What you'll do
Join us for a four day journey through Wild Wonderful West Virginia. Step back in time as we ride an old logging train up a mountain adorned by beautiful fall colors. Be inspired by the beauty of Blackwater Falls and the sounds of the Gandy Dancer Theater. Enjoy two nights in the the Greenbrier, a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort, which has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778.
- The amenities of The Greenbrier
- Six Meals (Including Two Dinners at the Greenbrier)
- The Greenbrier Casino Club
- Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater
- Cass Scenic Railroad
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Day One: Saturday October 8, 2022
Depart for Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. On our way to Elkins, WVA we will stop at Blackwater Falls State Park which is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County. The centerpiece of the park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon. After checking into our hotel we’ll enjoy dinner and a show at the Gandy Dancer Theater, West Virginia’s ONLY Branson – style dinner theater. This theater which is nestled in the heart of the WV mountains, features music from the 50’s to present day, country, gospel, rock and roll as well as patriotic. (Dinner)
Day Two: Sunday October 9, 2022
This morning we reach for the stars at the Green Bank Observatory, an astronomical observatory with the world’s largest steerable radio telescope, located in the National Radio Quiet Zone in Green Bank, West Virginia. Next it’s onto the Cass Scenic Railroad! A RIDE on the Cass Scenic Railroad is a thrilling experience for young and old. With a clang, Clang, CLANG of the bell and CHUG, Chug, chug of pistons, the train lurches forward to begin a memorable, spine tingling ride. Our last stop of the day will be our check-in to the Greenbrier for a two night stay. Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. With a guest list that includes 27 of our country’s 45 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. The Greenbrier is widely regarded as one of the finest luxury resorts around the world. Surrounded by the wondrous Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier offers exclusive services and amenities such as championship golf, fine dining, more than 55 activities, designer boutiques, a world-renowned mineral spa and a 103,000 square foot gaming and entertainment venue. Stroll the grounds, visit the shops, check out the casino, or just relax and enjoy this luxury retreat. Tonight we’ll experience the epitome of Grand Southern Resort dining in the elegant Main Dining Room – celebrating over 100 years of service! Dazzling custom-made chandeliers, stately columns and magnificent arched windows bring the ambiance of a dignified Southern mansion to life. (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day Three: Monday October 10, 2022
We start off the day with an included breakfast buffet in the main dining room. Then we step inside America’s Secret Agent – Era Past. Exposed in 1992 by The Washington Post, the Bunker at The Greenbrier was one of America’s closely guarded Cold War secrets. The vast underground relocation center for the U.S. Congress and was in readiness from 1962 – 1992, complete with House and Senate Chambers, dorms, power plant, clinic, cafeteria, and even a decontamination area. This massive underground bunker was to serve as an emergency shelter during the Cold War. The bunker was code named “Project Greek Island.” We will step through the 18–ton blast door to learn its secrets and how it was kept hidden for more than 30 years.
Spend the rest of your day enjoying the grounds and activities available at this luxury resort. You might partake in the Greenbrier tradition that guests have been enjoying since the 1930’s. AFTERNOON TEA Nibble on a delightful selection of freshly-prepared pastries and cookies in the grand Upper Lobby. Live piano music and/or dancers will provide entertainment as you savor your tea and delicacies. Perhaps you’d like to visit The Presidents’ Cottage Museum. The Greenbrier has been host to 27 U.S. Presidents. The memorable moments from their stays are on display at The Presidents’ Cottage Museum, housed in a historic two-story building overlooking the Springhouse. These archives contain documents dating back to The Greenbrier’s early history. You may choose to make use of the indoor swimming pool, the resort Fitness Center, enjoy a movie, or go hiking on many of the trails found throughout the beautiful grounds of The Greenbrier The grandest casino experience in the world is waiting for you at The Greenbrier Casino Club, which was recently ranked the 18th Best Casino in America (TripAdvisor). You will receive $20 slot Free Play to enjoy playing on one of the 320 different slot machines. Try your luck at one of the 37 gaming tables throughout the Casino Club. (Breakfast buffet, Dinner)
Day Four: Tuesday October 11, 2022
Rise and shine! We will enjoy our final breakfast and some free time this morning. Enjoy the stunning views in this mountain state, as we head home with wonderful memories of another great Warther Tour! (Breakfast buffet)
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