Driving the long, winding road to get to Westglow Resort & Spa (from $275 per night; westglow.com) is almost as peaceful as the resort itself. Almost. That is, until you find yourself on Westglow's forty-acre estate, with its breathtaking panoramic views of Blowing Rock, and you realize this is a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Built in 1917, the stately Greek revival home was once the vacation property of New York-based artist Elliott Daingerfield. But it wasn't until 1991 that Westglow changed hands and became the upscale restored mansion that it is today. The bedrooms have since been updated and transformed into quaint, elegantly appointed guest rooms boasting luxurious hypoallergenic bedding, claw foot tubs, and impressive mountain views. Before dinner in town or on property at award-winning Rowlands Restaurant, order a glass of wine or a cocktail and slide into one of the white Adirondack chairs that line the front of the mansion's porch. Here the long, grassy hill leading up to the home is lit with soft strokes of sunlight that fade as the sun sets behind the Blue Ridge Mountains, which peek above the property's tree line. ---B.M.