Jered Miller Promoted to Executive Chef

 

We are pleased and proud to announce the promotion of Jered Miller to Executive Chef at The Greenbrier Sporting Club!

 

Chef Jered MillerChef Miller is a native of West Virginia and began his career as a graduate of The Greenbrier’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program before excelling in various positions at the resort. He worked in their Culinary Arts Center – the nation’s first resort cooking school – and for Certified Master Chef, Peter Timmins, as Saucier, Sous Chef, and Chef de Cuisine, as well as with celebrity chefs such as Julia Child and Anne Willan. He also served six years as Restaurant Chef in the The Greenbrier’s Tavern Room, a Forbes/Mobile four-star restaurant, and maintained the four-star status. Five of those years were under Certified Master Chef Richard Rosendale, while he was captain of the U.S. Culinary Olympic Team, and the last year was under Michael Voltaggio of INK restaurant and winner of Top Chef’s season 6. His talents then led him to the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, NC, where he served as Chef de Cuisine before returning to The Greenbrier in 2007 as Sous Chef and chairman of The Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship Program.

 

In April 2011, Chef Miller joined The Sporting Club’s culinary team and has held the positions of Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine for The Members’ Lodge restaurant. Through his culinary contributions and introduction of a complete charcuterie program, he has elevated the quality of cuisine for our members. His intent is to focus on locally sourced foods and continue to build relationships with the members, local farmers, and community. He hopes to keep the food as true to the Appalachians as possible, while showcasing those things that make West Virginia so very special. His goal is to refine old-fashioned recipes and ingredients not found in other parts of the country into modern-day presentations that still taste like your grandma cooked them. While still providing something for everyone, his goal is to highlight the indigenous flavors unique to Appalachia.

 

When not at The Sporting Club making people happy, he enjoys wood working, mushroom foraging, and other outdoor activities with his wife, Kimberley, and children: Elizabeth, Madison, and Mason.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Chef Miller on his new role!

 

 

Buddy the Rescue Horse

Buddy the Rescue Horse

 

EmaciationOn November 3, 2015, The Sporting Club Equestrian team rescued a horse found in deplorable conditions by Dawn Holliday, Assistant Stable Manager. Dawn discovered Buddy in a makeshift, boarded-up stall in a small garage, with only a small shaft of light through which he could see, neither food nor water, his hair matted thick with filth. “Dawn had brought Buddy to my attention. I saw he was in really bad shape and that we needed to do something about it,” stated Nancy Johnson-Gilmore, Equestrian Manager.

 

Nancy made an offer to the owner; if he agreed to give the horse to The Greenbrier Sporting Club, authorities would not be contacted. “With my experience as Equine Inspector for the State of Georgia, I’ve found that the vast majority of [people with neglected animals] are ignorant as far as how to take care of a horse. They become overwhelmed and ignore the problem,” explained Nancy. The staff was taken with how sweet and trusting Buddy’s nature was; the only struggle they had, which came as no surprise, was loading him into the trailer for his move to his new home.

 

After Buddy’s arrival to The Equestrian Center, the task of restoring him to health began. He was covered in his own manure, which took two hours of soaking just to break through the matted hair enough to not damage his skin. Buddy never fought, he “stood there like a real champ,” said Nancy. When finally clean, they could see how very skinny Buddy was. Over the following three months his weight was brought back to normal with a gain of approximately 300 pounds, “You don’t want to overload them; they are sensitive. It’s best to move slowly and consistently,” Nancy clarified. The veterinarian was called in to give Buddy all the basics he never had: vaccinations, deworming, etc., and kept him in his stall for a few days to familiarize him with the surroundings. “We were very impressed with his intelligence and his manner around people,” Nancy continued, “It is quite a testament that he came out of that retaining his trusting nature.”

 

Before and After

 

It is clear these ladies’ hearts were quite impacted by Buddy’s turnaround as they shared memories, “The first time he got to eat grass,” Dawn reflected, “Yes, I think we were all crying,” responded Nancy. “He was in heaven,” Dawn observed. The group shared a video of Buddy running for the first time in The Equestrian Center’s arena. Kelley Adkins, Stable Assistant, who has trained him for three months, was amazed with how easy it was; he is a quick learner, smart.

 

 

For now, Kelley is still training Buddy. The plan is to take him up to The Summit in the spring, with other Sporting Club horses, to start him out as a guide horse; this gives him the advantage of gaining experience before taking on novice riders. “Buddy the Rescue Horse” is truly a success story, says Nancy, “Not only was he rescued and brought back to health, but he now has a purpose in life.”

 

Nancy with Buddy

 

Behind the Scene, Holiday 2016

 

Holiday spirit is all around at The Club, where our team of busy elves have created a feast for the eyes throughout the Lodges. No ribbon has been left untied, garland is strung high, with all things a glitter and glowing; set to dazzle at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Join us for a look into how the holiday spirit comes to life in a “behind the scene” blog of our creative holiday talent.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas tree trimmed all gold with glittery garland and amber glass balls. Reaching up through the center stairwell, this tree watches over the holiday season, casting her holiday cheer upon members young and old while offering a backdrop for family portraits and festive entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

Golden angels and sparkly trees adorn the tables and mantle of the main dining room. Green garland trails along underneath the décor as a backdrop to the ornamental colors of the season. With a ribbon here and a garland there, the season comes to life throughout this great space. Bright red poinsettias bring a touch of the North Pole coursing along the grand staircase.

 

 

 

 

 

Twinkling white lights strung overhead cascade a star-filled night sky ambiance to the great room, with tabletop greenery and poinsettias trimming out our festive hall. Private parties are a delight in this seasonally charged room, where our Food & Beverage team matches culinary delights to meet every palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Races Radical European Masters

Member Races Radical European Masters

 

Racers with carsThe Greenbrier Sporting Club member Jim Booth recently participated in the 2016 Radical European Masters, an auto racing series, winning the Fangio Trophy (drivers 50+) and 3rd place overall. “Racing is an extremely professional sport with sportsmanlike conduct shared among the racers,” Jim shared with us. In order to qualify, drivers must obtain a professional race license achieved by attending a racing school, pass an annual physical, and be approved by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FiA) whose strict guidelines are 34 pages long.

 

Jims car at pit stopA Radical UK prototype RXC Spyder Turbo with open cockpit, closed wheel, and 640 horsepower raced him to victory. This car is highly technical with component data tracked electronically and downloaded after the race concluded.

 

 

 

 

Racing with Jim in frontEach of the seven events featured three races, up to 60 minutes each, alongside a minimum of two 60-minute practice sessions and a 25-minute qualifying session. The FIA-recognized championship ensured high levels of service and organization and racing in front of large crowds. The 2016 season culminated in a stellar finale at Circuit de Jerez in Spain.

 

 

 

Jim Booth Race Map

 

1) Circuito do Estoril
Estoril, Cascais, Estremadura, Portugal

 

2) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium

 

3) Circuit Paul Ricard
Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

 

4) Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

 

5) Donington Park
North West Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

 

6) Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Monza and Brianza, Lombardy, Italy

 

7) Circuito de Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain

 

All of these races can be seen on YouTube, including the wreck in which he amazingly walked away from a year and a half ago: view here.

Congratulations Jim, from all of us at your Sporting Club!

Outdoor Pursuits for Fall Fun

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Fall weather signals the return of our musky fly fishing season. The cooler water temperatures get the fish hungry and willing to chase flies. We can have some really great days in the fall, as the temperature drops the fishing will heat up. We’ve got great river conditions and hungry fish so dress for the weather and get out there.

 

Pheasant Hunts at Stoney Brook Plantation

Stoney Brook Plantation is offering guided pheasant hunts and they are a fantastic way to spend your day in the fall. The birds are here, the cover is in great shape, and the dogs are ready to hunt. Hunts are offered Mondays through Saturdays and birds are cleaned and packed for transportation. All hunts are guided by our staff of professional guides. Hunters need a valid WV hunting license and must provide their own shotgun, ammunition is available on request.

 

WaterfowlWaterfowl at Upper Brandon Plantation
The Greenbrier Sporting Club members have access to some of the best waterfowl hunting on the east coast again this season. Upper Brandon Plantation offers our members a great destination to hunt both ducks and geese. These hunts are guided by our staff of professional guides and dog trainers; their calling and knowledge will put the birds in front of your blind. Birds are cleaned and packed for transportation. Package price includes lodging, food, and hunting.

 

GSC Rifle Range

The Greenbrier Sporting Club rifle range is the perfect place to make sure you and your rifle are ready for hunting season. We have targets to 500 yards, and a team of seasoned instructors to help you get the most out of your gun and abilities. We offer static benches and shooting positions as well as shooting from improvised field positions. We teach shooting and firearm safety for shooters of all experience levels. The GSC range is a family friendly environment designed to make it easy to introduce new and younger shooters to the shooting sports.

For questions or to book musky fishing, pheasant hunts, or the GSC rifle range call Jacob Ott, at 304-667-8337, for questions or to book Upper Brandon Hunts call Larry Klein at 304-647-6100.

Neighbors Loving Neighbors Update

Neighbors Loving Neighbors Update

 

Friends:

 

We at Neighbors Loving Neighbors have been working diligently to do our best to help all of those impacted by the June 23 floods throughout West Virginia get back on their feet and begin what will be a long recovery process.

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With your help, we have already been able to make a major impact in several communities throughout West Virginia.

 

In our own backyard, we have teamed with organizations such as the West Virginia National Guard, Mennonite Disaster Services, Glenn Beck’s Mercury One, Gleaning for the World, and the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security – all under the umbrella of the West Virginia Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disaster. These organizations have worked in White Sulphur Springs to demolish irreparable homes, repair homes that could be repaired and rebuild. Currently, there are 32 repairs ongoing and additional homes are under construction. More families are being added to that list every day. I encourage you to go online to Greenbrier.com and click on the Press Room link at the bottom of the screen to read our Aug. 26 press release for more details on this project.

 

ConstructionThis is only the start. This same template is being used throughout West Virginia, providing help and hope to as many people as we can impact.

 

In addition, we are currently in the process of rebuilding a gymnasium in the Nicholas County community of Richwood, giving the youth of the town a place to socialize and exercise and providing a facility where community members can come together and put their problems aside, if only for a few moments.

 

Area churches have also received funding from Neighbors Loving Neighbors to help address immediate needs in their respective communities.

 

There is still a great deal of work to be done, and the scars from June 23 will forever remain with the people of this great state. But with your help, we are making a difference and helping so many get back on their feet.Building

 

Thank you so much for your continued support and for your prayers for those who have lost businesses, homes and lives in this terrible disaster.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jim Justice

Neighbors Loving Neighbors

 

Click here to support our community.

 

 

The Greenbrier Family

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Members Drew Brees and wife Brittany showing their support

 

The saying that nothing is as important as family came to mean so much more in the aftermath of the June 23rd floods in West Virginia. We saw rainfall of over 9 inches within a short period of time that caused our valleys to flood and lives to be lost. Many members of our community lost everything – homes, belongings, family members or neighbors. In this greatest hour of need, our community came together with speed, concern, and resources to help those who needed it.

 

At The Greenbrier Sporting Club, our members say that their number one reason for being here is the people. They own a HOME, not a house; the staff who have greeted them have done so for years, decades, a lifetime. A sense of community and family – always here – was magnified over and over in the days and weeks following the flood. Within hours of the event, members of our community had committed funds, resources, and boots on the ground to help with cleanup and restoration.

 

The Greenbrier hotel opened her doors to house employees and community members who lost homes or could not return to them. 50 East in downtown White Sulphur Springs started cooking food that was on hand and continued to do so for weeks afterwards. Owner and Sporting Club member Tom Crabtree said that once they started cooking food, people just continued to show up and they kept on cooking.  Meals were provided to anyone in need. KWCares made an immediate monetary grant and setup a volunteer site in downtown White Sulphur Springs to continue with physical assistance and supplies. Semi-trucks with supplies were directed to our area. Neighbors Loving Neighbors, established by The Greenbrier owner and a Sporting Club member, collected funds to directly assist those in need. To date, that fund has raised over $3 mil. with Neighbors Loving Neighbors now working with Long Term Recovery Effort and VOAD to assist with the recovery and rebuilding effort. Homes for White Sulphur Springs is building a new neighborhood of homes to replace those that cannot be rebuilt in Greenbrier County. This has morphed into a larger effort called Homes for West Virginia.

Every member of our community has helped in some way and the care continues. Our sense of community has never been stronger. With 417 current Sporting Club member families, we have seen our lives touched in so many ways since June 23rd, reminding us all that family matters. We are The Greenbrier Sporting Club family and we have never been more proud to belong together. Click here to support our community: Neighbors Loving Neighbors

 

Dedicated To Design: Q&A With Interior Designer, Laura Davis McCutcheon

Snead Golf Course 30 is one of our newest model homes and is currently under construction along our private, members only course, The Snead. This one-of-a-kind fairway home was designed by AM Architecture, built by G & G Builders, Inc., and interior design by Laura Davis McCutcheon. Recently, we asked Laura to share with us how she began her career, what inspires her design, and why she loves designing at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Read below to learn more!
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LDMGSC: How did you get into the interior design field, and what is your background?
LDM: When I was growing up, my father was a contractor with G & G Builders, Inc. and my mother owned a gift and accessories store. In addition to the homes I grew up in, my parents would periodically build spec homes. Over time, being on a construction site and choosing residential finishes became second nature as my parents always involved my sister and I in the process. After years of going on buying trips with my mother, I thought I want to open a retail store of my own one day. With that thought in mind, I started my freshman year of college in Charlotte, NC at the (Hugh) McColl School of Business at Queens University. As a sophomore, I realized my true passion was architecture, design, and construction. I had started to really miss all of the time I used to spend on construction sites. That revelation led me to the “Windy City” where I began studying at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL. While at Harrington, I was offered an internship in Florida in the kitchen and bath industry. After a year in the “K&B” world, I was hired by Williamson Shriver Architects in Charleston, WV. While working at WSA, I enrolled in the interior design program at the University of Charleston, (design program formerly known as the Carleton Varney School of Art & Design). I graduated from UC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design. One year after graduation, I took a position as a designer with Smith Floor Covering Distributors in order to gain more knowledge about the flooring and tile industry. Finally, with a formal education in interior design under my belt and my commercial and residential design experience in tow, I started my own company, Davis McCutcheon Interiors.

GSC: What interests you the most when designing?
LDM: The purpose of my client’s space and how they work/live within it interests me the most because the best thing I can do for them is create a space that functions properly.

kitchenLDMGSC: Is there any particular style or designer that you admire or are inspired by?
LDM: I am truly inspired by retired interior designer, Iris Apfel. She’s 94 year old and still working, not because she has to, but because she loves it. She left the world of interiors years ago, but as an artist she has been able to reinvent herself while still maintaining her individuality. I am impressed by her business sense most of all. Clearly, when the market changed, she made changes, but did not lose herself along the way.

GSC: How would you define your style and how do you gain inspiration?
LDM: I would define my style as “well collected.” I like combining the old with the new when selecting finishes and furnishings. I think it makes a room more inviting and gives your space more character.

GSC: Describe the process in which you develop ideas for homes. What is your approach with clients and how do ideas come to fruition?
LDM: When I am starting a project with a client, I want to know what their short and long-term goals are for their space. Gaining a clear perspective of how they intend to make use of it, now and in the future, helps me to develop a strategy that not only serves their short-term needs, but helps me to create a plan that doesn’t infringe upon future design possibilities.

SGC30thumbnailGSC: How many homes have you designed at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
LDM: Snead Golf Course 30 is my first project at The GSC. I love working in a new or different environment because your perspective is constantly changing. What I may design for my client in one location will certainly differ in another. They are the only constant, so I work to make sure the space is a reflection of the people who live there. Whether it is an environment they live in full-time, their place of work, or where they go to relax and get away from it all, I want my clients to be comfortable.

SGC30_1GSC: What inspired the design for Snead Golf Course 30 here at The Greenbrier Sporting Club?
LDM: I wanted to create a timeless foundation for the homeowner. Something they could decorate with ease for years to come.

GSC: What makes a home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club different from other homes or projects you have worked on?
LDM: Greenbrier Sporting Club (GSC) homes are legacy homes. Traditions begin at The Sporting Club, generations gather and a lifetime of memories are made. Knowing you are a part of a team that is literally building the foundation for a family to experience that is truly special.

GSC: Why does The Greenbrier in particular hold such a special meaning to you?
LDM: As a child, it was the first place I recall seeing that truly possessed a unique interior. Now, as a designer, it’s more impressive to me that Carleton Varney and his team have provided updates over the years, but have been able to maintain the hotel’s original charm.

GSC: What is the best advice you could give to a client when designing a home?
LDM: #1: Develop a clear understanding of how you and your family currently function in your home! The more I know from the beginning, the better. The interior design of your space should above all, revolve around the way you live within it.
#2: Don’t overuse design trends! If you do you run the risk of putting a giant year or decade stamp on your interior. Let your personality shine through. If you start with a timeless foundation, sparingly use trending décor, and accessorize with personal items you have collected over the years, your interior will always be in style.

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To contact Laura, please contact Laura Davis McCutcheon Interiors
email: laura@davismccutcheon.com | 304.881.1694



ABOUT THE GREENBRIER SPORTING CLUB
The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private residential sporting community, is the pinnacle of luxury real estate in West Virginia, offering exclusive homesites and homes within distinctive neighborhoods set across the 10,000-acre estate of The Greenbrier, an award-winning resort in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Sporting Club Members enjoy access to an array of private amenities, including two members’ lodges; outdoor pools; award-winning golf at The Snead-an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course; Eastern-inspired spa (Ananda in the Alleghenies); full-service equestrian center; private access to miles of trout streams; and a sports complex with indoor squash courts and a 25-foot climbing wall. Members also indulge in exclusive mountaintop amenities at Greenbrier Summit Village and so much more. Home ownership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club also means complete access to more than 55 amenities and activities at The Greenbrier resort, including three championship golf courses: The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier and The Meadows. To learn more about The Greenbrier Sporting Club, visit www.greenbriersportingclub.com.

Winter at The Club

Every season is special at The Greenbrier, but as we wrap up this particular winter, we can’t help but look back at just how beautiful it really was! On January 23, we were blanketed in a veil of white, with snowfall totals averaging around 18”. Click below to see breathtaking footage of our special home among the hills in West Virginia!



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iceWith such beautiful scenery, winter is always a popular time for members to enjoy our plethora of activities and amenities. At The Greenbrier, winter activities include ice-skating on their 70’ x 140’ rink (complete with lights, music, and rink side fire pit!) and cozy sleigh rides through our 10,000 property. It truly is a winter wonderland at America’s Resort, and this year was no exception!


wineSpecial culinary demonstrations are also a treat many of our members enjoy, while world-renowned winemakers and distillers are featured in resort and Club wine & spirit tastings/dinners. We are lucky enough to have some of this world-class talent in our backyard, and feature events with Smooth Ambler Spirits and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company year-round.


spaWinter is also a great time to pamper yourself, and treat that dry winter skin! Our private, members only spa features fantastic seasonal treatments to refresh and soothe. A popular treatment amongst members is the aromatic peppermint foot soak using finest in products, all while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate with a peppermint stick! View our Ananda Spa Brochure here.


With spring just a few weeks away, we are looking forward to the next beautiful season at America’s Resort. If you are planning to visit the resort, please click here for upcoming activities at The Greenbrier.


ABOUT THE GREENBRIER SPORTING CLUB
The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private residential sporting community, is the pinnacle of luxury real estate in West Virginia, offering exclusive homesites from $300,000 and homes from $1 million within distinctive neighborhoods set across the 10,000-acre estate of The Greenbrier, an award-winning resort in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Sporting Club Members enjoy access to an array of private amenities, including two members’ lodges; outdoor pools; award-winning golf at The Snead-an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course; Eastern-inspired spa (Ananda in the Alleghenies); full-service equestrian center; private access to miles of trout streams; and a sports complex with indoor squash courts and a 25-foot climbing wall. Members also indulge in exclusive mountaintop amenities at Greenbrier Summit Village and so much more. Home ownership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club also means complete access to more than 55 amenities and activities at The Greenbrier resort, including three championship golf courses: The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier and The Meadows. To learn more about The Greenbrier Sporting Club, visit www.greenbriersportingclub.com.

Oakhurst: Ski Development News!

Saturday, January 23, 2016 was a historic day as Larry Klein, Greenbrier Sporting Club Vice President & General Manager, made the inaugural ski run at Oakhurst, our newest planned neighborhood. We hope you enjoy a brief glimpse into what the future holds for our Sporting Club members and its newest private ski run!





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TAKE PART IN AN EXTRAORDINARY DEVELOPER INCENTIVE WHEN PURCHASING A DEVELOPER PROPERTY!

Now is the time to live at The Greenbrier! We are thrilled to offer this extraordinary offer, available upon purchase of one of the eight properties (images below) at The Greenbrier. Discover how you can become an Oakhurst Founding Partner and enjoy No Club Dues For Life when purchasing a developer-owned property. Scroll down for more info!

CHOOSE TO BECOME AN OAKHURST FOUNDING PARTNER(SHIP)
Your $500,000 contribution includes:
A $500,000 credit to use towards the purchase of a Developer owned homesite or home in The Greenbrier Sporting Club Community or future homesite in the Oakhurst Neighborhood

    • The credit will be provided to the selection of a homesite or home, in the order that subscriptions are received and subject to existing reservations
    • There is no build time if you decide to purchase a homesite

Greenbrier Sporting Club Membership (80% Equity) Initiation Fee Included

    • Current Membership Initiation Fee for 2015 of $120,000 included
    • If you sell your property, the Founding Partner will resign from the Club and be paid 80% of the then current membership initiation fee in accordance with the Club documents

NO CLUB DUES…FOR LIFE!

    • For details, please contact us to obtain the subscription agreement



ABOUT THE GREENBRIER SPORTING CLUB
The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a private residential sporting community, is the pinnacle of luxury real estate in West Virginia, offering exclusive homesites from $300,000 and homes from $1 million within distinctive neighborhoods set across the 10,000-acre estate of The Greenbrier, an award-winning resort in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Sporting Club Members enjoy access to an array of private amenities, including two members’ lodges; outdoor pools; award-winning golf at The Snead-an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course; Eastern-inspired spa (Ananda in the Alleghenies); full-service equestrian center; private access to miles of trout streams; and a sports complex with indoor squash courts and a 25-foot climbing wall. Members also indulge in exclusive mountaintop amenities at Greenbrier Summit Village and so much more. Home ownership at The Greenbrier Sporting Club also means complete access to more than 55 amenities and activities at The Greenbrier resort, including three championship golf courses: The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier and The Meadows. To learn more about The Greenbrier Sporting Club, visit www.greenbriersportingclub.com.