Saturday, March 7, 2009
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: The Greenbriar
Welcome to the big leagues.
The Greenbriar is about as good as it gets when it comes to resorts. If you don't have a good time while visiting here, it's your fault and not the Greenbriar's. There are three golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, gardens, a spa, shops, etc. First class doesn't describe the place adequately.
There's one feature that we missed but also is something of a star attraction. At the height of the cold war, a bomb shelter was built here in order to house the nation's top government officials. As Roadside America said, you might prefer the accomodations be a little less plush for those making life-and-death decisions.
Here's a view of the main building, which has spectacular lobbies. It's easy to imagine this might be a spectacular place to spend the December holidays; a worker said live Christmas trees are in every room of the complex.