"I already have people here," she said. "I'll have some here for four weeks."
She said event organizers plus sound and stage personnel working with the Greenbrier Classic concert series are already in the area making preparations at the concert site. Tournament officials and PGA Tour staff working on the golf course also have arrived.
In addition to negotiating the rental agreements for the homes, Allman said she's also helping visitors figure out what to do in their free time.
"We're kind of their concierge while they're here," she said. "We put a whole packet in their rental home about the area and restaurants, so we encourage people who visit to not just go to the golf course but visit the entire area."
Dense said her organization also actively markets to people renting homes in the weeks around the tournament.
She said they want people to know not only what attractions and amenities might be available for families, but also where to go for basics like lunch and dinner.
"We really try to reach those folks who are staying in the homes who don't want to cook. Because it's a vacation — who wants to cook?" she said. "We want them to get out and enjoy themselves, because we've got so many great things here in Lewisburg and White Sulphur."
While officials believe this year's Greenbrier Classic will be another success for the area, they are keeping their fingers crossed to avoid the circumstances that followed last year's derecho, which knocked out power to much of the surrounding area during the tournament.
Some home renters had to go the entire week without power. Some opted to stay home and were given refunds for the rentals.
While the situation put a damper on last year's event, Allman said it did not seem to have any lingering effects on the rentals leading up to this year's tournament.
"It was an act of God," she said. "So I don't really think it had that much effect on this year."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.
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