Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2018

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There is home-away-from-home, and then there is The Greenbrier. Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia in White Sulphur Springs, this unique institution is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming patrons from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that attracted the first guests over 240 years ago continue to draw visitors to the luxury resort today. With a registry that has included 27 of our country's 45 presidents, America's Resort™ has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Late this past summer, my wife, Jen, our two children and I packed up the car and headed south for one final vacation before the start of school. By good fortune, we had the opportunity to stay for a few days at the Colonnade, a delightful cottage on the grounds of e Greenbrier, dating back to 1838. We have no idea who might have rested their heads there before us, but I can only imagine if walls could talk.… Famous for its restoration and remodeling by Dorothy Draper in 1948, as well as its world-class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Charles Blair Macdonald, e Greenbrier is unique among holiday destinations. Considered a luxury retreat from its inception, this grandest of grand hotels began to further bolster its already sterling reputation as a sporting haven when it was purchased from the CSX Corporation by entrepreneur (and future Governor of West Virginia) Jim Justice in 2009. Written by Jeffrey Cohen ALLEGHENY PASTORAL Exploring America's Resort 88 slmag.net

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