ABOUT "Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa"
Grove Park Inn Resort was built by Edwin Wiley Grove and Fred Loring Seely, his son-in-law. Grove owned the Paris Medicine Company. When he got sick, his doctors sent him to Asheville, North Carolina to recuperate. They believed that the state’s climate would benefit him greatly. Grove acquired properties and construction of the hotel then began and was completed in just 11 month and 27 days. The hotel’s furnishings were purchased from Roycrafters of New York. During the 2nd World War, the hotel was used as a center for Axis diplomats. The inn was then used as a recovery center for sailors. The Philippine Government, during exile, also used the Presidential Cottage. In 1955, the Grove Park Inn was then purchased by Sammons Enterprises. Its new owners, Mr. & Mrs. Sammons has extensive renovations done to the hotel and promoted it. In 2012, the hotel was acquired by KSL Resorts. Reported Ghosts One of the most beloved hotels in the South, the Grove Park Inn Resort is also one of the most haunted. The Pink Lady is the hotel’s most famous ghost and she has been haunting the hotel for more than half a century. There is not much detail about who the Pink Lady is. It is said that she is the ghost of a young woman who fell to her death in 1920 in the Palm Court Atrium. It is said that she fell to her death from Room 545. A contractor hired to repair the hotel felt the presence of the Pink Lady and got cold chills on his way to the atrium, as well as a tugging on his ear, he ran as fast as he could terrified. Needless to say, since then has never attempted to enter the room again. Many similar reports have also been made of strange feelings and the sensation of being touched. Guests have also reported having encountered the Pink Lady. A female guest reported hearing guests checking in to the room next door at approximately midnight and felt that her hand was being held. It was not her husband since he was on the other side of the bed. The sensation of the warm hand then suddenly disappeared. She asked the front desk clerk the next morning and was told that there was no one in the room. She was told that she must have held the hand of the Pink Lady. Other reports of the Pink Lady typically involve a pink mist that has been seen to flow along the hallways of the hotel and its grounds. There is countless activity that all caters around the Pink Lady, but one thing that people often say is the spirit seems gentle whoever he/she is.
Suitable for all guests and families (HALLOWEEN FUN)
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The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa does not have special tours or haunted event packages. If you are interested in learning more about the haunted guests or ghosts that reside at the hotel please call or visit their website to make a reservation. What better way to get in touch with them than to spend a few nights in the same room... - From I-26 & I-40 (The Ashville Airport) • Take I-240 into Asheville • Take Exit 5B/Charlotte Street • From I-240 East, turn left on Charlotte Street • From I-240 West, turn right on Charlotte Street • Proceed north on Charlotte Street for approximately 0.7 miles • Turn right on Macon Avenue and continue for 0.8 miles • The Grove Park Inn entrance will be on your left
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290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, 28804