Before we start the tour, just want to announce the random winner of the softcover novel The Faded Photo by Sarah Price is Christina Coryell! Will be contacting you about that, Christina, and thank you all for commenting. I hope you can all read this excellent novel.
And now, welcome to the final portion of our virtual tour of The Greenbrier Resort! If you’re new to this blog series, be sure to go back and check out parts one and two! Once again, I’ll explain why I’m sharing pictures of this overnight visit my husband and I were able to take for our twentieth anniversary–I have two novellas that are partially set at The Greenbrier: Out of Circulation and Undercut. Undercut will be releasing with the Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers collection on October third and it’s up for preorder for 99c right now! The price will go up to $5.99 post-release, so be sure to pick up your e-book copy here today!
A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE GREENBRIER RESORT, PART 3:
So today, we had worked our way up to the afternoon tea at The Greenbrier. This is not a sit-down tea (I think it used to be). Instead, people mill around and pick up their cups of tea at one table, and their desserts from another. It’s really just a very light snack. The piano began to play to signal the tea was being served. My husband and I headed over and picked up lovely white cups filled with a robust orange pekoe tea (I added cream and sugar), then we hit the dessert table. There were some chocolates that were amazing. Here are a couple pics of our teatime–although there were plenty of chairs, the upstairs area was pretty packed.
We wandered out to a back balcony and took some pictures:
Then we kind of hung out in this cheery room I’m always drawn to–it has a huge portrait of Grace Kelly, who visited the resort (and I just think she’s so beautiful!). And the paintings and furniture in here are amazing:
Now we’ll skip to the next morning, since we kind of laid low the rest of the evening. We got dressed up to enjoy the breakfast buffet in the grand dining room (only to realize most people don’t really dress up!). The foods were AMAZING–I can’t remember all of them but salmon and bacon were on the menu. 😉 The breakfast buffet is pricey (as is everything about The Greenbrier!) but definitely filling.
Finally, we got ready to check out, where I discovered there is a wedding coordinator position at The Greenbrier (Molly McClure’s position in Undercut) , so I scoped the wedding planning room out and took pictures. You’ll “see” these visuals in the final (and romantic!) scene of Undercut.
So our visit was coming to a close. While my hubby went and got the car (it was pouring rain and he’s a total gentleman like that), I took some final shots, then he took some of me.
It really was a lovely visit, and one we’ll remember all our lives. It was an honor to set parts of Out of Circulation and Undercut at this West Virginia landmark, and it was a blast to share it with you! If you are ever in West Virginia, do be sure to stop by for a tour!
Please do pick up Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers so you can be one of the first to read Molly and Zane’s story (Undercut will release as an individual softcover/ebook on October 14th, as well). Also, be sure to sign up for my author newsletter here for updates and giveaway information!
***Feel free to comment below if you’ve been to The Greenbrier and tell us what you liked about it!***