We spend a lot of time discussing the highlights of Westglow’s property. Holidays, specials, Rowland’s events, and property celebrations tend to stay in the spotlight, and leave little room for the smaller details that make Westglow truly unique. To share some interesting facts, we’ve compiled a little-known list about this amazing, historic property.
1. On a clear day, Charlotte’s city skyline can be seen from the Relaxation Lounge in our Life Enrichment Center.
2. Grazing deer and turkey love to wander through the wooded areas of our 42 acre estate.
3. Combined, our salon stylists have over 137 years of experience.
4. Westglow’s owner, Bonnie Schaefer, personally visits the local farmers market to ensure Rowland’s Restaurant uses fresh and local produce. She loves local heirloom tomatoes and her signature “Bonnie’s Heirloom Tomato Salad” has been a summer favorite at Rowland’s for years.
5. There are seven original Elliott Daingerfield paintings hanging in Westglow’s Mansion.
6. Guests can see both the sunrise and sunset from the front of the Mansion.
7. Westglow was a site for paratrooper training during World War II. Aircraft would fly by and drop troopers into the valleys surrounding Westglow.
8. Most of the books in the Mansion’s library are from the Daingerfield family. The books date back from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.
9. Westglow was inducted into Relais and Chateaux in 2010, the same year as Richard Gere’s hotel the Bedford Post.
10. The Daingerfield family camped out on the property after the purchasing the land to find the best site for the Westglow mansion; studying the night skies and the play of the morning light.
11. Westglow has a fresh herb garden just steps away from the Rowland’s kitchen. Our Restaurant Manager and chefs planted the herbs and will tend the garden all season.