The monopoly tycoons of the nineteenth century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Enjoy an upscale home away from home with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of dining, golf, gift shop purchases, lodging, or spa services at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa on Macon Avenue.
Nestled among picturesque trees and hills, the venerable resort and spa fetes leisure lovers with a plethora of recreational activities within its sprawling confines. Vibrant visitors hankering for delectable edibles have their choice of a wide range of eateries that range from the family-friendly Blue Ridge Dining Room to the surf ‘n’ turf Sunset Terrace and the outdoor Cabana Grille open from the late spring through the early fall, boasting poolside perches and sweeping views of squirrel-helmed golf carts.
Perfect your back swing or forward swerve on the golf course with games of nine or 18 holes ($50/$85, valid from 2 p.m. to close; other fees vary by season). After your barbershop quartet finishes the round, alight upon the gift shop to snag a commemorative old-style hat ($25) or GPI snow globe ($48) featuring a shrunken reenactment of your first winter cotillion.
The resort showcases an array of guest rooms complete with luxurious comforts in idyllic settings, and the spa soothes sojourners with a miscellany of services, from the revitalizing 60-minute gentlemen’s Mountain Stream foot treatment ($100) to the 50-minute Head in the Clouds massage ($140), which frees the mind from the worrywarts and carebears that dominate the human consciousness. A popular destination for 10 U.S. presidents as well as a romantic setting for nuptials, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa celebrates the beauty of its surroundings in charming style, often displaying dapperly dressed deer clinking a champagne toast with handsome nearby mountain ranges.
47 Yelpers and Yahoo! Travelers give The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa a four star average. TripAdvisors give it a four owl-eye average: > * This is precisely what I think of when I think of the perfect getaway, rest & relaxation type of establishment. – Mark M., Yelp, 1/3/11 > * Stayed there for 2 nights while my wife was at a conference held at the hotel. Liked it so much that we decided to stay an extra day after the conference ended. The level of service is unmatched and the facilities are spotless. – ToodieFoodie, TripAdvisor
Grove Park- Sunset
290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28804Get Directions