Preserving Treasured Qualities of Vacation Life for over 70 Years....A Secluded Lodge & Seven Spacious Guest Cottages for Quiet Getaways or Family Retreats...B&B with Activities or Lodging Only Rates...Recreate or Relax...Wood-burning Rock Fireplaces ...A Private Portal for Hiking Trails to Magnificent Overlooks...A Fleet of Boats for all forms of Water Sports...Massage, Tennis, Golf & Horseback Riding...A Glimpse of the Past...Warm Hospitality...A World Away at Lake Lure, NC         

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Happy New Year! ~ We Thank You for Visiting us during our 2008 Season!

The Chalet Club is Closed for the Winter

Please check back for the yet-to-be-announced 2009 Rates & Dates 

 

 

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Celebrating a Legacy

We celebrate the honor of perpetuating a 70-year family tradition of outstanding hospitality. 

Those who write to thank us for our efforts in contributing to their wonderful vacation validate the commitment that we have made in continuing this legacy. For many of our guests, it is a family tradition for them to return to the Chalet as a fourth or fifth generation Club member.

To all of our patrons, we thank you for allowing us the privilege of serving you.

Please enjoy these excerpts from a few thank-you notes from our most valued critics - our former guests - as well as some travel guide reviews.

Chalet Guests

"I have thought frequently of you since our amazing weekend. Wow! Thank you so much! You were so gracious and hospitable. What a great piece of heaven you have! It was perfect for our family reunion. Seeing my family together and seeing my father in an inner tube at the age of 70 are just a few of the great memories. I loved our cabin and the view out the windows on the mountains. I hope to return…we all do. We all send our warmest regards and profound gratitude!"

"Some people are born into hospitality and some are born to be hospitable. You, it appears are born to be both, and exceptionally good at it...."

"We want to thank you for a spectacular week at The Chalet Club. Of course it was great for us, but the best thing of all is that our 3-year-old twins are still talking about it. They’ve each said they "want to come back so Captain Bob can teach me how to ski". No kidding…they’ve really said it! We received our ski certificates and will save them proudly! You have a very, very special place at The Chalet Club, and we feel privileged to have been a part of it this year."

"You know that expression, "you can never go back" or "things never stay the same"? Well I think you’ve debunked them both. Returning to the Chalet after 34 years! – was as warm and wonderful an experience as I remembered if from my youth. You all have done a wonderful job in preserving a treasure. As far as the rest of the family, well, they loved The Chalet – it was a super hit and they’re begging for a return visit. "

"Just a note to attempt to thank each and everyone of you all for helping to make our reunion so remarkable! There are many fond memories I will carry in my heart for the time we spent at your lovely place"

"Thank you one and all for making our visit there such a special one. We, as well as our friends, had a wonderful, memorable time. Our departing breakfast on the terrace, looking out on Chimney Rock, was absolutely perfect. What an impression it has made in our minds!"

"I wanted to write to tell each of you how very much we enjoyed our time at The Chalet Club. It truly is a special place, and you could not have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Please extend our thanks, also, to your wonderful staff. The food was delicious (too delicious, in fact). We took wonderful memories with us when we left Lake Lure"

"Thank you for making our fifth anniversary spectacular. Never before have we hiked, water skied and gone horseback riding all in one day. The food was superb. Your staff are all so friendly. Truly this was an experience that made us feel at home. We will definitely be back."

"Thank you for making our honeymoon so special & memorable.... The hike was beautiful, the boat ride was relaxing and the hospitality amazing."

"Absolutely the most wonderful, relaxing vacation I've ever had!! Thank you so much for your wonderful and gracious hospitality. You truly run the most wonderful resort we've ever been to."

Travel Guide Reviews

Mobil Travel 3 Star Rating

Our State, October 2002 The Chalet Club by Mary Beth Kerr Burns

" For more than 60 years, this Lake Lure retreat has perfected the art of turning visitors into family.......While the outdoor fun that's available here holds great appeal, the people make this getaway especially meaningful. The Washburn Family has perfected the art of making guests feel comfortable."

InnGetAway.Net by Don Vandeventer

"Unique in concept, the Chalet Club has proven to be a perfect getaway in the mountains of Western North Carolina for more than 64 years"

Asheville Citizen - Times - "Outdoor Recreation Getaways"

"Twenty-five miles southeast of Asheville, the Chalet Club at Lake Lure offers guests all kinds of reasons for getting lively. Just outside the club's main lodge is the trailhead for the club's seven-mile network of hiking trails. The club's boathouse and dock are a five minute van ride from the lodge."

Water Ski Magazine - June 1999 – "Great Escapes" by Robert Stephens

" ADVICE: Leave the boat at home and take advantage of the great package deal at The Chalet Club."

The St Petersburg Times – July 19, 1998 – "Family Hospitality" by Carol Spicer

"The Chalet Club near Asheville, NC is run by people who make it easy to enjoy a stay at their inn…..Guests get the feeling that the innkeepers actually care that everyone has the best possible day."

Scenic Inns of America ~ The Guide Book to the Exceptional Resorts in Settings of Natural Beauty – 1952 Edition –

"In an eminent situation above the valley, with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains, and with Lake Lure lying 500 feet below, CHALET is an appropriate name for this charming Swiss-like retreat in an Alpine spot."

 

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