National Geographic : 1913 Nov
The finest Resort Hotel in the world has been built at Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N. C. Open all the year Absolutely Fireproof Mr. E. W. Grove, of St. Louis, Mo., has built at Asheville, N. C., the finest resort hotel in the world Grove Park Inn. Built by hand of th' great boulders of Sunset Mountain, it is full of rest and comfort and wholesomeness. The front lawn is the hundred -acre eighteen-hole golf links of the Asheville Country Club, and with it sixty acres belonging to the hotel. The purest water obtainable is piped seventeen miles from the slopes of Mount Mitchell, over 6, 000 feet altitude. Biltmore milk and cream exclu sively, supplied from 200 registered Jerseys on the estate of Mr. Geo. W. Vanderbilt. It is doubtful if this famous dairy is equaled in the world. Five Four hundred one-piece rugs were made hundred at Aubusson, France. Seven hundred pieces feet of porche of furniture and over 600 lighting fixtures of at Grove Park Inn solid copper made by hand by the Roycrofters. The plumbing material is the finest that has ever been placed in any hotel in the world. Bath-tubs and fixtures all solid porcelain. No pipes visible anywhere. No radiators to be seen-all placed in recesses under windows. No electric bulbs visible. The " Big Room," or what some call the lobby, is 80 by 120 feet, and is probably the most unique public room in the country. Two great fireplaces in it will burn twelve-foot logs. For the golfers there are lockers and shower-bath rooms with a forty-foot swimming pool not excelled by the finest clubs in existence, and the players are less than 100 yards distant on the links. Situated amid the most inspiring mountain scenery, Grove Park Inn offers the finest combination of climate, comfort, and happiness that we believe has ever been made possible. Especially available for northern guests in the Spring, Fall, and Winter, going and returning from farther southern resorts, or for an allWinter resort.Persons with any form of tubercular trouble will not be received at the Inn. Rates-American Plan-$5.00 a day upward. Reached by the Southern Railway. GROVE PARK INN Sunset Mountain Asheville, N. C. New York Booking Office, 1180 Broadway "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."