Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018
There is still time to join us at The Greenbrier Sporting Club weekend, in partnership with Garden & Gun.
This three-day event includes private culinary experiences, exclusive home tours, falconry, a sporting demonstration with Professional Shotgun Shooter Travis Mears, and access to the exclusive Sporting Club and The Greenbrier’s unparalleled amenities.
Weekend packages include:
- $2500 Double Occupancy with $400 resort credit
- $1700 Single Occupancy with $200 resort credit
- 2-night accommodations inclusive of taxes, resort fees, and Historic Preservation Fund fees
- Friday Dinner at The Sporting Club Summit
- Saturday cocktail reception at The Sporting Club Members’ Lodge
- Saturday and Sunday breakfasts at The Greenbrier Main Dining Room
- Tour of The Greenbrier Sporting Club homes and amenities
- Gun Club Demonstration Shooting Expert Travis Mears presented by Garden & Gun
- Access to three historic golf courses
- Access to America’s only private casino and the opportunity to participate in Blackjack and Slots Tournaments
- Dedicated concierge service during stay
- Special gift items
Click here to learn more or call 1-844-469-5429
Monte, a lifelong resident of Covington, VA, joined The Greenbrier Sporting Club team in June of 2013, working her first season as a Server at The Summit. Before coming to The Club, however, she worked for 15 years at Western Sizzlin’ in a myriad of positions before becoming Assistant Manager. She attended Dabney S. Lancaster Community College for a while, taking general studies, but later switched to Liberty University to study business management in healthcare services. Over time, she realized that her heart was leading her back to the hospitality industry. When she came to us, it was with a passion for customer service and taking care of people and, as a result, in 2017 she was promoted to Lead Server and, most recently, to Assistant Manager of Dining Services. She truly enjoys her role here at The Club and it shows, as you often find her immersed in various tasks at both The Members’ Lodge and Summit. Outside of work, she enjoys reading books of all kinds, listening to music, and watching her two boys participate in sports.
Every season is special at The Greenbrier, but as we wrap up this particular winter, we can’t help but look back at just how beautiful it really was! On January 23, we were blanketed in a veil of white, with snowfall totals averaging around 18”. Click below to see breathtaking footage of our special home among the hills in West Virginia!
Video: Presidio Studios
With such beautiful scenery, winter is always a popular time for members to enjoy our plethora of activities and amenities. At The Greenbrier, winter activities include ice-skating on their 70’ x 140’ rink (complete with lights, music, and rink side fire pit!) and cozy sleigh rides through our 10,000 property. It truly is a winter wonderland at America’s Resort, and this year was no exception!
Special culinary demonstrations are also a treat many of our members enjoy, while world-renowned winemakers and distillers are featured in resort and Club wine & spirit tastings/dinners. We are lucky enough to have some of this world-class talent in our backyard, and feature events with Smooth Ambler Spirits and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company year-round.
Winter is also a great time to pamper yourself, and treat that dry winter skin! Our private, members only spa features fantastic seasonal treatments to refresh and soothe. A popular treatment amongst members is the aromatic peppermint foot soak using finest in products, all while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate with a peppermint stick! View our Ananda Spa Brochure here.
With spring just a few weeks away, we are looking forward to the next beautiful season at America’s Resort. If you are planning to visit the resort, please click here for upcoming activities at The Greenbrier.
White Sulphur Springs, WV – January 21, 2016: Love of chili and charity kept the good times flowing at The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s 4th Annual Cabin Fever Chili Cook-off, which raised $6,867 for local charities.
Five teams comprised of members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club and their guests traveled in from near and far for the event held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, as did a regional beer company from Roseland, Virginia, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, along with local Appalachian Soul musicians, Black King Coal.
“It was a great day and a lot of folks joined us to warm up their bellies and their souls!” said Clay Elkins, Director of Food & Beverage at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. “We raised almost $7,000 for local charities and had a great time doing it. What’s best is a lot of the conversations that were started and connections made.”
To participate, each team of members from The Greenbrier Sporting Club picked a charity, devised a theme for their team, and paid an entry fee of $200 per team. The teams competed in two categories, “Best Chili” (“People’s Choice” and “Chef’s Choice” divisions) and “Team Spirit.” In order to win “People’s Choice,” members’ peers were in control of the vote, while the guest chef, Chris Foley, from the Culinary program at Greenbrier West High School, had control over the “Chef’s Choice.” Both divisions for “Best Chili” were rewarded the top three places. 1st place received 25% of the winnings followed by 2nd place with 15% and 3rd place with 10%. The “Team Spirit” award went to the team/charity with the most money provided by their peers as they cast their votes into a mason jar at their team’s booth.
The teams began inside The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Lodge on Saturday, January 16 at 10am. Cooking took place from 11am (no ingredients were allowed to be pre-cooked for an even cooking field) and tasting began at 2pm.
After a long day of cooking and tasting chili, the winners were announced with Team: ‘Hot Damn Chili’ (benefiting charity: High Rocks) taking top honors for “People’s Choice” and “Team Spirit,” and Team: ‘Puppy Love’ (benefiting charity: Child & Youth Advocacy Center) for “Chef’s Choice.”
“The Chili Cook-off boasted dynamite chili and dynamic people,” said Sarah Riley, Executive Director at High Rocks Educational Corporation. “It was a great chance to connect with supporters, new and old, both from the local community and The Sporting Club community. It’s nice to know there are so many people who are supportive of local causes! We’re using our funds to help start a new youth café in downtown Lewisburg for all the young folks of the Greenbrier Valley. Thanks to Clay Elkins and the other great people at The Sporting Club for connecting great local charities with The Club.”
“United Way of the Greenbrier Valley was honored to be a part of The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s charity Chili Cook-off,” said Erin Hurst, Executive Director at United Way of Greenbrier Valley. “What a fun way to spend a Saturday with good friends, and every cent going to charity! We look forward to being a regular at this event.”
“The Chili Cook-off for Charity is such a wonderful event,” said Katherine Thompson, Executive Director at Child and Youth Advocacy Center “We are so grateful to The Greenbrier Sporting Club, our sponsors, and everyone who donated for their generous support of our work with children and families. Every dollar we receive goes directly to fight child abuse and assist neglect victims in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties. Without the support of our community and organizations like the Greenbrier Sporting Club, we couldn’t do what we do.”
Full results listed below:
Team Spirit Winner – TEAM ‘Hot Damn Chili’ (Charity: High Rocks Educational Corporation)
People’s Choice Winners:
1st Place – TEAM ‘Hot Damn Chili’ (Charity: High Rocks Educational Corporation)
2nd Place – TEAM ‘Eat Chili. Live United.’ (Charity: United Way of Greenbrier Valley)
3rd Place – TEAM ‘Cahora Bassa Chili’ (Charity: Greenbrier Humane Society)
Chef’s Choice Winners:
1st Place – TEAM ‘Puppy Love’ (Charity: Child & Youth Advocacy Center)
2nd Place – TEAM ‘Cahora Bassa Chili’ (Charity: Greenbrier Humane Society)
3rd Place – TEAM ‘Hot Damn Chili’ (Charity: High Rocks Educational Corporation)