Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Travelers Can Win Obama's Asheville Getaway

Summer travelers can win a vacation getaway worthy of an American President. With the first official days of summer just around the corner, travelers can follow the footsteps of President and First Lady Obama's weekend getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and enter to win their own presidential vacation, including a stay at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa.

Summer Travel Giveaway: Win President Obama's Vacation to Asheville at

-- Ten President's Vacation Package from The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
-- Two nights of accommodations at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
-- Breakfast daily per adult, choice of the lavish buffet at Blue
Ridge Dining Room or in-room dining
-- $25 Grove Park Inn gift card (per package)
-- Audio guided history tour of historic Grove Park Inn
-- Copy of the book "Built for the Ages: A History of the Grove Park
-- Go Blue Ridge Cards: Two multi-day, multi-attraction passes that offer
access to more than 30 attractions in Western North Carolina including
America's Largest Home, Biltmore Estate, toured by the Obamas on
-- Farm-to-table Dining: A Main Course Dining card from the Asheville
Independent Restaurant Association. This buy-one, get-one card offers
more than $600 in dining savings at Asheville's farm-to-table
restaurants like Corner Kitchen and Sunset Terrace at The Grove Park
Inn Resort & Spa where the Obamas dined on vacation
-- Presidential Gift Basket: Plus, win the actual welcome basket put
together specifically for the First Couple, but not sent due to
presidential gift restrictions. The basket includes: President's
Spring Break Ale from Asheville Brewing, 12 Bones Blueberry Chipotle
BBQ Sauce, Asheville Grown Buy Local t-shirt and several pieces from
local artists

Obama Vacation Itinerary: Check out what the First Couple did on their romantic Asheville getaway this spring. Click here for detailed Obama vacation itinerary, including White House statement.

DAY ONE: Friday, April 23
-- Bee-Line for BBQ: Moments after landing, Obama motorcade arrives at 12
Bones for creative barbecue flavors in Asheville's eclectic River Arts
District (video)
-- Historic Digs: Obamas check into Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa where ten
U.S. presidents have stayed since the hotel opened in 1913
-- Hiking the Blue Ridge: President Obama makes history as the first
sitting president to step foot on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway,
celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010
-- Dining in a Foodtopian Society: Obamas eat local in farm-to-table,
organic Asheville
DAY TWO: Saturday, April 24
-- Sporty Escapades & Spa Bliss: Golf, tennis, more golf, basketball and
a world-renowned, subterranean spa
-- From the White House to Biltmore House: Vanderbilt's great grandson
gives tour of America's largest private family home
-- Secret Service Beer Run: "Beer City USA" creates a craft beer for
President Obama

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