Historic Hotels in North Carolina
For those who want to transform their sleeping time into a night of historical relaxation choose your stay in any of the five Historic Hotels in the State of North Carolina like The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, The Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines and Brookstown Inn in Winston Salem. These places are preserved with the collaborative efforts of the government and their management. The Grove Park Inn in Asheville is built in 1913 and owned by Edwin W. Grove and is notable for its distinctive structure which is made from granite stones which were mined from Sunset Mountain. Guests of the hotel will find an amusing site for overlooking the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of the keynote speakers during its inauguration were Thomas Edison, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Henry Ford. Nowadays, the hotel hails tall and proud and has experienced a major renovation, which includes the addition of a foot spa area and the expansion of the sports complex. Currently, it has 510 rooms and 12-themed suites and is proud to offer the following amenities: gift shops, restaurants, lobby bar, business center, valet parking, and vending machines, shoeshine services, indoor and outdoor pools and a lot more.
Serving as a meeting place for the students and other personnel of the University of North Carolina Chapel hill’s campus is The Carolina Inn, built and opened by John Sprunt Hill in 1924. It served as a pioneer in exhibiting the Southern Colonial Style of architecture which is actually Georgian, Neoclassical and European influences mixed into one, whereas the brainchild of the design is architect Arthur C. Nash. The hotel is enamored with antiques, rising up a casual yet elegant feel of the surroundings. In 1935, Hill donated the property to the University wherein the profits generated by the facility would support the University Library. Carolina Inn has 184 guestrooms, all of which are inclusive of iron and ironing board, coffee maker, Nintendo, phones, electronic locks, hairdryers, rooms service and a lot more. It is a nearby golf course and tennis courts and other attractions such as the Playmaker’s Repertory Theater, North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Stadium, and Ackland Art Museum.
The 10-story Dunhill Hotel, which opened in 1929 as the Mayfair Manor, sports a neo-classical architecture designed by Louis Asbury Sr. The property was fully renovated in 1999 and is currently a hub for the city’s art and culture. Now, it offers 60 guest rooms that detail the 18th-century interior. Amenities in Dunhill include unlimited access to its fitness center, dry cleaning service, shoeshine service and a lot more. The Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, on the other hand, is housed inside a 250 acre of land in Southern Pines. It was inaugurated in 1921 and has been exhibited the Georgian-style architecture since then. The golf club is designed by Donald Ross. It has been consistently ranked as one of the finest golf courses in the country.
Brookstown Inn’s structure, on the other hand, was originally of Winston Salem’s first factory (the Salem Cotton Mill which eventually became Wachovia Flour Mill), has been a strong reflection of the city’s industrial history. Constructed in 1837, the structure has survived the test of time and evolved to what it is now today. Almost destroyed in 1976, historians objected to the idea and transformed the structure into something new, a 71-room inn. Each of the guest rooms is adorned with classic designs and color schemes, custom poster-style beds, each with hand-stitched quilts. Some rooms have garden tubs and fireplaces. They also offer complimentary breakfast to guests.