Resorts & Spas
Grove Park Inn: A Luxury Mountain Retreat
The Grove Park Inn is a legendary North Carolina hotel with a history that dates back to the early 20th century. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking Asheville, the Inn offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience. From the décor to the amenities to the spectacular views, the hotel is truly an experience in itself.
Celebrating its 100th year in 2013, the Grove Park Inn has made its mark as a top resort in North Carolina and the United States. Its numerous accolades, such as the AAA Four-Diamond award for more than 10 years, are a testament to the resort’s grandeur. Since opening, the Grove Park Inn has hosted 10 presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. The resort’s history dates back to 1909, when Edwin Wiley Grove purchased 408 acres of land in north Asheville. Two years later, plans began to materialize for what would become the Grove Park Inn. Shortly after, construction commenced with only the use of mules, wagons and ropes, and granite boulders, some weighing as much as 10,000 pounds. Four hundred men worked 10-hour shifts six days a week and construction was completed less than a year after groundbreaking.
The Grove Park Inn also features an impressive offering of amenities. Its spa, ranked as one of the top five hotel spas in the country by Travel + Leisure, offers 43,000 square feet of relaxation space, mineral pools, saunas, whirlpools and more. Golfers can play the historic course designed by Donald Ross. The course has played host to numerous PGA Tour events and pros, including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus. Guests can also enjoy breathtaking mountain views from several of the hotel’s restaurants.
Asheville’s attractions are easily accessible from the Inn. From its rich history to modern energy, the city is a hip blend of art, nature, culture and mountain flavor. Explore the lively downtown, unique shopping, architectural marvels and thriving arts scene with performing arts, galleries and events.
added: December 21, 2012
updated: January 2, 2013