Preserving Treasured Qualities of Vacation Life for over 70 Years....A Secluded Lodge & Seven Spacious Guest Cottages for Quiet Getaways or Family Retreats...B&B with Activities or Lodging Only Rates...Recreate or Relax...Wood-burning Rock Fireplaces ...A Private Portal for Hiking Trails to Magnificent Overlooks...A Fleet of Boats for all forms of Water Sports...Massage, Tennis, Golf & Horseback Riding...A Glimpse of the Past...Warm Hospitality...A World Away at Lake Lure, NC         

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Happy New Year! ~ We Thank You for Visiting us during our 2008 Season!

The Chalet Club is Closed for the Winter

Please check back for the yet-to-be-announced 2009 Rates & Dates 



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The Washburn family built the Chalet in 1927 and opened it as an inn in 1934. This incredible legacy spans six generations of our family with four generations having been active in the management of the business. 

While many businesses are driven by a bottom line on a ledger sheet, The Chalet Club, Inc. has been developed and refined with the primary goal of creating an incredible mountain vacation environment. The success of our hospitality goal is reflected in a comment from a departing guest... "Some people are born into hospitality and some are born to be hospitable. You, it appears are born to be both, and exceptionally good at it...."

 Our lives have been enriched immeasurably by the gift of meeting the many wonderful people who have traveled our way and the blessing of living in this mountain paradise. We invite you to sample the magic of our mountain and the fruits of our labor.  

Our Current Family of Innkeepers      


bobanne.jpg (16045 bytes)Our names are Anne and  Bob Washburn.  We are the  third generation of the Washburn family to operate The Chalet Club. Exceptional hospitality has been the mission of our family and staff since Bob's grandfather, Dr. James Murray Washburn began our legacy  seven decades ago.



60than1.jpg (53944 bytes)Dick and Dorothy Washburn, Bob's parents, took the reins of the operation in 1946 and continue to live on the property and contribute to the daily operation. 




Inviting accommodations with ambiance that are clean and  quiet , superb meals, hospitality with a personal touch and  a wealth of recreation options remain the standards of The Chalet Club which we strive to maintain. If vacationing here allows you to return to your daily life feeling nourished physically, mentally and spiritually - our mission is accomplished.

If the history of the Chalet and our family's multi-generation journey interests you, please enjoy a more detailed account on the History page. 


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