White Sulphur Springs, WV - January 2, 2014: This January, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its first annual Discovery Series, a collection of eight weekend events with themes ranging from interior design to the culinary arts, blues music to craft beer brewing, and from antiques to wellness.
Weekends will be hosted by industry personalities such as: design guru Carleton Varney, Curator of The Greenbrier; a team from the hit PBS show, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW; Monte Durham, celebrity wedding consultant and fashion director of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta; and Mandy Hale, blogger and author of The Single Woman: Life, Love & a Dash of Sass and the forthcoming March 2014 release, I've Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has.
Carleton Varney Weekend January 24 - 26, 2014 The grandeur of today's Greenbrier has been shaped by its 65+ year relationship with the legendary design firm of Dorothy Draper & Co. This January, visitors are invited to join Carleton Varney (protégé of Dorothy Draper) and President of the company, for a fascinating weekend featuring design workshops, private walking tours, book signings and cocktail parties with Mr. Varney. Broadway star Rita McKenzie will be performing in Carleton's honor.
Brews and Blues Weekend January 31 - February 2, 2014 Celebrating local artisanal breweries and the best of blues music from the region, this weekend is dedicated to beer tastings, dinners and lectures along with live blues music provided by The Adrian Duke Project.
Culinary Weekend February 7 - 9, 2014 Led by The Greenbrier's executive chef Bryan Skelding, this weekend is dedicated to all things food. Guests can participate in everything from a hands-on chocolate experience to etiquette classes, and from a five-course wine dinner to a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour. This is the perfect foodie weekend!
Romance Weekend February 14 - 17, 2014 The Greenbrier was recently named one of the "Most Romantic Date Destinations in America" and guests staying over Valentine's Day weekend can experience horse-drawn carriage rides, wine and chocolate pairings, spa treatments in The Greenbrier's Five-Star mineral spa, ballroom dancing lessons and more.
Wellness Weekend March 7 - 9, 2014 The Greenbrier began as a wellness destination almost 250 years ago when the mineral hot springs were discovered and is today the world's top Five-Star mineral spa. The Greenbrier's wellness weekend is designed to relax both body and soul with yoga and Pilates classes led by expert instructors, a 5k run through the surrounding hills, and morning meditation walks paired with healthy eating classes and wellness workshops.
Antique Treasures Weekend March 14 - 16, 2014 Star appraisers Ken Farmer and Matt Quinn, executive producer Marsha Bemko and host Mark L. Walberg from the hit PBS show, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, will be on hand at The Greenbrier to give lessons on antique appraising and will even appraise items brought by guests.
Art Enthusiast Weekend March 21 - 23, 2014 Painting demonstrations, glass blowing and a series of presentations by visiting artists and art scholars (on subjects including "Enchantment" and "Frank Lloyd Wright") are sure to entice the art lover. Artist in Action, Larry Moore will be holding painting demonstrations throughout the resort for the entire weekend.
Women's Weekend March 27 - 30, 2014 This three-day women's getaway will feature talks on empowerment, relationships, style and cooking. A special shopping spree with major discounts in The Greenbrier shops will be followed by an Evening Gala to round out the weekend, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Mountaineer Autism Project.
"We are thrilled to be launching this dynamic series of weekends of fun, learning and entertainment at America's Resort," says Jeff Kmiec, President of The Greenbrier.
Rates begin at $199 per night; full details of content and pricing are at: www.thegreenbrier.com/
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER:
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.