Modern Chalet Near Chimney Rock + Lake Lure

Chimney Base Chalet




Welcome to Chimney Base Chalet, a serene getaway that’s close to everything. On the porches, rock or swing to the calming sounds of the Broad River just across the street while gazing at the one and only Chimney Rock State Park. Shopping, dining, river-splashing, hiking, and Lake Lure are just minutes away from this centrally-located chalet. Inside, relax in a clean, modern chalet-style cabin with a fully-equipped kitchen, new Helix mattresses, and plenty of space even while you’re enjoying time together.

Chimney Base Chalet Highlights

  • Private entire bottom floor of Chimney Chalet 
  • Spacious porch with hammock, rocking chairs, dining, and VIEWS
  • Minutes from Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure
  • Perfect setup for a romantic getaway when you want more space than a hotel room
  • Relax in a smoke-free environment with modern amenities

Chimney Base Chalet is a world away from the everyday grind, yet close to everything you want to do in the Lake Lure / Chimney Rock / Hendersonville / Asheville / Black Mountain corner of Western North Carolina. Five minutes East is the adorable Village of Chimney Rock with wineries, breweries, local shopping, restaurants, and more, and a few minutes further is the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Hiking? Boating? Biking? Yes please! Chimney Base Chalet is centrally located for all the things you’ll do on your stay.



  • Private entire bottom floor of Chimney Chalet (Full chalet all 3 floors “Chimney Rock Chalet” sleeps 9 and second/third floor “Chimney Summit Chalet” sleeps 7 available for separate bookings)
  • QUEEN master bedroom w/new Helix mattress, Roku TV, and blackout curtains for sleeping in Full bath and shower
  • Cool porcelain tile floors throughout the Chalet
  • Comfortable seating in living room and outdoors
  • Perfect setup for a romantic getaway when you want more space than a hotel room
  • Relax in a smoke-free environment with modern amenities


  • Spacious, clean, modern chalet with VIEWS of Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Park-style grill behind the yellow stairs (shared with guests of Chimney Summit Chalet upstairs; first come, first served)
  • Large porch with hammock, dining, and rocking chairs on large wraparound deck
  • Outdoor dining seats 2
  • Chimney Base Chalet includes one designated parking space. Overflow parking is limited and across from the Chalet (see map provided in your welcome email)

Kitchen & Dining

  • Full size, fully-equipped kitchen: Refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, French press, toaster, blender, crock pot, and more
  • Dining: Seating for 4 at dining table. Outdoor dining seats 2.

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms

    • New Helix mattresses 
    • Linens and towels provided (2 towels and 4 washcloths per guest per stay, 2 hand towels per bathroom per stay, 1 bathmat per bathroom per stay)
    • Starter pack amenities (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels) provided
    • Ceiling fans in bedroom and living room
    • Locks on bedroom and bathroom doors
    • Hangers in bedroom closet
    • Hairdryers in bathroom
    • Laundry basket in bathroom
    • Roku TV in bedroom

    Living Area

    • Smart Roku TV, Blueray player and high speed Wifi internet
    • Games and books
    • Electric fireplace with light or light + heat
    • Comfortable seating living rooms with large stone fireplace
    • Desk and office chair; please pin your location on the wall map (pins in desk pocket) and sign the guest book!

    Around the Chalet

    • Community laundry room for all owners and guests of Mountain Village Chalets (see photos for location)

    Plus, when you book, we’ll send you the Chimney Base Chalet Guide: From Our Family to Yours, Chimney Rock Favorites

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    Don’t take our word for it! Hear directly from our happy guests:



    Chimney Rock has it all: Gorgeous mountain views, the soothing sounds of the Broad River, Lake Lure surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, quaint shops, great eats, local beer and wine, and so much more. From hiking to boating, from swimming to shopping, from fishing to relaxing, you can pack in all the fun and all the relaxation on your vacation to one of the most beautiful corners of North Carolina.

    Chimney Base Chalet is perfectly located and minutes from just about everything you’d want to do! Distances from Chimney Base Chalet to surrounding areas:


    • Chimney Rock Village: 1 mile / 3 minutes
    • Chimney Rock State Park: 1.2 miles / 3 minutes
    • Lake Lure Flowering Bridge: 1.8 miles / 4 minutes
    • Lake Lure Beach & Water Park: 2.5 miles / 5 minutes
    • Closest Grocery/Gas Station (Ingles Lake Lure): 6.2 miles / 13 minutes
    • Asheville, NC: 24 miles / 38 minutes
    • Hendersonville, NC: 16 miles / 27 minutes
    • Biltmore Estate: 22.4 miles / 36 minutes
    • Asheville Regional Airport: 23 miles / 31 minutes
    • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: 57 miles / 1 hour
    • Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport: 93 miles / 1 hour 44 minutes

    Your Hosts

    Gretchen & Derek: We’re just a message away if you need anything! Please call or text 828.515.3085. Please note business hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central, 7 days a week. If you have an emergency outside of those hours please dial 911. 


    Keypad. We will email your personalized access code separately. Chimney Base Chalet is located on the first floor of the Chalet.

    Please note that business hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central, 7 days a week. Arrival after business hours is at your own risk.


    Should you need to take out the trash during your stay, the bear-proof community dumpster is located just up the hill to the left of the Chalet. (It’s steep so you might want to drive unless you’re trying to give your calves a workout.) Please DO NOT put trash on the porches as it will attract wildlife (including bears)! Please take out trash just before you leave.


    Outdoor security camera located just above the front door. No other cameras including indoors. As a rule we don’t monitor the cameras unless there is a reason to (such as complaints from the neighbors about a party, or a potential security issue.)

    Trip Insurance

    Life can be unexpected! Changes in fortune, weather, family emergencies…you just never know! We do not give refunds due to weather, natural disasters, or other unexpected changes in plans. We strongly recommend trip insurance to cover costs associated with trip cancellations, interruptions, emergency evacuations, medical emergencies, and more. Please visit to shop and purchase plans.

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    Your Chimney Rock & Lake Lure Adventure Awaits

    You may never get tired of hanging in the chalet and staring at the mountains, but adventure awaits! Here are some of our favorite spots:

      Hiking and Nature
      • Take in the panoramic 75-mile view from the summit of Chimney Rock, explore several hiking trails and the gorgeous Hickory Nut Falls waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, at the famous Chimney Rock State Park.
      • Also check out the Bearwallow Mountain Trail, part of the 13-mile Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trail System, with its panoramic views of Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Pisgah, Hickory Nut Gorge, downtown Hendersonville, and the high country of South Carolina.
      • The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is 155 feet of gorgeous flowers and plants crossing over to the Lake. Free and just 4 minutes from the chalet.
      • Discover the adorable town of Chimney Rock Village with its locally-owned shops, delicious eateries, and activities for all ages, all against the backdrop of Chimney Rock and the Broad River.
      • Hot and tired from shopping? Stroll along the Rocky Broad River Walk just behind the shops and dip your toes in the cool waters of the river.
      Good Eats
      • Sip on a glass of local wine at Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro, just 2 minutes down Main Street from the chalet. Take in 30-mile views at Point Lookout Vineyards, just 15 minutes from the Chalet on Point Lookout Mountain.
      • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Chimney Rock Village is another favorite–grab a beer and sit out on one of the several decks overlooking the river and chill after an afternoon of shopping.
      • At Lake Lure just 13 minutes from the chalet, Highlands Kitchen & Bar has gorgeous lake and mountain views and delicious food and cocktails.
      • Lured Market & Grill makes amazing sandwiches! Gorgeous seating outdoors with views of the Lake.
      • For the kids, stop by Scoop Lake Lure for some ice cream after a day on the water!
      Lake Time
      • Lake Lure is known for Dirty Dancing, The Last of the Mohicans, and other iconic films.  Spend a day at the public Lake Lure Beach and Water Park with waterslides, beach, games, and more all surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. (Note there is an admission price so please call or visit the website to learn more).
      • Rent a boat or sign up for a waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, or guided fishing adventure with Lake Lure Adventure Company. You can also rent boats (motorized, fishing, and non-motorized like kayaks and stand up paddleboards) from Lake Lure Tours.

      Just next door to the Chalet, the beautiful historic Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant and Spa is the perfect way to pamper yourself with a spa treatment and dinner after a long day of play. Be sure to ask about the floorboards, which came from the Dirty Dancing movie set after a fire in the hotel!

      Day Trippin'

      Heading up to Asheville for the day? Our favorite spot is the Battery Park Book Exchange, a magical space of book-themed coffee drinks, champagne cocktails, and books books books.

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      The Fine Print

      House Rules
      1. Check-In: After 4:00 p.m.
      2. Check-Out: 10:00 a.m.
      3. No smoking
      4. No pets
      5. No parties or events

      Full list of House Rules:

      Cancellation Policy

      Guest receives 100.00% if cancellation occurs at least 14 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00% if cancellation occurs at least 7 days before arrival; No refunds within 7 days of arrival. 

      House Rules
      1. Guests are required to sign rental agreement within 48 hours of booking or risk cancellation.
      2. No grilling or fireworks on the porch. (Please use the park-style grill downstairs behind the stairs and leave the fireworks at home.)
      3. No unregistered guests allowed. The maximum number of registered guests is 3.
      4. Please respect guests staying above in Chimney Summit Chalet, as well as our neighbors. No loud noises in the chalet or on the porch after 10 p.m.
      5. Chimney Base Chalet includes one designated parking space. Overflow parking is limited and across from the Chalet (see map provided in your welcome email).
      6. Please do not cook directly on the stovetop. Pans are provided.
      7. Please don’t rearrange the furniture.
      8. Keep all furniture, blankets, electrical cords, etc. at least 2 feet from baseboard heaters as running the heaters with items touching them is a fire hazard.
      9. Please turn off air conditioners or baseboard heaters when you go out for the day and when you check out.
      10. Please respect check-in (4 p.m.) and check-out (10 a.m.) times.
      11. Remember that Chimney Rock is a wooded, mountainous area and wildlife lives nearby. Do not leave trash outside on porches; place in designated bear-proof dumpster just up the hill to the left.
      12. Additional fees will be charged for the following:
        * Damage to the chalet or its contents beyond normal wear and tear
        * Charges incurred due to contraband, pets, smoking, or other rule-breaking activities
        * Lost or damaged linens or household items
        * Eviction by owner, owner’s representative, or local law enforcement
      13. Please empty the fridge, take out the trash, and start the dishwasher before you leave.

      About Fresh Perspective Vacations

      Gretchen and Derek

      ​Once upon a time, Gretchen and Derek relocated from the prairie of South Dakota to the mountains of Tennessee and never looked back. From hiking to playing in the river, having the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina in their backyard spoiled them forever. 

      Next, they discovered the Gulf Coast, specifically the sleepy little southern town of Gulf Shores, and started making family memories there. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina came next, with hiking trails around Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge and living the lake life at Lake Lure.

      Chimney Rock Sunset