Kanuga Summer Guest Period

Retreats with Programming and Meals
July 3-August 20, 2021


It’s time to unplug. Trade in your sofa for a porch swing, your television for a good book, and your ipad games for a day swimming in the lake. Kanuga is a place where the fireplaces burn real wood, and a symphony of katydids under the stars provides a full evening of entertainment.

Mountain-lovers have enjoyed Kanuga Guest Period retreats as a fun escape to the cooler Blue Ridge climate for more than 90 years. Offered at various times during the year, each Guest Period has its own unique character and program. During July & August Guest Period 2021—a transition season as we evolve out of the pandemic—Kanuga welcomes you for cottage, guest house, and inn stays with meals as well as children’s activities, arts & crafts, woodworking, and other fun programs.

*Please note that while we have not yet released guest period weeks six and seven for public bookings, they have not been cancelled. There is very limited availability for these weeks (August 7-14 and August 14-20). Please contact us directly if you would like to check availability during that time: reservations@kanuga.org.


Because we love our guests and staff, we continue to make the best operating decisions given the size of our property, facilities, and resources. For important details about your stay, please refer to our guest health and safety covenant.

Reserve a Guest Cottage, Guest House, or room in Kanuga Lake Inn. Each historic cottage or guest house features a porch, living room with fireplace, and plenty of charm. Accommodations range in size from one to six bedrooms and each is equipped with a mini-refrigerator and microwave. Per-night rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms and cottage amenities. Kanuga Lake Inn, situated next to the main Lodge and renovated in 2016, offers comfortable, hotel-style rooms with air conditioning and an elevator. Each floor has a communal balcony overlooking the lake.

Firewood for your guest cottage or guest house is available for purchase in bundles. Call 828-692-6611 prior to your visit if you would like it ready and waiting in your accommodation.

Please observe Kanuga Quiet Time from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. 

Check-in: 4-6 p.m. (check-in after 7 p.m. requires pre-arrangement)
Check-out: 10 a.m.


Bed linens, pillows, and towels are provided. Daily housekeeping is not provided, but additional towels and linens are available.

Examples of why a deposit would not be refunded may include:

  • Ruined towels
  • Dog messes (accidents, excessive hair, damage to property, etc.)
  • Furniture being rearranged
  • Arts and crafts (such as clay, play dough, paint) left on floors or porches
  • Excessive trash or dirt
  • Furniture taken from other buildings on campus, etc.

The deposit may also be utilized to offset additional labor hours needed if established check-out times are not honored.

We plan to offer both dine-in and takeaway options with extended meal times and a served buffet. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

We plan to offer the following, pending continued relaxations/restrictions in the state of North Carolina. You will receive more details regarding COVID protocols before your visit.

Children’s Program: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, for nursery (0-3) to age 12. ($20/day nursery fee)

Arts & Crafts: We are making arrangements with our crafters for some of our favorite session leaders to return. If we are still limited by social distancing requirements, there may be daily limits on the class size, depending on the space. 

Waterfront Hours (subject to change):
Saturday: 2-6 p.m.
Sunday: 1-6 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Expect additional information about boating and dam swims upon arrival.

Evening Program: A variety of fun events for all! 

Worship: Sunday morning worship and evening vespers will be offered in various locations in the Chapel and outside.

Many additional activities are included with your reservation, including hiking on our 20 miles of trails, waterfront swimming and boating, personal worship on your own in Chapel of the Transfiguration, tennis, basketball, and fishing (catch and release). Your favorite spaces, like the rocking chair porch and Daisy’s Lake Trail, await your visit. The Library and Fireplace Lounge in the main lodge are also open, as well as the indoor gym.

Ride Kanuga mountain bike park, featuring world-class downhill trails, is now open. Visit RideKanuga.com to book your mountain biking experience.

In addition, Hendersonville and the western North Carolina region have much to offer, including outdoor adventures, music, cider, beer, and wine tastings, shopping, and dining.

Use the link below to find out what to bring to make the most of your visit. 


Please note that Kanuga quiet hours are between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

No pets (with the exception of service dogs) are permitted at Kanuga July 1-August 20, 2021.

–A non-refundable administrative fee— $250 (inn rooms) / $500 (cottages/guest houses) – will be calculated automatically
–Payment for meals, activities, security deposit, and cleaning will be calculated automatically. Pricing for meals and activities is based on accommodations size rather than the number of guests.

SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:  Payment for the remainder of lodging will be scheduled for seven days prior to your arrival.

If a reservation is cancelled more than 60 days prior to check-in, the non-refundable administrative fee will be retained, and all other payments refunded.  Cancellations made 30-59 days prior to check-in will forfeit 50% of all charges (less security deposit).  Cancellations within 30 days will forfeit all payments (less security deposit).