Dorothy Draper Design Weekend

March 1-2

The Greenbrier symbolizes the very grandest resort experience in America, the foundation of which is its lavish decor by the world-famous Dorothy Draper & Company. 

Carleton Varney is one of America's best-known interior designers and the president/owner of Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc., one of the oldest continually operating interior design firms in the United States. Named after the founder of the company, Dorothy Draper, who was the doyenne of interior design from the 1920s to the 1960s. The company's design philosophy stresses the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable and drab.

Join Carleton Varney and his team in the glamorous ambiance of The Greenbrier for a fabulous weekend that will excite and delight.

Here's how to book an unforgettable weekend of iconic style:


Step 1: Book the $699 Wintertime Package, which includes 2-night accommodations and the following:

  • Friday and Saturday nights based on double-occupancy (does not include daily resort fee, taxes and historic preservation fund)
  • Early check-in at 12:00pm on Friday and late 3:00pm check-out on Sunday
  • $200 resort spending credit
  • Breakfast in Main Dining Room
  • Admission to live musical events, family entertainment and more
  • Four-hour Adventure Zone experience for children ages 3-12
  • One-hour shuttle to Winterplace Resort
* See Terms and Conditions Below

Call 888-715-4736 (option 4) to book this package 

Step 2: Plan your activities and dining experiences

The celebration starts on Friday with a Meet and Greet Reception, and on Saturday, Carleton Varney will hold a Question and Answer Session. That's followed by an interior tour of America's Resort with the Dorothy Draper & Company team. Additionally, Varney will hold a Book Signing on Saturday, and the evening will conclude with a Reception with the Dorothy Draper & Company team. On Sunday, Varney will hold another Book Signing before the weekend is complete. These events are available complimentary to registered guests only.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:30pm    Dorothy Draper & Company Meet and Greet Reception (Reservations Required)

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00am   Q&A with Carleton Varney in The Greenbrier Theatre
2:00pm     Greenbrier Interior Tour with the Dorothy Draper team
4:00pm     Book Signing with Carleton Varney in the Victorian Writing Room
6:30pm     Reception with the Dorothy Draper Team (Reservations Required)

Sunday, March 3, 2019
10:00am   Book Signing with Carleton Varney

Throughout the weekend, The Greenbrier is also offering complimentary entertainment, including bingo, magic shows, family celebrations, movies, workshops and afternoon tea. Some of the most popular activities include:  
Click here for a complete list of activity options.

The Greenbrier boasts a selection of restaurants, bars and lounges to appeal to even the most discerning palate, with a variety of healthy dishes available at each venue.

Call 888-715-4736 (option 1) to make reservations

Step 3: Make your travel arrangements

Greenbrier-012-62.jpgBy Car — The Greenbrier is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and is an easy, scenic drive via Interstate 64. The resort is located just 1.5 minutes off of I-64 West at Exit #181 and Exit #175 off of I-64 East. Address is 101 Main Street, West, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.

Amtrak-Business-Class.jpgBy Train — Daily train service is available via Amtrak's Cardinal Route from New York's Penn Station to Chicago's Union Station, with business class service from Washington, D.C. Traveling by train offers the most scenic mountain and countryside views and delivers you directly to The Greenbrier.

GBR_homepage_SkyWest_updated.jpgBy Air — Daily non-stop flights are available from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) via Other airports convenient to The Greenbrier include Roanoke, VA (ROA), Charleston, WV (CRW) and Beckley, WV (BKW) with services provided by major carriers. Transportation from these airports is available through the resort.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Historic Preservation Fund, $39 Daily Resort Fee and taxes apply to all nights of stay
  • Wintertime Package is sold out for the nights of January 25-26, 2019
  • Wintertime Package requires two-night minimum stay and is subject to availability
  • Wintertime Package requires a three-night minimum stay for January 19, 2019 and February 16, 2019.
  • Friday arrivals guaranteed a noon check-in time.
  • Sunday departures guaranteed a 3:00pm check-out time.
  • Resort credit may not be applied toward the room or in The Casino Club.
  • Wintertime Package does not apply to Windsor Club, Legacy Cottages, Estate Homes or Classic and Historic Suites.
  • Wintertime Package valid for new leisure reservations only; does not apply to group reservations.
  • Wintertime Package starting rates are based on double occupancy and apply to Gable room types; upgrade fees will apply for larger rooms.