Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WW - Grove Park Inn Pool Heaven



When I heard that the Spa at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC cost $44 million to build, I thought that was insane.  How could a bunch of pools and hot tubs could cost so much?  It was money well spent though, especially the  stone work.  My favorite pool was the lap pool, tucked in its own grotto. Right on the heels of my post on lights on the ceilings, this pool had fiber optic lights embedded in the rock ceiling.



Look at that beautiful starry night!  I got this pool mostly to myself because I wore my goggles and scared everyone off.  Most people were there to lounge, but this was a lap pool after all!  I spent an hour and a half  swimming in perfectly heated 84F salt water (my taste buds say isotonic 0.9% salt as opposed to 3% sea salt) with minerals, eucalyptus oil and no chlorine.  And don't forget the soothing underwater music.  It was swimming in heaven.



The view of the waterfalls and skylights in the rest of the spa from the pool with breathtaking as well.  Of course, no photography was allowed, but that usually doesn't stop me.  Thankfully, I managed not to drop camera into the pool either winking.

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9 comments :

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy said...

That is so cool! Kudos for the great shots and for not dropping the camera in the water - something I surely would have done!

Jennifer said...

Ooh! I totally want to stay there. Awesome!

Happy WW!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I went to the Grove Park for my honeymoon and we spent an afternoo in the spa. It was totally awesome.

I am Harriet said...

I'd love to have one of those in my house....

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linda said...

A unsual gorgeous Spa and beatiful shots! I would like to visit if i get chance.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That pool is amazing! Too funny you scared off people with your goggles so you could have it to yourself... ;)

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Brenda said...

I would love to swim there, looks wonderful!

Other Guest said...

It isn't really a swimming place. 99% of the people there are relaxing, and don't really want you to do laps. Obviously you can do what you want, including take pictures, but out of respect for other guests, you aren't supposed to have a camera or a phone. It is supposed to be a place all can relax.

Angela said...

They shouldn't call it a lap pool if people "don't really want you to do laps". I went back a second time and this time, there were other people doing laps (ok, still none had goggles like me).

And do you see other people in my photographs? I think I managed to be pretty respectful with my camera.

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