Proving that Green Spaces can come in all sizes and locations, one such special property is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Known as America’s Resort, The Greenbrier is as unique as it gets. This 11,000-acre Green Space is synonymous with world-class and authentic southern hospitality. The property has it all . . . fascinating history, over 700 guest rooms, 20 restaurants and lounges, more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, a state-of-the-art professional football practice facility, retail shops, a world-renowned MedSpa, and extraordinarily stunning landscapes and gardens.
And until 1992, no one knew of a secret space about the size of a WalMart referred to as The Bunker. Hidden behind 3-foot thick concrete walls, it was built as an emergency shelter for the United States Congress.
And did we say world-class golf courses? The Old White TPC course is the site of the PGA’s Greenbrier Classic (now known as A Military Tribute). Along with The Meadows course, and the new nine-hole Greenbrier course, guests can play the historic Old White, which opened way back when President Woodrow Wilson played there in 1914.
As far back as 1778, early guests came to White Sulphur Springs to ‘take the waters’ to restore their health. The original Springhouse still remains on the property.
Located amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since those days in the late 1700’s. The guest list includes 27 of our country’s 45 Presidents, and a long list of royalty, celebrities and business leaders.
Surrounded by these Allegheny Mountains, this resort is a Green Space dream . . . stunning seasonal gardens and majestic trees as far as the eye can see. Endless hiking trails meander through the surrounding hillsides full of magnificent Mountain Ash, Sugar and Red Maples, Eastern Hemlock, and American Beech.
Today, stunning gardens and a grand entry greet each guest as they arrive. And as he has done for over 60 years Frank Mosley, the most senior Greenbrier employee, always welcomes you at the main entrance.
The Greenbrier grounds would be extraordinary without its magnificent seasonal gardens. However each spring, Grounds Director, Curtis Webb, and his talented crew add over 125,000 annuals, planted in over 220 display beds, creating ‘must-see’ gardens in an unsurpassed setting. And if that is not enough, the gardens just outside the North Entrance are designated as a prestigious Proven Winners Signature Garden.
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