Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 15
GREENBRIER VALLEY, WV - Nestled in the southeastern hills and mountains
of West Virginia, history and historic treasures run deep through this valley.
Dating back well before the Civil War, old buildings and sites have been preserved and sometimes repurposed for today's travelers.
Take the Brick House Antiques shop. Once a residence for John Withrow
(c. 1815) and later a Red Cross center, restaurant, then leather shop,
it now houses antiques filled with the valley's earliest keepsakes and
Of course, the Brick House is only the beginning of a tour back in time. A
whole trail of antique stores, historic landmarks and curious relics await the
Dating back to 1967, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional
Theatre of West Virginia, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. A mainstay
in Lewisburg's downtown district, it's worth timing a visit during one of their
productions. The current lineup includes a broad repertoire of dramas, musicals and comedies.
Just 10 minutes from Lewisburg - and a few miles east on the centuries-old
Midland Trail - The Greenbrier resort is a timeless classic steeped in elegance
and opulence. In its earliest days before the Civil War, American gentry were
lured to the hotel by the cool summer breezes and restorative mineral waters
that bubbled up from these mountains. Drive through the gate today and you
are immediately whisked back to grander times... along with all the creaturecomforts expected in a twenty-first century vacation destination.
Although this is just a sampling of nooks, crannies and unique finds, the
Greenbrier Valley promises a treasure-trove of adventure waiting to be uncovered. You never know what you'll discover!
For more information:
SimplyGBV.com * 800.607.9506