The Greenbrier

October 12, 2008 at 8:00 am 2 comments

On our way back from the Golden Delicious Apple Festival, our crew stopped by White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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.


The Spring House which covers the sulphur spring


The outdoor pool– surrounded by mountains and the edge just drops off!


The architecture inside The Spring House

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.

More pictures of The Greenbrier are available on my Flickr site.

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!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  October 12, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve always wanted to take that bunker tour…

    Reply
  • 2. Cavity Filling « TGAW  |  October 14, 2008 at 8:01 am

    […] 14, 2008 When we were at The Greenbrier, we did stumble upon something interesting. A lot of their Weeping Mulberry trees had their holes […]

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