Chetola Mountain Resort

1- or 2-Night Stay with Daily Breakfast 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 offers outdoor pursuits ranging from fishing to hiking, along with a restaurant, a full spa, and kids' play areas.

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. The resort sits along the banks of Chetola Lake, which you can navigate by paddleboat or plumb the depths of by renting a fishing rod.

In the evening, savor duck breast, Carolina trout, or another delicacy at Timberlake's Restaurant. The lakefront 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 rustically decorated guest room inside Chetola Lodge or the Bob Timberlake Inn.

The full spa's maple floors, sea-stone inlays, and wall fountain set the mood for a 90-minute Swedish massage with essential oils. Alternatively, fitness classes include yoga sessions to realign spines and mental equilibrium.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina: Scenic Hikes and Skiing in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Blowing Rock is located on the edge of the 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest in northeastern North Carolina. The town, named for a rock formation, is a home base for outdoor recreation in the Blue Ridge Mountains—especially hiking, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, and horseback riding. Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, a historic estate on 3,600 acres of forests and meadows, has 26 miles of carriage roads designated for walking and horseback riding. To see the sights from a car, head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic motorway through the Appalachians.

Aside from the parkway, there's plenty to do year-round here, from whitewater rafting and fly-fishing in the summer to cross-country and downhill skiing in the cooler months. About 10 minutes away is Appalachian Ski Mountain with skiing, snowboarding, and the best known ski school in the Southeast, French Swiss Ski College.

Back in town, Blowing Rock’s Main Street is lined with antique shops, boutiques, and upscale bistros. Bargain hunters might want to stop by Tanger Outlets, home to Banana Republic, Loft, and Polo Ralph Lauren outlet stores.

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What You Get

  • 1- or 2-night stay for two in a Hillside, deluxe Lakeview or Bob Timberlake Inn room
  • Click here to see all options.

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast

Policies and Fees

Book by: 4/18/14
Travel by: 6/12/14

  • Blackout dates: all options not valid 4/11, 5/9–5/10, 5/23–5/25, or 5/30–5/31/14; Hillside and Lakeview options not valid 2/28, 3/1, or 6/4–6/5/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: 36-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12.75% tax not included

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


  • Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge
  • Indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, and dry sauna
  • Fish-stocked lake with paddleboats for rent (seasonal)
  • Kids' indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Tennis courts
  • Onsite spa and fitness center

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/18/14 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/12/14
  • All options not valid 4/11, 5/9-5/10, 5/23-5/25 or 5/30-5/31/14
  • Hillside & Lakeview options not valid 2/28, 3/1 or 6/4-6/5/14
  • 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 fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Must be 21+ to stay in the Bob Timberlake Inn rooms
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid w/ reward points
  • 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: $14 per night for each additional guest 18 or older (includes breakfast); kids 17 or younger stay free (does not include breakfast for kids 7–17)
  • 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
  • 24-hour guest pantry with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Complimentary afternoon social
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Guests in the Bob Timberlake Inn rooms must be 21 or older to stay.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $14 per night at Chetola Mountain Resort only
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options (Hillside rooms only).
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 88 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • By car: about 93 miles northwest of Charlotte; 90 miles northeast of Asheville

Traveler's Tips

  • Timberlake's Restaurant is not open for dinner Sunday-Wednesday. The restaurant serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily and serves dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. From May 23 to June 21, the restaurant will be open daily.

Customer Reviews

681 Ratings

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Deb G. ·
Reviewed July 3, 2014
It was an all inclusive. Activities, food, and atmosphere were so excellent. No need to leave Chetola to do things.


Alison P. ·
Reviewed July 3, 2014
The setting was beautiful. Rooms very spacious and comfortable.


Patricia R. · 1 reviews
Reviewed July 3, 2014
Beautiful place!
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