Graylyn Estate

1900 Reynolda Rd | Winston-Salem, NC 27106  [SEE MAP]Winston-Salem, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Complimentary breakfast buffet
Hotel caters highly to meetings and weddings, meaning its grounds were often busy

Graylyn Estate looks more like a stone castle than a hotel and guests say a stay here is an enchanting experience. Previous visitors said everything from room decor to the complimentary breakfast buffet to the impeccable service made their stays memorable. Set on 55 acres in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, just south of Wake Forest University, Graylyn Estate houses 86 rooms across a few different buildings and cottages, and all of the accommodations are decorated a bit differently. Some rooms come equipped with ornamental fireplaces and 17-head showers while others feature hand-painted tile marble tubs and spacious sitting areas. The estate is also home to ample on-site conference facilities and offerings, including a conference center, catering options and team-building opportunities. As far as other amenities go, the property features a seasonal outdoor pool, two fitness centers and two restaurants (one of which offers a four-course dinner nightly). The only thing some previous patrons were disappointed with was that it seemed this hotel caters highly to meetings and weddings, meaning its grounds were often busy.

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Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 86 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples

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  • 4.5Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Travel Weekly

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Set across the road from Wake Forest University and the Reynolda House museum, it has evolved into the region's most engaging commercial roost, though it proffers enough recreation for leisure folk to constitute a genuine resort.

Carolina Epicurean

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I love Biltmore, but if I had my choice, I think I’d prefer a stay at Graylyn. It’s a mansion with intimately luxurious and cozy private and public rooms.

South Florida Business Journal

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Repositioning Graylyn to become not just a conference center but also a luxury boutique hotel was not a quick process. It required several changes in 2014 and this year, including the addition of high-end amenities that leisure travelers expect (think room service, dining, bicycles for exploring the property) and two new positions: director of room operations and director of food and beverage.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 851 have reviewed the Graylyn Estate, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 851 reviews 4.5 (based on 851 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Modern furnishings – like wooden four-poster bed frames – blend with antiques and original property features to complement the sophisticated air of the estate. The property’s 86 guest rooms are spread between five buildings: The main Manor House, the Bungalows, Bernard Cottage, the Mews and the Gardener’s Cottage. Most of the guest rooms are located in the Manor House, which also houses the dining and living rooms, as well as a library and several meeting spaces.
  • Some rooms have decorative fireplaces
  • In-room minifridge available upon request
  • Complimentary staff butlers attend to every need
  • Free Wi-Fi included in daily resort fee

Standard room size square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Housed in several buildings situated on a 55-acre 1920s manor estate, The Graylyn Estate, today owned and operated by Wake Forest University, functions as an inn specializing in group events like business meetings and weddings. Situated on the southern end of the Wake Forest University campus, the hilly meadows of this lightly forested property are within 3 miles of downtown Winston-Salem. Recent visitors rave about the quaint, yet refined, ambiance this property offers, as well as its exceptional service.
  • 26 miles west of Piedmont Triad International Airport
  • Shopping center shuttle, valet and self-parking, breakfast and pool access included in daily $15 resort fee
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The property boasts two restaurants: Graylyn Grille Room and Graylyn Dining. The Graylyn Grille Room features a fireplace and the more casual of the two options. Graylyn Dining offers a fine dining experience beneath chandeliers and features a new menu each day. Reservations are required for Graylyn Dining.
  • In-room dining available daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Complimentary lobby coffee and refreshments every morning
  • Free breakfast provided daily in the Manor House and the Mews Dining Room
  • Graylyn Grille Room open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

There is a large outdoor in-ground pool at The Graylyn Estate. Located with the property's tennis club, the rectangular pool is open seasonally and is large enough for swimming laps. However, it does not have designated swimming lanes. The pool is also open for membership through Wake Forest University.
  • Lifeguards on-duty during pool hours
  • Children younger than 12 must be supervised by an adult
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

This property is not particularly well-suited for children, though highchairs and cribs are available for free. Although there aren't many children's activities on-site to entertain during the winter months, there is an outdoor pool that is open during the summer months. Beyond estate grounds, however, the Winston-Salem area has a number of family-friendly attractions, including an indoor trampoline park, a children’s museum, bowling alleys and ghost tours.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    On the lower level of the Manor House, a small fitness center is available for guest use. There are also on-site tennis, croquet and basketball courts, as well as complimentary bike rentals for exploring the surrounding area.
    • Horseshoes, badminton, volleyball and bocce also available on the property
    • Maps available for suggested running routes
    • Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda House within walking distance
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (free)
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Modern conference furnishings blend with The Graylyn Estate's Old World charm to create a sophisticated conference space. The space is particularly well-suited for executive retreats, trainings and small strategic planning sessions for up to 200 people. The Mews has the property’s largest meeting space – the Mews Conference Room – as well as four breakout spaces and a private dining room.
    • Overnight meeting packages available
    • On-site certified meeting planners help to ensure meetings run smoothly
    • On-site catering included in some meeting packages

    Number of meeting rooms25

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    All dogs are welcome at The Graylyn Estate. However, there are a limited number of dog-friendly rooms available, and dogs mush be leashed while on the grounds.
    • $100 nonrefundable pet fee per visit applies
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The stone historic buildings, green rolling meadows and opulent features of The Graylyn Estate make this a romantic and popular wedding location. The southwest lawn of the Manor House can seat up to 275 guests and features a stone gazebo and year-round white blooming flowers. Other settings include the Rose Garden, the Living Room Wing and the Dining Room Wing.
    • An extensive menu of hors d’oeuvres, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert options are available
    • Bar packages also available
    • Bridal and engagement photography, on-site wedding planners and planning guides, and pre-event food tastings available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity390

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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