Lake Lure, North Carolina
Lake Lure is a small town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. The scenic and tranquil setting of the lake attracted many film directors, and many movie scenes were shot at Lake Lure with the most famous being that of Dirty Dancing (1987) where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practice their dance choreography in the Lake. Other popular movies that have Lake Lure scenes include Thunder Road, A Breed Apart, Firestarter, My Fellow Americans, and The Last of the Mohicans. Nowadays, Lake Lure and the surrounding area is a very popular summer destination where you can enjoy a broad range of outdoor activities, such as swimming, fishing, water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc. Other top tourist attractions include Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks, The Right Track Toy Train Museum, Morse Park, and the Buffalo Creek Park Mountain Biking Trail. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 40 discount hotels worth checking in Lake Lure, NC. Grafton Lodge is one of the best economy accommodation options in this beautiful area. Most of its guests rate it as exceptional and for around $140 you will get a very comfy room with free parking and internet included in the price.