By Joyce Bare, President LLVR POA
Lake Lure Village Resort is a tranquil and rustic mountain lake planned community nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountain ranges in the Town of Lake Lure, NC. The Village is a 125+ acre gated community located on the west side of Lake Lure in the “heart” of the cross-shaped lake. Rumbling Bald Mountain overlooks the Village to the northwest. A stream flows gracefully through the entire community to a massive rock shelf with a beautiful waterfall cascading about 90’ down to a stream flowing out to the sandy beach area of Lake Lure.
LLVR operates as a Property Owners Association. Membership in the POA is required of all 161 lot owners. Members of the POA elect a Board of Directors who is responsible for the governance of the Village, including Village provided services and amenities, maintenance, infrastructure, capital improvements, etc.
LLVR is a diverse community of permanent residents, part-time residents, owners of vacation rentals, and owners of undeveloped lots. Two neighborhoods, the “Village” and the “Ridge” are gated and connected by roads and a walking trail. A variety of real estate options are available, including cottages, original converted “camp” duplexes, custom log homes, and undeveloped lots.
The Founders developed what they called their “Camelot in the Mountains” in 1974. Prior to 1974, the community served as the Chimney Rock Camp for Girls from 1951 to 1960 and at the time of purchase was serving as a summer camp for 300 disabled boys. Many of the original camp buildings, including a horse barn and gym, remain making the community unique.
The Financial structure of Lake Lure Village Resort
LLVR is a non-profit property owners association, its Declaration and Bylaws governed by the provisions of the North Carolina Planned Community Act. All members pay assessments and fees annually totaling in the range of $130,000. All money is used to maintain the infrastructure that includes roads, a private water system, gym building, boat storage, community center, boat slips, and all common grounds. The Association is “debt free”.
Outdoor activities abound in the Village. More than one-third of the land is devoted to open meadows, a “Sherwood Forest” with trails, one of which leads to the waterfall, and a beach on the shore of Lake Lure. Wildlife, including birds, deer, and wild turkeys thrive in the park-like grounds.
The beach area is home to two marinas with 61 boat slips, a 40 space kayak storage area, three gazebos, picnic tables, and a beach on the 1800 feet of private, lake shoreline. Boating, swimming, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing in the beach chairs is a favorite past time.
Other amenities include boat and household storage facilities, the original camp gym with a basketball court, and a furnished community house for the exclusive use of members and their guests.
The property is less than one mile from Chimney Rock State Park, 30 minutes from Hendersonville, NC, and 45 minutes from Asheville, NC for easy access to performing arts venues, shopping, dining, and various natural and cultural treasures of Western North Carolina.
For more information and photos, go to website, lakelurevillageresort.org