Chimney Rock Village

Located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, these communities are the ideal locations for folks seeking a vacation getaway to family oriented environments, small town friendliness, and a taste of the “old days”.

Unwind, kick back and enjoy the tranquil mountain atmosphere and mild climate, play in the beautiful Rocky Broad River, swim in Lake Lure, take a boat tour ride, visit Chimney Rock Park, picnic in the park or on the river, stroll the Chimney Rock River Walk or just pull up a chair and absorb the natural beauty of the area.

History records that the idea of a resort community in western North Carolina was the vision of Dr. Lucius B. Morse. Soliciting the financial backing of his brothers, Dr. Morse purchased 400 acres around Chimney Rock in 1902 to create Chimney Rock Park. Additional acreage was acquired over the next several years to bring the total to 8,000 acres. Dr. Morse conceived the idea of building a dam on the Rocky Broad River to create a lake and a year-round resort. The dam was completed in September 1926, forming the lake which was named Lake Lure by Dr. Morse’s wife, Elizabeth Parkenson.

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