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Summertime at Lake Norman

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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!


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

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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

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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.


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.


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.

Lake Norman: Fall Events You Do Not Want To Miss

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With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, fall is one of the best times to visit our 520 miles of pristine coastline. Celebrate the crisp air, the changing leaves, and the fantastic fall festivals. At StayLakeNorman we offer luxury properties, fully furnished so you can enjoy your fall celebrating worry free. Stay on the lake and enjoy everything that North Carolina has to offer from wine and beer festivals, music festivals, and so much more!

September. 22 – 24, Charlotte

Charlotte beer scene’s most anticipated event! Mecktoberfest is Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s eighth annual celebration. Spanning the brewery and Biergarten, there will be German-style food, award-winning beer, live bands and fun for the whole family!

September 9, 2017 – November 5, 2017, Huntersville

Head to Huntersville and get lost! Test your escape abilities at the giant seven-acre corn maze featuring over two miles of interconnecting paths. It is one of the largest mazes in the southeast. After the confusing maze enjoy the rest of Rural Hill’s 265 acres. Take a hayride around the farm, play in the mini-mazes, explore the historic site, hike the trails, pick a pumpkin, and much more! Bring the whole family because there is something for everyone.

October 21, Yadkinville

The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, celebrating its 14th year, is arguably North Carolina’s most famous wine region. In Yadkinville, there are more than 20 wineries to choose from. Have a tasting of fabulous wine as you listen to live music and enjoy the food vendors and artisans stands.

To top of all the events happening in North Carolina, it is also the 100th anniversary of our State and National Parks. So, get out and explore the incredible wilderness and the fall foliage during your event stay in Lake Norman.
StayLakeNorman is happy to host your trip. Situated right on Lake Norman you will have plenty to do and see right from your vacation rental and the events are only a short drive away. All of our homes are designed to host friends and family members, so bring everyone for a fun festival filled trip. We provide quality and clean homes, and a concierge service that sets us apart from the rest, so you can be sure you are getting the best. Experience North Carolina and get ready for endless amounts of fun.

The Ideal Lake Norman Trip

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Today is the day! The trip you have been waiting for all year is finally here, and you are heading to Lake Norman. You arrive in North Carolina and are ready to enjoy the water and the gorgeous surroundings. You pull up to your Lake Norman vacation rental and are in awe. The luxurious home is more than you could have ever imagined and the views are even better. The kids run past you and right away start picking their rooms and unpacking. After everyone is settled in, you decide to go out to one of the many local restaurants and grab groceries on the way back to stock up for the week’s adventures. Once you return to your Lake Norman vacation rental, everyone tucks themselves into their cozy beds for a good night’s rest before the vacation activities begin.

You wake up to the sun glistening on the water and the breeze blowing through the window. You can tell that today is going to be a great day. You make breakfast with the family and enjoy a fantastic meal around the dining room table. Everyone is talking about what he or she wants to do and all the fun they are going to have and you decide today will be spent the lake.You grab your beach bag and towels and are set to get on the boat that you rented from Norman Boats, StayLakeNorman’s sister company, so you can have fun on the lake all week long. You and your family enjoy a day of waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and much more!

After all the laughing and excitement you head back to your Lake Norman vacation rental for lunch and then prepare to get out and fish. Lake Norman boasts one of the best spots for crappie, bass, and catfish; and you are up to test your skills on the lake to catch the biggest fish yet. After some friendly competition of who can lure in the perfect catch, you head back and start grilling up dinner. Then after your meal, you and your family gather around the lakeside bonfire. You take in the gorgeous sunset falling below the lake and indulge in some s’mores. Your family is sharing stories of their favorite parts of the day and the memories of past family vacations, all the while you feel a sense of relaxation and happiness that you have had another successful family vacation, and you do not want it to end. After a day full of family time, adventures, and smiles you get ready for bed and prepare to do it all over again!

At StayLakeNorman we offer luxurious lakeside living for you and your friends and family. We strive to create a space where everyone can come and spend quality time together and not worry about anything else. With all the activities from exploring the town to cruising around on the beautiful waters, your family will have the time of their lives. So whether you are wanting a relaxing vacation or one filled with activities and adventure, your Lake Norman vacation will be the best yet.

Start A New Tradition At StayLakeNorman


The Holiday season can be stressful and busy. Spending time in busy stores, attending holiday parties, and hosting people from out of town. This year start a new tradition at Lake Norman. Remember what the holidays are all about and spend time with the ones you love. At StayLakeNorman, we provide luxury Lake Norman vacation rentals to fit your whole family, so all you have to worry about is enjoying the holiday cheer. Ring in the holidays with parades, lights, music, warm drinks, family, and everything to get you in the holiday spirit.

This year the 73rd Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade will take place on November 21st at 3:30 pm. Each year it gets bigger and better. Floats will glide down Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville. Performers, marching bands, scout troops, dance schools, and of course Santa will be in the crowd. Around 12,000 to 15,000 residents come out each year to enjoy the fun, so get there early, especially if you want a good spot!

Throughout the month of December visit Downtown Mooresville’s Annual Holiday Light Spectacular on the lawn at Town Hall. This free event is fun for the whole family and will put you in the holiday spirit. It is an orchestrated light show that includes over 85,000 lights and is set to music. Watch the magic and enjoy your favorite holiday tunes as the town of Mooresville lights up.

Celebrate the holidays in downtown Mooresville December 8th and 15th! Walkthrough Christmas tree lane, enjoy wagon rides through town, listen to holiday music, and tell Santa everything you want for Christmas, and more! Starts at 6 pm through 8 pm and activities take place on Broad & Main Streets. It is a great way to celebrate the holidays with the small town charm of Mooresville NC.

After all the fun holiday festivities relax at your luxury rental. Spend the evening by the fire playing board games or use the fully equipped kitchen to make a scrumptious holiday feast. Our  Lake Norman vacation rentals have everything you need to create the perfect holiday getaway. Do things a little different this year and get away and appreciate what the season is all about in Mooresville, NC.

Tasting The Brews Of Lake Norman


Springtime brings a bit of green, new life, and celebration of warmer weather. In the spirit of celebrating spring, StayLakeNorman has a few suggestions for fantastic places to enjoy a brew or two from one of the area’s infamous craft breweries. Stay with us in one of our magnificent luxury lakefront vacation rentals and taste some of Lake Norman’s finest beverages.

On Tap And In A Bottle

There are a few notable stops that are well worth checking out on your visit to Lake Norman. The first being Bayne Brewing Company. This business has an array of specialty brews as well as a fun atmosphere and a great mission. One Percent of annual profits made go towards funding gorilla conservation, and they also take donations to help out with their contributions. So you can enjoy your brews and know that a bit of what you paid is going towards something meaningful.

Another fantastic place to grab a brew is at the Cornelius Drafthouse and Bottle Shop. The variety you will find here holds a plethora of bottled and tap beers. From uniquely flavored craft beers to the old faithful classics, you will be able to locate it on the fully stocked shelves lining the walls.

If you would like to safely and easily visit multiple breweries, you can hop aboard one of the several brewery tours in the area and taste plenty of samples and talk to the local brewmasters.

For The Wine Lover

If you are not fond of beer and prefer a more elegant beverage, then perhaps the Lake Norman Wine Cottage is the place for you. With beautiful views of the Lake Norman, you can sip on local spirits lakeside. You will find yourself in an old-fashioned and homey atmosphere for a relaxed day of enjoying a few glasses of wine.  

Just as scenic as the Wine Cottage, Davesté Vineyards in the Troutman community of Lake Norman allows you to listen to live music while tasting an array of fine wines. The music you will hear ranges from acoustic music to the Lake Norman Symphony.

Best Of Both Worlds

Many people travel in groups or pairs. If you happen to have members of your party that want brews and the others preferring spirits, then The Cork and Cask is the best choice. A lively atmosphere, tasty dishes, and a seemingly endless selection of both wines and beers, you cannot go wrong with this spot. With everyone receiving a drink they will love, everyone in your party will be satisfied.

For the unique and creative, an intriguing stop for you may be into the Old Town Public House. With a creative corner, coffee shop, taphouse, bottle shop, vineyard, and live music all in one, this is the ideal stop for a bit of a variety.

If you are looking for fantastic stops to get spunky this spring, be sure to look up these fun and lively venues. Our luxury lakefront vacation rentals are ready to accommodate you while you are here. Bring a few bottles back to your rental for a relaxing night by the fire. Let’s celebrate spring together at StayLakeNorman!

Mooresville Real Estate

Lake Norman Real Estate

Are you a homeowner in the Moorseville, NC area? The current real estate market trends are highly favoring sellers, and if you are interested in selling your property, you could see huge gains! There is currently a lack of listings in the area, and buyers are frequently paying over the top to get their dream home. Our own Lawrie Lawrence has been the top selling agent in the Moorseville, NC area for eight years straight, and he would love to help you get top dollar for your property!