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The Greenbrier Resort. Return to a more genteel time at this sprawling 229-year-old classic resort located on 6,500 acres in the Allegheny Mountains. After a $50-million renovation, 63 rooms now feature a more modern, toned-down version of the bright colors and bold patterns of the resort's signature Dorothy Draper décor. The renovation also resulted in the addition of plasma TVs in all rooms and a hip new restaurant and bar. More than 50 activities (from paintball to horseback riding to kayaking) keep everyone in the family busy. Don't miss a tour of the once-secret bunker that was built below the hotel in 1962 to house Congress in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. Pros: one-of-a-kind property; free nightly movies in the resort's theater, including popcorn. Cons: no nearby dining options except fast food, the resort's bowling alley charges $10 per person per game. 300 W. Main Street. White Sulphur Springs. 800/453-4858 (ph) www.greenbrier.com/site/. 712 rooms. In-room: safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: 6 restaurants, room service, 2 bars, 3 golf courses, 2 tennis courts, 2 pools, gym, spa, children's programs (ages 3-12, fee), laundry service, concierge, public Wi-Fi, airport shuttle (fee), parking (fee), some pets allowed (fee), no-smoking rooms. AE, D, DC, MC, V. Rooms start at $489.
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