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Chetola Original: Spacious Hilltop Unit With Its Own Jacuzzi Room

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 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 VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

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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Blowing Rock Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jacuzzi room - jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • skiing
  • 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 4.8636365 based on 26 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: 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!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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fun place

  • 4 of 5

We loved your condo. Very comfortable and well furnished. The one thing we disliked very much was your showers. How on earth do you expect someone to wash their hair with those things??? Also TV in living room needs to be larger. Can't believe the ones in bedrooms are better.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good feedback, Bettie! We're glad that you both loved the condo. Hope you'll return, but just a word or two on rationale for showers and one of the televisions. The Nebia shower system is an expensive, cutting-edge bit of ecological hydrotechnology which is illustrated too well on the internet for one to try to depict here. (VRBO regulations don't allow links here, or I would have included one.) Conscious innovation isn't for everyone, and like any novel technology may require a bit of acclimation before being truly appreciated. This is all described in the master and guest baths. More conventional showers (and soap, shampoo, towels) are only a minute down the hill at the Recreation Center––all included in your amenities. Yes, the living room tv is considerably smaller than the bedroom tvs because of the lovely old-school cabinet which contains it. Maybe we'll eliminate the cabinet one day and plunk a big-screen LCD in the living room but just now feel that so doing would deprive it of the charm and character we'd like to retain. Perhaps consider enjoying the bedroom tvs and maybe reading in the living room? We'll probably turn the Jacuzzi room into a kids' bunk room one day, too. Main thing––so glad you mostly enjoyed our condo. All the best, Bob & Susan
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Wonderful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place that felt like home. Large rooms and tons of space, exactly as advertised and pictured. Well stocked kitchen and bathrooms. Couldn't have been any more convenient to downtown Blowing Rock and Shoppes on the Parkway. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kerry. We're both so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return soon! All the best, Bob & Susan
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pittsboro, nc

It's a really nice property that we wouldn't hesitate to use again!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed, with everything needed for a relaxing getaway. The Chetola grounds and facilities make an ideal backdrop for high country exposure.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joe. We're both so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return soon! 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.