the beautiful greenbrier resort has some secrets hidden behind it walls..they are no revealed to the public in the form of guided tours...it is a hidden bunker system that was to be used to house the untided states congress and their aides in case of a nuclear attack by Russia during the days of the cold war of the fifties. it is very interesting,and a nust for history buffs of this era.
while there,you also have the option of roaming the fantastic resort and grounds at your leisure...there are many quaint shops,and specialty shops right within the resort,as well as many restaurants...and even a casino.
we were thinking about staying there,but the rooms were a little "pricey" for our budget. so we stayhed about 15 minutes away,in the nice little historical town of lewisburg west Virginia, we spent a sturday afternoon strolling the main street,and visting the many antique shops,the historical cemeteries from the civil war era...and a few museums...there is also a cavern right outside of town called 'lost world cavern" that you can explore,if that is one of your interests. we had a wonderful stay there at the Hampton inn,which was more in our price range,but was most definitely a "top notch" stay.
we had dinner in downtown Lewisburg at a friendly place called "food and friends" on the recommendation iof a worker at one of the shops in the resort. the food and service was so good,we dined there a second night as well.
we only had about 4 days to spend this time,but there are many other things that we want to see and do in the area,and we will be back for sure. we may even save up,and traet ourselves to a night at the greenbrier resort next time,as it will be well worth it I'm sure,as guests as well as visitors are treated as "royalty" there,from everything we have witnessed.
by the way it is only about 45 minutes from Beckley west Virginia,where you can tour a real coal mine...and see the new river gorge area and bridge,which we have done also.,and have enjoyed.