The Greenbrier Wedding Chapel


Imagine planning for your fairy tale wedding your entire life. You have the most fantastic partner, incredible ring, picked out your fantasy wedding dress, and have found the perfect spot in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier.

The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark, in the Allegheny Mountains that has been hosting guests since 1778. White columns, unique interior design, and that beautiful southern charm are just a few of the incredible things you and your guests will find at this lavish resort.


You are not alone in preparing for your big day at The Greenbrier. Dedicated Wedding Team members assist in making your fantasy wedding preparations seamless.

There is no shortage of venue options here; bring 40 of your closest friends or 600 family members. Outdoor locations such as North Grove offers a capacity limit of 80, with Kate’s Mountain having a limit of 400.

Indoor possibilities include Colonial Hall, where 600 of your best friends will help you celebrate your big day. For a smaller group, North Parlor and Spring Room and Terrace accommodate 40.

Regardless of the venue, the dinner packages for these elegant wedding packages are phenomenal. The Monaco offers a cocktail hour to include assorted Canapes and an enhancement station, formal reception which consists of a three-course meal and the wedding cake, a couple of moonshines, not the kind you drink, along with a four-hour premium bar package if desired.

The selection for the Canapes is abundant, and they are available hot or cold. There are seven salads to pick from, along with seven types of soup. For the main course, one may choose a farm, sea, or garden option. Some of the farm options include Braised Beef Shortribs, Natural Jus, or Grilled Veal Chop, Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce.

Choose from a House Salumi Display, Sushi Sashimi, or a Garden Roasted Vegetable with Cheese Display as your Cocktail Hour Enhancements.

Reception stations are also available such as a Chilled Seafood Display, House Smoked Breast of Turkey Carving Station, or a Stone-Cold Ground Grits Action Station. There are also several other options available, should you choose to offer your guests a strolling station at the reception.

Bini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup and Fired Mac N Cheese with Franks Red Hot Aioli are just two options for your moonshine.

One cannot have a wedding without a delicious dessert bar! With over ten amazing options to choose from, your guests will not be disappointed!

Eight wedding cake flavors are available for the cake of your dreams. Velvet, Vanilla Crisp, and Cappuccino are some of the delicious flavors you must decide from.

Should you opt for a bar at your wedding, The Greenbrier has several to pick from based upon the Wedding Package you have selected.


For those brides and grooms that wish to keep their big day somewhat low key, with less than 20, the intimate wedding package is perfect. Offered exclusively Sunday through Thursday, this package comes with an indoor or outdoor ceremony, ceremonial music, one-hour photography (Greenbrier Photography), the bride’s bouquet, groom’s Boutonniere, a two-tier wedding cake, along with rose petal turndown and sparkling wine.

A wedding reception on The Greenbrier property, along with a stay of two-nights minimum, is required for this package. The room stay is in addition to the package, but do not be discouraged, help is available to help you book.


Grab five of your closest friends or family members and head to The Greenbrier for a wedding chapel wedding either indoors or outdoors. Do not worry about a Bridal Bouquet or Boutonniere, you will get these, along with rose petal turndown and a sparkling wine bottle.

There is a two-night minimum stay needed, and it is in addition to your package. Also, you will need to have your reception on the property.


From the Presidential Suite, which offers seven bedrooms and accommodations for 14 down to Gable rooms that accommodate two, there is no shortage of places to stay as you prepare for your big day.

There are also six Estate Homes that will have you and your guests feeling like a king or queen. Relax by the fireplace or relax as you view The Greenbrier golf course.

Seven Legacy Cottages offer amenities such as a king bed, wet bar, patio, porch, or a working fireplace.

The possibilities are endless!

Dorthy Draper and The Greenbrier


Dorothy Draper was born in Tuxedo Park, NY, and educated almost always at home. She was fortunate to spend a couple of years at the Brearley School, also in New York.

During her time, she was an entrepreneur, first buying and selling homes, which in today’s day and age is flipping houses. During her buying and selling adventures, Dorothy had a knack for decorating. Her style was so elegant that her friends started to copy her creations.

Her use of bright, lavish colors and large prints that took up an entire wall was her style. Dorothy Draper would mix baroque plasterwork, ornate scrollwork, and black and white tiles to produce glitzy glamourous designs. She was excellent at taking modern flair to a classical style.

Cabbage-rose chintz was her trademark. The Draper touch came to light thanks to her enormous, oversized details, fabrics, dramatic colors, black and white, and patterns. Hotels, homeowners, theaters, and restaurants all wanted her elaborate designs.

In 1925, Architectural Clearing House formed, and after Dorothy had success with renovations of apartment lobbies, she changed the name in 1929 to Dorothy Draper and Company.

Dorothy Draper was successful in the New York area, having redecorated the Carlyle Hotel and a block of homes on the east side of New York City today known as Sutton Place. Her interior designs and hotel designs provided her with work in Chicago, San Francisco, and even Rio de Janeiro.


The Greenbrier Hotel is in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and is an elegant luxury resort in the Allegheny Mountains. Visitors have graced these grounds since 1778 and continue today.

Dorothy Draper became tasked to redecorate the entire resort after World War II when the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad purchased it. Dorothy was going to bring life to this resort. She was also able to place her touch on matchbook covers, menus, and uniforms that the staff wore.

The transformation took 16 months, 45,000 yards of fabric, 15,000 rolls of wallpaper, and 40,000 gallons of paint. Dorothy Draper touched the 600 guestrooms and every public area for a tune of $4.2 million, which at the time was the highest fee ever awarded to a decorator.

Almost all the rooms available to the public received a makeover of a different theme. Dorothy designed a pink ballroom to give an allure of the faces of the ladies of that era would appear to blush. Another room, known as the blue room, contained busts of United President’s heads. Dorothy did not like the look of some of the presidents, so she made them more handsome.

Draper was fortunate to continue as the head designer until her retirement in 1960 at when she handed the reigns over to Carleton Varney. Varney was in complete charge of The Greenbrier décor in 1963, as he was now her company’s president.

In honor of all her accomplishments and time at The Greenbrier, she was honored with a Dorothy Draper themed restaurant.

Dorothy Draper died in 1969, and Carlton Varney purchased her company. Dorothy’s style is still very prominent throughout The Greenbrier with bold colors, modern touches, and classical style.

JFK at The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier’s Presidential History


Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, and close to the Greenbrier County town of White Sulphur Springs, is where one will find a luxury resort known as The Greenbrier. Eleven thousand acres are home to more than 700 rooms, a host of retail establishments, activities that will keep you busy for days.

Five sitting presidents have visited The Greenbrier during the years of 1838 and 1860. Accommodations were at what is currently known as the President’s Cottage Museum. This museum is host to a world of knowledge and graciously tells The Greenbrier’s story. Learn about the visits of then presidents Martin Van Buren, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore, to this summer White House.

In 1914, then-President Woodrow Wilson and his wife visited for the Easter holiday. Later that year in October, a prominent businessman arrived to celebrate his honeymoon with Rose Kennedy, that was Joseph Kennedy, who became proud parents of nine children, including President John F. Kennedy.

Other prominent presidents who have graced The Greenbriers grounds include President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in 2005. Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower are also on the list.

The North American Summit Conference was held at The Greenbrier, in the Presidential Suite by President Dwight Eisenhower. Hosting this conference at the Presidential Suite was a genius move, as this Virginia Wing suite offers seven bedrooms, spread across two floors that accommodate fourteen and can entertain 200.

This private entry suite also includes a library, reception foyer, a grand piano in the spacious living room, and a den that includes a half bath.

The Presidential Suite is also rumored to be where Eisenhower came up with the plans for The Greenbrier’s underground bunker.

President Nixon, a General at the time, opted to stay at Top Notch cottage, which is now, Top Notch Estate Home. This exquisite Estate Home is equipped with four bedrooms, accommodates up to four, and can entertain 200.

The Top Notch Estate Home, equipped with a taste of the traditional manner decor that follows The Greenbrier, includes a two-car garage, a porch enclosed in glass, and a wet bar. Lots of complimentary features also accompany this beautiful home. A few of these are a fresh flower arrangement in the living rooms, VIP chocolates in each of the bedrooms, and parking.

Forty-two years saw presidents that visited The Greenbrier residing in the President’s Estate Home. An extensive renovation, preservation, and restoration took this charming home to its elegance and resurrected the Hawley Estate Home.

Located upon the top of a hill providing luxurious views of the fantastic landscape and amazing Springhouse. Privacy, luxury, and convenience are what you find at this private residence, along with accommodations for ten, and a spot to entertain 200. Presidents that enjoyed their time here enjoyed two kitchens, a sunroom, and a patio.

The Salute to Service dinner, held in 2018 at The Greenbrier, had the honor of the 45th president coming to pay tribute to men and women of the military.

All of this history and presidential visits would entice anyone to seek some of this luxury!

–Interested in playing where presidents have played? Visit Greenbrier Outfitters and let us show you the wild side of West Virginia.

The Greenbrier Hotel at Sunset


Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, the pops of color, well-manicured lawns, and outstanding all-around beauty, is a stunning white classic iconic fixture that one can retreat to and escape the everyday worries of life. The Greenbrier, a fabulous resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has been hosting families and guests for over 240 years.

Words are far and few to showcase how grand and unique The Greenbrier is. Superb décor, outstanding activities, and spectacular amenities are just a few of the six awesome reasons to stay at The Greenbrier.

1. The Spa

Healing sulphur springs await your arrival at The Greenbrier Spa. Let the healing waters wash away your troubles as you relax with a cup of warm tea or juice freshly made.

2. Golf

As the ladies or gentlemen, relax in the spa, grab the clubs and head out to one of the three superb resort courses, an exclusive private course, and a walking par 3 nine-hole course. Soak in the mountain views at either The Old White, The Greenbrier, The Ashford Short Course, or The Meadows.

The Old White has hosted numerous rounds of 18-holes since 1914. The Greenbrier course has been around since 1924 but received a complete makeover by Jack Nicklaus in 1977 so that the Ryder Cup could be hosted. Today, The Greenbrier course is 9-hole, wooded with forced carries to the green.

The Ashford Short Course takes you on a walking adventure for 9-holes, a great way to work on your short game, or get in some golf when 18 holes are not possible. This course is a perk for members of Greenbrier Golf and Tennis Club, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, and for those that are Greenbrier guests.

The Meadows has received several upgrades and facelifts since its opening in 1911 as Lakeside/Meadows. Some of those incredible modern features include stacked sod bunkers and reconstructed greens.

3. Pools

Take the family and relax by the outdoor pool as you soak up some rays and incredible West Virginia mountain views. Should the weather not cooperate, hit the indoor Olympic size pool designed in the 1940s.

4. Prime 44 West

Put on your best dress coat, press the white shirt, and head down to where the most exquisite aged beef, fine wines from all over the world, and fresh seafood is abundant. Take in the upscale atmosphere as it blends in with dark and natural woods. This upscale and inviting steakhouse is named in honor of West Virginia native and NBA legend Jerry West. Should you be feeling up for an adventure, order the Jerry West 44 Ounce Porterhouse.

5. Tennis

Ten incredible courts, five inside and five outside, along with a 2,500-seat professional tennis stadium, provide guests of The Greenbrier a delightful way to showcase their skills and form. It is ok if you have never picked up a racket, there are daily clinics, along with lessons for folks of all ages. Prices vary based upon if you wish a private, semi-private, clinic or group lesson.

Court and rental fees also apply if you do not have your own racket. There is also a dress code of sports shirts with collars, tennis shirts, knickers, tennis shorts, and walking shorts. Should you decide on an indoor court, you will need to have shoes with soles of light color.

6. Carriage Ride

Whether it is a romantic evening or quality family time, touring the property of The Greenbrier via a horse-drawn carriage is a beautiful way to make memories. Enjoy an incredible 50-minute ride as you envision how guests traversed the grounds a century ago.

Should you wish to spend an intimate evening together, private carriage rentals are offered during regular hours.

Bonus: #7. Greenbrier Outfitters

We will admit we are just a little biased, but for all things outdoors, trust Greenbrier Outfitters. Whether you want to experience birds in flight at the falconry program, climb the 55 foot tower, glide across the cables of the Aerial Adventure Course or throw tomahawks, Greenbrier Outfitters has you covered.

Falconry Harris Hawk at The Greenbrier


Have you ever wondered what flying trained birds of prey after some wild quarry was called? Falconry is the name, and it is a cool thing to do.

Your trusty bird dog has let you know where your pheasant is going to be, your falcon is over 1,000 feet above waiting for your flushing out of the bushes, and at the right moment, it all comes together. The falcon heads in headfirst, will grab the prize, and offer it up at your feet awaiting a reward.

Not all hunts are a success. There are times that you will be sliding through the woods or field in hopes of flushing out a cute bunny, only for one to take off, your hawk goes in for the catch and gets outmaneuvered. It is all good, though. The hawk will return for a small reward.

Falconry was once reserved and used as a grand noble status symbol for those in places such as Medieval Europe due to the number of resources needed for a successful hunt. Master Falconers were provided with a significant amount of money because the nobles did nothing along the training line. It was the Master of the Mews that found, trained, did the upkeep, and ensured the hawks were ready. Thus, creating the Sport of Kings.

Experiencing Falconry

A Beginner

Falconry is more than 4,000 years old, and with a stay at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, you can experience this fantastic sport firsthand. What an excellent way for the family to spend quality time together.

Lessons with trained falcons and hawks go hand in hand as you soak up some history of Falconry. With a 90-minute beginner lesson, what better way to learn something new and exciting as you come together as a cohesive unit.

Have a large family, up to ten, do not worry. Private lessons for the group are available, as well as private demonstrations for up to 50. A private falconry lesson would make a fantastic family reunion activity or corporate retreat adventure.

While these incredible creatures are not housed on the grounds of The Greenbrier, the falcons can be found under five minutes away. There is transportation, and the outing leaves from the outdoor pool area, at Greenbrier Outfitters.

As with almost all activities The Greenbrier has to offer, following resort-style casual dress code is required for this experience. To fulfill this, sport shirts, jeans, and walking shorts are acceptable.


Falconry is alive and well in the United States. These incredible birds of prey are spectacular creatures, and having one land on your gloved hand, is truly a once in a lifetime experience. So, what are you waiting for? Come along today and learn about some outstanding explanation of the sport and meet a hawk or two up close and personal. Imagine the look of awe on your buddy’s face when you tell them what you did on your weekend excursion to West Virginia and The Greenbrier.


West Virginia comes alive every fall with whitewater rafting adventurers seeking out the Gauley River. Load up your gear and head to Randolph, Webster, Nicholas, or Fayette County for some of the most rugged terrains in the country.

Starting Labor Day weekend and continuing for six weeks is Gauley Season. When you are seeking some whitewater adventure, consider whitewater rafting The Gauley River because it offers up over 100 steep gradient rapids to fulfill every thrill seekers dream. Two sections of this fabulous river will have you speeding down and across the rapids in no time.

This one-time year event happens around when the dam is scheduled for release, giving all adrenaline gurus a rush in a setting of wilderness for some 25 miles.


When your adrenaline has you pumped up and rearing to go, head to the upper Gauley. Pillow Rock and Iron Ring are just two of the outstanding class lll to V+ chutes and drops you will encounter. For even more high pumping action, maneuver along the rocky routes of Shipwreck or Lost Paddle.

The upper Gauley is hands down the most challenging trip when whitewater rafting. The upper Gauley expects you to pump out some extreme paddling power and bring it full speed. You earn your badge of honor when tackling this part of the river.  

These high rolling rapids will have you gliding along smoothly, and then before you know it, you are sideways, water pouring in, facing the mighty white-capped loud rapids and bam out of the raft. If the 12 miles of secluded remoteness along over 50 class ll through V whitewater rapids do not give you a thrill, the 14’ cascading waterfall surely will!


Should you not be a master at whitewater rafting just yet or are experienced looking for some milder class lll-V run, the Lower Gauley is calling your name. Fifty rapids await you along with some big water guaranteed to have you craving more as you traverse over ten miles.

Most of your excursion will have you sailing through coaster waves to class lll and IV rapids, then to a superb class V to top off your fun.


Now that you have considered whitewater rafting the Gauley River, are you going to venture out on your own privately, or book with a local guide/outfitter? Whitewater rafting is intense and risky, therefore before you jump right in and let it all hang out, take into consideration that someone could potentially lose their life.

Ensure that everyone who climbs on board with you knows the risks and agrees to take responsibility for their safety freely. Being able to swim before running whitewater rivers is strongly advised.

Almost all guides/outfitters have minimum age requirements. For instance, the minimum age could be 16 for the upper Gauley and 12 years of age for the Lower Gauley. Before booking your excursion, read all FAQs and information so that no one is disappointed because they are too young.


Whitewater rafting on the Gauley River is a great way to challenge yourself, bring your family closer together, or have fun with a group of friends. In West Virginia, with the whitewater season being noticeably short, do not forget to book in advance so that you do not miss out on an incredible memory-making moment on the Gauley River.

4 REasons Scanver Hunts are Great For Team Building

Top 4 Reasons Scavenger Hunts are a Safe Bet for Team Building


Your corporate event is an opportunity to bring your entire team together for a day of fun. Luckily, Colorado Springs provides a stunning backdrop for any number of exciting corporate and team-building activities, each more exciting than the next! The Broadmoor Hunt, one of our most popular Colorado Springs tours, sees participants embark on a fun-packed journey through renowned resort The Broadmoor, where you’ll encounter a series of tasks for a race to the finish line. You’ll also have a free, interactive app on your side to help your team through your journey. 

Scavenger hunts like these are a popular choice for corporate tours and team building for a variety of reasons. From promoting teamwork to encouraging trust and elevating team morale, here are a few reasons why a team scavenger hunt may be the perfect corporate activity for your team in the months to come.

Employee Engagement

Engaging your employees is crucial during times of stress and is important for maintaining a positive office culture. According to studies, employees feel happier and more fulfilled in their careers when they feel like they are working toward a greater purpose. By keeping your employees continually engaged, you’ll end up seeing results in the long run. This is where corporate events like scavenger hunts really shine. Our Colorado Springs scavenger hunts are ideal for teams hoping for a fun-filled experience that challenges their strength and their critical thinking skills. By honing these, you’ll be building a better, stronger team overall, and help each team member realize their part. 

Improving Communication

Strong team communication, especially during times of remote working, is crucial for productivity and the general flow of any team. Scavenger hunts provide an excellent opportunity to promote strong communication among your team as you face a series of obstacles and challenges. You’ll need to work together to solve problems, and by the end of the hunt, you’ll be able to bask in a collective win that sees your entire team beaming with pride. 

Building Trust

Trust is a cornerstone of any successful team, and you’ll need plenty of it to make it through the modern-day scavenger hunt. By relying on each other and working together to achieve a common goal, your team will experience a newfound appreciation for one another.  

Having Fun

The pressures on today’s employees can be a lot to handle, which is why it’s so important that teams take some time away from the hustle and instead enjoy each other’s company for an afternoon. The Broadmoor Hunt is just one of many scavenger hunts capable of bringing your team together, and you’re sure to reap the benefits down the road. 

Colorado Springs boasts an awesome array of outdoor activities for your corporate tour or team-building event. From throwing an axe, shooting archery, hiking to mountain biking and rock climbing in between, your team is sure to enjoy the beauty of Colorado to the fullest when you book your tour with Broadmoor Outfitters. Give us a call to schedule your upcoming team outing. 

Safer Outdoors–Outdoor Activities to Improve Your Health During COVID-19

Venturing out to the great outdoors regularly can have a positive, lasting impact on physical health, but in the era of COVID-19, it’s even more important to get out there and embrace the fresh air. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the closure of many forms of indoor entertainment, outdoor activities have become a great source of comfort for millions. According to scientists, the outdoors is also the least likely place to contract COVID-19, so long as social distancing measures are followed. Colorado Springs provides the perfect backdrop for exciting, outdoor adventure, and at Broadmoor Outfitters, it’s our mission to craft one-of-a-kind experiences our guests will never forget. Here are a few Colorado Springs activities to help improve your mental and physical well-being during difficult times.  


Colorado Springs Hiking Adventures

Colorado Springs and surrounding areas house some of the most beautiful hiking trails in North America. With many gyms still closed to patrons, hiking serves as a fantastic source of exercise and an opportunity to enjoy the incredible fresh air that Colorado Springs has to offer. Broadmoor Outfitters has a number of guided hiking trails to ensure a safe, serene trip for everyone hoping to get moving amid COVID-19. Our guides are able to provide a wonderful experience, all while taking appropriate cautions to ensure guests’ safety is always top of mind. 


Broadmoor Outfitters Biking Tours

Biking around Garden of the Gods while the sun shines upon you is one of the best ways to escape the confines of your home. Not only does biking burn calories, but it’s also one of the best ways to take in the beauty of Colorado Springs. Broadmoor Outfitters hosts various biking tours to help you make the most of your time in the city. With Pike’s Peak off in the distance, our late afternoon and sunset make for the perfect memory for you and/or loved ones. 


Zip Lining Courses 

Nothing screams “fresh air” like flying through it at 500 ft.! Our Colorado Springs zip-lining adventures are ideal for the adrenaline-seekers among us, or anyone hoping to escape the indoors for some much-needed physical activity. Breeze by some of Colorado’s most magnificent natural landscapes on any one of our zip-lining adventures. We have multiple courses to choose from to ensure a spectacular view. 


Rock Climbing Excursions

At Broadmoor Outfitters, we always play it safe, but that’s not to say we don’t like to be daring. Our Colorado Springs rock climbing tours offer the chance to put your physical and mental skills to the test. Colorado Springs natural rock formations allow for some of the most thrilling rock climbing in the U.S., and we’re proud to offer a variety of rock climbing tours to accommodate varying skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or of a more advanced skill set, we’ve got a rock just for you. 


There has never been a better time for outdoor enjoyment, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you. Call us to book your next Colorado Springs outdoor adventure.  

Colorado Springs Team Building

Take Your Corporate Tour to the Next Level with Greenbrier Outfitters

Take Your Corporate Tour to the Next Level with Greenbrier Outfitters

With companies across the world affected by COVID-19, now may be the perfect time to wrangle your team together in order to refocus and regroup. White Sulphur Springs and the sprawling natural beauty that surrounds it make for the ultimate backdrop for corporate tours, outings, and team trainings. Greenbrier Outfitters offers a variety of specially-designed tours to help businesses get the most out of their time in White Sulphur Springs. Our corporate tours are expertly crafted to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience your team will never forget. Here are a few ways Greenbrier Outfitters can assist teams hoping to enjoy some outdoor adventure. 

Greenbrier Resort Corporate Tours

With over 27 years of experience dealing with high-level clients and guests across all industries, we know a thing or two about engaging a group. First, our team works closely with yours to determine your goals. Whether your it’s improving trust among your team, boosting morale, or strengthening your team dynamic, we’ll use your goals to craft a 5-star event that sees your team embark on a day of adventure. Activities are designed to drive cooperation and teamwork each step of the way, and with activities suitable for all fitness levels, no member of your team is ever left behind. 

Carefully Crafted Experiences

Trust in your tour guide is important. Our White Sulphur Springs outdoor tours are guided by a team of professional facilitators with years of experience in planning adventures for groups of all sizes. Whether you are set on an action-packed day that challenges your team, or a calming, serene escape that focuses on improving mental health, our team at Greenbrier Outfitters is dedicated to delivering an experience that captures the essence of Greenbrier County and the great outdoors. 

Lewisburg WV Outdoor Team Building Activities

There’s no shortage of adventure when you’re visiting The Greenbrier. At Greenbrier Outfitters, we specialize in crafting thrilling experiences, and we do this with careful consideration for our guests’ comfort and safety. Groups that book with Greenbrier Outfitters can select from exciting outdoor activities like zip-lining, rock climbing, or even falconry. Each of these encourages cooperation, trust, and teamwork to help you make the most of your team-building trip. 

The Famous Greenbrier Hunt 

Scavenger hunts are a great way to bring your entire team together for a common goal. Our version, the Greenbrier Hunt, is a modern twist on the classic. Gather your team for a heart-pumping day of scouring around Greenbrier County in search of adventure. This app-based activity is both challenging and fun for participants, with a great sense of accomplishment after completion. Other team activities, such as The Amazing Race, FireQuest, and Battle of the Bridges, are a sure way to keep guests engaged for hours.

Are you ready to take your next corporate event or team-building day to the next level? Call us to start planning your next day in Lewisburg or White Sulphur Springs. 

Geocaching with Broadmoor Outfitters in Colorado Springs

Geocaching: A Family Adventure or Solo Fun in Greenbrier County

Are you looking for an outdoor recreational activity in the Colorado Springs area that could be a family adventure or solo fun? Then look no further than geocaching. Getting started is simple; all you need is your mobile device, GPS receiver, or some other navigational tool to look up the coordinates.

What is a Geocache

For the normal geocache, first, a geocacher places a logbook (including pen or pencil), items to trade in a container, and records the coordinates of that cache. Next, the coordinates and location become shared on a listing site. Those that geocache then finds the coordinates on the site take their GPS devices and go hunting. Once they find the location and item, enter the entries into the logbook and online.


In the world of geocaching, treasures, or swag, are items that do not have a substantial monetary value. They may, though, be personal to those who hide the loot. Typical swag includes books, little toys, coins, hat pins, and different types of buttons.


Do not forget to return the cache to where you found it so that others may find it. The item, except the logbook, pen, or pencil, may be taken if you have something to leave in its place.


Some caches that move from one place to another. Hitchhikers, as referred to, usually have detailed goals assigned to their items. Some examples include placing the cache xx amount of distance from home.


Travel Bugs and Geocoins are specific caches that have websites for people to log and follow where they have been online.


Almost anything is as a cache except for food, drugs, andanything illegal. Refer to the rules of the listing site.


Some great places to geocache in and around Colorado Springs include the Fallen Firefighter Memorial or the Nature Center at Garden of the Gods.


Types of Geocache


Challenge Cache

This type of geocache requires the geocacher to complete individual geocaching goals before they can record that they found the cache. Possible tasks would include finding five caches in a particular category or locating a cache every day for 30 days. classifies this type of cache part of the Mystery cache. Other listing sites may consider the challenge cache a standalone class.


Mystery Cache

Solve a puzzle or locate specific information, and you will be participating in a mystery cache to find precisely where your cache is.


Night Cache

You guessed it! Break out the flashlights, see where the reflectors take you and find that prize location! Some listing sites may classify this as a type of mystery cache.



The Multi-cache occurs in one or more steps. Locate one, gather the coordinates, move to the next, again recording coordinates, and finally finding the container with the logbook.


Traveling Cache

After you have obtained the coordinates from the listing site, head out, find the cache, and then take it somewhere else. You would record the coordinates of where you placed the item so that the next geocacher can continue the cycle.


Location Cache

Location caches are close to a scavenger hunt. The geocacher has a description of what to locate. The item you are searching for could be a yellow fire hydrant, brown door, red and black boat, or pink flamingo. After finding the article, use your GPS device and record the location. A picture of both the object and device occurs as well. No one else can use this location as a find.


Traditional Cache

Traditional caches are widespread and common. A container with a logbook is standard, as are exact coordinates for locating the cache.



Geocaching is an excellent outdoor recreational activity to do with family or solo in the Colorado Springs area. Broadmoor Outfitters  can help you get going. Whatever site listing you decide on utilizing your observation and detective skills will be put to the test looking for those containers.

Geocaching is a great way to social distance exercise at the same time. So, gather up the family or lace up your tennis shoes and have some fun. Contact Broadmoor Outfitters  for more information and how to get going.