One of my first posts on the blog talked about my desire to stay at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. This week, one of my favorite podcasts, “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” did a podcast and subsequent blog post about the history of the Inn. They talk a little about the famous guests, how malaria and tuberculosis play into the Inn’s origin story, and even mention a ghost story for those who love a little supernatural element. I thought it was a fascinating piece, especially since I have been interested in tuberculosis sanatoriums in the United States (which is the subject of the novel that I am working on).
Has anyone been to the Grove Park Inn or Asheville in general? I need to start saving up!