Autumn is one of the most admired seasons of the year, and for good reason. Mornings are as crisp as newly harvested apples, and the scent of pumpkin-spiced candles waft through the air. Doors come alive with colorful wreaths, and seasonal flags, sporting happy scarecrows and cornucopias, wave in the breeze as if personally welcoming the new season. Not to be outdone, deciduous trees transform into a kaleidoscope of colors as they shake the summer green from their leaves, and bright yellows, fiery reds, and cheerful oranges blend to create a perfect Fall masterpiece.
The Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina are known for their beauty, with breathtaking views and picturesque parkway and trails. It’s hard to believe they could be any more remarkable, yet their appearance during the Autumn months rival even the most majestic work of art. Those visiting Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge in late September might catch a glimpse of what’s to come, but leaf color typically peaks late October before slowly spreading to lower elevations in November.
Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure invites you to visit, and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains’ exquisite display of color this Fall. Rumbling Bald Resort is a mountain community nestled at the base of Rumbling Bald Mountain. This thriving mountain community occupies over 3,000 acres along the north shore of Lake Lure, so take off your coat and stay a while. Or, head out to enjoy one of the many amenities available to guests and residents. Our hiking trails, wellness center, restaurants, and more, provide the perfect venue for admiring Autumn’s splendor.
The chilly air and resplendent color of the leaves are just begging you to put on your hiking boots and hit the trail. Rumbling Bald Resort has six trails, perfect for all skill levels, where you can marvel at the brilliant colors of the surrounding landscape, and catch glimpses of wildlife that call the Hickory Nut Gorge their home. Worried the cooler temperatures would keep you indoors? Never fear! Outdoor enthusiasts can participate in water activities like kayaking, pedal boating, and canoeing, or a go on a scenic lake cruise, even during the Autumn months! And that’s not all. You can also bike our area trails, go horseback riding, or fish from clear mountain waters.
When you’re done hiking the nearby trails, or taking a cruise around Lake Lure, let us pamper you at our salon and spa. Spa appointments, enhanced by the seasonal colors of the surrounding mountains and lake, are guaranteed to create a lasting memory. Four private treatment rooms for massages, body treatments, facials, and nail services, provide everything you need to unwind and appreciate nature’s awe-inspiring beauty. Guests also use the adjoining dry sauna, steam room, indoor pool and whirlpool facilities before and after spa services to enhance treatments.
For golf lovers, Rumbling Bald Resort provides two top-rated golf courses, Apple Valley and Bald Mountain. Apple Valley Golf Course, designed by Dan Maples, is a beautiful golf course that winds its way through the valley, providing golfers a panorama of trees ablaze in color as they play the back nine. The historic Bald Mountain course, designed by W.B. Lewis in 1968, was rated #6 in the GolfAdvisor.com Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in North Carolina. This course provides a stunning view of its namesake, made even more beautiful by the changing leaves. The par 3, 16th hole at Bald Mountain is famous as a scene location from the hit movie “Dirty Dancing”. Whether you are a novice golfer or a seasoned professional, you’ll leave these courses feeling like you’ve just played the most beautiful round of golf in your life.
You can also participate in the longstanding traditions of fall festivals and seasonal events at Rumbling Bald Resort and surrounding areas, to celebrate the transition from summer to fall. No matter what you’re searching for, whether it be a relaxing weekend away or a round of golf accentuated by breathtaking views, Rumbling Bald Resort is ready to help you fall in love with the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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