Looking for something fun to do with the family over the holiday season? Don’t miss out on the NEW Zootastic Christmas Wonderland of lights opening up in Troutman NC. Located off Ostwalt Amity Road, this 42 acre site will feature miles of Christmas fun. Zootastic Park of Lake Norman is a new “interactive zoo” and will include exotic animals, seasonal events and more. Click below for the article from the Statesville Record and Landmark:
From Statesville, travel west on Interstate 40 to Ashville NC, home to the beautiful Grove Park Inn. Built in 1913, this Inn is loaded with history. My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the Inn for our 23rd wedding anniversary and enjoying the fabulous mountain views.
Upon arrival, you are greeted by the valet in front of the original Inn. After check in, you will get to explore your room. There are several different options for the room from mountain view to one overlooking the spa and ones with interior views of the Inn. Our room was a corner room with mountain views that had just been remodeled. The sky was very clear and we could see for miles! The only drawback to our room was that we did not have a balcony to sit out on. That would have been perfect.
Resort casual is the dress code for the extensive Friday night seafood buffet. What a spread! It is not possible to leave there hungry! Service was great and the food was fabulous. Don’t forget to check out the dessert area – Yum.
There are many things to do during your stay. Go golfing on the legendary course named after Donald Ross or work out at the sports complex. Visit the shops at the Inn or wander downtown Asheville
and shop in the Historic Biltmore Village.
Take a short ride down Route 74A and drive the winding roads around Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.
If you dcide to remain at the Inn, you can spend your time at the Spa. This is something you do not want to miss. What a place. If you do not use the services, make sure you at least take a tour. Enjoy the outdoor fire pits, jacuzzi spas, outdoor pool area, indoor pool, massages, facials and much much more… Relax and Enjoy!
In the evenings before dinner, take a romantic stroll through the endless trails, check out the museum and art shops or just take a seat and enjoy the view with a great glass of wine.
For dinner, you have 3 great options to choose from – Horizons, The Blue Ridge Dining Room and the Sunset Terrace. Afterward, you can have some fun in the piano bar (Elaine’s), Listen to live music in the Great Hall Bar or Magnolia Lounge and relax in the Cabana Grill.
This is just the beginning of the ammenities offerd at the Grove Park, so pack up the car and head out for a relaxing weekend at the Inn (oh yea – don’t forget your wallet!) Make sure the check the website for specials!
All this within a 2 hour drive of Statesville– and what a drive it is!
Sonya Leonard, Realtor®, ABR, GRI
Exit Home Team Realty
Statesville NC Real Estate, Statesville NC Sonya Leonard of Exit Home Team Realty is your local real estate expert in Statesville North Carolina. Specializing in working with buyers and sellers of Residential homes and land. The Statesville Real Estate Guide provides free access to individualized home searches for all homes in Statesville, Mooresville, Troutman, Lake Norman and the entire Lake Norman Area. Explore buyer and seller reports, community resources, new home communities and be sure to sign up for your personal home search. Let Sonya help you INVEST in Real Estate and you Future!