If you’re in the midst of a quest for NC mountain land for sale, or perhaps having found the perfect home at The Coves Mountain River Club, Blowing Rock is a quaint nearby village worth knowing more about. Located within a half hour’s drive of The Coves, there are one-of-a-kind shops, tasty restaurants and plenty to do outdoors—all graced with a stunning scenic backdrop. Blowing Rock is known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge,” so there’s no surprise that this is the location for one of the highest-rated resorts in the world– Westglow Resort & Spa—for the lucky residents in the mountain towns in North Carolina for relaxation, peace and rejuvenation.
There is no denying the therapeutic benefits of spending time relaxing at a spa, and when the resort is located on 42 acres that are steeped in history, the entire experience is enriched. Westglow Resort & Spa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to 1917, the Greek Revival-style Manor House was built by the renowned artist and writer, Elliot Daingerfield whose artwork and furnishings still remain. Daingerfield is best known for his landscape paintings and he focused on the beauty of the region. Daingerfield chose this spot for its stunning scenery—with Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains right at his back door. His private home was turned into a retreat for wellness and relaxation, graced by an extensive restoration and renovation, giving Westglow the polish of a world-class resort for all to enjoy in the mountain towns in North Carolina.
This resort is the perfect blend of nostalgic past with all the current expertise in healing care. Guests can luxuriate in treatments for health and fitness, then step outside and be soothed by the beauty of the region. Westglow’s exclusive reputation is well earned. Guests can receive full-service accommodations at The Mansion, with charming common areas and period furnishings as well as the fine dining at Rowland’s Restaurant. If more solitude is desired, there are also nearby lodges with fireplaces and decks to take in the views of the Pisgah National Forest. The Fleur de lis Lodge can accommodate up to eight guests with three and a half baths and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The Lodges provide beautiful individual suites for serenity after a day of spa treatments.
Spa services are offered at the Life Enrichment Center with an indoor pool, aerobics studio, whirlpools, saunas, steam room, cardio and weight training facilities, private male/female locker rooms, relaxation decks and fireside lounges, tennis and croquet courts, and nature trails to stretch your mind as well as your legs.
Amenities at a Glance:
- indoor pool & whirlpools
- wet/dry sauna
- steam room
- private body treatment rooms
- romantic couples massage rooms with fireplaces
- fireside lounge with mountain views
- fitness center with weight-training equipment and cardiovascular conditioning center
- aerobics studio
- testing clinic
- full-service hair and nail salon
- men’s and women’s lounges
- private showers and dressing areas
- personal storage locker
- refreshing poolside café
Westglow Resort & Spa is proud of the level of their service; “We treat every body special.” There are three staff members for every pampered guest, ensuring your visit will be unforgettable and that your stress will be left behind. There are many packages available for relaxation and rejuvenation, if you choose to stay on, as well as day packages for wellness, body, face, salon and fitness. A gourmet spa lunch is included at the poolside café, and the resort facilities are included as well– indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, fitness classes, daily guided hikes, cardio center, weight room, relaxation lounge and tennis court.
In the Low Season, November through April, the Westglow Sampler, Deluxe Sampler and Day Glow are available, as well as facials for both men and women, skincare enhancements, brow and lash tints, makeup application and lessons, body massage, (deep tissue, Thai, hot stone, couples massage, aromatherapy message, prenatal massage, body wraps and body brushes, foot reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, Vichy rain therapy, and body service enhancements.
The Salon at Westglow is open seven days a week for convenience for both guests and the public. The finest products are available for hair, nails and skin. Pamper yourself with shampoos, cuts, color, manicures and pedicures, and waxing services—all for him and her.
Westglow Fitness Classes:
- 20/20/20 (Low/High-Impact, Cardio)
- 30 Minute Meditation (Non-Impact, Non-Cardio)
- Aquacise (Low-Impact, Cardio)
- Barre Blast (Non Impact, Non-Cardio)
- Cycle (Low-Impact with High-Intensity Cardio)
- Cycle & Sculpt (Low-Impact with High Intensity Cardio)
- Fitball (Non-Impact, Non-Cardio).
- Gentle Stretch & Tone (Non-Impact, Non-Cardio)
- Glow Yoga (Non-Impact, Non-Cardio)
- Hike (Low-Impact, Cardio)
- Mat Pilates (Low-Impact, Non-Cardio)
- Tennis Clinic (High-Impact, Cardio)
- Yoga (Non-Impact, Non-Cardio)
*All classes are appropriate for most fitness levels, beginners are welcome but it is important to work at your own pace.
“At Westglow Resort & Spa, they approach wellness from its mind/body/spirit connection and offer an array of workshops and seminars aimed at helping you explore ways to manage the stresses of life in a healthy way.” In addition to fitness classes, Westglow offers its Wellness Programs with specialty workshops and seminars to enhance your spa experience:
- Life Coaching Programs
- Mind, Body, Spirit Retreat
- Weight Loss Package
- 3-Day Jump-Start Program
- Couples Re-Charge
- Stress Relief Retreat
- Wellness Services include:
- Wellness Assessment & Wellness Assessment Plus
- Nutrition Assessment & Diet Consultation
- Health Food Grocery Store Tour
- Stress Management & Reduction
- Creating Balance in Your Life
- Recovery Re-Charge
- Midlife Journey
- Mind, Body & Spirit Connection
- Burnout Prevention & Healing
- Outdoor Adventure Services
- Full-Day Hike or Half-Day Hike
- Mountain Biking Adventures
If they don’t have it, it probably hasn’t been thought of yet! Westglow Resort & Spa received the honor or being inducted into Relais & Chateaux– a collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants worldwide. Additionally, the spa received has received many other awards and accolades: Travel & Leisure Top Ten Destination Spas in the United States, Conde Nest Traveler, Diner’s Choice, Wine Spectator, and SpaFinder Readers Choice Awards. This is the festive time of year to create special memories with those you care about, and Westglow makes this possible with their holiday gift certificate specials for steep discounts on Day Spa Packages as well as All Inclusive Resort Rates. As you can tell, we’re big fans of this award winning Blowing Rock resort.
And for those of you who may be searching for NC mountain land for sale this holiday season in the High Country, Westglow Resort & Spa will be bringing in the New Year with festive cheer, live music on New Year’s Eve, and a midnight champagne toast. For reservations call them directly at 828-295-5141.
After you’ve left Westglow, feeling restored, it’s time to explore the charming little town of Blowing Rock. Whether you own in a gated community in the mountain towns in North Carolina, or you’re new to the area and searching for a sense of warm community, Western North Carolina is the place to call home. For many generations, Blowing Rock has been a destination for folks who are craving mountain air and majestic views. The village is quaint, safe, and offers excellent award-winning schools, along with outstanding outdoor recreation for those who adore hiking and winter sports. There is a focus on the preservation of history which shows in the nostalgic character of the town.
While looking for NC mountain land for sale, be sure to take a break and check out some of the attractions in Blowing Rock. There are scenic walks with views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock and Hawksbill. Twenty-five miles of preserved carriage trails at Moses Cone Memorial Park lead to inspiring views, and well-groomed ski trails await your whole family at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Grandfather Mountain is open year round, weather permitting, with the highest views in the Blue Ridge for breathtaking photo opportunities. When your feet need a break and you’re feeling a bit thirsty, Blowing Rock Brewing Company is sure to do the trick, or take in some culture and entertainment at the Barter Theater. For more stunning photos, The Blue Ridge Parkway, a 3,600-acre national park, also is home to the Linn Cove Viaduct, all just minutes from Westglow Resort & Spa.
Homes at The Coves Mountain River Club are nestled in the perfect setting, at the base of Blowing Rock, which makes a seasonal haven where residents can have the best of both worlds—enjoying the snow of the mountains and then returning home to more Lenoir mild four season weather. Our mountain community is truly unique, creating a sense of welcoming warmth from the moment you put your key in the door of your cozy mountain home. Whether it’s this time of year, when you can experience a mild winter surrounded by snowy mountains, or any other season, we’re confident The Coves is the place you will love calling your home.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.