What better way to be immersed in West Virginia than to learn the ways of the Mountaineer! During the Moutaineer Experience, you will get the chance to participate in archery, air rifle shooting, and throw traditional tomahawks!
Start the morning by experiencing the feel of traditional archery with skilled instructors and groomed facilities. Prior to entering the shooting range, participants will receive a safety briefing and introduction to the skills necessary to succeed.
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING
Following archery, try your hand our high powered .22 air rifles. Guests will have a chance to shoot at a wide range of dynamic pellet rifle targets. Our range is designed to offer participants of all ages a chance to be successful in hitting a variety of targets.
With archery and air rifles out of the way, participants have the chance to try their hand at a traditional, 2.5 turn tomahawk throw. Under the instruction of a guide, learn the proper technique and skills to stick a tomahawk in a wooden target at 8.5 paces.
- Level Easy
- Duration 2.5 Hours
- Participants 12
- Age All Ages
- Time Daily: 9:30, 2:30
- Note: Reservation Required
- All transportation, equipment, and water is included
- Photo opportunities available
- Private trips available with surcharge
- 22% service charge will be added to all trips
- Minimum age of 5 years
- Close toe shoes required
- Must wear weather appropriate clothing
- Reservations and waivers required
WHAT IS FALCONRY?Falconry, the art of flying trained birds of prey after wild quarry, is alive and well in the United States. Imagine the thrill of walking through a field with a falcon flying above your head at 1,000 feet or higher. She is waiting for you to flush a pheasant from the bushes. You know it is there because your well trained pointers have indicated. When the falcon is in the proper position, you flush the game, the falcon turns and begins its head first dive. Your adrenaline is rushing. The next thing you know, the falcon hits the pheasant in the air, binds to it, then carries it to the ground where she will patiently await her reward. This is Falconry….
Picture yourself walking through a field hitting every piece of brush and trying to flush out rabbits. Your Harris Hawk follows you from tree to tree, waiting and anticipating the flushing of game. Suddenly a rabbit breaks from the brush, the hawk quickly takes off, and turns to chase the rabbit in aggressive pursuit. Eventually the rabbit out maneuvers the hawk, he turns in mid-air and returns to your glove for a small reward.
This is Falconry….
THE SPORT OF KINGS. Historically, falconry was used as status symbol for the nobles of Medieval Europe, Middle East, and Mongolian Empire. The sport was mainly restricted to these classes due to the commitment of time, money, and space. Although the nobles would not train the birds themselves, they would pay Master Falconers extravagant sums of money. The Master of the Mews was in charge of obtaining, grooming, and keeping the best hawks in constant readiness for hunting. Thus, Falconry became the Sport of Kings!Within nomadic societies, birds of prey were not a status symbol. Instead, falcons were trapped and used to hunt small game during the winter months. These falcons helped to supplement their very limited diet.
The Greenbrier Falconry Beginners Lesson offers guests the rare opportunity to experience the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry, or “the sport of kings”. This incredible beginners lesson allows you to feel the thrill of working with majestic birds of prey. Most of our lesson takes place at our private bird chambers on the property of The Greenbrier. You will get the chance to interact with a variety of captive-bred, trained birds, including owls, falcons, and hawks.The lesson begins with a flying demonstration and a chance to learn about the fascinating history of this sport. You will be transported to our mews where you will meet the rest of our birds. After learning the appropriate techniques from our professional guides, you will get to hold a trained hawk on your fist. This lesson is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Intermediate Lesson. Once you’ve had a taste of falconry during the beginner’s lesson, you’ll want to book an intermediate lesson — an amazing, hands-on excursion with a trained Harris Hawk. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll venture out onto one of The Greenbrier's scenic trails.Once there, you will don a falconry glove, and have a trained hawk placed on your gloved fist. Under supervision of our expert, you will cast the hawk into a nearby pine and watch as it follows you from tree to tree, returning right to your glove for a small reward. This is a once in a lifetime experience.
- 1.5 Hours
Aerial Adventure Course
The Greenbrier Adventure Course is designed for fun at all ages and skill levels. During this 2-2.5 hour experience, participants will navigate 12 challenges, all 45-50 feet in the air. These challenges can be completed alone or in a group. Once each participant is harnessed up, are clipped onto the course and the fun begins. At the end participants will have the chance to exit by either a slow belayed descent or being clipped in to our free fall device for the ultimate rush.
- 2.5 Hours
Alpine Tower Adventure Course
- 2.5 Hours
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- 2.5 Hours
- 2.5 Hours
- 2.5 Hours
Greenbrier River Trail
- 2.5 Hours
BIKE RENTALSThere are plenty of trails just minutes away from The Greenbrier and downtown White Sulphur Springs! Our bike rentals will let you explore the Front Range at your leisure. If you would like a guide, give us a call. We can get you on the trail with a guide today. Call us at 304.536.9245 to reserve your bike today! HYBRID AND MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS Our Trek, Cannondale and Fuji hybrid and hardtail mountain bikes are the perfect vehicle to explore the the backroads of West Virginia. Come visit us at The Greenbrier Outdoor Pool and we will get you all set. E-Bikes Need a little pedal assistance. Hop on one of our e-bikes and you will be off in no time. Call for current pricing and reservations
- 1-8 Hours
- All Ages
Scavenger Ox! The Greenbrier Hunt
- 2-3 Hours
Devise offensive strategies, create defensive plans, eliminate your opponents in an exciting game of paintball.Welcome to the world of paintball! During your visit to Lewisburg, WV or during your stay at The Greenbrier, experience one of the fastest growing sports in America. As you arrive at our wooded field, you and your 10 member team will feel the excitement grow as we discuss safety and game rules, and are issued gear and paintball markers. During your two hours at the Greenbrier Outfitters paintball course, you will participate in multiple game scenarios. These games might include capture the flag, where teams compete to be the first to retrieve the opposing team’s flag, or elimination, a timed game where the team with the most members left at the end of a predetermined time, wins.The price per person includes everything needed to enjoy the competition. Each team member will receive a semi-automatic gun, paintballs, coveralls, and a face shield. So, put your goggles on and feel the excitement of the pursuit 2020PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Pricing: $145+++ per participant Availability: Tuesday and Friday at 9:30a, with reservation Duration: 3 hours If your group has 4 or more players, and would like to play outside our normal tours, just give us a call!
- 2.5 Hours
- 2 Hours