AshevilleNOC: A brand new approach to adventure vacations
Recognized as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and Good Morning America’s “#1 Vacation with a Splash,” NOC will not only provide an on-site activity concierge for hotel guests, but will also serve as Asheville’s definitive local resource for outdoor trip planning and provide expert advice for exploring the mountains. The shop’s retail offerings will include men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories from leading outdoor brands such as Patagonia, The North Face and Keen.
“A legendary mountain escape meets authentic outdoor adventure, creating a unique vacation experience,” says J. Craig Madison, President & CEO of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. “Our guests will enjoy the ultimate in accommodations and service coupled with a family-friendly outdoor experience, resulting in a premier mountain vacation.”
Grove Park Inn guests will be able to book guided outdoor adventures prior to arrival and on site via AshevilleNOC, located immediately off The Grove Park Inn’s Great Hall. Other elements of the alliance also include convenient buttons on all in-room telephones, multi-day adventure packages and numerous on-premise experiences such as workshops, clinics and outdoor activities.
• Guided rafting trips on seven Southeastern rivers
• Information on local hiking, biking and paddling
AshevilleNOC is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early summer 2011. For more information, visit www.noc.com and www.groveparkinn.com.