Steeped both in importance in the history of Asheville and upon the western facing slope of Sunset Mountain, the Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, N.C. http://bit.ly/2iXoY6e has to be one of the most fascinating and hospitable resorts in the world, located minutes from downtown Asheville. It's definitely worth the scenic drive down the Appalachians or short flight from the northeast to nestle yourself amid the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This is the time of year that guests sit cozied up in front of one of the two 36-foot wide fireplaces rising two stories high on opposite sides of the main lobby. The fireplaces have been designed to burn eight-foot logs.
The resort is home to one of the largest arts and crafts collections in the country and to two of only three known Roycroft grandfather clocks appraised at around $1 million apiece.