The Greystone Inn by Natural Retreats - Lake Toxaway, NC

Stay with Champagne Cruise at The Greystone Inn by Natural Retreats in Lake Toxaway, NC. Dates into November.

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Century-Old AAA Four Diamond Resort on Private Mountain Lake

In the late 19th century, a wealthy entrepreneur named E.H. Jennings wanted to turn a remote patch of western North Carolina wilderness into a resort area. The area lacked paved roads, but Jennings nonetheless filled a mile-wide gulch with water to create Lake Toxaway, the region’s first manmade lake. Soon, magnates such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were visiting the area, drawn by the mountain air. In a building dating back to 1910, The Greystone Inn by Natural Retreats welcomes guests to this area with luxurious accommodations. It earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Top Small Resorts in the United States list and has been named a AAA Four Diamond hotel every year since 1986.

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.

At Lake Toxaway, a boathouse rents out canoes and kayaks to guests. You can find a secluded spot to walk, fish, or read amid 14 miles of shoreline. There are also daily tours of the lake on The Greystone’s 26-passenger mahogany boat, Miss Lucy. The cruise included with this Getaway features a champagne toast and historical commentary from the captain.

The Blue Ridge Mountains foothills serve as the backdrop for the resort’s 18-hole, Kris Spence–designed golf course. It was named one of the Carolinas’ top resort courses by Links magazine. Before teeing off, head to the Lakeside Dining Room for a breakfast of eggs benedict or belgian waffles. Each night, the restaurant serves four-course dinners in an upscale space. For lunch, visit the Lake Toxaway Country Club.

Transylvania County, North Carolina: Land of 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 hiking and biking trails, and local guides lead horseback tours and fishing trips.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a mansion standard room, mansion deluxe room, or mansion luxury room
  • Miss Lucy champagne cruise for two
  • Dates into November

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 16-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis and croquet
  • Onsite spa


92% of 76 customers recommend

  • “The resort is absolutely beautiful and the staff are a pleasure to work with. greystone in is excellent if you are looking for a romantic get away.”

  • “Friendly staff everywhere, good entertainment, very nice tour on the Lake, great food”

  • “The room was wonderful,the food very good and love that use of the Golf course was also included in our off season stay.”

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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 16-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Mansion Standard Room

  • One king bed

Mansion Deluxe Room

  • One king or queen bed

Mansion Luxury Room

  • One king or queen bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $50 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added to the Miller and Jennings room (deluxe) for an additional $100 per pet per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL; 40 miles)
  • Distance from Asheville: about 55 miles

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