TOUR AMERICA'S RESORT
The Greenbrier resort dates back to 1778, luring visitors with its restorative sulphur springs and moderate summer climate. It continues today to be among the world's most famous, with notable guests that include U.S. presidents, royalty and foreign dignitaries. Open to day visitors, the hotel’s labyrinth of lobbies, ballrooms and galleries are often the star attraction. Decorated in the 1960s by Dorothy Draper and continuously undergoing various updates, her dramatic style endures with bold patterns and vibrant hues adorning every room -- right down to the bathrooms.
Don’t stop there. While on property, treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds. The acres of fall-inspired gardens, world-class golf courses, the 18th-century springhouse and the rolling hills of the Greenbrier Valley make for a relaxing afternoon of sightseeing.
ENJOY A STROLL AROUND TOWN
Southern Living selected downtown Lewisburg for its “50 Best Small Towns in the South 2023” list. Take some time to poke around the artsy shops, quaint cafes and relaxing green spaces--albeit more golden this time of year. Sprinkled throughout town are pockets of historic sites, galleries and museums. Flanking the west end, the North House Museum, Old Stone Church, and Civil War cemetery are within an easy walk. Or sit on the lawn of Carnegie Hall (one of only four in operation worldwide) with a picnic lunch and take in the crisp autumn breeze. On the east end of town, the Historic General Lewis Inn makes a convenient stopping point. The roomy veranda and full bar with a selection of hand-crafted cocktails are added bonuses.
Only 15 minutes away, White Sulphur Springs is undergoing a resurgence of equal proportions. You’ll find the same friendly folks but with a “Carhartt meets Patagonia” kind of vibe. We like to say it has the makings of a relaxing afternoon hanging out with the local contingency. Yes, we’re guilty! So check out the new shops, restaurants and gathering places. We’re confident you’ll uncover another stroll-worthy downtown in the Greenbrier Valley.