Traditional Afternoon Tea
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Afternoons
Enjoy A Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Beautiful Chetola Resort
Join us for a cup of tea accompanied by English scones, miniature desserts, and savory sandwiches.
Tea time is the perfect way to compliment pre-wedding festivities, spa packages, or other special occasions.
Classic Tea - $22 per person
Tea Royale - $27 per person
Tuesday, December 31st 2019
Seatings from 5-10pm
Four-Course PRIX FIXE
$75 per person
$95 per person with wine pairing
(select one item from each course)
Spinach, artichoke hearts, Benton’s bacon, hollandaise
Crispy Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Beignets
Foie gras fondue, coffee ganache
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, red onion, all grilled and chilled with baby romaine, shaved Manchego,
sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
Warm Winter Salad
Farro, roasted butternut squash, baby kale, gala apple, goat cheese,
cranberry citrus vinaigrette
Wasabi Pea Crusted Halibut
Baby bok choy, forbidden rice, sweet Thai chili beurre, soy-mirin
NOLA Style BBQ Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns
White cheddar grits, corn maque choux, crispy okra
Grilled 10oz Antelope Chop
Boursin mash yukon gold potatoes, green bean amandine,
wild mushroom bordelaise
Cherrywood Bacon Wrapped Pheasant
Butternut squash risotto, asparagus, pomegranate gastrique, truffle honey
Chocolate Champagne Eclairs
Champagne infused pastry cream, Pate a Choux eclairs,
dark chocolate ganache
Vanilla Bourbon Affogato
Homemade vanilla bourbon ice cream, Kahlua, espresso,
salted caramel tuile
Festival of Trees Inquiry
The 5th Annual Festival of Trees
Dec. 5 - Dec. 8
Join us at Chetola Resort as we transform the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room into a Christmas spectacle and raise funds for Western Youth Network through admission donations and the purchase of more than 75 festive themed trees and wreaths!
- Thursday, December 5 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Friday, December 6 from 12:00pm-8:00pm
- Saturday, December 7 from 10:00am-8:00pm
- Sunday, December 8 from 10:00am-2:00pm
You can buy a fully decorated tree for your home. No need to buy a tree or decorations–just come to Chetola and bid on your favorite fully decorated tree that even comes with PRESENTS!
- Over 75 themed trees & wreaths will be on display for your viewing enjoyment!
- Stroll throughout the room and admire the creativity & dazzling lights
- All items sold via online auction or a simple buy it now feature
- Purchased trees/wreaths must be picked up on Sunday
- Also featuring a free raffle, as well as a packed calendar of special events for extra holiday cheer
- Admission is by monetary donation and all proceeds benefit the community by supporting Western Youth Network
For more information, call 800.243.8652
Join us for the 33rd Annual Symphony
By the Lake at Chetola Resort
Friday, July 24, 2020
Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the celebrated Symphony of the Mountains orchestra from Kingsport, Tennessee. The annual outdoor concert on Chetola Resort’s sweeping lawn is the pinnacle event of Blowing Rock’s summer season. A spectacular fireworks display caps off this fantastic evening.
Chetola's Symphony by the Lake Dining Options
Picnic on the Lawn 2019 (Menu TBA)
Pre-Symphony Dinner 2019 (Menu TBA)
Dinner on the Patio 2019 (Menu TBA)
Celebration on the Arbor (Menu TBA)
Reservations, call 828.295.5505
*Reservations will begin starting Monday, June 8th 2020
We will be posting photos and videos actively throughout the event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Please join us and post your own photos using #symphonybythelake, and tag @ChetolaResort and @brncchamber.
Symphony by the Lake Inquiry
Symphony of the Mountains
Symphony of the Mountains was formed in 1946 as the Kingsport Civic Symphony. Twenty-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal and the number grew rapidly to more than 40. The first concert was free to the public and neither the conductor nor any of the musicians were paid. Today, Symphony of the Mountains serves the entire Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. It is a fully professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from the Tri-Cities area as well as symphony orchestras in Knoxville, Asheville, Roanoke and beyond.
Symphony of the Mountains is conducted by Maestro Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Laemmli Orth joined the Symphony of the Mountains in 2006, the Symphony’s 60th year. Born in Switzerland, she brings a wealth of experience to Symphony of the Mountains. Cornelia holds three Master’s Degrees: one in piano from the conservatory of Winterthur, one in choral conducting from the University and Conservatory of Zurich and one in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Maestro Victor Yampolsky. Before coming to the United States, Mrs. Laemmli Orth taught music history, theory, choir, orchestra and voice. She has also conducted various choirs, youth and community orchestras, operas and musical productions throughout Europe. You can learn more about the Symphony of the Mountains at www.symphonybythelake.com.
7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains
program will be announced closer to date.
Picnic on the Lawn
5:30pm until dusk. Pork BBQ, grilled chicken and an array of sides. $14/person.
Seatings at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm. Four-course meal at $65/person (includes parking on property). Reservations required.
Dinner on the Patio
Seating/bar service begins at 5:30; dinner served at 6:30pm. Four-course meal at $120/person (includes all-night premium seating, Symphony ticket and parking on property). Reservations required.
Celebration at the Arbor
Private cash bar open at 5pm; heavy hors d'oeuvres from 6-8pm. $90/person (includes parking on property and Symphony ticket). Reservations required; seating limited to 44.
Raffle tickets (only one per person, please) can be filled out at the Chetola Tent until just before intermission. A winner will be drawn at intermission. Prizes TBA.
Adults: $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; Children (3-11): $15; Children 2 and younger free
Tickets with parking pass: $105 each
Tickets without parking pass: $95 each
If you are a true audiophile - you just love the symphony music and don't want to participate in the social atmosphere - this is the section for you! A private section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables. Price of ticket includes a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives), two beverage tickets and bottled water. This section is the quiet section so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 50 seats.
Symphony tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Chetola Front Desk or you can click here to purchase online.
Audiophile tickets are available only through the Chamber: 828-295-7851
Chetola Resort, The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or online at www.blowingrock.com/symphony.
Will Call Ticket pick-up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Service begins at 5:30pm
Food Lion Shopping Center (handicapped accessible)
BRAHM Parking Deck
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
The Food Lion shuttle drops off and picks back up inside Chetola's main gate; all other shuttles drop off and pick up at the rear of Tanger Outlet at the pedestrian access into Chetola
BRAHM Parking Deck
Food Lion Shopping Center
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Limited parking available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Parking at Chetola Resort restricted to VIPs with a special permit
Pets will not be permitted on the lawn.
Whether you are celebrating a wedding anniversary, graduation or another milestone, our staff at Chetola Resort will help you create the perfect moment with a variety of custom options.
Special Occasion Package Inquiry
Your Special Occasion Package Includes:
- Breakfast for 2 adults (for guests of Chetola Lodge or Bob Timberlake Inn)
- Value-priced accommodations
- $75 credit to Timberlake's Restaurant* (non-transferable)
- Personalized cake by Chetola's Pastry Chef**
*Please confirm restaurant hours at the time of booking as our hours are seasonal
You may also customize your package with any of the following options:
- Fresh Flowers - starting at $35
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries - 6 for $20 | 12 for $32
- Cluster of 5 Balloons - $16
- Prosecco or Wine - $32/bottle
- Sparkling Cider - $12/bottle
- Deluxe Fruit and Cheese Tray - $41
- Spa Treatment - starting at $70
To customize your package, simply make your request for any of the above items when you reserve your stay. Our staff will have the items waiting for you in your room upon check-in or in a location and/or alternate time during your stay at your request.
**Personalized cake Details:
- 6-inch round
- 72-hour minimum notice required
- Choose the flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate or Red Velvet
- Choose the filling: Raspberry or Chocolate
- Choose the frosting: Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream or Cream Cheese
- Flavor, filling and frosting must be chosen when making your reservation
- Limited worded message, optional
To book your package, call 800.243.8652
November 28-30, 2019
Thursday, November 28th
Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet - SOLD OUT
11:00am to 7:00pm - Timberlake's Restaurant
Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet. Reservations begin Monday, October 21st at 10am. 828.295.5505 (Menu).
Friday, November 29th - Saturday, November 30th
Santa Visits Chetola!
5:30 to 9:30pm – Evergreen Room
Rumor has it that Santa’s path puts him right over Chetola on Friday and Saturday nights. Come see Santa and make sure the kids to bring their wish lists!
Professional photos by Tim Turnmire Photography available for purchase for Horse and Carriage Rides and Visits with Santa.
Horse and Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake
5:30 to 9:30pm – Sign up on Timberlake's Patio each day of event beginning at 4:45pm - First come-first served!*
Rides begin in front of Timberlake’s Restaurant and travel around Chetola Lake to the Gate House and back. Cash or credit card (or room charge for guests of the Lodge and Bob Timberlake Inn; condos can not be room charged)
Children 3-12: $10; ages 2 and younger are free
*No pre-reservations will be taken
5:30pm to 7:30pm – Evergreen Room
Bring the kids by for free cookie decorating. You provide the cookie decorators, we provide the cookies, frosting, sprinkles, and other goodies used to create a yummy masterpiece!
Chetola's Festival of Lights
Thousands of holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, Nov. 29 and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 24-27, 2019. As you drive around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more.
January 23-26, 2020
Stay at Chetola Resort while enjoying all the great Winterfest events, including WinterFeast, the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Chetola Lake, Chili Challenge, Ice Carving competition, bonfires, hayrides and much more!
Take advantage of our Third Night Free Promotion in Chetola Condominiums
Call 800.243.8652 to book now.
Two-night stays are required in condos.
Culinary delights abound when the best restaurants of the High Country gather for WinterFeast, a Restaurant Crawl in the dead of winter all located under one warm and cozy roof! Enjoy small plate selections prepared by the area’s best chefs to satiate every taste and appetite. With 15 different restaurants, the opportunities are abundant. Peruse the selections, take your seat, and enjoy your favorite beverages from the cash bar. This event has sold out for the past 7 years, so don’t delay. This is a “Cruise Style” seating event. We cannot guarantee all parties sitting together, but we will try. Choose from 3 seatings – 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm.
In 2018, we introduced a successful new format we’ll continue for this event! In order to alleviate the crowd of people in the bar waiting for tables, we made more room in the bar and hosted a Post-Feast Party in the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room. Enjoy live music, cash bar and warm beverages while you wait. After dinner, head upstairs for your desserts, coffee and tea, and more entertainment!
Get your tickets early HERE! No Refunds
- List of participating restaurants coming soon!
Upstairs Dessert After-Party
Dessert, coffee and tea, cash bar, DJ, and photo booth from 6-10pm!
A wonderful way to spend a Friday brunch with the ladies!
Blowing Rock retailers join forces to bring you the latest fashions and accessories for women and men during the WinterFest WinterFashion Show, taking place in the Evergreen Ballroom at Chetola Resort. The newest winter and spring apparel will be featured from the area’s top retail stores. Be there when the doors open at 10:30 am for passed hors d’oeuvres, mimosas and spritzers until 11:30, when the runway opens with winter and spring looks and intermission entertainment. A cash bar will also be available. We’ll have great prize giveaways and gift bags for all attendees. Come find out what you need in your closet and leave with coupons to go get it! Buy Tickets Here or at the door for $5 more.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge.
Polar Bear Plunge
The Polar Bear Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights of WinterFest. It’s FREE to watch as a spectator, and $35 to TAKE THE PLUNGE into the lake! Proceeds benefit local charities and plungers can select one of our designated charities to benefit! Plungers should arrive between 8-9am to sign a waiver and hear the safety rules. Plunging will begin at 10 am. All Plungers should plan to wear shoes the entire time to protect their feet.
All plungers who register by January 3, 2020 will receive a commemorative Polar Plunge long-sleeved t-shirt in their chosen size. Plungers registering online between January 5-25 are not guaranteed a t-shirt in their requested size. Pre-registrants will also be entered into a drawing for a complimentary massage at the Spa at Chetola Resort on the day of the plunge!
All plungers must check-in at the registration table located in the Chetola Lodge 2nd Floor Foyer upon arrival to sign a waiver and receive a wristband to plunge. Registration will begin at 8am. Day-of registration will be available for $40, and a small assortment of additional t-shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis for an additional $10 per Plunger. Take advantage of our pre-registration benefits and register NOW!
Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of our plunge emcee, WBTV News Anchor John Carter! Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunger” award to the best costumes. Plungers begin jumping around 10 am, but be sure to get there early for good viewing! Hot chocolate and coffee will be available for purchase to keep you warm and toasty.