Lake Junaluska Vacation Rentals

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Lake Junaluska Travel Guide

High in the mountains of North Carolina, Lake Junaluska is a place to disconnect, relax, and escape the chaos of everyday life. The 200-acre lake is surrounded by over 1,200 acres of rolling hills and lush valleys just waiting to be explored. It was initially built as a mountain resort for the Methodist church in the early 1900s, but today it’s open to anyone with a desire to get out and appreciate the great outdoors. With a population of under 3,000, the community is super tight-knit, and has a few fun events come summertime.

Things to Do in Lake Junaluska

The iconic Rose Walk is a path along Lake Shore Drive that’s lined with rose bushes and makes for an excellent morning stroll. For another great walking option, hop on the Lake Junaluska walking trail, which surrounds the entirety of the lake. Out on the water, you should definitely consider doing a boat tour (motorized or paddle boat), and go fishing. Try to align your trip with the Smokey Mountain Folk Festival, the Fourth of July, or the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival.

Christmas also isn’t a bad time to visit. Although it can be cold, the Appalachian Christmas festival has live music, delicious food, and local artistry to keep you warm.

Best Time to Visit Lake Junaluska

Generally speaking, the best time to appreciate all there is in Lake Junaluska is during the summer. Visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day to witness most of the action.

Price and Availability in Lake Junaluska

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake Junaluska tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Lake Junaluska tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Junaluska is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Lake Junaluska is in the high season in July. Lake Junaluska has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Lake Junaluska

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Junaluska. The hottest month in Lake Junaluska is June, when temperatures peak at 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Junaluska is May with 9.03 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 2.4 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Lake Junaluska

Browse rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, RedAwning and more at AllTheRooms.com. Lake Junaluska has 364 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Lake Junaluska can be budget-friendly - the lowest price vacation rental is available at $19 a night. The average price of an accommodation is $172 per night.

If you need internet access during your stay in Lake Junaluska, then you can choose from over 148 accommodations that have WiFi internet. We have 8 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 70 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Lake Junaluska? Then choose one of the 151 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 78 vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then make sure to select one of the 45 pet-friendly accommodations available.

216 of the accommodations in Lake Junaluska have been reviewed and rated. 41% are rated great. 251 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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