Welcome to Chetola Resort & Spa. Chetola means “haven of rest” and it’s a fitting name for the lakeside resort. Once a sprawling private estate, the mountain property has seen many changes over the years and even had a small bowling alley when Luther Snyder, the “Coca-cola King of the Carolinas” lived there.
These days, it’s open to the public for events & dining, spa activities, and overnight stays. It’s still family-owned, and you might catch one of the Tarbutton family at the Resort or the Sporting Reserve on any given day. The history of the place is treasured by the family, and all over the resort you’ll find interesting touches that recall the earlier days of the estate.
Guests who stay at the resort can choose from lodge rooms, condominium rentals, or the luxurious Bob Timberlake Inn for accommodations. They can enjoy a wide variety of recreation on site, as well as shooting and archery at the 67-acre Chetola Sporting Reserve nearby. Chetola is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge and anglers can even reserve trips to private fishing waters. Events at the resort range from private weddings to public holiday dinners. You may have attended a major public event like the WinterFest Polar Bear Plunge or the Symphony by the Lake at Chetola. Stop in and check out Bonfire Night on Fridays and Saturdays at the lakeside firepit and mark your calendars for the upcoming Festival of Lights!