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Whether it’s hitting up a new beer fitness class or traveling across the world, we all have our definition of adventure.
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Asheville, North Carolina to visit The Omni Grove Park Inn. Little did I know of the adventure that awaited me when I arrived on the property.
For many, trips to Asheville consist of great hiking and great beer. However, there are tons of things to experience beyond the mountains and breweries--so much of which you can experience while staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn.
From zip lining across the Blue Ridge Mountains to diving deep in the history of the Inn and its surrounding areas, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to find adventure at the Omni Grove Park Inn.
Just outside on the Sunset Terrace, I took in the seemingly endless view of the mountains. The picturesque views are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they’re real.
Whether you’re a nature lover or you just want to get away from the city for a weekend, chances are you can find what you're looking for at The Omni Grove Park Inn.
For The Foodie
Even if you’re not one to try new foods, you’re sure to love the property's notorious National Gingerbread House Competition, which takes place here every holiday season. The winning houses from this November contest are displayed around the property through the end of the year for everyone to enjoy. In fact, their gingerbread houses are so infamous that they were featured on ABC's Good Morning America, as well as on the Travel Channel and the Food Network.
For The Adrenaline Junkie
When I visited, it was a rainy and cloudy day, which made for an even faster and cooler ride than I could've hoped for. Zipping through the clouds is an experience like no other!
For The Relaxation Lover
The facility itself is gorgeous, and it's a no-phone zone, so you'll be totally relaxed and unplugged. An outdoor waterfall greets you before you even step foot inside the spa. Upon entry, the spa concierge shows you to your locker and provides a tour of the facilities before you arrive at your treatment room. I was treated to a 50-minute massage, including aromatherapy oils and hot towels. After my session ended, my massage therapist handed me a red rose and offered me a drink of my choice (I got a glass of champagne, of course).
Anyone who receives a treatment at the spa (or purchases a day pass) can also take advantage of the spa's extensive facilities. One of my favorite parts had to be the therapeutic waterfall, which you can stand under as it pours 200 gallons of water per minute onto whatever part of your body is feeling particularly tense. A close second favorite was the mineral pool, where you could float with your ears under the water's surface and listen to underwater music.
For The Fitness Fanatic
Looking for a workout outside of the gym? Check out the 18-hole golf course located outside the resort. PGA professionals and past presidents have played on this legendary course, so you’ll be in good company while you’re working out.
For The Historian
For The Beer (or Wine, or Kombucha) Drinker
In addition to beer, many breweries offer wine, cider, and kombucha, so there’s something for everyone. And if you don’t want to leave the Omni Grove Park Inn, no problem! They carry a selection of local brews on site, too.
Rumor also has it that some of their breweries also host beer fitness classes. Yoga and beer retreat, anyone?
Are you ready to visit The Omni Grove Park Inn?
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