3-Day Greenbrier Christmas
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the holiday season at the world famous Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Greenbrier has a natural beauty no other resort can match. There areformal gardens, refreshing streams, rolling hills and the magnificentpriceless paintings and art treasures you would expect to see in a museum. There is no better place to begin a tour or start the Christmas season than at the Greenbrier. The lobbies sparkle with holiday magic—miles of garland, greenery, poinsettias and decorated trees, so grand that they almost touch the ceiling. Relaxin front of the lobby fireplace and revel in the sounds of carolers singing your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy afternoon tea and a concert. In the evening you will enjoy a delightful dinner. You may want to enjoy a carriage ride around the grounds to see the trees and lights. In the morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast with time to relax and enjoy the many facilities available at the Greenbrier. We will also tour the Bunkers of the Greenbrier which were formerly the Government Relocation Facility built to house the leadership of the United States under the Eisenhower Administration between 1958 and 1961 in the event of nuclear war. The secrecy of its location was maintained for more than 30 years until May 31, 1992 when the Washington Post published a story effectively expos- ing it. The bunkers are a protected substructure buried 720 feet into the hillside under The West Virginia Wing of the hotel. It is surrounded by ceiling and walls that are three-to-five-feet thick reinforced concrete. In addition, there is 20 to 60 feet of dirt cover between the substructure and the West Virginia Wing. The facility has four entrances, each protected by a large steel and concrete door designed to withstand a modest nuclear blast approximately 15-30 miles away. The facility is equipped with it’s own power plant, cafeteria and kitchen to feed 400 people at one seating, 18 dormitories on two levels with each dormitory to sleep 60 persons, one 12-bed ward, medical and dental operating rooms and x-ray area. You have to see it to believe it! Dinner is included both evenings in the main dining room.
This morning after a delicious breakfast (included) at the Greenbrier we depart for our journey home. We will have wonderful memories of our holiday tour to The Greenbrier to share with family and friends.