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The Greenbrier-Hiking?

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The Greenbrier-Hiking?

I am staying at the Greenbrier in November. Got a superior room for $84 per night! I see on their website they have hiking trails. Has anyone done any hiking there? What other activities should we look in to? Is the bunker tour worth doing?

West Virginia
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1. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

It's been ages since I have hiked at the Greenbrier but do remember the hike I took was more of a nice walking trail.

Just about everything costs extra to do at The Greenbrier (except the movies, Museum, swimming, and Tea in the afternoon) - even bowling costs. Well, at least it did before Jim Justice bought the place - not sure what activities are now freebies.

Just wandering around The Greenbrier, the grounds, and the shops (in the lower level, on the hillside by the museum, and the ones between the hillside shops and the outdoor pool) is a lot of fun (and I'm not a big shopper).

My don't miss activities would be:

Falconry - we enjoyed it, plus it is not something we would ever do, or have the chance to do, elsewhere. greenbrier.com/site/activities-detail.aspx…

Quick tour of the museum (it's small, won't take long to go through. But do take a look at the pictures, the history of the Greenbrier, etc.).

greenbrier.com/site/activities-detail.aspx…

I'd also do the tour of the main floor of the Greenbrier - also free and doesn't take long. There are some interesting facts you would miss if wandering around by yourself. greenbrier.com/site/activities-detail.aspx…

I think the Bunker is worth doing for the historical aspect, however, isn't the casino now where the dining, etc. area of the bunker used to be?

Haven't done it, but think the Geocaching would be a lot of fun.

My guys enjoy the skeet shooting at Kate's Mountain.

We also really enjoy fishing (bring your own pole or rent theirs) - but not sure if it's too late in the season for fishing in November (I'm not an expert fisherman).

Is your meal included in that price? Often the meal in the Main Dining Room is included in the room price but do believe they now offer with-without meals plan. Even if it is included, meals at the other restaurants are extra. The Main Dining Room is my fav place to eat - I like their menu the best.

Be sure to have a Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at Drapers for lunch. It is sooooo yummy.

Pick up some salsa and chocolate covered dried fruit at the Gourmet Shop - they are really really good.

Lynchburg, VA
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2. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

I was there a year ago...I would say they were more walking trails then hiking trails, though I'm sure that there is good hiking nearby. The Greenbrier River Trail is great for walking or biking.

If your room rate doesn't include food, you may want to also check out some of the restaurants in Lewisburg, which are also very good.

Sorrento, FL
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3. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

Just wondering, if not too off topic, how you got such a good deal on the room? Thanks!

WV
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4. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

The new owner came out with a special for residents in Virginia and West Virginia on some winter weekends. It offered a standard room for $59 a night (waiving the $25 nightly resort fee and giving $20 free play per night in casino). I "splurged" and got a superior room for 84 bucks! These weekends sold out in a day. Here is the website for the promotion: www.greenbrier.com/tribute.

WV
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www.greenbrier.com/tribute

Sorrento, FL
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6. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

Thanks for the link. I'm not a resident so I guess I wouldn't have qualified anyway. It looks great, I hope you have a wonderful time!

WV
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7. Re: The Greenbrier-Hiking?

Thanks. It is quite a deal. That room normally goes for $325 per night plus the $25 resort fee. There is also free greens fees for golfing. We are going next weekend so if the weather if nice we will play.

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