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.

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.

Click here to view the full newsletter!

Pumpkin Inspired Spa Services

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Fall is here and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love this season. The transition from heat and humidity to cool and crisp weather is a welcome change and draws many of us outdoors to bask in the season’s full autumn splendor. However, that change can wreak havoc on our skin.

Luckily, Westglow has introduced some new fall services that promise to save us from the season’s drying and irritating effects. As an added bonus, they’re all pumpkin themed! Pumpkin is an up-and-coming skincare ingredient as it is rich in enzymes that help dissolve dry skin cells. Obviously, there is no ingredient more seasonally appropriate.

Our Pumpkin Spice Pedicure is an assured way to rescue anyone who may suffer from dry or cracked feet. First, a pumpkin fizzy bomb foot bath softens and moisturizes feet, while the following hydrating sugar scrubs helps nourish healthy skin and scrub away dry skin cells. Finally, pumpkin soufflé body butter gives skin a protecting and hydrating boost.

The Pumpkin Exfoliating Peel is a softening treatment that eliminates impurities by removing dead skin cells. Combining pure whipped pumpkin, pineapple extract, honey, and green tea, this treatment is the last word in seasonal and nourishing skincare.

Finally, our Pumpkin Collagen Mask is a fall twist on a classic mask. Our collagen treatments have become a staple at Westglow and this pumpkin addition is a fun bonus for anyone looking to get their autumn fix! The mask is high in antioxidants and nutrients that are perfect for all skin types.

We hope we’ll see you enjoying everything the season has to offer at Westglow soon! Click here to learn more.

Little-Known Facts About Westglow

 

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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.

Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

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The voting is in! Westglow has been named the #2 Top Destination Spa in the United States by Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards.

Each Destination Spa nominated for the Awards was voted on by quality of accommodations, service, food, treatments, and overall value. A spa must receive a minimum number of votes before being eligible for an award and all compromised votes from a spa’s employees or votes considered to be spam are vetted out of the final tally.

Westglow has received a Destination Spa World’s Best Award for several years running, but the excitement and gratitude never quite wears off. Wendy Jarema, Westglow’s Spa Director, gives credit to the property’s dedicated staff. “I am extremely honored and humbled that Westglow Resort and Spa has won this award. The amazing staff at Westglow works so hard to create an unforgettable experience for every single guest and I am grateful to work with such a remarkable group of people. Westglow is such a unique property and its surrounding mountains are an extraordinarily healing place.”

Wendy reiterated a sentiment we’ve all been feeling since the World’s Best Awards were announced, “thank you, to all of our loyal guests who voted for us!”

Click here to view everything our award-winning spa has to offer.

A Westglow Newsletter

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We’ve all flipped through our fair share of newsletters. They’re readily available for skimming in e-mails, and business waiting rooms around the world. However, most of those newsletters leave our brains as soon as they enter them.

So what makes a Westglow newsletter different? Each edition is a property wide collaboration. Westglow’s owners give inside tips, our chefs provide recipes, our Spa Director highlights unique retail suggestions, and our Wellness Director gives seasonal fitness tips. That level of teamwork ensures that each release is something exciting, memorable, and unique. The overall effect is something worth reading.

Every newsletter begins with a Letter from the Owners. Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer are actively involved at Westglow and the Letter gives them the opportunity to share the aspects of Westglow they love most with our valued patrons. The Letter gives customers a chance to look behind the curtain at Westglow as well. Insider information such as Bonnie’s daily Farmer’s Market trips add a personal touch, while also letting our guests know their meals at Rowland’s are infused with the best local ingredients.

Using fresh, local ingredients from our Farmer’s Markets and other High Country sources means we introduce rotating or seasonal menus in our newsletters as well. Accompanying those menus are recipes that guests can try in their own kitchens. Click here to view our most recent recipe and others!

Most importantly, the Westglow newsletter gives us the chance to share what’s happening on and around the property. Now, we have Mother’s Day Brunch, a wine dinner, gift certificate specials, and our Face Time Me Package. In the fall, we might have midweek specials, discounted lodging rates, and new wine offerings. Each newsletter features different offerings than the last, making each season new and unique.

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Mother’s Day at Westglow

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Choosing a unique gift for Mother’s Day can be a challenge. It’s an important day when we all get the chance to celebrate the important women in our lives, but oftentimes we resort to the traditional flowers or chocolates as a gift.

Westglow offers a more exciting alternative to the traditional celebrations. Give the gift of pure relaxation with our special Mother’s Day Gift Certificates. At $25 off, all of our Day Spa Package Gift Certificates include spa services, a four course spa lunch, and full use of our Life Enrichment Center facilities. For those out of town and looking for a longer retreat, we’re offering Gift Certificates for 10% off all overnight visits. These special offers are available for purchase through Mother’s Day and all gift certificates are valid one year after purchase date. Click here to purchase Day Spa Package gift certificates instantly! Please call our Guest Services Department at 1-800-562-0807 to purchase overnight gift certificates.

If you’re interested in a group affair, look no further than Mother’s Day Brunch at Rowland’s Restaurant. Brunch on Mother’s Day is a favorite. However, Rowland’s prides itself on putting a unique spin on every tradition. From our Bananas Foster French Toast to Irish Lamb Stew, our menu promises to have something special for everyone in your party. Click here to view the menu and call Rowland’s at 828-295-5141 to make your reservations. We hope to see you at Westglow soon!

Valentine’s Sweetheart Gift Certificates

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The most romantic holiday of the year is right around the corner and we’ve introduced a variety of Sweetheart Gift Certificate Specials for Valentine’s Day. From now until February 14th, enjoy up to $600 in savings on our overnight gift certificates and $25 off our High Season Day Spa Package certificates.

All Sweetheart Overnight Packages include one spa service per night, three gourmet meals a day, full use of our Life Enrichment Center facilities, and luxury accommodations. Day Spa Package Gift Certificates include spa services, a four-course spa lunch, and spa facility use.

Click here to purchase instantly! Restrictions apply.

January E-Newsletter

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Happy 2016! A New Year means a fresh start and many of us choose to focus that start on health and wellness. With that focus in mind, we’ve introduced our January Newsletter and it’s full of creative ways to start your year with healthy habits. Plus, it debuts our winter savings and a New Year, New You Package!

Now through the end of March, enjoy $40 off all midweek Day Spa Package. Each package includes full use of our Life Enrichment Center facilities and our four-course spa lunch that day. Click here for more details.

For those seeking overnight accommodations, we are offering 20% off all Bed and Breakfast stays through the end of March. All Bed and Breakfast stays include full use of our Life Enrichment facilities, luxury overnight accommodations, and breakfast each morning. Click here for more details. Additionally, our New Year, New You package offers 20% off our 3-night Mind, Body, and Spirit Retreat, which focuses on creating a lasting sense of balance and wellness.

Rowland’s restaurant recently unveiled new winter menus that draw from the cold weather months in the High Country. With rotating menus throughout the week, guests will experience something new at every sitting. Click here to view those menus.

Our newsletter details everything new happening on our property, including our new Daingerfield House! Click here to view the full newsletter.

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.

Click here to purchase our holiday gift certificates instantly!