The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

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The Greenbrier is a palatial luxury resort located in the Allegheny Mountains near White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in the United States.
Since 1778, visitors have traveled to this part of the state to "take the waters" of the area. Today, The Greenbrier is situated on 11000acre of land with 710 guest rooms, 20 restaurants and lounges, more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities and sports, and 36 retail shops. 1800 "ladies and gentlemen" offer authentic southern hospitality to guests.
The current Greenbrier was built in 1913 by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and was owned for much of its history by that company and its successors, including the CSX Corporation. Following years of heavy losses, CSX placed the hotel into bankruptcy in 2009. Justice Family Group, LLC, a company owned by local entrepreneur Jim Justice, subsequently bought the property and guaranteed all debts, resulting in dismissal of the bankruptcy. Justice promised to return the hotel to its former status as a five-star resort and to introduce "tasteful" gambling for guests as a revenue enhancer. The Greenbrier Hotel Corp. today operates as a subsidiary of Justice's company.
The last U.S. president to stay at The Greenbrier during a presidency was Dwight D. Eisenhower. A total of 26 presidents have stayed at the hotel.
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  • plenty of education and history..I didn;t know hoe much I didn't know about Falconry..fascinating..really like getting to interact with the birds...highly recommend you try it 
    plenty of education and history..I didn;t know hoe much I didn't know about Falconry..fascinating..really like getting to interact with the birds...highly recommend you try it  more »
  • Being able to hold the birds and to experience how close they get to people while hunting. Learning about the history of falconry and the bond between the bird and the falconer. Cody (the falconer.....  more
    Being able to hold the birds and to experience how close they get to people while hunting. Learning about the history of falconry and the bond between the bird and the falconer. Cody (the falconer.....  more »
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  • The Greenbrier has been a constant presence throughout my life. I've attended numerous events here. The local High School, where I graduated, holds its prom here. Most people in the area have worked for the place at one point or another in their lives. The secret underground shelter for the US Congress has been the worst kept secret among locals for as long as I can recall. My mother and father told us stories about when it was constructed. Its revelation in 1997 was no surprise to any of us. I have never desired to stay at the place, I have patronized its bars, restaurants, movie theater, and bowling alley at different times in my life. I happened to shoot a few games of pool with three young women and their younger brother on one such trip before their mother, Kris, rounded them up. They seemed rather surprised that I had no idea who their father was. They told me that he was a famous lawyer who represented 0J Simpson. I must say that the encounter was so memorable that it took me quite a few years to realize just who they were. At the moment, I'm not sure if that adds value to the establishment.
  • Beautiful place. Nice people. Lots of history. Make sure you take the bunker tour and spend some time looking around. It is not cheap, but we found the experience to be worth the expense. Lots of rule intended to keep the exclusivity of the place, but they will work with you if you work with them.

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