The Greenbrier, nicknamed America’s Resort, is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier Resort’s classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. The holidays at The Greenbrier are a magical time! The halls are decked with holiday happiness and seasonal sensations abound everywhere with dazzling decorations and electrifying light displays as well as over 100 different themed Christmas trees. This 6,500- acre winter wonderland has been called a can’t miss holiday attraction by Southern Living Magazine.
Travel to Barboursville, West Virginia to overnight at Hampton Inn. Dinner on your own at Cracker Barrel, adjacent to the hotel.
Following breakfast, we depart for Tamarack for shopping and lunch on your own. Tamarack’s highly acclaimed display team creates multiple visual effects using products created by a variety of artisans. Trends and traditions, as well as unusual specialty products are among the long list of artisan-made Tamarack items. Metal, apparel, jewelry, souvenirs, wood, glass, furniture, pottery, outdoor decor, ﬁne art, ﬁne craft, musical instrument, music, books, and homemade specialty food items and candies are all on the Tamarack shopping list.
A Taste of West Virginia —Tamarack’s restaurant offers unique selections and many options: a deli for sandwiches, soups and salads; a grill for full meals and entrees; a bakery for sweet treats. Every item is made fresh while you wait. Among the many favorites are the fried green tomato sandwich and the rainbow trout.
Fine Arts Gallery —Fine art and ﬁne craft, as well as paintings, photography, mixed media work and other stunning and imaginative pieces are on display and for sale in the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery. Six shows a year focus on themes which bring out the best in West Virginia’s artists.
We then depart for THE GREENBRIER. America’s Resort comes to life with 60 Days of Holiday Cheer including festive activities, sparkling decorations, tasty holiday creations, inspiring music and much more, the spirit of the season ﬂows throughout The Greenbrier’s 11,000 acres as new memories are made and longtime traditions renewed. Whether sipping on a unique winter cocktail around a cozy ﬁre, taking an enthusiastic splash in the heated indoor pool or bundled up tight as you glide gracefully around the Ice Skating Rink, you’ll be refreshed and energized by a holiday excursion to The Greenbrier. Upon arrival, there will be free time for exploring before we check in. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)
Breakfast and dinner are included today. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this beautiful resort and property. You will receive a daily calendar featuring hour by hour scheduling as well as special events and activities to help you plan your stay at America’s Resort. (B, D)
Following breakfast this morning, we depart for home with wonderful memories of Christmas at the Greenbrier Resort. Taking our necessary breaks, we will arrive home early evening. (B)
RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES
The Greenbrier’s excellence is perhaps best exempliﬁed by the exceptional dining experiences offered in our six full time restaurants/cafés, three seasonal restaurants/cafés and ﬁve bars/lounges. Regardless of venue or menu, every meal at The Greenbrier is truly exquisite.
Dress code for Main Dining Room breakfast is resort casual; collared shirts for gentlemen. For those who prefer denim, only well kept, dark denim is acceptable. Fitness and sports apparel are not permitted at any time in the Main Dining Room.
Dining reservations are required. During the day, “resort casual” dress is appropriate.
Dress code for dinner in the Main Dining Room is jacket and tie for gentlemen, dresses or suits for ladies.
Dress code for most areas of the property is resort casual: collared sports shirts, golf and/or tennis sweaters, shirts or blouses and slacks.
The Greenbrier shopping experience is as luxurious as staying here. Our extraordinary collection of 38 stores and boutiques features an unparalleled assortment of signature gifts, art, toys, furniture, sporting goods, ﬁne jewelry, shoes and luxury apparel. From handmade chocolates and confections to custom-ﬁt golf clubs, you’re sure to discover that perfect gift or a wonderful indulgence just for you.
Some activities that may be available during our visit include: Trunk shows, culinary demonstrations, glassblowing demonstrations, jewelry-making workshops, carriage rides ($), beginner falconry ($) Afternoon tea and evening movies are offered daily.
SLEIGH RIDES ($)
Embrace a longstanding winter tradition with a cozy ride through the property in a horse-drawn sleigh. Get cozy inside the blanket and travel over the river and through the woods, exploring the beauty of The Greenbrier’s 11,000 acres.
TROLLEY LIGHT TOURS ($)
Our 20-minute ride in an open-air Jeep-pulled trolley tour allows guests to take in the amazing light display which illuminates the grounds with thousands of twinkling lights.
Described as Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind, the Casino Club at The Greenbrier combines high-roller thrills and high-class style to create an unforgettable Greenbrier gaming experience. Our new 103,000 square-foot venue is ﬁlled with world-class gaming at its ﬁnest, allowing visitors to place wagers on their favorite sporting events around the world.
MINERAL SPA AND MED SPA ($)
Luxuriate in a whirlpool bath or soak up the healing properties of the native sulphur waters. Invigorate every pore in a steam room or sauna. Or, simply indulge in all the spa treatments you so richly deserve.
The secret is out! The declassiﬁed Bunker at The Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort’s history. Carved deep into the mountainside beneath our West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history. Bunker Tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim. Reserve your place in our history today! The Bunker was featured on The Today Show on June 22, 2018. It was also named one of the Top 100 Military Destinations in America for 2018.
BUNKER TOURS ($)
Contact Jane if you would like to schedule a Bunker Tour during your visit. Cost is $39 per person.
- Tours are an approximate 90-minute walking tour. 9:30 – 3:30 daily
- The Bunker Tour is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the decontamination area and the lower level of the power plant. The decontamination area can be bypassed, and benches are available if one does not go down the 25 steps to the lower level of the power plant.
- One night’s lodging at the Hampton Inn, Barboursville, WV; luggage handling
- 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia
- Two nights’ lodging at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV; luggage handling
- Afternoon Tea and evening movie daily
- $20 free slot play at the Casino Club
- Culinary Demonstrations at the Greenbrier
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
- FULLY Escorted by Jane’s Journeys
COST PER PERSON:
$250 deposit with reservation; ﬁnal payment is due by October 15, 2019.
Cancellation insurance due to illness can be purchased for $58 for quad and $93 for double, triple and single occupancy, to be paid with deposit.
$20 early-bird discount with deposit received by January 31, 2019, to be deducted from ﬁnal payment.