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!

Snow at Westglow

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We had a little extra boost to our holiday cheer earlier this week: the first true snow of the season! While there wasn’t much accumulation, roads were covered, trees were dusted, and fluffy snowflakes fell for hours. The holidays are already a magical time at Westglow and a little bit of snow always completes a perfect setting.

Snow is no stranger to the High Country. Oftentimes, the months of January and February are full of the white stuff. However, true December snows can be rare and locals are not immune to the beauty of Christmastime snowflakes. There are few things more comforting than lounging inside during the holidays and watching snow fall.

Want to experience a Westglow snow for yourself? Click here to take advantage of our holiday gift certificate specials!

It’s the Most Wonderful Sale of the Year!

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The holidays are here and it’s time to unveil Westglow’s annual Holiday Gift Certificate specials. As our biggest sale of the year, these prices are designed to make your season bright. Enjoy savings of up to $600 and give the gift of indulgence this year.

Day Spa Package Gift Certificates are marked at $30 off our High Season rates. Sampler, Deluxe, and Dayglow Spa Packages are $195, $295, $395 respectively. Each Day Spa Package includes spa services, full use of our spa facility, and our four course spa lunch.

Two Night All-Inclusive Gift Certificates for one person are $1000 and $1500 for two. Each Inclusive Gift Certificate comes with two spa services per person, 3 meals daily, overnight accommodations, and full access to our spa facility.

The holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and celebration, but they also give way to the renewal and promise of a new year. What better way to begin 2017 than with a rejuvenating trip to Westglow?

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Thanksgiving Recipe

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Thanksgiving is next week and we are eagerly preparing for this timeless holiday! While we’re busy decorating and cooking our annual Thanksgiving buffet, we know that many of you are preparing similarly in your own homes. So, in the spirit of giving we’re providing a Schaefer family recipe just in time for Thanksgiving! Feel free to use it in your own holiday menus.

Click here to view the recipe for our Thanksgiving Corn Soufflé.

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.

Thanksgiving Buffet

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The holidays are coming and we love kicking off this exciting season with Rowland’s annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Our inspiration for this customer favorite is rooted in holiday tradition and timely elegance. Thanksgiving beckons us to enjoy family, friends, and comfort food and we aspire to fit that mold perfectly.

With the theme of tradition in mind, our chefs turned their heads away from innovation and stayed true to the classic demands of the holiday. Thanksgiving would not be complete without turkey, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. Rowland’s buffet menu includes those favorites, as well as several other crown pleasers such as pumpkin pie, two different types of stuffing, and macaroni and cheese.

Click here to view the full menu and call 828-295-5141 to make your reservations.

Fall & Winter Newsletter

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It’s newsletter time again at Westglow! Each edition is a beautiful summation of all the property happenings and this issue is no exception. We have a new menu, new spa services, exciting plans for the holidays, and so much more.

Autumn is in full swing here and the famed color change is reaching its peak this weekend. Westglow has taken every step to celebrate the season and we are now offering luxurious pumpkin services at our spa, an indulgent dinner menu premiering next week, and a traditional Thanksgiving buffet sure to please every family. Visit the links to learn more!

Moving forward, holiday planning time is here. We will decorate for the holidays shortly after Thanksgiving and now is the time to plan your holiday event. Our dining and event spaces cater to family, friend, and business retreats of all sizes. Call our Event Coordinator at 828-295-4463 for more information!

Keep a close eye out for our holiday gift certificate specials! The most wonderful sale of the year will begin towards the end of November so make sure that a gift from Westglow is on your holiday shopping list. Finally, our New Year’s Eve menu will debut in early December. Make plans to celebrate the New Year in style at Rowland’s Restaurant.

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The Holidays at Westglow

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The holidays are in full swing at Westglow and the joyful spirit of the season is infectious. Twinkling white lights greet guests at our entrance and happily adorn every doorway. Green garland and golden poinsettias decorate our mantles, stairwells, and tables. Joyful peals of laughter drift from Rowland’s dining areas into the crisp, clear December mountain air. Soft snowflakes can be seen from the grand windows of our Life Enrichment Center’s Relaxation Lounge.
While every season at Westglow is magical, December always brings something extra. Every activity, every meal, every moment is indulgent and exciting. The spirit of the elegant festivities is palpable and we’ve worked hard to help guests bring the holidays at Westglow home. Our chefs are preparing perfect holiday cookie recipes, our spa is stocked with retail items perfect for everyone on your list, and our yearly holiday Gift Certificate specials are running in full gear. We hope you’ll spread a little bit of Westglow cheer this holiday season.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Sale of the Year!

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‘Tis the season of celebrations, well wishes, family, giving, and friends. We all merrily look towards this time of year with full hearts and happy expectations of time spent with loved ones. Amid all the excitement, we spend hours upon hours planning the perfect gift for everyone on our holiday lists. Westglow’s Gift Certificates are an indulgent and luxurious gift option for everyone this season and we are excited to roll out our annual Holiday Specials.

From now until December 24th, save up to $600 dollars off overnight stays when you purchase our holiday gift certificates. Give the gift of a 2-Night All-Inclusive stay for one person at $1,000 or $1,500 for two. Additionally, Day Spa Package certificates have been marked down to $30 off our High Season rates. Enjoy Sampler, Deluxe, and Day Glow Packages at $195, $295, $395 respectively.

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