White Sulphur Springs is a city of 2,350 people (2019) in West Virginia. Like neighboring Lewisburg, it's known mainly for its status as a luxury resort town, with lots of leisurely activities and the impressive five-star Greenbrier Resort. White Sulphur Springs was incorporated in 1909, and the large clear spring that inspired its name is now housed in a domed spring house on the grounds of the Greenbrier. The Civil War battle of Dry Creek was fought here in 1862.
- Two main roads run parallel to each other through White Sulphur Springs: US-60 — which runs from Charleston to Richmond, Virginia in the east — and I-64 — which runs from Beckley through Charlottesville, Virginia to Richmond, Virginia.
- Amtrak, 315 W Main Street. Open noon to 5PM on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. White Sulphur Springs is located on the Cardinal / Hoosier State line, from New York to Chicago, between the Alderson and Clifton Forge VA stops.
- The nearest airport is Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) just west in Lewisburg.
- Mountain Transit Authority, 1096 Broad Street in Summersville, +1 304-872-5872 or +1-877-712-9432. Daily bus service throughout Greenbrier County, as well as Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster counties.
- 1 The Greenbrier, 300 W Main St, ☏ , toll-free: . An historic estate resort since 1778 on 6,500 acres of woodland. Non-registered guests are welcome to visit if they have advance reservations for dinner or golf tee times.
- 2 The Bunker (Project Greek Island), ☏ . Tours offered twice weekly (call for reservations); slide presentations offered at 11:30AM for resort guests. A 112,000-square-foot former top-secret government relocation facility with decontamination chambers, dormitories, a hospital clinic, a power plant, laboratory, pharmacy, cafeteria and more. The bunker was built in 1962, and used as a meeting place for groups and dinner parties as part of its cover story, before its true purpose was exposed in 1992 by the Washington Post.
- President's Cottage Museum. A historic building containing documents from the Greenbrier's early history and mementoes from the visits of 26 US Presidents.
- The house made of coal, WV-60 east of the I-64 overpass. Built in 1959 by Tip Myles using 30 tons of coal. In the past, it's served as a visitors' center, a lounge and a gift shop. There are three coal houses in West Virginia; one of the two others, a privately-owned ranch-style home, is only a few hundred feet away. (The third is in Williamson.)
- 3 White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery, 400 E Main St, ☏ . M-F 7AM to 4PM, from Memorial Day through Thanksgiving. Produces 10 million rainbow trout eggs annually and restores wild freshwater mussels to the Ohio River. Visitor center with display pool, aquariums and exhibits. Guided and self-guided tours available.
- 4 Greenbrier State Forest, Harts Run Road off I-64 (exit 175) near Caldwell, ☏ . Over 5,100 acres of heavily forested, mountainous terrain for hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, archery, horseshoes, volleyball, muzzleloading rifle range, hunting and fishing. Nearby Kate's Mountain is 3,280 feet high. Cabins and campground available.
- Blue Bend Recreational Area, WV-16 near Alvon. More information available at the White Sulphur Ranger District, 410 E Main Street, +1 304-536-2144. Part of the Monongahela National Forest. Two campgrounds with 40 campsites, fishing, hiking, biking and picnicking.
- 5 Lake Sherwood, WV-14 near Neola. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. 164-acre lake for hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing and camping.
- 1 Oakhurst Links, One Montague Drive, ☏ , toll-free: . The first golf course in the USA, established in 1884. 9 holes, par 37. Games are played today in the same way as when the course was first opened; with replica 19th-century, long-nose, hickory-shafted clubs made in St Andrews, Scotland, and "guttie" balls hit from sand tees. Many guests choose not only to play 1884 style, but to dress 1884 style as well; knicker rentals are available for $15. In keeping with the traditional spirit, players walk the course rather than using carts, carry only four clubs (no bag), and must avoid the roaming flocks of sheep. Complimentary gingersnaps and lemonade are available after your game. $75-95.
- Outdoor Adventures, WV-60 and US-92, toll-free: . Biking, canoeing, whitewater and fishing excursions in the Greenbrier Valley and Jackson River areas.
- Christmas at the Depot, 300 W Main St (at the Greenbrier Resort), ☏ . Open daily 10AM to 5PM January through April, 9AM to 5PM April through June, and 9AM to 6PM June through December. Year-round Christmas shop in a historic 1931 train depot. Christmas ornaments, collectible Santas, nutcrackers, water globes, holiday decorations.
- Kitten's Korner, 159 Ingleside, ☏ . Home decorations and gifts, including candles, lamps and artwork by local artists.
- April's Pizzeria, 705 E Main St, ☏ . M-Th 11AM to 10PM, F Sa 11AM to 11PM, Su noon-9:30PM. Pizza, calzones, sandwiches, Italian dishes.
- Route 60 American Grill, 12 W Main St, ☏ . M-Sa 11AM-8PM, Su 1-7PM. Soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers.
- Valley View Country Club, 2640 Big Draft Road, +1 304-536-1600. Open 8AM to 8PM March through October. Lunch, dinner and homemade specials.
- 50 East Restaurant & Tavern, 50 E Main St, ☏ . Daily 11AM to 9PM. Lots of appetizing fare like burgers and pizza in a cozy bar setting.
Bars and nightclubsEdit
- The Windmill, Inc., ☏ .
- 1 The Greenbrier, 101 W Main St, ☏ , toll-free: . 803 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 cottages. An award-winning historic estate resort on 6,500 acres of woodland, with extensive indoor recreation and outdoor activities. Room rates $292 - $489, cottages $452 - 594.
Bed and BreakfastsEdit
- 2 The James Wylie House Bed and Breakfast, 208 E Main St, ☏ , toll-free: . 5 rooms and 1 log cabin. An 1819 farmhouse on 1,300 acres on the National Register of Historic Homes. Two parlors, outdoor verandah. Rooms $115-160, cabin $160.
- Gheny Nook Campground, 12322 Pocahontas Trail (near Neola), +1 304-536-9017. Over 200 campsites. Two fishing ponds, ATV trails, biking trails.
- Lewisburg is about 15 minutes west on I-64.
- Covington, Virginia is about 30 minutes east on I-64.
- Beckley is about 1 hour west on I-64.
- Roanoke, Virginia is about 1.5 hours southeast on I-64 / US-220.
- Charleston is about 2 hours northwest on I-64.
- Lynchburg, Virginia is about 2 hours southeast on I-64 / US-501.
- Charlottesville, Virginia is about 2 hours east on I-64.
- Richmond, Virginia is about 3 hours east on I-64.
|Routes through White Sulphur Springs|
|Cincinnati ← Charleston ←||W E||→ Staunton → Washington, D.C.|
|Charleston ← Lewisburg ←||W E||→ Staunton → Charlottesville|
|Charleston ← Lewisburg ←||W E||→ Amherst → Richmond|