This past weekend, I went with my Aunt Geri and cousin Stephanie to see all of the Christmas decorations at the Greenbrier. I had only seen the outside briefly, so going inside was a really fun experience!
The Greenbrier, or “America’s Resort,” is a National Historic Landmark that has been welcoming guests since 1778. The property spans over 11,000 acres and has 710 rooms (including 33 suites and 96 guest + estate homes). It’s located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia – only a 15 minute drive from Lewisburg!
There are tons of little shops along the many hallways in the Greenbrier.
The wallpaper, curtains and carpets were all such bold and exciting patterns. The palm leaf wallpaper was my absolute favorite.
Did you know?
In the 1950’s, the US Government approached the Greenbrier for assistance with the construction of an Emergency Relocation Center (a bunker or bomb shelter) to be occupied by the US Congress in case of war. The classified underground facility was built in conjunction with an above ground addition to the hotel (The West Virginia Wing) and for 30 years, the facility (codenamed Project Greek Island) was maintained at a constant state of operational readiness. It was decommissioned at the end of the Cold War in 1992, but if you’re interested, you can take a Bunker Tour when you visit!
I even found a letter writing station in one hallway. Obviously I sat down and wrote a letter!
After a long lunch break, we made it back upstairs just in time for TEA! If you’re there at 4:00pm, you can enjoy a free cup of tea and a nice spread of mini desserts.
And if you like golf…
The Greenbrier Classic is an official PGA Tour event that has been held at the Greenbrier since 2010. Next year it’ll be from July 3rd to 9th and you can find ticket information here.
We had such a great day exploring! Have you been to the Greenbrier? Comment below!