In need of a quick escape? Treat yourself to a Chetola getaway!
Enjoy cooler temperatures and the beautiful mountain scenery, as well as our award-winning spa and on-site restaurant. It’s the perfect time to visit!
Our Locals Only Getaways Package:
- Rates start at $249/night for Sunday-Thursday stay
- Includes Timberlake’s Restaurant dinner for two and FREE breakfast buffet
- Ask about our special spa service offers for locals at check-in!
Use code LOCALSONLY when booking.
Call now to book your room, reserve your table and learn about upgrades (receive a complimentary welcome gift for reservations made over the phone!):
*rates subject to change; based on availability; cannot be combined with any other offer; rates do not include alcohol, tax, gratuity, or resort fees; based on rates in the Lodge (Hillside guest room); rates not available over holidays; offer not valid for groups of 10 or more; available November 2019- March 2020.
Stay two nights during the month of October and receive a special rate! Enjoy cooler temperatures and the beautiful mountain scenery during the peak of our leaf season. It’s the perfect time to visit and take in all of the amenities at Chetola Resort.
- 25% off any Sunday-Thursday two night stay in Chetola Condominiums
*The Flash Sale booking must be made within 5 days of arrival.
Use code LASTMINUTE when booking.
* Discount does not apply to groups of 10 guests or more.
From the desk of the CSR Director, Fall 2019
Like many of you reading what is expected to be the first of many CSR Newsletters, the love of the Outdoors was passed on down from a Grandfather. Back in the day, in rural England, the right to even own a shotgun was a privilege, not a right. ‘Grampa’ had a .410 and his dog Sport, a Brittany Spaniel. To own a shotgun, one had to prove a level of need, along with written permission to hunt from the landowner that owned enough land that hopefully would produce game. This documentation was given to the local Constabulary and a gun maker, and if approved, away we went; and the few rabbits that lived in the burrows of the Cotswold’s in western England were on their guard.
We living in the US are indeed fortunate to have rights through Amendment procedures to own weapons of nearly all types, and I can feel a little smirk coming on when considering nearly three centuries ago, the British helped to create this ‘Right.’
At the CSR, your Reserve, as owners and guests, we want you to exercise these rights, and practice the fine art of shooting to your hearts content. The main purpose of the Newsletter, which is scheduled for every season of the year, or four issues per year, is to keep our members abreast on what is happening, and what will happen. We are planning to have periodic dinners that you and guests can attend; first off the planning table is the ‘Brews, BBQ, and Pumpkin shoot.’ I have been told by the Sporting Range manager, Grayson Jones and his main RSO and Trapper, Tucker, that a certain device is being thought up that can launch pumpkins through the air for target practice. This is being planned with our Marketing department for the last week of October. Be sure to watch out for an email on this news as the time approaches. If some of the aerial shots are successful, then maybe we will have scattered enough pumpkins to have our own CSR pumpkin patch next Fall.
Remember we are indeed a membership driven entity, so these dinners and other events are being designed to get folks with like-minded interests, together. The good news is that the CSR membership is steadily growing. Grayson reported to me just last week that this past August was the most successful month yet, and we have had more members join the CSR in the past eight months than the previous two years put together since opening. To all our members that have joined a big ‘Thank YOU!
We will put links to photos to see how the various seasons affect the CSR facility and the lands it sits on. Whether it is high summer or snow, we are aiming to be open for our members. Hence the newsletter being planned for four times a year. We will also bring you updates on the Chetola Fly Fishing activities which is also growing by leaps and bounds. Consider a trip on the river at some point as well, Dustin and our guides in this department are truly dedicated people and know the waters in the High Country like no others.
So, shoot straight and keep your eyes open for further news from the goings-on in the Chetola Outdoors!
-George F. Ellis
Fall is one of the most wonderful times of year to visit The High Country! The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most sought-after locations to view the vibrant colors of autumn and is located only a mile from our entrance. Don't miss out on peak season views!
Visit our local foliage report to better plan your trip to Chetola:
For AENC Members only!
Stay 2 or more nights during the month of October in one of Chetola’s Premier Vacation Rentals, and receive 20% off your stay! Use your savings to enjoy a spa treatment, shooting experience at the Chetola Sporting Reserve, or a private guided fly fishing trip. With the leaves beginning to change, it is the perfect time to visit NC’s High Country.
When booking, use code: AENC
*Must mention AENC at time of booking; 2 night minimum; available any night of the month with the exception of October 18 & 19; cannot be combined with any other offer, not available for groups of 10 or more; valid on Chetola Condominiums only
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Chetola Resort's Lakeside Tent
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a family friendly event accompanied by musical group The Mason Jar Confessions.
Chetolafest is the official kickoff to the beautiful leaf season!
Free and open to the public
4-6pm lawn games and kids activities, cash bar opens at 5pm
6-9pm live music and s'mores
are you ready for blowing rock?
We've created a tailor made guide for area visitors to experience the best of the high country.
48 Hours as a Local
Late Afternoon Exit Strategy
Whether it’s the weather, or “personal” errands, it is important to begin your exit strategy from life’s craziness as early as possible. Less than 2 hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, and less than 3 hours from two-thirds of NC, Blowing Rock is easily accessible for a 2-night retreat. It is a beautiful drive, and we recommend taking the Blue Ridge Parkway for as much of it as possible.
View from Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock
Check into Chetola Resort & Spa, one of the best stays in the Blue Ridge according to Southern Living Magazine. The resort sits on 87 gorgeous acres nestled right in the heart of Blowing Rock. Choose from Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn, or one of their hilltop vacation rental condos. The Resort offers on-site patio and indoor dining, weekend bonfires, a full service spa, Orvis fly-fishing, a sporting reserve, fitness center, yoga, and more. For locals, there is a special getaway package that includes overnight accommodations in the Lodge, dinner for two, and breakfast starting at $249/ night (plus tax, gratuity, and fees). Guests who call to book will receive a special welcome gift upon check-in (800-243-8652).
Winter Bonfire at Chetola Resort
Walk from Chetola to downtown Blowing Rock (less then 15 minutes) to stretch your legs, enjoy some local boutique shopping & art galleries, and then head over to Chef & Somm for a glass of wine or cocktail, and their irresistible salmon dish. After dinner, head back to Chetola and take a stroll around the lake, complete with trails, resident swans, and geese. Finally, warm up by the outdoor fire pit before settling in for the night.
Dinner at Chef & Somm
Enjoy Chetola’s outstanding breakfast buffet that may include shrimp & grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, house made biscuits, fresh fruit, and coffee/ tea service, or order off the menu. Now, to decide what to do for the day- during the winter months, there is downhill skiing at App Ski Mountain, which is less than 10 minutes from Chetola (Open for the Season!). This local Blowing Rock ski hill offers dependable snow throughout the season, and there is a complimentary daily shuttle for guests of Chetola Resort. For those looking for a little more skiable terrain, head over to Sugar Mountain or Beech Mountain, approximately 45 minutes from Blowing Rock. Not feeling the need for alpine speed? There’s Bass Lake in the adjacent Moses Cone National Memorial Park, which offers a mile loop trail, or explore the 3500 acres with 27 miles of trails. In the winter, many locals cross country ski or snowshoe on trails when snow covers the ground. The Park remains open year-round. Bistro Roca, just off main street in downtown Blowing Rock, offers a warm and welcoming environment with local cuisine-perfect for lunch. After your adventure and a bit of refueling, return to Chetola for their signature Swedish massage and facial combo-a must do after exploring the high country.
Now that every muscle is relaxed and your mind is completely at ease, take a stroll down by the lake and enjoy a book, a cocktail, or a good conversation just before dinner. Timberlake’s Restaurant is only steps away from either the lake or your room at the Resort. Try their famous Ahi Tuna Nachos, a Locally Sourced Salad, and their Elk Strip Loin for dinner. The chef creates house made desserts daily, perfect for sharing. Live music completes the evening, as the Resort offers entertainment several nights each week (check Timberlake’s site for evening schedules).
Timberlake's Restaurant, Chetola Resort
Departure Day (or, extend it!)
Sleep in. For those of you who are unable to do this (that’s ok), walk over to Bald Guy Coffee for a pour over or nitro, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the morning in Blowing Rock. There is virtually zero traffic noise early in the day, and it is a great time to walk through the Blowing Rock Park. For breakfast, visit Sunny Rock Eggs and Things, as it offers southern hospitality, along with scratch made biscuits, eggs, French toast, along with a healthy menu as well. Next, venture over to Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (aka BRAHM to locals). Walk through one of their modern art exhibits, or participate in an educational program. And, admission is always free! Be sure to grab a treat from The Backstreet Bakery before heading out for a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway (be sure to check the road report, as the Parkway occasionally closes during the winter months due to snow and ice). During the winter months, the views from the BR Parkway are unobstructed, allowing for long range vistas. There are plenty of pullouts for taking photos, enjoying your house made treats, and being in awe of the natural beauty of this place. Plan a hike along the way home, or just take your time getting back. Or, better yet, extend your stay another night!
If this is your first visit to Blowing Rock, we know that this won’t be your last visit. If you have already visited the area, then we personally invite you to come back for a fresh experience that will leave you energized, recharged, and ready!
-Your Blowing Rock Ambassadors, Outdoor Recreational Aficionados, NC Foodies, High Country Enthusiasts, Winter Weather Nerds, and hopefully your hosts from Chetola Resort & Spa
Art exhibit at BRAHM
Your first visit to Blowing Rock won't be your last
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Chetola Resort's Lakeside Firepit
7:00pm - 10:00pm
A family friendly bonfire accompanied by musician Nate Harris
Free & open to the public!
Bonfire cash bar available