Almost two weeks ago I had another fun Southern Bloggers Jubilee
meeting with a group of fabulous ladies. Our meeting location this month was at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama
. I just had to snap a ton of pictures to share how lovely this location is, especially during Christmas.
|Gorgeous stained glass and wood doors greet you as you enter the lobby.|
|The entrance and check-in area was decorated to the nines.|
|Up a few stairs, you enter a cozy, lodge-like great room with lots of seating.|
|There, I also marveled over the grand Christmas tree just next to the warmth of the fireplace.|
|As well, there was a corner set up and waiting for Santa's arrival.|
|While the other ladies were able to linger for lunch, I wasn't able to stay for what I heard was a delicious meal. I did take a peek in the dining room to check out their gingerbread replica of the Grand Hotel's grounds, complete with a working train. (Mind you there is no train that I know of at the hotel, the train just seemed to complete the gingerbread scene.)|
|I did take my time strolling back to my car and taking in the scenery.|
|I took another peek at the Bay,|
|enjoyed the dappled December sunlight on this ivy-lined path,|
|and couldn't help but marvel at the great oaks even in the parking lot.|
Everywhere I went on my visit to the Grand Hotel, I was greeted in a genuinely warm manner. Every staff person I encountered had a smile and kind words. There was a true and welcoming feeling of Southern Hospitality throughout the resort. It really helped me find a little more of the Christmas spirit I needed.
Thanks to the Grand Hotel Point Clear
for hosting our meeting.
Make sure to check out the sites of my fellow members in attendance at December's Southen Bloggers Jubilee:
Happy Holidays y'all!
The covered walkway with the vine covered columns is a great shot. I always love walking through there. The grounds are so pretty everywhere you look though, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Lorraine, Oh yeah! I loved that area. I took more than one photo of it. I love a little mossy, viney anything - so mythical! Yes, the grounds were indeed beautiful. I don't go to the Grand near enough though. Our meeting there was a great way to re-introduce myself to it!Delete
The hotel's Christmas decor is beautiful! I love that gingerbread replica of the grounds. Adorable. It must have been fun meeting up with fellow bloggers. Have a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I love the Grand Hotel. Such a beautiful place. Now I need to go check out more details on your bloggers group! :)ReplyDelete
Tabitha/Penny (I'm confused by your name, sorry), We had a really nice time there. I do hope you'll check out our group and try to make it to one of our meetings in the new year! Looking forward to possibly meeting you :)Delete
Fantastic pics, Hope! You did a great job capturing the mood of the resort.ReplyDelete
Sounds absolutely lovely. Thank you for the pictures.ReplyDelete
Candy, It definitely was! I appreciate you popping in! Thanks :)Delete
Hope that looks like such a beautiful place to relax with friends. I just know it was a great time.ReplyDelete
Lee, It was just lovely! We had a great meeting and the scenery was perfection! Thank so much for dropping in! :)Delete
The Grand Hotel is one of my favorite places! I also did a story today about the hotel's Christmas brunch!ReplyDelete