Greystone Inn named charter member of Southern Living Hotel collection

July 2, 2013

Western North Carolina’s own Greystone Inn was named as a charter member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. This branded hotel collection features independent four- and five-star level properties that deliver an authentic Southern experience.  

“We are honored to be associated with one of the South’s most trusted brands in Southern Living and to join such a prestigious collection of distinguished properties,” said Greystone Inn General Manager Clark Lovelace.  

Southern Living has a legacy of bringing consumers the best travel information and recommendations in the South. Hotels in the collection are vetted using the same criteria that determine editorial coverage. Membership in the collection is by invitation only. Each hotel provides a memorable experience through impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, high-quality facilities and the finest amenities. The collection will launch with 15 hotels, but the brand will continue to select additional properties over the coming years until the list reaches up to 100 locations across 18 states in the South.

A fixture in Western North Carolina, The Greystone Inn will celebrate its 28th anniversary on July 15. This unique property is known for having the charm of an intimate country inn pared with a full array of resort amenities: a rare combination. Located about an hour southwest of Asheville, the inn is situated on the shores of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina’s largest private lake, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inn guests enjoy well-appointed accommodations, a serene setting, gracious service, incredible dining, private hiking, and lake activities, as well as private golf, tennis, formal croquet, and more through the adjacent Lake Toxaway Country Club.  

Average daily high temperatures of 80 degrees combined with access to a serene private lake make summer one of the most popular times to visit The Greystone Inn. Of course, the incredible foliage surrounding this mountain lake setting means that fall is an ideal time to stay as well. For information on pricing and packages, call (800) 824-5766 or visit

To learn more about the Southern Living Hotel Collection, its properties, and why each was chosen for the collection, visit Consumers can sort the hotels by criteria and can make reservations directly from the site.