This is my entry for Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday - the Spa and waterfalls at Grove Park Inn in Asheville. I work there actually in a small art gallery. The spa is fairly new being built in the last ten years and is all underground. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the trees are in spring bloom right now.
You take an elevator down to the lowest level of the hotel and walk along dark rock lines halls dotted with sitting areas, skylights and waterfalls. The spa rooms are off this hall - with names like Juniper, Lavender on the doors. They also have a gift shop and cafe down here. I cannot get into the main area of the spa itself unless I pay the fee for the day. They offer a wide variety of treatments and many people do frequent the spa.
Back up on the upper level there are steps, walkways and terraces winding down to the base of the complex past may waterfalls and another entrance to the spa. I like to walk down but take the elevator up - it is a work-out! On my breaks I sit on the terraces and enjoy the peaceful sound of water rushing over the rocks.
At the lowest level there is a spa entrance as well as a small patio with tables. The main waterfall ends here in a large pool. It is pretty wild to look up and see the roof of the Inn from down here.