Family Weekend Getaways in WV's Greenbrier Valley


From ball practice to rehearsal, evenings and weekends fill up fast, making it hard to find the time to spend with loved ones. A family weekend getaway in West Virginia's Greenbrier Valley is an opportunity to disconnect from the world and reconnect with loved ones. Need ideas? We have you covered!

WHERE TO STAY.  All the comforts of home are found at The Manse. Located in White Sulphur Springs, the five-bedroom house is equipped with a full kitchen for guest use. Is a pool a must have? Check into the Hampton Inn just outside of historic downtown Lewisburg. The indoor pool allows kids to take a dip year-round. Not to mention, a full breakfast is included.

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Rent a two-bedroom cabin at Greenbrier State Forest to have hiking and biking trails, fishing and a heated outdoor pool in your “backyard.” Spend summer evenings by the campfire, making s’mores and taking in the peaceful sounds of Mother Nature. For generations, families have been taking their vacations at The Greenbrier. The resort boasts of more than 55 activities, indoor and out, so it’s easy to find entertainment for a tyke or a teenager.

Need more options?  Check out these properties:

Sugar Camp

Holiday Inn Express

Greenbrier River Campground


Looking for ways to entertain the kiddos on your visit to the Greenbrier Valley?  

Greenbrier Valley Kids' Activity Sheets

Greenbrier Valley Scavenger Hunt   (Earn points to become a GBV Pioneer or Explorer!)

WHERE TO PLAY.  Finding an activity to pull kids away from a screen is always a challenge. No matter what season you’re planning to visit, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. Start with a tour of Lost World Caverns—fans of fossils will be impressed with the collection of prehistoric fragments. Then descend 120 feet below the earth’s surface to walk through the 1,000-foot room. Just remember to bring a jacket, caverns are a constant 52 degrees. 

If you’re looking for ways to stay cool, check out the locals’ favorite swimming holes. Or hop on the Greenbrier River Trail in Caldwell, just a couple of miles from either Lewisburg or White Sulphur Springs. Once a railroad bed for the C&O, the trail is virtually level with a wide, gravel path that makes it easy to navigate for kids. And with numerous access points, you choose how far you want to bike or hike.

At the Barracks Escape Room, leap back through time to 1799. Expose clues, break codes and solve puzzles to "navigate” your way across the wild, Appalachian Mountains and establish a home in the new town of Lewisburg.

If it's time for a picnic break between activities, plan a stop at Brad Paisley Community Park in White Sulphur Springs. It has a grassy, open area and picnic pavilion along with benches for the adults to supervise and playground equipment for the kids to run, play and expel a little of that youthful energy.

Need more fun? Add these to your itinerary:

Greenbrier Outfitters Aerial Adventure Course

Pedal boating at Lake Sherwood

You-pick at White Oak Blueberry Farm

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WHERE TO EAT.  No need to worry about the picky eater in your family, dining options in the valley will satisfy even the most “discerning” of palates. If you’re looking to indulge first thing in the morning, head to The Wild Bean. With comfortable seating, room to stretch out and free Wi-Fi, this downtown gathering spot serves plenty of nourishing options. Whatever your morning plans include, a to-go cup of fresh, organic coffee, an espresso, latte or tea will give you the boost you need to stay ahead all that youthful energy! 

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A cool stop for lunch is right along Route 60 at Jim’s Drive-In. Pull in and have your order taken curbside, select from all the drive-in favorites, hamburgers, hot dogs...just don’t forget the milkshake. 

No matter what age you are, pizza is always a winning choice for dinner. Hill and Holler’s wood-fired specialty pizzas are a great way to refuel after a day of play. With unique, specialty combinations and build-your-own pie options, everyone can enjoy a personalized pizza complete with their favorite toppings. If you’re passing through White Sulphur Springs, stop by April’s Pizza. Known for their generous portions, you can feed the whole family and even leave with leftovers.  

Take a bite out of these other choices:

Thunderbird Taco

Food & Friends

Hog Wild Bar-b-que


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