The Greystone Inn - Lake Toxaway, NC

Two-Night Stay for Two with Daily Meals and Unlimited Golf Green Fees at The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway, NC

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Century-Old Luxury Resort on Private Mountain Lake

In the late 19th century, a wealthy Pittsburgh entrepreneur named E.H. Jennings wanted to turn a remote patch of North Carolina wilderness into a resort area. The area lacked paved roads, but Jennings went so far as to fill a mile-wide gulch with water to create Lake Toxaway, the region's first manmade lake. His bet paid off: soon, magnates such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were visiting the area, drawn by the mountain air and luxurious accommodations. The resort area continues to impress today: The Greystone Inn earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Top Small Resorts in the United States.

At Lake Toxaway, a boathouse rents out canoes and kayaks to guests at no extra charge, and the 14 miles of shoreline contain a number of secluded spots to walk, fish, or read banned books. You can also take daily tours of the lake on The Greystone's 26-passenger mahogany boat, Miss Lucy. Each cruise includes a champagne toast and historical commentary from the captain.

The Blue Ridge foothills serve as the backdrop for the resort's 18-hole, Kris Spence–designed golf course. It was named by Links magazine as one of the top resort courses in the Carolinas. Before teeing off, head to the Lakeside Dining Room for a breakfast of eggs benedict or belgian waffles. Each night, the restaurant serves six-course dinners in an upscale space where blue jeans and T-shirts aren't allowed and jackets are required. For a more causal dinner on Monday and Thursday–Saturday, visit the Lake Toxaway Country Club for bistro fare.

The property's centerpiece is the Greystone Mansion, built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No two guest rooms are exactly the same, but many have distinctive period-style furniture and hardwood floors. Luxury rooms—the largest in the mansion—have spacious living areas with couches, armchairs, and gas or wood-burning fireplaces. The Moltz room features a jacuzzi tub, and the Reynolds room has a private porch overlooking the lake.

Transylvania County, North Carolina: Waterfalls and Mountain Hamlets

Transylvania County, which contains Lake Toxaway and the slightly larger town of Brevard, is known regionally as the "Land of Waterfalls" for the hundreds of scenic cascades dotting its forests. Gorges State Park and Nantahala National Forest are lined with countless hiking and biking trails, and local guides lead horseback tours and fishing trips. About 20 miles northwest of The Greystone is the mountain town of Brevard, which has a relaxed, outdoorsy vibe and is filled with art galleries and restaurants.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in a standard room

  • Option 1: $499, valid for Sunday–Wednesday check-in (up to an $898 value)
  • Option 2: $559, valid for Friday check-in (up to a $998 value)

Book by: 9/30/12
Travel by: 10/11/12

Included in all options:

  • Unlimited golf green fees, tennis, croquet, and use of canoes and kayaks
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres
  • Daily dinner
  • Champagne cruise on Lake Toxaway
  • Wireless Internet

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary canoe and kayak use
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis and croquet
  • Onsite spa
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/30/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/11/12
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations will incur a $50 fee; 15-day cancellation notice or fee of Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • $25 cart fee per person per round not included
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 5% occupancy tax, 6.75% tax and 17% service fee not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Duke, Edison, or Nunnally Standard Rooms

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: rooms included with the Groupon are not handicap-accessible, may upgrade to handicap-accessible rooms
  • Room upgrades: available for an additional fee

Getting There

  • By plane: about 40 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • By car: about 55 miles southwest of Asheville

Traveler's Tips

  • The 17% service fee is in lieu of gratuity.
  • The golf course will undergo aerification on September 10 and 11, but will still be playable.

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