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The Greenbrier

Combining history, luxury, cuisine, shopping, relaxation and sport, The Greenbrier is truly America’s Resort. Located in White Sulphur Springs, offering more than 700 guest rooms and estate houses, three championship golf courses and over 50 recreational activities, including a former Cold War Bunker, The Greenbrier is the pinnacle destination of the Greenbrier Valley. Welcoming guests since 1778, the resort has been graced by presidents, kings, queens and celebrities alike.

Fairs and Festivals 

From the unique to the unexpected, the Greenbrier Valley is home to a variety of fairs and festivals. Offering specialized celebrations like the Taste of Our Town (TOOT), The Dandelion Festival and the grand celebrations like the State Fair of West Virginia, these events celebrate local culture and cuisine and are another good to reason to get away to #SimplyGBV.

fairs and festivals.

Lewisburg Flavor ... It’s the Coolest 

Offering characteristics of true southern charm, and a uniqueness all its own, Lewisburg, W.Va., has a lot of character for small town. Designated time and again as an exceptional or truly cool destination, Lewisburg offers charming inns, distinctive shops, and unmatched cuisine for even the most discriminating traveler.

Downtown Lewisburg.

It's Independence Day!

Celebrate America’s Independence with true patriotic flare at the Alderson Fourth of July Celebration, West Virginia’s Largest Independence Day Celebration. Since the early 20th Century, revelers have enjoyed activities for the whole family as they celebrate the birth of a nation. From patriotic décor adorning homes and business to live music, food vendors, a parade and of course, an amazing fireworks display, Alderson, W.Va. is the place to be to truly celebrate America.

Greenbrier River Trail is a Hiker/Biker Paradise

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 77-mile maintained trail which was once part of the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Converted into West Virginia's longest hiking and biking trail, this picturesque trail winds its way through along the Greenbrier River starting at North Caldwell to just south of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Offering something for just about every outdoor enthusiast – hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and cross-country skiing – the Greenbrier River Trail is a dream destination to get outside!

Biking along Greenbrier River Trail.

Swimming Holes ... A Greenbrier Valley Tradition

Nothing says summer quite like a day trip to a local swimming hole. Take it from us, to truly enjoy the Greenbrier Valley, take a tour of our favorite places for family fun in the sun by the waterside. You will soon discover why swimming in the great outdoors is a Greenbrier Valley tradition. The region is home to many well know swimming areas including Blue Bend, Lake Sherwood and several stops along the Greenbrier River.

Underground Adventures

Home to two caverns offering traditional tours as well as "wild caving" excursions, the opportunity for adventure in the Greenbrier Valley is plentiful. A dream spelunking aficionados and wannabes, Lost World Caverns in Lewisburg,  or Organ Cave in Ronceverte offers special expeditions to such sites. If the names of passageways are any indication–    "The Birth Canal," "Fat Man's Misery,” "Throne Room," and "Rock Slide" – adventure is out there!

Underground caves.


The natural beauty of Greenbrier Valley is hard to explain in words, but easy to capture in pictures… No filter required. See what others are doing and share your experiences using the #GBVEffect hashtag.

Greenbrier Valley Forest

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Greenbrier Valley lake at night

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