President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have escaped from Washington DC and are in Asheville, NC for a romantic weekend getaway at the Grove Park Inn. The Obama girls – Sasha and Malia, have been left behind at home in the White House.
The Grove Park Inn has a short statement up on its website that says from April 23-25, security will be heightened at the hotel and everyone entering will be searched.
They have plenty of experience hosting President Obama as well as other former Presidents. Presidential candidate Barack Obama stayed there in Oct 2008.
Before Obama, nine other US Presidents have previously stayed at Grove Park Inn.
In fact, they’re offering a whole bunch of Presidential packages, including the 10 Presidents package, the FDR Historically Low Rates package, and the Presidential Classic R&R package.
As for romantic weekends, there’s a package called The Perfect Weekend Getaway. Includes 2 nights in a Mountain View room, 1 dinner for two at either the Friday Night Seafood Buffet or Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet in the Blue Ridge Dining Room, and a brunch for two at the resort’s Sunday Brunch.
A couples massage at the resort spa is included in the weekend package. Prices at the Grove Park Inn range from $195 to $1,250 per night, but the Obamas likely have a very different arrangement and a customized schedule, which they’re not about to make public.
What we do know is that the President had expressed regret at not getting to play golf when he was there in 2008, so he will tee off at the resort’s 18-hole golf course. The First Couple will also be checking out the local attractions in Asheville, since the President claims that “Asheville is a spectacular place to visit.”
Info: 290 Macon Ave Asheville NC 28804; (800) 438-5800; www.groveparkinn.com/