White Sulphur Springs has been attracting visitors since 1778, including every U.S. President since Eisenhower. What’s the draw? Originally it was a sulphur spring that was believed to have medicinal properties. From there, came the luxury resort now known as The Greenbrier. Today, The Greenbrier spans 6500 acres in the Allegheny Mountains and offers over 50 different activities ranging from golf to mountain biking to kayaking to hiking to wine tasting.
Oh! And did I mention the decommissioned super secret underground bunker?
Due to travel constraints, we didn’t get a chance to partake any of the activities, including the bunker tour. But we did get to walk a small portion of the grounds. From that tiny sample, it was easy to ascertain:
The Greenbrier is incredibly scenic.
I don’t believe I’ll ever stay at the resort, but I do hope to return there one day for a longer visit. It is most definitely worth the detour if you are traveling I-64 in West Virginia.
P.S. If you are like me and are learning about trees, there is one more feature of The Greenbrier that comes in handy. They have identification labels on the trunks!