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A Pet-Friendly Adventure

When you have a deep passion for travel and exploring but also have a four-legged best friend, it can be hard to get the best of both worlds. Many businesses have no pet policies, or there are too many “no dog” areas. However, when you stay with us at StayLakeNorman in one of our pet-friendly Lake Norman rentals, your best friend is welcomed to come along.

A Stroll Through The Park

Sometimes it is nice to ditch the leash and just run free with your pup. There are a few fantastic parks in the Lake Norman area where running loose is preferred. Many of the parks in the area can be explored on the leash, but there are plenty that cater to dogs. Places like Fisher Farm Park in Davidson or Frazier Park that lies within Ramsey Creek Park, as well as Barkingham Park within Reedy Creek Park are leash-free dog parks. Of course, there are a few select beaches and nature parks that allow leash-free exploration around the lake.

Grab A Bite

Everybody gets a bit famished and in need of their thirsts quenched after a long day of exploration. These two spots are great hubs for a pup and his best friend to grab a drink or a treat. The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew allows owners and their four-legged friends to tip a drink or two back together.

Ikes’s Dog Pub’s also a stop where you and your dog can enjoy a cool beverage. Any dog that is spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines, and is well behaved can come on in and relax like a human. Grab your favorite drink and a little something for your buddy and kick back for a while and make new friends.

A Cozy Place To Stay

When you decide you have explored all there is and want to relax by the lake for a while, head back to your pet-friendly Lake Norman rentals. While staying in a luxurious cabin your will be a hop and a skip from the lake waters. All of our pet-friendly homes are waterfront with quick access to the water for you and your pup to make a splash. We even have doggy towels just for your pup to dry off. Lounge on the decks with the lake breezes flowing through. Both you and your four-legged best friend will find a little slice of paradise in our Lake Norman rentals. You can visit our website or call us at 704-924-0510 to speak with one of our StayLakeNorman staff members to find that perfect cabin.

 

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!

 

Vacations are a time of unwinding and letting go of the stresses of everyday life. When you stay in StayLakeNorman‘s Lake Norman vacation rentals, you are probably going to want to find nearby dining that matches your tastes. There are a quite few waterfront spots just a short boat ride away to delicious meals, drinks and live entertainment while staying on the lake.

Blue Parrot

For a fun beachy vibe on the shores of Lake Norman, head on over to the Blue Parrot. With a patio that serves rain or shine and access to the water, this is the perfect place to relax and experience life on the lake. Mixologists can make you delicious drinks while you sit beneath an umbrella table and soak in the sun. Fantastic food and drinks are often accompanied by live performances and lively tunes. Whether you are with the family, a few friends, or on a fun date, The Blue Parrot is definitely a stop to add to your agenda.

North Harbor Club

Experience an authentic Lake Norman lifestyle on the water when you stop in for a meal at North Harbor Club. The building itself boasts watercrafts and uses pieces of real vessels integrated into their decor and architecture. With nine boat slips, you can take boat cruise from your Lake Norman vacation rentals and dock at the club. North Harbor Club serves brunch, lunch, and dinner along with a gluten-free menu and a few tasty extras, so there is something for everyone. Artisan-style dishes that are inspired by the lake atmosphere will submerge you in the life and style of Lake Norman.

Hello Sailor

With the beautiful Lake Norman right outside, Hello Sailor is the perfect place for a bit of “seaside” dining. Find yourself in an upscale dining area adorned with chic water-inspired decor and delicious seafood dishes to keep the theme going. Chef-inspired dishes, tasty treats, and handcrafted mixed drinks will leave your taste buds singing. Experience Lake Norman like never before with its more glamorous side shining through at Hello Sailor.

Port City Club

Ranked as one of the top waterfront restaurants in North Carolina, Port City Club is a massive 13,500 square foot Lake Norman restaurant that offers multiple options for dining on the water. For those that prefer to stay indoors, there’s a large, open and airy main dining room with bright colors and classic, comfortable furnishings. The enclosed deck area gets you a step closer to the water and offers more casual wicker furnishings as well as year-round climate control. Then, in the summer, why not go all the way and sit outside on the outdoor deck, lined with comfy couches in cozy, cabana-type set-ups. All of the food at Port City Club is made from scratch, using farm-fresh vegetables, organic chicken and fresh, line-caught seafood from Charleston, SC. You’ll also find local beers and wines and a couple of televisions over the indoor bar if you want to catch the game while you eat.
All of these restaurants are located around Lake Norman and are only a short boat ride from Lake Norman vacation rentals by StayLakeNorman. You will be able to stay in luxury and dine in delight on your vacation. Check out these restaurants and visit the StayLakeNorman website to start planning your relaxing getaway.

You have your dates picked out and marked on the calendar and want to go to North Carolina for your getaway, but you are not quite sure just where you are staying yet. A waterfront rental is perfect for those looking for a warm getaway with access to fantastic waters and beautiful views. StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Homes has a variety of wonderful luxury lakefront vacation rentals for the perfect stay.

A Simpler Taste

If you are searching for more of a cabin style stay and enjoy life a little more simply, there are a number of rentals that could fit you. Blarney Bay is the perfect example of the more simplified properties available. With more of a lakeside cabin feel with an elegantly modern layout, you will feel right at home. Soak in the sun on the deck or relax on the covered patio while enjoying the views of the lake. Create your own meals comfortably in a full kitchen set up. You will have plenty of space with an open floor plan to move around comfortably. The water is only a few steps away so you can easily make a splash or access the lake with a watercraft.

Living In Luxury

For more of a luxurious taste in accommodations, a rental like the Lake Norman Playaway Vacation Home is a fantastic choice. Designed with impressive architecture, open deck areas on shore, and covered deck areas out over the water makes every area of this home tasteful. Modern furniture and appliances ensure that your stay will be optimal in comfort and functionality. Meander down to the lake where there is a comfortable spot for sitting around a toasty fire and socializing with family or friends. Luxury lakefront vacation rentals like this one can be found in different styles and sizes on the StayLakeNorman website.

Picking Out The Perfect One For You

To help you find the perfect rental for you, ask yourself these questions:

All of these questions will help narrow down your search. From there you can pick your favorite style. Flip through the options to see all of the rentals that range from luxury to simple and cozy. Once you have your rental picked out, pick up the phone and make sure you reserve it before someone else snags it. What is the final step? Arrive at your rental and have an incredible experience with StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Homes on Lake Norman. Your perfect rental is waiting for you!

Getting the family all together in one place can be a difficult task. Make it easier by taking a family trip to get away from the distractions and stresses of everyday life. Unplug and relax in luxury in one of the StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Rentals. There are so many Lake Norman things to do, including fun in the water and other activities on land that the whole family can enjoy.

Fun On The Water

Lake Norman is a vast man-made lake. So large that it spans across four counties and has 520 miles of shoreline. You can take part in just about any water-related activity on Lake Norman from fishing to wakeboarding to swimming. StayLakeNorman’s sister company offers a selection of rental boats with sports packages to take out on the lake or step aboard some of the river boats or yachts offering cruises with a dinner. There is endless fun out on the water and plenty of lake to enjoy and explore. You can even take a sunset cruise or learn some exciting information about Normie, the fictitious Lake Norman Monster, on a relaxing tour of the lake.

Staying On Shore

Aside from kicking it back lakeside at your vacation rental and roasting a few marshmallows over a fire, there are many fun things you and your entire family can do on land. Take in the views with a hike or bike around the lake on the many trails that surround it. See which member of your family has a need for speed by hitting the asphalt and race to the checkered flag in go-karts at the GoPro Motorplex. With being in an area known for NASCAR fun, it is the perfect place to kick up some dust on a track. Climb to new heights by visiting the Cliff Hangers climbing center. With various levels of rock walls and bouldering areas. Get a little exotic by spending the day at Lazy 5 Ranch. You can take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon to see Henry Hampton’s home of unique animals. Enjoy seeing and petting various animals while learning about them up close and personal.

A Comfortable Stay Perfect For Your Family

When you want a comfortable stay on Lake Norman and a rental that will fit your family, you will be sure to find it with StayLakeNorman Luxury Vacation Rentals. There are plenty of options, from a lakeside villa that can sleep up to 18 guests or a cozy cabin that sleeps up to 8 and room for your four-legged best friend. Take a look at StayLakeNorman’s different accommodations to find the perfect fit for your family to have the best stay close to all the Lake Norman things to do and waterfront views. Your Lake Norman getaway is waiting for you.