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Area Attractions

The Greenbrier Resort

The Resort entrance, located approximately one-half mile away from Heritage House, is the gateway to opportunities for visitors not registered at the Greenbrier. Visitors may enjoy dining, shopping, and visiting the spa. To plan your visit to the resort, call in advance to get up-to-date information regarding reservation requirements in order to assure a pleasurable experience. Advance reservations are definitely required for the ninety minute Bunker Tour and are currently priced at $31.80. http://www.greenbrier.com/thegreenbrier/play-here/the-bunker.aspx To reach the hotel or hotel guests, please call 1-888-598-0246 Use option #1 Dining or Activity Reservation. http://www.greenbrier.com/the-greenbrier/contact-us.aspx

The Greenbrier Clinic

There are many reasons to visit White Sulphur Springs. It is home to the reputable medical diagnostic center, The Greenbrier Clinic. For more information, please use the link provided. http://www.greenbrier.com/greenbrier-health.aspx “The Greenbrier Clinic combines unparalleled diagnostic evaluation and care coupled with the most reliable, advanced technology and exceptional customer service.”

Outdoor Adventures
The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long rail trail that provides bicycling, backpacking, cross country skiing, and horseback riding. Following the trail is the Greenbrier River. This can also provide for boating and fishing while enjoying the beautiful surroundings that nature has to offer. If you like both then make sure you stay here during the Greenbrier River Race in late April. This mini triathlon provides a 3 mile run, 4 mile paddle in a kayak, and a 10 mile ride on a bike. http://www.greenbrierrailtrailstatepark.com/

Day Trips

Day trips in the Monongahela National Forest http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mnf/maps-pubs can add extraordinary scenery and memorable moments to the trip. Visitors to this beautiful place will enjoy breathtaking vistas, peaceful country roads, gently flowing streams.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort can provide fun entertainment by skiing down a mountain or in the spring and summer outdoor recreational opportunities in the mountains and lake on the mountain. http://www.snowshoemtn.com/tickets-and-passes/tickets-and-passes.aspx

The Cass Scenic Railroad provides an excellent trip on a coal powered steam engine to the top of Bald Knob and on a clear day you can see for miles around. Bald Knob is the highest summit of Back Allegheny Mountain and is part of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. At an altitude of 4,843 feet (1,476 m) above sea level, Bald Knob is the third-highest point in West Virginia and the Allegheny Mountains. This trip will allow for the beauty of West Virginia to be explored.

Do not forget to take a scenic drive over the mountains on the Highland Scenic Highway. http://byways.org/explore/byways/2460 This is perfect for motorcyclists or those who like to stop at beautiful scenic outlooks that will take your breath away. This national forest scenic byway will take you from Richwood to U.S. Route 219, seven miles north of Marlinton. The Highway follows State Route 39/55 for 21 miles from Richwood to the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center. It then turns onto State Route 150 for the 22 mile Parkway section and rises from an elevation of 2,300 feet to over 4,500 feet.

One can also find time to experience backpacking trips or day hiking on the wondrous Cranberry Glades, the largest bog in WV. A unique exotic ecosystem on 750 acres is home to 60 unique plant species. Early October is the best time to take hikes. The orange, reds, and yellows will explode over the mountain tops.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.wvoutdooradventures.com

Lewisburg – A Historical Town

Just six miles west is Lewisburg, a WV certified arts community and national register historic district. This small town was named the Coolest Small Town in a Budget National Travel magazine. The buildings in this quaint town have weathered one of the most important wars in this country’s history, the Civil War. The shopping and dining also provides a small town atmosphere while providing arts and culture to the community.

Special Events in Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs http://greenbrierwv.com/events/

Lewisburg:

January: The Shanghai Parade held New Year’s Day in Lewisburg, features wacky costumes and floats.

April – The Chocolate Festival, a chocolate tasting extravaganza including demonstrations and classes held in April.

May – Battles of Lewisburg Reenactment, a weekend of Civil War history.

June – The Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg is home to the Rhythm, Blues and All That Jazz weekend.

White Sulphur Springs:

May – On Memorial Day weekend is the Dandelion Festival. Explore the culture and heritage of White Sulphur Springs with this festival featuring dandelion wine tastings, arts and crafts, cultural exhibits and live entertainment. http://www.wssmainstreet.org/

July – The Greenbrier Classic, a golf tournament on the PGA tour, attracts well known golfers to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Also, the Classic Concert Series held at the WV State Fair Grounds provides additional entertainment. http://www.greenbrierclassic.com/

October – Freshwater Folk Festival held in White Sulphur Springs. The festival is hosted by the Friends of White Sulphur Springs Fish Hatchery. This is a family-friendly day of good music, food and local crafts. http://www.freshwaterfolkfestival.org

The Greenbrier Valley

An excellent resource for visitors to the area is the Official Visitors Guide of Greenbrier Valley West Virginia: http://greenbrierwv.com/contact/visitors_guide/ on page five “…the Greenbrier Valley is just the place you need for inspiration and action. From our exciting outdoor adventures, a lively arts scene, unique and eclectic shopping to our world-class dining and accommodations, the Greenbrier Valley is the ideal situation for having fun, relaxing and creating memories.”

Lost World Caverns
Descend 120 feet below the Earth’s surface into a vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.

Watts Roost Vineyard
Classes & Winery Tours. “A visit worth savoring”

Carnegie Hall
Features live performances, exhibits, classes, craft shows and films.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre
A live-performance theatre involved in all aspects of the arts and humanities, with people of all ages.

Things to Do and See

The Greenbrier Valley is one of the most culturally alive areas of West Virginia. While on vacation, you may wish to attend a musical performance at one of the three surviving Carnegie Halls in the United States. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre is the state’s only year round professional theater. Don’t forget to bring your sweater because our evenings are always comfortably cool with no humidity. The Allegheny Mountains have taken care of that.

Outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, excellent fishing, canoe and rafting, and hiking trails are all here…

Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Biking/Hiking, Fishing/Boating

Civil War Sites

  • Battle of Lewisburg
  • Confederate Cemetery
  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (26 miles)
  • Organ Cave (10 miles)

Museums/Historic Sites/Railroads

Caverns

Fairs & Festivals

Performing Arts/Cultural Events

State Parks

Vineyards

 

Municipalities

Alderson
Founded in 1871, Alderson prospered as a regional transportation center with the coming
of the railroad in 1872. The C&O Depot, built in 1896, has been renovated and now contains a railroad and local history museum. Alderson has restored its concrete arch bridge
for pedestrian use and its National Register Historic District features many wonderful
Victorian structures. It is noted for its weeklong 4th of July Celebration, which includes
a parade, canoe races, fireman’s rodeo, concerts, and many other activities organized by
some of its 1,000 citizens. Although Alderson’s largest employer is the Federal Reformatory for Women, there are several small unique retail shops and restaurants in the town.

Lewisburg
The winner of Budget Travel Magazine’s “Coolest Small Town in America” competition in 2011 and a population of 3,800, Lewisburg is the largest municipality in Greenbrier County and also the county seat. Home to Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Trillium Performing Arts Collective, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and New River Community and Technical College, the city is designated as a National Register Historic District with sixty 18th- and 19th-century buildings, including the North House Museum and Old Stone Church.

A living history weekend takes place each May to commemorate the Civil War Battle of Lewisburg. The Taste of Our Town (TOOT) Festival is held in October and the Shanghai Parade takes place every New Year’s Day. April brings those with a sweet tooth to the Annual Chocolate Festival. Author Patricia Schultz named Lewisburg one of the best places to visit in the USA and Canada in her book, 1000 Best Places to Visit Before You Die Travelers’ Journal.

Quinwood
With a population of 407, the small community of Quinwood lies in the northern portion
of Greenbrier County and has a long history based in the timber and coal mining industries. The town has commemorated its coal mining heritage with a memorial to the coal
miner located in the center of the town.

Rainelle
The westernmost municipality in Greenbrier County, Rainelle has a population of 1,461.
In 1906, Rainelle was home to the largest sawmill of its type in the world. Their timber
production heritage still runs strong with Plum Creek Timber Company (formerly Georgia Pacific) operating in the area. Every fall, Rainelle hosts the Meadow River Festival, a
favorite with bluegrass music fans, and every spring, veterans ride through Rainelle on
their annual Run for the Wall on their way to Washington, D.C. Rainelle is also home to
the Rainelle Medical Center, a pioneer in rural health care.

Staying in our house?

Take advantage of all the activities at the Greenbrier Resort! No you don't have to be a guest. Just call the Greenbrier and pre-book all your activities at 1-855-453-4858, Option 1. It is recommended to pre-book all activities. The Pool and Casino are excluded and for guests only.

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