Arrive in beautiful West Virginia and the glorious mountain that give her the nickname “The Mountain State.” After dinner in the Fayetteville area, enjoy a performance at the Historic Fayette Theatre.
Start with a drive into the coalfields of West Virginia and the first stop of Blue Smoke Salsa. See how it is made and you are the quality control taster. Enjoy a Jet Boat Ride at Hawks Nest State Park up the New River to “The Bridge.” Next it’s on to one of man’s finest engineering achievements, set amidst some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful work, the New River Gorge Bridge and Visitor’s Center. From the overlook see where you just were and experience the thrill of knowing you survived the mighty New River.
The next stop will take you underground at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Remember to bundle up, as it is always 58 degrees. A retired coal miner will be your guide as you find out what it was like to live and work in a coal camp. Several buildings have been brought from a coal camp and restored on site. Experience shopping in a company store, taking class in the company school or church or just set back and listen to the stories.
Sample some of West Virginia’s finest at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. Trout, fried green tomato sandwich, pintos and cornbread, homemade pie ... you name it and it’s there. A culinary demonstration will give you an idea of what is on store for dinner. Shopping is a dream here as everything is a juried West Virginia product. Hand-blown glassware, furniture, clothing, food products and even a post office to send post cards home from. Finish the evening at Daniel’s Vineyard where there is a vintage to satisfy everyone.
Have you been good? You deserve a stay at The Greenbrier, where the art of luxury has been refined for more than 200 years. Championship golf, spa treatments, culinary masterpieces and chic shops are just the beginning. Guest will enjoy an historic tour of the hotel, experience afternoon tea and finish the evening enjoying decadent cuisine.
Lewisburg will allow you to step back in time as the town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you will find many buildings from the 1800s such as the Old Stone Church, in continuous use since 1796. Shop the crafts and antique stores for everything you want to take home.
There is plenty of shopping time and food along the way, so plan now to explore southern West Virginia.