ALMOST HEAVEN
THE GREENBRIER, AMERICA’S RESORT
August 27-30, 2022

GreenbrierWelcome to the The Greenbrier Hotel – an Award-Winning/ Historic Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, featuring over 50 recreational amenities. The Greenbrier has earned the AAA Five-Diamond Award every year since the inception of the award. The Andrew Harper Hideaway Report named the Greenbrier the Resort of the Century in 1999. Golf at the Greenbrier is legendary -where Sam Snead is the resort’s Golf Professional Emeritus. The Greenbrier Course is the only Resort Course to have hosted both the International Ryder Cup Matches -1979- and the Solheim Cup Matches -1994.

The Resort Employs over 1,800 and is known for World Class Service and Southern Hospitality. The Greenbrier has been serving guests for 250 years, employing generations of staff members from the quiet town of White Sulphur Springs.

Combining graciousness of the past with exceptional comforts of today, a new era of elegance awaits you at The Greenbrier. This renowned property offers 710 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 guest and estate houses. The Greenbrier has 10 lobbies, 40+ meeting rooms and a complete conference center facility.

Surrounded by the wondrous Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier offers exclusive services and amenities such as championship golf, fine dining, more than 55 activities, designer boutiques, our world-renowned mineral spa and a 103,000 square foot gaming and entertainment venue.

Explore your personal 10,000-acre playground and discover an unparalleled selection of luxury leisure pursuits and outdoor adventures designed to satisfy and stimulate your widest range of interests.

In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the construction of a 112,000-square-foot underground bunker to house Congress in the event of a national crisis. The Installation was in constant “ready” status until 1995, when a Washington Post reporter revealed its presence. The White Sulphur Springs community, many of whom worked on the facility, had kept the secret for nearly 40 years! Today, if you’re a guest of the resort, you can tour the bunker, a chilling relic of the Cold War.

Day 1:
Today, we travel to Barboursville, W.V., staying overnight at the Hampton Inn. Dinner is on your own at Cracker Barrel, adjacent to our hotel.

TamarackDay 2:
This morning, we’ll visit TAMARACK, The Best of West Virginia. Tamarack is the nation’s first statewide collections of handmade craft, art and cuisine showing the Best of West Virginia. Browse for special gifts, enjoy lunch on your own in the Taste of West Virginia Food Court (managed by The Greenbrier), and observe resident artisans creating works of art in textiles, wood, metal, glass and pottery.

We then check into The Greenbrier Resort, our accommodations for the next two nights. Be sure to attend Afternoon High Tea, a very special complimentary treat and a Greenbrier tradition that guests have been enjoying since the 1930s. Nibble on a delightful selection of Greenbrierfreshly prepared pastries and cookies beneath Dorothy Draper’s original custom-designed crystal chandeliers. Live piano music and/or dancers will provide entertainment as you savor the tea and delicacies.

Dinner is included in the Main Dining Room. Dress code for ladies and gentlemen is to wear their finest. Jacket and tie required for men and dresses or evening suits for women. The evening is free for you to explore the hotel and enjoy the many amenities offered. Don’t miss the movie after dinner or perhaps live music in one of ten beautiful lobbies! (B, D)

Greenbrier dress code:
Before 7:00 PM: Resort casual attire, including collared sport shirts, sweaters, jackets, dress slacks and walking shorts. If denim is your attire preference, well-kept denim in a dark shade is ours.
After 7:00 PM: Business casual attire including collared shirts for gentlemen. Jacket required for gentlemen; dresses, evening suits, dress slacks for ladies. Men’s hats and baseball caps are not permitted at any of the dining venues.

Day 3:
Breakfast is included this morning in the Main Dining Room. You may go at your leisure and order off the menu. Today is yours to enjoy the many recreational activities at The Greenbrier. You may choose to take the optional Bunker Tour, a 90-minute walking tour. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SCHEDULE A BUNKER TOUR. THE COST IS $39 PER PERSON.  Click here for more information on the Bunker Tour.

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BUNKER DOOR BUNKBEDS INSIDE BUNKER BUNKER DOOR INSIDE GREENBRIER

Choose from golf, Land Rover tour, croquet, horseback riding, bowling, carriage rides, croquet, beginner falconry, fishing, fitness center and classes, geocaching, scavenger hunts, indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, jeep driving adventure, pickleball, paintball challenge, Polaris RZR driving adventure, Segway tours, shuffleboard, paddle boarding, indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, Virtu glass blowing experience, Historic Walking Tour, Titanic escape room, whitewater rafting, culinary demonstrations, Greenbrier spa (Conde Nast Traveler One of the Best Spas In the World), shopping in over 30 boutiques and much more! The website www.greenbrier.com will show you the many activities from which you may choose. You may schedule spa treatments, tee times and other activities from the website.

Be sure not to miss the included Historic Walking Tours. The Interior Tour focuses on the elegant architecture and renowned interior design of famed interior decorator Dorothy Draper and her successor Carleton Varney in the sixty-five years since The Greenbrier was used as a military hospital during World War II. The Exterior Walking Tour offers greater detail about the role of the cottages and conclude at the Presidents’ Cottage Museum and Art Colony Shops.

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. Enjoy live entertainment, international cuisine and boutique shopping in an elegant setting that revels in the warmth and charm of southern hospitality.

Dinner is included in the Main Dining Room tonight. (B, D)

Day 4:
Breakfast is included this morning before we depart for home, taking our necessary stops, with wonderful memories of life in a different time. (B)

Includes:

  • Three nights’ lodging, with luggage handling, including two nights’ lodging at The Greenbrier Resort
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Historic Indoor and Outdoor Tour of The Greenbrier (when available), daily resort fee, evening movies, culinary demonstrations, grounds tour, on-property grounds transportation, access to the Casino Club which includes complimentary nightly champagne toast, unlimited local telephone calls, wireless internet in guest rooms and public areas, use of the fitness center, swimming pool(s) and movie theatre.
  • TAMARACK – The Best of West Virginia
  • Greenbrier Afternoon High Tea and concert
  • $20 free slot play at the Greenbrier Casino
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
  • Fully Escorted

Price per person:
Double: $1,230
Triple: $1,102
Quad: $1,036
Single: $1,622
$250 deposit with reservation; final payment is due May 30, 2022.