I was surprised to read several negative reviews of the Greenbrier recently in this forum. I've had excellent meals there several times over the years, but for Thanksgiving 2005 I stayed for three nights with relatives, and we all loved it. The resort was at capacity--1,800 guests and 1,800 staff. Little kids and teenagers had their own activities. We're not golfers, so we chose the 1950s nuclear bunker history lectures, current movies nightly, swimming in a big 1912 pool, spa treatments, falconry lessons, shopping onsite, Antiques Roadshow talks, live music groups and a handbell choir. Meals were elegant--modified American plan rate includes full breakfast and dinner, and you won't want anything more. Our rooms in the West Va. wing were large, comfortable, well-appointed and spotlessly clean, with linens changed daily. The walk to the main hotel was long, though, and elevators were slow. I enjoyed the complimentary USA Today and Internet access. Overall, the experience was quite similar to a high-class ocean cruise, without mal de mer. Try the Greenbrier for a winter weekend when, I understand, prices are very affordable for so much luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and an award-winning resort that has been welcoming guests since 1778. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Greenbrier Hotel White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier Resort White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier Wv