New Gingerbread Workshops and Behind the Scenes ToursThe Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa invites you to make it a true gingerbread day when visiting the 18th annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ this year. No holiday season would be complete without a trip to The Grove Park Inn to see the festive display. New for 2010, guests may now spend a full day of gingerbread fun with new on-site activities, topped off with a visit to Grove Park's award-winning holiday brunch buffet at The Blue Ridge Dining Room.
New for 2010 will be gingerbread cookie workshops called “Baking Memories.” Participants will be able to create their own gingerbread cookie masterpieces with the help of The Grove Park Inn’s chefs and staff. The “Baking Memories” workshops will be available Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is just $10 per participant and includes a sweet take-home treat.
“Stories of Gingerbread” guided tours will allow guests to go behind the scenes and get details about the construction of unusual entries as well as the workings of the judging, competition and display itself. The hour-long tours will be available Wednesdays through Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning November 19. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 & under.
For reservations or more information about the tours or the cookie workshops, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.5800 or 828.252.2711.
About The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is a four-diamond resort overlooking Asheville's skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Built in 1913, the Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America and among Travel + Leisure’s Top five Spa Resorts in the United States. Amenities include a world-class spa, Club Floor, award winning fine dining, Donald Ross golf course, tennis, swimming, sports complex, retail shops, nightly entertainment and children's programs. The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is proud to be the home of The National Gingerbread House Competition™.
October 18, 2010