Lake Lure, N.C. was featured in the film 'Dirty Dancing.' Photo by Emily Chaplin.

Lake Lure, N.C. was featured in the film ‘Dirty Dancing.’ Photo by Emily Chaplin.

While visitors and long-time fans already know that Lake Lure is an amazing mountain lake getaway, this charming Western North Carolina town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains was officially named the “Best Mountain Lake Getaway 2016” by To commemorate this honor, Lake Lure was featured on a half-hour segment of Official Best of the Carolinas 2016, Oct 15 on the Discover Channel.


Brett Allen, executive producer of Official Best Of, said that Rutherford County’s Lake Lure is an “absolutely amazing vacation and day trip getaway.” Video footage was also contributed by Frantz Photography.

This is the second time that Official Best Of has recognized Rutherford County as a great destination for visitors. In 2008, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park was named “Best Scenic Park.”

“While we may be a little biased about the many amazing treasures we have here in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills, it’s always nice to receive these kinds of official accolades as it helps us share with others just what a special place this is to visit,” said Don Cason, executive director of Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority.