|image from Grove Park Inn website|
I have always wanted to visit the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC and this month I finally did!
Each year a HUGE conference takes place there in February for people interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement. March is our spring break so we missed the conference --my plan was to meet with the conference organizer Bruce Johnson but he was travelling when I visited. I secretly wish I lived in Asheville so that I could work on the conference each year--to me it would be the perfect job. Here is a link if you are interested in the February 2015 Arts and Crafts Conference this is probably the largest gathering of vendors and Craftsman aficionados each year in the country.
|The main lobby is flanked end to end with huge fireplaces.|
The hotel is pretty amazing. It was built in 1913 in just 362 days by 400 men working 10 hour days 6 days a week. The scale of it alone is awe inspiring.