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The Carter Lodge

On the River

Chimney Rock, NC

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On Site Deli & Market 
Serving Deliciousness Morning, Noon, and Night!


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 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! 


2 Bedroom

3 Bedroom



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!




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:

Obtain a License by taking the online

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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!















Rock Climbing

Horseback Riding




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</