By far the most famous and luxurious hotel in the South, the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. has stunning views of the awesome Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful Asheville skyline. This is a GRAND resort, built in 1913 of granite mined from nearby Sunset Mountain. This famous resort has true southern charm and on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Many presidents and other famous celebrities have stayed here and relaxed in one of the 513 luxurious rooms, enjoyed a cocktail by the 14 foot fireplace or witness a breathtaking sunset from one of the rocking chairs. The spa is one of the top 20 in the U.S. and resembles a giant cavern with 20 water features, such as waterfalls, warm mineral pool and a lap pool.
Outside the spa are fireplaces, a whirlpool and a beautiful outdoor terrace with stellar mountain views! The outdoor center, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, was named one of the BEST outfitters on earth by National Geographic. It offers whitewater rafting trips, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and fishing trips.
There is so much to do in and around Asheville, such as the Grovewood Gallery, the Biltmore Estate, lunch at the Tupelo Honey, the HIP nightlife, art galleries and much more.
Images: Omni Grove Park Inn