outdoor adventures

Resort & Spa Outdoor Activities

For other outdoor adventures, several prominent local outfitters provide white water rafting, canoeing, repelling, horseback riding, and trophy trout fishing. Guests should let the Westglow staff know about their intent to participate in any of these activities when making reservations. Here are a few of the activities you may choose from:

Canoeing & Kayaking

Experience the fun and excitement of exploring rivers with canoeing and kayaking. You will begin in calm waters and progress from there as you learn the sport from ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors.


Worley’s Cave is formed in 200-million-year-old limestone, and you can explore seven miles of large rooms and narrow passages with trained spelunking guides. Learn about the historical and geological significance of the caves as well as the vital role they play in the ecosystem.

Fly Fishing

Trout and smallmouth fishing in the Southeast is some of the best in the country. Enjoy trips for various species that accommodate both fly fishermen and spin fishermen. All fishing is catch and release with barbless hooks.


Spend the day on the links at Boone Golf Club, a public course designed by architect Ellis Maple, who created some of the Southeast’s finest courses. Located in the beautiful Watauga Valley of Boone, NC, the course features level to gently rolling fairways, large undulating greens, lush greenery, crisp mountain air, and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Horseback Riding

See the beauty of the Highlands and take in a view of Grandfather Mountain from horseback as you ride along the trails and bridle paths of Celtic Unicorn Stables at the Yonahlossee Equestrian Center. Kilted staff is on hand to meet your riding needs. Lessons are also available.

Rock Climbing

Few experiences can top climbing outdoors on real rock cliffs for adventure. Learn the necessary safety skills for an outdoor environment, rock climbing terminology, climbing movements, and useful knots. Beginning and intermediate climbing available.

Whitewater Rafting

A real river adventure, whitewater rafting is a one-of-a-kind sport. Guides will lead you through some of the best whitewater in the Southeast.