timberlake's restaurant

The Manor House Estate was the elegant home of J. Luther Snyder, the most famous of Chetola's owners. Snyder purchased Chetola Estate in 1926. Also known as "the Coca Cola King of the Carolinas," Snyder's wife held frequent celebrations and parties that were the talk of Blowing Rock in the 1930s and 1940s.

On July 28, 2012, Chetola officially opened Timberlake’s Restaurant in the historical building, with a menu inspired by world-renowned North Carolina artist and designer Bob Timberlake’s culinary favorites. The restaurant features three dining rooms, an intimate wine room and waterfront dining on the Patio. The charming and warmly outfitted Headwaters Pub is just inside Timberlake's main entrance.

Bob Timberlake, who is known for creating things of exceptional artistry and imagination, used his deeply rooted love of food as the impetus behind the distinctive menu. From savory shrimp and salads of mountain-grown spinach, to pan-seared duck and roasted Carolina quail, each dish will be one worth savoring. Mouth-watering Angus bistro filets, seafood, poultry, vegetarian options and housemade desserts will also tempt palates of all tastes.

Breakfast is served daily in Timberlake's Restaurant. In addition to serving dinner nightly (seasonal hours apply), we will offer our outstanding buffets on Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and during special events such as Symphony by the Lake.

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Dining Hours

Oct. 30-Dec. 2

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Noon-3pm Fri. & Sat. only
    take-out orders placed by
    11am Sun.-Thurs.
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Nightly
  • Headwaters Pub: Noon-11pm Fri. & Sat.
    4-11pm Sun-Thurs.

Dec. 3-Jan. 27

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Take-out orders daily, placed by 11am
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Fri. & Sat.;
    5-9pm Sun-Thurs
  • Headwaters Pub: 4-11pm Fri. & Sat.; 4-10pm Sun-Thurs.

Jan. 28-May 26

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Take-out orders daily, must be placed by 11am
  • Dinner: Nightly: 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri. & Sat.
    Limited Pub Menu served Sun-Tues; full menu served Wed-Sat
  • Headwaters Pub: 4-10pm Sun-Thurs, 4-11pm Fri. & Sat

May 27-Oct. 30

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Noon-3pm Daily
  • Dinner: 5-10pm Nightly
  • Headwaters Pub: Noon-11pm Nightly

Dining Reservations

Reservations recommended. Call 828-295-5505 to make reservations or reserve online below:

Atmosphere: Smart Casual  |  ABC Permits: Beer, Wine, & Cocktails  |  Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Discover

timberlake's restaurant

Headwater's Pub

Noon-11pm Daily

Headwaters Pub adjoins Timberlake's Restaurant on the main level of the Bob Timberlake Inn. Decorated in rich, natural wood tones with historical photography lining the walls, Headwaters Pub features fine wines, cocktails, aperitifs, imported and craft beers, coffees and cappuccinos.


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Special Events

  • Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday, 5-9pm. Choice of chef’s daily steak specials with potato du jour and choice of salad. $28/person.Read More »
  • Music & Oyster Night – Thursdays

    Music & Oyster Night – Thursdays

    Every Thursday, 5-10pm; music by contemporary swing band The Lucky Strikes 6-9pm. Featuring 1/2-pound of fried oysters, choice of two sides and housemade dessert. $30/personRead More »
  • Bonfire Night – Fridays

    Bonfire Night – Fridays

    At the lakeside fire pit, 7-10pm. EVERY FRIDAY: S’mores packs ($5 each), outdoor bar (weather dependent) and live music. In the event of inclement weather, music will be moved into Timberlake’s.Read More »
  • Festival of Lights

    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 …Read More »
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Live Entertainment

In the Pub, on the Patio or by the Bonfire, depending on weather and special events 

Wednesday: 6-9pm
Thursday: 6-9pm
Friday: 7-10pm
Saturday: 6-9pm



Thursday, January 25 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, January 26 -  Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Saturday, January 27 - Mark Bumgarner


Thursday, February 1 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, February 2 - Tony Bailey
Saturday, February 3 - Klee Liles
Thursday, February 8 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, February 9 - Klee & Michael
Saturday, February 10 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Thursday, February 15 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, February 16 - Klee Liles
Saturday, February 17 - tba
Thursday, February 22 -  Lucky Strikes
Friday, February 23 - Nate Harris
Saturday, February 24 - Mark Bumgarner


Thursday, March 1 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, March 2 - Tony Bailey
Saturday, March 3 - Edward Main
Thursday, March 8 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, March 9 - Andy Page & James Schaller
Saturday, March 10 - Klee & Michael
Thursday, March 15 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, March 16 - Nate Harris
Saturday, March 17 - Mark Bumgarner
Thursday, March 22 -  Lucky Strikes
Friday, March 23 - Klee Liles
Saturday, March 24 - Edward Main
Thursday, March 29 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, March 30 - tba
Saturday, March 31 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth