Family Camp—But with the Comforts of an Upscale Mountain Resort

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Do you remember your first amazing summer camp experience?

Picture yourself on a drive headed back to your favorite summer escape. You’re heading into the mountains where it’s 10 to 20 degrees cooler than home. You pass through those familiar gates and past the lake with the boats, and you end up beside the big field where you enjoyed endless games late into the eveningYou pull up to the lodge or cabin and smell the homemade delight of camp cookies and other cozy comforts wafting in the air.

Do you remember that sense of familiarity? Coming to a place you call your own, where you know you’re safe and people are genuinely kind, welcoming you with warmth and friendliness?

Now, take all of those great memories you made (along with the endless adventures in nature)—and:

  1. Add your family and dog
  2. Replace the century-old cabins with upscale mountain lodging
  3. Replace the camp food with creative, locally-sourced dishes served along the lake

The result? The extraordinary Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, less than two hours from Charlotte.

No, technically, it is not a camp for families. However, there are over 20 activities/amenities offered on-site at Chetola in the heart of NC’s High Country. Click here to see everything that families can do without ever leaving the resort.

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What’s Family Camp at Chetola Like?

Remember, you’re at an upscale mountain lodge, so luxury amenities abound.

While it’s easy to get caught up enjoying activities like fishing on the lake, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, disc golf, hiking into Moses Cone Memorial Park, bonfires with s’mores, and music in the evenings, there are moments worth stepping away for, too.  Try a treatment at the spa, yoga by the lake, a clay shooting experience, or guided fly fishing on trophy waters. Or, end the evening with a private dinner on your balcony overlooking the lake.

So, sure, the activities and adventures, cool mountain breezes, and endless fun are just like camp. However, now you can share these unforgettable experiences with the ones you love most and treat the whole family as much as you please.


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What to Know When Booking at Chetola Resort


There are dog-friendly rooms for those who travel alongside their furry companions, as well as vacation rentals for families looking for added privacy, a kitchen, and plenty of space to spread out.



Choose among outside dining overlooking the lake, picnic delivery for those who want to keep it casual, as well as in-dining, and delivery to your room or vacation rental. There are even family-sized meals to take and bake at your condo. Yes, options include kid-friendly items, plus snacks and appetizers, healthy salads, wild game, and classic Appalachian dishes.



For those who decide to venture out, the Blue Ridge Parkway is only a couple of miles from the resort. Tweetsie Railroad is only three miles away, and Grandfather Mountain is approximately 25 minutes away. There is so much to do on Chetola’s fun and safe 78 acres, too.


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It’s no wonder many families come back multiple times each year to connect with nature, spend time together, and sneak in some fun treats.

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