Top 10 Classic American Family Resorts: The Greenbrier
It started as a small row of cottages in 1778 and grew to be a 6,500-acre luxury resort in the Alleghenies of West Virginia. Along with this astounding expansion, incredible hospitality makes for an unforgettable family getaway. There’s nothing prickly or unpleasant about our No. 4, The Greenbrier!
Live like kings and queens in a guesthouse that has been decorated in the spirit of Greenbrier’s heritage, but not foregoing modernity. You can even partake in old-age royalty sports, like falconry at the Falconry Academy. Send your little prince or princess to Adventure Zone where they can take part in a hands-on workshop designed to help them understand and appreciate the arts. They’ll be giggling at puppet shows or awed by the Allegheny Mountains on carriage rides. Your teen will be equally entertained with expeditions kayaking, mountain biking or receiving a spa treatment. We don’t see how a kid of any age would miss out on this fun!
Bring out the kid in yourself and take the family to the 55-ft. Alpine Tower! Perfect for building family trust or strengthening family bonds, let each find their way to top. Or, swing onto one of three courses for a round of family golf.
Things to Know
The Main Dining Room is a five-star restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner in the original, elegant 1913 setting. There are also six other onsite restaurants.
For the first 125 years, Greenbrier was actually named White Sulphur Springs. The spring of healing waters is still at the resort beneath the green-domed, white-pillared Springhouse.
From Chicago: Take Interstate 65 South to Interstate 465 around Indianapolis. Then take Interstate 70 East to Cambridge, OH. Take Interstate 77 South to Charleston, WV. Finally, take Interstate 64 East to the first exit for White Sulphur Springs. At the end of the exit ramp take a left; go to the stop sign, turn right and proceed approximately 3.5 miles. The Main Entrance is on the left.