Greystone Inn

2-Night Stay with Daily Meals, Champagne Cruise, and Unlimited Golf at The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway, NC

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Century-Old 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 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 1985.

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 at no extra charge. 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. Each cruise includes 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 six-course dinners in an upscale space (check the dress code before arriving). For a more causal dinner on Monday and Thursday–Saturday, visit the Lake Toxaway Country Club for bistro food.

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 countless hiking and biking trails, and local guides lead horseback tours and fishing trips. About 20 miles northwest of The Greystone Inn is the mountain town of Brevard, which has a relaxed, outdoorsy vibe.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two in a standard, deluxe, or luxury mansion room

  • Option 1: $489 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $920 value)
  • Option 2: $549 to check in Friday (up to a $1,040 value)

Included in all options:

  • Unlimited golf, 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

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/29/13
Travel by: 11/30/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 10/18–10/19
  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $50 fee; 15-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11.75% tax not included
  • Additional fees: 17% service fee not included

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


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/29/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 10/13/13–11/30/13
  • Not valid 10/18–10/19
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 15-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 17% service fee not included
  • 11.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Mansion Rooms: Standard, Deluxe, Luxury

  • One king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $120 per night for guests 11 or older; $90 per night for guests 7–10; $60 per night for guests 4–6; guests 3 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional cost
  • 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.
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