The Manor House, Room by Room: The Library

 

The Graylyn library was the Gray family’s favorite sitting room. It’s easy to understand why as you step inside the room and take in the floor to ceiling ornately carved oak paneling. It may even feel as if you’ve been transported to seventeenth century France, and in a way, you have. Nathalie and Bowman Gray…

Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dining at Graylyn

 

Update – This event is now sold out. Every year Graylyn welcomes over 100 families into our home for a Thanksgiving meal. Chef Rollins and his team start their day by preparing two menus for brunch and dinner. Thanksgiving Dining at Graylyn allows you to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends. No Kitchen Required.…

Continue reading

Three reasons to host your meeting or event at Graylyn

 

You’ll find our estate a peaceful retreat to relax, recharge, and accomplish your goals.Some places you just have to experience in person. When you’re at Graylyn, the 55-acre property feels worlds away from everyday life. You can curl up by one of our many fireplaces, enjoy outdoor recreation, or host a more structured meeting in…

Continue reading

A Graylyn Tradition: Mrs. Gray’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies

 

Mrs. Gray was a firm believer in the power of southern hospitality. She made sure to welcome each guest to Graylyn with open arms, and made them feel as if they were home. She was well-known for her butterscotch sugar cookies, the recipe being inspired by the names of the beloved family dogs, two Scottish…

Continue reading

Graylyn and The Children’s Center of Winston-Salem share a special bond

 

On the Northeast corner of Graylyn’s 55-acre estate sits The Children’s Center of Winston-Salem, part of the Centers for Exceptional Children, an institution providing a critical combination of support services, programs and facilities dedicated to one thing: helping children with special needs and their families thrive. Graylyn leases this prime spot of land on the…

Continue reading

Featured Recipe: Chef Rollins’ Corn and Avocado Salsa

 

Corn and Avocado Summer Salsa

With the arrival of summer comes the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables. There’s are few things more satisfying than serving that perfectly ripened, crunchy corn, or biting into that juicy tomato. Luckily, Chef Rollins’ has a summertime salsa to share with you. This summertime classic can be eaten with almost anything. Serve it as…

Continue reading

Your stay, meeting, or special event could change someone’s future

 

Graylyn International Conference Center is different from other hotels and conference centers in that a portion of our business success is donated back to Wake Forest University to fund the Graylyn Scholarship, a full scholarship awarded to an incoming student demonstrating strong leadership skills and academic excellence. We would like to introduce to the three…

Continue reading

Murder Mystery Weekend at Graylyn

 

Are you ready to be immersed in one of the most unusual, exhilarating, and spine tingling experiences ever? The producers of the world’s most famous Murder Mystery Weekend will be hosting a chilling opportunity to spend an interactive weekend at Graylyn solving a murder. Labeled as “The Masterminds of the genre” by the Los Angeles…

Continue reading

The 5 Benefits of Off Site Meetings

 

Workplace distractions are commonplace today. With multiple avenues of communication, it’s easy to find yourself or your employees distracted during key planning or training moments. A great antidote to typical workplace interruptions is hosting your meeting off site. Although it may seem logistically complicated at first, off site meetings can add immense value to your…

Continue reading