Chetola Mountain Resort, Blowing Rock
What a gorgeous setting. No wonder so many couples (40 or so each year) get married here. The approach road curls around a placid lake and spans a stone bridge up to the entrance. Private homes share the water's-edge view with the lodge's guests. Ducks and geese paddle around the lake, adding to the fairy-tale setting.
Chetola (pronounced cha-TO-la) has much more of a motel look and feel than the other inns. The 42 rooms are air-conditioned and have televisions and phones. But it's the setting that merits inclusion here: As with the other two, you're far away from the rest of the world.
Chetola Mountain Resort: North Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605; 1-800-243-8652 or www.chetola.com. Rates: $123 for a double-occupancy lodge room to $415 for a three-bedroom condo.
This article is from the August 2002 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.