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.

timberlake's restaurant

Dining Hours

Oct. 28-Dec. 1

  • 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. 2-Jan. 27

  • Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am Daily
  • Lunch: Noon-3pm Fri and Sat ;To-go orders placed by 11am Sun-Thurs
  • 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: To-go orders daily, must be placed by 11am (Lunch will be served daily from Noon-3pm beginning May 22)
  • Dinner: Nightly: 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri. & Sat.
    Limited Pub Menu served Sun-Tues in Headwaters Pub; full menu served Wed-Sat in Timberlake's
  • 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: American Express, Visa, MC, Discover

timberlake's restaurant

Headwater's Pub

4-10pm Sun-Thurs
4-11pm Fri & Sat

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.

timberlake's restaurant

Special Events

  • Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Steak on the Lake – Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday, 5-10pm. Choice of chef’s daily steak specials with potato du jour and choice of salad. $29/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. $32/personRead More »
  • Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

    Plan the Perfect Holiday Party

    Celebrate a fantastic year and make Chetola your holiday party destination for gatherings of all sizes. Select from a wide variety of luncheon or dinner menus, plated or buffet style. The holiday season is magical at Chetola. From the enchanting …Read 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 »
  • Polar Plunge Brunch

    Polar Plunge Brunch

    Saturday, January 26 10am-Noon Timbers Room in Timberlake's Restaurant Stay warm and still enjoy the outdoor festivities! Our Polar Plunge Brunch, part of Blowing Rock Winterfest, features a live indoor feed of the annual plunge into Chetola Lake, drink specials, …Read More »
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Live Entertainment

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

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



Friday night music by the lakeside bonfire (weather permitting)

Thursday,  Nov. 1 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Nov. 2 - Tony Bailey
Saturday, Nov. 3 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Klee Liles
Thursday,  Nov. 8 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Nov. 9 - Andy Page & James Schaller
Saturday, Nov. 10 - Karla Kinkaid
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Edward Main
Thursday,  Nov. 15 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Nov. 16 - Klee & Michael
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Mark Bumgarner
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Klee Liles
Thursday,  Nov. 22 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Nov. 23 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Saturday, Nov. 24 - Edward Main
Wednesday, Nov. 28 - Andy Ferrell
Thursday,  Nov. 29 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Nov. 30 - Andy Page & James Schaller


Friday night music by the lakeside bonfire (weather permitting)

Saturday, Dec. 1 - Klee & Michael
Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Klee Liles
Thursday,  Dec. 6 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Dec. 7 - TBA
Saturday, Dec. 8 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Edward Main
Thursday,  Dec. 13 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Dec. 14 - TBA
Saturday, Dec. 15 - Mark Bumgarner
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Klee Liles
Thursday,  Dec. 20 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Dec. 21 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Saturday, Dec. 22 - Edward Main
Wednesday, Dec. 26 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Thursday,  Dec. 27 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Dec. 28 - Drayton Aldridge & Brooks Forsyth
Saturday, Dec. 29 - Klee & Michael
Monday, Dec. 31 - Klee & Michael



Friday night music by the lakeside bonfire (weather permitting)

Thursday,  Jan. 3 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Jan. 4 - TBA
Saturday, Jan. 5 - TBA
Thursday,  Jan. 10 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Jan. 11 - TBA
Saturday, Jan. 12 - TBA
Thursday,  Jan. 17 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Jan. 18 - TBA
Saturday, Jan. 19 - TBA
Thursday,  Jan. 24 - Lucky Strikes
Friday, Jan. 25 - TBA
Saturday, Jan. 26 - TBA
Thursday,  Jan. 31 - Lucky Strikes