Winter Rendezvous

The winter blues don’t stand a chance in the Greenbrier Valley. Make it a weekend with the girls, an overnight date with your favorite someone or a getaway the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at this sampling of ways to get a grip on old man winter.

Winter Rendezvous


Downtown Lewisburg regularly tops must-see lists from around the country. Pick up a hot-toddy from The Wild Bean and take an afternoon to poke around the artsy shops, galleries and museums.

An underground hideaway built for Congress, the declassified Cold War Bunker was equipped with House and Senate chambers, dorms, power plant, clinic, cafeteria… even a decontamination area. Step through the 18-ton blast door to learn its secrets and how it was kept hidden for more than 30 years. 

In the mood for a show? Carnegie Hall is a cultural center for arts and education and hosts an annual series of live performances, independent films and gallery exhibits.

Warm your insides with a tasting tour of the Valley’s fine-craft-beverage-making operations. Learn what grain-to-glass is all about while enjoying a round or two of small batch sipping. Smooth Ambler Spirits ~ Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company ~ Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead

Plan a visit over the last Saturday in January for the WV Winter Music Festival. It’s a roof-raising good time with 50-plus bands and musicians “rockin’” downtown Lewisburg.

Go on a self-guided excursion at Lost World Caverns, and descend 120 feet below the Earth's surface into a vast chamber filled with stalactites and stalagmites. 

Winter Rendezvous Lost World Caverns
“ It’s easy to plan what to wear on a caving excursion. Under the earth’s surface, it’s a constant 52 degrees every day of the year. ”

The Greenbrier dates back to 1778. Its long history is part of its allure, but it’s the 10,000 acres of activities that make it worth the trip. 

On December 28 & 29, the Beckley Dance Theatre performs The Nutcracker ballet at The Greenbrier. Set on the eve of Christmas 1830, this delightful fairytale brings toys to life as a young German girl dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his battle against an army of mice. 

Take a spin on The Greenbrier’s ice skating rink, featuring lights, music and a rink-side fire pit.

Explore the sprawling grounds and winter landscape at the leisurely pace of a horse-drawn carriage -- or sleigh ride. The 18th-century-style-outing encompasses The Old White TPC Golf Course and circles back to the North Entrance of the hotel. 

If you haven't made New Year’s Eve plans yet, ring in the New Year in black-tie style! Beginning on December 28, a plethora of workshops, dinners, parties and activities await!

Bunker Door
“ The resort’s secluded mountainous terrain was so appealing to lawmakers that a U.S. Government Relocation Facility designed to secretly house Congress was established beneath a wing of the hotel during the cold war. ”

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