Fourth Night Free in Condos

The Fourth Night Free package is one of the best value packages that Chetola offers. Stay four nights or more, and one of the nights is free. Free nights are only valid during weekdays from January 8, 2023 – May 25, 2023.

Condominium units include an equal number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious living room with a queen sleeper sofa, washer/dryer, dining area, and privileges to use all on-site recreational activities and amenities. Condominiums are available with one, two, three, or four bedrooms and sleep from 2 to 10 persons.

Discount does not apply to groups of 10 guests or more, and cannot be combined with any other offer; the offer is based on availability. Package available nightly, however, free nights are only valid Sun-Thurs January 8, 2023- May 25, 2023; additional restrictions or blackout dates may apply; call Guest Services at the number below for additional information


To book your package, call 800.243.8652

Use Promo Code: FNT


The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and beautiful days abound in spring and summer at Chetola Resort. To us, this picture-perfect weather means it’s time to grab our favorite meal (and maybe a dessert) to-go from Timberlake’s Restaurant, pack up our picnic basket, and head into the mountains. So, pack up your blankets and favorite foods and be sure to explore these beautiful spots for your next picnic during your spring vacation to Chetola Resort.;

Chetola Lake
Though we're a little biased, our favorite spot to enjoy a picnic is right on property at Chetola Lake. With picnic tables placed along the lakeside, no matter where your choose to sit, Chetola Lake is the deal spot for enjoying a picnic-style to-go meal from Timberlake's Restaurant. Plus, if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of our swans or ducks (but please don't share your picnic with them). 🙂

Broyhill Park (3 minutes from Chetola Resort)
Broyhill Park is located in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful outdoor picnic while savoring views of Mayview Lake. This picturesque picnic spot features a gazebo, walking trail, and a deck for fishing.

Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks (Distance from Chetola Resort varies)
Although you can’t go wrong with any of the overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a few of our favorites for picnics include: Julian Price Memorial Park, Thunder Hill Overlook, Raven Rocks Overlook, Jeffress Park, and Linville River. These spots provide beautiful views of mountains, rivers, and a place to enjoy the moment (and a meal) with your favorite people.

Photo courtesy of Watauga Democrat


Strawberry Hill (16 minutes from Chetola Resort)
Located in the heart of Boone, Strawberry Hill provides a large grassy area with great views of the town of Boone. And after enjoying your delicious picnic, enjoy a walk along their gentle trails or through the nearby Daniel Boone Gardens.

Sterling Creek Park along Middle Fork Greenway (7 minutes from Chetola Resort)
A peaceful spot by the Middle Fork of the New River, Sterling Creek Park is perfect spot to bring a picnic, read a book, listen to the birds amongst the towering trees, or fish in the mossy-bouldered (not sure this is a word- maybe use quotations or replace) stream. Located along the Middle Fork Greenway across from Mystery Hill, Sterling Creek Park is a hidden slice of nature that the whole family will cherish.

Julian Price Memorial Park (8 minutes from Chetola Resort)
Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 297, visitors can enjoy this idyllic, as well as the largest picnic area along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This 100-site picnic area along the parkway offers gorgeous spots by Boone Fork Creek, comfort stations, grills, and is only steps away from the Boone Fork Trail – the perfect spot for an after-picnic walk.

Ready to load up your picnic basket and savor quality time outdoors? Check out our most recent menus to plan your picnic for your next getaway to Chetola Resort.


2022 Symphony By the Lake at Timberlake’s Restaurant

The 2022 Symphony By The Lake with the theme of movie soundtracks will be an unforgettable event! With limited seating options this year, we invite you to join us at Timberlake's Restaurant for dinner and the Symphony. Below are the dining options at Timberlake's Restaurant.

Call us at 828-295-5505 for reservations (required)

2022 Symphony by the Lake will be held Friday July 22, 2022

Dinner on the Patio (includes dinner, private seating on the patio to enjoy the Symphony- does not include a ticket to get into the stage area)
$150/ person

Dinner at the Arbor (includes heavy appetizers, private seating at the Arbor to enjoy the Symphony- does not include a ticket to get into the stage area)
$110/ person

*the Arbor has the best view of the fireworks show!

Please call us at 828-295-5505 for reservations (required)

Additional Information & Dining Options
*Regular dinner will be served from 4 pm to 6 pm
Chetola Picnic option includes a house-made wrap, side, and dessert ($16)
A limited bar with specialty cocktails will be available for all Symphony Guests

Festival of Lights 2022

Festival of Lights
Friday, November 25, 2022 - Sunday, January 29, 2022

Festival of Lights
Close to 30,000-holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, November 25th, and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 29, 2023. As you stroll around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more. The Festival of Lights is free and open to the public nightly. Park and walk around Chetola Lake, sipping on hot cocoa (available in Timberlake's for purchase).

-Weeknights afford less traffic and wait times
-The lights come on at dusk and end around 10 p.m.
-Expect to be greeted by our security pros at the entry gate
-Timberlake's Restaurant is open to "cruisers" until 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights
-Set your GPS to 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Other Winter Holiday Activities to do on Property & Nearby

Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt at Tanger Outlets (2022 information coming soon!)

Kids Adventure Pack at Chetola Resort
Enjoy the Chetola Kids Adventure Pack—a fun tote bag, water bottle, Junior Ranger booklet, snacks, and hiking socks. This costs $25 and is available to all Chetola guests at the resort front desk.

Bass Lake Track Trail
Take this family-friendly hike. This trail on the Chetola property opened in Spring, 2021 as a Kids in Park partnership with Chetola Resort.

Pine 2

Pine 2

$499,000 | Furnished with a few exceptions

3 bedrooms |  2 baths | This unit was originally a Chetola model built in 1993. Seller is the original owner; unit has never been rented. It has not been updated, however, it has been meticulously maintained and lovingly cared for!! Updating would be mostly cosmetic, as the unit is well-built and in great condition. Wonderful closet space, side by side washer/ dryer, and is centrally located near all amenities.

Accessibility Statement

Chetola Resort is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. We do our best to follow these guidelines to ensure continual compliance.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Chetola Resort. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility issues on the Chetola Resort website.
Please call 828-295-5500
Mailing address: PO Box 17, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

If you have any trouble with accessibility issues, our guest services team is happy to help you reserve a room directly by calling 828-295-5500.

March is incredible in the High Country, as one can enjoy the activities of every season all in the same month. There is snow in the higher elevations for winter fun, while the rest of the area begins to enjoy spring-like weather. It is entirely possible to ski in the morning and ride horses or shoot clays in the afternoon. The Blue Ridge Parkway provides endless "winter" views, as the leaves do not come out until late April. Along the way, there are several favorite stops to get outside and enjoy time with family. Longer days mean more time outside to walk, hike, bike, fish, play, or do whatever you like in the great outdoors. Be sure to check out why it is so important to get kids outside regardless of the weather.

And, behind the scenes, we are busy updating Chetola Lodge's 2nd floor and completely renovating the 3rd floor. We are building a new fitness center and working on a new retail shop and coffee bar- stay tuned for more details coming soon! Our culinary team is working on a new menu for the season, and has even allowed us into their recipe vault to be able to share Matt River's Shepherd's Pie. Yum!

If you are looking for a fun, safe, and stunningly beautiful getaway, Blowing Rock is a great choice.


Candace’s Ooey Gooey S’mores Recipe

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Interested in finding out more information? Call Chetola at 800-243-8653, or Click Here to email Chetola.

- Candace's Gourmet Campfire Salted Caramel S'mores Dip -

"Feel like a kid again with this ooey-gooey take on your classic s' mores. Enjoy them over a campfire or in your oven!"

- Candace Hagaman, Pastry Chef | Timberlake's Restaurant

- Ingredients - 

Small cast iron skillet 6" - 8" and/ or heavy-duty tinfoil
Non-stick pan spray
1 package of mini marshmallows
1.5 cups of good quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (preferably Ghirardelli)
1 box of Honey Graham Sticks or Honey Graham Crackers
1 bottle or jar of salted caramel (ex. Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel sauce)

Place a grate over the campfire to set the cast iron skillet on. For easy clean-up, spray the cast iron skillet with non-stick pan spray
Spread an even layer of mini marshmallows in the bottom of the skillet. Spread the chocolate chips evenly over the marshmallows. Drizzle salted caramel sauce over the chocolate chips. Top with another layer of mini marshmallows.
Cover the skillet with tin foil, place on the campfire. Let it cook until the marshmallows and chocolate are completely melted, about 5-10 minutes. Uncover the skillet and let the flames brown the marshmallows. Remove from the fire, drizzle with additional salted caramel.
Serve with Honey Graham Sticks or Graham crackers for dipping. Enjoy!
Add toppings such as sliced bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon pecans, etc

Special Notes:
*If you do not have a cast-iron skillet, you can use several layers of heavy-duty tin foil to make a bowl for the dip
*If you do not have a grate to place on the campfire, simply just wrap the entire skillet in tinfoil and place in the fire
*If the weather does not permit a campfire, you can make this dip in a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe baking dish, by baking in the oven until melted and marshmallows are brown and bubbly. About 10 minutes @ 350 degrees

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Quarterly Shooting Tip

Focus. Then, take a deep breath, and call pull. Sporting Clays best kept secret of being consistent on targets is focus. And, not just any focus-acute binocular focus just before the shot placement. However, instead of focusing on the entirety of the clay, focus on the leading edge of the target. Where the acute focus


Then, take a deep breath, and call pull. Sporting Clays best kept secret of being consistent on targets is focus. And, not just any focus-acute binocular focus just before the shot placement. However, instead of focusing on the entirety of the clay, focus on the leading edge of the target. Where the acute focus truly matters is during the last 10-20% of the shot before you pull the trigger. Throughout the years, instructors and scientists have studied just how long that acute focus is-and it turns out that it’s only three-quarters of a second! So, just before you pull the trigger, let your instincts take over, hone-in intensely with both eyes on the leading edge, feel out in front of that crossing target with your barrel, and pull the trigger. With practice and building up a database in your mind of having a rough idea of where you need to be, your instincts will take over and you’ll feel the shot.
NSCA Level 2 Certified Instructor