The Greenbrier Falconry
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  • Suzanne M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Great Kayaking Adventure!
    My husband and I chose this great kayaking excursion for part of our anniversary week of celebration! We were not disappointed at all, as we went on the Jackson River in Virginia. The team of three from Greenbrier Outfitters worked so well together to make this trip worthy of a 5 star review. This was our first time to go kayaking in tandem, and were not disappointed. Others on the trip with us were all very pleased.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Tom R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jackson river kayaking
    A great kayaking trip down the beautiful Jackson River, with an excellent, knowledgeable guide, complete with rock-skipping and crawfish hunting. A shame that other Greenbrier guests wasted their afternoon on golf. But that didn’t stop the staff from giving me a wonderful time. Highly recommend it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Kathy K
    Jacksonville Beach, Florida21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Falconry experience.
    My husband and I signed up for the Falconry experience at the Greenbrier Resort. Cody was our expert and did an amazing job explaining the history and process of Falconry. He was extremely patient and kind to everyone. His love of what he does is evident. I will never forget this bucket list experience. Thank you
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Dave T
    Miami Beach, Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Falconry experience
    The Falconry demonstration and interaction with the birds of prey was FABULOUS! I've always wanted to learn more about the sport but more important to me was the interaction with the birds. Cory, the instructor was extremely informative and knowledge about the birds, the sport and as a trainer, gave great insight on the training and care for the birds. We were able to have the birds land on our gloved arm, see how well trained they were as well as see their instinctive behaviors to hunt and find food. I would highly recommend it and will go to the intermediate class the next time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Joy Denise A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth your time!
    The Greenbrier Falconry was absolutely worth our time. My husband is a lover of birds and thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned so much and loved the hands-on experience. It is definitely something to do while visiting the Greenbrier Resort.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Corey C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Interactive Learning
    What a great activity! I scheduled this knowing absolutely nothing about falconry, and I then spent thirty minutes at dinner sharing everything I learned. I had a chance to take fantastic up close and personal pictures, and the instructor patiently answered my every question. I cannot recommend this unique experience enough!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 November 2023
  • erlebc
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Outdoor Fun with Kate's Mountain Adventures at The Greenbrier
    We did the Mountaineer experience and the Ariel ropes course. They were both great. They had great guides that explained everything without sapping the fun out of it. Our family really enjoyed themselves, and as there were 10 or 11 of us we were sort of a challenge for them, but we threw axes, did archery, and shot airguns, then we went and did the ariel adventure. It is something for the younger crowd or at least be in decent shape, but entirely safe, and really fun. I would recommend all that these guys offer.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Jackson R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best falconry event ever!
    Intermediate Falconry was amazing. Being March, my wife and I were the only ones doing the event. We "took our hawk for a walk" through the forest near the Mews with the falconer. The hawk would fly around/ahead of us and we would stop occasionally to let it swoop down and get pieces of chicken we held in our (gloved) hands. At the end the falconer brought out an Eurasian Eagle Owl that we also fed. Best falconry event we have ever done, and we have done them at two other resorts.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Marsha B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love birds!
    The falcon experience at the Greenbrier was fascinating. Cody shared an in depth history of the sport and followed with an amazing demonstration of how he works with the birds. We also had an opportunity to handle a falcon as well as a gorgeous owl. This is an experience not to be missed!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 March 2024
  • David K
    Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience and worth the cost.
    This was an amazing learning experience! We spent 30 minutes learning about all of the Hawks, Falcons and Owls in the barn, then went out and flew a Falcon and Large Owl around the property. The handler was amazing and so friendly. One of the top 5 experiences of a lifetime. Worth the cost.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
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Brenton L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The class itself was very interesting, but definitely not worth the price. The program is advertised at $145/person plus taxes and fees for a 1.5 hour class. The final price for 2 people was $398. The bus picked us up at 11:15 and dropped us back off at 12:10. We were only at the actual class for about 40 minutes, which was very disappointing for the price.

The class included about 10 minutes of learning about the process, a photo-op with the bird, and a 25 minute round trip walk to a nearby field. Guide was great and showed us how the hunts work.
Written 1 October 2020
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Headedwestboy
Frederick, MD143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Our guide, Jerry, provided a good background on the sport, the birds, the process of learning to be a falconer before demonstrating the fascinating skill of the bird and trainer. We each held the bait while the hawk swooped down from the tree to our outstretched arm. It was a great experience.
Written 9 July 2020
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Stephanie S
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We took both the beginner and intermediate classes at the Homestead. Linda was great. She introduced us to her Saker falcon, 3 Harris hawks, and the most beautiful eagle owl. After a very informative talk about the beautiful birds, we took out Remington, a female Harris hawk. She proceeded to demonstrate Remi's amazing agility and skills. Placing my husband and me less than 6" apart, she had Remi fly from a distant tree right between us, and we only felt the tickle of her wings.

The following day during the intermediate course, we were allowed more interaction with Remington. We were allowed to land and fly her ourselves multiple times and watched her hunt.

It was a truly amazing experience, made all the better by Linda's friendly approach and extreme knowledge. Would highly recommend this experience.
Written 25 July 2020
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Jack A
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My family (we have two children age 15 & 11) was very excited about this experience and I suspect that if we polled them individually, they would give very positive reviews. After all, seeing owls, falcons, and other raptor birds up close is super cool. We got pictures with a falcon, our son had the opportunity to feed one, and had a beautiful owl swoop over our heads. The falconer was knowledgeable and engaging and the facilities seemed nice (though, admittedly, I don't have much basis for comparison of other falconry facilities). I don't know what exactly I was expecting to experience, but when I signed my Amex receipt for $800 for a family of 4 (after resort fees and taxes), my expectations notched up a bit ... well, it actually notched up a lot. In the end, I felt like we had a very nice demonstration that you would have at a great zoo ... and the cost of that experience would have been included in the price of admission. This experience was good, but absolutely not worth the cost. Looking to blow $800 on your family? Go for it. Looking to spend $800 on something more lasting? Not worth it.
Written 3 January 2022
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Sheila S
Dumfries, VA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
My husband and I spent a wonderful relaxing week at the Homestead Resort. It was the highlight of the trip to experience the falconry. My husband is absolutely fascinated by birds of prey. He's always got an eye to the sky for eagles and hawks. We call him "the bird man". Linda was fabulous. Her love and respect for her birds was clear. She gave an over view of the birds she had that day ( an eagle owl, Harris hawk and a lanner falcon). She answered every question we had and then we took a walk while the Harris hawk flew over head. It was such a treat! At the end, we each got to have the hawk land on our gloved hand !!! She also had the hawk fly between and around us. A once in a lifetime experience for us !! We would definitely do this again and encourage anyone staying to enjoy the falconry.
Written 18 December 2020
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Suzrich6455
Houma, LA65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Falconry Academy was Well worth the price. Cody, the Falconer was fascinating, detailing the history of the sport & what it takes to be one now. Every minute was a learning experience. I went with 4 others & we All were able to fly the birds to feel what it was like to Be a Falconer.
Just marvelous. Try to go when the group is small to get a real feel for it
Written 31 August 2021
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Elizabeth G
Shohola Falls, Pennsylvania, United States6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The beginner’s falconry experience at the Greenbrier was unique, exhilarating, and unforgettable. I highly recommend it. The trainer was very knowledgeable, the birds amazing.

I had one serious concern, however. I was told there would be 5 people in our group. When I arrived there were 9, and to my shock we were all put in a small shuttle bus together with no windows able to go down. In the midst of the Covid pandemic, I was highly uncomfortable and surprised at the lack of concern for guest’s safety.
Written 25 September 2020
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Laura H
Palm Harbor, FL69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
In 2019 I was fortunate enough to take the Falconry tour at The Greenbrier with my Husband and we both really enjoyed it. I was going to be 30 minutes away from The Greenbrier over the Fourth of July holiday with Family. My Brother also loves birds & so, I thought it would be fun to share this experience with him. We had a different Person guiding the tour and it was just as excellent. You get a lot (but not too much) good information and all questions answered. You are introduced to several different types of birds of prey— falcons, hawks, owls and eagles. You go on a short walk to watch your bird in action (it’s a different bird every tour based on which one is hungry enough to hunt at that day/time). It a relaxed, informative and super fun way to spend some time at America’s Resort and not to be missed if you are a large bird lover.
Written 6 July 2021
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Knierim
Charlottesville, VA116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The Falconry experience was definitely the highlight of our trip to the Greenbrier Resort! My grandkids (ages 10 and 7) were somewhat skeptical and thought they might find it boring, but they both were amazed and fascinated the entire time, as were we four adults! Cody did an outstanding job of giving us lots of information and keeping it fun and entertaining. He was great with the kids, answering their multitude of questions which, at times, were somewhat silly. We were all in awe of getting to hold a falcon, and of getting to watch the falcon, the owl and the hawk all fly, sometimes almost touching us!
Written 16 January 2022
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Philip T
Leesburg, VA35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
First and foremost I found the price of $127 short of resort gouging. One hour or less which 3/4 was taken up with verbal presentation and peering thru dense plastic to look at the birds and then one pass of having the bird land on your glove was less than value for money. In comparison the nature hike was 32 dollars for nearly 3 hours with a running explanation of history and the environment. Just seems out of line with other resort activities.
Written 3 April 2021
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