The South's Grand Resorts
The grande dames of Southern stays, from Greenbrier to Grove Park, are once again au courant thanks to fresh, new makeovers. Here's what sets them apart and why they're worth a return trip.
The Greenbrier Resort
Greenbrier decorator Dorothy Draper’s signature look features extreme color (lots of red, pink, and green), overscale floral prints, and bold punches of black and white.
The Greenbrier Resort, 1952
The Breakers Palm Beach
The Breakers Palm Beach offers Italian Renaissance opulence and breezy relaxation.
The Breakers Palm Beach, 1950
The Grove Park Inn
The Grove Park Inn's rustic style permeates every corner of the granite-slab resort.
The Grove Park Inn, 1926
The Homestead's tranquil color palette complements its soothing waters.
The Homestead, 1920
The resort is nearly as famous for its tea times as for its tee times, and the former is notably more affordable than the latter—it's free! Every day at 3 p.m., guests flock to the stately Great Hall for cucumber sandwiches, live piano music, and sips of tea. (Proper pinkie position optional.)