Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of North Carolina is the beautiful town of Lake Lure. With its own man-made lake as its crowning jewel, a Lake Lure holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. With breathtaking scenery and a relaxing atmosphere, a Lake Lure holiday guarantees to leave you with some wonderful lasting memories.
Lake Lure has its own beach with beautiful unspoilt sand, making it perfect for sunbathing or indulging in watersports such as sailing and jet skiing. Next to the beach is the town’s own water park with plenty to keep the children amused during the day. A Lake Lure holiday also offers activities including horse riding, walking, swimming, cycling and bird watching. There are also opportunities to see local landmarks on a boat tour of the lake, including locations that were used in the classic film “Dirty Dancing”. Visitors can also treat themselves to a massage, facial or manicure at the Allure Spa.
If you can prise yourself away from your luxury Lake Lure holiday rental house, it is worth venturing north to the town of Asheville. First on your itinerary should be a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum, a 426 acre expanse that intends to connect man with nature. There are numerous walks and trails as well as a range of botanical based exhibits to be enjoyed.
For an unusual attraction, Asheville has the Colburn Earth and Science Museum. The state of North Carolina is well known for its mining and this museum has a vast collection of gems and minerals from around the world as well as information of the history of mining in the area.
For those on a Lake Lure holiday they will be able to enjoy a humid Subtropical climate. This means that there are mild, short winters and warm summers. The hottest month of the year is July, which sees average daytime temperatures of 23°C. The coldest month of the year is January where temperatures are generally around the -5°C mark. Lake Lure sees an annual rainfall of about 58 inches with the wettest month of the year being August.
Those on a Lake Lure holiday will land at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) which is located 64 kilometres to the west of the town. There are several operators offering affordable flights to the area including US Airways, KLM, Continental Airlines, Air France and Continental Connections. Travellers can leave from various UK airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL) and Leeds (LBA).