Playtime’s palace

A healing spring gave birth to Appalachia’s majestic Greenbrier resort

Posted: October 2, 2011 at 3:55 a.m.

Formal flower beds frame the approach to The Greenbrier's grand front entrance. Photo credit The Greenbrier. Greenbrier Resort travel greenbrier - exterior resort travel

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Va. — In 1778, an early settler of what is now West Virginia named Mrs. Anderson discovered that her rheumatism miraculously improved by bathing in an Appalachian mountain spring. Ever since, visitors looking for a cure have flocked to those restorative waters at what became The Greenbrier, a lavish 6,500-acre playground in White Sulphur Springs.

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Travel, Pages 54 on 10/02/2011