Sunday, July 18, 2010

Asheville-Area Accolades and Media Praise

Living within THE COVE AT CELO MOUNTAIN affords the best of all worlds: pristine natural surroundings with plentiful wildlife, beautiful streams, creeks, trout ponds, waterfalls, long-range and short-range mountain views in a private, sanctuary setting with outdoor parks and manicured hiking trails; historic, quaint, small-town America settings within 10 minutes either direction where you will know your postal clerk by first-name and dine on a regular basis with North Carolina "Living Treasures" and nationally renowned artists; and within 45 minutes one of the most acclaimed "destination" cities in America - Asheville. This whole area around Asheville is highly touted in the media, and we want you to know about a few of our most recent laurels.
Asheville Area in Numerous Top Lists and Feature Articles

Mission Hospital Awards

“Mission Health System, of which Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is a member, has recently been named one of the 51 best-performing health systems in the nation. The ranking was given in the annual quantitative study called The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks”: (4th year in a row!) For more information on our excellent health care facilities, see our blog:


Explore Asheville Home;Press Room;

Asheville has been recognized for its splendors by dozens of magazines, Web sites and publications in recent years. Accolades range from the designation by Frommer's as one of a dozen top travel destinations in the world to recognition for the Asheville area arts community, outdoor adventures, cuisine, organic and vegetarian eats, and much more.
Golf Magazine: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa’s Donald Ross designed golf course was honored as a new gold medal winner in the 12th edition of their Premier Resorts ranking. More than 6,000 readers cast votes on to determine the winners. (March 2010) Asheville was rated number one in’s list of the most popular retirement towns for 2010. (February 2010) This craft beer aficionado Web site named several Asheville area restaurants, breweries and craft beer stores in their annual RateBeer Best 2010. (January 2010)
Southern Living: In the magazine’s “Best of the South Travel Awards,” Asheville’s Little Pigs BBQ placed second in the best barbecue in North Carolina category. (January 2010)
Points North: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa made Point’s North list of the editorial staff’s top 10 favorite resorts in the Southeast and the Caribbean isles. (January 2010)
Travel+Leisure: Asheville’s Inn on Biltmore Estate and Richmond Hill Inn were named in the magazine’s "500 Best Hotels" list. (January 2010)
Byways: Named Asheville as one of the magazine's "Top 50 North American Group Tour Destinations of 2010." (December 2009)
Sherman’s Travel: The online travel resource, Sherman’s Travel, named the Blue Ridge Parkway in their list of “Top 10 Value Destinations for 2010.” (December 2009)
U.S. News & World Report: Named Asheville as one of “America's Best Affordable Places to Retire.” (September 28, 2009)
USA Today’s Road Warrior Panel: A panel of 1,000+ travelers who voluntarily provide travel information for USA Today named Asheville as one of their top cities for business trips. Asheville got high marks from the panel for its “great arts and music scene; a community mix of mountain folk, bohemians, business people and highly educated locals; wonderful outdoors lifestyle and fly-fishing; and organic Caribbean-Cuban-Mexican-Jamaican food at Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant.” (August 12, 2009) Named Asheville as one of its “Top 10 Undiscovered Local Food Cities.” (August 2009)
Imbibe Magazine’s Internet Poll: Asheville took first place with over 55% of the votes as “Best Craft Beer City in America.” (July 2009) Released its “Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resort Regions” in the U.S. and named Asheville as one of the best vacation spots to visit with your dog. (June 23, 2009)
Online Poll Posted on Asheville won the East Coast title for “Beer City U.S.A.” in an online poll posted by founder of the American Homebrewers Association Charlie Papazian on (May 2009)
AmericanStyle: For the second year, Asheville held the number two spot in the small cities category (population under 100,000) in the annual “Top 25 Arts Destinations” reader’s poll. (April 2009) In their 11th annual ranking of the “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Asheville ranked as #6 in the top metro areas category. (March 25, 2009)
D.K. Shifflet & Associates: This leading travel and tourism research company ranked Asheville as a top 10 value destination for couples in search of romance on its list of cities with the best value for the money. Asheville came in third place, beating out Nashville, San Diego, San Francisco, Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas. (February 2009)
Southern Living: Announced their “Best of the South Readers’ Choice Awards” and readers of the magazine recognized these Asheville favorites:
• Best Breakfast or Brunch Restaurant – Moose Café (Placed #9 out of 10)
• Southern Favorite Restaurants – Moose Café (Placed #10 out of 10)
• Best Splurge Restaurants – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Placed #3 out of 10)
• Best Scenic View – Grandfather Mountain (Placed #2 out of 10) and Chimney Rock Park (Placed #3 out of 10)
• Best Public Gardens – Biltmore Gardens (Placed #3 out of 10)
• Best Southern City – Asheville (Placed #8 out of 10)
• Best Hotel – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Placed #1 out of 10) and the Inn on Biltmore Estate (Placed #8 out of 10)

1 comment:

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