Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Grove Park Inn Celebrates Its 100th Birthday This Year!

Photo by Stefani Pereira
The Grove Park Inn has an interesting history. Completed in July of 1913 and officially open for business on July 12, 1913, keynote speaker Secretary of State Williams Jennings Bryan proclaimed that The Grove Park Inn was "built for the ages". One hundred years later, those words continue to ring true today.

The Grove Park Inn Celebrates 100 Years
The Grove Park Inn still draws crowds today, whether it's to stay in the historic hotel, dine in its fine restaurants, stroll the sprawling estate grounds, peruse the quaint shops, golf the championship course, spend a day at the spa, or just take in the panoramic views of Asheville itself. 

The month of January kicks off the birthday celebration with a Centennial Concert Series. Visitors can enjoy themed-weekends with loads of family fun scheduled throughout the upcoming months. The centennial celebration includes award-winning music, hilarious comedy shows, guided history tours, themed food and drink, and so much more.

The Grove Park Inn's Centennial Concert Series
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The 2013 Centennial Concert Series includes a Big Band/Swing Dance Weekend, an All That Jazz Weekend, a Celtic Adventure Weekend, and a Comedy Classic Weekend. Find big names throughout the concert series including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pat Metheny, Gaelic Storm, and Caroline Rhea... just to name a few.

All of the Centennial Concert Series shows take place in The Grove Park Inn's Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30p.m. and the shows begin at 8p.m. For ticket pricing, additional show information, and a full listing of perfomers, please visit The Grove Park Inn's Centennial Concert Series page.

Other Centennial Events
Also slated for the centennial celebration is a focus on the the Inn's farm-to-table cuisine with events such as the The Centennial Celebrity Chef Summer Series and the Turn Back Time as You Dine. The Summer Series features guest celebrity chefs, their specially designed menus, farm tours, book signings and more. Turn Back Time as You Dine focuses on retro-inspired menus from The Grove Park Inn's original 1913 courses.
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The subterranean world-class spa at the Inn plans to feature a series of health and wellness events which will host nationally acclaimed wellness authors and teachers, spa cuisine cooking demos, spa treatments, heath and wellness consultations, and more.  Also plan for a spectacular centennial celebration during its birthday month in July, including a Fourth of July grand event.

Calling All Centenarians
Finally as a special invitation to centenarians, The Grove Park Inn is offering a We're Turning 100 Together package. The resort offers 2-night accommodations including daily breakfast and complimentary dinner to anyone celebrating 100-years-of-age in 2013!

Photo by Stefani Pereira
Make your stay in Asheville like a home-away-from-home by choosing a local vacation rental with the perfect amenities to suit your needs. Be close and convenient to The Grove Park Inn, as well as all of the other local Asheville attractions. Make your Asheville getaway plans today!

Have you been to The Grove Park Inn? What did you enjoy most during your visit there? Tell us about it in our comment section!

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