Season pass to Lake Junaluska pool, amenities a good deal

By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell | Jun 25, 2014


Those looking for a vacation at a great, affordable resort, with all the amenities, need to look no further than Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

At 200 acres, Lake Junaluska offers four miles of walking trails, tennis courts and tennis lessons, paddle boat, paddle board and canoe rentals, guided sunset boat tours, fishing, miniature golf, a fitness center, shuffleboard, and the Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center, plus an 18-hole golf course just across the road.

Tennis player Amy Riggs, of Clyde, said she mostly uses the Lake Junaluska tennis courts, while one son swims and the other uses the playground.

“I think it’s great for the family because you have lots of options and the scenery is great,” Riggs said. “I also love the increase in interest in tennis and the new tennis programs, especially the junior programs they’re offering here. It’s nice that we don’t have to leave the county to have all of this and that we’re competitive with other communities.”

To sweeten the pot, Lake Junaluska offers a $170 summer pass, good for four people, through Labor Day. One pass allows four people to swim for free, one free greens fee at Lake Junaluska Golf Course, at 10 percent discount at the Lake Junaluska Book Store and Café, a 10 percent dining discount at the Lambuth Inn and Terrace Hotel, a $1 off discount on paddle boat rentals, and a free Cherokee IV Pontoon Boat Tour for up to four people, as space is available.  Summerpasses are available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center and Lake Junaluska Book Store and Cafe during regular hours.

If quiet and nature spaces are what you need, then check out the Labyrinth, a quiet, sacred path on the east lawn of Memorial Chapel, Inspiration Point, the Corneille Bryan Native Garden, The Biblical Garden, the World Methodist Museum and the SEJ Heritage Center and Museum.

For more information about recreational activities at Lake Junaluska, visit www.lakejunaluska/activities or call 452-2881.