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The Carter Lodge

On the River

Chimney Rock, NC

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Serving Deliciousness Morning, Noon, and Night!
ABOUT

Welcome

The Carter Lodge is Chimney Rock's premier destination hotel! Our rustic boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the Hickory Nut Gorge. We are located at the base of a 315 ft monolith, a 535-million-year-old structure that provides an awe-inspiring view that spans for 75 miles. We have luxurious accommodations, friendly staff, and incredible amenities. Out of all hotels in Chimney Rock NC you won’t find a better place to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. 

Whether you are in town for a romantic weekend getaway, hiking "the Rock" with friends, or browsing the shops and boutiques, The Carter Lodge will make sure your stay is a memorable one. Newly renovated with high end furniture and fixtures, The Carter Lodge offers all of the amenities you have come to expect!  

Our unique location, combined with luxurious amenities, makes The Carter Lodge the perfect destination for a relaxing and unforgettable getaway!

Rest Assured Knowing The Carter Lodge is the Only Completely Renovated Property in Chimney Rock!

Recently Renovated from floor to ceiling, The Carter Lodge offers high end furniture, fixtures, and bedding that is sure to give you the best night's sleep possible! 

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OUR ROOMS

Our newly renovated hotel rooms offer the perfect combination of luxury and comfort. Guests will enjoy hard wood floors, handmade rustic furniture, high-end fixtures, and granite counter tops. Enjoy the exquisite views of the Broad River and Chimney Rock from every room, plus experience ultimate relaxation with plush bedding and unique decor. Offering adjustable beds and Bluetooth bathroom fans in select rooms provides an added touch of luxury!

Introducing The Presidential Suite

The only suite in Chimney Rock that can accommodate large families, groups, and parties!

Reserve a 2 or 3 bedroom suite equipped with a full size kitchen, living room, bunk bed, and a loft, sleeping up to 12+ people. The suite features large bay windows with an up close and personal view of Chimney Rock, a jacuzzi tub, adjustable beds, as well as a private balcony overlooking The Broad River and Chimney Rock! 

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2 Bedroom

3 Bedroom

OUR SERVICES



OUR SERVICES

Deli & Market

 

Our on site Main Street Deli & Market is proud to serve you insanely delicious food throughout your stay. Serving fresh Sliced Subs, Wraps, and Salads. Grab some snacks and beverages to bring back to the room! And if you forgot your toothbrush, don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Garden

 

Located on the bank of The Broad River, our hotel is backed by lush gardens and stunning views. Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace, take a leisurely stroll through the garden, or challenge a friend to a game of checkers or cornhole. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax with us.

BBQ - Outdoor Kitchen

 

We are proud to offer our guests the convenience of our outdoor kitchen. Featuring BBQ grills, refrigerated storage, and a large granite work surface all under a covered pavilion. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy fresh cuts of meat purchased from our cafe to cook on the grill by the river with family and friends.

Free Wifi

 

High Speed FIOS wifi internet available for all guests!

Boat Rentals

At our hotel, we offer pontoon boat rentals on beautiful Lake Lure. Enjoy a day of fishing, swimming, or simply taking in the scenery from the comfort of your own pontoon boat. Reserve your boat rental today to make the most of your stay.

All Boat Renters must possess a NC Boaters License  Info: https://www.townoflakelure.com/parksreclak/page/lake-lure-boater-safety-course-and-test

Obtain a License by taking the online

test here: https://www.townoflakelure.com/boater-safety-test

Pet Friendly Rooms

We understand that your pet is part of the family and that’s why we strive to make them feel right at home. Come and experience the ultimate in pet friendly hospitality today!

GALLERY

GALLERY

SEE & DO

THINGS TO DO

Hiking 

Kayaking

Fishing 

Rafting 

Boating 

Ziplining

Golfing 

Swimming

Sunbathing

Canyoneering

Rock Climbing

Horseback Riding

Shopping

Dining 

Sightseeing

Wine Tasting

Live Music

Nothing - Just Relax!




Places To Go

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

At the center of it all is Chimney Rock State Park. Here vistiors can observe the local wildlife, Hike, climb, and Picnic. The parks main attraction is the 315 ft monolith "Chimney Rock". 

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

You will find over 2000 species of plants at the Lake lure flowering bridge. Take a leisurely stroll or participate in the provided scavenger hunt. You will also have a stunning view of Chimney Rock along the way.

Chimney Rock Village

Chimney Rock Village

Chimney Rock Village is the small town with something for everyone. Main Street is filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Grab an ice cream or a coffee and explore all that Chimney Rock Village has to offer. 

Lake Lure Beach

Lake Lure Beach

Relax on the lake's sandy beach, take a swim, or play in the water park located right on the beach! There is also a large, covered area to enjoy a picnic!

Rock Broad Riverwalk

Rocky Broad RiverWalk

The River walk is a beautiful riverside path that runs along the edge of the river, where you can stroll along and take in stunning views of the river. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of rocks to climb and explore in between the river and the restaurants and shops. 

Burntshirt Vineyard Tasting Room & Bistro

Burntshirt Vineyard Tasting Room & Bistro

Here, you can enjoy a variety of wines, beers, and "Southern Winery cuisine", all while taking in the stunning views of both Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls from the outdoor patio.

Explore Chimney Rock State Park

The view from the top of Chimney Rock
Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock State Park

Above are the views from the top of Chimney Rock, and Hickory Nut Falls. 

Below is a list of everything Chimney Rock State Park has to offer!

 

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is a 315 ft monolith that is 535 million years old, you can experience breathtaking views that span for 75 miles.

 

 

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Animal Discover Den

Home to some of the parks wildlife, meet Mufasa the Eastern King Snake, Petunia the Snapping Turtle, and Ossie the Opossum, among others.

 

02

Hickory Nut Falls

At 404 ft, Hickory Nut Falls is North Carolina's 2nd highest waterfall. An easy .75 mile hike will take you to the base of the falls! *Featured in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans"

 

05

Gift Shop

Purchase a local treasure all while enjoying award winning live music right outside the shop.

 

03

Hiking Trails

*Exclamation Point Trail - 1.2 Miles RT

*Four Seasons - .6 Miles

*Great Woodland Adventure - .6 mile guided trail .

*Skyline Trail - 2.2 Miles RT

*Rumbling Bald Trail - 1.5 Mile loop

06

Rock Climbing 

Partnered with Fox Mountain Guides North Carolina Rock Climbing (foxmountainguides.com), chimney rock state park offers 2 hour, half day, and full day rock climbing sessions

The Hickory Nut Gorge in Chimney Rock NC

So Much More to do...

Activities

Let's Eat!

Live Music

  • Fae Nectar Meadery      -Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Night

Shopping

April 2024 Events

04/01 - Hike with a Naturalist

Watch the park come to life week by week on these guided hikes with a naturalist. Join one of our trail guides every Monday in March for a moderate hike and learn about park history, flora and fauna, and the winter-to-spring transformation that takes place in the park this time of year. These hikes are included with admission and do not require registration.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main Street,
Chimney Rock, NC

 April 1, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Home - Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (chimneyrockpark.com)

04/01 - 04/05 - Spring Break Animal Encounters

Chimney Rock State Park 

School is out and things are getting wild! Meet our live animal ambassadors and their naturalist helpers every day at 2pm on the Outcroppings Deck.

April 1-April 5, 2024
Daily at 2:00 pm

Home - Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (chimneyrockpark.com)

04/03 - Open Mic Night @ Fae Nectar

Every Wednesday, join us for our Community Open Mic Night. Powered by you, and hosted by local musician Billy Druthers! Bring your songs, your stories, your jokes or your unique talent to the Fae Nectar Tavern.

Our fantasy bartenders will be serving mead, cider, beer, and other tasty beverages alongside hot meals in our festively decorated mead hall. Families and friendly dogs are always welcome.

Fae Nectar Meadery

Every Wednesday at 7:00pm

Fae Nectar

04/04 - Celtic Thursday @ Fae Nectar

Join us in our enchanted tavern each week for a wonderful evening of live Celtic music, at our beautiful lakefront haven! Each week features a different local or regional musician and selection of instruments including bagpipes, highland pipes, fiddles, flutes and whistles!

Enjoy gorgeous lakefront views of the Blue Ridge Mountains over our expansive festival lawn, before stepping inside to our cozy tavern taproom with a roaring fire and live music.

Fae Nectar Meadery

Every Thursday at 6:00pm

Fae Nectar

04/08 - Open Mic Night at Chimney Rock Brewing Co

Join us for Open Mic Night! 

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Monday, April 8, 2024
5:30-9:00pm        

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04/12 - Bike Night at Chimney Rock Brewing Co.

Come out for a fun night checking out and showing off your motorcycles! Food & Beer Specials...Live Music!

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC

Friday, April 12, 2024
4:00 - 9:00pm

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04/13 - Naturalist Niche: Spring Wildflower Walk

The forest floor is alive with wildflowers! Hit the trails and discover what makes this season at Chimney Rock so special. Join a naturalist on a moderate hike to Hickory Nut Falls and down the Four Seasons trail and learn to identify some of our common spring blooms. Transportation back to the top lot will be provided.

Chimney Rock State Park

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9-11am

Naturalist Niche: Spring Wildflowers Walk - Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (chimneyrockpark.com)

04/13 - Stormblade @ Fae Nectar

Join us Saturday April 13th for STORMBLADE! Hosted by the Warriors Of Ash and Fae Nectar Meadery, our fighting arena will be ringing with the sounds of Sword and Axe fighting all afternoon, accompanied by both blood-pumping battle music and the merry sound of a medieval village upon our festival lawn.

 

This event is FREE! And open to all friends, families, Fae creatures, and friendly dogs on leash.

Fae Nectar Meadery

Saturday, April 13, 2024
The festivities begin at 11:00am
Sword fighting and live music throughout the afternoon.

Fae Nectar

04/13 - Live Music w/ Jessi & Jake at Chimney Rock Brewing Co

Live Music w/ Jessi & Jake!

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Saturday, April 13, 2024
3:00-6:00pm        

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04/17 - Passholder Experience: Spring Hike with a Naturalist

Enjoy this intimate, weekday hike with your fellow annual passholders. A naturalist will lead this moderate hike and share what makes spring in the park unique among flora, fauna and more. This event is only for annual passholders.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
9-11am

Home - Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (chimneyrockpark.com)

04/19 - Yoga with a View

The best view of any yoga class in town, hands down! Our friends from Namaste in Nature will lead this peaceful, after-hours yoga class to kick off the weekend. This class is beginner friendly.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Friday, April 19, 2024; 7-8pm

Yoga with a View Series - Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (chimneyrockpark.com)

04/20 - Outdoor Day!

Family Fun Day!
Bring your fishing gear and license, Safe Archery for all ages!
Food Truck, Guide Service, Seafood Sales, Adiar's Rod and Gun
True Timber Camo Clothing, Casting Event, Game Calls

Riverside Event Center
3105 Memorial Hwy.
Lake Lure, NC

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Outdoor Day! - Apr 20, 2024 - The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge , NC (hickorynutchamber.org)

04/20 - The Grass Owls Band Live at Chimney Rock Brewing Co

Live Americana Music by the river!

Chimney Rock Brewery461 Main St.Chimney Rock, NC

Saturday, April 20, 2024
3:00-6:00pm

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04/20 - Drum Circle By The River at Chimney Rock Brewing Co

Bring your Bongos, Drums, Tambourine or any percussion instrument!  

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Saturday, April 20, 2024
6:00-8:00pm

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04/20 - Lake Lure Flowering Bridge - Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day at The Flowering Bridge! You'll find informational tables for adults and children on beneficial insects, invasive and native plants, climate change nature discovery, composting and recycling. Children's activities will include scavenger hunts, story-time, take-home art activities and much more. Bring your whole family and take a picture at our special photo spot. Plant and merchandise sales too! Parking is limited at the Bridge, but more parking is available at the Lake Lure Welcome Center.

 

3070 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746

10:00am - 1:00pm

04/27 - Low Country Boil & Live Music at Chimney Rock Brewing Co.

Come enjoy a Low Country Boil with live music from Reverie Woods!

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Saturday, April 27, 2024
2:00-8:00pm   
3:00-6:00pm (Live Music)

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04/27 - Reverie Woods Live at Chimney Rock Brewing Co.

Live Music - Reverie Woods

Chimney Rock Brewery
461 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC

Saturday, April 27, 2024
3:00-6:00pm    

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May Events 2024

05/01 - Open Mic Night @ Fae Nectar

Every Wednesday, join us for our Community Open Mic Night. Powered by you, and hosted by local musician Billy Druthers! Bring your songs, your stories, your jokes or your unique talent to the Fae Nectar Tavern. No signup required!