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Lake Norman Ultimate Guys' Getaway

Lake Norman is home to many premier golf courses

Lake Norman’s Ultimate Guys’ Getaway

Okay Guys!  Who says that women are the only ones that can enjoy a Girl’s weekend away?  Well…not so!  Leave those “girls” behind and head to the Ultimate Guys’ Getaway on Lake Norman with your best buds!

Only 30 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Norman is the perfect setting for you and your buddies to sneak away for your very own mancation.  Load up the golf clubs, fishing gear, and pack your bag for some fun with the guys.  StayLakeNorman’s luxury vacation homes are equipped with all the essentials you will need for your escape.  Here are a few of our suggestions to make the best out of your time away!

Golf

Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs so you can take advantage of a relaxing round of golf.  The mild climate of Lake Norman coupled with the numerous golf courses in the area makes it an ideal golf destination. If you are a member of one of  Trump National Golf Clubs, you can even take a boat to the golf course!

 

Lake Norman Ultimate Guys' Getaway

Fishing is year round on Lake Norman

Fishing & Boating

Fishing has always been a pastime that many people indulge in year-round on Lake Norman.  Where you are fishing from, whether it’s casting a line from our private docks, hiring one of the local fishing guides, or renting one of our boats, relaxation is sure to meet excitement for a fishing outing that you will never forget!

Brewery Tour

In the spirit of enjoying your Ultimate Guys’ Getaway, StayLakeNorman has a few suggestions for fantastic places to enjoy a brew or two from one of the area’s infamous craft breweries. There are a few notable stops that are well worth checking out on your visit to Lake Norman. The first being King Canary Brewing Company. This business has an array of specialty brews as well as a fun atmosphere with the back of the brewery sitting on the river.  If you would like to safely and easily visit multiple breweries in the Lake Norman area then hop aboard one of the several brewery tours and taste plenty of samples and talk to the local brewmasters.

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

StayLakeNorman’s homes come with kayaks and some with paddle boards.  If you’ve never tried paddle boarding, it’s time to get out on the water and give it a try.  You can get a good workout as well as have lots of fun!

Sporting Events

Just a short drive from our homes to Charlotte, you’ll find numerous sporting events from Panther’s football, to NASCAR racing to MLS soccer coming soon.  And let’s not forget basketball!  Staylakenorman has enjoyed hosting many guys gathering in the Spring to watch the NCAA playoffs together in one of our spacious and comfortable waterfront homes.

Dinner by the lake

Whether you choose to go out to one of our area’s fine dining restaurants located on the lake, hire a private chef or cook yourselves, having a nice dinner overlooking the lake while spending time with friends.

Whatever you guys end up doing during your Guys’ Getaway to Lake Norman, you will enjoy the time unwinding and remembering what it’s like to have fun without all your day-to-day responsibilities.  You will make this getaway an annual event!  You can book directly by going to our website at http://www.staylakenorman.com or give us a call at (704) 924-0510.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s almost that time of year again: football season! Those Sunday games have a way of bringing people together from all over the country. Our goal at StayLakeNorman is to bring people together and to celebrate each other. So whether you’ve had a big win recently or you need to brush off a losing streak, head over to one of our luxury North Carolina lake homes to spend a Sunday surrounded by your team. And if you’re like us and love football, take your team to see our team. We’re close enough to Bank of America Stadium for you to attend a Panthers football game but far enough for you to leave the crowd behind after the last touchdown.

History of Panthers Football

The Carolina Panthers are a prime example of why Charlotte sports are so special. Their Keep Pounding movement has significantly contributed to the field of cancer research for over a decade. One of America’s most great coaches, Sam Mills knew how important it is for people to come together as a team. After his 2003 cancer diagnosis, Mills delivered a rousing speech to his team, saying “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit or keep pounding.” Panthers football made history that year, playing their first-ever Superbowl with Mills’ mantra in mind. The same values run through the team today. To date, the Keep Pounding Fund has raised $2.3 million. That’s the community you join when you visit North Carolina.

Games at Bank of America Stadium

When you attend a live football game, the excitement is contagious. The air is electrifying. The jerseys, the cheers, and the food all combine for an unforgettable time—even if you’re not usually a big football fan. The open stadium lets in plenty of sunshine and fresh air so you can get your tan on while we get our game on. Before, after, or in between those four quarters, be sure to visit the best sports bar Charlotte has to offer. Known for their award-winning chicken wings, Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill is a Charlotte staple. They have a wide range of menu options, like fried cauliflower buffalo bites, so everyone in your group will be satisfied. 

When you’re done in the city, head back to one of our North Carolina lake homes for a beautiful view of Lake Norman and a quiet, peaceful place to sleep.

Do you enjoy the aromatic flavors of an aged red wine? How about the floral or sweet tastes of delightful white wines? If you can’t get enough of the art of winemaking and can’t resist indulging in the unique creations of different vineyards, discover some of the best wineries in NC during your stay with us at StayLakeNorman.

Take a Wine and Beer Tour

One of the best ways to discover the full array of best wineries in NC while also finding craft brews for your beer-loving friends, the Lake Norman area has a fantastic wine and beer map. This map will take you on a stop-by-stop tour through the area’s best vineyards and breweries. It’s easy to see how North Carolina would be the perfect place to participate in a tour with having been ranked 7th in wine production in the nation and hosting over 100 wineries and 250 breweries. There are also several Charlotte wine tasting tour transportation companies like Five Star Limousine and Siver Fox Limos. Spend the whole day hopping from place to place and enjoy all of the incredible wine destinations surrounding our lake house rentals in NC.

Charlotte Wine Tasting

Charlotte and the Lake Norman area has a myriad of wine tasting rooms that you can visit for a casual lunch date or to spend the afternoon sipping to your heart’s delight. There are always Charlotte wine tasting events happening nearby that you can participate in or embark on your own tasting excursion to places like Daveste Vineyards and more! A number of incredible breweries can also be intermixed with your winery visits to experience the best breweries in the area.

Your Delightful Lakeside Vacation

As you sip and taste, pick a bottle or two to take back to your beautiful lakefront vacation rental to enjoy. Soak in a hot tub or chat about the day’s events and highlights around a cozy fire while enjoying your favorite winery find of the day. When it comes to a lakeside vacation with StayLakeNorman, you can enjoy the best aspects of life on the lake while also indulging in the best wineries in NC. This summer, experience all of the different things to do in Lake Norman and explore our neighboring cities for the best lakeside vacation imaginable with StayLakeNorman!

Do you love the wave of the checkered flag, the smell of burnt rubber in the air, and the roar of powerful engines speeding down a raceway? StayLakeNorman has the ideal getaway for every motorhead with a racing getaway in Moorseville, North Carolina. Discover all of the things to do in Lake Norman and the surrounding area as we introduce you to Race City USA.

Remembering the Greats

Though many of the tracks are still in use and new generations of racers are making their debuts each year, we still love remembering the greats. When you stay with us at StayLakeNorman, there are numerous places to get your fill of history and remember some of racing’s most celebrated figures. From Dale Earnhart to Darrell Waltrip, you can discover some of history’s most significant faces and vehicles of racing. Memory Lane Motorsports and Historical Automotive Museum are one of many museums that showcase the timeline of racing in NASCAR.  The NC Auto Racing Walk of Fame, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and Dale Earnhardt Inc. are all fantastic places to see the vehicles and drivers of racing history in person. JR Motorsports, Kasey Kahne Racing, Kyle Busch, MTJ Motorsports, NASCAR Technical Institute, and so many more are also incredible ways to catch a glimpse inside the life of racing.

“Boogity Boogity Boys, Let’s Go Racing”

When you come to Race City USA, you can indulge in all of the different things to do in Lake Norman and Mooresville, but there is nothing quite like catching a race in person. Feeling the breeze off of the cars whizzing by, the roaring engines shaking the ground, and watching the spray of champagne as the winner celebrates crossing the finish line in person can’t compare to tuning in on the television. Mooresville Dragway has events every Thursday, and most weekends, so you can always find a motorsports event to get your heart pumping. Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMax Formula 1 Dragstrip, and The Dirt Track are also incredible places to watch drivers battler for the finish line. Experience your own highspeed encounter at PIT Indoor Kart Track or GoPro Motorplex. Strap in and get your game face on as you put the pedal to the metal and race to the finish line. Whether you have kids or are young at heart, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Race City USA!

A Racing Enthusiast’s Ideal Escape

During every adventure, having comfortable accommodations is an essential factor in ensuring your getaway is absolutely perfect. When you have experienced all of the racing adventures and visit the array of museums around Mooresville, you can return to your vacation rental for a relaxing evening by the water. Indulge in the myriad of things to do in Lake Norman and create memories that will last a lifetime at StayLakeNorman. What adventure will you embark on first?

Sunny summer days are growing closer, and that means that Lake Norman is the place to be! Soak up that sunny summer weather and take a lakeside vacation with StayLakeNorman. With plenty of Lake Norman boating, lakeside activities, and beautiful views out over the waters from your luxury waterfront rental, there is no better way to enjoy the summer than with StayLakeNorman.

Life is Better Boating

No matter what kind of day you would like to spend on the rippling waves, there are plenty of options with our Lake Norman boat rentals. Whether you wish to take the crafts available at your vacation rental or you would like to rent a specific boat from us at StayLakeNorman, you can spend the day as you wish. Soak in the sun while lounging on one of our high-performance tritoons, or race over the waters in either the Sea Ray Sun Deck 240 or Chapparal Sunesta 244 and 274. We also have standup paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and inflatables for tubing.

Cruising Lake Norman

If you don’t want to man your own watercraft and would rather get a first-hand look at Lake Norman, embark on a cruise with one of the local Lake Norman boat tours or a Lake Norman dinner cruise. The Catawba Queen is a popular vintage vessel that carries guests gracefully over the water’s surface while whining and dining the evening away. Lady of the Lake is also a popular vessel that sets out on regularly scheduled dinner cruises to take visitors through beautiful areas of the lake for an afternoon of delightful dining and breathtaking views. No matter which Lake Norman boat tours you choose, each experience is one you will never forget.

Lake Norman Boat Rentals and Vacation Rentals

When you set out for a lakeside vacation with StayLakeNorman, you can enjoy the lapping waves only a few steps from your door every day. Most of our rental properties have access to the lake with docks and boat slips, so you will always have an easy time reaching the waters. Whether you choose to head out on the water on one of our Lake Norman boat rentals or relax with a Lake Norman dinner cruise, there is no shortage of fun on the water when you stay in our luxury waterfront vacation rentals. Enjoy the summer sun and get your tan on while delighting in all of the spectacular aspects of Lake Norman during your time with us at StayLakeNorman.

If you love nature and discovering the wildlife of new areas, there are a few phenomenal places to meet our feathered and four-legged residents around Lake Norman. When you stay with us at StayLakeNorman, you will be close to fabulous Lake Norman beach areas and several other attractions that every animal and nature enthusiast will lovet. Discover native birds, animals, plant life, and even a few friendly farm animals that can’t wait to say “Hello!”

A Fun-filled Adventure to Zootastic Park

If you can’t help but get excited around various species of animals, there is one place that you could easily spend a full day visiting each exotic resident. Only a short drive from your Lake Norman beach rentals with StayLakeNorman, Zootastic Park is an incredible place to come face to face with all sorts of animal life. Explore all of the different enclosures to see an array of animals enjoying their days while learning interesting facts along the way. There are also several “Animal Encounters” that you can sign up for to experience up close and personal sessions with baby animals, giraffes, and several other safaris that allow you to meet various animals that call the Zootastic Park home.

Unique Experiences at Lazy 5 Ranch

Don’t be confused by the name, because Lazy 5 Ranch is far from your ordinary ranch operation. Though you can interact with farm animals of all shapes and sizes, there are also several exotic animals that happily await the loving attention of visitors. From horses to deer to lemurs, Lazy 5 Ranch has a full breadth of animals that help educate guests about these fascinating creatures as a family oriented place that deeply cares for each of its unique residents.

Learn and Explore at ​​​​​Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve

For an open and natural experience with exceptional educational opportunities, ​​​​​Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve is the place to be. With nearly 1,500 acres of natural land and a nature center full of educational information, anyone that has a love for nature and animals will feel right at home. Explore the nature center, embark on a hike, saddle up for a trail ride, and discover all of our native flora and fauna. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is home to nearly 100 different species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 14 species of reptiles, and 17 species of mammals.

There is no end to the experiences and wildlife encounters that await when you book one of our luxury lakefront vacation rentals. Bring your camera along and a pair of binoculars to discover and capture the best sights along the way. Discover this incredible area attraction along with many other fantastic natural areas on your Lake Norman beach vacation with StayLakeNorman!

Only 30 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Norman is the perfect setting for you and your besties to sneak away for the Ultimate Girls Getaway!  Leave the kids with their dad, board the pup, and pack your bag for some quality time with your gals.  StayLakeNorman’s vacation homes are equipped with all the essentials you will need for your escape.  Here are a few of our suggestions to make the best out of your time away!

Yoga by the lake.  Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat so you can take advantage of a relaxing yoga session by the lake. 

Spoil yourselves with an “in house” spa day!  Hire a masseuse and nail technician to come to the home and pamper you. We have a list of recommendations to make it easy for you!

Rent a boat to cruise the lake. If you’re an experienced boater, StayLakeNorman’s sister company offers boat rentals to our guests.  They’ll dock the boat at the home and all you’ll need to do is hop in and go. The boats come equipped with sports equipment should you want to ski or tube! Or, you can beach up to one of the islands around the lake to take in a swim.

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding.  StayLakeNorman’s homes come with kayaks and some with paddle boards.  If you’ve never tried paddle boarding, it’s time to get out on the water and give it a try.  You can get a good workout as well as have lots of fun!

Riverboat sightseeing cruise.  Take in the view of beautiful Lake Norman aboard the Mississippi River boat Catawba Queen.  They offer sightseeing tours as well as dinner tours.

Shopping.  Just a short drive up from our homes you’ll find Birkdale Village, an outdoor shopping center with over 70 retail, restaurant and entertainment options.

Visit downtown Davidson. This quaint, historic town offers walking tours and is home to many fine dining restaurants including the James Beard award winning Kindred, antique shops, historic buildings, farmer’s market, outdoor concerts, and Davidson College. 

Afternoon glass of wine (or two).  There are several wine bars with a cozy setting that have tastings and light bites that are close to our homes by lake (The Cottage) or by land (The Barrel).  These are the perfect setting for you and your girlfriends to lounge and catch up with each other.

Dinner by the lake.  Whether you choose to go out to one of our area’s fine dining restaurants located on the lake, hire a private chef or cook yourselves, having a nice dinner overlooking the lake while spending time with friends. 

Camp fire and smores. Don’t forget to pick up the ingredients for smores while you are at the store.  What better way to wind down the evening than with a camp fire reflecting over the lake and indulging in yummy smores. 

Yoga Paddle Boarding is the latest trend

Whatever you ladies end up doing during your girls’ getaway to Lake Norman, you will enjoy the time unwinding and remembering what it’s like to have fun without all your day-to-day responsibilities.  You will make this girls’ getaway an annual event!

Fishing has always been a pastime that many people indulge in year-round across the globe. Here at StayLakeNorman, you can discover the beautiful rippling waters of Lake Norman while also casting a line for a thrilling catch. Relaxation meets excitement when you stay in one of our beautiful lakefront vacation rentals and take out one of our Norman Boats watercraft rentals for a fishing outing that you will never forget!

The Fish Of Lake Norman

Every area has a little bit of a different fishing experience, but Lake Norman is home to plenty of impressive catches that you won’t want to miss out on. Set out every morning from your lakefront vacation rental with your gear and get ready to reel in your daily limit. With five different species of bass, three different catfish species, several panfish such as crappie, the classic walleyes and saugers, and schools of yellowfin bream, there is no telling what you might pull from the waves.

How To Have The Best Fishing Experience On Lake Norman

Fishing in waters that you are not familiar with can end up a little sticky if you don’t check up on the regulations before you cast out. At Lake Norman, fishing is low stress as those under 16 years of age do not need a fishing permit, and all other anglers are only required to purchase a basic fishing license. If you are planning on taking home any fish, please check out this website to be sure that all of your catches meet size and daily limit requirements. Knowing the regulations before you fish helps you avoid any unnecessary bumps in your day, and you can have a stress free time on the waters.

The Best Part Of Lakefront Vacation Rentals

When you stay in one of our StayLakeNorman lakefront vacation rentals, you will have easy access to the water. Many of our luxury Lake Norman rental homes have docks and slips so that when you rent from Norman Boats, you can keep your boat nearby and also come and go as you please. No matter what schedule you would like to fish on, our lakefront vacation rentals make it easy to get your gear to the boat, stop for meals, and set your own agenda for your Lake Norman fishing excursion. Are you ready to cast your lines? Visit our StayLakeNorman website, and begin planning your North Carolina fishing trip today!

Whether you are still making the final plans for your wedding or have already said “I do” and are just looking for your perfect honeymoon destination, look no further than StayLakeNorman. Enjoy a peaceful getaway with the love of your life in our beautiful Lakefront homes in North Carolina. You will have the privacy of our luxury vacation rentals with easy access to the lake as well as all of the spectacular attractions in the area.

Perfect For Anyone

When you stay with us at StayLakeNoman, you can have the lakeside getaway that you and your love have been searching for. Whether you would like a stay with friends to enjoy time away with those you have the most fun, or just a peaceful getaway together. Relax on shore as the bonfire crackles and watch the dancing sparks float up to the stars and listen to the water lap the shores. Many of our lake homes in North Carolina have an area for sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful lake scenery as well as access to the lake so that you and your honey can hit the water any time you would like.

Unlimited Relaxation

Not only are our lake homes in North Carolina fantastic luxury vacation rentals with cozy accommodations, but they are located in the ideal location for enjoying all of the Lake Norman attractions. Treat yourselves to a day at the spa or get in a game of golf together. You can take a Lake Norman boat rental out for some fishing or find yourselves gently gloating over the rocking waters in a kayak or stand up paddle board to experience the best parts of the lake. You can also spend a romantic night at places like the Port City Club for an evening of elegant dining and candlelit outdoor seating under the stars. When you stay with us at StayLakeNorman for your honeymoon, you can enjoy the beginning of your newly-wed journey in complete comfort and relaxation.

The holiday season is well underway, and you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate with your family. Rather than staying at home and binging Christmas movies, stay in our lake Norman rentals for a holiday getaway you and your kin will never forget! Discover the wonders of the holidays in Mooresville, North Carolina with StayLakeNorman and experience the holidays like never before.

There’s No Place Like Mooresville For Christmas

One of the best memories that many have of the holidays is the enjoyment of looking at all of the twinkling lights that adorn homes, businesses, and public areas. When you stay at StayLakeNorman, you will be nearby fantastic displays throughout Mooresville. When it comes to lights and everything holidays, visit the Downtown’s Holiday Light Spectacular for a spectacle of decorated trees and holiday-themed displays. Grab a hot cocoa downtown at one of the cozy coffee shops and walk along the lights for a big of Christmas cheer. For another spectacular holiday experience until January 1st, make your way to Zootastic Park Christmas Wonderland of Lights! You will find a fun mix of spunky animals, Christmas light displays, and a slew of holiday activities that everyone will love just a short distance from your Lake Norman rentals.

A Charlotte Christmas Adventure

Though Mooresville has a myriad of fun holiday events and dazzling sights, we encourage you to make your way down to Charlotte for even more experiences. Get all of your gift shopping done while picking up a few unique items for yourself at the Charlotte Christmas Village. From handmade crafts to live entertainment and an array of interesting foods, you can find something for everyone.

In the winter months, the Charlotte Motor Speedway goes from octane and the roaring of engines to Christmas tunes and sparkling lights. Get in the car and head to the Speedway Christmas! Drive through eight-hundred different displays illuminated by over 3.5 million lights that are in sync with cheery holiday tunes that you can listen to by turning your radio to the local 101.3 station. Along with these fun events, you can also experience photos with Santa, ice skating, and so much more!

The Perfect Stay For The Perfect Holiday

The holidays can often turn into a mess of trying to prepare food, clean the house for having company over, decorating, buying and wrapping gifts, and a handful of other tasks. Make your holidays easier this year by spending them in one of our stunning, luxury Lake Norman waterfront homes for rent. Enjoy all of the fantastic holiday attractions in the Lake Norman Charlotte NC region and make it a new tradition to celebrate with StayLakeNorman. Cozy up in one of our Lake Norman rentals and relax while enjoying the most of the holiday season with your family at StayLakeNorman.