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Multiple Greenbrier Valley partners named as 2017 “Best of West Virginia” award finalists

November 13, 2017

Lewisburg, WV - The WV Living 2017 Best of West Virginia finalists includes 14 categories featuring nominees from the Greenbrier Valley, county tourism officials announced today. The 2017 Best of West Virginia will be featured in the WV Living Winter ’17 issue, which will hit newsstands in early December. The final round of voting concludes on November 20, 2017.

“The categories featuring our partners from the Greenbrier Valley range from Best Boutique Hotel to Best Town for Foodies to Best Resort and Best Distillery,” said Kara D. Dense, Executive Director, Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “While it is never a surprise to see so many Greenbrier Valley attractions and partners included in these types of voter-driven competitions, we are always grateful for the confirmation that the Greenbrier Valley is a much desired destination getaway.”

The full list of nominees from the Greenbrier Valley includes:  Best Fine Dining: The French Goat, Lewisburg; Best Hot Dog: Jim's Drive In, Lewisburg; Best Cidery: Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider and Mead, Lewisburg; Best Distillery: Smooth Ambler Spirits, Maxwelton; Best Unique Boutique: Wolf Creek Gallery, Lewisburg; Best Music Venue: Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg; Best Theater Company: Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg; Best Boutique Hotel: The Historic General Lewis Inn, Lewisburg; Best Resort: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs; Best Place to Play Golf: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs; Best Weekend Escape: The Greenbrier and Lewisburg; Best Town for Foodies: Lewisburg; Best Town for History: Lewisburg; and the Best Town for the Arts: Lewisburg.

According to WV Living editor and publisher, Nikki Bowman, the competition draws thousands of voters around and outside of West Virginia to vote in the “Best of West Virginia” competition.

“The mission of WV Living magazine has always been to highlight the best, most exciting things happening in our state. That’s why we love the Best of West Virginia awards,” Bowman said. “The awards honor the businesses, organizations, and individuals working hard to serve their communities. And they’re especially meaningful because the readers are the ones who decide who receives the awards.”

Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favorites among this year’s Best of West Virginia nominees at The final round of voting concludes on November 20, 2017.


About the Greenbrier County CVB

The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Greenbrier County and the Greenbrier Valley. The mission of the CVB is to strive each day to positively impact the area’s economy by marketing the region as a premier tourist destination. A vital industry, tourism yields an economic impact of $243 million dollars per year for the area and boasts more than 1.3 million visitors annually.  For more information or details about visiting the Greenbrier Valley log onto



Kara D. Dense, Executive Director

Greenbrier County CVB

Phone: 304-645-1000



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