As visitors approach one of the most beautiful inns in North Carolina they will be serenaded by the rhythmic thumping of the tires as they cross each cobblestone. The inn is like a massive wall of rocks that looks to be touching the blue sky. The red tile roof looks like a red cloud sitting atop this castle of rocks. These rocks were placed over one hundred years ago and still stand in their exact spot. From the parking area you can almost imagine the horse drawn wagons that had worked so hard to pull these massive boulders up to this very spot. You can see all the hard work that had went into clearing this mountain side for the inn to begin construction in the year 1912. If you listen very close you can just hear its history calling out to you.
Walking across the stone parking area at this time of year, if you are graced with the wind blowing you can hear the dry leaves rustle as they are blown across the stones, it is like they are making their own special music for each visitor. Entering through the lower level of the Vanderbilt Wing you will stroll a few feet down a small hallway into an opening were they have one of the several gingerbread house exhibits. Every detail will be exquisite, to the three foot white picketed fence that surrounds the exhibit, to keep curious fingers and hands away, to the pure white linen tablecloths that enhances each table underneath each little gingerbread house. It is almost like each house is sitting on a blanket of snow. Look at the detail of each little house you can almost smell the gingerbread scent in the air. You can almost taste the gumdrops and icing that decorate some of these houses.
Get lost as you make your way to the next exhibit of gingerbread houses. ...
... middle of paper ...
...rove Park Inn it is spectacular, it is warm and inviting. It beckons for you to come learn its history, walk on the same stones that some of the greats of our country have walked. As you walk out the doors leaving this majestic inn turn and take one last look. Above the north end fire place of The Great Hall the inscription in the stone reads “Take from this hearth its warmth. From this room its charm. From this Inn its amity. Return them not- But return” (anonymous). That says it all and return you should, to North Carolina’s little piece of Heaven here on earth.
Carter, Kenny. Kenny Carter | all galleries >> Grove Park Inn at Asheville, NC > Fireplace Inscription. 2014. 12 February 2014.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grove_Park_Inn. n.d. 12 February 2014.
http://www.groveparkinn.com/the-grove-park-inn-story. 2013. 12 February 2014.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “Did you see the three females who are staying at the inn?” Jack asked. “I saw them, sword maidens by the look of them I 'd say,” Joshua answered. “You can tell that just by looking at them?” Jack asked. “Well it was more the way they looked at me that gave them away, the look of contempt for males in general, not just me, they gave the same look to every other male regardless of species. Plus the human and the jorp carried swords with the mark of the sword maidens on the hilt. The dragoness had a pair of wicked looking long knives, and she sent a little tongue of flame my way when I got too close.” Jack guffawed, “Not very friendly of them, treating the Gray Knight himself that way.” Joshua... [tags: Female, Male, Sword, Woman]
1845 words (5.3 pages)
- Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore I have lived in Baltimore for quite some time now, and it is impossible to live in the area and not know that there is a ghost story associated with the Admiral Fell Inn at Fell Point (a section of Baltimore located right on the harbor). The man who told me this story is a very well educated, 61 year old credit union CEO. He told me the story over dinner, with me trying to shush the rest of the guests because they all wanted to tell their own versions. I have included his version of the Ghost of Admiral Fell below, excluding only names and comments from others: It all started on a dark and stormy night… Actually [my wife] and I had the opportunity of meeting th... [tags: Urban Legends]
1019 words (2.9 pages)
- Welcome to Skokie, IL – The World’s Largest Village Skokie, Illinois is one of many suburbs of Chicago, but it is also an interesting and unique town on its own. Officially, Skokie is a village, however it has a population of nearly 65,000 people. Over the years, the city has called itself, and been called, The World’s Largest Village because of this combination of factors. Skokie started out as an incorporated area called Niles Centre. In 1940, the name of the town was officially changed due to postal confusion with a nearby city.... [tags: Hotel, Hampton Inn, Hotels, Hotel chains]
1541 words (4.4 pages)
- The Rise and Subsequent Fall of the Third Reich Living in the crumbled remains of Germany, or the Weimar Republic, in the 1920’s was a dismal existence. Hyperinflation was rampant and the national debt skyrocketed as a result of the punishing features of the Treaty of Versailles. During the depression, however, a mysterious Austrian emerged from the depths of the German penal system and gave the desperate German people a glimpse of hope in very dark times. He called for a return to “Fatherland” principles where greater Germany was seen as the center of their universe with zealous pride.... [tags: Weimar Republic Germany Nazi Essays]
4619 words (13.2 pages)
- Comparing Fall of the House of Usher, Young Goodman Brown, and Rip Van Winkle In the early eighteen hundreds, literature in the Americas started a revolution of style in upcoming authors. Authors started to look towards nature for symbolism and society as a source of sin. The underlined meaning in most of these stories was meant to leave the reader with a new perspective of their personal lives and society as a whole. Three stories that use this particular technique are Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," Edgar Allen Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher," and Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle.... [tags: Compare Contrast Papers Hawthorne Poe Irving]
1430 words (4.1 pages)
- Alphonse Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York to Gabriele and Teresina Capone. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two gangs; the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Alphonse did well at school until the 6th grade when he was expelled for retaliating against a teacher who hit him. He was fourteen at the time. He became part of the Five Points gang in Manhattan and worked in gangster Frankie Yale's bar, the Harvard Inn, as a bouncer and bartender.... [tags: Biography]
2064 words (5.9 pages)
- I am doing my internship at an inn called Newagen Seaside Inn on Southport Island, Maine. Some observations I have made since I have been on internship would be that the majority of the summer staff in the inn is different from the year round staff. The summer staff is more international such as we have people from Jamaica, Ghana, Russia and a few others. The entire staff is really nice and helpful if you have any problems. The workflow is very smooth and everyone knows what that have to do that day.... [tags: Learning, Management, Communication]
808 words (2.3 pages)
- The hospitality industry in the United States is large, complex and intensely competitive. Within this industry is a segment comprised of hotels and motels, which will be the relevant sector for this marketing plan. To note, the hotel and motel industry in the United States had an estimated value of $137.5 billion as of the end of 2012 (MarketLine, 2012). The industry is forecasted to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2011 to 2016, to attain a value of $179.5 billion (MarketLine, 2012).... [tags: hotel, motel, leisure, hospitality industry]
1246 words (3.6 pages)
- HAMPTON INN: THE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE 1. The philosophy behind the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is to have the guests act as quality-assurance inspectors by identifying quality deficiencies and reporting them to hotel employees. I do think that this is a good way to improve service quality; however, I am not sure that it is the best way. While it may seem to consumers that employees will try harder to satisfy them, if employees are empowered to refund a customer’s money, they do not have to answer to management, they can just do it.... [tags: essays research papers]
399 words (1.1 pages)
- Creative Writing: Inn From Hell It all started on a dark a stormy night just outside of the Paris city limits at about 11:00 P.M. when Doctor Bleed and his assistant checked into the old run down inn. You see the weather was so bad that they could not even make it all the way over to Spain so they had to stop. They walked in with thier clothes soaked from the rainfall, when they first walked in they realized that there was nobody at the desk to wait on them so they just took it upon themselves to get a room for the night.... [tags: Creative Writing Essays]
1073 words (3.1 pages)
- The Relationship Between Student Motivation and GPA
- The Benefits of Social Media
- Plan for the Development and Clarification of Mission Statments and Values: The Hamptom City School
- Learning Journals on a Factory Collapse, Outsourcing and a Poisoning Scandal
- Technology in Lazy Eyes by Michael Agger
- Personal Narrative: A Journey to be Commemorated