We just returned from celebrating my mom's 70th birthday at 5 star resort and spa. From the moment that you walk into the front foyer to the moment that you leave, you will understand what great service is all about. From the pianist playing on Saturday night in the sun room, to the Rowland's fine dining, to the spa and to the housekeepers- they all make you feel like you are a part of their family. We left rejuvenated and relaxed. We ate like queens, we hiked the beautiful carriage trails in the area and we shopped in the delightful downtown Blowing Rock. I would recommend this destination to all of my friends and I would definitely go back. This was a first class experience!