So you may have already read the top 3 reasons to Stay at the Greenbrier Resort for your next Family Vacation. Thanks to the Greenbrier Resort for hosting my family to a weekend at their resort and now you can see the next top 7 reasons to travel to The Greenbrier Resort for Family Travel in West Virginia. All opinions expressed are 100% our own.
Some resorts get a stigma that they are only good summer destinations or only good for the winter vacations (ski resorts). In reality, many of these places are truly four-season destinations and often even better when they are not as crowded.
The Greenbrier Resort has multiple golf courses, 11,000 acres of land to explore and many outdoor amenities that you think you can not enjoy it there during the winter. After our family weekend, which was a cool and rainy weekend in February, we are here to convince you that the Greenbrier Resort is a great destination 12 months a year, for a family, couple, girls or guy weekend or for a conference.
7 Reasons Stay at The Greenbrier Resort for Family Vacation
To refresh, the top 3 reasons to plan a family vacation at the Greenbrier is
1) Traveling with a Large Family (Many Room Options are available)
2. 11,000 Acre property with plenty of space and activeies to spread out and find something for everyone.
3. Year Round Horseback Riding
From guided group tours to private ones or carriage rides you can explore the grounds of the Greenbrier by horseback.
6 More Reasons to Plan your Family Travel in West Virginia at the Greenbrier Resort
4. Take an off road adventure ride
Explore the area in a Jeep or 4 seater Polaris. Teamed up with a great company just outside the Greenbrier property, younger kids and their parents can take an off-road adventure in a JEEP while the older kids and their parents can get dirty driving a four seater Polaris.
If you are a thrill seeker this is for you. Keep in mind if you are on the Polaris trip, be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty or wet.
5. The Escape Room
A popular new trend in many cities, the Greenbrier now has its own Escape room. See how well your family works together to get out of the room as you find clues. If you are there for a conference this would be a great team building exercise as well.
6. Bunker Tour
Who says you can’t learn while you are on vacation? There is so much history at the Greenbrier. The Bunker tour is only one aspect as you tour the secret fall out shelter that was just made public in 1992. While you can build hotels and golf courses just about anywhere, there is nowhere like the Greenbrier that is so rich in History.
7. The Historical Decor and Multiple Restaurants
A full post coming with the restaurant options we found that was very family-friendly. As far as the decor, don’t expect to enter a modern hotel when you enter the Greenbrier.
Instead, go back in time where many of the wallpapers have been chosen to replicate the original decor. Take a moment to always look up at the architecture and your eyes will be distracted constantly by the eclectic decor.
8. Complimentary Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea
Traveling with kids usually means getting enough caffeine to keep up with all their energy. Head to the Upper lobby every morning and late afternoon for a little caffeine and sweet treat.
9. Free Evening Entertainment
During our stay, we were able to see a mentalist. This show was free to all resort guests. They also had free movies. Be sure to check the daily itinerary for the evening events
10. Bowling, indoor swimming pool, arcades, Ice Rink and pool tables.
Maybe you need a break from the weather or an after dinner activity. Kids will be forever entertained in the bowling alley and indoor pool areas. Obviously the ice rink is seasonal but it is real ice!
The Greenbrier Resort for Family Travel in West Virginia
Most of these are the activities we experienced first hand. There is so much more you can do year-round like fly-fishing in which my husband hiked the golf course river practicing his technique. There are over 55 activities available at the Greenbrier including falconry, laser tag, culinary experiments, indoor and outdoor tennis to name a few.
How do you know what is going on each day at Greenbrier?
Similar to a cruise, each night during turndown service the next day’s itinerary will be placed on your bed. There seemed to be something going on every hour and the biggest task for you is figuring out what you want to do.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Most of the activities do carry a price tag. Be sure to research packages such as the Winter Getaway package that includes free breakfast and resort credit. Depending on your interests and budget I am confident you can find the perfect family vacation at the Greenbrier and may even want to look into the Sporting Club for a second home that offers even more amenities than the hotel guest can access.