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Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, North Carolina

By Roger Cox, Editor

Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Courtesy Omni Grove Park Inn

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Omni Grove Park Inn has been a landmark in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains since it opened in 1913. The original Inn, constructed of granite, endures, its Great Hall dominated by massive fireplaces and its rooms notable for their Arts & Crafts furnishings. A newer, more contemporary wing brings the total number of rooms to 513.
Recreation abounds, including 6 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an 18-hole Donald Ross golf course, and an expansive sports center (with indoor swimming pool, racquetball court, and separate cardio and weight rooms), and a 43,000-square-foot spa. Omni Hotels & Resorts acquired the Inn in mid 2013 and invested $25 million in resort upgrades.

The tennis allure resides in the setting 2,500 feet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains and its three indoor courts. Tennis Pro Wayne Forester teaches private lessons and adult and junior clinics, and the weekly calendar also includes ladies' and men's nights.The retail shop within the Sports Complex offers both tennis balls and attire for purchase, however is not expansive enough to offer racquets or shoes.

Tennis Features

Pro Shop: 828-252-2711, ext. 1046

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Kiawah Mar2011

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by Tennis Resorts Online. Directed by Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, Kiawah's programs receive the highest accolades. Custom packages include unlimited court time, accommodations, breakfast, special rates for instruction. Enjoy Kiawah's beach, spa, fine dining and golf—minutes from Charleston. For information and reservations, phone 888.856.7107 or visit www.kiawahresort.com/tennis


Ratings

(40 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
5-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4½-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
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Tennis Staff
5-Ball Rating Game Matching
4-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4½-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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Doubles Boot Camps

Kiawah Mar2011

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by Tennis Resorts Online. Directed by Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, Kiawah's programs receive the highest accolades. Custom packages include unlimited court time, accommodations, breakfast, special rates for instruction. Enjoy Kiawah's beach, spa, fine dining and golf—minutes from Charleston. For information and reservations, phone 888.856.7107 or visit www.kiawahresort.com/tennis


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Rates and Reservations

There are two general options for guest rooms: the Main Inn, whose rooms though smaller have Arts & Crafts era antique furnishings, CD players, refrigerators, coffeemakers; and the Contemporary Wing, whose rooms are larger and furnished with reproduction Arts & Crafts pieces. Rates below do not include tax, which is currently 11%. Two-bedroom suites are also available.

Visit the website for current rates

Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
828-252-2711
Toll-free: 888-444-6664
Web Link: Omni Grove Park Inn


Travel Essentials

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General Tourist Information. For general information about travel within North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Division of Tourism website. For specific information about the Asheville region, visit the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

©2016 Roger Cox


Doubles Boot Camps

Kiawah Mar2011

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina. Play the Tennis Resort Ranked Number 1 in the World by Tennis Resorts Online. Directed by Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, Kiawah's programs receive the highest accolades. Custom packages include unlimited court time, accommodations, breakfast, special rates for instruction. Enjoy Kiawah's beach, spa, fine dining and golf—minutes from Charleston. For information and reservations, phone 888.856.7107 or visit www.kiawahresort.com/tennis


Ratings

(40 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
5-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4½-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
5-Ball Rating Game Matching
4-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4½-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating

©2016 Roger Cox