2024 Great Pyrenees Club of America National Specialty

GPCA 2024 National Specialty – Spring, 2024

Superintendent: Rau Dog Shows
Website: raudogshows.com

Grooming spaces have sold out!  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please send an email to Karen Justin.

Due to Corporate Policy Changes at the Hotel we had planned to host the 2024 National, we had to look for an alternative site.    We are very pleased to announce that the 2024 National Specialty will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville NC!    To make your reservations please call: 1-844-330-0296.  Mention GPCA 2024 National Specialty to receive the group rate of $130 per night (double room).    There is a one-time pet fee of $75 per room.   Limit of 4 dogs per room.  

The Show date has changed and is now April 1-7, 2024

Our first fundraiser has officially begun.  We are doing a spinning wheel raffle for a Bergerie Knur statue with $1000 of the proceeds going to Rescue, and the balance of $3000 going to the 2024 National Specialty Fund.   Slots are $20 each and only 200 will be sold.   To purchase a ticket please contact Karen Justin via venmo: @karen-justin, paypal: gpcatreasurer1@gmail.com or check payable to GPCA mailed to Karen Justin.    Please PM or text 845-282-4785 to secure your positions on the wheel.

Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville NC
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

The Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville NC offers the following:

Located less than one mile from the stylish and eclectic downtown area, our 125-acre hotel offers not only impeccable accommodations, but a variety of unique amenities. Amongst rolling hills and breathtaking views our property provides the perfect setting for meetings of 10 to 1,200 people. For your recreational enjoyment, the onsite Asheville Racquet Club Downtown offers tennis, golf, a state of the art fitness center, group fitness classes, and an indoor saline lap pool.

Accommodations – 272 spacious guest rooms includes:

  • 188 Doubles
  • 63 Kings
  • 17 King Execs
  • 4 Hospitality Suites
  • Private balconies and patios
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Microwave available upon request
  • Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi
  • Crowne  Plaza Sleep Advantage featuring guaranteed wake up calls and sleep amenities


  • Overlook Restaurant offers scenic views and upscale fare.
  • Lobby Bar and Lounge offers casual evening dining, televised sports and fireside seating

Complimentary Guest Amenities:

  • 8,500 sq. ft fitness and wellness center
  • Group fitness classes
  • Indoor saline pool and
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 16 outdoor tennis courts
  • Walking trails
  • Parking

Area Attractions and Venues:

  • Biltmore Estate
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • Grove Arcade
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Folk Art Center
  • White Water Rafting
  • Chimney Rock Park
  • Lake Lure
  • Breweries
  • Asheville Adventure Center:
    The onsite zipline offers scenic views of downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains from 10 zipline sections, 3 sky bridges, 4 aerial trails, 50 challenges from bridges, cable walks, climbs and swings.

To make your reservations please call: 1-844-330-0296.  Mention GPCA 2024 National Specialty to receive the group rate of $130 per night (double room).    If you prefer a King room the group rate is $150 per night.    There are also a limited number of suites available (call for quote).