Charlotte September 18, 2017
The One Place To Sleep Near Charlotte That’s Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
If you are looking for a special place to pamper yourself this fall, take a trip up to Asheville to stay for an evening at the historic Omni Grove Park Inn! Located only two hours from Charlotte, the Omni Grove Park Inn is the perfect balance of rustic charm and modern luxury. Fall is the perfect time to visit, as the mountain views are spectacular and the trees are a gorgeous spatter of yellows, oranges, and reds. This luxurious resort attracts visitors from across the country and will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
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Nestled into the side of a mountain, The Omni Grove Park Inn is an exquisite display of stone, brick, and mortar.
Beautiful landscaping surrounds the massive resort and amazing flowers, trees and plants will be on full display as you walk into the hotel.
When you pull up to the front entrance, a doorman dressed in full uniform will greet you and take your bags.
As you enter the main hotel lobby you'll be in awe of the beautiful stonework on the walls, the multiple rocking chairs in front of the fireplace, and a cozy leather-bound bar in the corner that offers guests cocktails, wine, and more.
There's nothing more relaxing than sitting with your significant other in front of the fire on a cool autumn night in the mountains!
The lobby at the Grove Park Inn is a central gathering spot for many guests. In the evenings, live music or entertainment may be on display and the fireplaces are always on creating a cozy, warm glow that envelops the room. Even if you are not staying over night, the hotel still welcomes visitors to enjoy a drink in its cozy lobby or at one of the ten restaurants and bars onsite.
The views at the Grove Park Inn are some of the most exquisite you will ever see.
Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, the hotel’s huge outdoor patio that wraps around the resort provides the most amazing views of the mountain landscape.
The famous Sunset Terrace is a well known spot for guests to grab a table or rocking chair and enjoy the fresh air.
On a clear day you'll see the rolling mountains and the colorful forest lining the landscape beneath an. endless blue sky. The view is no less stunning on a rainy days; the clouds brushing the treetops as mist rises from the mountains is an absolutely magical sight.
The Grove Park Inn has multiple restaurants at the resort ready to serve any kind of meal you desire.
The restaurants here embrace a farm-to-table concept, so you will enjoy fresh, southern cuisine with a mountain flair.
Whether you are looking for fine dining, or something more casual and quaint, you'll find it at the Grove Park.
You'll never be eating without a view at this amazing property, so wherever you choose to have dinner you can be sure you'll have a fabulous scenic backdrop.
The guest rooms at the Grove Park are each unique and display their own charming features.
Newer, more modern rooms are offered in the Sammons and Vanderbilt wings of the hotel, but the main part of the Inn features older rooms that have been part of the hotel since it was built. Although more rustic, the rooms in the historic section of the hotel each have their own individual charm and character.
No matter which type of room you choose, it will have an amazing mountain view.
There is nothing more calming than sleeping with the windows wide open and listening to the sounds of the forest from a luxury King-sized bed!
While the Grove Park Inn is most famous for the fabulous views, the massive hotel spa is magical in its own right.
The 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa offers amazing treatments like hot stone massages, relaxing facials, and mountain honey wraps. All treatments also grant you access to the spa space all day long… and you definitely won’t want to leave!
Gorgeous stone walls surround the indoor/outdoor spa and more than 20 water features stimulate waterfalls, mineral pools, and more that you can relax in.
There is also a one-of-a-king lap pool that sits beneath a sky of 6,500 fiber-optic stars! The pool also plays underwater music keeps your mind at ease as you swim.
After enjoying a dip, retreat into the private steam rooms to finish out your spa day with style.
The Grove Park Inn is also home to a championship golf course designed by the famous landscape architect Donald Ross.
Enjoy a challenging round of 18 holes on the mountainside and relish in the gorgeous natural backdrop surrounding you!
After your game, head back up to the resort for a drink on the terrace.
Once you visit this amazing North Carolina treasure, you’ll want to come back again and again!
The Grove Park Inn is also a lovely place to visit during the Christmas season.
Each year, the hotel hosts a gingerbread house contest where you can see hundreds of delicately-crafted holiday homes created by people from all over the region. Christmas trees, wreaths, and lights adorn the resort, leaving it sparkling and majestic. Go ahead, give yourself an early Christmas gift and a book a weekend for yourself as soon as possible!
Grove Park Inn is the place to be if you are looking for a truly magical vacation experience that you won’t find anywhere else. For more details, including reservation information, visit the
Omni Grove Park Inn website.
Have you stayed at the Grove Park Inn? Share your experience and memorable moments in the comments. Happy vacationing!