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Review of Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock

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Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Wonderful location and views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2009

The hotel is set in the most lovely grounds, which are particularly beautiful in Fall. Blowing Rock is a great place to stay - beauty all aeound, quaint town. The hotel is well equipped with lovely rooms and excellent facilities, including great walks in the extensive grounds. Excellent complimentary breakfast included.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lovetotravel1954
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

Very friendly staff. Lovely breakfast buffet at a very reasonable price. One of the best features is its proximity to Blowing Rock. You can actually walk into town and to the nearby factory outlet stores.
I thought the rooms in the lodge are a little pricey so we rented a condo. Even those could have been reduced for the off-season but our efforts to negotiate failed!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiger Jim
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Orlando
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

Traveled to resort to stay for four days of area touring
lodge room was clean ( I hope in the dark)
lighting needed!
Food was good
breakfast buffet great with voucher
elevator small and slow
staff courteous
problems with room keys every morning
workout area equipment noisey and old

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tigerterri
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Indiana
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91 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

We stayed at Chetola September 16 & 17 and we really enjoyed our stay. The property is manacured perfectly. Swans swim in the small lake outside the lodge. There are nice walkways around the property and the lake for a perfect romatic stroll or just a photo or two. We stayed in the lodge on the third floor - balcony side and it was worth the extra room charge. It is all about the view at the lodge and it was truly beautiful. The leaves were just turning and in a few week it will be breathtaking. A wonderful breakfast is included and it isn't just the ordinary hotel fare. We had a waitress named Jennifer that truly starts your day with a smile. If you stay ask for her if you can. The pool is soooo !Warm you want to stay in and swim for hours.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GrannyCIndiana
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Nashville, Tennessee
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207 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Bob Timberlake Inn in the Chetola Lodge for two nights earlier this month and really enjoyed it.

The Inn is located in the top floors of the Manor House Restaurant; the original owners occupied the Manor House years ago. The Inn is the exclusive area at the resort and well worth the money. We stayed in the Luther Snyder room, which was extremely nice and it was decorated in a very pleasing way. We had the only Inn room with an outdoor balcony on the front with a nice view of the lake and grounds.

We enjoyed the room amenities – a large flat-screen TV, a gas fireplace, and a king size bed that was very comfortable. There was free wireless Internet access in the room which was a nice high-speed connection. The bathroom was large with a big whirlpool tub/shower combination that two could easily fit into. There was only one sink in the bathroom.

There were some nice extras, such as having breakfast included in the room price every morning along with an option to have it served privately in the room or to go downstairs to the restaurant; we opted to go downstairs as they had such a nice buffet, which was quite good. Other extras included complimentary wine, fruits, crackers, and cheese in the Inn lounge in the evenings, along with a guest area with a computer. They also had a refrigerator with lots of bottled water and sodas, and they also offered high-end coffees and teas along with freezers full of individual containers of Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, which were yummy.

During the first night of our stay, we ate at the Manor House Restaurant, which we accessed by walking down a flight of stairs from our room without having to go outside. The food was good and the atmosphere very nice with beautiful lake views.

We enjoyed our stay and may go again one day.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank travelbugbigtime
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Atlanta
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72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2009

The Bob Timberlake Inn is a fabulous place to stay. My husband and I stayed here for two nights in March of this year for a romantic getaway. It was amazing.

The resort itself is beautiful. Driving through it made me feel like I was a wealthy socialite vacationing at my private home. There is a small lake that is full of geese (which makes using the walkway around the lake a bit difficult, as it is impossible to avoid the droppings), and the beautiful trees and fresh air completed the feel of the luxurious mountain resort.

We stayed in the Walter Alexander room at the Bob Timberlake Inn, which was immaculate. The room itself was beautifully decorated with a large window overlooking the lake. I could have sat on the window seat for hours reading (if my husband had not had other plans).

The bed was extremely comfortable, with a comforter than must have weighed fifteen pounds (my husband didn't really like that aspect, but I loved it). There is a fireplace and a flat screen tv. We borrowed a couple of movies from the rec center at the resort and watched them. All the furnishings in the room are very high quality. Nothing cheap.

We opted to have breakfast served in our room each morning. We could have eaten in the restaurant located just below the room, but we liked the privacy of in-room dining, and there was no additional fee for this service (breakfast is included in the room price). The options for breakfast were wonderful and offered something for everyone. I had a delicious version of eggs benedict. There was plenty of food that was beautifully prepared and tasted fabulous.

They offer complimentary wine and cheese at the inn every evening, and my husband and I enjoyed partaking and talking to the innkeeper during these times. There is a guest area with a refrigerator that has as much complimentary soda as you can drink. There were also many choices for complimentary coffee and tea that were available around the clock. Best of all, they had individual containers of Ben and Jerry's ice cream that guests could grab from the freezer any time they wanted. Now that was a treat!

They were doing some construction at the resort, so it was not very crowded, but everything was open, nonetheless. The pool was beautiful. There was a nice play area for kids. They offer fitness classes, also. I took a yoga class one morning that I really enjoyed. The teacher was clearly an expert.

We ate at the resort restaurant one night, and we loved the fact that we did not have to even go outside to get to it from our room. It was just down the stairs. It was very romantic with a fireplace and beautiful views of the lake, and the food was high quality.

We loved our stay here and would love to go back. It is a great place to go if you want to visit the malls or the other sights around the area, but it is also great to just hang out at the resort. I could stay at this place for a week without ever venturing into the town. The only negative thing we found was the goose droppings around the lake, but hey- if you want geese, you've got to take the droppings with them.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AtlantaDisneyDreamer
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Tampa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2009

We had about 50 people for our family reunion and we stayed in 2 bedroom 2 bath condos and one 3 bedroom condo. The resort was like living in a postcard. The condos were large, clean and well-equipped. The resort was an excellent location near many places to visit. The town of blowing rock is nearby, the outlet mall is next door, the equestrian center is just out of town and the beautiful Moses Cone Manor and hiking trails nearby. We went into Boone to the Horn in the West live show which was excellent. The bike ride about an hour and 15 minutes north on the Virginia Creeper Trail was absolutely fabulous - 17 miles of a down sloped bike ride - it crosses about 35 wooden bridges and is spectacular. Check it out ! White water rafting is nearby too. I've planned our family reunions for about 20 years now and I had the most people come up to me and request to come back to Chetola than any other place. We went the week of Fourth of July and the weather was so nice - especially coming from hot Florida.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sinnet21
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Additional Information about Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock

Property: Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
Address: 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6037
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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