Golfing at Lake Norman

Golfing at Lake Norman

Looking to hit the links during your trip to Lake Norman? Check out a few of our favorite local courses. Lake Norman Golf Courses Verdict Ridge Very nice. Close. If you are a high handicapper, you’ll find it difficult. It’s in a golf development but the houses are not close to the fairway. Located on 500+ acres, and conveniently located to Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, and Mooresville, Verdict Ridge Country Club and the surrounding residential community offers a serene escape from the hustle, bustle and stresses of everyday life. The Club serves as the centerpiece of the community and provides a host of amenities, activities and events that bring the residents together in an invigorating, relaxing and social atmosphere. There is no better word than ‘Family’ to capture the spirit of membership and/or residency in Verdict Ridge. Rock Barn Nicest public course in area. Exceptional (and priced accordingly). A unique Country Club community nestled in the rolling foothills of western North Carolina with two championship golf courses, a full service day spa, three award winning dining venues, award winning corporate event and wedding venues and much more! Fox Den Low price. Fun course. Nothing fancy here, but a good golf experience and not difficult to get on the course...
Boating & Fishing at Lake Norman

Boating & Fishing at Lake Norman

While we may be a little biased, we tend to thing that Carolina Hideaway is one of the best vacation rental homes on Lake Norman, we can’t overlook the biggest star of Lake Norman…the lake! Many of our guests leave great reviews of their time at Carolina Hideaway and activities on the lake. If you’re looking to spend some time on the water during your visit to Lake Norman, please check out the helpful links below. Boat Rental @ Lake Norman Lake Effects We have a boat rental place that we like a lot. The boats are nice and clean, and the pricing is good. They are close, they deliver and pick up your boat. Please check out Lake Effects at 980-395-3980. They know the Hideaway well and have deliver to us regularly. Their email is info@lakeeffectsboatrentals.com and their website is http://www.lakeeffectsboatrentals.com/. John or Walt will take good care of you. Make sure you tell them that you’re staying at the Hideaway. Fishing Guides @ Lake Norman These two groups come highly recommended. While the owners at Carolina Hideaway haven’t personally used their services, we’ve heard great reviews from guests and locals. If you hire either of these guides please share your feedback with us! Ty-1-On Fishing Guide Service: http://www.tyoneon.net/index.html Fish On Lake Norman: http://www.fishonlakenorman.com/ Public Landing – Boat Launch @ Lake Norman Pinnacle Shores Very close to the house by water. It is right next to the Blue Parrot Restaurant in Mooresville, just off Route 150. (Restaurant address is 169 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville NC 28117). If you put your boat in here, take a right when you enter the main channel...
Buying Groceries Around Lake Norman

Buying Groceries Around Lake Norman

One of the benefits of renting a private vacation home on Lake Norman is that you’ll typically have a fabulous kitchen for preparing family meals. There are a plethora of great restaurants around Lake Norman, but when you need to stock up on groceries there are plenty of local options. Harris Teeter Brand new on Rt 150 toward Mooresville. Very nice. Very good regional chain. 118 Argus Lane, The Village at Byers Creek, Mooresville, NC 28117 Publix Another great regional chain. 631 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117. Super Target It’s the 2nd closest supermarket. Selection is “good” and produce is generally good. Location: 594 River Hwy Mooresville, NC 28117 Walmart Supercenter The selection is much better and it’s only a mile further away. Location: 169 Norman Station...
The Best Ice Cream Around Lake Norman

The Best Ice Cream Around Lake Norman

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Real Ice Cream, made fresh daily! The ice cream is great, fresh in all kinds of interesting flavors that change every visit. The portions are huge so be prepared when you order. You’ll love it. Bruster’s premium flavors and artisan desserts are made right in the store where they are served. We use only the freshest, finest ingredients we can find, including cream from Pennsylvania dairy farms. Superior ice cream handcrafted from the farm to you, fresh… cone after cone. Counter-serve chain where all of the ice cream selections are made fresh on-site every day. Address 17029 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031 Hours Friday 11AM–11PM Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–11PM Monday 11AM–11PM Tuesday 11AM–11PM Wednesday 11AM–11PM Thursday...
Lake Norman Restaurants

Lake Norman Restaurants

We hope you enjoy your stay at Carolina Hideaway. It’s a special property on a special lake – we hope you enjoy it as much as our past guests. While we’re sure you’ll enjoy dining freshly prepared meals from our gourmet kitchen (and possibly dining al fresco), we’ve prepared the list of local Lake Norman restaurants that we enjoy for those nights you want to step out. The Landings (at Lake Norman Motel) This is our favorite “dive” restaurant on the water. It’s basically sandwiches of all kinds, fajitas, and their famous “Oh My Cod” fish sandwich. You’ll get lots of local flavor here … including a Tiki Bar, Carolina Blonde Beer on Tap, great wings, $1.50 Coronas on Tuesdays, video games and kids meals in Frisbees for the kids, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.  Fine dining it is not. It is a lot of fun though. They also deliver pizza. It’s solid but one of the few places that we have found that delivers. (828-478-2817) The Blue Parrot Across the main channel … just north of the 150 bridge. Good food. Cold beer. Local flavor. Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. They also sell gas for boats. Tony’s Pizza (no delivery) Our favorite pizza in NC. It’s NY style pizza with a large pizza so big they need to fold over the edges to fit it in the box. They don’t deliver and it’s very “light” on ambiance but a great carry-out option to take back to the Hideaway. It’s great pizza !!  (704) 658-1926. Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta (pizza and Italian food delivered)...