West Virginia Executive Spring 2017 - Page 70

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Welcome to the Greenbrier Valley! Photography provided by the Greenbrier County CVB Whether you find yourself in the Greenbrier Valley for a weekend or a lifetime, its friendly business community, natural beauty and small-town charm can be found around every corner. L ong celebrated for its picturesque landscape, active business district and historic attractions, West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley has all the luxuries of a city while retaining vibrant, tight-knit communities like Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Ronceverte, Rupert, Rainelle and Renick, each with its own distinct character. A year after the historic 2016 flood that ravaged the Greenbrier Valley, several of its communities are getting back on their feet while others who were unaffected lend their support. For example, Downtown Lewisburg, coined one of America’s Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel magazine, was untouched by the flood and remains open for business. Beauty, culture, food and shopping—whatever you’re looking for, Lewisburg has it all. Grab lunch at one of its renowned eateries like the Stardust Café before a night on the town at the Historic Lewis Theatre or Greenbrier Valley Theatre. If you’re visiting the Greenbrier Valley for the view, consider running, hiking or biking on the Greenbrier River Trail; exploring at the Lost World Caverns, Organ Cave or Greenbrier State Forest; or visiting Simply Greenbrier Valley • www.greenbrierwv.com the West Virginia State Fair grounds. Don’t forget to stop by The Greenbrier, whether it’s for dinner or a tour of the world-famous declassified bunker, which was once a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility. Stay for the weekend, and spend a night at The Historic General Lewis Inn before delving into each community’s unique shopping district. The Alderson Shopping District, Downtown Lewisburg, Ronceverte Main Street and White Sulphur Springs Main Street are filled with one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and antique stores. Round out the day with a visit to one of the valley’s five spas for relaxing rejuvenation of your body and mind. Home to the West Virginia Craft Brew Festival, West Virginia Dandelion Festival, Ronceverte River Festival and the State Fair of West Virginia, plan your visit around one of the area’s countless fairs and festivals or follow the Mountain Music Trail to Carnegie Hall, the Wild Bean or the Irish Pub on Washington Street. Whether you find yourself in the Greenbrier Valley for a weekend or a lifetime, its friendly business community, natural beauty and small- town charm can be found around every corner.