- Updated: 06 June 2016
The excitement is building! We are only months away from the 59 th International WBCCI Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia. I’m going to highlight several “must-do” WBCCI events/places in the coming months, so that your visit to this beautiful part of the country will be complete! While you will enjoy the seminars, entertainment and vendors who will be at International, there are other beautiful side trips you would want to make while in this part of God’s creation... one of them would be
The Greenbrier...America’s Resort!
Here is an escape in White Sulphur Springs that you could enjoy before, during or after the Rally...a place a world away from modern life...four o’clock teas, gala banquets and garden parties - reminding one of the quiet years following the Civil War, hallmarks of a long-gone age!
The columns looming above the front entrance are just a glimpse of what to expect. Designed by the son of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, The Greenbrier is monumental in scale. Lobbies and galleries, one after another, invite you to wander deeper into its interior to immerse yourself, to mingle, to rejoice in the graciousness of Southern hospitality. The parlors, ballrooms and 710 guest rooms are outfitted to impress. Jacqueline Kennedy’s social secretary
said, “The Greenbrier...is one of the known, proven, hotels for executive entertaining.” Twenty-six presidents have visited the resort as have royalty and foreign dignitaries such as Indira Ghandi, Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Wander its 10,000 acre grounds...carriages escort sightseers among historic cottages, past five world class golf courses and into the mountains of the Monongahela National Forest beyond. Behind the scenes, the staff works around the clock to maintain a delicate order. The hotel and grounds are spectacular, but there’s a lot that you can’t see...especially...
During the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Government built a relocation facility for Congress at The Greenbrier and today the resort offers tours of this once top-secret bunker. The 112,544 square foot bunker was maintained in a constant state of readiness for more than 30 years. The bunker included 18 dormitories designed to accommodate more than 1100 people. The facility also contained a power plant, communications area, clinic, meeting rooms, and lounges. The bunker’s location remained a secret until May, 1992, when The Washington Post published an article “The Lost Resort”, exposing the facility. In 1995, the U.S. Government ended the lease agreement with The Greenbrier, and later that year, the resort began offering tours. The cost of the tour is $30.00 per adult and $15.00 per child ages 10-18. Minimum age is 10 years. Cameras, cell phones, and electronic devices are not permitted. For information and reservations, call 800-624-6070.
World Class Dining
Led by a world renowned Executive Chef, the Main Dining Room is the epitome of Greenbrier cuisine in an elegant setting. Breakfast and dinner are enjoyed along with a spectacular view of three championship golf courses. A modern Asian restaurant serves innovative Pacific Rim dishes and sushi. Prime 44 West is a supreme steakhouse and traditional Southern fare is served at Draper’s. The Forum features classic dishes and hand-tossed pizza prepared in a coal-fired oven. Reservations are required for dinner in all of The Greenbrier’s restaurants and may be secured by calling 800-624-6070.
This 40,000 square foot, five star mineral spa offers a wide range of relaxing and therapeutic services. Relax and rejuvenate with a summer’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries Body Wrap! The clinic offers aesthetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, and Perlane, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser photo rejuvenation. For more information, to purchase gift certificates or to make a reservation, please call 800-624-6070.
The Casino Club
This club mixes world class gaming, live entertainment, international cuisines, and designer boutiques to create the grandest casino experience in the world. 320 state-of-the-art casino machines, 37 table games including black jack, roulette, baccarat, three card poker, and Texas Hold ‘Em are available. Well, there you have it! A fantastic destination for you as you plan your trip to Lewisburg, West Virginia. Our President Jim Schwerdfeger and First Lady Raisin are waiting to greet you! And they want you to have a great time...
BECAUSE WE CAN!