After a few days at the nemacolin we drove to the greenbrier and I was expecting to be disappointed. I love old grand hotels but they always seem to be in some type of disrepair. The photos of the resort do not convey its magnitude , it is stunning to drive up to main entrance and the resort is in superb condition. The grandeur of the resort is amazing. Now our upgraded room was $360 per night, but there is a $19 pp charge for the resort and tipping and the meal plan is $100 pp (breakfast and dinner.. no drinks), at least the kids eat free. So not much change of out $650 per night for a family of 4.
The room was nice but did not compare to the nemacolin, then again, it should not, given the age of the resort. It was perfectly adequate. We opted for a sulphur soak for $40 each to check out the spa and it was enjoyable, it was clean and updated in a historic sense. The indoor pool was unbelievable, an olympic size pool with 9 foot deep end and extended shallow end for the little ones. Loved the swimming costume dryer in the change room. Walked down to sam sneads for dinner through the gardens and the restaurant looks out over the course which was in full bloom. The meals were excellent and got a shuttle back to the main entrance.
The kids in the kids club again and they raved over it, it was run by more seasoned professionals than just young people. We played the greenbrier course $185 pp and it is great old course, just a little surprised a few holes are squeezed in near a busy road. They have nice outdoor pool but was just opening up in few days and the morning walking tour took you out past the old white golf course which looked better than the greenbrier golf course to me.
My spouse took the free tour of the resort and enjoyed leaning about the extensive history of the resort. They have a great cinema and decent shopping and afternoon tea. We were worried about the mini desserts having nuts in them during the afternoon tea, and they brought cookies just for our son. Well done, nothing like having tea sitting in couches listening to people play the violin and piano. We are only in our early 40s but still enjoy the classics.
Breakfast was in the main dining room which was very nice, had trout and some quiches. We had dinner Sam snead's both nights and avoided having to dress formally in the main restaurant. Service was great and friendly. Plenty of pictures/info on Sam Snead all through out the restaurant. Also not fair to spoil other people special night in main dining room with young kids.
Eldest son 7, did the introductory falconry training on the day we left, he enjoyed it immensely.
So we ended up spending $2k for 2 night, which is not cheap but have no regrets about it. Would love to take my mother here one day, she would love it.