Monday, October 04, 2010

The Greenbrier White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia

A That’s My World Tuesday Post and only a one tank trip from Lancaster,Ohio

     Recently, Linda and I along with my sister Sara and her husband Larry went on a road trip to Charlottesville,Virginia. Let me introduce the intrepid travelers.

saralindalarryframed   Even though we cut the trip short by one day because of weather we did get to visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello,James Madison’s Montpelier,James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland and Michie Tavern.. A lot of great history all very close together. We didn’t have the opportunity to visit the University of Virginia,any of the many Vineyards,or Historic Downtown Charlottesville. I will have future posts covering the above. On the way home we stopped in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia and visited the Greenbrier.


All I can say is the resort simply takes your breath away. The classic architecture and exquisite interior design is really something. “A spring of sulphur water is at the center of the resort property. It issues forth below the green dome of the white-columned springhouse that has been the symbol of The Greenbrier for generations.” Just to make things even more interesting,The Greenbrier is also the site of a massive underground bunker that was meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the United States Congress during the Cold War.(tours available).





“Twenty-six presidents have been hosted at The Greenbrier. The Presidents' Cottage Museum is a two-story building with exhibits about these visits and the history of The Greenbrier. The building is open seasonally.” We didn’t get to see this,or The Bunker maybe a return trip.


In checking the rates for the Greenbrier I found them a little rich for my taste but::: From Jan.—Mar. there are some room rates for about $60.00 per night. Though, at that time of year I wouldn’t be able to play golf at any of the four championship golf courses. There is a new casino that just opened.

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Mirror reflection of Linda and I and then we had to leave ( so sad )



This is one place you won’t get bored. They even have an “off road” driving school LOL or for some of the older folks like myself:

sign Having lived through the “COLD WAR” I was particularly interested in “THE BUNKER” so I looked up this YouTube video made by Hastings Travel. The video gives a short overview of the entire resort plus the bunker.

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Anonymous said...

looks very luxurious. i enjoyed my tour.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think I'm finally old enough to really appreciate visiting places like this. :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The Greenbrier looks just the kind of place I'd love to stay. Alas, I have champagne tastes and a beer budget!☺

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, I hope you got on the Skyline Drive and/or Blue Ridge Parkway once you were in Charlottesville. I have a distant cousin buried in the Monticello cemetery. He was married to Thomas Jefferson's sister. Wish I had have known you were going to visit there. I would have told you where to look for his grave.

Greenbrier looks fabulous... I've never heard of it. But--it is a fancy place if it has hosted that many Presidents. Wow!!!!! Casino???? Yuk...

Thanks for sharing.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Hubby has mentioned Greenbier on several ocassions, now I know why he has an interest in going there. Perhaps one day soon, Thanks for the tour,

eileeninmd said...

Joe, Thanks for the tour of the lovely resort. It is a fancy place.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Thanks for a great tour! And what a gorgeous resort! Your photos are terrific as always! Hope you have a great week, Joe!


Anonymous said...

I would love to stay at the Greenbrier. It looks very fancy! Too expensive for my wallet though.

jabblog said...

That's another world! I enjoyed the video :-)

Unknown said...

That sounds like a destination! I'd love to stay at the Greenbrier and really enjoyed the pics! I saw a documentary about that underground bunker. Fascinating history.

PS: You are on my sidebar of favorite blogs.

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Lona said...

I hope you and Linda had a wonderful trip. What a ritzy place Joe. Wow. It is beautiful. Now I would love to go to Monticello and look at the gardens. I hope you got some pictures to share with us of these homes and gardens.

TONY LETTS said...

what an amazing place!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Joe -- that's an amazing place -- I've never heard of it and it goes on our To be visited list! what a lot of interesting history and it looks like a good tour. Thanks for sharing.

Can't wait to read your posts on CVille (as you know, we HAVE heard of all those places you mention.)

I still haven't posted on Michie Tavern or Ashlawn. I still want to someday.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. The interiors are amazing.