It seemed we had just arrived,
when it was time to leave. :(
If you have not read my previous post about
my recent trip to Asheville, NC,
you might like to scroll down to
~On the Road Together
My husband's conference was held at
The Grove Park Inn in Asheville and I tagged along.
You may click the link to view more
history & details about the Inn.
the rear view of Grove Park Inn
which overlooks the Spa Facilities
We had a nice dinner with others attending the conference
and watched a beautiful sunset from the
Sunset Terrace Restaurant .
the hotel is noted for the spectacular views
from any area
one of the many hallways
each rocking chair you see on the left
had a view
The grand stone entrance to the hotel
I really don't know how I captured a picture
without someone sitting in one of the rockers,
this was a favorite spot for the guests.
the flowers on the grounds were amazing
if that is not a container flower garden
I watched these friendly girls
each morning, while I drank my coffee.
They would stroll onto the golf course.
one of the large fireplaces in the lobby
notice I said "one"
look at the beautiful inlay in the ceiling
and the light fixtures
fresh flowers in the lobby each day
this one was my favorite
- especially the tall silver container
could not resist getting a close-up of the flowers
I could not begin to name each one
but, the orchids caught my eye
The entrance to the Inn
Notice the guy in the red vest to the right ~
he greeted you upon arrival
and I even captured a picture of him doing a little dance
He must love his job.
I do know he enjoys visiting with the guests.
I could not help but end this post,
with one of the quotes
inscribed in the large stone of the fireplace.
The Grove Park did have charm and I do hope
to return one day for a special occasion.
It was a busy trip for my husband
since he was there for a conference,
but we were able to have one
morning together to sight-see.
I will share those pictures on another post.
The Association who conducted
the conference also provided
a guided tour to the Biltmore and dinner there.
That was my first time to see the Biltmore.
I loved it! It was raining, so that meant
no really great pictures.
One day I did hang out at the Spa,
all by myself. The other wives/girls went shopping.
I would choose spa over shopping any day.
It was Breath-taking to say the least!
Of course no pictures were allowed in the area,
for privacy sake.You can view pictures on line
from the link I have shared.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures
and I was not too wordy with this post.