Discover adventure on an exhilarating trail ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains or indulge in a soothing massage. Spend your days on a secluded river with a fly fishing adventure or pamper yourself with a beauty treatment. Tee off for a day of golf in a stunning mountain setting or gain balance with a yoga class. Whether you want to get your heart pounding or prefer to sit back and relax, Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, has the perfect activity for you.
If your idea of the ideal vacation is to slow things down, Chetola Resort offers an award-winning spa perfect for relaxation. The spa features five different treatment rooms including one for couples' massages, a relaxation room, and a nail treatment area. The spa features a wide variety of services including massage therapies, facials, nail treatments, and cosmetic applications.
"From massages and facials to makeup applications and nail treatments, our goal is to enhance our guests' physical and emotional well-being, and to assure our guests of a memorable and exhilarating spa experience,” said Robyn Lindenmuth, Director of the Spa at Chetola Resort.
While you’re relaxing at the Spa and Recreation Center, you can indulge in other soothing activities courtesy of Chetola’s health and wellness programs. Swim in the adjoining heated pool, soak in the Jacuzzi, or let your muscles unwind in the sauna. Indulge in a plant-based wellness dinner or learn to cook your own in a whole foods cooking class. Take an exhilarating guided hike through misty mountains and flower-filled meadows or enjoy the tranquility and balance of a yoga class.
If a day on the river is more your speed, Chetola has trophy fishing trips available and is one of only two Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodges in North Carolina. Fishing trips at Chetola offer more than just excellent fishing, though. These excursions, available year-round, allow guests to discover the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while enjoying a day on the water.
"I've been an avid fly fisherman all my life and there is no better place to fish than in the mountains of North Carolina,” said guest Bob Timberlake, a well-known North Carolina artist and designer. “Chetola's fly fishing packages are perfect for both the beginner and novice fly fisherman. Can you imagine anything better than fishing for trophy trout with a backdrop of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains?"
Horseback riding trips are also available in this stunning setting. Explore winding trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains with the expert guidance of a locally born and raised “cowboy.” Not only will your guide teach you how to ride the trails, but he may treat you to a lesson in local history. Trail rides are available year-round and can take you through green mountain forests, trees covered with brilliant fall foliage, or the crisp white winter landscape.
If you’re looking for an adventure away from the wilder woods and streams, consider the golf or sporting clays packages. From May through October, play on the classic George Cobb-designed golf course at Hound Ears Golf Club, located just a short drive from the resort. Golf packages include two nights at Chetola and one day’s green fees and carts. The Sporting Clay package is available year-round and features one price for up to six people with 150 clay targets and shots. All equipment and instruction are provided.
Whether you’re looking for a challenging outdoor adventure or a day of pampering and relaxation, Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock has an activity to make your vacation memorable.