Charming 3-bedroom cottage in The Greenbrier’s exclusive Creekside Village, offering easy access to the historic resort and its world-class amenities.
This comfortable 3-bedroom, 4-bath cottage in Creekside, the Greenbrier’s first luxury residential community, was once owned by the hotel’s decorator, Carleton Varney. Located in a quiet wooded area near the Old White TPC championship golf course, the cottage features a living room with a 16-foot vaulted ceiling and a 4-season screened porch with sliding glass windows.
Brick steps and a welcoming front porch lead to this rustic-but-elegant cottage with taupe siding and a cedar shake roof. The front entry opens into a hallway with an attractive window seat, conveniently flanked by two coat closets.
The spacious living room features a vaulted ceiling and three skylights with remote control shades. The bamboo grasscloth wall covering and dark oak flooring evoke natural warmth, while the chair rail molding adds a stylish touch. A brick fireplace with a brick hearth serves as the room’s focal point, and a built-in bookcase provides handy storage and a place to display family photos. Double doors open to reveal a pass-through kitchen counter, making it easy to pass the chips, salsa and beverages to the living room.
French doors open from the living room onto a large screened porch overlooking a private wooded area. Sliding glass windows and heating and air conditioning vents enable year round use, and the natural flow between this area and the living room provides room for larger social gatherings.
The kitchen adjoins the living and dining areas. Birch cabinetry and an eye-catching glass tile backsplash add color and interest. The double stainless steel sink is artfully tucked in an exterior corner to take advantage of the natural light from two windows. A prep sink is only a few steps away, providing convenience while also doubling as a wet bar. The appliances include a Kitchen Aid Range with 6 gas burners, an electric oven and a vented hood, a Kitchen Aid refrigerator with double doors and a pullout freezer drawer, a GE Profile microwave, and a Kitchen Aid dishwasher.
The dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, bathing the room in natural light which is augmented by recessed lighting. French doors open from the dining room to a private deck, perfect for grilling out.
An alcove with built-in bookcases connects the living room to the master suite, which overlooks the woods behind the cottage. This spacious suite has crown molding and wall-to-wall carpeting, and two bathrooms. The baths include separate closets and dressing areas, cultured marble counters with integrated sinks, and mosaic tile floors. One bath has a shower and the other a shower/tub.
A study with built-in cabinetry and shelves, crown molding, wall-to-wall carpeting, and an oversized walk-in closet is also located on the first level of the cottage. This room could easily serve as a bedroom, and is adjacent to a bath with an antique-style vanity with a marble countertop and under mount sink, a travertine tile floor, and a travertine tile shower with a mosaic floor.
A laundry room is also on the first level, with a stacked Whirlpool washer and dryer, and a built-in cabinet with a granite counter.
An attractive staircase with brass stair rods leads to the second level, where a decorative window cutout provides an expansive view of the living room. The generous-size bedroom on this level includes storage cubbies that can double as sleeping spaces that small children are sure to enjoy. This bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet, and a private bath with a shower/tub, a black granite counter with an under mount sink, and a black-and-white mosaic tile floor. An additional storage area is accessed from this bathroom.
The yard and grounds are maintained by The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The cottage’s mature landscaping includes two evergreen trees, a dogwood, rhododendrons, a leatherleaf viburnum bush and a yew.
Homes and cottages in Creekside are part of the Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private luxury residential community. Sporting Club members have access to four championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a dozen restaurants, a casino, a spa, shops, a members-only lodge, and over fifty sporting activities ranging from horseback riding to skeet shooting. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, the 10,000-acre Greenbrier resort has been welcoming guests since 1778, and combines the graciousness of the past with the modern comforts of today.
Other points of interest in the area include the picturesque town of Lewisburg, known for its shopping, fine dining and lively arts scene, the annual West Virginia State Fair, and Snowshoe Mountain, the largest winter resort in the Mid-Atlantic States.