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Chetola Mountain Resort 3.5

Blowing Rock, North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina

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  • Convenient location within walking distance of Blowing Rock village
  • Beautiful grounds with 87 acres of wooded land, ponds, and a lake
  • Full breakfast included for guests in inn and lodge rooms
  • Big indoor pool large enough for swimming laps with lounge chairs
  • Rustic restaurant and pub with fireplace and outdoor terrace
  • Fitness center and tennis courts on-site
  • Fort-themed playroom for children
  • Spa, sauna, and hot tub on-site
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking


  • Some rooms could use updating
  • Spa gets mixed reviews
  • Condo guests don't get free breakfast
  • Condos are far from amenities

Bottom Line

The 150-room Chetola Mountain Resort is an upper-middle-range property with a gorgeous setting on 87 acres of scenic woodland. A popular wedding destination, the resort is just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway and within walking distance to Blowing Rock village. Rooms are divided among the Bob Timberlake Inn, Chetola Lodge, and privately owned condos complete with full kitchens. Some have lake views, fireplaces, scenic balconies, and whirlpool tubs. Free breakfast is included with inn and lodge rooms, but not condos. The resort has a lot of on-site amenities including a big indoor pool, fitness center, children’s playroom, and tennis courts. Guests recommend staying at the Bob Timberlake Lodge to be close to the restaurant and pub, with its big fireplace and outdoor terrace. But travelers looking for a spa vacation might want to consider the Westglow Resort & Spa as the on-site spa here gets mixed reviews. 

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Scenic mountain resort with rustic restaurant and pub

The Chetola Mountain Resort is in a beautiful mountain setting with 87 acres that includes pine trees, waterfalls, and a lake stocked with fish. The Bob Timberlake Inn is a charming building with brown siding, stone features, and wooden shingles. Named for an artist and designer, the inn features Bob Timberlake art and accessories. There’s a parlor with a country, cozy feel and a wooden front desk with a natural, slate top. The restaurant has a stone fireplace, exposed wooden framework, and regional decor including vintage ski poles and mounted deer antlers. The restaurant has a pub with a classic, wooden bar. There’s also a wallpapered library with leather furnishings where an afternoon hors d’oeuvres social is served. The Chetola Lodge features three stories of rooms with balconies, and condos are located farther from the entrance. This property attracts families for its amenities and its multi-bedroom condos complete with kitchens. Couples are also drawn here for the peaceful setting and romantic rooms complete with fireplaces. A popular wedding destination, the hotel frequently hosts groups attending on-site ceremonies.


Walking distance to Blowing Rock Village, a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Chetola Mountain Resort is within a short walk to Blowing Rock mountain village, a town less than a two-hour drive from Asheville that's home to a range of antique shops and restaurants. There are parks nearby and plenty of hiking trails in the area. Grandfather Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Blue Ridge, is around a 20-minute drive away. Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park is a 10-minute drive away. It’s less than a five-minute drive to an outlet mall and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The resort is set on 87 acres of woodland, complete with a lake and waterfalls. 


Clean, quiet rooms; some with lake views and fireplaces

Rooms at the Chetola Mountain Resort are spacious, clean, and cozy. They're divided among the inn, lodge, and condos and vary in amenities. Most rooms have a homey, rustic appeal with wooden furnishings and framed pictures, but they feel a little outdated to some guests, especially in certain details such as the patterned bedspreads. Inn rooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Some lodge rooms have furnished balconies with lake views, and all lodge rooms have mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee/tea facilities. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Guests recommend staying in the Bob Timberlake Inn to be nearer to the restaurant and pub and to have access to the pantry stocked with free ice cream, warm cookies, and drinks. Condos have full kitchens and washers and dryers, and for larger groups, condos are available with up to four bedrooms and four bathrooms. 


Indoor pool and hot tub, tennis courts, restaurant and pub, and children's playroom 

One highlight of this resort is the big indoor pool in a pretty building with a wood ceiling and lounge chairs. There is also a sauna and hot tub available. The fitness center has scheduled classes and tennis courts are located outside. The scenic lake is stocked with fish, and boats and fishing poles are available for rent. There’s a children’s playroom with a fort theme, and summer camp activities are offered for a fee. The resort is an Orvis-endorsed fishing lodge, and fly fishing trips can be booked for a fee. Guests staying in Chetola Lodge and The Bob Timberlake Inn receive free breakfast daily. The hotel has a spa offering beauty and massage treatments, but guests give the spa mixed reviews. A restaurant and pub, complete with a fireplace and outdoor terrace, is on-site, and there's a shop selling snacks and souvenirs. There are meeting spaces available, and this resort is a popular destination for events including weddings. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605-6037, United States

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