1 & 2 Arrive in West Virginia
After an overnight and welcome dinner in Kentucky, come to the luxurious Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. Here, embark on a tour of the now declassified “Bunker” hidden beneath the resort. Built between 1958 and 1961 this 112,544-square-foot bunker was intended to secure US lawmakers from nuclear attack during the cold war era. In Lewisburg, dinner is at Food & Friends, a small-town restaurant serving up big town American cuisine in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Meals: 2 D, 1 B
3 Cass Scenic Railroad and Timber Baron’s Mansion
Travel through the rugged West Virginia mountains to the picturesque town of Cass which has remained unchanged since its founding in 1901. Here, board the Cass Scenic Railroad for a ride to Bald Knob, the third highest point in the state. Feel the rumble and hear the hiss of the restored steam locomotive as you travel up the mountain, through two switchbacks to view
the open fields and Whitaker Station. Enjoy your sack lunch as you climb the mountain.
Then, check in to your hotel for the next two nights. Tonight, dinner is included at Halliehurst Mansion. Built in 1890 by oil and timber baron Stephen Benton Elkins, the mansion features a wrap-around porch and is punctuated with towers, turrets, dormers and chimneys.
Meals: B, Box Lunch, D
4 Greenbrier Wilderness Train and Green Bank Radio Observatory
Travel to Cass this morning to board West Virginia’s newest scenic train. Enjoy an exciting excursion into the wilderness of the Greenbrier River Valley aboard the Greenbrier Wilderness Train. Be on the lookout for the bald eagles, osprey, black bears and coyotes which inhabit the area. Enjoy your included lunch onboard the train. Cross to the next valley filled with satellite dishes. This is the Green Bank Observatory where you will tour the facility.
Dinner tonight includes live entertainment of the Tribute to Musical Legends Dinner Show at the Gandy Dancer Theater where performers pay tribute to Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash. Meals: B, Box Lunch, D
5 New Tygart Flyer and Hofbrauhaus
This morning climb aboard the New Tygart Flyer
for a wilderness excursion. The Flyer
climbs along the cascading Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls, accessible only by train. There is also a unique “S” curve tunnel, a bridge and unspoiled mountain views. A box lunch is included on the train. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at Hofbrauhaus, featuring delicious food served in a fun German atmosphere. Meals: B, Box Lunch, D
6 Travel Home
Travel home today filled with your West Virginia memories. Meal: B