When your weekly routine has you fully entrenched, you may find yourself looking for a little getaway time. It’s proven that breaks from your day-to-day can increase productivity… all the more reason to get out and explore! Depending on your travel style, we have three itineraries that promise good times for all!
FOR THE ADVENTURER: If you’re looking to reconnect with nature, take a walk or hike, on Greenbrier Valley’s wild side. At Greenbrier River Campground choose your own adventure when it comes to sleeping arrangements. Ranging from primitive campsites to fully-equipped cabins—even a fully renovated 25-foot Airstream— you’ll find that sweet spot to unwind from a day of exploration. Thrill-seekers can go rogue with a wild cave tour in Lost World Caverns. The four-hour excursion takes you below the Earth’s surface through some snug spaces. Be prepared to get dirty.
Rent a Slingshot roadster from Greenbrier Off-Road Adventures and hit the road to navigate the twists and turns of the countryside. Whether breakfast or lunch has you calling, stop in Corn + Flour for a bagel breakfast stack or fresh-made sandwich piled with your favorite toppings. Be forewarned, their signature sweet confections are tough to resist. An adventurous vacation would not be complete without hiking or biking. Hit one of the many trails the valley offers with easy and leisurely to challenging climbs and sweeping vistas. End the day at Hill and Holler, for wood-fired pizza and a variety of craft beers.
FOR THE UPTOWNER: The Greenbrier has offered an incomparable luxury experience for centuries. The resort offers more than 50 activities that will spark anyone’s interest. Find your Zen with a day of pampering at the Mineral Spa. “Take the waters” with a sulphur soak or feel revitalized with a rejuvenation wrap. A stellar cocktail begins with a well-crafted liquor. At Smooth Ambler Spirits, their passion for whiskey is distilled right into their high-quality products. Follow the process from grain to glass and end the tour with samples of their award-winning Big Level Bourbon. Find unique pieces of work by touring the area’s art galleries and meeting the local craft-makers. Watch local artisans creating on the spot, or bend the ear of one of the gallery owners to find the next up-and-coming artist.
FOR THE FOODIE: The Greenbrier Valley’s culinary scene has vastly changed throughout the last decade. The variety of restaurants filling the area allows for anyone to make mouthwatering meals the focal point of their vacation. Start at The Wild Bean, the go-to breakfast joint specializing in hearty and healthy vegetarian combinations. And A.M. hot beverage drinkers, it's the Starbucks of the Greenbrier Valley. Take your pick from locally roasted coffees, loose leaf teas, espresso, cappuccino and lattes.
Ready to seize the day, take a stroll through downtown Lewisburg. Peruse the eclectic shops, and take the opportunity to ask the locals for a dining recommendation. A noteworthy destination, Stardust Café has gained much attention for its farm-to-table freshness and commitment to “green” practices. Whether sitting down for lunch or dinner, the artful menu features locally raised meats, Italian ices, fair trade coffees, artisan breads and seasonal produce. When fine weather is calling, relax under the layered shade sails that define the Del Sol Cantina & Grille dining patio. Fresh mountain air, a round of tapas and craft cocktails make the perfect pairing to any afternoon.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, dinner at The French Goat has all the makings of an enchanting “night on the town.” This elegant bistro features classic French cuisine—with a twist, of course—and an extensive wine list. At the Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead tasting room, sip on a traditional Appalachian beverage. West Virginia’s first cidery presses heritage variety apples to create a high-quality product worth writing home about. At the end of the day find comfort at The Historic General Lewis Inn. Every detail has been thoughtfully embellished with an extra special touch--from Sweet Springs water and natural soaps to fresh, organic coffee and plush robes for every guest.