Fall Beauty Leaf Season Package
It’s time to book fall specials as autumn colors burst across the North Carolina Mountains. Due to the extreme elevation changes in western North Carolina, we experience an unusually long peak leaf season. The leaves have already changed across the hillsides of the high country along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the last color along the lake typically lasts until nearly Thanksgiving.
Autumn Beauty Leaf Season Package:
(Now - Nov 11th 2013 )
- Resort Villa Lodging for 2 nights
- Chimney Rock State Park tickets for 2
- A Scenic Lake Cruise for 2
- A Dinner for 2 at the fine dining Lakeview Restaurant
Starting at $298 (plus tax, based on dual occupancy of Apple Valley Villa standard 1-bedroom unit). Four person packages also available.
Tailor your perfect mountain vacation with optional add-ons:
- Biltmore Estate tickets
- Horseback trail ride to mountain overlook (1 to 2 hr guided rides available)
- Golf and/or Spa treatments
- Meal packages
Why is Autumn so Beautiful in Lake Lure?
Western North Carolina's extreme elevation variations and biologically diverse microclimates combine to give our area one of the longest and most colorful leaf seasons in the country. According to a number of regional experts such as Parker Andes, Director of Horticulture at Biltmore, the South has more than 100 species of deciduous trees. The combination of topography and color diversity here can make our fall colors spectacular. “The mountains of Western NC have the most forest diversity of anywhere in the country, which gives us a uniquely broad range of fall color and a longer season. From the yellows of Cucumber Magnolias around Balsam Mountain to the burgundy of Black Gums along the Davidson River, there is a rainbow of colors to be seen here. And, because of the different altitudes, microclimates and mild weather, visitors can always find good color and lots of activities throughout the region,” said Andes.
What Can We Do At Rumbling Bald Resort
Within a 30-mile radius of the Resort are some of the most spectacular sights in the region. Plan any mountain vacation using Rumbling Bald as the center.
To the West is Biltmore Estate, America's largest home. Ashville is filled with culture, art galleries, and historic architecture, along with festivals such as the October Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.
To the South is Chimney Rock State Park, affording 75-mile views of Lake Lure, Hickory Nut Gorge, and the Blue Ridge mountains...and the town of Chimney Rock below features over 30 stores and restaurants along the Rocky Broad River.
At Rumbling Bald Resort, you will be surrounded by Autumn Beauty. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the west, countless hiking trails of Pisgah National Forest beckon with scenic vistas of 6,000 foot peaks, including Cold Mountain the inspiration for the book and movie. Exhilarating mountain biking and cascading waterfalls are waiting to be explored in the DuPont State Forest south of historic Hendersonville, NC. Breathtaking valleys with rushing rivers provide kayaking or rafting at Saluda, NC.
No other place offers the natural beauty and unique experiences of western North Carolina in the fall. And we believe no other destination provides the outstanding value of Rumbling Bald Resort's unique combination of golf, mountains and lake all in one location.
Annual things to do at Rumbling Bald Resort
All season long we’ve got great events such as our spectacular fireworks shows during the Summer Kickoff Celebration and our July 4th festivities. Don't miss the annual Lake Lure Olympiad during the last week of August. After playing on the Resort’s two championship golf courses, you can enjoy our lighted tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball court, croquet and mini golf courses. Let the children experience a day full of mountain fun with our Kids Adventure Camp or unwind and pamper yourself at our intimate Spa and Salon. Dine in one of our three restaurants in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting, including fine dining at Lakeview Restaurant overlooking Lake Lure. For an unforgettable experience, dine out on the lake with the Lake Lure Dinner Cruise. Guests may relax and tan on a private beach on Lake Lure or enjoy swimming at the indoor and outdoor pools. Visit the fitness center with sauna, marina with kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and pontoon boats and more.