Spruce Pine Lodge Rentals

Wedding at Spruce Pine Lodge, Maybn Ludke Photography

Rent a Special Use Facility FormAbout the Spruce Pine Lodge
The Spruce Pine Lodge is a 1940s vintage log building, located at 2235 Bahama Road, in the Lake Michie Recreation Area. The lodge has 2,500 square feet of floor space which is divided into 4 meeting rooms, all served by a kitchen facility. Log walls and massive stone fireplaces lend a unique quality to all types of functions.

Hiking trails, a large lawn, a playfield, and a picnic shelter are also available for use, as well as Lake Michie’s camping, boating, and fishing facilities nearby. The lodge is 14 miles north of downtown Durham (near Bahama) and easily accessible from Interstate 85.

The building, associated lawns, and picnic shelter are available to rent for weddings, large picnics, meetings, retreats, parties, or other group activities.

2023 Rentals
Those interested in booking the Spruce Pine Lodge for an event in 2023 can submit a request using the 
Special Use Facility Rental Request Form. Reservations will open for 2024 rentals on June 1, 2023.

All requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A member of the reservations team will contact you to confirm the booking details. Once the reservation is made you will have 10 days to pay the security deposit and application fee. 

Any booking where payment is not made by the end of the 10 days will be removed and the date will reopen for others to reserve.


  • Kitchen (range, double sink, microwave, refrigerator, ice machine)
  • Tables (8 - 60 inch round tables, 13 - 8 foot banquet tables)
  • Chairs (120)
  • Grounds: hiking trails, playfield, campsites, picnic shelter (rented separately)

Visit the Spruce Pine Lodge Photo Gallery for a look inside. 

Check out the Spruce Pine Lodge Floor Plan (PDF).

Please note, amenity availability is subject to change.


Building - 120 (recommended for 80-100 when using tables and chairs)
For additional information or questions please contact our reservations specialist via email or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202. Our administration office located at 400 Cleveland Street is open for pre-scheduled appointments. Please call 919-560-4355 if you would like to schedule an appointment.

All reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance.

Tours are provided every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Rental Times

  • Sunday through Saturday
  • 6 a.m. to midnight (minimum 6 hours)

The facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


The lot is available to all parkgoers and is on a first come first serve basis.

Wedding photos at Spruce Pine Lodge by Chris Harburg


Security Deposit
Events without alcohol$200
Events with alcohol$250

Rental Fees (CR: City Resident / NCR: Non-City Resident)
Monday - Thursday (per hour, minimum of 6 hours)CR: $40 NCR: $55
Friday - Sunday & Holidays (per hour, minimum of 6 hours)CR: $50 NCR: $65

Additional Fees
Application fee without alcohol (non-refundable)$15
Application fee with alcohol (non-refundable)$50
Food fee$25

Alcohol Information
Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited except when permits to serve such beverages are obtained from Durham Parks and Recreation and/or the State ABC Board. Permits can be found on the ABC Commission North Carolina website.

Events in which alcohol will be served are required to hire event security through the Durham Police Department. Renters are responsible for contacting the Durham Police Department to obtain information and to schedule officers for their event. Payment is due in cash, to the officer(s) at the beginning of the event. Renters should contact Officer Monte Sutherland at (919) 943-7370 to arrange security.

A certificate of liability insurance must be provided to Durham Parks and Recreation no later than 15 days prior to the event. The insurance must show general liability insurance with an alcohol/liquor rider for at least $1,000,000, naming the City of Durham as an additional insured. The certificate of insurance must have an original signature covering the date of your event. Insurance can be obtained from any insurance company (Ex. WedSafe, Travelers Insurance, State Farm, etc.).

Additional Information
Visit the Facility Rental page for more information on rental procedures, rules for the use/sale of alcohol, and frequently asked questions.

Wedding photos at Spruce Pine Lodge by Natural Craft Photography