With Covid-19 at the forefront of everyone’s minds our agency has begun to get requests for very nice properties that are located in the United States that are possibly drivable from this area. For the next few months I will be focusing on some of the properties closer to home that we highly recommend and book for our clients. One property immediately comes to mind that is very different and is reachable in a day, the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Not only is it a fabulous family resort, it is one of the few resorts that is great for EVERY season! They have different activities and decorations for all the seasons.
The Greenbrier is situated on 11,000 acres in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and is very close to the border of Virginia. The resort opened in 1913 and they claim 27 United States Presidents have stayed there. It has a long history associated with it. It was the home of a secret underground bunker that was used as a fall out shelter for members of Congress during the Cold War. The bunker was classified until it was released to the public in 1992 and has since been open for tours. The walls are made of 5-feet thick concrete! Before the Greenbrier was a resort, it served as a relocation center for enemies of the State during World War II and then it was used as an army hospital.
There is so much to do at the Greenbrier you could easily spend one night or several weeks there and never get bored. Even when it is cold and rainy outside there is plenty for kids of all ages to do inside. They have a gorgeous pool, bowling alley, movies, shows, wonderful spa, tennis, golf, lawn games, dance lessons, and even a very classy casino! It is also a very romantic resort that you can ride a horse drawn carriage around. It would be a perfect place to go for a proposal!
All the fun begins immediately upon check-in as they greet you with a glass of champagne. You will be surprised when you check in to your room. It was beautifully decorated by Dorothy Draper, from New York, who was a cousin of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her taste was very patterned and colorful. She loved to incorporate roses and the West Virginia state flowers, Rhododendrons, into her décor.
There are different types of accommodations at the Greenbrier. Some are single rooms, others are two- or three-bedroom cottages for multiple friends or family members. There are also many different dining venues on the property, certainly many different choices to make everyone happy!
Christmas is especially beautiful at the Greenbrier with many special carolers strolling throughout and decorated to perfection. My last visit was during Memorial Day a few years ago. I am definitely ready to head back there soon!
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