Lakeview at Fontana has been selected to receive the coveted 2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Category Award as among the Best for Girlfriend Getaway & Bachelorettes. Readers’ Choice Awards are bestowed by thousands of wellness-savvy consumers and travel agents who vote annually in our Readers’ Choice poll. More info (scroll to #3 category).
Pink magazine featured Lakeview as a great weekend getaway in an article titled, "Paradise in North Carolina - Perfectly Unpretentious." The author wrote about her stay including visits to the spa, hiking, fishing and night life in Bryson City. She says, "Lakeview at Fontana just exudes an aura that transcends you to a non-judging, fun, loving, special place both inside and out." July 2012. Read more (pdf).
SpaFinder.com has named Lakeview A Top 10 All-American Trip Destination. Just 3 hours north of Atlanta, Lakeview is an easy drive from the city. So, "Skip the security line and the carry-on bag hassle because road-tripping is where it’s at." August 2012.
TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Lakeview at Fontana on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award, noting, "Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognize your 4.5 [out of 5] rating as an exceptional achievement."
Charlotte Magazine June 2012. Fontana Lake is on the the magazine's "Great Lake Escapes." According to the article, "The boutique mountain spa at Lakeview at Fontana sits on a wooded hillside with a gorgeous view of Fontana Lake."
WNC Magazine January-February 2012. The issue highlights Lakeview as one of three North Carolina soothing retreats from stress. "At this Mediterranean-style gem overlooking Fontana Lake, you can truly tune out ...that means more time to focus on the inn's amenities, including a yoga studio, pool, and spa."
Spa Magazine 2011 Worldwide Guide - The Guide recognizes Lakeview as one of 5 resort spas with unique treatments for their active guests, catering to popular sports in their locales. Lakeview's Muscle Repair Massage offers welcome relief after a day spent mountain biking in the Smoky Mountains.
New Beauty Magazine
Winter 2011 - "The Perfect Retreat" – "Billing itself as a 'glorified pajama party,' Lakeview at Fontana's Girls' Night In package focuses on pampering in each of its quaint bungalows with its spa treatments, popcorn, in-room s'mores and yoga classes. If unwinding isn't on your agenda, the Appalachian Trail at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nearby, and the resort specializes in guided hikes and walks."
Southern Living Magazine's Best of 2010!
December 2010, Special Issue – Southern Living named The Great Smoky Mountains National Park the No.1 Weekend Escape in the region; and recommended Lakeview as the place to stay in the N.C. mountains.
October 2010 -Atlanta magazine says, "You've got to love a spa that claims it's 'refreshingly less fitness-oriented,' especially when it's also affordable and charmingly unpretentious." Lakeview was named one of the magazine's top road trip locations in the region.
NC Wine Press Magazine
September/October 2010 – The magazine celebrates the relaxed, go-with-the-flow spirit that is a way of life in Bryson City; and recommends a stay at Lakeview for a true mountaintop experience.
Southern Living Magazine
May 2010 - Writer Annette Thompson calls Lakeview, "one of the great lodging secrets in North Carolina" and "the perfect base camp, central to the action." But, "once you check in," she warns, "you're tempted to skip it all and just relax."
April 2010 – AOLTravel.com named Lakeview a Top Pick for a Girlfriend Getaway: "Check in to chill out with your best gal pals. Lakeview at Fontana in the Great Smoky Mountains is a perfect refuge."
Spring 2010 – Breathe urges readers to "Create your own unique-to-you adventure by mixing your next hiking trip with a feminine twist;" referring to a stay at Lakeview's boutique resort & spa and a guided tour with American Hikes.
April 2010 – Lakeview at Fontana was featured as one of the South's most relaxing spas and resorts: "Retreat to this rustic, yet chic getaway, just three hours outside of Atlanta, for breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Fontana Lake, as well as natural spa treatments that are sure to please."
May 23, 2009 – Lakeview is the top mention for Southern vacation packages for a romantic vacation or outdoor adventure: "Try a rustic stay at the secluded Lakeview at Fontana, a boutique resort with a charming courtyard, gourmet coffee house, yoga studio and spa."
May 2009 – Read about Lakeview at Fontana in the May 2009 issue of Outside magazine, one of America's leading active-lifestyle and adventure-travel magazines.
March 10, 2009 - Lakeview was featured as one of five spas in the U.S. where you can "De-Stress the Recession." Online at Frommers.com
US News & World Report (Online)
February 17, 2009 – Lakeview was named one of 12 great deals at spas around the country: "Round up a group of comrades and book a Girls' Night In. Online at USNews.com.
Guide to the Nation's Best Spots to Indulge – According to Lucky, "in a rustic bungalow set high in the mountains, this cozy, family-run spa has breathtaking views.
Summer 2008, "Departure" – Molly Dickinson writes, "Take a break from the oh-so-taxing task of looking fabulous and reserve yourself a suite (and some sweet R&R) at Lakeview at Fontana, an intimate, luxuriously laid-back resort and spa nestled in the foothills of Bryson City, N.C. Don't worry, it's only a two-hour scenic drive away, through gorgeous gorges and ahh-inspiring views of the Smokies. See, you're relaxing already!
"Hailed as a 'rustic-chic' gem of a getaway channeling the charm and warmth of a Mediterranean village, Lakeview at Fontana offers its guests all the stress-melting amenities of a large scale spa steeped in a cozy, casual atmosphere that is decidedly do-as-you-please."
Atlanta's Cobb Life Magazine
"Honeymoon Hot Spots both near and far" – Cobb Life writes, "If fresh mountain air and seclusion is more your idea of a romantic getaway than salty ocean breezes and bustling cities, Lakeview at Fontana may be just what you're looking for."
2008 North Carolina
State Travel Guide
Feature article, "Polished and Pampered - Grab Your Gal Pals and Indulge in a Little Rest and Relaxation" – Writer Teree Caruthers provides a great journal of a fun visit to Lakeview. The entire magazine is available by mail, and online.
July 2008 – Lakeview was named a "Fun-filled Girlfriend Getaway:" "Call your best girlfriends; pack a good book, comfortable clothes and a bottle of wine. It's time for a girlfriend getaway! We found some of the best spots to get away from it all, just a short drive from Columbia."
Women's Day Magazine
2007, Mother's Day Online Gift Guide – "Show Mom the love with presents for every budget…refresh your tired tootsies with Lakeview at Fontana's Ultimate Foot Massage."
May 2007 issue – National Geographic calls Lakeview a "Blue Ridge Classic" where you can wind down with a hot towel massage.
According to GMC: "At this quaint and cozy retreat, perched on a mountainside above Fontana Lake, just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – you'll discover scenic surroundings and a friendly Mediterranean village ambiance."