The Greystone Inn

Two-Night Stay in a Mansion Luxury Room at The Greystone Inn in Blue Ridge Mountains

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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: several years later, magnates such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison visited the area, drawn in by the mountain air and luxurious accommodations. Jennings's dream resort continues to impress today: The Greystone Inn earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Top Small Resorts in the United States.

Down 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, which includes a champagne toast and historical commentary from the captain.

The Blue Ridge foothills sit in the background of The Greystone's 18-hole, Kris Spence–designed golf course. It was named by Links magazine as one of the top resort courses in the Carolinas.

In the morning, The Greystone holds breakfast in the Lakeside Dining Room, with plates such as eggs benedict and belgian waffles. Each night, the restaurant serves six-course dinners. There's an upscale, mannered feel to the dining room; the inn requires all guests to adhere to its dress code, which bars blue jeans and T-shirts during dinner.

The property's centerpiece is the Greystone Mansion, built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No two of its 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 that dot its forests. Gorges State Park and Nantahala National Forest are lined with countless hiking and biking trails, and local outposts lead guided 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 made up of art galleries and restaurants.

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

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in a mansion luxury room

  • $529, valid for stay Sunday–Thursday
  • $579, valid for stay on Friday or Saturday

Book by: 5/31/12
Travel by: 5/31/12

Included in both options:

  • Unlimited golf
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Daily six-course dinner
  • Champagne cruise on Lake Toxaway

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

Amenities

  • 18-hole golf course
  • Lakefront restaurant and cocktail lounge
  • Onsite spa
  • Lake cruises on mahogany boat
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Tennis and croquet
  • Fitness center

The Fine Print

  • Valid for travel starting 4/15/12, must complete travel by 5/31/12 or promotional value expires
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • All cancellations will incur a $50 fee; 15-day cancellation notice or fee of Groupon price applies
  • 3-night (Fri.-Mon.) stay required for Memorial Day weekend
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Valid credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $25 cart fee per person per round not included
  • 17% per day service fee (in lieu of gratuity) & 11.75% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call The Greystone Inn or visit website by 5/31/12.
  3. Choose a date between 4/15/12 and 5/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

Consult the Inn's accommodations page for more info on mansion luxury rooms, which include the Firestone, Heinitsh, Moltz, Reynolds, and Rockefeller rooms.

In All Included Rooms:

  • One king or queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $120 per night for each guest 11 or older; $90 per night for each guest aged 7–10; $60 per night for each guest aged 4–6; no charge for guests 3 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: guests can upgrade to a Hillmont room for $25 per night or to an upper Hillmont room or lakeside suite for $50 per night.

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for two in a mansion luxury room

  • $529, valid for stay in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $920 value)
  • $579, valid for stay on Friday or Saturday (up to a $1,040 value)

    Included in both options:
  • Unlimited golf (a $138 value)

    Total value: up to $1,178
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Daily six-course dinner
  • Champagne cruise on Lake Toxaway

Getting There

  • By plane: 40 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL); 71 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • By car: about 54 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina

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