Travel Like A Local: Lewisburg, West Virginia

Words by Rachel Ishee
Photos by Sarah Garland

Lewisburg, West Virginia has stolen our hearts. This small town with lots of character boasts more art, food, and entertainment than most larger cities. With several Bed & Breakfasts and the famous The Greenbrier resort, you could stay here for a month and not even scratch the surface of everything this area has to offer. Whether you are wanting to go on a romantic getaway with your love or you want to travel somewhere the whole family can enjoy, Greenbrier Valley is the perfect destination.

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Stay

  • The historic General Lewis Inn (This is the perfect combination of luxurious and cozy.)

  • The Greenbrier (Walk where Grace Kelly has walked and sip scotch under the chandelier that made an appearance in “Gone with the Wind.”)

Explore

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  • Carnegie Hall (See live performances and get history tours in the same place.)

  • Greenbrier Valley Theatre (You have to see a show here—their art department works real magic on their props and costumes.)

  • Downtown Lewisburg (Visit loads of fun shops where you can purchase souvenirs that you will actually use.)

  • The Greenbrier River Trail (This gorgeous trail runs right along a river and it’s free, free, free.)

  • The Salt Cave and Spa (Try the halotherapy if you need a mid-trip relaxation session.)

  • The Greenbrier mineral spa (We suggest spending the entire day here.)

  • Lost World Caverns (Take a step back in time and see formations that are millions of years in the making.)

Eat & Drink

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  • Stardust Cafe (Do not leave here without having a bite--or two--of their lemon cottage cheese cheesecake with raspberry sauce.)

  • Retro Donuts (Enjoy great donuts and an even greater playlist with gold such as the Beatles and Cyndi Lauper on loop.)

  • Del Sol Cantina (You can get a little bit of everything here.)

  • Smooth Ambler (Val is amazing! Great people and great drinks—how could you want more?)

  • Hawk Knob Hard Cider and Mead (Definitely worth the drive.)

  • The General Lewis (Make sure to indulge in the free popcorn.)

  • The Livery Tavern (Live music and great food--need I say more?)

  • Draper’s at The Greenbrier (This retro diner has the best milkshakes.)

  • The Forum at The Greenbrier (This authentic Italian restaurant will make your taste buds do a happy dance.)

  • The French Goat (Enjoy the brunch menu of your dreams.)

Want to learn more about our trip to Lewisburg, West Virginia? Visit goodgritmag.com/TravelLikeALocal.