Living Here

During the past 70 years Rumbling Bald Resort has grown from a solitary boathouse on a beautiful mountain lake into a thriving 3,000+ acre mountain resort community. Today we serve hundreds of guests from around the world who come to vacation and enjoy a tremendous variety of outdoor lake activities, soothing spa treatments, excellent golf courses, and the simple beauty of mountain life. Over time many guests have become property owners, many of which reside at Rumbling Bald Resort full-time and participate in the community on a daily basis.  You don’t have to visualize a developer’s proposal from a map, it’s been here for over 60 years and there’s never been a better time to make Rumbling Bald Resort your mountain vacation home.

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“The diversity of activities and amenities offered at Rumbling Bald allows you to pick the type of lifestyle that best suits your interests and needs. You don’t have to play golf or own a boat to enjoy living here. Whether you’re interested in getting involved in committees that support the resort and its members, enjoy group activities such as tennis and pickleball, hiking, day trips or dances and lectures (just to name a few), it’s all here for you. All this is offered in a setting of outstanding beauty, which enjoys all four seasons, on a lake that has been named one of the top 10 prettiest man-made lakes by National Geographic. If you have been looking for a change in lifestyle, give Rumbling Bald a try, like all of us who have, you will be glad you did!” – Jo Ann M (resident)

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Original Boat House, 1956
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Born Here

It was in the heart of the wooded Blue Ridge Mountains, that the sheer rock-face devoid of greenery gave Bald Mountain its name. But in 1874 the mountain shook and grumbled and groaned with a series of earthquakes, so folks started calling it Rumbling Bald Mountain. Today, the ancient mountain stands watch over the north end of Lake Lure, and gives shelter to the Resort that thrives at its feet and shares its name. From a solitary boat house in 1956 to the sprawling resort community of today. Rumbling Bald Resort attracts guests from around the world to enjoy the lake, the spa, the golfing, and the sheer beauty of this incredible place.