Enjoy this classically elegant Inn with its picture perfect setting along the banks of the Broad River within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Chimney Rock.


Grafton Lodge is nestled in the Western North Carolina mountains in the town of Lake Lure.   The lodge is here to offer you the perfect location for your time away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

We are a Bed & Breakfast Lodge. This property is a 1 cottage (a private full kitchen, livingroom, bedroom, bathroom) and 6 bedrooms (Private bedroom, bathroom and sitting area). There is private access to each and every one of our rooms. Many rooms either have a private terrace or a private deck. We also have 2 large Shared Decks for you to enjoy.  The first is a Covered Deck with a real wood burning fireplace and the other deck is on the second floor and is great spot for star gazing.   Full American Breakfast for 2 is created by Chef Rich and is included with each night of stay.  We also offer Romantic add-on's to help make it a special stay.  Please explore our pages to discover all that we have to offer.   And... as with all technology there are always glitches so here are several other ways to reach us if the link on this page doesn't work.
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Meet the Owner

Rich and Kim 
The husband and wife team both went to the same college in 1989 at (PSC) Paul Smith’s College in upstate NY for the Hospitality Industry.  Rich’s degree is in Culinary. He is a trained chef. Kim went for Hotel/Restaurant Management. They purchased the property late December in 2016. Many updates have been made to the Breakfast room, Covered Deck and the Sleeping Rooms since their purchase. They are truly enjoying themselves just a bit too much with this new chapter in life. Their wishes are for you to come visit the Lake Lure area and stay with them to decompress and rejuvenate with some beautiful mountain therapy.  Come have the time of your life!

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There is more attraction available than you can possible do in a weekends stay. There is the adventurous side from hiking, zip lining to horseback riding & water skiing.
  • iconAshville Airport
  • iconLake Lure Town & Beach
  • iconChimney Rock town & State Park
  • iconHendersonville and Rutherfordton
  • iconTryon International Equestrian Center
  • iconGreenville Airport / Charlotte Airport

Guest Review

Absolutely amaing.  Kimbelry and Rich were so greacious and accommodating.  Couldn't believe how the breakfast was, it was incredible.  I am awestruch by theis place.  Well priced and will DEFINITELY BE BACK! 

Came up for the Spartan Race. I accidentally booked the wrong dates at the lodge. Kim shifted things around and got my fiancé and I squared away! Lodge is beautiful, owners are wonderful. Due to the race we had to be up early and Kim made sure we had coffee and food available. Rich’s breakfast was great! Look forward to staying there again.

The owners are very warm and welcoming.  The rooms are well appointed and the linens and bed is extremely comfortable.  The entire establishment is very clean and welcoming.  Another major mention that sets them apart is her knowledle of the area and he is a true Chef.  The breakfast that they offer are truly gourmet and spectacular.  I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. 

EXCELLENT: HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!  A Clean and comfortable room, delicious breakfast.  Kim and Rich were very hospitable.  It is pet friendly property and just 5 minutes away from Chimney Rock State Park.  It will be our choice when we come back to the area.

This was our first visit.  We wanted to get away and discovered them online for one night.  Breakfast was awesome and just enough.  The room was cozy and we loved the balcony.


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