timberlake's restaurant

The Manor House Estate was the elegant home of J. Luther Snyder, the most famous of Chetola's owners. Snyder purchased Chetola Estate in 1926. Also known as "the Coca Cola King of the Carolinas," Snyder's wife held frequent celebrations and parties that were the talk of Blowing Rock in the 1930s and 1940s.

On July 28, 2012, Chetola officially opened Timberlake’s Restaurant in the historical building, with a menu inspired by world-renowned North Carolina artist and designer Bob Timberlake’s culinary favorites. The restaurant features three dining rooms, an intimate wine room and waterfront dining on the Patio. The charming and warmly outfitted Headwaters Pub is just inside Timberlake's main entrance.

Bob Timberlake, who is known for creating things of exceptional artistry and imagination, used his deeply rooted love of food as the impetus behind the distinctive menu. From savory shrimp and salads of mountain-grown spinach, to pan-seared duck and roasted Carolina quail, each dish will be one worth savoring. Mouth-watering Angus bistro filets, seafood, poultry, vegetarian options and housemade desserts will also tempt palates of all tastes.

Breakfast is served daily in Timberlake's Restaurant. In addition to serving dinner nightly (seasonal hours apply), we will offer our outstanding buffets on Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and during special events such as Symphony by the Lake.

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Dining Hours

Oct. 30-Dec. 2

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Noon-3pm Fri. & Sat. only
    take-out orders placed by
    11am Sun.-Thurs.
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Nightly
  • Headwaters Pub: Noon-11pm Fri. & Sat.
    4-11pm Sun-Thurs.

Dec. 3-Jan. 28

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Take-out orders daily, placed by 11am
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Fri. & Sat.;
    5-9pm Sun-Thurs
  • Headwaters Pub: 4-11pm Fri. & Sat.; 4-10pm Sun-Thurs.

Jan. 29-May 26

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Take-out orders daily, must be placed by 11am
  • Dinner: 5-9pm Wed. & Thurs.,
    5-10pm Fri. & Sat.; closed Sun.-Tue.
  • Headwaters Pub: 4-10pm Wed & Thurs;
    4-11pm Fri. & Sat.; closed Sun.-Tue.

May 27-Oct. 30

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Noon-3pm Daily
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Nightly
  • Headwaters Pub: Noon-11pm Nightly

Dining Reservations

Reservations recommended. Call 828-295-5505 to make reservations or reserve online below:

Atmosphere: Smart Casual  |  ABC Permits: Beer, Wine, & Cocktails  |  Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Discover

timberlake's restaurant

Headwater's Pub

Noon-11pm Daily

Headwaters Pub adjoins Timberlake's Restaurant on the main level of the Bob Timberlake Inn. Decorated in rich, natural wood tones with historical photography lining the walls, Headwaters Pub features fine wines, cocktails, aperitifs, imported and craft beers, coffees and cappuccinos.


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Special Events

  • Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday, 5-9pm. Choice of chef’s daily steak specials with potato du jour and choice of salad. $28/person.Read More »
  • Music & Oyster Night – Thursdays

    Music & Oyster Night – Thursdays

    Every Thursday, 5-10pm; music by contemporary swing band The Lucky Strikes 6-9pm. Featuring 1/2-pound of fried oysters, choice of two sides and housemade dessert. $30/personRead More »
  • Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

    Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

    Celebrate a fantastic year and make Chetola your holiday party destination for gatherings of all sizes. Select from a wide variety of luncheon or dinner menus, plated or buffet style. The holiday season is magical at Chetola. From the enchanting …Read More »
  • Bonfire Nights – Monday-Friday

    Bonfire Nights – Monday-Friday

    At the lakeside fire pit, 7-10pm. FRIDAY: S’mores packs ($5 each), outdoor bar (weather dependent) and live music. MONDAY-THURSDAY (through October): Bonfire only In the event of inclement weather, music will be moved into Timberlake’s.Read More »
  • Carolina Snowbelles

    Carolina Snowbelles

    Carolina Snowbelles December 1 at 8 & 8:30pm Timberlake's Lobby Back by Popular Demand! The Carolina Snowbelles, a local precision dance ensemble directed by former Radio City Rockette Cheryl Cutlip, returns to Chetola for the third annual performance with an …Read More »
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Live Entertainment

In the Pub, on the Patio or by the Bonfire, depending on weather and special events 

Wednesday: 6-9pm
Thursday: 6-9pm
Friday: 7-10pm
Saturday: 6-9pm



Wednesday, November 15 - Edward Main
Thursday, November 16 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, November 17 - Andy Page & James Schaller
Saturday, November 18 - Mark Bumgarner
Wednesday, November 22 - Klee Liles
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Day, no live music
Friday, November 24 - Nate Harris
Saturday, November 25 - Edward Main
Wednesday, November 29 - Drayton Aldridge
Thursday, November 30 - Lucky Strikes


Friday, December 1 - Andy Paige and James Schaller
Saturday, December 2 -
Edward Main
Wednesday, December 6 - Klee Liles
Thursday, December 7 -
Lucky Strikes
Friday, December 8 - John Camacho
Saturday, December 9 - 
Andy Paige and James Schaller
Wednesday, December 13 - 
Edward Main
Thursday, December 14 - 
Lucky Strikes
Friday, December 15 - 
Klee and Michael
Saturday, December 16 - 
Mark Bumgarner
Wednesday, December 20 - K
lee Liles
Thursday, December 21 - 
Lucky Strikes
Friday, December 22 -
 Nate Harris
Saturday, December 23 - 
Edward Main
Wednesday, December 27 - Brooks Forsyth and Drayton Aldridge
Thursday, December 28 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, December 29 - Andy Paige and James Schaller
Saturday, December 30 - Nate Harris