Thanksgiving Weekend Events

horse and carriage ride at chetola

Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 2018

Look for the elf feet around the resort to take you to Santa, Cookies and Movies. Follow the horseshoes to the Carriage Rides.

Horse and Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake

5:30 to 9:30pm – Sign up on Timbers Patio each day of event beginning at 4:45pm - First come-first served!*
Rides begin in front of Timberlake’s Restaurant and travel around Chetola Lake to the Gate House and back.  Cash or credit card (or room charge for guests of the Lodge and Bob Timberlake Inn; condos can not be room charged)
Adults: $20
Children 3-12: $10; 
ages 2 and younger are free
*No pre-reservations will be taken

Santa Visits Chetola!

5:30 to 9:30pm – Evergreen Room
Rumor has it that Santa’s path puts him right over Chetola on Friday and Saturday nights. Come see Santa and make sure the kids to bring their wish lists!

Professional photos by ASP Image Studio available for purchase for Horse and Carriage Rides and Visits with Santa: $20 for one 4"x6" print and a digital download.

Cookie Decorating

5:30pm to 7:30pm – Evergreen Room
Bring the kids by for free cookie decorating. You provide the cookie decorators, we provide the cookies, frosting, sprinkles, and other goodies used to create a yummy masterpiece!

Christmas Movies & Kids Activities: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" & "The Polar Express"

3-9pm – Embers Room
Cozy up for some holiday classics, make a batch of reindeer food, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

Bob Timberlake Meet & Greet - Friday only

5:30 to 7pm - Timberlake's Lobby
Chat with artist and designer Bob Timberlake about everything from art and food, to clay shooting and family. Mr. Timberlake has a delightful story for everything. Bring a favorite book or purchase his new 2019 calendar that evening to have them signed by one of North Carolina's greatest.


Dining Options

Casual Family Buffet, 5-8pm - Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room
Chicken Tenders / Beef Sliders / Pork Sliders / Mac & Cheese / Cole Slaw / Pasta Salad
$14.95 adults; $10.95 children 11 & younger

Buffet of Prime Rib, Salmon, Chicken, and assorted sides, 5-10pm - Timberlake's Restaurant
$35.95 adults; $19.95 children 5-11; free 2 and younger

Regular dinner menu - Timberlake's Restaurant

Chetola's Festival of Lights

Thousands of holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, Nov. 23 and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 24-27, 2019. As you drive around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more.

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