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Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions from our guests, members, and visitors. 

Restaurants FAQ

Where can we eat at Rumbling Bald?
    1. Legends on the Lake offers a family friendly atmosphere where guests can enjoy handmade pizzas, fresh-ground burgers, and elevated versions of your favorite bar classics.
    2. The Gardens boasts a custom-made menu for a casual/elegant dining experience. With a stunning deck overlooking Bald Mountain Golf Course, The Gardens features a modern bar with hand-crafted cocktails and our chefs let their talents loose for a delicious dining experience for the whole family to enjoy.
    3. The Bear’s Cup Café Bar is located right beside the Bald Mountain Pro Shop, this “Café Bar” proudly serves Starbucks® Cappuccinos, Lattes, and a wide variety of coffee drinks including cold beverages and beer, as well as convenient “Grab-n Go” food items for members and guests on the move.
    4. Eagles Nest at Apple Valley Located at the Apple Valley golf course. Eagles Nest offers light refreshments, snacks, select menu items, and limited bar service with specialty drinks available.
Do we need to make reservations?

Reservations are not required unless otherwise stated for dining specials and events. We kindly ask that parties of 10 or more call in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Are your restaurants open to the public?

Yes, all of our restaurants are open to the public unless otherwise noted for special events, private functions, and seasonal closures.

Wellness Center FAQ

Where can I rent a golf cart, and how much are they?

For rental information and availability, you would visit our Bald Mountain Pro Shop or call them directly at 828.694.3042.

Where on your property am I allowed to fish?

You can fish off our boat ramp dock, which is the dock all the way to the left of the Cabana, near the wedding ceremony location. We do not allow fishing from our boardwalks, bridges, or beach. You can also fish off of the dock at Bald Mountain Lake. A permit is not required for that lake, but it is catch and release only.

Please note: an N.C. fishing permit is required to fish out of Lake Lure, and you would visit and follow online prompts to purchase.

Is the Spa and Salon open to the public?

Yes, all of our services and treatments are available to members, lodging guests, and the general public. Appointments are required, Inquiries can be made here or by calling us directly at 828.694.3017

Do you offer memberships to the Wellness Center?

The Wellness Center and its facilities are available to members and lodging guests only. We do not offer memberships to use the facilities.

Community FAQ

How is the community being managed at Rumbling Bald?

The primary purpose of our community is to provide for the governance, business, and communal aspects of the community. This is achieved by administering, maintaining, and enhancing our residential real estate development, and through the establishment of a system of property rights, binding protective covenants and restrictions, and rules and regulations.

The purpose of our governing documents is to provide for the legal structure and operation of the community. These documents define the rights and obligations of the community and its members. Creates a binding relationship between each owner and the community. Establish the mechanisms for governing and funding the community’s operations.

Set forth rules and standards for the:

  • Protection of both owners and the community
  • Enhancement of property values
  • Promotion of harmonious living

Community Governance Links

How does Rumbling Bald keep architectural control over properties in the area?
Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is dedicated to creating a superior living environment and to protect the investment of its members, through the preservation of the tranquility, natural beauty, and splendor of this area. Great care has been taken in the planning, design, and construction of structures to ensure aesthetic harmony throughout Rumbling Bald. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Rules and Regulations have been developed to help property owners, contractors, residents, and realtors understand and become active participants in the process of assuring community quality within a natural environment.

Important ACC Documents


What are the completed projects and future initiatives at Rumbling Bald?

Rumbling Bald is committed to maintaining and improving its infrastructure and amenities to add value to and enhance the community for its members and guests.  Each year a considerable project list is developed to address the areas where improvements are necessary to maintain Rumbling Bald’s status as the premier Lake Lure community.

Rumbling Bald is currently updating its Master Plan that will help drive robust, efficient, and sustainable growth for the association.  This strategic initiative will provide for a long-term, vibrant community for its members and guests to enjoy well into the future. 

Completed Projects:

  • Fiber optic infrastructure installation brings a high-speed connection to every lot
  • Replacement of greens at Apple Valley Golf Course
  • Tree removal & pruning at Rumbling Bald & Apple Valley Golf Courses to improve playability
  • Installation of an access control system at the member marina
  • Creek bank stabilization & installation of a new bridge over Trout Stream near the Wellness Center
  • A paving study was completed to help guide annual road maintenance efforts
  • Fitness Center outfitted with new equipment
  • Replacement of rental pontoon boat fleet
  • New boardwalk and cabana deck
  • Game courts resurfacing

Future Initiatives (1-5 years):

  • Dredging of Bald Mountain Lake
  • The enclosure of the Lakeview Terrace patio, projected completion (TBD)

For additional details and a complete list of annual projects, please contact

Can I drive a golf cart on Rumbling Bald roadways?

Yes, you can drive golf carts on streets maintained by Rumbling Bald in accordance with the Golf Cart Operation Policy. Please note: Golf carts are restricted on state-maintained roads and the Town of Lake Lure ordinances must also be observed. You can find more information on the Town of Lake Lure Golf Cart Ordinance here which also includes a map showing state-maintained road exceptions. ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, and mopeds are restricted on Association roadways.

Can I park my RV or trailer at my property?

Trailers of any kind (including house trailers, boat trailers and/or boats, motorcycle trailers, etc.) and transportable living accommodations will not be allowed to be parked on the property or streets. There is dry storage parking that can be used for these items based on availability and at an additional fee. Please reach out to Member Services to inquire (828) 694-3014).

How do I get approval for an exterior modification?

All exterior modifications require prior approval. You can find the application and other helpful information here.

Are modular homes allowed in Rumbling Bald?

Modular homes will be considered ONLY if their structural plans and the planned building and installation meet the requirements found in the Rules and Restrictions for single family homes.

Are there color restrictions for the exterior of homes?

Exterior colors must be subordinate in tone to the surrounding landscape. The proposed color must have a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 50 or less for the body of the home and a LRV of 63 or less for the trim. All proposed color modifications must have prior approval in writing.  

What material can I use for the exterior of my home?

For exterior walls, stone, board siding, exterior plywood with battens, or other synthetic materials, provided that such give the appearance and texture of natural wood, may be approved. In any case, the final structure must be of a color and texture in tone with the surrounding landscape. A brick or stone wall with a color of earth tone may be approved. For exterior walls, corrugated metal or shiny metallic and baked glaze finishes will not be approved. For exterior walls, thin imitation stone, thin imitation brick or asphalt shingles will not be approved.

What are the foundation requirements for new home builds?

All exposed foundation walls, whether poured concrete or prefabricated walls must be tinted, plastered or painted an approved color. Exposed foundation walls constructed out of concrete block must be stuccoed or plastered an approved color.

Do utilities and propane tanks need to be buried?

Utilities (cable television, telephone, etc.) must be installed underground. All new and replacement fuel tanks (propane, oil, etc.) must be buried.

Can I have a house built with a flat or reduced roof pitch?

The primary roof pitch must be a minimum of 8/12.

What is the minimum square footage for new homes constructed in Rumbling Bald?

The size of the house must agree with the current policies and restrictive covenants (i.e., a minimum of 900 square feet on the first level with a total heated livable area of 1,800 square feet)

Wedding FAQ

Can We Or Our Photographer Use A Drone To Film?

Out of safety concerns for members, guests, employees, and our property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAV’s) or drones, by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists without prior written authorization from Rumbling Bald. This prohibition includes drones used for any purpose whatsoever, whether filming or videotaping or by media or journalists operating above or within our boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from our property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of our boundaries. Please contact the Rumbling Bald Security Department, 828.694.3046, if you have any questions or if you have appropriate governmental authorization allowing you to operate drones above Rumbling Bald. Any authorized operation of drones must be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and US Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by Rumbling Bald. These authorizations, regulations and rules generally require an application to the FAA, certification, training, various restrictions, safety and national security clearances, and a specific limited purpose, as well as insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers and releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your privileges, guest’s removal from the property, in addition to penalties or other actions that may be taken by any of the other regulatory agencies noted above.

Please note that only licensed and insured pilots will be considered.

How Do We Obtain A Valid North Carolina Marriage License?

A valid North Carolina Marriage License may be obtained by contacting the Registrar of Deeds in Rutherford County at 828.287.6155. The office is located in Rutherfordton, a small town about 20 miles from the resort. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. The cost for the license is $60.00, and it must be used within 30 days. There is no waiting period or blood test required. A driver’s license or birth certificate and Social Security card is required for both bride and groom.

Are Salon Services Available For Weddings?

Please call the Spa & Salon for more information.

Do You Allow Dogs At The Ceremony?

Yes, we have had quite a few cute dogs make the walk down the aisle.

Do You Provide A Table For The Cake, And Is There A Cake Cutting Fee?

Yes, we provide a table for your cake. After you cut the cake and have taken pictures, our staff will cut the cake and serve to your guests. There is a fee for this service. If you plan on saving the top layer, be sure the baker leaves a box for you to take it home.

What Size Tables Are Used At The Reception?

We have 72” round tables that seat ten people per table or 60″ rounds that seat eight people per table.

Will We Be Able To Sample The Food?

Yes, we do offer a taste testing. You can pick up to four items from the menus and bring up to six guests for the tasting. Taste testing appointments need to be made at least two weeks in advance with the wedding sales manager.

If I Do Not Use A Vendor From Your List, Will I Be Charged An Additional Fee?

No, there are no additional fees for using vendors that are not on the list.

Do You Have Vendors That You Recommend?

Yes, we have a vendor list with everyone from photographers, wedding coordinators, officiants, DJs, bands, videographers, bakers, and more. This list was compiled by brides that have used and recommended these vendors to us.

What About The Bar? Can We Supply That Or Does Rumbling Bald?

Rumbling Bald has to supply the bar items.

Does Rumbling Bald Supply The Food Or Can We Bring In Our Own Catering?

All food and beverage must be supplied and served by Rumbling Bald. Our award-winning culinary team has created a wonderful selection of wedding menus in a variety of price ranges. Certain peak dates require food and beverage minimums. You are allowed to bring in your wedding cake or groom’s cake.

Do You Have Inside Reception Space?

Yes. Our Lakeview Terrace can be transformed into an “inside” reception space.  We have custom-made transparent panels that cover the windows and openings of the Terrace. These panels block the wind or rain, but are unobtrusive and you will still have the magnificent view of Lake Lure.  We also offer heaters for those cooler evenings.

How Many Can You Accommodate?

We provide multiple wedding venues that are designed to accommodate weddings as small as 10 people to a beautiful lakeside wedding site that accommodates up to 170 guests. Depending on the size of your wedding, we can schedule all your wedding events at one of our beautiful mountain venues.

Can We “Afford” To Get Married At Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

Yes! We know wedding budgets vary for everyone, but when compared to most city wedding venues, you will find our rates to be a pleasant surprise as you develop your wedding budget.

How Do We Get To Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is located at 112 Mountains Blvd., Lake Lure, North Carolina. We are approximately 2 hours from Charlotte, 1.5 hours from Greenville, SC, and a 1-hour drive from Asheville NC. Directions

Is There Transportation? How Much Parking Is Available?

RB does not offer transportation services, however, we do have ample on-site parking for our private events and day of golf cart rentals.

Is There A Bridal Party Preparation Room?

Yes, when renting the Terrace bridal and grooms dressing rooms are provided.

Can You Tell Me More About How The Bar Works? Open Bar? Cash Bar?

We offer a variety of bar packages that include but are not limited to an open bar for 2-4 hours, cash bar, beer, and wine packages, full open bar, and consumption-based.

Are We Required To Have Food And Beverage Brought In Or Is It Provided In-House?

In-House Catering (required). No outside food or beverage is allowed in the event spaces (excluding wedding cakes and wedding day desserts)

How Does Lodging Work?

For your out-of-town guests, our 3000+ acre Community offers a variety of accommodations which include one-, two-, or three-bedroom condos, studios, and beautiful houses to rent, which families wishing to stay together would really enjoy.  All our rental units can be viewed on our website at – you can see pictures of the units, pricing, and general location.  And your guests will receive a 10% discount for their stay during your wedding. 

How Much Does The Average Wedding Cost At Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

Normally 10k-20k depending on the venue, number of guests, and menu package. We do offer elopement packages for smaller groups of 50 guests or less.

What Does The Booking Process Entail?

Deposit (varies depending on venue) and signed event contract

What’s The Best Time Of Year To Have A Rumbling Bald Wedding?

Mid-April through Mid-November with peak months being April-June and September-October

How Many Weddings Do You Have Per Day And What Does Availability Look Like?

One ceremony per day

What Are The Wedding Venue Capacities?

Terrace accommodates up to 170 people for standing receptions or 150 for seated receptions, Pavilion 120, Game Room 50

How Do We Contact Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

For additional information on our weddings and wedding events, please email or call us at 828.694.3009.

Golf FAQ

What are the differences between the two courses?

Please visit our website for full descriptions and hole by hole phots of our golf courses.

Can we walk the golf course?

Apple Valley is a no walking facility due to the length between greens and tees.  Bald Mountain can be used for walking after 2:00 p.m.

Do you offer handicap flags?

We do not offer a handicap flag for regular usage.  Please talk directly to the Director of Golf, 828-694-3040, for any special use or needs during your round. 

Do you have a driving range?

Yes each course offers practice facilities that include a putting green and a driving range. 

What time do carts need to be in?

Carts need to be returned 30 minutes after sunset.  Please check with either pro shop for a current time.

Can a person ride along with me as I play?

Yes, if applicable.  We charge a rider fee of $16.50 for someone to ride along with during your round.

Do you rent shuttle carts?

Yes, we offer a four seater, gas, shuttle cart that may be used on the property.  Shuttle carts must stay within the security gate, has no access to the golf course paths, and must be operated by a person older than 21.  Rental fees are $100 for a 24 hour period and a $100 deposit must be placed when processing the cart.  Please call 828-694-3042 to reserve or for more information.

What are your rates?

Our golf rates vary each season. Our current rates can be found on our website here.

Lodging FAQ

Do you have a list of places that are on the market for sale?

Since the listings are always changing, we do not keep a physical list. However, we do have an on-site real estate office in our community administration building or you can call 828.694.3001.

Do you offer golf cart rentals?

Yes, our Bald Mountain Pro Shop handles all golf cart rentals. You can call them directly to check availability and pricing 828.694.3042.

Where can I fish with or without a fishing license?

If you do not have a fishing license you can fish on Bald Mountain Lake. If you do have a fishing license in North Carolina, you are welcome to fish on Lake Lure.

Please note, we do not allow fishing from our boardwalks, docks, beach, or bridges.

Does everyone need a guest pass?

Anyone 12 or older is required to have a guest pass. Those that are younger than 12, will need to be accompanied by an adult with a pass.

Do I need a guest pass to go to the beach?

Absolutely, no one will be allowed to access our private beach without a guest pass or member ID. We do not offer day passes to the general public.

Where do we take our trash?

Any trash can be left inside of the unit. If you need assistance with trash during your stay, please contact the front desk at 828.694.3015.

Do we need to bring out own linens?

No, we will provide all linens & towels needed during your stay.

Membership FAQ

As a VRI Member / Guest, what’s the process to receive my Member and/or Guest Passes?

All VRI Members are required to download and submit a “Primary Membership Designation Form” before arriving or prefill the form and submit it to Guest Services upon arrival.
This form will be used to register the “Primary Member” and the Member’s household in accordance with the Primary Member Designation Policy, adopted and approved by the Board of Directors on February 20, 2023. A copy of the Primary Membership Policy is available at Guest Services for review. For purposes of completing this form, the following definitions apply:

  • Primary Member: Every Lot or Living Unit shall have a single recorded property owner designated as the “Primary Member” for the purpose of securing membership rights and interests in RB.  A Member can also be an active participant in the exchange program.
  • Member’s Household: A Member’s household is defined as his/her domestic partner and all dependent relatives under the age of 24 making their permanent home with the Member. Dependents date of birth must be recorded on the Primary Member designation form.

All Members will receive a member card during check-in.

Anyone in the party who does not qualify as a Member and is 12 or older will need to purchase a guest pass covering the dates of their stay. Passes are $5 per day per guest, and a discount of $1.75 per day is given for all transactions of guest passes purchased by a Primary Member.
To expedite the check-in process at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure, please either fill out the attached form and email to with the subject line “Primary Member Designation Form” or bring it with you when you arrive.
Photo Identification and an active exchange member card are required, and the Primary Member’s name must match the names on both items.

What are the property owner association dues and fees?

2024 Dues And Fees

Property Owners Association Dues & Fees

  • Improved Property POA Dues – Home/Condo/Townhouse $4,248
  • Unimproved Property POA Dues – Land Parcel $3,244

Capital Fee – One Time Fee for New Owners

  • Capital Fee for Improved Property $10,000*
  • Capital Fee for Unimproved Property $1,000*

Architectural Control Committee (New Home Construction)

  • Impact Fee $9,000
  • Security Deposit $4,580

Additional Fees (Optional)

  • Canoe/Kayak Rack $139
  • Dry Storage Space $415
  • Guest Passes/Community Access Fee
    • 1 Bedroom $313
    • 2 Bedrooms $625
    • 3 Bedrooms $1,250
    • 4 Bedrooms $1,876
    • 5 Bedrooms $2,500
    • 6 Bedrooms $3,126
  • Guest Pass Replacement Fee $22
  • Internet – Skyrunner Fiber-Op Starting at $65/m
  • Marina Slip Lease $1,460
  • Marina Slip Wait List Deposit $100
  • Trash Pick Up – 1 additional day $16
  • Trash Pick Up – 2 additional days $31

* Condos/Townhouses have HOA Dues & Fees in addition to the Rumbling Bald POA Dues & Fees.
 * Credit Card Convenience Fee is 3% on all debit/credit card payments.
 * No fee for ACH Bank Draft.


How is the community being managed at Rumbling Bald?

The primary purpose of our community is to provide for the governance, business, and communal aspects of the community. This is achieved by administering, maintaining, and enhancing our residential real estate development, and through the establishment of a system of property rights, binding protective covenants and restrictions, and rules and regulations.

The purpose of our governing documents is to provide for the legal structure and operation of the community. These documents define the rights and obligations of the community and its members. Creates a binding relationship between each owner and the community. Establish the mechanisms for governing and funding the community’s operations.

Set forth rules and standards for the:

  • Protection of both owners and the community
  • Enhancement of property values
  • Promotion of harmonious living

Community Governance Links

What are the owner amenities as a member of the Rumbling Bald community?

As an owner, Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure becomes more than an occasional getaway or vacation…it becomes home.  As a significant benefit to your long-term investment, you will belong to a community with access to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. As if that’s not enough, here are a few more attractive amenities to help you plan your visit:

36-Holes Of Championship Golf
Carved into the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains, our two championship golf courses weave themselves through the property. As a member, you have the opportunity to play on our courses year-round. Both Bald Mountain and Apple Valley golf courses offer a well-stocked golf shop, driving range, and practice green.  As a bonus, you may play in several golf leagues and tournaments throughout the year.

Spa & Salon
The journey to whole-body wellness is one that transports us to unexpected places, both physically and emotionally. As an owner, you have convenient access to a wide variety of traditional salon services, massages, facials, nail care, and body treatments at our Salon and Spa.

Recreation Activities
Your membership includes access to our Wellness Center facilities, programs, personal training services, and Summer Kids Programs.

Facilities And Services
As an owner, you’ll receive convenient use of our numerous facilities and service.  You can easily host your next class or family reunion, group golf trip, or corporate event while staying close to home.

Enjoy distinct dining experiences as we offer everything from upscale/casual to casual/family-friendly.

Additional benefits include:

  • Beach & Lakefront Swimming
  • Trout Stream & Apple Valley Pools
  • Zero Entry Pool with Lazy River
  • Licensed Massage Therapist Manicurist & Facialist
  • Steam and Dry Sauna
  • Bald Mountain Lake Private Fishing & Non-motorized Boat Slips
  • 125 Slip Private Gated Member Marina
  • Kayak, Canoe, SUPboards & Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Sport Fishing on Lake Lure
  • Gated Dog Park
  • Lakefront Wedding & Bridal Party Facilities
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Newly resurfaced Racket Courts with LED lighting (Tennis & Pickleball)
  • Horseshoes
  • Adult Fitness Classes (Yoga, Water Aerobics, Tai Chi, etc.)
  • Playground
  • Multi-Purpose Aerobics & Classroom
  • Exercise Room with new Fitness Equipment expanded Locker Rooms
  • Multi-Purpose Game Courts
  • 18-hole Miniature Golf Course
  • Fitness, Hiking, and Biking Trails
What Type Of Memberships Are Available If I Am Not A Property Owner Of Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

It is an exciting time here at Rumbling Bald as we are now offering affordable memberships focused on golf. You can take advantage of some great opportunities. Our two golf courses, Bald Mountain and Apple Valley, are so much fun to play. It is a rare treat to have two golf courses! For more information, check out the golf memberships page.

What Benefits Will I Receive As A Property Owner Of Rumbling Bald On Lake Lure?

As an owner, Rumbling Bald becomes more than an occasional getaway or vacation…it becomes home. As a significant benefit to your long-term investment, you will belong to a community with access to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.  As if that’s not enough, here are a few more  attractive benefits:

Food & Beverage

  • Property Owner 15% off all food items at all restaurants.
  • One free Happy Birthday entrée during the month of your birthday.

Banquet/Event Facilities

  • Free personal use of Beach Pavilion, Residents Room, etc. when no other events are scheduled. Must book within 2 weeks via Sales Team (828) 694-3022

Spa and Salon

  • Property Owner 15% off Spa and Salon services
  • Get one friend in free to an adult fitness class in the month of December


  • Property Owner 15% off merchandise at Wellness, Beach Cabana, and Pro shops.


  • 15% off regular advertised lodging rates.

Community Admin

  • Free notary and fax services through Community Administration

Benefits may not be combined with any other offer or special. Benefits may not be transferred or applied to another member or non-member. These benefits are only for POA members.

Products and services receiving the member discount must be paid for by the member.

How Do I Become A Member?

Thank you for your interest in membership at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. We are happy you have considered becoming a part of a unique community of home sites, amenities, and unlimited recreational opportunities. You can become a member by owning a Rumbling Bald property (see dues & fees). Please come and visit our two spectacular golf courses and our wonderful restaurants as they are open for the public to enjoy.