Riding High in The Saddle at The Summit

The most perfect place available to ride at The Greenbrier Sporting Club has to be at the pinnacle of Greenbrier Mountain, just a short distance from our Summit Lodge.
This year Sporting Club horses Lily, Daisy, Bootsie, Sunny and Gus can be found pastured on top of Greenbrier Mountain, providing Sporting Club members with a whole new environment to explore while trail riding. The horses enjoy their own fenced in pasture, complete with shelter and running water. Rides start at Jackson Circle and are in Western saddles, unless English saddles are specifically requested.

Trail rides are available for riders of all skill levels. Beginners can take a relaxing ride through The Summit neighborhoods while more advanced riders can choose a variety of trails, including part of The Summit Trail, which features incredible views of The Snead and The Greenbrier resort. With luck riders may see local fauna including wild turkey and deer.

Several members and their guests have taken our fantastic four-legged beauties out on these fun new trails, and they are looking forward to returning again soon. If you haven’t had a chance to experience for yourself then you still have some time to schedule before the horses go back down the mountain for the winter. Catch a warm day and sneak in a ride before the snow falls.

Thanksgiving at The Greenbrier Sporting Club

Spend Thanksgiving at The Greenbrier Sporting Club! Here’s some highlights for that week. Be sure to DOWNLOAD the full schedule of events – CLICK HERE.

THURSDAY, November 24 – SUNDAY, November 27, 2011

THURSDAY, 11/24 (Thanksgiving Day):

  • 9am > Strength Class at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 10am > Yoga at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 4-8pm > Thanksgiving Buffet at The Lodge*
  • 4-8pm > Family Style Dinner at The Summit*
  • *$65/A & $35/C, ages 8-13 & $15/C, under 8
    *Reservations required at The Lodge & Summit Restaurants

    Thanksgiving To-Go Orders available. Must be placed by November 17th. To be picked up between 1-5pm on Thursday, November 24th. Please contact the Concierge Desk at 304-647-6440 to place your order.

    FRIDAY, November 11/25:

  • 10am > FitFusion at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 10am > Shotgun “Toughman” Golf Competition on The Snead*
  • 10am > Children’s Fall Craft at The Lodge*
  • 10am > Culinary Demo at The Lodge*
  • 2pm > Open Climb at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 4pm > Children’s Dodgeball at The Summit Barn*
  • 4pm > Drink Mixology Demo at The Summit Lounge*
  • 4-6pm > Happy Hour in The Lodge Lounge*
  • *Please download the full Thanksgiving Program for more details

    SATURDAY, November 11/26:

  • 9:45am > Children’s Cookie Decorating & Craft at The Lodge*
  • 10am > Beginners Strength at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 10am > Community Association Meeting in The Crystal Room at The Greenbrier
  • 1-3pm > Pony Camp at the GSC Stables*
  • 2pm > Open Climb at the GSC Fitness Center
  • Dusk > Astronomy at The Summit
  • 6pm > Wine Dinner at The Lodge Private Dining Room*
  • *Please download the full Thanksgiving Program for more details

    SUNDAY, November 11/27:

  • 10am > Beginners Strength at the GSC Fitness Center
  • 10am-12pm > Pony Camp at the GSC Stables*
  • 10am > Kettlebell at the GSC Fitness Center

    Ages 4-14 – Advance reservations required.
    To register, please contact Max Hammer at 304-646-7409

    To make reservations or for more information, please contact the Club Concierge at 304-647-6440.

    The Summit Welcomes Three New Homes

    Rendering for a new home to be constructed on lot Summit 28. Designed by Ron Rainone Architects.

    The Greenbrier Sporting Club has announced the construction of three new homes on The Summit, featuring the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail Sporting Club builders and architects are known for. These homes will embody the rustic elegance of The Summit and Greenbrier Mountain property. Using regional materials and local artisans, the architectural design of these homes will follow the vernacular tradition of The Greenbrier’s mountain estates. Drystacked, indigenous stone fireplaces and wide plank vertical siding, coupled with modern interiors designed for tomorrow’s homeowner, will create one-of-a-kind, unique homes for today’s luxury mountain home owner who’s looking for stunning vistas with 50+ mile views across the verdant landscape of the Allegheny mountains.

    Madison Spencer Architects, of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Newport, Rhode Island, is the architectural firm undertaking the design for a mountain estate located on lot 30 in The Greenbrier Summit Village. “Proportion, balance, and a sound knowledge of craft and materials – these fundamental notions of the building arts guide us in all that we accomplish,” notes Spencer, who lectures on architecture around the country and has practiced all over the world. “The Greenbrier Sporting Club presents a unique melding of the world-class luxury of the “Old White” with a unique opportunity to own a residence within some of the most beautiful land east of the Mississippi. It can’t get any better than this.”

    Pinnacle Group, Inc. a longtime builder at The Greenbrier Sporting Club was chosen as the general contractor for the project. “Undeniably the finest property to be developed at The Greenbrier Sporting Club,” says Tony Mamone, President of Pinnacle Group, Inc., “and quite possibly the most panoramic view corridor in the Allegheny Mountains. The family fortunate enough to purchase this property will acquire a piece of ‘Greenbrier History.’”

    These homes will also enjoy close proximity to The Summit lodge and restaurant, along with the Activities Barn, mountaintop infinity pool and new equestrian center with mountain trail rides.

    John Klemish, Broker in Charge and Advisor to the President, says that building these homes at The Summit will not only spur on more building on the summit but also add inventory to our depleted resale home list. “To live at the apex of Greenbrier mountain is to live in an incredible aerie with views that extend for miles and miles. The microclimate at the summit is cooler and many times above the cloud line and to witness the sun or moon climbing the sky is indeed a magnificent sight to behold.”

    Summit 48 under construction.

    The East Family: In Their Own Words

    Bob and Terrie East

    Michael (16), Caroline (14) & Charlie (10)
    Primary Home:
    Lutherville, MD

    CEO and Managing Partner of Westwicke Partners
    Activities of Interest:
    Primarily, our family plays Golf and Squash. Beyond that, we love to Swim, Bike, Hike and play board games. Given the many other activities at the GSC, we look forward to exploring white water rafting, tubing, fly fishing and even shooting clays.

    Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
    A: Originally, I believe we saw an advertisement in a golf magazine, but we have had several friends over the years mention The Greenbrier resort as a wonderful place to vacation.

    Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC)? What were you looking for in a club?
    A: After our first visit to the resort we truly fell in love with it. I don’t know anyone who has stayed at the resort who hasn’t felt the same. We also spent some time touring the Sporting Club amenities and were impressed with every aspect of the club. We had spent the last 5 years considering clubs on the east coast and immediately felt “at home” at the GSC. Our kids play squash at a national level so we needed a club that offered world class golf and had squash courts so the kids could practice and play while not at our primary home. Finally, we were looking for a vacation spot that was driving distance from our home in Baltimore.

    Q: What do you feel GSC offers that other communities do not?
    A: Beyond EVERY activity under the sun, the Sporting Club is in a spectacular setting and has a wonderful sense of community. The other members have been incredibly welcoming. It is truly a special place.

    Q: How often does the East Family visit The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
    A: The first answer is, “not enough!” Specifically though, in the last year, we were there five or six times. We have a crazy busy schedule with work, school and our kids’ sports so the club gives us the opportunity to get away from our hectic lives and recharge our batteries. Eventually, Bob and I plan to retire to GSC and live there, 6 or 7 months a year.

    Q: What drew you specifically to your homesite purchase in The Snead golf course neighborhood?
    A: When we looked originally, there was no doubt we wanted to be on the golf course because we play golf almost every day during the summer. Then we considered homes and lots in several other neighborhoods. In the end, though, we just couldn’t see ourselves anywhere but right on the golf course and a short walk, bike ride or golf cart ride to the pool and squash courts. A home on The Snead is the perfect location for OUR family.

    Q: What do you and your family enjoy doing while you’re home at The Sporting Club?
    A: Well, we aren’t home, YET. We hope to break ground soon, but when we do move in, all the activities we mentioned earlier. We also want to see what the state has to offer outside of The Greenbrier.

    Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
    A: As any parent would tell you, one of our jobs is to create great memories for our children. While we have vacationed at many places, the Greenbrier Sporting Club allows us to give our children and even grandchildren an opportunity to build lifelong friendships, memories of lazy summer days, and holidays with friends and family.

    Sales Stay Strong Through 3rd Quarter at GSC

    Real estate is moving along at The Greenbrier Sporting Club in 2011. Our year-to-date sales are ahead of last year with several additional home contracts currently in the works. Total sales this year are 34 properties, comprised of 15 homes and 19 homesites with dollar volume well ahead of last year. We continue to have wonderful buying opportunities — especially with homesites — and encourage you to check out our on-line listings at www.thegreenbriersportingclub.com or by contacting your sales executive today.
    It has been an exciting year for our team as we enter the fall season – the announcement of The Greenbrier Medical Institute has brought a flurry of activity and energy to our jewel in

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    the mountains. Sporting Club members are involved in every aspect of The Greenbrier and together this makes a harmonious community to call home – whether you are here seasonally, occasionally or full-time.