First Snowflakes of the Season

Fall snows are not uncommon in the High Country. Mountain temperatures during the autumn season can be unpredictable and occasionally visitors and residents will be treated to an early snowfall. Last weekend, Westglow became a momentary winter wonderland as gusty winds and light snow showers enveloped the landscape.

Accumulation was little more than a dusting, but the quick dose of winter weather reminded us of the joys in the upcoming season. We love fall and its bountiful colors, but truly every season at Westglow has its own beautiful characteristics and winter is no exception. More frequent snows are on the horizon! If you were unable to visit us during leaf season, we hope to see you enjoying Westglow as a winter escape very soon.

Summer Newsletter

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Warm weather has arrived at Westglow! As with every major shift in the seasons, we’ve recently released the latest edition of our Westglow newsletters.

Putting together a newsletter is always exciting, as it gives Westglow’s team a chance to convey all property happenings in one comprehensive setting. This edition is no different and we’re taking summer indulgence to new levels this season.

Truly, it’s the summer of “new” as we’ve unveiled our new summer menu at Rowland’s, a rejuvenated hiking program, and Rowland’s weekly Sunday Brunches all in time for this season. Luxury and a sense of fulfillment are always primary goals at Westglow and we hope these new offerings will add to our valued traditions.

We’re also sharing new recipes, new wine selections for the season, and new spa services that are perfect for the warm weather months! Stay tuned for more summertime information and we hope to see you enjoying Westglow soon!

Rowland’s Wine Pick: Gruner Veltliner

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2014 Fiddlehead Cellars Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner is found predominately in Austria and is a nice, exotic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. While the primary fruit flavors are lime, lemon, and grapefruit, Gruner Veltliner can offer very nutty and spicy notes as well. Fiddlehead Cellars’ approach to this great varietal provides an alluring mix of freshness and complexity.

“I had the privilege of trying the 2014 Fiddlehead Cellars Gruner Veltliner while visiting Kathy Joseph in November 2016. When she told me she was bringing this wine to dinner, I knew there would be a new love in my life. Her Gruner Veltliner did not disappoint. From the initial burst of citrus, to the smoky notes brought alive by the grilled corn chowder, to the finish that seemed to just go on and on, this wine exceeded every standard. For our upcoming “Women and Wine Weekend” dinner, I will be pairing the 2014 Gruner Veltliner with Buttermilk Fried Rabbit Loin, Pink Eyed Hoppin’ John, and Chow Chow. This wine has not been widely produced, so if you find a bottle I highly recommend purchasing it. If you’re unable to find this wine at your local wine shop, you will always find it on our wine list at Rowland’s!”
– Gary E. Brown, CS – Restaurant Manager

Click here to view our menus for the Fiddlehead “Women and Wine” Weekend and call 828.295.5141 to make your reservations.

Westglow Recipes: Local Mixed Greens Salad

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Salads are staples in warm weather meals. Homemade dressings have become popular in kitchens everywhere and shopping for fresh and organic ingredients has made even the most traditional salads healthier.

However, salads can leave us craving a little more to our meals. They have the potential to lack the substance of hearty winter fare. Luckily, Rowland’s Restaurant has the perfect solution. The secret: crispy vegetables.

Click here to view the recipe and start making a healthy, yet filling salad in your own home.

Autumn at Rowland’s Restaurant

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Seasonal transition is always an exciting time at Rowland’s Restaurant. Aside from unveiling the wonderful new fall and winter menu, our restaurant has a multitude of new and upcoming announcements.

OpenTable has just unveiled their “Loved For” awards for the month of September, and once again Rowland’s has earned high recognition for “Notable Wine List,” “Scenic View,” “Special Occasion,” and “Most Booked.” We continue to be honored by our customers’ acknowledgment and thrive under the high expectations our clientele has helped us achieve. The additions to Rowland’s already impressive wine list and indulgent options in the new menu are guaranteed to continue earning the restaurant high awards and have led to other new and exciting options as well.

Klinker Brick Winery is featured on our wine list and Rowland’s at Westglow has chosen to feature the esteemed wines at an upcoming dinner. On October 21st, the restaurant will have a five course dinner with Klinker Brick wine pairings. Our Executive Chef Tony Bates has worked alongside Sommelier Gary Brown to create a menu that matches the intricate notes and flavors of the wine. The dinner is sure to be the perfect complement to the autumn season.
We hope to see you at our Klinker Brick wine dinner or dining at Rowland’s Restaurant soon. Click here to view more information on the wine dinner and here for our new indulgent fall menu. Visit OpenTable or call our restaurant directly at 828-295-5141 to make your reservations.

Westglow Showing Hints of Fall

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With only two official days left in the summer season, Westglow is gearing up for fall. The autumn season is an exciting time of year here; the vibrant leaves, crisp air, and glowing sun add a little extra beauty to our mountain vistas.

The upcoming days will be spent happily transforming our property from a summer retreat to a fall haven. Our landscaping staff will adorn our flower beds with colorful mums, accent our doorways with pumpkins, and you might even see a hay bale or two. Gary Brown, our Restaurant Manager, is working diligently with our chefs to create a new fall menu that compliments the property’s rich autumn atmosphere. Plus, there may be a few new, rich additions to our coveted wine list. In all, there are exciting seasonal changes to come at Westglow and we hope to see you here, enjoying everything fall has to offer, very soon.

Enjoy Rejuvenating Midweek September Specials at Westglow Resort & Spa

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Beginning August 31st, Westglow will be offering exciting midweek spa and accommodation specials that are guaranteed to rejuvenate guests after an exciting, and oftentimes draining, summer. We invite you to take time out of your work week or the hustle and bustle of children’s school schedules to fit in much needed relaxation.

Monday through Thursday enjoy 25 dollars off all Spa Day Packages. We offer Sampler, Deluxe, and Day Glow Packages with one, two, and three spa services respectively. Every Spa Day Package includes full use of our Life Enrichment Center and a four-course spa lunch. A modern and updated weight and cardio fitness center, group exercise classes, pool with two hot tubs, two dry saunas, and a steam room are just a few of the amenities offered. Enjoy the added bonus of our full service luxury salon. There is no better way to end a world-class spa day than with a fresh blow dry or manicure.

Sunday through Thursday we are offering a complimentary Bed & Breakfast night when you book a two-night Resort Package stay. September sits on the cusp of fall foliage in the High Country and we are happy to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy an extra night of crisp fall, Westglow air. Both Bed and Breakfast and Resort Packages include full access to our Life Enrichment Center, while Resort Packages also include all meals and a one-hour spa service for each night booked.

Please call our Guest Services department to book your overnight stay or Spa Day Package at 828.295.4463 or 1.800.562.0807.

Click here to view our variety of spa services and here to see all of our overnight accommodations.

Westglow Ranked 6th in World by Travel + Leisure

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We are proud and honored to announce that Westglow Resort and Spa has been named the 6th top Destination Spa in the world by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Westglow has been recognized by this esteemed company for many years, having first been noted in 2005.

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are comprehensive rankings of travel characteristics relevant to consumers planning trips, retreats, and vacations. Ranging from Best City to Best Airline, Travel + Leisure ensures that all aspects of adventure and luxury are recognized. Readers of the publication determine the winners by filling out detailed questionnaires and giving personalized feedback in an additional comments section. To ensure fairness and validity, Travel + Leisure uses an extensive screening process that eliminates responses written by travel industry professionals or similar biased personnel.

Assistant Spa Manager Shannon Gunning attributes the recognition to the caliber of Westglow’s staff, “I’m so honored to be listed among the world’s best destination spas again this year, and to be part of such an amazing team who made the award possible.” We are thrilled to receive an award that comes from traveler’s feedback and hope to keep meeting the high standards of Travel + Leisure subscribers for years to come.

Join Us for an Upcoming Event with Skincare Company, Dr. Hauschka.

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Westglow Resort and Spa has had a long-standing relationship with world-renowned skincare company, Dr. Hauschka, for many years; and our estheticians often utilize Dr. Hauschka products when treating guests to our signature facial appointments. This German-based company specializes in organic skincare products composed of natural ingredients harvested through sustainable farm practices.

From 12:00-3:00 PM on Friday, June 26th, Westglow Resort & Spa will host a Dr. Hauschka representative who will provide free skin consultations to all guests interested in their products. During this event, all Dr. Hauschka products will be discounted 20% and for every $100.00 spent, guests will receive a complimentary full-sized Dr. Hauschka product. Guests will also receive a free sample of Dr. Hauschka’s newest product, Night Serum, which combines the benefits of apple blossom with the toning effects of witch hazel.

We hope to see everyone at Friday’s event. Please contact our Spa at Westglow with any questions at 828-295-5100.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Gift from Westglow

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Spring welcomes the time of year where we honor the women that mean the most to us. Westglow places Mother’s Day on a top pedestal and this year we are rolling out a red carpet of specials. Along with our traditional Mother’s Day Brunch, which has always been a crowd favorite, we are offering a variety of Gift Certificate options to personalize your gifts to the special women in your life.

Available for purchase through May 11th, we are offering a large discount on Spa Day Package Gift Certificates. Normally priced at $225, $325, and $425 depending on how many spa services each guest prefers, we are now offering Gift Certificates priced at $200, $300, and $400 respectively. Every Spa Day Package includes full use of our Life Enrichment Center. A modern and updated weight and cardio fitness center, group exercise classes, pool with two hot tubs, two dry saunas, and a steam room are just a few of the amenities offered. Enjoy the added bonus of our full service luxury salon. There is no better way to end a world class spa day than with a fresh blow dry or manicure. These Gift Certificates are ready and waiting to be purchased online!

Additionally we are offering Gift Certificates for 10% off any overnight stay at Westglow. There are virtually no restrictions on this offer and a multitude of options are available. Both Bed and Breakfast and Resort Packages are included in this special and each includes full access to our Life Enrichment Center. There are a variety of options available within those two categories and therefore, we ask that clients call our Guest Services department to purchase these Gift Certificates. This department can be reached at 828-295-4463 or 1-800-562-0807.

View Mother’s Day Brunch Menu here.

Click here to purchase your Spa Day Package Gift Certificates! All Certificate Specials are redeemable for a year after the purchase date, with the monetary amount never expiring.