Lake Lure Land Real Estate in Rutherfordton, NC
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Below is a partial list of what we are known for, what we enjoy, and what's waiting for you!

If you live in western North Carolina, you already know we live in one of the best places in our country. The fact you are looking at this page suggests you have an interest, so why not take the plunge, check your calendar, plan a trip and see for yourself? You'll discover more than we can possibly describe with words and pictures. Here, life is fun again. Here, life is uncomplicated. You don't have to fight traffic, sirens, noise. Here in Rutherford County, you'll stop and enjoy something as simple as a night sky full of stars, or deer running through the woods.


The picture (left) is of the 2009 Quail Hollow Championship, a PGA tournament held each year in Charlotte, NC. Just a little over an hour's drive away, the four-day event brings golfers from around the world, and spectators, too. If you've never been to a golf tournament, treat yourself. It is amazing to see so many people speak in hushed tones throughout the day. The beautiful course is a treat, too. For a list of local golf courses, click here.


The spring and summer months provide plenty of sparkle, with fireworks frequently displayed after a fun evening watching the Forest City Owls play their minor league opponents. Many Rutherford County residents drive to Charlotte to watch the Carolina Panthers. When winter shows up, we put on our boots and ski apparel, and head for the slopes. Sugar, Beech and several other ski resort mountains are just over an hour’s drive. Maybe you're a golfer? Plenty of beautiful western North Carolina courses await you, for year ‘round play.


State Parks
The following parks are within an hour's drive of our beautiful property offerings in Rutherford County.

Chimney Rock Park, recently purchased by the State of North Carolina for inclusion into the state park system, includes hiking trails, views of the 404' waterfall, and the incredible views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge.

Lake James features 6500 acres of water, with swimming, canoe rentals, picnic areas, overnight camping facilities, and beautiful mountain views from easy, well marked hiking trails.

Grandfather Mountain, while remaining a mostly privately owned park, has 2,700 acres of state-owned lands. Access to the park through the trail heads at the base of the mountain is free of charge. Famous for the mile-high swinging bridge, the mountain offers challenging hiking trails, a small zoo, a museum and gift shop as well.

DuPont Forest is over 10,000 acres of trails, forest, and waterfalls. Lots of waterfalls. Bridal Veil Falls, Triple Falls, Hooker Falls, High Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, and more. You'll spend the whole day here, so bring your camera.

Linville Falls, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is the primary feature of the Linville Gorge. Moderate trails lead to one of western North Carolina’s most photographed waterfall.


Lake Lure offers swimming, wake boarding, skiing, kayaking, boating, and fishing. Lake James is just north, and covers over 6,500 acres, with the same kind of activities available. If you're looking for white water fun, try a French Broad River rafting trip, just north of Asheville. The Green River, the Broad River, the Rocky Broad River all offer fishing, and you'll probably find a few swimming holes, too. Sliding Rock near Hendersonville is certainly worth a visit. There is nothing quite like hearing children scream as they slide into the icy water. Nice shade of blue, too!


Other Attractions & Events
A great site to check out for the local events is Probably the most well-known attraction in all of western North Carolina is the Biltmore Estate, under an hours' drive, in Asheville. Children love KidSenses museum and toy store in downtown Rutherfordton, and you won’t believe the selections from around the world at the Broad River Gem company. What a treat for the eyes!
If you want a little more action, try Carowinds theme park in Charlotte, and for one weekend in the month July, Asheville hosts the Bele Chere festival downtown.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is always a nice escape, too. Two lanes, no trucks, beautiful surroundings, tunnels and an abundance of scenic overlooks. If you are going north on Hwy 221 to get to the Parkway, you'll pass Linville Caverns. This underground museum is well maintained, an unusual treat for the eyes, and worth the stop!


Some of the properties offered on this site are within private, gated communities.
To ensure the privacy and security of their residents and other property owners, all our cabins and land offerings are shown by appointment only.
Please call Dan Hoffman at 828-289-6885, or use the "contact us" page to arrange a visit or obtain additional information. Thanks!

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