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Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2011

My first trip to Chetola Resort won't be my last--I loved it! We stayed in a hillside room in the Manor House for a quick one-night trip. The room was very nice--beds comfortable with great pillows and a nice down blanket. We used the pool/spa area for relaxing and reading. The outside deck was shaded in the afternoon and had a great mountain breeze blowing. After dinner that evening, we returned to the resort to the pub and had a glass of wine. We were able to take our wine to the pavilion that overlooks the lake and have conversation with fabulous views in the quiet. The folks manning reception were very friendly and helpful. We did not have a chance to take advantage of the paddleboats on the lake. Hope to go back sometime and experience more of the resort's amenities and peacefulness.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Time shares are in poor repair. Staff is not responsive and does not seem to care. Probably callous due to all of the complaints they receive.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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2  Thank Skytraveler9
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ChetolaResort, Public Relations Manager at Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2011

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Chetola Resort. Please allow us to respond back regarding your comments about timeshare units. Improvements and upgrades to timeshare units are determined and approved by a property owner's association. While Chetola is responsible for maintaining services for these units, the property owner's association authorizes upgrades and enhancements to the units. Our Property Manager would like to pass along your specific concerns to the association and would be very appreciative if you would get in touch with him at propertymg@chetola.com. He will present this information to the association so they may address the issues as soon as possible.

Please accept our sincere apologies if our staff was inattentive, rude or callous. We have discussed your comment wiith our Front Desk and Guest Services staff. We are committed to providing you with a satisfying stay at Chetola and hope you will give us the opportunity to do so on a future visit.

Thank you.

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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We had a 1 bedroom condo at top of the hill facing the mountains. View was fantastic and the cool breezes were very refreshing. The resort grounds are beautifully maintained and we enjoyed several walks along the small lake on the grounds. The fitness center has a pool, ping pong table, whirlpool, sauna and a nice workout room. My wife and I had a great time and look forward to going back again.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

The property and the rooms are very nice. The staff are great and the area has a lot of fun things to do.

If you are a fly fisher get them to arrange a trip to the Refuge, amazingly huge trout.

The one exception is, even though the rooms are very nice, you have to wait for up to 20 minutes for hot water in your room.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We stayed at this resort in June 2010 after visiting Tweetsie Railroad. We stayed in the lodge so all the amenities were conveniently located. We had a beautiful view of the pond and had a fun time walking the trails and watching the amazing swans! Our daughter loved every minute of it, especially going out for a paddle boat ride. It was also nice that we could walk to the Tanger Outlets from a trail from the resort. We ate at the Manor House one evening and (although short staffed) the food was amazing. I indulged while visiting and made a trip to the spa located onsite. I consider myself a seasoned spa goer and have to say I was not impressed with my treatments. I got a massage/facial combo and was less than pleased with both. The common area of the spa is very nice and cozy but I didn't hang around since my family was waiting for our next adventure. Indoor pool was great! All in all, a great place to stay for some quality family time.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I rented a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo for 4 nights. (Our two daughters were at sleep away camp so it was only the two of us.) We were very pleased with the condo itself, and with the resort location, grounds, and spa. I can't comment on the resort restaurants because we had breakfast and lunch at our condo each day, and dinner at our condo for 2 nights and at restaurants in town for 2 nights.

The hiking in the area is fabulous. You could stay for a month, hike every day, and never go to the same place twice. Hikes of all different levels are available, all with beautiful nature - waterfalls or views or both. A few even with wheelchair access!

The town of Blowing Rock is wonderful and is a 10 minute uphill walk from the resort which we enjoyed, but you do have to be a bit fit to walk to it. (We walked into town each day but drove to dinner our last night.)

On the last afternoon of our stay, I did a 2-hour Spa treatment. A mountain scrub followed by a facial. I really enjoyed the spa. For me it was perfect, relaxing and comfortable, but not snooty. Diana was the person who did my treatments and I will ask for her next time - she was fabulous.

The only "could have been better" comment I can make is that the air conditioners where right below our balcony and, since it was unusually hot on the East coast the days we were there, even in the mountains, the ACs were running almost constantly so we didn't get to enjoy the quiet nature sounds that we had been looking forward to. However, we expect that it is unusual for the ACs to be running so often.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

After some thorough research, I reserved a weekend stay at the Chetola Resort. The trip was a birthday present for my younger sister, and she loved every bit of it. Our room looked directly in front of the lake on the resort; it was a gorgeous site from the balcony when we settled into our room. There are many trails that branch from the Chetola Resort, so we didn't have to drive to go hike. You could walk to downtown Blowing Rock in 15 minutes or less since it's only a mile down the road from Chetola. I know other reviewers may have commented on the dated decor of the rooms, but my sister and I loved the cozy vibe of the interior. Chetola is a historical site; the stay would not be the same with a sleek and modern interior.. we were in the mountains, of course! Our room was very clean when we checked in. We loved the teddy bear that welcomed us in the room. The balcony view was..well.. AWESOME! The room was complete with a fridge and microwave and a sink next to the appliances if you needed to wash dishes or whatnot. All the staff were very friendly andh helpful. The indoor pool and hot tub looked very nice, but we did not get a chance to use either; we did use the sauna! The also gym looked nicely equipped. You can also rent dvds (located at the pool entrance) if you choose to! Cannot forget to mention the Manor Restaurant :-) The breakfast buffet had a decent amount of choices to choose from; you could always order breakfast through room service as well. The Manor Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner. My sister and I enjoyed our meal at dinner; the mediterranean platter appetizer was flavorful and delicious! By the way, don't worry about the wedding receptions held on the resort; the celebration is usually over by 11:30p or earlier. Looking forward to our next stay at the resort!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range: £104 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, an 87-acre resort within walking distance of a quaint mountain village, neighboring a 3,600-acre National Park and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Chetola's Lodge, luxury Condominiums or the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort, as well as fine dining at Timberlake's Restaurant. Discover The Spa at Chetola Resort, our Health and Wellness programs, and the many opportunities for recreation at Chetola Lake and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Chetola also offers exceptional meeting and conference facilities and is a favorite destination for weddings and events. ... more   less 
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Chetola Mountain Hotel Blowing Rock
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