View of the Enchanted Cottage from the lake. (The boat house is currently under repair.)

The Enchanted Cottage

Very Good


10 Sleeps
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms

Banjoe Vacations welcomes you to Lake Lure! Leave the world behind as you ride the funicular down to The Enchanted Cottage. The indoor living space will make you feel at home, but the real magic happens when you step onto the porch and greet the beautiful Lake Lure! This classic lakefront house features three porches, a fire pit, dock, and boats. We have a great view, overlooking the mountains, Rumbling Bald Ridge across the lake, and the spots of some famous scenes from Dirty Dancing.

The Enchanted Cottage has four bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, plus two twin beds in the downstairs rec room. All linens are provided, along with additional blankets for chilly nights.

There are three full bathrooms, equipped with towels, soaps, and shampoo.

Our large dining table seats 10, and nearby bar stools seat two more.

We have board games, puzzles, and a foosball table for rainy days and family time.

There is a full kitchen with a drip coffee maker, microwave, crockpot … just about everything you need.

The cottage has central AC and heat, but you may end up not using the AC, as the cool breeze off the lake feels fantastic!

A gas log fireplace is there to warm you up in the chillier months.

Our large, screened porch with two ceiling fans is perfect for rocking, dining, playing games, napping, or listening to music (and it's big enough for everyone).

The outdoor fire pit is a great spot for making S'mores and reconnecting.

Be sure to head out to the top of the boathouse for some incredible star gazing!

Total access to the whole house and all of the porches/decks/docks you can handle! You can get to the main floor by simply riding the funicular, but you'll need to walk down a couple of flights of stairs to get to the boat house. One important note - our tram adds an incredible amount of convenience, but it is not always available 100% of the time. Power outages or maintenance issues sometimes mean the tram won't be available. Anyone staying with us needs to understand that climbing the stairs may be necessary.

One of our visitors had this to say about the Enchanted Cottage: “The house is nice but you honestly don't spend much time in it. The dock and porches are fantastic. The use of the boat is great for driving out to a cove and swimming or finding the rope swing.”

We feel the same way!

Our large screened porch with two ceiling fans is perfect for rocking, dining, playing games, napping, or listening to music (and it’s big enough for everyone). The outdoor fire pit is a great spot for enjoying making S’mores and telling tall tales. And be sure to head out to the top of the boat house for some incredible star gazing!

This area is car dependent. We have parking spaces for up to 4 vehicles. If you have more than 4 vehicles, you will have to make arrangements for parking your extras cars elsewhere.

Our pontoon boat is your ticket to enjoying all of Lake Lure. Cruise the lake (license required, but we can help you get it quickly), catch some fish (permit required), and boat to some of the lake's restaurants. If you are interested in using our pontoon boat we do ask for $650 for unlimited use (most places on the lake rent them for over $800/day). The boat is typically available from late April through the October**.

**Additional note about Lake Lure:

Lake Lure is a town-funded lake that practices sporadic drawdowns. The drawdown of Lake Lure this winter will be from November 1st 2023 to the end of March 2024.

Please be aware that if you book from Nov - April, depending on what the town decides, there could possibly be little to no water in the lake. During drawdowns, kayaks, the canoe, and SUPs will be put away. However - there are plenty of other fantastic activities in the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area during the winter season!






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By - Christina Mccollum - On December 2023
Our family had an amazing stay on the Lake. The cabin felt like home and had all the essentials we needed for our stay. We had Thanksgiving dinner and the kitchen had everything we needed tons of pots, pans and dinner wear. All the rooms had the necessities needed and bathrooms as well. We loved making coffee and spending our mornings on the porch looking out at the lake ( definitely a highlight moment). The kayaks and canoes were a great extra perk. The funicular was also a great feature for lugging our luggage, groceries and also helps people who are unable to take the stairs the kiddos thought it was a fun ride. Would definitely recommend staying here and would definitely come back. Thank you for providing us a home to make unforgettable memories with our family.
By - Tracy Hoeflein - On November 2023
Beautiful location and such a cozy home. The use of the pontoon boat was a big bonus. Loved our time there.
By - ted brunk - On October 2023
My wife as well as her three children and two of their spouses. Three of our grandchildren had a wonderful time together. I really enjoyed taking out the pontoon boat really wish we could’ve stayed longer!
By - Danni M - On October 2023
Perfect location and view! My only complaint is it could be a little cleaner. It was very dusty and had a few spider encounters inside the home. Host was very responsive. Loved spending time on the screened in patio.
By - Steven Epstein - On October 2023
Wonderful home. We enjoyed everything about our stay. The boat rental was super easy as well and allowed for a great time on the lake. We will be back!
By - Brian Faust - On October 2023
Our stay at the Enchanted Cottage was amazing! The house was exactly as described. Communication with the owners was top notch. I highly recommend this property.
By - Chad Smith - On October 2023
Oh the views....magical! Loved the Enchanted Cottage and all it had to offer. Having a boat was def nice! Kids used the downstairs area which gave my wife and I space and some quiet time upstairs. Views from everywhere were incredible. Quiet and private but still close to CR and the store. And we saw a bear two houses down while cruising on the boat! Really nothing to complain about besides some bug bites. Def recommend!
By - Elysa Hammond - On September 2023
Loved our stay at The Enchanted Cottage. Thank you Bruce for a wonderful place for our family reunion and vacation.
By - Gordon Ecklund - On August 2023
It was a great getaway for a few days. Bruce was great to work with. It was everything we were looking for in a beautiful area. The pontoon boat was a great addition. We all had a blast!
By - Eric Hagen - On July 2023
Spent the 4th of July holiday with friends celebrating my wife's 40th birthday! Could not have asked for a more beautiful location or property to celebrate this milestone birthday. Bruce was a fantastic host! Will absolutely be back in the future.
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