The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is known as America’s Resort. It is really hard to put into words how special The Greenbrier is! Between the beauty, traditions, history and incredible staff, it’s truly one of the loveliest places I’ve ever been. I’m so thankful we were able to safely travel this year. Weekend with Santa was full of festivities!
Our first stop of the weekend was meeting the candy chefs! Ms. Cheryl and Ms. Sue are the amazing chefs that are behind the delectable chocolate treats. They showed us how the chocolate is made and even let us have a few samples! Ms. Cheryl has worked at The Greenbrier for over 30 years! These ladies made us feel so welcome and Owen has mentioned many times how nice they were!
If you visit The Greenbrier, it’s a must to try one of the chocolate truffles. The hot chocolate bombs were another favorite, the chefs had already made 600 this year and were having a hard time keeping them on the shelves!
After getting our sweet tooth fix, we headed over for an outdoor adventure of fly fishing! The Greenbrier truly has something for everyone-golf, tennis, fishing, horseback riding to name a few of the sports and recreation activities.
Mr. Peck and Mr. Charlie were our patient fly fishing instructors. Even though I’m a hopeless student, they were kind and we had the best time on the water! Lily Caroline had a few bites! Seth was happy to reel one in!
This was our first time fly fishing but we can’t wait to try it again!
One of The Greenbrier’s most special traditions is the Afternoon Tea in the Upper Lobby. Complimentary hot tea and cookies are served to guests. Lily Caroline (who enjoyed her tea iced) and I enjoyed some sweet time together.
We couldn’t get over the beautiful details throughout the resort.
You just never know who you’ll run into in the Main Dining Room! Owen was delighted to see Santa, even if he asked Owen if he was sure he’d been good this year! We were also able to enjoy story time with Santa!
I’m still having dreams about this Belgian waffle!
The kids were thrilled to get to decorate gingerbread houses and make their own ornaments during the weekend! Ms. Betsy was the hostess with the mostess putting together these fun events for families throughout the weekend!
Owen’s favorite activities included competition, of course! He came so close to winning at Bingo and little sister surprised us all by beating us in bowling!!
You can’t come to The Greenbrier and not get ice cream at Draper’s! Their peach milkshake is legendary!
The Polar Express Dinner was another highlight! Food was served from these trains and we dined while watching the movie.
After busy days, we were ready to snuggle in for the night.
The Greenbrier has photographers on staff! We were able to have pictures with Santa and family photos while we were there. I, of course cried seeing these. These year, we’ve lost out on being able to be with family and so many things. Even though, Santa was in a mask and behind a glass partition, making these memories were priceless to me.
Someone tell me why these children refuse to stop growing?
Of course, they wanted to photobomb us!
Sipping hot cocoa and eating Christmas cookies while waiting for the tree lighting! The lighting including live music, Santa arriving in a horse drawn carriage and the beautiful tree being lit.
The Greenbrier at Christmas was a magical experience that we will always cherish. We look forward to sharing more holidays and visits to this treasured place.
You can read all about our summer trip to The Greenbrier here.