• Welcome to The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge!

    Deep Roots & Strong Connections

  • Realtors

    Contact our realtors to help you find the perfect home in the Gorge.
    Harriet Taylor
    Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
    Secretary
    Ann Gaskey
    Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground
    owner
    April Hill
    Fairfield Mountains Chapel
    George Wittmer
    Lake Lure Tours, Marina & Beach
    Principal
    Jon French
    LogFinish.com
    Owner
    Steve Gale
    Steve Gale Realty
    owner
    John D'Ambra
    Town of Lake Lure ABC Store
    I am the General Manager at the Lake Lure ABC store.  We serve the community and the restaurants in the area.
    David MacEachern
    Bat Cave Baptist Church
    Patricia Maringer
    Patricia Maringer
    Howard Redmon
    Cedar Creek Riding Stables
    owner
    Mary Jaeger-Gale
    Chimney Rock Management LLC
    Chairman of the Board
    Peter & Ann O'Leary
    Bubba O'Leary's General Store & Outfitters
    Lemuel Oates
    Manual Woodworkers and Weavers
    Debbie Gettys
    Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
    Lynn Smith
    Geneva Riverside Motel & Tiki Bar& Grille
    Anton Roos
    Lake Lure Baptist Church
    Russ Meade
    Russel A. Meade
    Mary Jaeger-Gale
    Old Rock Café (The)
    park manager
    Margaret Whitt
    Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Center
    Genevieve Helms
    Lake Lure Adventure Company
    Gene Daggerhart
    Chimney Rock Baptist Church
    Shirley Kunath
    K Enterprises, Inc.
    Don Hastings
    Willow Creek
    Willard Whitson
    KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum
    Executive Director
    John Kilby
    Sharon Z. Ryan
    Distinctive Mountain Lodging
    Beverly Pritchard
    Old Rock Café (The)
    Ken Williams
    CarolinaLand.Com - Ken Williams - Real Estate Sale with Pinnacle Sotheby's International Realty - Lake Lure Region
    Real Estate Broker

    My name is Ken Williams. I am a Full-Time real estate professional specializing in Western North Carolina homes and land. Waterfront homes, mountain view homes, log homes, and log cabins. 

    My mission is to help you to be part of the glorious beauty and opportunity this area has to offer. While striving to guide you through the real estate transaction in a fast and comfortable way. Maintaining constant effective communication and helping you buy or sell it right.

    Having participated in hundreds of homes and land transactions over a twenty-two-year sales history, I bring an understanding of the real estate market that only time and experience can offer. “Experience Matters” 

    Linda Nunez
    Vista Developers, LLC
    David Spillman
    Go-Forth Services, Inc. (Termite & Pest Control)
    John & Joann D'Ambra
    Old Cider Mill & Applesolutely Gift Shop
    owners
    Joe Mazur
    LaStrada at Lake Lure
    owner
    Frank Plichta
    Willow Creek
    Carol Choun
    Coldwell Banker King Real Estate
    Managing Broker
    Kathy DiNatali
    Rumbling Bald Resort
    Heidi Owen
    Hospice - Carolina Foothills
    Ruth & John Shaw
    Cruise Planners
    Tommy Hartzog
    Tatanka
    Mark Dirks
    Rumbling Bald Resort
    Robert Isabell
    Isabell Builders
    Tracey Trimble
    Hickory Furniture Mart
    Board of Governors
    Lake Lure Olympiad
    Peggy Keyes
    The Right Track Toy Train Museum
    Owner
    Ron Walters
    PANGAEA Internet
    Executive Director
    Megan Medina
    Medina's Village Bistro
    owner
    Andrew Mize
    Canopy Ridge Farm
    Owner
    Lyn Weaver
    Beverly-Hanks & Associates--Rumbling Bald
    Agent
    George Wittmer
    Lake Lure Inn Weddings & Special Events
    Principal
    Sam Karr
    Town of Lake Lure
    Finance Director
    Craig DeBrew
    Duke Energy
    Mark Eades
    Rumbling Bald Resort
    Marketing Director
    April Schick
    April's Boutique
    owner
    Clark Poole
    Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
    Director
    Jane Howell
    Bill's Creek Community Center
    Vicki Smith
    Geneva Riverside Motel & Tiki Bar& Grille
    owner
    Marcia Nicholson
    Geneva Riverside Motel & Tiki Bar& Grille
    Marketing/office
    Kandi Enloe
    A Touch in Time Gift Shoppe
    Owner
    Dale Minick
    Lake Lure Golf Management Inc dba Lake Lure Golf Club
    Kathy Minick
    Lake Lure Golf Management Inc dba Lake Lure Golf Club
    Gabe Harden
    Gardenwoods Home, Garden, Gifts & The Garden Cafe
    President
    Carolyn Whitehead
    PANGAEA Internet
    Office Administrator
    Christy Roper
    Rumbling Bald Resort
    Charlene Efird
    Lifestyle Properties
    Broker
    Nell Madsen
    Friends of the Mountains Branch Library
    Lee Armstrong Lumpkin
    Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
    Stu Davidson
    PANGAEA Internet
    Operations Director
    Todd Morse
    Todd B Morse
    Pam Torlina
    Pacolet Area Conservancy
    Director of Stewardship & Land Protection
    To protect and conserve natural resources in the Foothills of NC and the Upstate of SC, with emphasis on the lands and waterways with scenic, ecologic or agricultural significance in the North Pacolet and Green River watersheds.
    Debbie Shetterly
    Weed Action Coalition of HNG
    WAC-HNG Coordinator
    Hartzog Julie
    Tatanka
    Hope Wittmer
    Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach
    Executive Director
    Lyn Weaver
    Beverly-Hanks & Associates--Rumbling Bald
    Jonathan Hinkle
    Marathon Builders
    owner
    Woody Turner
    Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation
    Co-chair
    Mark Helms
    Lake Lure Adventure Company
    owner
    Bill Frykberg
    LogFinish.com
    Brad Peters
    Lake Lure Marine
    Owner
    Jaimee Peter
    Lake Lure Marine
    Frank Cioffari
    American Legion Post #437
    Tina Owen
    MAHEC
    Director
    Bill Robson
    Bayou Billy
    Ron Pallidino
    Moneto, LLC
    Owner
    Tommy Hartzog
    Moneto, LLC
    owner
    Julie McKinney
    Lifestyle Properties
    Owner/Broker
    Harriet Taylor
    Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
    Secretary
    Troy Rollins
    Northland Cable
    Business Manager
    Sandra Oates
    Burntshirt Vineyards
    Owner
    Vic Knight
    Knight Strategies
    President
    Amy Smith
    Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
    Website/event manager
    Bruce Godzik
    Coffee on the Rocks
    Owner
    Russell Meade
    Russel A. Meade
    Online Professor
    Total GEEK! I teach college all from my home here in Lake Lure and in 62 countries that I have traveled to:):))
    Donna McCann
    Northland Cable
    Sales Supervisor
    Ford Smith
    Pacolet Area Conservancy
    Education Chair
    Amy Wald
    Lake Lure Artists
    Evette Guerrero
    DS Signs & Graphics
    Vice-President
    Jennifer Duncan
    United Bank
    Assistant Vice President
    David Efird
    Lifestyle Properties
    Broker
    John Medina
    Medina's Village Bistro
    Cathy Leestma
    Mountain Breeze (The)
    Owner
    David Leestma
    Mountain Breeze (The)
    Owner
    Mark Eades
    Legends on the Lake
    David Frindt
    Aunt Teak & Uncle Junks
    Owner
    We are an antique & country store....something for everyone whether old or new. We carry antiques, collectibles, shirts, snacks, drinks, bagged ice, toiletries, camping supplies. Stop by & see us. Veteran owned & operated
    Kim Frindt
    Aunt Teak & Uncle Junks
    Bill Ramaskewich
    Gardenwoods Home, Garden, Gifts & The Garden Cafe
    Frasier Merrick
    Chuck and Diane Merrick
    Sales Rep.
    Chuck Merrick
    Chuck and Diane Merrick
    Owner
    I'm a relatively new member of the community and love the area. My wife and I run a family daffodil farm in SC. When we aren't busy with the daffodils, we are here in Lake Lure.
    Diane Merrick
    Chuck and Diane Merrick
    Owner
    After a very varied career path which included news anchor, teacher, counselor, school administrator, as well as serving as an ordained minister I now work with my husband growing daffodils on his family plantation.
    Margaret Edgerton
    Coldwell Banker King Real Estate
    Broker
    Drew Reis
    Ingles Supermarkets
    Store Manager
    Dawn Hudson
    Ingles Supermarkets
    Accounting Supervisor
    Cyndee Loven
    Chimney Rock Harley Davidson
    Store Manager
    Ken Williams
    Beverly-Hanks & Associates--Rumbling Bald
    agent/land specialist
    Mark Eades
    Rumbling Bald Marina
    Eric Kunath
    K Enterprises, Inc.
    Tammy Isaac
    Boulderline Adventure Programs, LLC
    Co-owner/operator
    Boulderline Adventure Programs offers a variety of outdoor activities:   6 Ridge to Ridge Zip lines; 4 Mini Zip lines; a 32' Climbing Tower and Giant Hillside Swing.  An Ultimate Package which includes all our activites. and our Night Flight! 
    Allyssa Dixon
    1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa
    Events and Catering Department Manager
    Debbie Manley
    MAHEC
    Development Associate
    Sharon Decker
    Lodge on Lake Lure (The)
    Senior VP
    Sharon Decker
    Tryon International Equestrian Center
    Senior VP
    Forest Edwards
    Main Street Financial Group, Inc. dba Main Street Insurance Group
    Tim Haynes
    Main Street Financial Group, Inc. dba Main Street Insurance Group
    administrative assistant
    Lisa & Rob Fye
    End Of The Road
    Owners
    Becky & Mark Midyette
    Beverly-Hanks & Associates--Rumbling Bald
    Andrew Tisdale
    Edward Jones Investments
    Financial Advisor
    Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States, and through its affiliate in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals . From college savings to retirement, we create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio.
     
    Valerie Hoffman
    WriterWorks Communication Strategies, LLC
    Principal
    James Stoffer
    MCC Marketing Group
    Sales Manager, North Carolina
    Kimberly Mullinax
    King Law Offices, PLLC
    Marketing Coordinator
    Tim Turner
    Main Street Financial Group, Inc. dba Main Street Insurance Group
    Steven Clark
    Mountain View Office Suites
    Vice President North Carolina/Indiana
    Community oriented Mortgage Banker with 40 years experience. Purchase and Refinance of 1-4 family home mortgages. Jumbo, Conventional, FHA,VA, USDA. I do not originate construction loans, lot loans, commercial loans, home equity loans. Past President of the Indiana Mortgage Brokers Association and Chairman of the Ethics and Grievance Committee. Past President of The Optimist Club of Indianapolis and Optimist Foundation. Scoutmaster, PFO President. With wife, Debbie, we have rehabbed a property located at 481 NC HWY 9 (corner of HWY 9 and Island Creek Road) for my Office and single office rentals,  Mountain View Office Suites. This property is the first property you see when you enter into the Town of Lake Lure on Hwy 9. It used to be an abandoned, kudzu filled property. It is now becoming a flower and plant garden property introducing tourists to the beauty of Lake Lure.
    Debbie and I are proud to be Lake Lure residents. 
    Ken Griffin
    PANGAEA Internet
    Operations Director
    Joseph Hurwitz
    Hurwitz Law, PLLC
    Owner/Attorney
    Suzanne Wiersma
    Ivyann's Cozy Cottage
    owner
    Sharon Green
    Paul Davis Restoration
    Owner
    Valerie Wrobel
    Carolina Properties
    President
    Joy Sharp-Maxwell
    Mountains Branch Library
    Branch Manager
    Richard & Kimberly Sayles
    Grafton Lodge
    Owners
    Richard and Kimberly Sayles both went to the same college (Paul Smith’s College) for this industry. Rich’s degree is in culinary. He is a trained chef.  Kim went for Hotel/Rest mgmt. They purchased the property January 2017. Many updates have been made to the breakfast room, covered deck and the sleeping rooms since the purchase. They are enjoying themselves just a bit too much with this new chapter in life. Their wishes are for you to come to visit the Lake Lure area and stay with them to decompress and rejuvenate with some beautiful mountain therapy.
    Kim Schmitt
    Rumbling Bald Resort
    General Manager
    Lisa Shumate
    Wags and Whiskers Pet Wellness Clinic
    Owner

    At nine years old, after confirming with her mom and dad that she was going to be too tall to be a racehorse jockey, Dr. Lisa decided she would become a veterinarian.  In pursuit of that dream, she attended Texas A&M University and was accepted into veterinary school there in 1991.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995, she spent the next seventeen years in small animal practice  in the Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth regions.  She and her husband, TJ, moved to Rutherfordton in 2012.

    Doug Kelly
    DK Professionals Realty Lake Lure Inc
    President
    Chris & Cathy McCrate
    Nancy Skerry
    David & Nancy Skerry
    Logan Hartzog
    Tatanka
    Chantal Martinez
    Nachito's Mexican Restaurant
    owner
    Abraham Laham
    Riverside Lodge at Chimney Rock
    kelly laham
    Riverside Lodge at Chimney Rock
    Kay Dittmer
    Lake Lure Olympiad
    Chairperson
    JoAnne Ellingson
    Lake Lure Olympiad
    Treasurer
    Dolores Chandler
    Kaleidoscope Insights LLC
    President/CEO
    Dolores Chandler
    Kaleidoscope Insights LLC
    President/CEO
    Taylor Hardin
    Rutherford County Tourism
    Helen Jones
    Rutherford County Humane Society
    President
    Katy Fanning
    Wags and Whiskers Pet Wellness Clinic
    assistant
    Allen Smith
    Terminix Service, Inc.
    Todd Morse
    Lifestyle Properties
    Broker
    Bruce McKinney
    Lifestyle Properties
    Broker
    Debbie Sena
    Lifestyle Properties
    Broker
    Susan Morris
    Rutherford County Humane Society
    Thomas McKay
    Pinnacle Sotheby's International Realty
    Owner/Broker in charge
    Amy Wood
    Wood Works
    Co Owner
    Ned Kiser
    Home Technology Consultants
    Senior Consultant
    Bill Ward
    Bill and Di Ward
    Debra & Greg Gardner
    Workplace Dynamics, LLC
    Keli Speranza
    NC Printing LLC
    Michelle Touchton
    Lifestyle Properties
    Administrative Assistant
    JJ Murphy
    JJ Murphy, Beverly-Hanks & Associates
    Realtor
    Joseph Meliski
    Mountain Traders/Chimney Sweeps
    owner
    Kathy Tanner
    Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
    Melissa Webb
    Exit Realty Vistas
    Steve Gage
    Buffalo Junction Properties, Sales & Management
    Broker/Realtor
    Sue Gage
    Buffalo Junction Properties, Sales & Management
    Management
    Cecil Jones
    Pieces of a Dream Foundation
    La Johnna Jones
    Pieces of a Dream Foundation
    Chris Silliman
    Coldwell Banker King Real Estate
    Sharon Kelly
    Coldwell Banker King Real Estate
    Barrie Terrell
    Chimney Rock Management LLC
    Administrative Assistant
    Heather Curtis
    Distinctive Mountain Lodging
    Sonya Ledford
    Lake Lure Tours, Marina & Beach
    Lake Lure Tours Manager
    Randy and Nancy Nelson
    Randy Nelson
    Ken Jordan
    Ken Jordan, DK Professionals Realty
    Realtor
    Front Desk Administrator
    The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge
    Exec Asst.
    Joe & Mary Deyak
    Cecil Jones
    Green Acres Community Development