The conference will be held at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa “one of the South’s most venerable and famous grand resorts”. This wonderful mountain resort nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The resort is an Arts & Crafts masterpiece, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its red roof and dramatic granite exterior, composed of massive boulders, captivate. Championship Donald Ross golf, exquisite dining, a Sports Complex, shopping, and of course the world-class Spa are among the amenities of this AAA Four Diamond resort.Where is Asheville, North Carolina?
Asheville is located between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina. The Asheville Regional Airport is located 18 miles/29 kilometers from the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Alternative airports include Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (60 miles/97 kilometers or a 1.5 hour drive), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (90 miles/145 kilometers or a 2 hour drive), and the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro (151 miles/243 kilometers or a 2.5 hour drive).
The Weather in Asheville
September in Asheville is lovely. The weather in Asheville is mild compared to the piedmont and coastal plains of North Carolina. The average monthly temperatures in September range from 55F/13C (low) to 76F/24C (high). Buffered by the surrounding mountains, Asheville has less precipitation than any city east of the Mississippi
Travel to Asheville
Airport transfers are available through Accents on Asheville by contacting them directly at 828-251-9013. An advanced reservation is required for all transfers. Follow the instruction on the printable form (PDF format) or register online at Accents on Asheville (keyword: cuke)
Note: Taxi service from the Asheville Airport is limited. Prearranged transportation is necessary.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 18 miles/29 kilometers from the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa. Airport transfers are available through Accents on Asheville (telephone 1-800-627-1185).
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located 60 miles/97 kilometers or a 1.5 hour drive from Asheville.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is located 90 miles/145 kilometers or a 2 hour drive from Asheville. Ground transportation information can be found on the airport website.
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is approximately 151 miles/243 kilometers or a 2.5 hour drive from Asheville.
For information and to sign up for optional tours of the Asheville area, follow the instructions on the conference tour form.