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You’ve worked hard all year and now it’s finally time to take a vacation and relax.  If you’re like me, relaxing may take a couple of days to finally let all thoughts about work fade away.  And by then, as the matriarch of the family, you’re tasked with spending time at the grocery store buying food, snacks, beverages, etc. Not to mention you’re planning meals for the whole family and undoubtedly planning twice as many because the kids won’t eat the dinner you planned for the adults.

Well, below are my top tips on ways to overcome those wicked work thoughts and kitchen duties, and indulge in full fledge relaxation mode while you are on vacation. My stays with StayLakeNorman are always the best because they help connect me with the right people to ease my anxiety before I even get to the property.

  1. Use Instacart – Why spend precious vacation time in the grocery store when you can order your groceries and have them delivered? You can start your cart weeks before as ideas pop in your head and once you’re ready to process the order, you can even schedule your drop off time. And don’t worry, StayLakeNorman team can share the exact address of your rental if you forget. Pro-Tip: Make sure you check the delivery address once you get home and realize you want to use Instacart again – I may or may not have delivered groceries to the next guest at the vacation rental on accident. 😱
  2. Hire a Private Masseuse – What better way to kick start vacation mode and unwind with a relaxing massage? StayLakeNorman referred one of the best masseuses I’ve ever used. She came to the house, set up where I wanted (she even offered to do it on the beach) and I adamantly warned our kids if they interrupt they would have to cook their own lunch. 🤣
  3. Hire a Private Chef – It’s your vacation too…don’t spend all your time in the kitchen, , cooking and cleaning for everyone.  We had the chance to use one of StayLakeNorman’s recommended private chefs who prepared a gourmet meal for us (and yes they made something for the kids too) and our group, and they even clean up the mess! Are you kidding me? I can’t even get my kids to clean up their rooms after bribing them and these top chefs cleaned up the kitchen and left it spotless. I need one of these private chefs every day back home! 👨🏻‍🍳
  4. Rent a boat – Science has proven that being near water induces relaxation in the mind. Renting a boat from StayLakeNorman was sooo easy and didn’t take much time at all. After booking and filling out the paper work all I had to do is just tell them when we got to the house. No driving packing up the family and driving to a marina, no waiting in line to see if they have any more boats left, and no telling the kids we were getting a boat only to realize they were sold out that day. StayLakeNorman delivered the boat, did our orientation, and even included the tube and skis for our kiddos to enjoy. How perfect! 🚤
  5. Purchase Ready Made Meals – Again, who said you have to do all the cooking? The private chef experience was a blast but a few days we just wanted to enjoy each other’s company without the pizazz of a chef cooking up a storm. StayLakeNorman recommended a company that delivered sandwiches and salads for us to take on the boat and then they delivered individual meals for dinner to our house. Each person got to choose what they wanted and then we just popped them in the microwave and oven. It was dummy-proof and believe me when I say these are NOT the frozen TV dinners you grew up with! The salmon wellington was to die for. 🤩

Try using some of my tips here to slip into “Lake Norman Time” and get the most out of your vacation…you deserve it!

If you need more information on the chefs, masseuses, and boats, just call StayLakeNorman at (704) 924-0510 and they can help meet all your needs.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

When it comes to finding the perfect place for a relaxing getaway with luxury accommodations and all of the joys of waterfront living, look no further than StayLakeNorman. Our beautiful Lake Norman rentals are designed to provide you with all of the comforts of home while giving you an upscale experience you will never forget. Treat yourself and stay with us at StayLakeNorman while indulging in the best aspects of the Mooresville and Charlotte NC area.

Relax And Rejuvenate

All of our Lake Norman waterfront homes for rent are located in the northern portion of the lake; near Mooresville and Charlotte NC. When you book one of our luxury vacation homes, reserve one of our Lake Norman boat rentals and make your way down the shoreline to one of many fantastic spas for a bit of relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you head north to the Mooresville area or southeast to Charlotte, you will have plenty of incredible options for your spa day escape. Places like Ahlara International, Lake Norman Salt Spa, Relax Lake Norman, Zen Massage, and more are just waiting for you to unwind and soak in the complete tranquility of a spa treatment.

The Lake Norman Experience

Though a stay in our Lake Norman rentals is full of endless fun lake activities and homes that are equipped to host the whole family, you can enjoy your private slice of paradise for as much relaxation as you need. Try something new by taking out a stand-up paddleboard for a bit of floating yoga or simply enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature and the fresh air. Hang a hammock amongst the trees lining your waterfront access and read your favorite book in tranquility. The options are endless when you stay with StayLakeNorman.

Your Next Relaxing Escape

When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life at home, grab your shades along with a few other relaxation essentials and head to Lake Norman Charlotte NC. Allow us to accommodate you for an unforgettable escape from busy schedules and provide a beautiful haven with our Lake Norman waterfront homes for rent. Whether you are hoping for a head-to-toe spa treatment or just a relaxing day by the rippling waters, you will find it at StayLakeNorman.

During the winter seasons, there is nothing quite like a luxury getaway to someplace warm and beautiful. With cool nights by the fire and sweater weather during the day, you can cozy up by the fire with your love or take a relaxing hike around Lake Norman. When you stay with us at StayLakeNorman, you can find your ideal Lake Norman rental and enjoy gorgeous North Carolina in style with your honey.

A Perfect Lake Norman Date

There are plenty of fun lake activities and romantic things to do around Lake Norman in Charlotte and Mooresville, North Carolina. When you and your significant other choose one of our Lake Norman waterfront homes for rent on your romantic getaway, you will be nearby some of the best date opportunities. Explore the many hiking and cycle trails that surround the lake for incredible views of the changing leaves and get in touch with nature while spending quality time with one another. You can also rent a set of clubs for a fun day at one of the many golf courses in the area for a bit of friendly competition with a round of 18-hole golf or LKN mini golf. On rainy days you can find a number of fun indoor shows, live music, and entertainment on The Local Scroll website.

Popping The Question?

Romantic getaways  bring with it the proposal season. If you are thinking of popping that big question to your love on your StayLakeNorman escape, there are a plethora of incredible opportunities to find the perfect setting to get down on one knee. Rent a boat from StayLakeNorman’s sister company and take a sunset float with a bottle of champagne for an unforgettable proposal or spark a fire at your lake norman waterfront rental and present your ring under the stars! The Lake Norman and Charlotte NC, area has phenomenal parks like Jetton Park and Latta Plantation Nature Preserve with stunning look-outs with views out over the lake that create the perfect backdrops. You could also grab dinner at locations such as Port City Club or North Harbor Club for waterfront dining and a romantic setting. The possibilities are truly endless!

Escape To Luxury Together With StayLakeNorman

This winter season, surprise your love with a luxury getaway to one of our beautiful Lake Norman vacation homes and discover the romance of a waterfront escape. Whether you have been married for fifty years or plan on asking them for their hand, you are sure to light a spark at StayLakeNorman. Choose your ideal vacation home in the Lake Norman Charlotte NC, area and let the magic unfold for an unforgettable escape with your one and only!