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2021 Bassmaster Open

This week Lake Norman is host to the 2021 Bassmaster Open.  How exciting it is to watch professional anglers from all over the United State converge on our lake to compete for the grand prize.  With only two additional competitions left for 2021, this competition can be a pivotal point for the winner of the Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year.  StayLakeNorman wishes all of our competiting anglers the best of luck!

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 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, 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 us, 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!

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.

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!

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.