National Registry of Historic Places

Westglow History

Situated on a historic 42-acre estate that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Westglow Resort & Spa is serenely nestled in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The estate was once the summer home of famed artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield. Built in 1917, the mansion features majestic Grecian columns that were shipped by barge from Italy. A prominent French architect designed the elegant foyer and stunning staircase. Nearly 85% of the furnishings are original pieces from the Daingerfield era, including a vast collection of books in the library.

Elliott Daingerfield

Westglow was once the summer retreat of writer and artist Elliott Daingerfield. One of America’s best-known landscape painters at the turn of the 20th century, Daingerfield gave the estate its name. He once described the experience of looking out over the rolling mountains — the same vistas that today’s guests view from the Westglow Mansion nearly a century later — this way: “The glow sinks down, the dark grows deep: Then I hear a voice in the slumberous air, the soft, sweet sigh of closed wings: My soul uplifts in silent prayer, for I know the message the Spirit brings.”