Preserving Treasured Qualities of Vacation Life for over 70 Years....A Secluded Lodge & Seven Spacious Guest Cottages for Quiet Getaways or Family Retreats...B&B with Activities or Lodging Only Rates...Recreate or Relax...Wood-burning Rock Fireplaces ...A Private Portal for Hiking Trails to Magnificent Overlooks...A Fleet of Boats for all forms of Water Sports...Massage, Tennis, Golf & Horseback Riding...A Glimpse of the Past...Warm Hospitality...A World Away at Lake Lure, NC         

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The Chalet Club is a unique blend of an all-inclusive, family oriented resort and small inn or B&B. Located at Lake Lure, North Carolina on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Chalet and seven surrounding guest cottages are nestled on the mountainside at an elevation of 1,500 feet and five hundred feet above the lake and valley floor. The guest rooms and cottages have modern amenities, antique or period furnishings, fireplaces and balconies with spectacular views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock. Hiking, tennis, swimming, fishing and boating are all onsite with a short drive to golf and horseback riding. Guests can also choose which meals they may wish to enjoy at the Chalet's dining room or terrace.

Since 1934, the Chalet has served as a haven for travelers from around the world. They have retreated here to escape life's pressures in our tranquil environment where no more than forty guests can totally relax or enjoy a wide array of recreational activities between our chef's delicious meals.

If this is the type of vacation spot that interests you, then please enjoy our site. We think you will celebrate your discovery.


The Chalet offers five guest rooms upstairs, all with private baths.

 Room Three has a private balcony and fireplace. The Chalet's living room and library with a big screen television are at the west end of the hallway with spectacular views of the gorge that can be enjoyed from inside or on the porch. The dining room is downstairs - as well as the dining terrace which is enjoyed from spring through the fall. 

The Chalet's seven guest cottages range in size and architecture from a one bedroom log cabin to this three bedroom ranch style house - Farview - which lives up to its name with panoramic views of the mountains from every window in the house. All cottage accommodations have balconies or terraces, wood burning fireplaces, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, and central heating and air conditioning. Some do not have televisions; as requested by those who wish to vacation in out tranquil setting, and leave the outside world behind.

Please proceed to the Lodging page for more details and images - including a Virtual Tour.


Breakfast is served in the Chalet's dining room or on the terrace. Guests may select the rate package that suits their vacation plans to include breakfast and activities or simply lodging.


 Whether you choose the B&B Plan or European Rate Plan, a nice variety of dining establishments are within a five minute drive from the Chalet.



First-time guests are usually surprised by the Chalet's numerous recreation options. 

The trailhead for the hiking trails is just outside the front door of the main lodge. Dug out of the mountain with hand tools by four generations of the Washburn family and Chalet staff, the seven mile network of trails goes to spectacular overlooks such as this one on our South Ridge Trail.

Tennis, platform tennis, horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard ping pong, billiards and exercise equipment. provide other pastimes that may be enjoyed.   


Two swimming pools, a swimming beach, two docks for lounging or fishing are available for all guests. Chalet WaterSports, LLC offers two canoes, four sit-on-top kayaks, a bass boat, two Duffy Electric boats, a state-of-the-art ski boat, and a pontoon boat for the water sports minded patrons.

Our family has been teaching water skiing to beginners and experienced skiers since the early 1960's and enjoy sharing our love of the sport.


Please explore all of your recreation options -which may be included in your vacation package - on the "Recreation" page.

Come Discover Our Mountain Paradise

The Chalet Club has been enjoyed by those seeking an intimate weekend getaway, family vacation haven or a corporate retreat. We cordially invite you to discover this incredible vacation spot that has been the mission of our family for over seventy years. It would be our pleasure to serve you. 

For immediate information and reservation assistance, please utilize the e-mail link or toll free number below.

Please utilize the many pages of this site to explore the numerous vacation options at The Chalet Club.

Contact Information

We are happy to answer any reservation requests or questions by e-mail and we look forward to the hearing from members of the Chalet Family, both old and new via any means you choose.

Reservations & General Information
Toll Free 1-800-336-3309 (9 AM - 2 PM)
Postal address
The Chalet Club, Inc.
PO Box 100
Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746-0100
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Due to conditions beyond our control; should any of the e-mail addresses fail, please resubmit any inquiries to or feel free to call us between 9am and 2pm at 800-336-3309


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