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Locals Guide: Greensboro

Grandover Resort, located in the heart of North Carolina, is conveniently located to many of the area’s best attractions. From entertainment to dining and everything in-between, we have compiled the top activities to help ensure you are making the most out of your time with us.

Shopping is a vacation must, and with many locations nearby, you can get your fix of both designer fashions and wares. Friendly Center, only 10 minutes from the resort, has a variety of stores and restaurants, including Apple, Belk and your favorite chains and local eats—guaranteeing hours of entertainment for the whole family.

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The surrounding area also provides many opportunities to shop for the home. High Point, N.C. is home to more than 50 furniture stores and outlets, allowing you to shop a variety of products, styles and manufacturers. Seagrove Potters, one of the largest communities of potters, has locations across the state offering a variety of unique, handmade goods. Replacements, Ltd., a quick 20-minute ride from the resort, is known for its wide selection of old and new dinnerware, china, glassware and fine accessories.

Sports lovers can rejoice with the exciting ACC Hall of Champions and the Greensboro Grasshoppers Stadium, both a short distance from Grandover. Visit the interactive exhibit to learn more about past and present ACC teams and players or spend the afternoon cheering on our local minor league baseball team. Baseball tickets and scheduling information can be found here.

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Animal and science lovers will enjoy the NC Zoo and the Greensboro Science Center, both within an hour of Grandover. Spend the afternoon on an African safari at the zoo or exploring the hands-on science museum at the science center. You’ll be sure to experience close encounters with a variety of land and sea creatures at both locations.

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As the weather warms up, cool off at Wet ’n Wild Emerald Point. The local waterpark opens at the end of May and offers endless fun for the whole family with thrilling water slides, the Lazee River and a children’s area. If you are looking for a different type of outdoor adventure, might we suggest a visit to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park or the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, both within 15 minutes of the resort. These two parks offer walking and hiking paths for everyone in the family. The National Military Park also includes a guided walking tour, where you can learn about the area’s history while enjoying the serene nature.

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The Greensboro Coliseum, located just 10 minutes from Grandover, is the perfect place to enjoy a night out. With sporting events and memorable concerts, the coliseum has something for everyone. Check out their list of upcoming events to see what’s on the schedule during your visit.

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Wine and beer lovers can sip in style at nearby vineyards and breweries. Stonefield Cellars offers wine tastings Thursday through Sunday, with more than 20 award-winning wines to sample. It’s the ideal spot to watch the sun set over a glass of pinot with your significant other. The vineyard also holds weekly events such as “Sippin and Readin” and “Tunes on Tuesday” in addition to monthly family concerts. If breweries are more your style, sample some beer flights at Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company, Preyer Brewing Company or Pig Pounder Brewery, all conveniently located in downtown Greensboro.

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From activities for couples to family fun, Grandover’s prime location allows you to enjoy it all. After a long day exploring the surrounding area, our luxurious accommodations are the perfect place to relax and re-energize for the rest of your vacation. Book your stay at Grandover by visiting us online or calling 1-800-472-6301. We hope to see you soon.

Spring Wedding Inspiration

As the spring wedding season is quickly approaching, it’s time to get inspired. From the most popular spring colors to trendy decorations and fashionable attire, the wedding team at Grandover Resort is here to bring your wedding wishes to life.

Make your special day vibrant by incorporating this season’s top colors. Pantone’s spring 2016 wedding palettes offer a wide variety of options for every bride. Rose Quartz can give your wedding a classy and timeless feel, whereas colors like Aqua Blue and Peach Echo can provide your special day with that extra “pop.” The unique ballrooms and lovely garden settings at Grandover provide the perfect backdrop to tie your wedding theme together and ensure your day is one to remember.

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Wedding decor allows every bride to customize the details of her ceremony and reception. The elegant architecture and sumptuous surroundings at Grandover make incorporating this spring’s trendiest decorations effortless. Add a rustic touch by incorporating white string lights or a hint of vintage lace or burlap. Make your flower arrangements turn heads by using fresh bouquets of tulips, lilacs, roses and hydrangeas and add a personal touch with one of these DIY spring wedding ideas. Whatever decor you choose, the wedding team at Grandover is here to make the execution flawless.

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With color combinations and decor decided, picking the right spring wedding and bridesmaid dresses are top priority. Lace embroidered gowns will ensure elegance, while simple bridesmaid dresses that compliment your color palette will allow your favorite ladies to look their best standing next to you on your big day. Treat yourself and your bridal party to a day of pampering before the wedding with deluxe manicures and signature pedicures at the Spa at Grandover. Our spa staff is at your service to grant relaxation and girl time before you tie the knot.

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Find your inspiration by paying a visit to the grounds of Grandover to envision your day in person. We are able to host 125 to 600 of your guests with plenty of space for dining, dancing and overnight accommodations. Give us a call at 336-294-1800 or schedule an appointment with our wedding specialists to plan your special day. You may also find additional wedding ideas on our Pinterest page.

Spend the Holiday Season at Grandover

Spend the holiday season at your luxurious, relaxing home away from home here at Grandover Resort. Now through the New Year, we have accommodations, specials and gifts to fill your holidays with cheer! Bring the whole family or spend some quality time alone to relax this holiday season.

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The holidays are filled with hustle and bustle, usually elevating stress. Take a step back from the festivities and release pent-up tension and anxiety at our premier spa, the ultimate pampering spot. Indulge in the Volcanic Stone Massage, a massage combined with deep heat to improve the flow of energy throughout your body. Or, discover a soothing and restorative escape for mind and body with a Swedish massage. During the month of December, we are offering 20% off 50-minute Swedish massages Monday through Wednesday. After you’ve experienced the blissful effects of a massage, give the same gift of relaxation to another this season. Gift cards for a mani-pedi (we now offer Gel Polish Nail Services), facial or massage always make for a thoughtful surprise.

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At Grandover Resort, you can find more than one place to nestle up and unwind during the holidays. Grab a good book or sip on a classic cocktail and head to the Lobby Bar to cozy up on the soft leather couches in front of the over-sized stone fireplaces. The intimate setting fosters great conversation should you choose to bring a significant other or reunite with the whole family.

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When it comes to meals during this busy season, let us serve you. Eliminate the hassle and pressure of cooking one more homemade meal by making dinner reservations at Di Valletta Restaurant, where our seasonal menu is sure to impress and delight. Our elegant dining room overlooks our gardens and golf course for a stunning view. Gathering on a Sunday afternoon? Invite the family to a holiday brunch.

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With the New Year quickly approaching, ring in 2016 with Grandover Resort’s New Year’s Eve Package getaway. This romantic opportunity includes a special dinner menu for two in Di Valletta Restaurant, one night overnight accommodation and a full American breakfast for two in Di Valletta the following morning (for full details including menu, click here). During your exceptional getaway, enjoy resort amenities such as our indoor pool with waterfall feature and Jacuzzi tub, fitness center, sauna and steam rooms. Make the most of your stay by booking a tee time on one of our pristine golf courses or treat yourself and your loved one to a couple’s massage at our luxurious spa.

We look forward to making your holiday season delightful. For details regarding our December Spa Special, please call (336) 834-4889. For details about our New Year’s Eve package, please call (336) 294-1800.

Host Your Mini-Moon At Grandover

For those who choose to delay their honeymoon but still want to enjoy quality newlywed time, Grandover Resort is the ideal mini-moon destination. Spending a few days away immediately following your wedding ceremony is a relaxing, intimate way to enjoy each other’s company as the new Mr. and Mrs.

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Photo courtesy of Robin Van Dyke Photography

The Spa at Grandover encourages couples to unwind, decompress and rejuvenate after the excitement and activity of wedding events. Enjoy a moment for the two of you with the Couple’s Experience, 50 or 80 minutes of pure massage bliss available in three luxurious variations. The Couple’s Swedish Massage is the classic form of a full body massage, using long, gliding strokes and kneading techniques to relax the body, stimulate circulation and provide a feeling of tranquility and wellbeing. The Couple’s Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, aiming to release chronic tension, loosen muscle tissue and release toxins through deep pressure. Or, experience a relaxing massage combined with deep heat therapy with the Couple’s Volcanic Stone Massage. This therapy uses warm, smooth basalt stones to improve the flow of energy in your body, melt tension and relieve stress. The Couple’s Experience includes unlimited use of the hot tub, sauna, steam room, indoor/outdoor pool and fitness room.

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Couple’s tennis or a golf outing on Grandover’s premier courses are other great activities to build into your mini-moon schedule. The Golf & Spa Package is a perfect way to pair pampering with world class golf, including two recreation vouchers to be used for either two rounds of golf, two 50-minute spa services or one round of golf and one 50-minute spa service. You and your spouse will wake up to a breathtaking landscape as the Golf & Spa Package covers a luxurious one night’s accommodations in a “Golf View” guestroom overlooking the fairways’ seasonal blaze of color. Wander down to Di Valletta Restaurant for a decadent cappuccino or soothing English Breakfast Tea. The Golf & Spa package includes two full American Breakfasts in the gourmet restaurant. Other extravagant package options include the Romance and Romance Deluxe Packages, which include a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolate truffles waiting upon your arrival.

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Several package options include an exquisite dinner for two at Di Valletta. Indulge in a wide variety of fine cuisine, such as filet au poivre or blackened scallops in Di Valletta’s elegant setting overlooking Grandover’s lovely gardens and golf course. Follow dinner with cocktails or a romantic bottle of wine next to the cozy stone fireplace or on the candlelit patio of the Colony Barcolony bar 2

In addition to the lavish spa, world class golf, fine dining and on-site entertainment, Grandover is in close proximity to other Piedmont attractions. Enjoy the theatre, symphony or vineyards in between excursions at the resort. Contact us to book your newlywed escape.

Don’t Miss A Round At Our Premier Courses

There is nothing better than a warm day and plush grass beneath your feet as you tee off in America’s heartland of golf.

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Spanning 1,500 acres amidst oak, pine and dogwood covered hills, the East and West courses at Grandover will remind golfers they are in the Carolinas. From tree-lined fairways to elevation changes inherent in naturally rolling terrain, 36 holes of world-class golf provide a pleasant assortment of greens designed to challenge any golfer’s game.

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Unwind with coworkers on the course after a long day at the office. Blue skies and fresh air out on the green are ideal for relieving stress and partaking in some friendly competition. After golfing a round or two, enjoy a few rounds at the Lobby Bar or Di Valletta. Or, sip a cappuccino while relaxing in comfortable outdoor seating at Café Espresso.

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Golfing at Grandover is also a great way to spend quality time with the family. Introduce young ones to the game with golf lessons from our professionals, who offer private instruction as well as group clinics. Or, take them to the driving range to work on their swing. The practice area provides the whole family with the opportunity to work on all elements of the game. There are two putting greens available and a short-game area that includes a greenside bunker. Following a fun family outing, stop by the Golf Shop for a club fitting or to check out the latest apparel.

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Grandover courses are open to the public daily. Tee times may be made seven days in advance for public play and 60 days in advance for resort guests. Contact the Golf Shop to reserve your tee time today at 336-323-3838.

Host Your Unforgettable Wedding at Grandover

From its Old World European architecture to the ethereal landscape, Grandover is the ideal wedding venue in North Carolina. Whether you envision an intimate garden gathering or an elaborate affair, we can transform our space to bring your wedding wishes to life.

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Photo courtesy of Robyn Van Dyke Photography

Grandover offers a variety of wedding ceremony and reception sites, both indoors or out in the open air. Our manicured lawn boasts a view of the stately resort rising above the North Carolina foothills, while the majestic garden surroundings provide a private ambiance for you and your guests.

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Our unique ballroom selections are the perfect fit for all reception sizes and are able to accommodate 125–600 guests. If your wedding vision is grandiose, we suggest our Grandville Ballroom, half of which will easily accommodate 250 guests. Designed for elegance, the Grandville’s beamed ceilings reach 16 feet high.

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Photo courtesy of Jodie Brim Photography

In regards to cuisine, Grandover offers a plethora of food and beverages to serve your guests. Choose from a pre-selected list of dishes or create your own personal wedding menu with the assistance of our culinary experts. Whether you prefer a buffet dinner with specialty stations or a plated dinner, our gourmet menu can be tailored to your specific tastes. Selections include an array of fish, seafood and meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, indulgent desserts and gourmet coffees to please any palate.

We would be honored to host the wedding of your dreams at Grandover Resort. Visit our weddings page for package details or check out our Pinterest page for ideas and photos of Grandover weddings.

Father’s Day Ideas

This Father’s Day, show Dad how much you love him by spending a day together at Grandover. From hitting a few balls on the tennis court or driving range to enjoying a spa treatment and a drink or two at one of our bars, there are many ways to say thank you.

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Before or after a round of golf on our East or West course, stop by the clubhouse where you’ll find brand name men’s apparel as well as high-end golf equipment and accessories. A new golf shirt or visor, golf balls and custom clubs all make great gifts. You can also talk to our golf pros about setting up golf instruction to finesse Dad’s game.

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Gift cards to The Spa at Grandover also make a great present. Dad can choose from a variety of spa services, ranging from a Sports Massage or Deep Tissue Massage to a Gentleman’s Buff & Shine Manicure or Pedicure.

Invite Dad to dinner at Di Valletta Restaurant and feast on Filet Au Poivre, Chilean Sea Bass or Prime Rib Pork Chop. All of our steaks are hand-cut from the finest Angus beef. Follow dinner with drinks at the Colony Bar, which boasts an international array of vodkas and a charming lounge built from the wood of old Southern tobacco barns.

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If you would rather keep the day with Dad more casual, suggest lunch and a game of billiards at Café Espresso. Café Espresso East offers a billiards room with two regulation billiards tables, foosball and televisions all overlooking the putting green and our finely manicured East Course. The Café is an ideal place to kick back and spend some leisure time with Dad. Contact us for reservations, tee times or for more information about how you can make this Father’s Day memorable.

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Springtime at Grandover! Part 2

With springtime comes temperate outdoor dining, graduations and relaxing Memorial Day plans. We invite you to experience spring and all of its pleasantries at Grandover, whether you’re walking through our lush gardens at dusk after a satisfying meal from Di Valletta or catching up with friends and family over a glass of wine on the patio after celebrating a graduation.

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Warm afternoons and moderate evenings make spring the perfect time to enjoy dining al fresco on the patios of Café Espresso and Di Valletta Restaurant. Di Valletta’s outdoor patio offers an elegant setting overlooking our blooming gardens and golf course, making it a popular lunch and dinner destination for graduation celebrations and Sunday champagne brunch. The patio of Café Espresso is an ideal spot to relax and grab lunch outside after a good, or bad, round of golf.

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Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the weather. Take in the sweet scent of blossoming flowers and freshly cut grass as you tee off on our East or West course with friends and family. If spending your weekend at a slower pace is more your style, lounge poolside with a refreshing cocktail and good company or partake in a casual game of croquet or bocce ball on the lawn. To arrange your springtime activity, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Plan Your Mother’s Day at Grandover

Show Mom or Grandma how special she is this Mother’s Day by tailoring a day at Grandover to her unique taste. Sip mimosas while overlooking our gardens in bloom and treat her to brunch or dinner at Di Valletta restaurant. Our specialty meat and seafood dishes, garden-fresh vegetables, and indulgent desserts won’t disappoint.

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If she prefers to spend her time swinging a club, plan a tee time and enjoy the day together on the pristinely manicured greens of our East or West golf course. Or surprise her with one of our golf packages or lessons from one of our friendly, professional instructors. A new set of clubs, trendy golf outfit and sporty totes also make great gift ideas. The Grandover Golf Shop offers custom club fittings, brand name ladies’ apparel, golf equipment and accessories for all of her golfing needs.

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Gifting mom a day of relaxation and restoration is another great way to show her just how appreciated she truly is. Indulge her in any of the therapeutic services offered at The Spa at Grandover, from rejuvenating facials to soothing massages. Can’t decide? Our spa packages combine several of our services, such as a Volcanic Stone Massage, Organic Cinnamon Paprika Firming Wrap, Beauty Facial, and Signature Manicure and Pedicure, for example. After the luxurious spa treatment is complete, relax in the sauna or lounge underneath a poolside cabana with a drink in hand. Make this Mother’s Day special and contact us for additional details.

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Springtime At Grandover! Part 1

Springtime at Grandover means it is time for golf, tennis, holidays and so much more! If you’re looking for a place to host a Sunday Brunch, Grandover is a top rated location. Don’t take our word for it though, view this review by one of our satisfied customers:

“My girlfriends and I have a quarterly Sunday brunch date at the Grandover Resort to enjoy good company, good food and mimosas. Some of us drive north and some drive south to this wonderful meeting place with a tasty and diverse brunch menu. There is a huge selection of typical breakfast items — including bagels with lox and cream cheese, waffles & omelets made to order. Your typical southern staples are available also – grits, biscuits, gravy, sweet tea, etc. They also offer pasta, a carving station, cooked veggies, a vegetable and crudites table and a marvelous dessert selection. This is a great way to spend time with loved ones in a classy upscale venue.” – Read More

Come join us for golfing on the East Course, which stretches 7250 yards from the championship tees, or the West Course, providing 6800 yards from the championship tees. Work on every element of your game in the practice area, complete with two putting greens and a short game area with a greenside bunker. Our facility also offers a fairway bunker where you can learn to hit the ball close. We have a staff of professionals at the ready to coach or instruct you. Although the golf course is open year ‘round, there’s something about playing golf in the springtime at Grandover with the flowering trees and deep carpeting of new grass as far as the eye can see. Yes, we do offer golf carts equipped with GPS yardage systems and a golf shop to provide you with a multitude of products and professional services. Contact us about our fabulous golf packages for two that will help you get an early start on your game.

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Whether you’re a golf fanatic or a big fan of outdoor recreation, Grandover offers you choices to create a memorable stay with us. Come play tennis on one of four clay courts with covered benches to shade you from the sun and overhead lighting for nighttime play. Enjoy swimming a few laps in the indoor/outdoor pool; play racquetball, volleyball, croquet or bocce ball without ever leaving the grounds.

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Need to relax after all that activity? Indulge yourself with a luxurious massage at The Spa at Grandover, where you’ll find a selection of spa services ranging from Swedish to Deep Tissue to Volcanic Stone massage, body treatments, and facials. Learn more about our Spa Packages that both you and a significant other can enjoy then contact us for more details.