A bold vision for the Schoolhouse Hotel’s future, born of its past

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV It was the summer of 2018. Two years after a devastating 1,000 year flood struck southern West Virginia. One of the hardest-hit areas in the state was downtown White Sulphur Springs.  In response, city officials adopted a business plan to redevelop the town. “The town had a plan, but it needed […]

Schoolhouse Hotel sold to new owners, expansion planned in White Sulphur

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The Schoolhouse Hotel, located in downtown White Sulphur Springs, is the world’s first fully ADA-compliant boutique hotel. The doors officially opened in June 2022. Now, after receiving rave reviews from publications including Southern Living, Frommer’s, and Travel + Leisure, developer Charles Hammerman has sold the innovative hotel to SHWV Acquisitions, LLC. […]

STRIDE Gala honors Mary Thompson for disability empowerment work 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV On the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, residents of the Greenbrier Valley gathered at the world’s first fully accessible hotel, The Schoolhouse, to launch a new non-profit dedicated to disability empowerment.  The new non-profit is called STRIDE (Supporting, Transforming Rights, Inclusion, and Disability Empowerment). A vision of the […]

Schoolhouse hosts Wednesday movie nights this summer

By RealWV staff, The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs is hosting movie nights for the community every Wednesday night this summer. The doors open at 5:30pm, and the movie begins at 6pm. The public is welcome to attend. The movie is shown on six large screen televisions in the hotel’s ballroom. Guests sit at […]

Schoolhouse Hotel hosts community celebration

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Charlie Hammerman, owner of The Schoolhouse Hotel, invited the community to a dinner Wednesday evening celebrating the one-year anniversary of the property’s opening. “It’s hard to believe it has been a year,” Hammerman said with a smile. “We’re making an economic impact and engaged with the community, so it’s been a […]