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Old 04-25-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Hi All,
Hoping you can help me out here. I still haven't actually been to the Grove Park Inn. Hubby and I tried to go a couple of years ago, but couldn't find parking... and we are NOT valet parking kind of folks. We just wanted to park somewhere, walk around inside and out, see the birdhouses (which are there again), maybe have a drink. Any insider tips on how to navigate that place? Their website doesn't have a map or any info about parking. TIA
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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My husband and I did that very thing last month (minus the bird houses). That day we were able to self park in the lot to the right as you drive into the Grove Park. We asked a valet if we could park ourselves, and he said sure. It didn't seem like that was something out of the ordinary.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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The parking is just beyond the Grove Park Inn entrance, as the above poster said, and you go over a little hill, and there it is, waaay down below, plenty of spots to put your car. You have to really hike up steeply to get back to the entrance, tho. Anyhow, it is worth the trouble to get inside and have a look around, nice view, fabulous lobby, there's some shops, and several restaurant/cafes in the hotel you can get your drinks at. If you can get out on the Sunset Terrace, that would be a very nice spot, especially if they have the jazz band set up.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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The parking is just beyond the Grove Park Inn entrance, as the above poster said, and you go over a little hill, and there it is, waaay down below, plenty of spots to put your car. You have to really hike up steeply to get back to the entrance, tho. Anyhow, it is worth the trouble to get inside and have a look around, nice view, fabulous lobby, there's some shops, and several restaurant/cafes in the hotel you can get your drinks at. If you can get out on the Sunset Terrace, that would be a very nice spot, especially if they have the jazz band set up.
Thanks much for both replies... we'll give it another try! Got out-of-town guests coming and that seems like a good place to take them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:23 AM
 
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Just to reinforce what others have said, we've been dropping by there for 20 years or more, often during so-called 'peak' times. Never yet used valet parking or spent the night. We just pull in, get out, walk in, hang out at the bar, sit in the porch rockers, look around for a couple of hours. Never had a problem. We've gone alone and also taken guests. Don't know what your roadblock was before, try again..
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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Secret tip...enter the grounds and turn left as if you're going to the front of the building (towards the valet area). Turn to the right directly in front and follow the parking lot around the right side of the building. Go down the hill (the Health Club will be right in front of you), turn left, then another left to get to the back of the building. There's a free multi-level parking deck under the building--the entrance is to the left as you come back up the hill behind the building. Park your car and take the elevator to the ballroom level. No hills to climb, and your car is protected from the weather. I've been there many times when the hotel was completely booked, and I've always found spaces in this deck (seems most people don't know about it).
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Actually there are two parking garages and both are free to park in whether you're an overnight guest or just here for a visit. Ask the staff in the Courtyard how to get to the garages. It's only tricky the first time!
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