Annual Holiday Cookie Recipe

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Another year, another holiday, another Christmas Eve Rowland’s cookie recipe! Every holiday season, our Executive Chef shares a unique cookie recipe in the hopes that our customers will bake a taste of the Westglow kitchen in their own homes.

The yearly process is fun. Our chef rarely tells us which recipe he’ll pick until a few days before Christmas, so there’s always a little anticipation leading up to the release. Then, we bake a batch of the selected recipe and stage a holiday cookie photo shoot around the property. Of course, we eat the batch of cookies afterwards.

This year, Chef Colin Patience selected Neiman Marcus cookies as our holiday recipe. These cookies are just about as elegant and timeless as a dessert can be; and urban legend upholds that a lady dining at the Neiman Marcus Diner in Dallas bought the recipe for $250. We love classic and quirky backstories like that one and think this recipe is a perfect fit for our yearly gift tradition.

We truly wish you and yours a very happy holiday! Click here to view the recipe and don’t forget about our holiday specials here!

Holiday Fun Facts

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The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate! This season is always a special time at Westglow and, in the spirit of the season, we thought now would be a great time to unveil more little-known facts about this festive property.

– Over 15,000 indoor and outdoor lights decorate Westglow every holiday season.
– On average, Blowing Rock receives 35 inches of snow a year. Perfect for those winter wonderland lovers!
– Dr. Hauschka’s Spruce Bath is one of our most popular retail products every year. It’s only available during the winter months and always in high demand. Truly, it’s a perfect and unique stocking stuffer!
– Blowing Rock has about a 25% chance of having a White Christmas every year.
– Displayed amongst our Christmas themed decorations is Westglow’s menorah. We light the candles on the menorah during the eight nights of Hanukkah, in celebration of that holiday.
– Westglow’s nail salon is always bustling during this happy season, as people are eager for the perfect holiday manicure. Tip: our most popular holiday nail color is O.P.I’s “An Affair in Red Square.”
– Our chefs send out a cookie recipe every year on Christmas Eve as a Westglow holiday tradition. Stay tuned to see what recipe they select for this year!

Don’t forget! This season also mark our biggest sale of the year. Click here to purchase our gift certificates instantly!

Holiday Decorations at Westglow

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Thanksgiving is over and our buffet was a huge success! We had a great time and loved seeing so many Westglow customers celebrate the holiday at Rowland’s Restaurant.

Last weekend, after all remnants of turkey day had been tucked away, we began putting up our traditional holiday decorations. Garland adorns the main stairway and all major fireplaces. A grand Christmas tree lights up the Blue Ridge Parlor and thousands of outdoor lights twinkle in our trees and bushes. At night, dinner guests at Rowland’s Restaurant will hear the soft sounds of Christmas music playing throughout the Manor House. Truly, there’s no place like Westglow to celebrate the holidays.

Check out the photos above and we hope to see you enjoying our decoration in person soon! Click here to purchase our holiday gift certificates instantly and give the gift of Westglow this season.

Introducing Westglow’s Glow Box!

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Introducing Westglow’s first ever “Glow Box”! As the newest offer from our Life Enrichment Center, we are striving to give our valued customers the chance to have a taste of Westglow delivered to their doorstep.

This premiere box is designed to make holiday travel easy, and we should know. Our overnight accommodations are nearly full this time of year as guests travel from across the globe to enjoy the holidays at Westglow. So, in the interest of making the holidays as relaxing as possible, we included a few helpful items.

Our “Dress Italian” tote bag is the perfect overnight bag for the season. Ideal for short trips or as a carry-on, the bag is made of heavy canvas and leather. Large enough for clothes and essentials, yet small enough for easy carry; this bag is on our travel “must have” list.

For those of you wanting an easy travel skin care routine, we’ve included Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt. This micro fiber cloth relies on warm water to gently remove dirt, grime, and makeup without upsetting the skins natural acid barrier, which acts as a protectant against bacteria. Because this product only calls for water, it is the perfect travel item. No need to worry about packing extra soaps or oils!

Moving from ease to comfort, we’ve included the Ostrich Pillow in the Glow Box as well. Perfect for flights and long car rides, this pillow covers the eyes and cushions the back of the head. Getting the appropriate amount of rest during the holiday season can be difficult and the Ostrich Pillow plays a role in trying to make up for sleep lost.

Finally, we all know how difficult our cleaning routines can be during travel. No one likes figuring out how to use someone else’s shower and it can be difficult to do our nightly, comforting rituals in hotels. So, we’ve included hydraAromatherapy Shower Bursts in this Glow Box. Each burst is made with pure essential oils and designed to hang in a sachet bag. When wet and placed in a shower, the bursts infuse the air with healing and restorative aromatherapy effects. From lemon to lavender, these bursts are the perfect way to infuse our cleansing rituals with a spa atmosphere.

These items were combined in our premiere box as a set to help make holiday travel easy. However, we all know how long our holiday shopping lists can get and each of these items would be great standalone presents.

The Glow Box is priced at $155 and we are currently offering free shipping! Tax is not included. Please call 828-295-5100 to order your box. Purchase available while supplies last.