Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Nov. 17 - January 28

The annual exhibition of Christmas lights and seasonal displays illuminates Chetola Resort and its grounds during the holiday season. The festive display remains up through Blowing Rock Winterfest (Jan. 26-28, 2018). The lights are turned on daily from dusk to midnight, and are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 800.243.8652



Winter Savings

Winter Savings Special
January 1 - March 22, 2018
Sunday through Wednesday

Winter weekdays heat up with 40% off accommodations in Chetola Lodge and 1 to 4 bedroom Chetola Condominiums.

While here, partake in a flurry of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, Friday night lakeside bonfires, spa treatments, dining, shopping, strolling, or simply cuddling.

Savings includes breakfast with stays in Chetola Lodge.

To book your package, call 800.243.8652

* Package not available on holidays or weekends. Two-night stays required always in condominiums and on weekends in the Lodge.

Mountain Holiday Package Inquiry


Stress Free Spa Package

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Unwind from all the worries life throws your way with a relaxing stay at Chetola Resort.

Your "Stress-Free" Spa Package Includes:

  • Value-priced accommodations in Chetola Lodge or 1 to 4 Bedroom Chetola Condominiums
  • A 60-minute Swedish Massage in The Spa at Chetola Resort

          Upgrade and couple treatments available at extra charge

  • 15% off total purchase of any Spa products, including Aveda, Jane Iredale
    Cosmetics and the Osmosis Skin Care Line
  • May not be combined with other offers or sales

To book your package, call 800.243.8652

Two-night stays are always required in condos. Two-night stays are required in the Lodge on weekends. Three-night stays are required Nov. 21-24, 2018..
*Holidays and some weekends in July, August and October are slightly higher. Some minimum stays apply. Please inquire when making your reservation.

Holidays and package restricted dates may include Jan. 12-14, Jan. 26-28, Feb. 16-18, May 25-28, June 29-July 8, July 13-15, July 20-22, July 27-29, Aug. 3-5, Aug. 10-12, Aug. 17-19, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Oct.5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28, Nov. 22-25, and Dec. 21-31, 2018.

Stress-Free Spa Package Inquiry


3rd Night Free in Condos

The Third Night Free package is the best value package Chetola offers. Stay three nights and your third night is free. If you can’t stay three nights, check out as late as you like on day three.

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.

To book your package, call 800.243.8652

Two-night stays are always required in condos. Three-night stays are required Nov. 22-25, 2017.
*Holidays and some weekends in July, August and October are slightly higher. Some minimum stays apply. Please inquire when making your reservation.

Holidays and package restricted dates may include Jan. 13-15, Jan. 27-29, Feb. 17-19, May 26-28, June 30-July 4, July 7-9, July 14-16, July 21-23, July 28-30, Aug. 4-6, Aug. 11-13, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 1-3, Oct.6-8, Oct. 13-15, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29, Nov. 22-25, and Dec. 22-31, 2017.

Polar Plunge 1

Blowing Rock Winterfest

polar plunge
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Stay in Blowing Rock’s premier resort while enjoying all the great Winterfest events, including WinterFeast, the annual Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, Chili Challenge, Ice Carving competition, bonfires, hayrides and much more! 


Two-night stays are required in condos.


The Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights of WinterFest. Enjoy the antics of costumed jumpers and the accompanying one liners of Emcee John Carter, WBTV news anchor. Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunger” award to the best costume. Day-of registration and check-in begins at 9am (pre-registration online is encouraged) in the Chetola Recreation Center, 2nd Floor. Plungers gather in the indoor pool area at 9:30am for a safety speech and then the party starts with the annual march to Chetola Lake. Participants begin jumping at 10am, but get there early for good viewing! 
Registration: $35. Proceeds will benefit local charities. The first 75 plungers to register will receive a “Freezin’ for a Reason" WinterFest Fleece Blanket. 

Click here to register online. 

The line to register on the morning of the event is always long. We highly encourage you to register and pay online early, and then all you have to do on the day-of is check in!
**Absolutely no one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to participate in the plunge.

For a complete Winterfest schedule, visit


For those who want to watch the frosty outdoor action from the warm indoors of Timberlake's, the Polar Plunge Brunch  features a live feed of the Polar Plunge, drink specials and a special brunch buffet.

$22 adults; $16 children 12 and younger
(Includes iced tea, hot tea and coffee; does not include alcohol and gratuity)
Limited seating, Reservations recommended: 828-295-5531

Eggs Benedict
Biscuits and Gravy
Shrimp and Grits
Hickory Smoked Bacon
Smoked Salmon and
Hunter’s Chicken
Assorted Breads
Tomato Bisque
House Salad with Assorted Toppings and Dressings

(Regular breakfast will be served from 7:30-10am)


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