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Lady of the Lake

Greystone Inn charms with luxury, both indoors and out


By M. Linda Lee
JULY 29, 2014

Never underestimate the power of a woman. George Armstrong did, and it cost him a pretty penny. In 1913, George and his wife Lucy were sitting on the porch of the erstwhile Toxaway Inn in North Carolina gazing out at the sparkling waters of Lake Toxaway and the surrounding mountain peaks, when Lucy announced she’d like to build a house there. Thinking this was just another of his wife’s fleeting whims, George told Lucy to go around the lake and find a spot that suited her. If she could camp there all summer, he would build her a house, he promised—never thinking his Savannah belle wife would last more than a single night camping.

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