Top 10 Lakefront Hotels Near Lake Norman of Catawba, North Carolina

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If you want to experience small-town lakeside pleasure, Lake Norman of Catawba should be your next getaway destination. This fine example of North Carolina’s natural beauty offers a network of scenic trails that are excellent for meandering nature walks and leisurely biking excursions. Of course, Lake Norman is the big draw here. This body of water not only serves as a splendid backdrop for the town but is also the go-to place for every kind of water recreation. From kayaking to fishing, you’ll be able to do it all at Lake Norman. If your curiosity about this area is piqued and you want to stay by the lake, you should book waterfront accommodation. For accommodation choices, you must scroll down to see the top lakefront hotels near Lake Norman of Catawba, North Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte Lake Norman, Huntersville (from USD 143)

If you’re looking for an ideal home away from home, Residence Inn by Marriott Charlotte Lake Norman is a real gem. From free daily breakfasts to on-site complimentary parking, the amenities here are geared toward convenience and comfort. Guest rooms are straightforward, and the units’ minimal decor creates a subtle refinement. Opt for a suite and enjoy a cozy separate living area, plus a well-appointed kitchen. Additionally, free Wi-Fi is available.

This accommodation is less than 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) from the lovely Lake Norman.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Norman

Address: 16830 Kenton Drive
7.39 km (4.6 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
property was clean bathroom could use minor maintenance nothing terrible
Host:
the staff is friendly and breakfast was decent
cynthia the cook was so helpful and welcoming
it all presented itself as a hotel that was in need of an owner/management that cares
easy parking friendly staff accommodating of last minute changes to itineraries and somewhat informative of the area
Location:
we were very pleased and would definitely come back to this location
the property is in a great location and very easy to find
great place for family trips
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2. The Suite, Mayhew (from USD 140)

Though attached to a main house, The Suite is private and has its own entryway. Situated on Lake Norman, this is a nice hideaway that features wonderful views of the water. The Suite’s interior is cozy with textured decor and fine furnishings for a comfortable stay. A highlighted feature is the roomy seven-person hot tub. For parking needs, there’s one dedicated driveway slot for guests.

This property’s boathouse is stored with a variety of complimentary lake recreation gear such as kayaks and a paddle board.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
2.96 km (1.9 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfy
everything was wonderful gorgeous property and views the suite was extremely clean and cozy will definitely stay again
Cleanliness:
the suite was amazing and so clean dawn was friendly and very accommodating
the place is clean well maintained and worked perfectly for our visit
we had a blast at this property - the suite was clean and spacious
Host:
dawn was very kind attentive and nice
steve and dawn are super hosts they made you feel very welcome while still giving you privacy
Location:
such a wonderful place to stay and relax
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3. Remote studio with cozy vibe, Mayhew (from USD 175)

Located in a gorgeous cove on Lake Norman, this private studio-style flat is within walking distance of a nice sandy beach. There’s a dock here and guests are welcome to bring their boat. The host has a big paddle boat and a trio of kayaks available to guests.

The studio interior, fully furnished and oozing a homey feel, is so inviting that you may never want to leave. The kitchen is nicely appointed, though it lacks a time-saving dishwasher.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
4.59 km (2.9 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
Apartment 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is cozy and the view of the lake from the apartment is gorgeous
we stayed for two weeks and was pleased to see a stocked kitchen with basic condiments and spices
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
everything was clean with access to laundry room
the property was it extremely cleaned and host were very kind and accommodating
Host:
our hosts were amazing and never intrusive
ann and dan were very welcoming and friendly
the apartment was super clean very comfortable and the hosts have provided everything you could need
Location:
if you are looking for a quiet getaway or a homebase for enjoying lake activities this is it
tucked into a quiet neighborhood the house overlooks beautiful lake norman
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4. Lakeside charmer with top amenities, Mayhew (from USD 235)

This lodging is a one-of-a-kind lakeside beauty. This cabin’s large stone fireplace enhances the interior’s cozy ambiance. Adding to the comfort are the easygoing furnishings and large windows with lake views. Netflix is on hand - along with free Wi-Fi. The circular driveway provides plenty of guest parking. If you’re an avid angler, you’ll want to cast your line off the easily accessible dock. Moreover, fishing rods and tackles are provided by the host.

When you’re taking a break from lake diversions, enjoy yard games such as horseshoes and cornhole.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
4.17 km (2.6 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my mother (who is 91) and myself vastly enjoyed our wonderful vacation at this cozy and quaint cottage
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and well stocked
everything was cleaned and in good shape
the cottage was clean and well supplied
Host:
property manager is awesome and super responsive
the manager was always helpful and quick to respond
the owner was very prompt and helpful in responding to messages
the property manager scott jarvis was very accommodating and friendly
beach was excellent very private and the neighbors were very friendly
Location:
the location was convenient and beautiful
the cabin is in a perfect location with great views
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5. Cozy Cottage, Mayhew (from USD 174)

Boasting a 180-foot (54.86-meter) waterfront, this nifty cottage is a lake lover’s dream. This low-key and comfortable accommodation offers great outdoor amenities, from a picnic table for al fresco dining to a toasty fire pit for making gooey smores with the kids. This is a pet-friendly lodging, so don’t hesitate to bring your fur baby. Animals must be house-trained, and guests should expect to pay a pet charge of 35 USD.

Lake recreation equipment such as a paddle board and kayaks are on hand for guests’ use.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
3.61 km (2.3 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was comfortable but not as clean as i would have liked it
Host:
the owner was gracious and it was a pleasure to meet him as he was staying close by
Location:
property location on lake norman was excellent
the area is close to grocery stores and a great farmers market in mooresville
the location is fantastic with a wonderful dock to enjoy the water
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6. Blue Bungalow, Denver (from USD 150)

Pretty scenic views and much more is what you’ll find at this fully loaded, private bungalow. The interior possesses a laidback style throughout. Kids have a thrilling time with the huge selection of recreation, from child-sized kayaks to scooters. The on-site dock has two tiers. The top tier is the ideal place to unwind and savor the tranquil surroundings after a fun-packed day on the lake

If the evening turns chilly, head to the toasty fire pit and share a bottle of tantalizing spirits to warm up.

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Denver, North Carolina, United States
1.79 km (1.2 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
home was clean and well equipped; lake toys card/board games kitchen utensils/appliances towels etc
kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and was very organized and clean
Host:
owner left a basket of goodies which was a wonderful surprise
the host/hostess was very attentive making sure we got into the house and if we needed anything
Location:
the dock is in a perfect location the kids had a blast swimming off the dock
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7. Step-free cottage with easy lake access, Mayhew (from USD 213)

Offering step-free access, this cottage is ideal for travelers with mobility issues. The furnishings are dated yet comfortable, and the entire interior of this Wi-Fi-equipped home exudes an easygoing, rustic vibe. Guests are permitted one furry, four-legged friend, but a 108 USD pet charge must be paid before you arrive. The driveway parking accommodates up to three vehicles, and there is a private boat dock.

Outdoors is the place to be here: overflowing with amenities such as kayaks, paddle boards for in-lake diversions, and a fire pit, picnic table, and gas-fueled barbecue grill for lakeside leisure.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
3.52 km (2.2 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was solid and the mattresses were super comfortable
Cleanliness:
the house itself was clean beds were comfy and all was nice
Location:
great location and a well-maintained property
the property was great comfortable and great location
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8. The Sister House, Denver (from USD 200)

The Sister House is a large and bright lake house boasting an open floor plan, arched ceilings, and exposed wood beams. The interior is awash in a mish-mash of homey furnishings. The neighborhood is peaceful and a joy to discover on foot.

Guests that book here are within 10 minutes of vibrant pubs, yummy eateries, and convenient grocery stores. Boating options, such as a roomy pontoon, are available to rent at this property.

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Denver, North Carolina, United States
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
5 adults stayed in the cozy view inspiring house with plenty of room
was great just a couple steps down into the family room
The property home has ample space for three or four families
We enjoyed the use of the pontoon boat and cruising the lake
Large living room and dining table with seating for all guest
Cleanliness:
The beds were very comfortable and the house was really clean
The house was very clean and the yard provided the perfect back drop for bbq and family dinners
The weather was fantastic and the temperature of the lake was very warm and inviting
Host:
and she's got the most amazing property
but he is so sweet
We met a lady next door that has a dog that fishes with his mouth
The host was also very attentive and polite Highly recommend
We made him stay home because we were worried about him in the storm
Location:
it is closer to house and level lot
We had a great visit at this house Cut out of time it was very cozy and had some of the best views
My kids immediately wanted to buy a house up there based on Marty's house We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and know that anyone else renting this property will love it also
a propane grill and picnic tables on the dock and the porch
It is also located at a dead-end street which was private and quiet
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9. Trendy abode with private beach, Denver (from USD 241)

From top-grade appliances to beautiful furnishings, this ultra-modern accommodation is awash in sleekness. The property also boasts an inviting atmosphere filled with complimentary recreation gear, a fire pit, and other lakeside enticements. Little perks such as life vests and free toiletries make this lodging shine even brighter. This lodging features not only a private beach but a private boat slip as well.

The gravel driveway offers ample parking - up to eight vehicles. RV and trailer parking are also available here.

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Denver, North Carolina, United States
6.26 km (3.9 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was only one issue with one of the small beds that kept if from being perfect
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and well appointed kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals
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10. Serenity Now – LKN, Mayhew (from USD 287)

Serenity Now – LKN is a prized accommodation. Possessing incredible water views, a lengthy shoreline, and a nifty 120-foot (36.58-meter) dock, this lake house is touted as one of the best spots to enjoy Lake Norman recreation. If you arrive with a boat, there’s a boat launch located 10 minutes from here.

The lakeside fire pit is equipped with Adirondack chairs so you can easily relax by the warm flames and enjoy your favorite drink.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
2.69 km (1.7 mi) from Beatty's Ford Park
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
property was clean neat and very well appointed
it was extremely clean well maintained easy access to your own dock
Host:
thank you to the owners and to southern charm for a wonderful stay
Location:
great location and a beautiful home
the location of the house is excellent
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Waterside bliss at Lake Norman of Catawba

Lake Norman of Catawba’s surrounding areas provides an array of fun-filled water activities and pleasant accommodations in the best settings. So, opt for one of the above lakefront hotels near Lake Norman of Catawba, North Carolina, for a memorable stay.

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Catherine has written professionally for over 10 years, and a sizable amount has been travel writing. Her desire to see the world was sparked at a very young age. Growing up, there were many family...Read more

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