Most people wait for decade years to do it big for their parents' birthdays (50, 60, 70...); however, I know my mother better than that. This year, she turned 49 years old and I knew that she would want to start this new birth year off right. In her eyes, it's not only a birthday, it's her last year as a 40-something, so that's a "big deal".
My brothers and I wanted to make sure that this was a birthday that she'd never forget, so we surprised her with a stay at a hotel resort that she has always wanted to go to: The Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. I enjoyed my discounted stay at The Grandover Resort a little too much and took at least one hundred pictures. I've refined my experience at this luxury stay to a few pictures and description, but know that this weekend at the resort was absolutely magical.
The Staff: my check-in was flawless, as I was greeted with respect despite my casual attire. When I stayed at the hotel, there was both a wedding and a Fred Astaire dance performing going on, therefore literally everyone there was dressed to the nines....except me of course. I wondered through the hotel taking pictures of the different aspects of the hotel and was never made to feel like I didn't belong.
The Grounds: the experience to The Grandover Resort starts as soon as you turn onto Club Road. From this semi-private road, you are greeted with beautiful, lush landscaping and the tops of a magnificently grandiose edifice in the distance. Upon checking in at the front desk, you will view a foyer and lobby that will blow your breath away. Every corner of this resort was a perfect picture opportunity, from the 2 state-of-the-art golf courses, the tennis courts, the spa, and the indoor/outdoor pools.
The Food: one of the most important parts for a quirky girl like me! One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast and my American breakfast here definitely exceeded my expectations. My brothers and I planned my mother a cookout at a family house, so I did not enjoy dinner here; however, there plenty great options in the resort for dining, including a luxurious Italian restaurant, a casual dining option and a few bars.
The Experience: luxury at its finest at a fraction of the price. Even though I was lucky enough to enjoy a discounted stay, the resort offers very reasonable prices. And yes, this is indeed a resort and not a hotel, with its private roads, grand entry ways and private shopping. If I could sum up my experience in one word: enchanting.
If you are ever in North Carolina and want to treat yourself to luxury or are looking for a place to have your wedding, conferences or events, I can first-hand recommend that The Grandover Resort is the place to stay!
A big thank you to The Grandover Resort for treating me and my family so well and for making my mother's birthday wishes come true!