Wellness Update

Chetola Wellness Update

As of May 27, 2020
Chetola Resort is Open! This includes Chetola Lodge, The Bob Timberlake Inn, and Chetola Premiere Condominiums for accommodations.The entire staff is excited to welcome back our guests to our clean, safe, and fun mountain resort. Like the rest of the world, we are taking all necessary steps to keep our guests, staff, and community safe. Click Here to see our Chetola Safety & Wellness Promise.

Chetola Sporting Reserve is open for 5-stand clay shooting (Wednesdays-Sundays from 10am-5pm) by appointment, and guided fly fishing is also available by appointment. Timberlake’s Restaurant is open for in-dining, picnics on the lake, and carryout service. Pick up and enjoy along Chetola Lake, or enjoy at home. To order, call Timberlake’s at 828-295-5505, or go to our new Carryout page Here. For more information on our Phased reopening in Watauga County, click Here.

To see What’s Open, click Here.

Resources

  • Is Chetola Resort Open? Yes!
    • Chetola Resort is open for overnight guests in the Lodge, Bob Timberlake Inn, as well as all vacation rentals/ condos. Timberlake’s is open for in-dining, outside patio dining, picnics on the lake, and carryout services.
  • What is the cancellation policy surrounding COVID-19?
    • If you choose to cancel your lodging reservation due to COVID-19, we are waiving all fees as long as it is cancelled 24 hours or greater prior to arrival.
  • Where can I find information about a private event scheduled at Chetola?
    • Please contact the organizer of your event for information, or call Chetola’s Event Manager, Lori Overstreet from 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri) at 828-295-5511
  • Where can I find information about COVID-19 regarding Watauga County or North Carolina specifically?

Quarterly Shooting Tip

Focus. Then, take a deep breath, and call pull. Sporting Clays best kept secret of being consistent on targets is focus. And, not just any focus-acute binocular focus just before the shot placement. However, instead of focusing on the entirety of the clay, focus on the leading edge of the target. Where the acute focus

Focus.

Then, take a deep breath, and call pull. Sporting Clays best kept secret of being consistent on targets is focus. And, not just any focus-acute binocular focus just before the shot placement. However, instead of focusing on the entirety of the clay, focus on the leading edge of the target. Where the acute focus truly matters is during the last 10-20% of the shot before you pull the trigger. Throughout the years, instructors and scientists have studied just how long that acute focus is-and it turns out that it’s only three-quarters of a second! So, just before you pull the trigger, let your instincts take over, hone-in intensely with both eyes on the leading edge, feel out in front of that crossing target with your barrel, and pull the trigger. With practice and building up a database in your mind of having a rough idea of where you need to be, your instincts will take over and you’ll feel the shot.
-Grayson
NSCA Level 2 Certified Instructor

New Rifle Range at CSR

Set your sights on this new addition to the CSR! Our recently completed 100-yard rifle range is your new spot to hone-in your rifle skills or get ready for the next hunting season. It will soon feature a state-of-the-art scrolling target system so the shooter never has to go down range to hang a new

Set your sights on this new addition to the CSR!

Our recently completed 100-yard rifle range is your new spot to hone-in your rifle skills or get ready for the next hunting season. It will soon feature a state-of-the-art scrolling target system so the shooter never has to go down range to hang a new target. A push of a button will get you a brand-new one! Can’t see your grouping? Forgot your spotting scope? A camera target system will also allow the shooter to stay in the bay and see their last shot clearly on a digital monitor. This allows the shooter to easily zero in that scope before heading out to the old hunting grounds.

Got the sight zero’d in? Try your hand at an array of AR-500 steel targets laid along the 100-yd line. The custom built shooting station by the Chetola Construction Crew, features two lanes for shooters. One lane is designated “steel only,” while the other lane is designated to shoot steel as well as paper targets. Since the rifle range shares the archery and air rifle range, we suggest that you make a reservation by calling the Clubhouse at 828-264-6200.

Member Rates
$20/ hour first shooter in a lane
$10/ hour per additional shooter in the same lane (up to 2 additional allowed)

We look forward to seeing you at the Range!

Note from the CSR Team

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

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 enjoyed seeing many of our members at the October Dinner, and hope to plan more gatherings in 2020. 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