Chetola Lodge Makeover: Revitalized and Refreshed

We are currently renovating our hotel to better serve you, our guests. Our fresh look, created by designer Dawn Pearson, puts retreat in “mountain retreat.” We are excited to give you, our guests, the very best!

We apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support. If you have any concerns, please email us at or call 828-295-5500.


Only the 1st floor is under renovation at this time (floors 2 and 3 remain fully functional. Daily renovations will take place 9am-6pm, with heavy construction beginning at 10am. No interior construction will occur on the weekends.

MAIN LOBBY: The main lobby will be closed and under full renovation from March 13-22. During that time period, Guest Check-In will be relocated to the Embers Room on the 2nd Floor. Parking is available in the back of the hotel. From there, guests should directly enter the hotel via the second-floor lobby, take a right through the glass hallway doors, and the Embers Room is the first room on the left. Directional signage will be posted. 


Renovation of 1st Floor Guest Rooms and the Main Lobby


“My inspiration for the design elements evolved  from what I envision the DNA of Chetola to be and the natural surroundings of the property. I chose organic, natural materials that I hope complimented but did not distract from the natural aesthetic. In addition, from an experiential standpoint, I wanted to accentuate a “lodge” environment that would encourage a “camp-like” quality of gathering. Honestly, it is what I look to experience whenever I travel. With such a beautiful property to work with, all the elements came together very naturally.” – Dawn Pearson