The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - Asheville, NC
The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa was built from granite boulders hewn from the nearby mountains. It was the dream of a St. Louis entrepreneur, E.W. Grove, who had made his millions in the 1890s selling an elixir -- Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. Who knows whether it had any validity for taking off the chill or reducing a fever, but the sales enabled E.W. to build this hotel he called "a big home where every modern convenience could be found, but with all the old-fashioned qualities of genuineness with no sham." His son-in-law sketched up the drawings and with a crew of 400 men they built it in 12 months, using teams of mules to pull the boulders down the mountain.
The Lobby is massive and is famous for its hidden elevators (they're in the stone chimneys), In 1935 and 1936, F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed in Room 441. Other historical figures who once stayed in the hotel include Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Ford, and many of the U.S. Presidents.
The town is full of historic buildings and ArtDeco architecture that are easily explored on foot. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, then there are plenty of scenic hikes, whitewater rafting and great places to explore. The hotel has swimming, golf, tennis, racquetball and personal training.
Book your Adventure Weekend:
Gingerbread House Demonstration
Labor Day Beach Music Weekend
A Grove Park Inn Christmas
A New Year's Celebration
Best of Our State
The 21st Annual Big Band & Swing Dance Weekend
All That Jazz Weekend
Celtic Adventure Weekend
Classical Romance for Valentine's
Arts & Crafts Antique Show and Conference
Heritage Classic Dance Sport Championships
Comedy Classic Weekend
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