One of our families favorite “haute” resort destinations is located in the mountains of West Virginia. This National Historic Landmark has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The Greenbrier Resort in located in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

The Greenbrier Resort is rich in history and first drew guests over 235 years ago to its natural springs, and today it is an 11,000 acre luxury retreat. Guests to this magnificent resort include 26 of our country’s 44 Presidents.

Let’s take a tour of America’s Resort, “The Greenbrier”.

IMG_7059The front entrance of the Resort has hundreds of tulips and is meticulously landscaped.

IMG_2285Two lions greet visitors entering through the grand doors.

IMG_1963The hallways to the guest rooms are adorned with color and oversized patterns on the rugs and wallpaper.

IMG_6642The guest rooms are decorated in true Dorothy Draper Style. Dorothy Draper was a pioneer in interior design, dominating the field from 1925 to 1960 when she was named the most influential tastemaker in America. The high-society interior designer was hired to renovate the resort after it was used as a hospital during World War II. She left the hotel with a bold new personality that reflected the luxury of space, elegance and sense of history in every detail.

IMG_6647As you walk through the hallways of the resort, comfortable seating areas are a plenty.

IMG_7068IMG_7074IMG_7078IMG_2011fullsizeoutput_6e86One of the many rooms to enjoy for reading, cocktails or afternoon tea.IMG_2022IMG_2014More grand rooms with fresh flowers on every table.

IMG_7077IMG_7076Let’s take a look at some of the art and paintings in the many rooms at the resort.

 

IMG_1983IMG_1982IMG_1981IMG_1980IMG_2015IMG_1990IMG_2020IMG_1996IMG_2033This mural is painted on the wall.

IMG_1988One of the many ballrooms in the resort.

Let’s take a look at some of the resort chandeliers, most with crystal.IMG_7075IMG_7090IMG_1966IMG_1967IMG_1984IMG_1989IMG_2035IMG_2037IMG_2188One of my favorite rooms in the resort pays homage to Princess Grace.IMG_2007IMG_1997This is my favorite painting of all time, of the lovely Princess Grace of Monaco. It is stunning up close.

IMG_1998IMG_1999IMG_2000IMG_2005IMG_2036 Let’s head down to one of the shopping areas and take a peek inside the stores.

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Lets head to the Casino.IMG_2041IMG_2042fullsizeoutput_716bEach night at 10pm, complimentary champagne toast is served to the guests as they enjoy entertainment from the Greenbrier dancers in the casino. The casino is over  100,000 square feet and features restaurants and a dance floor, a favorite of ours for nightly entertainment. Pictures inside of the casino are not allowed, but I was able to snap this picture of the Greenbrier dancers.

The indoor swimming pool is enormous and a favorite with our kids.IMG_0844IMG_0841IMG_2192

Let’s take a tour of the beautiful outdoor grounds.IMG_2002fullsizeoutput_6f12IMG_2080IMG_2081IMG_2092IMG_2093IMG_2095IMG_2103IMG_2105fullsizeoutput_716dIMG_2168IMG_2119IMG_2120IMG_2117IMG_2138IMG_2139The tennis courts were being repaired during our visit.

IMG_2140IMG_2141The outdoor pool is amazing and features an infiniti pool with mountain views.

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The resort at night is an incredible sight to behold.IMG_2275IMG_2276IMG_2280IMG_2282There is so much to enjoy at the Greenbrier including miles of hiking trails and a full service SPA. Have I enticed you to visit?

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Happy Haute Home’s Resort Tour. Make sure to check back for a private tour of the “Sporting Club” for members only.

Until next time!

 

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