If you are a quilt lover, then the Greenbrier room is for you. It is filled with heirloom quilts, and the high wooden headboard on the queen bed, adds lots of rustic charm. Be sure to notice the painting by Norman of the Greenbrier settlement before the National Park relocated its inhabitants. A cherished quilt in this room is the friendship quilt that hangs on the wall for all to enjoy. Names from both sides of Sarah’s family are on the quilt. You can relax and read a good book in this very peaceful room or enjoy a good TV show in bed. The Greenbrier bed and breakfast room has a private bathroom with a standard tub/shower for you to wash your cares away. Don’t forget your IPAD or favorite tablet and connect to in-room WIFI and play a good game or keep up with your Facebook friends.
Named after the community where Sarah’s Dad grew up, this room reflects the country lifestyle of our mountain ancestors. Greenbrier was a very large community of over 135 families, several churches, schools and a hotel. It is one of our favorite places in the National Park. Several hiking trails originate in the Greenbrier area the Ramsey Cascades Trail follows Ramsey Prong four miles (6 km) up the slope of Mount Guyot to Ramsey Cascades, a 65-foot (20 m) waterfall nestled between Guyot Spur and Greenbrier Pinnacle. For decades, hikers have used Ramsey Prong to bushwhack to the Appalachian Trail, just below Guyot’s summit. A side-trail at the end of Ramsey Prong Road leads to the summit of Greenbrier Pinnacle. The Porters Creek Trail follows Porters Creek to Porters Flat, where it passes the Messer Barn site before ascending to a back country campsite. The Old Settlers Trail, one of the longest trails in the park, connects Greenbrier to the Cosby area. The trail was envisioned as a lower-elevation alternative to the Appalachian Trail, and was built by connecting the old roads in the various communities that existed between Greenbrier and Maddron Bald. The trail passes dozens of rock walls and chimney falls, as well as the Tyson McCarter Place. Spur trails connect the OST with several cemeteries, including Parton Cemetery and Lindsey Cemetery. Timber rattlesnakes are not an uncommon sight on the trail, as large numbers have long been known to live on the slopes of Greenbrier Pinnacle.