Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

My first thought was "Disneyland" but quickly changed my mind once inside the Grove Park Inn (instead the Timberline Lodge - hello The Shining - on top of Mt. Hood was its replacement). I think I may have changed my mind again when I remembered it is home to the National Gingerbread House Competition. Here's a miniature of the building located in the Atrium. It's most recent famous guest who signed a basketball in the lobby? Barack Obama.

View of the inn through the rainy window.

Man in the largest fireplace ever. I could have walked right into this without bending over. Ogre's Castle was the next comparison.

Unfortunately, the pool of the entire trip was accessible only to the Spa paying members at the inn. Grotto? The Cave Man Room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo? I wish this photo was mine but alas, it's from their website.

Morbid geographical fact learned today: We were within .25 miles of the institution where Zelda Fitzgerald burned to death.

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