Restaurants in Lake Lure:

Larkin's on the Lake

Lastrada at Lake Lure

The Backdoor Restaurant & Bedrock Lounge

Lakeside Pizza 

Downtown Rutherfordton:

Visual Arts Center


Kidsenses - a hands on museum

Variety of small shops to explore

​Spindale & Forest City (Only a 5 or 10 minute drive from downtown Rutherfordton), both of these small towns offer a variety of unique shops to spend a day looking for that special antique or a one of a kind gift.

Forest City has most of all the fast food chains. It also has a Chili's and a Fatz Cafe. There are a number of large grocery stores, along with a Walmart, for all the supplies you may need.


There is so much to enjoy in the western North Carolina mountains. Below is a list of the outdoor activities and restaurants in Rutherfordton. You can also visit the Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Rutherfordton for additional ideas.

 North Carolina Log Cabin  rental 


Mike & Carol Whalen

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Arts & crafts

Biltmore Estates

Blue Ridge Parkway

Chimney Rock State Park

Dupont Forest


Gold Panning


State Parks