Southern West Virginia packs a lot of punch into a small area. This corner of the Mountain State is home to one of America’s oldest resorts, our newest national park, and charming small towns that hold tasty surprises. Fly into Charleston or Lewisburg and rent a car to make the most of it.
The Old: The Greenbrier
Resorts don’t get much more storied than The Greenbrier. There has been a resort here since 1778, when vacationers came to this Allegheny Mountain valley to partake of the healing waters at White Sulphur Springs. But it was the advent of the railroad that led to what stands today: an 11,000-acre preserve with an Old-World hotel spanning 710 rooms, 96 historic cottages, activities galore and—did you hear?—a Cold War bunker.