Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greenbrier Grounds & Café Carleton

We couldn't wait to tour the grounds and burn off our breakfasts of coffee and croissants.

The President's Cottage and Museum can be easily spotted due to the American flag. The Greenbrier has hosted 26 of the 44 Presidents.  

 The Springhouse logo is used throughout the resort.

 Magnificent mountain views.


The Greenbrier Clubhouse

 The workout facility and indoor tennis courts.

 Where the horses are brought for trial rides.

I fell in love with Café Carleton because it reminded me of the Carlyle Hotel in New York, another one of Carleton Varney's design projects. Dorothy Draper had an apartment at the Carlye and was was asked to re-do the hotel in 1930.

I really liked the ambiance, red velvet chairs and photographs that lined the walls.

Café Carleton was a great place for salads, snacks and coffee.


Knot Just Nautical said...

Reading your blog is starting to make me fat lol. Seeing all these delicious meals makes me hungry.
Love the grosgrain bows to tie your ponytails, might have to copy that!! Xxx knot just nautical

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous place! Must add this to my long list of places to visit. Is that a Barbour jacket you are wearing (I know, silly question)? I love the side detail on it and wondered what style it was. Thanks E!

eas said...

I love that picture of you and your Mom. So sweet!

Amanda C. Bee said...

Your Greenbrier posts leaves one jonesing for a vacation! That shot of you and your mom is so candid, love it!


Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Yes, my quilted jacket is Barbour. It was fun that sister was semi interested in taking pictures this trip...when she wasn't in the casino! xx

Portuguese Prepster said...

I'm drooling over that croissant!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love the picture of you and your mom!

Emily said...

Great Post. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!!! I'm with everyone else--loving the picture of you and your mother.

Donna said...

I've been there many years ago...wonderful place!! Thanks for the memory...looks like you had a fabulous time!!!