity maps, current events and festivals, driving tours, and family friendly activities.
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2932 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9249
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

When visiting the area, make sure to stop in at the Welcome Center. The staff are very friendly and helpful and they have a wide range of information available regarding the area. The center is clean and modern and well worth a stop. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went inside to check out the area attractions and we found a model map of the lake area as well as the usual brochures. There are walking guides and trail suggestions. The best spot was the room with the history of the area and...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a relaxing family weekend on Lake Lure celebrating my wife's birthday. Rented a lakefront house through Airbnb. Also rented a pontoon from Adventure to tour the lake. Both were great ways to enjoy the scenery. A beautiful & unique get away.

Thank Pete P
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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for visiting. We hope your wife had an amazing birthday!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Quant little city in the mountains! Has its own sandy beach and rental kayaks and canoes! Dirty Dancing was filmed in the hotel.

Thank Pam G
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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Were you able to come for the Dirty Dancing Festival?

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was the first stop we made when we arrived in the Lake Lure area. It was the right place to go. There is a large, free public parking area around the Welcome Center. The center staff were most friendly and welcoming. It was a...More

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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for the review Larry. We hope you had a great trip!

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We started our second day here to learn about Lake Lure. The women at the desk were so informative and very nice. We were given a pamphlet of things to do in and around Lake Lure and maps!! We will keep this to use again.

Thank 9allmine
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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope you had a lovely time and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The welcome center is full of brochures and information about local history. It is sort of a mini museum as well. It is worth stopping in to find out about the local sites and amenities.

Thank Charles A
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

My husband & I choose this location for our 4 year anniversary and loved it. The villa we stayed in was clean, and had the latest eating venue in our area. Boat cruise is a must! Next time we will make sure we get a...More

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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! Happy belated anniversary.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The lake is nice and the Inn is where "dirty dancing" was first filmed. There is a lake boat tour and a few restaurants. It's not a very big place, not much to see. The drive was almost not worth the effort. Very expensive real...More

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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks so much for your review. I'm wondering if you came in from Asheville through the winding road? If so, you are right, it is a really hard road to drive. Scenic, but very curvy. That use to be the only road that connected us...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful team of helpful staff. All were willing and engaged to help us explore the area. They did not honor or suggest specific businesses to check out but presented the area with pride. We were impressed with their friendliness. Up until this point we had...More

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Leniece L, Public Relations Manager at Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the review. It is always helpful to receive feedback about how we are doing. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and will come back and visit us in the future. Just a short drive from the...More

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havefunaway
10 May 2018|
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Response from Amy B | Property representative |
Hi there. Great question! Dirty Dancing was filmed in both NC and VA. Several parts of the movie were filmed in Lake Lure, NC. There is even an annual Dirty Dancing Festival here in August where we celebrate the film... More
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Jacqueline P
2 August 2017|
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Response from 9allmine | Reviewed this property |
The distance is 26.8 miles and takes about 40-45 mins.
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Robert D
24 June 2017|
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Response from Leniece L | Property representative |
Yes it is. The movie was actually filmed both here and in Virginia but many of the famous, more well known scenes were filmed here. They even have a Dirty Dancing Festival each year in August. This year is the 30th... More
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