Building Your Home: A Member’s Point of View


The Harmons

2012 Christmas Card Photo

The Whitings

It is easer than ever to build your dream home, and start a legacy for you and your family at America’s Resort…The Greenbrier. Real Estate at The Greenbrier is steadily increasing, and currently there are 196 completed homes, 8 under construction, and 4 in the Architectural Review Board (ARB) process. With a variety of homesites to choose from, and no required build time, The Greenbrier Sporting Club will surely lend to your taste. Homesites from a stunning mountain view to along The Greenbrier and Sporting Club’s fairways are available. The only thing that is left for you to do is choose where!

We asked two families, The Whitings and The Harmons about their journey to starting their own family’s legacy at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. When we asked “Why is now a good time to build at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?” The answer was simple for The Whiting’s. “Anytime is a good time to build at the GSC (Greenbrier Sporting Club), this time just happened to suit us best.” The Harmon’s have been members for 3 years before they started to build. “We decided to build now rather than later so that we could have a home here before retirement. We have been pleased to see the building activity on the property increasing in recent months.” The Greenbrier Sporting Club is growing, financially strong, and debt free…and families are taking notice.

The Whiting's Home
Above: The Whiting’s Home

When it comes to the building process, it is commonly thought that it is very complicated, complex, and just an all around hassle. However, that is simply not the case, especially for these two families, and their answers were not surprising. “This has been by far the best overall construction process for us,” stated Mr. and Mrs. Whiting. “So far so good!” according to The Harmon’s. “When we first bought our lot we received helpful plan suggestions from Doug Balsley (Master Planner for The Greenbrier). We subsequently engaged our architect and builder and have just begun construction.” With a proven system and the Architectural Review Board (ARB) in place for over a decade, the hassle and stress of building a new home is lifted away, resulting in an easy and enjoyable building experience.

Another factor that makes the build process so easy for property owners and families is that they can choose their level of involvement. Many members love the build process and love to get creative with their architect, builder, and interior designer which makes the home even more special as it becomes uniquely their own, tailored to their own personal style. The Whiting’s were “hands on” with their entire building experience, with the architects Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton, Agsten Construction Company, and Riverbend Nursery. The ability for families that are building to be able to put that “personal touch” on their home is a huge plus, and is an asset to building at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

The Harmon's Home
Above: The Harmon’s Home

Not only are property owners able to have complete control over their future home’s interiors and exteriors, but they also have great say in how and where their home is placed on the lot. The Harmon’s homesite is located on a ridge of Greenbrier Mountain in Summit Village with views of neighboring Kate’s Mountain, The Greenbrier Sporting Club Lodge, and The Greenbrier. “We have attempted to maximize that view,” stated The Harmon’s. For The Whiting’s, it was all about the view of Howard’s Creek, the waterfalls, and the 360 degree mountain views. Both are uniquely positioned, beautifully designed, and fine examples of architecture here at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

Ultimately, the end result of the build process will be a family heirloom that will be enjoyed for generations. For the Whiting family, they’re creating a home that will give a timeless impression and visually blend with The Greenbrier resort—a home that will be the gathering place for their children and grandchildren whenever the opportunity presents itself. After all, it is their family’s legacy that they are building, and at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, we take that very seriously.

If you are in the market for a second home and desire a community that will help you not only during your homesite purchase but all the way through construction’s end, it’s clear that The Greenbrier Sporting Club has a proven track record to make the entire process as seamless and as fulfilling as possible for property owners. One quick drive through the pristine grounds of The Greenbrier and you will understand that The Greenbrier Sporting Club strives to uphold the beauty of the land and the environment with every home that is built. We look forward to assisting property owners in obtaining maximum utilization and enjoyment of their homesite purchase and the build process…and we hope to assist you in the not so distant future!


The Whiting Family: In Their Own Words

2012 Christmas Card PhotoFor Lewis and Janice Whiting, it was love at first homesite. They love to spend time at The Greenbrier during the holidays with their family, so building their own home was a perfect way to continue that tradition.

Names: Lewis and Janice Whiting
: 4 grown children, 9 grandchildren
Primary Home: Okeechobee, FL
: Retired
Activities of Interest: Fishing, sporting clays, hunting, horseback riding, walking/hiking

Q: How did you first become aware of The Greenbrier and our real estate opportunities?
A: Visited the GSC office while staying at the hotel during Thanksgiving 2004

Q: What attracted you to become a member at The Greenbrier Sporting Club? What were you looking for in a club?
A: This is a beautiful part of the country that is convenient to our families. All of the GSC and hotel amenities appealed to us.

Q: What does The Greenbrier Sporting Club have that other communities do not?
A: A unique gentile and historical environment and atmosphere.

Q: How often did you visit The Greenbrier before purchasing real estate?
A: It was love at first sight.

Q: How often do you visit The Greenbrier Sporting Club now since becoming a member?
A: We are in residence 6 to 8 months out of the year.

Q: What drew you specifically to your real estate purchase in the Old White Cottages neighborhood?
A: We enjoy the openness of the area, we are within walking distance to the hotel and we fly fish in our own backyard.

Q: What legacy do you hope to create with your family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
A: For the past seven years, our children and grandchildren have joined us at The Greenbrier during the Thanksgiving holidays and look forward to visiting us when the opportunity presents itself.

Chef’s Corner


Thanks to The Farmers Market of Downtown Lewisburg West Virginia & Jaime Wykle Photography for the image.

Well, spring is officially over and we are in the middle of everyone’s favorite season–summer. It’s always a joy of our culinary team to start reaping the bounty of our local farms; and the Farmers Market in Lewisburg is in full swing.

The Farmers Market operates every Saturday and is located on Route 219. It boasts a bunch of great items. If you are cooking at home, we urge you to take the opportunity to enjoy some of Pam West’s tomatoes or Redwing Farm’s delicious beets. You can also feel good knowing that the items you are preparing are locally grown and use no pesticides or chemicals. Buy local, eat local, and support our local economy.

For those mushroom seekers out there, the chanterelle will still be available at the beginning of this month. Be on the lookout for those yummy orange mushrooms and don’t be surprised to see them on the menu here at The Club. Hopefully the timing and the weather will be just right and there will be chanterelles in our baskets. Happy hunting!

Here in the Culinary Department, we are proud to have you enjoy our food and the dining experience. We are always seeking to entice your palette and create marvelous food with care and thought. And, at the same time, we support our farmers by including local meats and produce on the menu. At The Club, we wholeheartedly support our farmers and their hard work.

Wishing you safe travels as you head home to West Virginia and we look forward to seeing you this summer.