things to do in Lake Lure when it's raining

3 of the Best Things to Do in Lake Lure When It’s Raining

Sometimes Mother Nature messes with our plans to explore the great outdoors. Luckily, Western North Carolina offers an array of activities no matter what the weather may bring! Discover all of our favorite things to do in Lake Lure when it’s raining and keep exploring our beautiful Chimney Rock! Slide on your rain boots and take a ride with us!

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3 of the Best Things to Do in Lake Lure When It’s Raining

We’ve stepped up your rainy day game from puddle jumping to lake splashing good times. A little precipitation won’t rain on your parade this trip—we have all of the best things to do in Lake Lure when it’s raining to make your trip the best one yet.


The Esmeralda Inn and Spa offers five-star massage services and packages in Chimney Rock. Try our signature massage, The Esmeralda, and unknot your overworked muscles while increasing your stamina. Book a couple’s massage and enjoy a relaxing day with your beau. Or say “namaste” with us on Saturday mornings at our mind-easing yoga class. Explore our spa packages today or schedule a single session


When in doubt, sit and eat. Chimney Rock offers fantastic dining options to excite every palate. Pull up a seat at The Esmeralda Inn Chimney Rock Restaurant or grab a decadent lunch at Medina’s Village Bistro. End your night with a scoop of Hershey’s ice cream from Village Scoop and start your day with a homemade pastry and cup of Joe from Coffee on the Rocks. You won’t be disappointed with a culinary tour of the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains!


There’s nothing quite like sitting underneath the wooden porch in a rocker with a glass of craft wine in hand and watching the rain gently fall. Did you know Chimney Rock and the surrounding area is home to some of the best wineries in the state? Discover the beauty of Burntshirt Vineyards or plan a trip to the iconic Biltmore Estate Winery. Toast to the rain for a perfect day at the winery!     

Cuddle Up in the Comforts of The Esmeralda

One thing is sure—no trip to Lake Lure is complete without a stay at The Esmeralda Inn. Unwind in the breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and enjoy all of the finest amenities. Plan your stay in the Mountain View Queen Room and enjoy a plush queen-size bed, views of Chimney Rock State Park, a Bose Wave Radio, a high definition flat-screen TV, microfiber robes, and a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.


The Esmeralda takes pride in the art of breakfast. Whatever your adventures look like, you’ll start the day right with fresh fruit trays, homemade pancakes, decadent quiches, crispy bacon, and so much more! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Blue Ridge Mountains!