This is the second time my 2 daughters and I have spent a weekend at Esseola. It is a really outstanding resort in every way. The staff is delightful. Our housecleaning lady was so nice and friendly I wanted to take her home. The grounds are gorgeous. There is a spa, pool, tennis, golf ... And it is 15 minutes from national landmark Grandfather Mountain which can easily be an all day adventure. I am giving 4 stars rather than 5 for 2 reasons. First, when I made the reservation for a room for the 3 of us (price $470 plus tax) I was NOT told there was an additional $71 "resort fee." That was very annoying. If the price of the room is not $470 but really $540 then say so. Additional we all agreed that the included breakfast is terrific, but the dinner in the dining room is not so fabulous, particularly for the price. Food was good but not THAT good for well over $80 per person. Bottom line ... We would and probably will come back, but will understand up front the total cost of the room. I don't think we would have dinner in the dining room again. But we loved our weekend and this is a stunningly beautiful spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rustic lodge where guests are welcome to play golf at the nearby course. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eseeola Lodge At Linville Golf Club Hotel Linville