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Chetola Original: Spacious Hilltop Unit With Its Own Jacuzzi Room

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

Newly refinished Robin 1 provides a fabulous venue for a family vacation or a spectacular, romantic getaway. Free 240-V EV charging (there are also two dedicated Tesla chargers and another in outdoor parking near the Chetola Inn/Timberlake Restaurant). Nebia shower systems in each bathroom. The recreation center (amenities included in rental) and restaurant are just down the hill less than a two minutes stroll. Beautifully decorated with stylish new furniture and Italianate wallpapers, this two bedroom condo has a full kitchen with separate dining area, a bright, spacious living area with wood-burning fireplace, covered deck and washer/dryer. The master bedroom has a king bed; the guest room offers twin beds. Robin 1's interior beauty with its own separate Jacuzzi room make it a unique property at Chetola Resort. Both bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. The unit has free wireless internet service with unlimited TV and movie streaming on all three HDTVs and Blu-ray DVD players in bedrooms and living room. Amenities include use of the deluxe resort facilities pool, health club, tennis courts, spa, etc.2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, wet bar (Sleeps 6 when using sleeper sofa)

Robert Sterling Gingher (Bob)
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Robert Sterling Gingher (Bob)

Retired businessman, journalist, literature prof, writer. Avid photographer and filmmaker. Grew up in Greensboro, NC; born in Savannah, GA; went to Greensboro Senior High School (the year before its named changed to Grimsley), NCSU (BA), WFU (MA), UNC-CH (PhD). currently live with my wife Susan, a retired clinical psychologist, in lovely Greensboro, NC.

Robert Sterling Gingher (Bob) purchased this condo in 1986

Why Robert Sterling Gingher (Bob) chose Blowing Rock

Robin is the first condominium to be built at Chetola. With a grand view of the resort surround, it stands tallest of all the units upon the topmost hill with a unique original solid-rock chimney. But its unique interior features are what make the dwelling so memorable.

What makes this condo unique

We like the spacious entryway and light-filled, open floor plan. Robin 1 is one of the few condominiums on the 87-acre resort with its own Jacuzzi room, the outside wall of which is one large window connecting the spa experience to the great outdoors. It has been recently refurbished with new furniture and appliances, new large HDTVs complete with Blu-ray DVD players and wireless internet for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and many other streaming apps. Our family and guests rave, so we're happy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has had the pleasure of vacationing in this unit for more than 20 years. The condo is nicely appointed, with a magnificent fireplace, a great porch with a beautiful view, a full kitchen and a hot tub. The décor is artistic and the spacious accommodations are comfortable with a large couch and cozy reading chairs.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Blowing Rock in Watauga County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Jacuzzi room - Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Access to NEMA 14-50 EV charger for electric vehicle owners. Call 336.274.0353 for details. In addition, there are two Tesla chargers and another general EV charger in parking lot next to the resort restaurant, Timberlake Inn.


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Chetola Original: Spacious Hilltop Unit With Its Own Jacuzzi Room
average rating of 4.88 based on 29 reviews
North Carolina

Great Blowing Rock Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Robon 1 was everythig we had hoped for and more. Wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Corey. We're both so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return soon! All the best, Bob & Susan
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A wonderful discovery!

  • 5 of 5

Our family fully enjoyed our stay in this condo. It was nicely laid out and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a special treat! The only slight complaint was the very small tv in the living room. The Chetola resort grounds are beautiful, even in the early spring before the flowers and leaves have emerged. The lake provided several hours of fishing entertainment, and the evening lights and bonfire were great. We walked into Blowing Rock every day to enjoy the shops and restaurants. The hiking trails adjacent to to the resort are so convenient and the trail around Bass Lake was only a short walk through the forest. Given one of the reviews, I was a bit concerned about the water pressure in the showers, but they turned out to be just fine, even for our daughters with long hair. We look forward to returning again as soon as possible! I can only imagine how beautiful it would be in the summer, fall, and winter!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay overall. The resort is close to the ski slopes, Blowing Rock, and Boone. We loved the fireplace and the large kitchen, it felt like 'home away from home". We had a little confusion with the lock box, but Bob was completely gracious and helpful and got us squared away. If you have any questions, contact Bob directly via the link of VRBO. The gate guards are nice, but have limited knowledge of privately owned properties. Don't miss breakfast at the on-site restaurant! We highly recommend this property for a cozy and relaxing stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cornelius, NC

Everything you Need for an Amazing Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was conveniently located- can easily walk to the restaurant and Tanger Outlet shops. Great view, attractively decorated, great floor plan, everything you need to have a comfortable, delightful time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chetola Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! We especially loved the location and of course the hot tub. Perfect after a day of hiking!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Donna. We're both so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return soon! All the best, Bob & Susan
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  • 5 of 5

Totally impressed with the rental and the resort! Will be using this one again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Charles. We're both so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return soon! We're back up for a few days just now. All the best, Bob & Susan
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Timberlake's Restaurant (Chetola)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hound Ears Club
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Timberlake's Restaurant (Chetola)
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: recommended

Robin 1 may be rented for a minimum of 3 nights. It's located in the quaint village of Blowing Rock at Chetola Resorts, a gated community with a beautiful lake of swans and geese, walking trails, restaurant with seating in and out, indoor/outdoor pool, health spa, tennis courts and much more. Our condo is a one-level end unit with a large private yard and spacious floor plan insuring relaxation. Great shopping at nearby outlet, craft, and specialty stores. Gourmet restaurants and 18-hole golf courses are just next door as well. Enjoy the unique Jacuzzi room with a lovely double-window view of the estate, Nebia shower systems, and free charging for electric vehicles via an outdoor 240V port.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Blowing Rock, North Carolina Mountains

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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