Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 2019
Enter into the stunning beauty of fall in the Appalachian Mountains when you attend the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina! The area offers many restaurants, coffee shops, microbreweries, shops and activities for all ages. Explore rivers and mountains by horseback, hike a scenic trail, enjoy a picnic by the lake while you fish or paddle the serene waters of Lake Junaluska in a canoe or kayak. The more adventurous may try an afternoon of white water rafting or ziplining! Most important of all, come to soak in the many beautiful views and peaceful surroundings to bring you back to the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles every day.
Group Activities: Scenic mountain train excursion with lunch onboard, family day by the lake, a dance, teen adventure activities and a preteen scripture memory challenge throughout the Feast.
Daily Temperature: In mid-October the average daily high is 68 degrees and a low of 40.
Parking: Several shuttles will be running between the parking lot and the building entrance. This should help alleviate the issues with walking up and down the hill as experienced in 2017.
Housing: Accommodations are all located on the campus, including motels, efficiencies, cottages, condominiums and fully furnished homes and chalets. Prices range from $75 and up per night.
Dining and Shopping: There are many restaurants in nearby Waynesville (about a five-minute drive), in Maggie Valley (10 minutes), Asheville (30 minutes) and shopping throughout the area.
Recreation: On the campus enjoy picturesque 200-acre Lake Junaluska (fishing requires a North Carolina license). There is a 3.8-mile lakeside walking trail, fitness center, volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini-golf, children’s playground, 18-hole golf course, gift/coffee shop and more. Nearby Asheville, North Carolina, is a lovely city with some of the best restaurants in the south. Attractions include the famous Biltmore Estate, Asheville Botanical Gardens, Tweetsie theme park and much more.
Note: Small crosses are on Lake Junaluska’s informational signs and there is a large cross at the far end of the lake. However, there are no crosses in the hall where services will be held.
Taxes: The hotel/motel tax is 11 percent, and the state sales tax is 7 percent.