West Virginia: The Alleghenies

In earlier decades, before jets and interstate highways put most places within easy reach, travelers stopped for weeks or even months at remote destination resortslittle cities of leisure, serviced by posh railroad cars. This style of gracious vacationing lives again at the Greenbrier, in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. In March, the 78-year-old resort began offering packages (from $209 to $346 per night) with the American-European Express, a private train that runs between New York and Chicago.

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