Autumn in Asheville: MCAA's Midyear Meeting
By Joni Mount
Guests at this year's Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Midyear Meeting, October 9-11, will enjoy North Carolina's fabulous fall. Nestled near Asheville and tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa welcomes guests with splendid views, old world charm, luxury amenities and an award-winning golf course. Built in 1913 from granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort boasts exceptional service and Southern hospitality, making it one of the most original hotels in the country.
Attendees can grab a round of golf at the Inn's Donald Ross course, as well as enjoy an indoor pool and giant sports complex. Plus, the Inn features a 40,000-square-foot spa, consistently ranked one of the top in the world.
In addition to MCAA meetings, activities throughout the three-day event include a historic trolley tour, a golf outing and tours of the world-famous Biltmore Estate - a 250-room chateau that was once home to George Vanderbilt and his family. Other attractions in and near Asheville include Linville Caverns, the Hickory Furniture Mart and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. For the adventurer, Asheville is home to plenty of hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing and horseback riding.
For more information about the 2005 Midyear Meeting, contact MCAA at (800) 536-2225 or visit www.masoncontractors.org.
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About the Author
Joni Mount was the Manager of Sales for the Mason Contractors Association of America.