Have the time of your life in Western North Carolina’s Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills, famous for its starring role and stunning backdrop in the film “Dirty Dancing”! When you visit Rutherford County, situated in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll experience outdoor adventures, scenic driving tours and iconic landmarks like Chimney Rock State Park.

We are conveniently located between Charlotte and Asheville, and just an hour north of Spartanburg, making Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills the ideal springboard to a bevy of regional attractions.

It is the granddaddy of small town charm, with bustling main streets and miles of rolling countryside as folksy as a vintage North Carolina postcard. Home to the quaint towns of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Spindale and Forest City, we invite you to unplug, recharge and escape from the daily grind.

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