Chetola Mountain Resort

One- or Two-Night Stay at Chetola Mountain Resort in Blowing Rock, NC

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"Haven of Rest" Surrounded by Appalachian Beauty

Tucked away in a quiet pocket of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Chetola Mountain Resort, built in 1846 as a way station. Since then, the home has served as a post–Civil War family home and a Coca-Cola magnate's estate. Today, it's a rustic getaway that lives up to the name Chetola, a Cherokee word meaning "haven of rest." With a private lake and 87 acres of rolling hills, the property hosts a long list of outdoor pursuits, ranging from fishing to hiking, complemented by an indoor jacuzzi, a blond-wood sauna, a full spa, and a kids' play area.

The resort's secluded location borders forests and waterfronts alike, leading Frommer's to call it "the grandest resort in the area." Hiking trails connect to neighboring Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, a 3,600-acre wilderness with a turn-of-the-century manor. The resort sits along the banks of Chetola Lake, which you can navigate by paddleboat starting in mid May or plumb the depths of by renting a fishing rod.

In the evening, savor duck breast, Carolina trout, freshly prepared pizza, bison fillet, or another delicacy at the new Timberlake's Restaurant. From its spot overlooking Chetola Lake, the restaurant invites guests to sup in a hunting-lodge-themed dining room, complete with a fireplace believed to be more than 100 years old. Afterward, retire to a guest room inside Chetola Lodge or the Bob Timberlake Inn, rustically decorated with wooden furnishings. Rooms at the at the Chetola Lodge boast microwaves and refrigerated wet bars to prevent the need for squirreling astronaut rations into suitcases.

There's also a full spa to soothe muscles after branch wrestling one too many spruce trees. Maple floors, sea-stone inlays, and a wall fountain set the mood for a 90-minute Swedish massage that uses essential oils. Alternatively, fitness classes include yoga sessions to realign spines and mental equilibrium.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina: Picturesque Rock Formations in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Located along Pisgah National Forest in northwest North Carolina, the town of Blowing Rock shares its name with a local rock formation, which towers about 3,000 feet over the Johns River Gorge. Thanks to its high altitude (3,566 feet above sea level), the town has long been a refuge for southerners seeking cooler weather.

Though many come to visit the nearby Appalachian State University in Boone, others wander Appalachian slopes via the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 459-mile scenic drive that goes just north of town. One of the parkway’s prettiest stops is Linville Falls, located about a 45-minute drive south of Blowing Rock. There, a 90-foot cascade roars over jagged stones before crashing into the Linville Gorge.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two with breakfast, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday

  • Option 1: $109 for a Hillside room (up to a $199 value)
  • Option 2: $129 for a standard or deluxe Lakeview room (up to a $242 value)
  • Option 3: $153 for a Bob Timberlake Inn room (up to a $299 value)

Two-night stay for two with breakfast, valid for check-in any day

  • Option 4: $235 for a Hillside room (up to a $422 value)
  • Option 5: $279 for a standard or deluxe Lakeview room (up to a $506 value)
  • Option 6: $333 for a Bob Timberlake Inn room (up to a $668 value)

Book by: 4/26/13
Travel by: 6/13/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Indoor pool, jacuzzi, and dry sauna
  • Fish-stocked lake with paddleboats for rent (seasonal)
  • Kids' indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Three tennis courts
  • Onsite spa and fitness center

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/26/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/13/13
  • Not valid 4/12-4/13/13, 5/10-5/11/13, 5/24-5/26/13, 5/31/13, 6/1/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit.Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 36-hour cancellation notice required or up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 12.75 tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Bedding varies by room. Click here for more details.

In All Included Rooms at Chetola Lodge

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $12 per night for each additional guest 18 or older (includes breakfast); no charge for guests 17 or younger (does not include breakfast)
  • Custom Serta mattress
  • Microwave and refrigerated wet bar or refrigerator
  • DVD player

In All Included Rooms at Bob Timberlake Inn

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: allowed
  • 24hr guest pantry with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Complimentary afternoon social
  • Nightly turndown service

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $12 per night at Chetola Mountain Resort only
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking (Hillside rooms only).
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 90 miles northwest of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • By car: about 90 miles northwest of Charlotte; 90 miles northeast of Asheville

Customer Reviews

681 Ratings

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Todd S. ·
Reviewed March 26, 2014
Comfortable room, beautiful grounds, nice indoor pool, hot tub and sauna


Jeff M. ·
Reviewed November 14, 2013
The Timberlake rooms were great. Good location, convenient to everything, very good restaurant.


Michelle C. ·
Reviewed October 8, 2013
Friendly atmosphere
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