Another Luxury Train Ride for Our Bucket Lists

The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is pretty much the ultimate get-away, and has been for a hundred years. Very classy … very tasteful … very, well, very. It’s a beautiful facility in one of the most beautiful parts of this country.
The first hotel was built on the property in the early 1800’s and 100 years later construction was begun on the facility that’s there now. As with many of the great hotels around North America, the resort was owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Today it’s owner is the Justice family of West Virginia.

OK, what do you want in a luxury resort? Spas? Golf? Fine dining? How about a casino? Well, it’s all there. And, starting somewhere around the middle of next year, Greenbrier guests will be able to arrive at the Amtrak station in White Sulphur Springs after a six-hour ride aboard a luxury train that will originate in Washington, DC. What a perfect touch!

According to a news release sent to me by Lynn Swann, the resort’s PR lady, “the 15-car train will accommodate up to 240 passengers and will feature a board room car, salon car and even an open-air car.” (This is one of the artist renderings she sent along to tantalize me even more.)

I’m hoping to get more specific information about the consist and will include it in a subsequent post.

Oh, boy … another train ride for my to-do list. My wife will be thrilled!