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Lake Norman Boating: Set Sail On Lake Norman

Lake Norman Watersports

When the summer sun is shining down and the waves of Lake Norman are calling you, come stay with us at StayLakeNorman and set sail. Whether it is on a personal boat or a relaxing dinner cruise, you can feel the rock of the waves under you and enjoy all that boating in Lake Norman has to offer. Known by some as the Inland Sea of North Carolina, there is plenty of water for everyone no matter the activity. You will find just about every craft floating about here and there.

Boat Hair Don’t Care

Just like any lake, when you visit Lake Norman, it is hard to stay on land. The sparkling waters invite you in and tempt you to get your feet wet. We offer boat rental to our guests plus there are several Lake Norman jet ski rental businesses —rent a craft for the day or for your entire stay. This allows you to take to the waters at your own speed any time you want; whether you are looking to cut through on a Lake Norman jet ski rental or lull through the open waters for a relaxing day on the pontoon.

Another fantastic way to experience Lake Norman is by taking a dinner or sightseeing cruise. Queens Landing has a few options for those looking for an adventure on the water. Climb aboard The Lady of the Lake for a dinner cruise and indulge in delicious dishes while afloat or break out your dancing shoes on a themed yacht party cruise.

Grab A Paddle: Rafting, Jet-Skiing and Boating in Lake Norman

Many that visit our beautiful lake bring along or rent small watercrafts. They are easily moved around, convenient to keep at your rental, and get you closer to nature while on the lake. Grab a paddle and head out with a canoe, standing paddle board, or kayak for a full day of exploring and getting in touch with the natural side of Lake Norman.

The Perfect Lakeside Stay

All of StayLakeNorman’s luxury rentals are waterfront so by staying with us, you will have easy access to the lake. Private boat slips or lakeside beach areas create perfect opportunities for hitting the water any time you want during your visit. Call us or visit our website to view our properties to find the ideal setting for you to enjoy every part of Lake Norman right from your luxury rental.

Lake Norman Boating – A Lakeside Vacation

family boating

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!

Life is Better with Lake Norman 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. Do you wish to take the crafts available at your vacation rental? Or do you would like to rent a specific boat from us? Well, with 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 paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and inflatables for tubing.

Cruising Lake Norman

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 , all while wining and dining the evening away. Lady of the Lake is also a popular vessel that sets out on regularly scheduled dinner cruises. Take a trip 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.

Lake Norman Day Trip – Ultimate Guys’ Getaway

group of men

Okay Guys!  Who says that women are the only ones that can enjoy a Lake Norman day trip? 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 Lake Norman day trip.  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!

Fishing & Boating

Fishing has always been a pastime that many people indulge in year-round on Lake Norman. 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 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.  Would you 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.

Fall Time on Lake Norman

Fall time on the Lake

Fall is all about the colors. The leaves are changing from green to bright yellow, burnt orange, fiery red and even purple. Autumn is all about getting outside and exploring. The weather is cooler, and the sun is less intense, perfect for hiking and an adventure. At StayLakeNorman you will be surrounded by fall foliage in your Lake Norman vacation rentals. If you have not experienced fall in North Carolina, you haven’t experienced fall.

The Great Outdoors  

Spend a week or weekend exploring the parks, forests, and waterways throughout Lake Norman. Explore the lake and kayak, hike, fish, picnic and more. You will find plenty of scenic places for these activities at Lake Norman.

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park is located on the largest human-made lake in North Carolina. Popular for mountain biking with 30.5 miles of single track trail. The five mile Lake shore trail will take you along the body of water and offer views of changing red maples, dogwoods, and oaks. The trees reflected in the water will give you a fantastic photo op.

Cruise Around the Lake

Hiking not your think?  Then get out on a boat! StayLakeNorman has a great selection of high performance tritoons available for rent — with over 500 miles of shoreline and many waterfront restaurants to explore, your stay is not complete without a boat.  Rent for a day or the whole week. Cruise along the shore line and feel the crisp fall air and surround yourself in the abundant, autumn hues of Lake Norman.

Football!

Another great outdoor activity is to sit back and catch a football game at Bank of America Stadium, just a 30-minute drive from Lake Norman.  Whether you are coming to watch your team versus our Carolina Panthers or crossing your figures that the Panthers win, the outdoor stadium is full of excitement during the autumn season. With the cool air, smell of stadium food, and the shooting of football fans, your fall experience will be complete. Take a look at the schedule and plan your fall football experience!

On your incredible adventures make sure you are taking pictures and use #staylakenorman on social media for your chance to win Lake Norman “swag”.  We will be on the lookout for the best photo that captures the vibrancy of Fall Time on Lake Norman to include in our Hall of Fall gallery.

This year do things a little differently and plan a fall vacation. StayLakeNorman offers luxury vacation rentals surrounded by the vibrant fall colors. Whether you are in need of Lake Norman vacation rentals with enough room for the whole family or a pet-friendly accommodation for your little travel companion, we have the property for you. Take the time to enjoy the changing seasons and Fall into Lake Norman.

Why You Should “Vacay” at a Vacation Rental!

TRUST US!  YOU WANT TO “VACAY” AT A VACATION RENTAL

Travel is back…and so is the savings!

Travel is back with a force in Lake Norman, North Carolina, so optimize your next trip with a vacation rental home.

Let’s simplify the why in “Why choose a vacation rental home?”:

  • Ideal space and privacy for individuals or groups
  • Quality at-home dining
  • Individualized, local concierge team and amenities

Don’t sacrifice space…or money

Next to destination, lodging is the most important decision one can make for their vacation. Compared to hotels, vacation rental homes provide unbeatable space, and with space comes valued privacy.

No more bickering about who gets which side of the hotel bed or running to the elevator with your furry friend in the early morning or waiting for the group of 16 polka players to exit the hot tub before hopping in.

No, instead, you’ll hear, “I call the room with the view of Lake Norman!” and “Look! Lucky’s chasing a squirrel again,” and the quiet, soothing sounds of Mother Nature.

Guests of StayLakeNorman are assured the home-like comforts of space and privacy with individual bedrooms, plentiful seating and dining areas, washer/dryer, and each property has its own private dock. Even more, StayLakeNorman’s team of local experts can expertly guide you in choosing the best property for your group’s needs, whether it’s finding a family (or pet) friendly home with a pool or a lake hideaway for your next scrapbooking retreat.

StayLakeNorman’s local experts will not only guide you to your individualized lake oasis but will save you money if you book direct. Did you know that booking directly with StayLakeNorman, rather than VRBO, Expedia, AirBNB…can save you on the average up to $499? No more third-party fees!

Eat well, save well

We know vacation rental homes provide optimal space for travelers and that is especially felt with the comforts of a full kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining areas.

Having access to a kitchen means a place to create and enjoy meals together, it means a stocked fridge for your little (or big) snackers and it means saving money because often hotel travel forces you to dine out which quickly adds up. With your savings, you can explore and shop your destination’s local shops or farmer’s markets. Many lake-area visitors in Mooresville, North Carolina make Josh’s Farmers Market a destination stop and for good reason. Any day at Josh’s is a special day but Granny’s Donuts’ days are something you won’t forget!

While vacation rental homes make eating well easy and accessible, StayLakeNorman understands that sometimes their guests are looking for a more relaxed stay and less time in the kitchen. So, to elevate your STAY experience, we offer varied styles of private chef referrals and have partnered with a local, chef-crafted prepared meals company, Carolina Gourmet who can stock your fridge prior to arrival. Make sure to try their Salmon Wellington or Tomahawk Porterhouse from their butcher shop — you won’t be disappointed.  Bon appetite!

Live like a local, stay awhile

Vacation rental homes immerse travelers in the comforts of home, as well as the comforts of the neighborhood and community surrounding them.

The best way to enrich your trip is by working with a local vacation property management company. Local vacation rental property teams know the inner workings of each house and property, they offer unmatched insight into your destination’s most unique attractions and, most importantly, you are treated as more than a visitor; you are a guest of the home and treated like a local, or as we call it at StayLakeNorman, family.

So, how can you use the savings gained from a vacation rental home? We recommend flexing major lake vibes with your group around Lake Norman and nothing screams local and fun more than water sports.

StayLakeNorman has a great selection of high performance tritoons available for rent — with over 500 miles of shoreline and many waterfront restaurants to explore, your stay is not complete without a boat.

What are you waiting for? Book your vacation rental home now!

The “whys” of vacation rental homes are simple — enjoy the comforts of home at your destination of choice with more savings for you! Book your vacation rental now by visiting www.staylakenorman.com or give our local experts a call at (704) 924-0510.

Spending The Holidays In Luxury With Lake Norman Rentals

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 on 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 with StayLakeNorman and experience the holidays like never before.

There’s No Place Like Lake Norman 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 along the shores of Lake Norman. 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.

Also, keep an eye on your beautiful view of Lake Norman so you can catch the 3rd Annual LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade!  Many residents decorate their boats with as many Christmas lights as they can fit, so be sure to light a fire by the water, or head out for a boat ride between 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM to watch Lake Norman twinkle.

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!

Carowinds Winterfest is a fun winter wonderland for guests of all ages!  From Christmas light displays to on-stage performances, your entire group is sure to love the experience.  You won’t be able to stop yourself from dancing to music by Blitzen’s Brass Brigade, Cool Yule, Christmas Bluegrass, and many more.  Enjoy the view of Charlotte, NC from the many rollercoasters or the Carolina Skytower, and always eat a funnel cake for us!

Have you ever heard of Christmas Town USA?  Just a short drive from Lake Norman, the small town of McAdenville, NC becomes a festive wonderland with thousands of Christmas lights and dramatic displays.  McAdenville has carried on its tradition since the ’50’s, so join the hundreds of thousands of visitors driving through the 1.3-mile-long Christmas Route!

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.

Summertime at Lake Norman

Family on Vacation

Imagine sitting on the dock overlooking the lake as the kids are splashing in the water and having the time of their lives. This summer that dream can become a reality! At StayLakeNorman we have the perfect vacation rentals in Mooresville NC to fit your family’s needs. Whether you are looking for a couples’ getaway or a place for the whole family reunion, we have space and accommodations to make your summer vacation one to remember. You will want to come back year after year!

StayLakeNorman

Just as we have fallen in love with Lake Norman so will you. After years of traveling, we decided to settle down at Lake Norman and share our passion for the Lake. As a result, StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Rentals was created! No expenses have been spared in creating the finest vacation rentals in Mooresville NC. All of our homes are designed to host friends and family members for a resort-style vacation.  Providing quality and clean homes, we provide a 5-star customer and concierge service that sets us apart from the rest. Whether you are putting your rental in our hands as an owner or renting with us, you can be sure that you are partnered with the best.

Fun In The Sun

Escape from the hustle and bustle of life and just relax as you take in all of the fantastic views our vacation homes have to offer. Lakeside living is the only way to vacation in Lake Norman, boasting ideal views of the rippling waters and only 30 minutes from the big city lights of Charlotte. Get out on the lake and enjoy over 50 square miles of tranquil waters. Offering endless water sports options, from gliding peacefully on a paddleboard to reaching for the skies or wakeboard.  Get outside and travel through forests experiencing birdlife and wildlife while hiking and biking. Rent a boat and sit back and enjoy some quality time with the fish or catch some rays on the sandy shoreline. At night gather around the campfire and indulge in some s’mores. This summer will be full of activity when you stay at Lake Norman.

From the magnificent sunrise to the amazing sunsets reflecting across the lake, you are sure to have a memorable time at Lake Norman! StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Rentals makes it easy for you to enjoy your vacation from fully stocked kitchens, washer/dryers, a fully furnished house, fresh linens and towels and so much more your whole family will be comfortable. Take a break this summer and get your vacation rentals in Mooresville NC for a summer full of fun!

Things to do Around Lake Norman

Lake Norman Aerial

Just 15 miles from the big city of Charlotte, Lake Norman is the perfect destination for your vacation! With so many things to do around Lake Norman such as hiking and biking, shopping, world class golfing, craft breweries, and so much to do on the lake such as water sports, fishing, and boating, your trip will be filled with fun and excitement for everyone. Our luxurious vacation homes at StayLakeNorman are right in the heart of it all, putting you just minutes away from the best our area has to offer.

Out On The Town

There will never be a dull moment when you stay at Lake Norman. With gorgeous views and fantastic attractions, your vacation will be one to remember. Around Lake Norman, there are six golf courses. From courses that are perfect for beginners to championship courses with beautiful rolling terrain and stunning views of North Carolina, everyone can enjoy a day of golf. Enjoy a day trip to the charming and historic town of Davidson, NC.

Travel back in time as Davidson has managed to preserve its Mayberry charm through the years. It is home to some lovely parks, including the Town Green located right in the heart of downtown. Davidson’s vibrant business district is unique with Main Street lined with historic buildings that are home to an array of local shops and award winning restaurants.There will be a ton of sightseeing and shopping on your day trip.Another fun day trip is visiting all of the local breweries. It has become a popular way to see and experience an area through the eyes of a local. The craft beer scene in the Lake Norman area is booming, and whether you visit just one or grab a ride to all six, it is an excellent way to get acquainted with Mooresville, NC. The number one thing to do around Lake Norman is to get in Lake Norman. If you do not feel like getting wet, no worries! Venture aboard the prestigious ship “Lady of the Lake” or the “Catawba Queen.” Enjoy cocktails and the views; it is the perfect way to see the Lake. Another way for you to get out on the lake is to rent a boat from our sister company, Norman Boats. Rent for the day or the week and have some fun tubing and skiing. It is a great way for the whole family to have an adventure on Lake Norman. Our area has a ton to offer whether you want to go out to dinner or grab a drink there are many waterfront restaurants around the Lake. 

We love the Lake and all the things to do in around Lake Norman. You can spend all your time on the water and relax in our luxury homes, or you can get out and see the town. Whatever you decide StayLakeNorman is here to help. With gorgeous homes equipped with everything you could need, we have made it easy for you to pack a bag and get to North Carolina. Explore our guide to the area’s best restaurants, shopping, and activities and start planning your Lake Norman getaway!

Time On The Lake: Your Lake Norman Vacation

Lake Norman kayaking

Lakeside living is the only way to spend your Lake Norman vacation. Get out on the lake and enjoy over 50 square miles of tranquil waters. Offering endless water-sports options, from paddle boarding to wake-boarding. StayLakeNorman can provide you luxurious lakeside living for when you need to rest your head. Wake up to the sparkling views of the water and end the night by the lake cozied up to a bonfire. Everything is better at the lake, and it is the time that you experience it.

Lake Norman is nicknamed North Carolina’s “Inland Sea.” With more than 32,475 acres spanning across four counties and 520 miles of shoreline, this lake has plenty of room for activities. Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. The Inland Sea offers plenty of outdoor fun and recreation such as fishing, boating, swimming, and so much more! Experience lake life and let us know if you see Normie, the Lake Norman Monster.

Boating

There is an abundance of water activities from tubing, waterskiing, wake boarding, or sailing — Lake Norman is a water-sports paradise. The best way to see the lake is to get out on the lake. There are plenty of places to launch your boat but if you do not have a boat, no worries! Norman Boats is our sister company that offers boat rentals for your stay. Rent for a day or the whole week. The Lake is an adventure for the entire family.

Fishing

Your perfect catch awaits. Anglers come from around the world to Lake Norman for their chance at a record winning catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, yellow and white perch, and striped bass. The fish bite all year round and summer brings peak fishing with warmer temperatures. Catch and release method is encouraged on Lake Norman to make sure the Lake stays populated and thriving.

At StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Homes we know how valuable time is and that is why we want to ensure you are not wasting any time. Spend your time on the water and everything will be ready for you to rest your head and refresh for the next day of fun in the sun. Our luxury properties come fully furnished, so all you have to do is bring your boat or rent one and experience all of Lake Norman. From the turns and twists of the shore to the gorgeous sun setting in the distance your Lake Norman vacation will be filled with adventure.