Asheville — Sunset Terrace, Omni Grove Park Inn
When planning a trip with gorgeous views, there are times you sacrifice a little taste for a scrumptious view. But at the Omni Hotel Sunset Terrace in Asheville, there are no sacrifices. Even though there is no sunset during lunch, it was the only time we could squeeze in this historic stop during our short weekend visit. The sky clouded over a for a minute, there was rain in the distance—but it made for moody and dramatic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The lobster cobb salad was a splurge, but it was worth every penny. It features a lot of lobster and crispy pecan wood smoked bacon and blue cheese. There were no complaints coming from the other side of the table as my husband dove into the giant burger and fries, washed down with a refreshing local beer, Catawba White Zombie. Service was southern-hospitality friendly and just what you would hope for at a five-star resort.
The history of the hotel, which opened in 1913, is part of the story of Asheville and it is well worth your time to wander the lobby and hallways of the hotel that have display cases of interesting memorabilia. The story of the (creepy) Grove’s Tasteless Chill Topic and the massive fortune amassed by Mr. Grove are intriguing. Learn more about how the boulders were placed to create this amazing property and more here.