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Yonahlossee Resort & Club

Boone, North Carolina

By Roger Cox, Editor

Set deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina,Yonahlossee Resort & Club, Boone, North Carolina the Yonahlossee Resort & Club started out in 1922 as a summer camp for girls, but took on an entirely different dimension after being converted to a tennis resort in 1987. Then as now guests stayed either in an inn or the cottages and homes on the property and dining in the 1920s stone house now known as the Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar or other local restaurants. Although the resort's amenities have been expanded to include a spa, fitness center, and pool, tennis at the member-owned private club (though open to guests) remains the centerpiece: outdoors, from May through October on its seven Har-Tru courts, and indoors on three hard courts year round. Director of tennis Bryan Dirk schedules a full slate of weekly activities, including adult and junior clinics, men's and ladies nights, Cardio tennis, drill sessions, and Play with the Pro events supplemented by custom-designed programs for tennis teams. All and all, it's a solid program in an exceptional location. For specifics about tennis, visit Yonahlossee Racquet Club.

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Pro Shop: 828-963-1800


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Rates and Reservations

Lodging options begin with rooms at the inn and extend through several sizes of cottages up to 5-bedroom townhomes.

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Yonahlossee Resort & Club
226 Oakley Green
Boone, NC 28607
Toll-free: 800-962-1986
Fax: 828-963-7902
Web Link: Yonahlossee Resort & Club

Seasons. May-September on the outdoor courts; year-round on the indoor courts.

Travel Instructions. By Air: The most convenient airport is Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) in Charlotte, NC, a two-hour drive away much of it along four-lane highway. The alternative is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), roughly the same distance away but along often narrow roads.

General Tourist Information. Visit the Explore Boone Area website.

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Doubles Boot Camps

Doubles Boot Camp at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Join the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Team for doubles boot camp, camp Jan. 15-17, 22-24, or Feb. 12-14. The weekend includes 10 hours of instruction and match play, welcome reception, pro exhibition, and accommodations for 2 nights at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. For more information, phone 904-277-5151 or visit


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Here's what others have had to say about Yonahlossee Resort & Club.

  • 4½-Ball Rating "Yonahlossee Racquet Club and the Blowing Rock area have been one of the best kept tennis secrets! The staff is incredibly helpful, skilled and friendly. We've made visiting Yonahlossee an annual trip to play in the Yonahlossee Adult Clay Court tourney the last weekend in July. One of the best run tournaments in the country with excellent competition, extremely friendly participants and a very well managed event by Brian Dirk the Director of Tennis. Beautiful tennis courts hidden in a wonderful mountain setting with a very nice choice of accommodations."—C.B., Adv., April 2015
  • 4½-Ball Rating "I've been around the block and know a great place when it presents itself. Well this is one of those diamonds in the rough that has to be recognized as a sweet destination for those tennis (or romantic) endeavors that won't be found elsewhere in the country.
    The tennis is on 7 clay courts and there are 3 indoor courts for inclimate weather (or winter). The scenary is second to none as trees For honeymooners that love tennis you CAN NOT beat his place for a get away! For those inner-city folk who want to get away to a great destination, far removed from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to be.
    The staff has the guests first and foremost. Ample social opportinties are provided by the club so new-comers feel at home and welcomed very quickly. The facility also has a full-sized lap pool and 2 workout rooms with adequate equipment to fill the void from your home club. Housing is superb. The cabins and other housing options are SECLUDED, quiet, nicely furnished. Think of the sweetest ski cabin you've ever been to. This equals that for sure.
    Great destination. Peaceful, quiet, excellent resources in a romote location which should be a top consideration for the tennis entheusist. Two thumbs up!"
    —R.R., Int., August 2013
  • 5-Ball Rating "Amazing resort. Beautiful scenery in the mountains, courts were great, staff and pros were excellent and fun to work with. I took private lessons from the pros and made major strides with my game. Fantastic experience all-around, I cannot wait to return."—H.N., Int., August 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—S.J., Int., June 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "Fabulous facilities, and the most accommodating staff you'll ever want to meet. So friendly and helpful. Good selection of clothing and shoes in the pro shop, too. You couldn't find a better place to play tennis. The courts are well maintained, in a beautiful mountain setting."—J.P., Int., June 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. They really made us feel that they were glad to have us visit. We are a group of about 20 who have been playing tennis for 20 plus years and Yonahalosee is one of our favorite venues."—W.A., Adv. Int., May 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating "A great tennis facility with thoughtful, welcoming staff who emphasize making their guests feel welcome! Courts are very well maintained, fresh water provided,, and your every need met. Our tennis group has been going to Yonahlossee both fall and spring for an outing for over 20 years,, and it just keeps getting better! I could not recommend it more highly!"—S.R., Adv. Int., May 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "Yonahlossee indoor tennis court has great facilities. We really enjoyed playing games there. More important is that they have great team on site to provide the professional service to the guests. We really have great time with the staff there."—D.S., Low Int., May 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "Trengths: -courts are new, clean -people are friendly, helpful -great stuffs to eat and drinks for free -rackets are good -balls are new and good quality"—H.M., Low Int., May 2013
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.S., Beg., May 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating "Incredible place on the mountains, great service, superb facilities, great atmosphere. Incredible to have 3 indoor courts in the middle of the mountians. I am from Uruguay, South America, and I spent a wonderful sporty weekend and Yonahlossee lodge. Congratulations.."—G.F., Int., May 2013
  • 3½-Ball Rating "very nice resort with wonderful tennis court, adream place for vacation"—J.Y., Beg., May 2013

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