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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tread and Trail Races Over Labor Day Weekend

The second races of the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series are almost here - come for the races over Labor Day Weekend and stay for the Summer's End Festival! 

The Wintergreen Trail & Tread Series is sponsored by Bold Rock Hard Cider, Blue Ridge Cyclery, Crozet Running, and Wintergreen Real Estate.

Tread and Trail Series #2
Summer's End Race

Both races will follow a cross country format leading you through long bursting climbs and exhilarating downhills.

Mountain Biking Tip

Want an edge over the competition? Check out this tip from professional mountain biker and local hero, Jeremiah Bishop. Among his many achievements, Jeremiah is a 16-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, two-time National Champion, and a Pan American Games Gold Medalist. 


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Stay Young With One Last Summer Escape!

We all know that vacation feels good. We can see someplace beautiful, sleep late if we want, forget about work commitments and pursue other interests. But can vacations actually help keep us young?

Young Mind

Vacations introduce us to and teach us about new things, which keeps our minds active and healthy.

Young Body

Travel often includes increased physical activity, be it walking and hiking, or swimming and skiing. You'll be keeping your body fit and young and it won't even feel like work!

A Boost From Mother Nature

Whether it's the clear mountain air in your lungs, or a Mountain Stone Massage at The Spa, take advantage of nature's ability to heal, restore and keep yourself young.

Stop The Stress

Stress can age use both physically and mentally, so managing your stress with regular vacations will turn back the clock!

Hot Rates

There's still time to schedule a summer escape! And if you take advantage of Hot Rates you'll have enough left over to plan another trip in the fall or winter! If Hot Rates aren't for you, check out our Buy/Get Special Offers and stay an extra night or two on us!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, August 14, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

The 12th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest is this Saturday, August 12, from 12-7 pm! So, swing your partner round and round while you celebrate the rich musical tradition of Bluegrass and Americana music.

The Lineup

  • Flatt Lonesome 
    Recently nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) 2017 Entertainer of the Year Aware AND Vocal Group of The Year Award. 2016 IBMA Winners of Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year!
  • The Virginia Ramblers  
    A traditional bluegrass band, The Virginia Ramblers honor the legends of bluegrass, such as Jimmy Martin and the Stanley Brothers, and strive to carry on in that tradition.  
  • Chase's Lament  
    Chase's Lament mixes traditional Bluegrass with modern flair. Playing anything from Bill Monroe to Bruce Springsteen, as well as many originals, they make every song their own. 
  • Kim and Jimbo Cary with The McKenzies
    These longtime Wintergreen favorites are back again! Kim & Jimbo have performed throughout Virginia for over 20 years. Nominated for a Governor’s Award for the Arts, the Carys have entertained at the White House and the Kennedy Center.

Bring your fiddle, guitar, bass, or banjo for jam sessions outside the main venue. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Tickets 

  • $32 in advance, $37 at the door  
  • $11 for ages 11-18
  • Children 10 and under are admitted free

Buy Tickets Now!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Calling All Stargazers!

Reclining in a convertible, laying back on a blanket in the grass, or just tilting your head to look up from your balcony or patio - there's something magical about the sight of the vast darkness interrupted by brilliant sparkling stars. No matter how much technology advances or how many mobile devices we have, stargazing never ceases to amaze and inspire.

Skywatching is great at Wintergreen year-round because of our elevation and lack of surrounding light pollution, but in the month of August we have some particularly awe-inspiring celestial events coming up!

Perseids

The annual Perseid meteor shower, known for being among the brightest of meteor showers runs through August 24, but the peak will be this weekend, August 11 and 12. Typically, about 80 meteors an hour can be seen!

How to watch? Get comfortable (your eyes may need to adjust for as much as 30 minutes) and look in the north-east part of the sky. Bring a sweatshirt and enjoy!

Solar Eclipse

This one you won't even have to stay up late for! On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Some areas in the path of totality will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun as the moon passes between Earth and the sun. At Wintergreen, we will see about an 80% eclipse in the early afternoon.

How to watch? Never look directly at the sun! Facing away from the sun, watch the shadow projected through a pinhole, or make a pinhole box projector.

Hot Rates

Don't miss these fabulous skywatching events at one of the best places to view them! Be sure to check out Hot Rates when you book. Plus, we have other great ways to stay. From Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

8 Great Reasons To Visit in August

There's plenty of summer left, and 10,000 acres (and beyond) of Blue Ridge to explore at Wintergreen! Here are the top eight reasons to visit us in August.

8) Local Fruit

Right now, Asian pears are available at Saunders Brothers, and if you've never tasted them, they're like a bite of summer, almost a cross between a watermelon and an apple. Not to be outdone, Dickie Brothers has Nectarines and Gala apples, with more fruit ripening all the time.

7) The Red, White & Brew Trail

With ten wineries, four breweries, one hard apple cidery, and a new distillery, Nelson County offers lots of choices for a memorable tasting tour on the Red, White & Brew Trail.

6) Events

There's always a reason to celebrate in August! From The Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest, to the Summer Concert Series at Humpback Rocks Center, Lockn' Festival, and Starry Nights at Veritas Winery, there's always something exciting going on.

5) ResortBoards

Our newest activity, Resortboards, is serious fun. Surf the mountain - need we say more?

4) Highest Golf Course in Virginia

Our lovely Devils Knob golf course is the highest in Virginia, and a haven for golfers who want to stay cool. 

3) Berries & Cream Facial

During the month of August, get 10% off our Berries & Cream Facial at The Spa. Repair the visible signs of aging, plump the skin and return the appearance of elasticity. Your complexion will appear enriched and radiant and your skin will appear healthier.

2) Water Fun

No Virginia family vacation is complete without some swimming. Choose from our indoor pool, two outdoor pools and Lake Monocan! The lake offers a sandy beach and a wide range of activities both in the water and on the shore. Make sure you try stand up paddle boarding!

1) Hot Rates

Not only are our temperatures cool -- our rates are too. The earlier you book, the better the rate. If that doesn't work for you, check out our Buy/Get Special Offers and stay an extra night or two on us!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, August 07, 2017

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

August Spa Special!

Summer sun and high temps can wreak havoc on our skin and bodies. Soothe summer skin with this month's spa special: Berries and Cream Facial!

Plus, don't forget to check out all of our Summer Seasonal Treatments for more ways to stay refreshed and rejuvenated this summer!

August Spa Special: Berries and Cream Facial!

This facial is designed to repair the visible signs of aging, plump the skin and returns the appearance of elasticity. Your complexion will appear enriched and radiant and your skin will appear healthier. 50 minutes wknd/holiday $114; midweek $109. Receive 10% off of every Berries and Cream Facial received in the month of August.

Call 434-325-8562 to book your appointment or request an appointment with our online reservation request form.

Summer Seasonal Treatments 
June, July, August

  • Green Tea and Lemongrass - Beginning with a vigorous full body salt scrub to exfoliate dry skin, your experience continues as the salts are removed by our cascade vichy shower. You are then treated to a luxurious orange essential oil massage application. To conclude the treatment, you will then experience true serenity with an application of hot stones on your back. 50 minutes wknd/holiday $119; midweek $109.
  • Berries and Cream Facial - This facial is designed to repair the visible signs of aging, plumps the skin and returns the appearance of elasticity. Your complexion will appear enriched and radiant and your skin will appear healthier. 50 minutes wknd/holiday $114; midweek $109.
  • Warm "Sun" Pedicure - This pedicure is as much about the mind as it is the feet. Comforting and calming, Sun products infused with vanilla, blood orange, grapefruit, and amber will draw out toxins and soothe sore fatigued feet. This luxurious scent envelops the sense, calms the mind and enlivens the body. This service includes a foot soak, scrub, massage and polish. 50 minutes wknd/holiday $59; midweek $54.

Call 434-325-8562 to book your appointment or request an appointment with our online reservation request form.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

WSMF Week Four: Finale Week!

Week Four of the 2017 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival is here. All good things must come to an end - but you don't have to miss the finale!

Week Four Highlights:

Tuesday, August 1

  • Morning Seminar led by international pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top, Christopher O'Riley
  • Mix, Mingle & Music VII: New Music Voices - Academy Composers with Academy String Chamber Ensembles 

Wednesday, August 2 

  • Inside the Music II: Radiohead – The Remaking of an Album with NPR's From the Top, Christopher O'Riley
  • Wild Wednesday IV: Dance Party! with TFC. Time for Change (aka TFC), Richmond’s hot dance band, will have you on your feet with hits from the ’50s to the present day. Don’t miss this Wild Wednesday finale! It will be truly WILD!

Thursday, August 3 

  • Cooking Class with Will Longoria, Executive Chef of The Rogue Gentlemen – one of Richmond's hottest restaurants!
  • Mix, Mingle & Music VIII: Christopher O'Riley and The Seacrest Quartet perform works of Schubert, Ginastera, and Schumann

Friday, August 4

  • Morning Seminar - Explore Brahms' first symphony with Erin Freeman
  • Festive Friday IV: Music of Haydn, Brahms, and more performed by Academy Alumni turned Festival Artists, Liz Vonderheide, Joseph Kluesener, and Wallace Easter, III 

Saturday, August 5

  • Academy String Chamber Music Concert at Dunlop Pavilion
  • MountainTop Masterworks IV: Guest conductor and former Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Mark Russell Smith leads the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in a finale concert to remember! International pianist Christopher O'Riley performs Mozart's luxuriant Piano Concerto No. 22. Hear Brahms' dramatic Symphony No. 1 and Daron Hagen's Postcards from America.

Sunday, August 6 

  • Coffee & Kids IV: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
  • MountainTop Masterworks IV: Enjoy the second and final performance of Brahms' Symphony No. 1, Hagen's Postcards from America, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with internationally celebrated pianist Christopher O'Riley.

Get tickets and explore all the details at WintergreenPerformingArts.org and discover the Fountain of Youth this summer.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 31, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August & September Events!

There's still plenty of summer left and it's chock-full of great events at Wintergreen and in our beautiful Nelson County. The earlier you book, the better the rate you'll find with Hot Rates!

August

For fruit picking schedules at all the orchards, Farmers Market info, and the complete area events listing, see the full Nelson County Calendar. 

September

Hot Rates

Be sure to check out Hot Rates when you book. Plus, we have other great ways to stay. From Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kids Summer Fun Continues!

Escape the punishing temperatures - bring your family to Wintergreen, where the temps are 10-15 degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Kids can spend their days getting top tennis or golf instruction with our PGA and USPTA Professionals making new friends at The Treehouse

Then, while your child is at their camp or program, you'll have time to play too! Golf, spa, tour wineries and breweries, it's up to you! Be as active as you want to be or as relaxed as you need to be.

Call us today at 866-470-8608 and our reservation specialists will help plan the summer getaway that’s a perfect fit for your family.

Nike Tennis Camp

Designed for all level of players ages 7-18 from beginner to advanced. Beginners will have the opportunity to learn the sport of a lifetime, while intermediate and advanced players will focus on technical and tactical improvement. There are two more camps left! July 30-August 3 or August 6-10. More info and video or call 434-325-8235.

Nike Golf Camp 

Wintergreen Resort and Nike Golf Camps have joined forces! Give your junior golfer lessons for a lifetime set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, conducted by the talented PGA Professional staff of the Wintergreen Golf Academy. The last camp this summer is July 30-August 3! More info and video or call 434-325-8255.

Junior Golf and Tennis Camp 

Why choose only golf or only tennis? If you love both, you can have both! Tennis instruction in the morning from our USPTA Professionals, lunch and playtime in the pool at Stoney Creek, followed by golf instruction from our PGA professionals in the afternoon. Camp dates run through August 24! More info or call 434-325-8345.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 24, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

WSMF Weekend Highlights!

The weather is cool and breezy atop the Mountain, the perfect setting for a musical retreat! Here are this weekend's highlights:

Friday

Festive Friday II Chamber Music Meets the Movies, 7:30 pm
Wintergreen Festival Artists perform music of the great movies to bring to mind lush sets and dramatic story lines. Featuring works of Ravel, Mendelssohn, and Britten.

Saturday

Academy String Chamber Music Concert, 2 pm     
Come support the talented students of the Academy as they perform at Rockfish Presbyterian Church in the Valley.   

Saturday & Sunday

Mountaintop Masterworks II From Russia with Mozart, Saturday at 6 pm, Sunday at 3 pm
World-renowned cellistWendy Warner brings the beautiful Dvořák Cello Concerto to life atop the Mountain this weekend. Come on Saturday or Sunday for a fiery, tent-filling performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Russian Maestro >Victor Yampolsky. And let the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra take you away with the sublime Rest by Ticheli.

Sunday

Coffee & Kids III: Conductor' Summit - Brahms, 11 am
Have you always wondered what it's like from the podium? Think there's nothing to being a conductor? Come at 10:00 am and we'll show you how to conduct! Then listen to Wintergreen Festival Artists perform the lively Brahms Serenade No. 1, led by the talented students of the Conductors' Summit. 

This year's "Fountain of Youth" theme explores the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rota, celebrates the young at heart with Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley and reminisces with folk, pop and jazz music from decades past.

Explore all the details at WintergreenPerformingArts.org and discover the Fountain of Youth this summer.

Make Yourself at Home

Whether it's a weekend or a midweek escape, our Buy/Get Special Offers are a perfect complement to music in the mountains - all the comforts of home with amazing musical performances. Or mention you're attending the festival and you'll receive a 20% discount on the Daily Rate. Just call 855-491-1486! 



Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feeling hot, hot, hot?

At Wintergreen, we’re not, not, not!

Here’s how we stay cool:

  1. It’s always cooler at 3800 feet
    Wintergreen stays 12 to 15 degrees cooler than Charlottesville and more than 18 degrees lower than experienced on the same day in Richmond, Washington D.C. and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. Learn more about Wintergreen Weather.
  2. 10,000 acres of shade – we have lots of trees!
    Wintergreen’s cool canopy of deciduous trees helps reduce temperatures and keep you refreshed when the thermometer starts to climb. We’re very shady!
  3. A dip in the pool or the lake
    No Virginia family vacation is complete without some swimming! The Aquatics & Fitness Center has an indoor pool open year round and an outdoor pool open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. Down in the valley, your options include the Stoney Creek Pool or Lake Monocan (open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day). The lake offers a sandy beach and a wide range of activities both in the water and on the shore.
  4. Enjoy sipping a cool beverage on the deck at Devils Grill following a round of golf or a tennis match
    Or stay for lunch or dinner! Devils Grill's elegant contemporary American food features fresh, local, and farm-to-table ingredients. Yum! Check out the menus. Access to Devils Grill is limited to registered Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen Members and guests of Members.
  5. A hike to Paul’s Water Slide or to Shamokin Falls
    Two of the most beautiful hikes on the mountain and in the valley also have air-conditioning by nature - waterfalls! Check out Upper Shamokin Falls and Paul's Water Slide.
  6. Watching the sun set over the Blue Ridge
    There are nearly endless options to enjoy the sunset, both at the resort and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One of our favorite options on the parkway is just a few miles up the road, Ravens Roost Overlook.
  7. Listening to beautiful music at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
    Set among the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll hear classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway, plus there are cooking classes, seminars, and concerts at neighborhood wineries, cideries, and breweries. Going on now through August 6, this year's theme is “The Fountain of Youth.” Learn more about the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.
  8. Thrills and chills at Discover Ridge Adventure Center including new ResortBoards
    Our newest activity at Discovery Ridge will zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. ResortBoards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! Learn more about ResortBoards.
  9. Exploring Nelson County’s fine craft brews, wines and ciders
    Quench your thirst and sample new flavors! Learn more about Area Attractions.
  10. Taking advantage of our cool summer overnight packages and special offers
    Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. Check out all our packages and special offers. From Hot Rates, Buy 2, Get 3, to golf and spa packages, we have something for everybody! See all Packages and Special Offers.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Riding ResortBoards

Earlier this month, we added an awesome new activity at Discovery Ridge: Resortboards! Resortboards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They'll zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! 

Guided Tours

Guided tours will begin with an introductory course in Ridgely's Fun Park, travel up Blackrock Circle, stop to admire and take pictures at the overlook, then travel to the top of the Blue Ridge Express for more beautiful views. Please check This Week at Wintergreen for hours of operation. Please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation. 

  • You should leave 75 minutes for your adventure. It will cover paperwork, safety video, training, and tour. The tour itself is about 30 minutes.
  • Must be at least 16 years old, or 14 years old with parent.
  • Minimum weight: 100 pounds; max weight: 275 pounds
  • $49 per person

Introducing a New Mountain Minute Host!

Bittersweet news: one of our intrepid hosts, Ellen, is going back to school to get a masters in fine arts. We will really miss Ellen, and we wish her every good thing! But, we are also excited to introduce the new co-host for Josh - the amazing Pierce! Pierce and Josh tried out ResortBoards last week - check it out!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beat The Heat - Retreat to the Blue Ridge!

Did you know that Wintergreen stays 12-15 degrees cooler than surrounding areas? Temps at your house may be unbearable, but it stays easy breezy on the mountain all summer long. 

Swimming, hiking, archery, tubing, and tennis are all in full swing and the golf courses are in great shape. And for the young at heart, Mountains of Adventure passes are the ticket to fun for the whole family. But whatever your activity, you won't break much of a sweat!

current weather july 12

Hot Rates For a Cool Escape

The temps may not be hot, but the rates are! Check out our Hot Rates - book early to get the best rate! See more

Mountain Minute Milestone

You may have noticed that we produce a weekly video segment called The Mountain Minute. Well, we just filmed our 100th episode! We hope you've enjoyed watching them as much as we've enjoyed making them. Take a look back at some of our favorite bloopers below!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

WSMF Begins With Perfect Weather!

The 2017 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy is underway! Wintergreen Performing Arts presents a month of musical excellence and artistic creativity. This year's "Fountain of Youth" theme explores the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rota, celebrates the young at heart with Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley and reminisces with folk, pop and jazz music from decades past.

Highlights for Week 1

  • Monday, July 10
    Morning Seminar: Michael on Mozart
  • Tuesday, July 11
    Mix, Mingle & Music – Enjoy cocktails then Brahms’ Piano Quintet
  • Wednesday, July 12
    Wild Wednesday – Young 'Til the Day I Die with Susan Greenbaum
  • Thursday, July 13
    Mix Mingle & Music at Bold Rock with cocktails and music by the Bach Sons
  • Friday, July 14
    Composing Craft: An Evening of Brews & Strings at Devils Backbone (free)
  • Saturday, July 14
    MountainTop Masterworks - Mozarts Requiem performed by the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
  • Sunday, July 16
    Coffee & Kids II: Mozart & Mendelssohn. Kids under 10, free admission.

Explore all the details at WintergreenPerformingArts.org and discover the Fountain of Youth this summer.

Buy Festival tickets now!

Make Yourself at Home

Whether it's a weekend or a midweek escape, our Buy/Get Special Offers are a perfect complement to music in the mountains - all the comforts of home with amazing musical performances. Or mention you're attending the festival and you'll receive a 20% discount on the Daily Rate. Just call 855-491-1486! 


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 10, 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

Family Golf Month(1)

July is peak family vacation month. This year why not combine your family vacation with your favorite sport, golf!

Wintergreen has family fun golf options that are perfect for a summer vacation. Plus in July, we have sweetened the pot.

Try 3

For the family that is new to golf, Try 3 is the hook to get the whole family interested in the sport. You won’t be overwhelmed and frustrated playing 18 holes as a beginner. During July, kids ages 18 and under play for free! Read more 

Family Fun 9

Before making the commitment to investing time and purchasing equipment, the Family Fun 9 will take your family on a 9-hole golf adventure. We have everything you need, from clubs and balls to a quick group lesson. And in July, you can add on a family golf clinic before you play, and it’s free! Read more

Mom, Dad and Me Golf Lesson

You want to have your children learn a sport, so you sign them up, drop them off and then pick them up. But what happens in the lesson and how do you help them follow up on what they learned? Mom, Dad and Me is the solution. Read more

It’s Easy (and Affordable) to Stay on the Mountain!

Wintergreen has some great packages and special offers that provide great value for your family vacation.

Check out our Buy/Get offers where you spend an extra night or two on us. Just be sure to make some tee times.

New this season, we’re offering Hot Rates. As availability decreases, rates increase, so call early for the best rate!

Stay & Play packages are the best way to enjoy the Wintergreen’s golf experience. Check out the basic package, the Ultimate and one with some time at the spa.

Cool Mountain Fun

Whether you’re playing golf, swimming, hiking, hitting some tennis balls or just hanging out, our elevation provides cool summer temps and refreshing breezes. So this July head to Wintergreen where temperatures are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the surrounding area.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, July 07, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Surf The Mountain!

Starting last Friday, we added an awesome new activity at Discovery Ridge: Resortboards!

Resortboards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They'll zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! 

Guided Tours

Guided tours will begin with an introductory course in Ridgely's Fun Park, travel up Blackrock Circle, stop to admire and take pictures at the overlook, then travel to the top of the Blue Ridge Express for more beautiful views. Please check This Week at Wintergreen for hours of operation.

  • You should leave 75 minutes for your adventure. It will cover paperwork, safety video, training, and tour. The tour itself is about 30 minutes.
  • Must be at least 16 years old, or 14 years old with parent.
  • Minimum weight: 100 pounds; max weight: 275 pounds
  • $49 per person

Resortboards Participation Agreement

Please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation. 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

July 4th Weekend Tips!

Let the festivities begin! Here are some tips to make your July 4th Jubilee Weekend at Wintergreen successful.

Fireworks

  • FIREWORKS ARE ON JULY 3, but we have activities all weekend.
  • Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. The best place to see the sky light up is below the Blue Ridge Terrace on the grassy hill. Other great options include top of Acorn or from the Founder’s Vision Overlook.
  • There is no admission fee.

ResortBoards

  • NEW! ResortBoards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth!
  • Guided tours at 9 am and 5 pm, Friday, June 30-Tuesday July 4. Check This Week at Wintergreen for future hours of operation!
  • Learn more about ResortBoards

Scenic Chairlift Rides

  • Ride the Blue Ridge Express from 1-8 pm on July 3.
  • Cost: $5 for ages 6 and older, 5 and under ride for free. Complimentary for Members and extended family with valid ID.

Parking

  • Arrive early. We may have to close the gate due to capacity. Last year it closed around 8 pm.
  • Lots 1, 2, A & B will be for Wintergreen Resort Members. Parking attendants will direct you to available parking. See parking map.
  • Avoid the mass exodus after the fireworks, stick around for a special performance from E3 after the fireworks show. The Edge will also have live music from Practically Einstein after the fireworks, so there is no need to rush home.

Do Bring

  • Sweater for the evening, mountain temps are cooler.
  • Blanket and lawn chairs to make the day more comfortable.
  • Picnicking is permitted, but be sure to check out the food court offering all your summer favorites.

Don't Bring

  • Alcohol. Outside alcohol is not permitted due to ABC licensing. Coolers will be checked and outside alcohol will be confiscated. However, a nice selection of beer, wine, refreshments and food will be for sale on the Blue Ridge Terrace.
  • Sparklers.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 03, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July 4th Jubilee Bands!

One of our favorite summer weekends is almost here - our July 4th Jubilee! Live music, chairlift rides, a block party, arts and crafts showcase, movie under the stars, games for the entire family and of course, FIREWORKS! See all activities.

Fireworks are on Monday, July 3, this year - make sure you don't miss it!

Live Outdoor Music!

In addition to Live Music in The Edge each night, we've got great bands lined up to help you celebrate the U. S. of A. This year's headliner act is E3 - a fun, high-energy band who puts a fresh spin on songs you love. Their extensive song catalog covers it all; classic R&B, rock, reggae, funk, 80s, 90s, and even today's chart toppers.

Sunday, July 2

  • David Tewksbury - 11 am-2:30 pm
  • Bobby Midnight Band - 3-5 pm

Monday, July 3

  • Gypsy Town - Blue Ridge Terrace, 11 am-2:30 pm
  • Full Plate - Blue Ridge Terrace, 3-6 pm
  • Tequila Mocking Bird - Blue Ridge Terrace, 6:30-7:45 pm
  • E3 - Dunlop Pavillion, 8-9:30 pm
  • FIREWORKS SHOW - 9:30 pm
  • E3 - Dunlop Pavillion 9:50-10:30 pm


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mountain Biking at Wintergreen!

For the best-kept secret in mountain biking trails that are challenging, thrilling, and beautiful - look no further. Come ride with us!

Our trails are cross-country full loops with uphill and downhill portions suitable for intermediate or expert riders. The trails are not intended for beginner or inexperienced riders. On our trail map, intermediate riders should follow the yellow course, and expert riders can add/ride the red portions of the course for a greater challenge. Trail maps are available at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center. We don't rent bikes, it's strictly BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike!

Mountain Biking Trail Map

For more information about Mountain Biking at Wintergreen, including safety and responsibility code, please check out the Mountain Biking web page.

Tread & Trail

If you like mountain biking or cross country running, you won't want to miss the Tread & Trail Series

The Wintergreen Tread & Trail Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run Series, features race weekends on Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Columbus Day Weekend. Each weekend offers a mountain bike race and a trail run. Enter as many races as you want - mountain biking, trail running, or both! Each race will offer participants opportunities to score some valuable points. A King and Queen with the most points will be crowned after the final race. 

The Wintergreen Trail & Tread Series is sponsored by Bold Rock Hard CiderBlue Ridge CycleryCrozet Running, and Wintergreen Real Estate.

Register online at Bikereg.com.

A Tip From The Pro

Earlier this summer, professional mountain biker Jeremiah Bishop rode the trails and gave us a bunch of tips to share with you all! This is the first in a series of five tips that he was kind enough (and awesome enough) to share. Jeremiah is a two-time National Champion, gold medalist at the Pan American Games, 11-time Member of the USA Cycling National Team, plus tons of other impressive titles. These tips will help you enjoy the trails at Wintergreen and get you ready for the next races in the Tread & Trail Series!


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mountains of Adventure for Ultimate Summer Fun!

Today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, and the longest day of the year. The word solstice comes from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). The sun, as it reaches its northernmost position from the equator, seems to pause, or stop, and create the longest day of the year. It seems appropriate for the sun to take a moment to linger today. Summer is all about taking time to relax, appreciate, and experience.

So, in honor of the first day of summer, we pay tribute to one of our most summery programs: Mountains of Adventure!

For those that choose adventure this summer, and family activities that will please everybody on your crew, the Wintergreen Mountains of Adventure Pass is your ticket to fun. Each pass is loaded with tons of free and discounted activities and adventures:

  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Summer Tubing
  • Climbing Tower
  • The Zip
  • Lake Monocan - swimming, canoe, kayak, aqua cycle, and stand up paddle boards
  • Unlimited Mini Golf
  • Discounted Archery
  • And more!
  • See all activities and details



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Monday, June 19, 2017

How To Stay & Play!

Not only do we have two courses and two completely different designs, but when you book a Stay & Play package, you’ll get a great experience and a great value. Oh and did we mention that Devils Knob is Virginia’s highest course? Well, it is! So if you’ve been looking for the best experience and true mountain golf, look no further.

Vacations should be easy. To make your golf vacation as easy and enjoyable as possible, here’s a sample itinerary full of insider tips:

Day 1 – Arrival Friday

Stay & Play can last as many days as you want – we recommend Stay 2, Play 2. That way, you can play Stoney Creek on day of arrival or day of departure, and you can spend the entire middle day on the mountain to play Devils Knob.

On Your Way to Wintergreen
Start your vacation with a tasting tour! There’s wine, beer, and cider tastings along the road to Wintergreen – consider checking out Veritas, Bold Rock, Wild Wolf, Devils Backbone, or others along Nelson 151.

Check In: 4 pm
When checking in, be sure to look through This Week at Wintergreen for dining options, hours of operation, and events. Make sure your tee times are set up for the next 2 days!

Relax Before Dinner
Aquatics & Fitness Center - Hang out at the pool, work out in the fitness room, do a few laps, hit the sauna or steam rooms, then relax in the hot tubs.

Dinner
The Edge – from starters and salads, to hearty sandwiches, bowls and burgers, it's a great way to unwind from a hectic work week. You can even sit at the bar and watch a ballgame on one of the TVs, and if you stay past 9 there might be some live music!

Don’t Forget To Look Up!
Before you go to sleep, if it’s a clear night, step onto your deck or patio and do some stargazing.

Day 2 - Saturday

Breakfast
Fill up at The Copper Mine Bistro to fuel your day!

Golf Devils Knob
Get excited – you’re about to play Virginia’s highest course! This Ellis Maples designed 18 hole gem is a true mountaintop course with dramatic elevation changes. You’ll find narrow fairways, speedy greens and unsurpassed vistas. Typically 12-18 degrees cooler than surrounding areas, Devils Knob provides Virginia's coolest playing conditions throughout the summer and panoramic mountain foliage backdrop throughout the fall. If you love mountain golf, this is one for your bucket list.

Lunch
Grab a bite at the snack shop, or go all the way at Devils Grill.

Devils Grill - Overlooking Devils Knob 18th hole, Devils Grill serves elegant contemporary fare in a beautiful club setting. From tasty sandwiches and salads at lunch, to hearty steaks and chops at dinner, Devils Grill uses the freshest and highest quality locally sourced food. Devils Grill is great for lunch or dinner, and the patio also offers an easy-breezy view of the course. And since you’re staying with the resort, you have exclusive access to both the golf course and Devils Grill.

Afternoon Activities

Spa – After a day on the links, treat yourself to some TLC. The Arnica Sports Massage is geared to soothe tired muscles. Be sure to reserve your appointment before you come to guarantee the time and service that fits your schedule.

Hike – If you still have energy to burn, take a hike on over 30 miles of marked hiking trails and discover the beauty of The Blue Ridge Mountains.

Aquatics & Fitness – nobody would blame you for spending a little more time at the pool! Put your feet up on a chaise lounge and kick back.

Dinner

The Copper Mine Bistro - From tapas to pizza or luscious entrees. Our favorites are the Seafood Sauté, Lamb Rack or Short Ribs. Or just make a meal of the tapas – the Risotto Cakes are over the top.

Day 3 – Sunday

Breakfast
On your way to Stoney Creek Golf Course, stop at The Summit at Devils Backbone and grab a breakfast panini. See their menu.

Golf Stoney Creek
Upon completion of Stoney Creek, the "Open Doctor" Rees Jones remarked, "I think what Stoney Creek is to me, is one of the great settings in mountain golf." Offering spectacular vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Monocan, Shamokin and Tuckahoe "nines" wind their way through the Rockfish Valley and combine to make this a contemporary design classic. With surprising elevation changes, contoured greens and the occasional side hill lie, Jones brought the natural elements of the landscape into play: meandering streams, hardwood forests and pristine wetlands. A real joy to play!

Lunch
Stoney Creek Bar & Grill - Our restaurant in the valley sports an amazing veranda with fantastic mountain and golf course views. Choose from satisfying sandwiches like the Turkey BLT, Cheesesteak, or Smoked Ham, Apple and Goat Cheese Wrap. And for guilt free dining, the Chicken Cobb is satisfyingly delicious.

Before You Go
Spend a little time at Lake Monocan – lounge on the sandy beach or take a stand up paddle board for a spin.

On your way home, stop by Blue Ridge Pig in Nellysford. Bring the area’s best barbecue home for dinner!

Day 4 – Monday

Call Wintergreen and book your next Wintergreen getaway!

Stay & Play Starting at $99

Stay & Play starts at $99 (per person, per night) and includes accommodations AND a round of golf! It’s tough to find a better deal. But check out all of our Stay & Play packages - we have three versions!

See all Stay & Play Packages


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

July 4th Jubilee with FIREWORKS and Hot Rates!

Another amazing holiday weekend is almost here: our July 4th Jubilee!

It's a birthday party celebrating the red, white and blue, and this year you can take advantage of Hot Rates

Here's the lineup!  

  • Live Music Festival 
  • Local Brews and juicy BBQ on the Blue Ridge Terrace
  • Chairlift Rides - a family favorite - don't miss it!
  • Block Party for Kids
  • All-American Breakfast Buffet
  • Movie Under The Stars - Star Wars: Rogue One!
  • Arts & Crafts Showcase
  • And of course, the region's finest FIREWORKS on Monday, July 3!

See all July 4th Jubilee activities and details

See The Mountain Light Up

It's hard to explain how special it is to see fireworks on top of a mountain - it's so impressive! Get a preview of the show, as well as everything else we have planned for the July 4th Jubilee in the Mountain Minute below!


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Kids Treehouse Programs Start Tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, The Treehouse will be hiking, swimming, jumping, and playing at tennis, arts & crafts, archery and much more!  Make your reservations now so that your child doesn't miss out on the fun.

Vacation Fun For The Whole Family

At Wintergreen, there is plenty for the whole family to do together, but there are times when interests diverge. While your child is at the Treehouse, you'll have time to play too!

Take a tour of wineries and breweries in the area, book a spa treatment, round of golf, or anything else your heart desires. Be as active as you want to be or as relaxed as you need to be.

Call us today at 866-470-8608 and our reservation specialists will help plan the summer getaway that’s a perfect fit for your family.


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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Wintergreen in June!

Right now, the mountain laurel is in full bloom. As spectacular as that is, it didn't even make our list of the Top 4 Reasons to Visit Wintergreen in June!

Drumroll, please...

1) Mountains of Adventure Starts June 10

Looking for adventure? Mountains of Adventure passes bundle tons of free and discounted activities. From ziplining to kayaking, it's guaranteed fun for the whole family. The Wintergreen Mountains of Adventure Pass is your ticket to fun.

2) Father's Day Festivities

Father's Day Weekend is June 16-18 - make Dad feel like a King! From golf and tennis to touring the Brew Ridge Trail, we've got tons of activities for you to do with Dad. We've even got a Spa Special just for Dads! Don't forget to stop by the Father's Day Breakfast Buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro on Sunday from 7:30-11:30 am. Choose from chocolate chip and peanut butter pancakes, crisp golden waffles, corned beef hash eggs Benedict, made to order omelettes and more!  

3) Learning Vacations

Get an advanced degree in Summer Fun. Major in relaxation, adventure, nature, or just plain fun. From camps for kids and lessons for all, to the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, programs at The Nature Foundation, and nearby historical sites, this is one summer school that you're going to love! See more about Learning Vacations.

4) Hot Rates

Be sure to check out Hot Rates when you book. Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. We have lots of options, from Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!


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Monday, June 05, 2017

Tickets on Sale for Wintergreen Summer Music Festival!

Wintergreen Performing Arts presents the 22nd annual Wintergreen Summer Music Festival & Academy July 6-August 6, 2017. This year's theme: "Fountain of Youth."

Dive into the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rota; celebrate the young at heart with the artistry of Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley; and remember your own childhood with favorite folk, pop, and jazz music from decades past

Of course, you'll be treated to musical excellence, artistic creativity, thrilling orchestra concerts, intimate chamber performances, a welcoming community, happy patrons, exciting cooking classes, and great parties. See festival highlights.

Come join us for a day, a weekend, a week, or even the entire month.

Tickets are on sale now. Get them here!

Make Yourself at Home

Whether it's a weekend or a midweek escape, our Buy/Get Special Offers are a perfect complement to music in the mountains - all the comforts of home with amazing musical performances. Or mention you're attending the festival and you'll receive a 20% discount on the Best Available Rate. Just call 855-491-1486!

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Hello, Summer!

Memorial Day has come and gone and the mountain is alive with the sweet blooms of wild mountain laurel and rhododendron. Come see us soon to experience the wonder of a Wintergreen Summer. This year, we're also offering Hot Rates!

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these great summer events:

Plan Your Escape

Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. Be sure to check out Hot Rates, but we have lots of other options too -- from Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Make Wintergreen Your Home Base

Wintergreen is centrally located in beautiful Nelson County with endless options for exploring this fascinating area. From the Red, White & Brew Trail, to peach and apple orchards, which we fondly call the Fruit Loop Trail, to Civil War sites and presidential homes, a stay at Wintergreen can combine the best of the resort with local flavor.

Red, White & Brew Trail

One of the most popular ways to make Wintergreen your home base is to take a tasting tour. Explore the world of wine, microbrews, hard cider and spirits. Nelson County has 20 sipping options making repeat trips a necessity. See more!

Local Orchards on the Fruit Loop

History runs deep in Nelson County and many of the orchards that dot the landscape have roots going back generations. From May to December you have a unique opportunity to taste and tour the best of Nelson County. From peaches and Asian pears to berries and cherries and the best selection of apples, discover your favorite with the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop. See more!

Presidential Homes

Make Wintergreen the hub for a presidential tour of historic homes, all within a short drive of the resort. Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar ForestJames Madison’s MontpelierJames Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland and Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library and Museum, and enjoy the beauty of Virginia while learning about these great men and their contributions to our nation.

Civil War Trail

Much of the Civil War was fought in Virginia and the state of Virginia has compiled five regional programs that tell the interesting stories of the war. So Explore Virginia’s back roads and learn some history while driving and walking through history. You can discover two campaigns that took place close to Wintergreen, The Shenandoah Valley Avenue of Invasion and Lee’s Retreat, The Final Campaigns. Just check out Virginia’s Civil War Trails program for full color maps and details of the campaigns.

Hiking

Whether you’re looking for a dramatic waterfall, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, or trails made from railroad beds, Nelson County has lots of options to get out and explore this beautiful part of the world. See more!

Scenic Drives

For those who love a road trip, use Wintergreen as your starting point for some truly spectacular drives.

Parkway North. At the gatehouse turn right and go up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right and go north for 13.5 miles. While on the parkway, feel free to stop at the various overlooks and the views of the Shenandoah Valley on the west. Humpback Rock at milepost 5.8 is a great hike that’s worth the uphill climb for the 360 degree panoramic view from the summit. At the end of the Parkway, turn East on Rt. 250. On your right is the stunningly beautiful Rockfish Valley. Go five miles to Rt. 151 and turn right, going south. Along this drive you’ll find wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries all waiting to welcome you to taste their products. Turn right on Rt. 664 to wind your way back to Wintergreen.

Parkway South. At the gatehouse turn right and go up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn left going south on the Parkway. You’ll go to milepost 27 and turn left on Rt. 56. As you wind your way down, look for Crabtree Falls. You can take the two mile hike to the top of the falls, which is particularly dramatic after a rain storm. As you continue down Rt. 56 stop off at some of the local orchards and sample the fruit in season. Turn left on Rt. 151 and wind through Brent’s Mountain pass. Be sure to stop by Devils Backbone before you turn left on Rt. 664 and head back up the mountain.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Weekend Update!

Memorial Weekend 2017 is shaping up perfectly! Time to take a break from work and the hustle and bustle of daily life and welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains. See all Memorial Weekend activities.

Hot Rates Still Available!

Lodging is filling up quickly, but if you act fast you won't have to miss out on this fantastic holiday weekend.

Right now, Hot Rates start at $139, but they'll go up as we fill up. Hot Rates are special lodging prices for guest rooms and condominiums. These rates will start low when there is lots of availability. The rate will increase as availability decreases.   

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival

On Saturday, Blues & Brews is the theme with music being the highlight. We’ll top it off with a micro-brew festival, blues music, an arts & craft fair, block party, and a day at the Lake - Lake Monocan opens for the season! We’ll also have the first races of the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series, The Cliffhanger Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run! Here's the live music lineup:

Saturday, May 27 

  • 11 am-12:45 pm: Cashless Society
  • 1-2:45 pm: Eli Cook
  • 3-5 pm: Bluezonia 

Sunday, May 28 

  • 11 am-12:45 pm Chickenhead Blues
  • 1-3 pm John Spear Band

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Adventures in Makeup

My normal makeup mission has only two real objectives: camouflage under eye circles and cover blemishes. If I accomplish these objectives I put the day in the “win” column.

But now I am engaged to be married. The wedding is in August at Wintergreen and I really have no idea how to do my makeup, or even how to direct someone to do my makeup for me.

Luckily, The Spa at Wintergreen Came to My Rescue

Yesterday was their Jane Iredale Makeup Launch party, and I got a 30 minute consultation and makeup lesson with the lovely, talented, and patient Valerie.

This is what Valerie had to deal with:

  • My skin: Very pale, very sensitive. My eyes are also allergic to EVERYTHING.
  • My normal makeup: Most of my makeup is free samples from Clinique. I could tell that Valerie died a little inside when I told her this.

Why Jane Iredale?

There are a million products, right? They all promise miracles. Many leave us disappointed. Why does The Spa at Wintergreen use Jane Iredale Makeup?

  • Certified organic botanicals and top-quality natural ingredients
  • High-performance delivery systems and anti-aging benefits
  • The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Jane Iredale - all of the SPF products are effective broad spectrum sunscreens
  • On-trend, highly-pigmented shades for every skin tone
  • Free of parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and GMO ingredients
  • Tests conducted for heavy metals, phototoxicity, comedogencity and sensitivity
  • Certified cruelty-free by CCIC (Leaping Bunny)
  • Jane Iredale supports humanitarian, cultural and green initiatives
  • Manufactured in the USA

The Result

I learned a lot. Valerie took the time to try different shades on me, ask about my wedding, my flowers, and what I wanted to look like. She explained what she was using, how to use it, and had an assistant write everything down for me. This was SO helpful. Now I can come back and buy more products when I am ready, and I will already know which ones will look the best on me. I won’t waste money on something I don’t like. Plus, now we have a game plan for the makeup on my wedding day!

Now that I’ve tried a high quality makeup line, I realize how harsh some of the grocery store makeups can be. My skin is just too sensitive for me to ever enjoy using those products. Jane Iredale makeup was much better for sensitive skin and eyes. It also made me feel like I was doing something good for my skin. Instead of covering up things that I don’t like, I was giving my skin the things it needs to look its best. It was like health food for your face.

So whether you have a special event planned (a wedding?!) or you just want to do something kind for your skin, booking a makeup lesson and/or a facial with Valerie is so helpful, relaxing, and fun!

Learn more about treatments at The Spa Salon, and Weddings Services at The Spa.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Tread & Trail From a Pro's Perspective

The Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series is almost here - first races are Memorial Day Weekend

If you've never done the Tread & Trail before, here's the deal. Three race weekends, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Columbus Day Weekend. Each race weekend will feature a mountain bike race and a trail run. Enter as many races as you want - mountain biking, trail running, or both! Each race will offer participants opportunities to score some valuable points. A King and Queen with the most points will be crowned after the final race.

Tread and Trail Series #1: Cliffhanger Challenge

The first races are May 27-28 over Memorial Day Weekend. Both races will follow a cross country format leading you through long bursting climbs and exhilarating downhills.

What A Pro Thinks

Hear what professional mountain biker Jeremiah Bishop loves about the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series in the video below. Jeremiah is a professional mountain biker, Pan American Games Gold Medalist, eleven-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, and two-time National Champion. We are sure there are MANY more honors, but those are just the highlights! Jeremiah came to pre-ride our trails this week and was kind enough to film some videos with us. Throughout the summer, Jeremiah will share a series of mountain biking tips about how to conquer the trails on our mountain, so keep an eye out for future videos!


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Memorial Weekend Bands Announced!

Welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains! We are excited to announce the live music lineup for the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival over Memorial Day Weekend:

Saturday, May 27

  • 11 am-12:45 pm: Cashless Society
  • 1-2:45 pm: Eli Cook
  • 3-5 pm: Bluezonia

Sunday, May 28

  • 11 am-12:45 pm Chickenhead Blues
  • 1-3 pm John Spear Band 

All About Blues, Brews & BBQ

It's a weekend full of activities for the whole family. Here's the lineup:

  • Blues Festival - outdoor Battle of the Bands on Saturday & Sunday
  • Micro-brew Festival - enjoy the best of our local brews and vote for your favorite as you listen to live blues
  • BBQ - no summer party is complete without delicious southern BBQ
  • Arts & Craft Showcase with some of the area's finest crafters
  • Tread & Trail Series - The Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race & Trail Run - Register Online
  • Block Party for Kids
  • Day at the Beach
  • See all activities

Plus, all the outdoor pools open for the season, including Lake Monocan. Throw in some golf, tennis, hiking, a trip to the spa and cool mountain breezes and you're sure to have a perfect holiday weekend.


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Only a Few Spots Left - Jane Iredale Makeup Launch Party!

We only have a few spots left for the Jane Iredale Launch Party this Sunday. If you are interested, please call soon, 434-325-8562!

We are very excited to begin offering Jane Iredale Makeup at The Spa at Wintergreen. Certified organic botanicals, innovative formulas, advanced technology, and anti-aging benefits are only the beginning. Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, certified cruelty-free and manufactured in the USA, this makeup will make you look and feel great. Learn more about Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale The Skin Care Makeup® Launch Party 
Get Gorgeous in 30
May 21, 12-5 pm

To celebrate our new makeup line, we're throwing a 30-30-30 party. This means:

  • $30 consultation with a Jane Iredale makeup artist
  • 30 minute makeup lesson
  • $30 credit toward purchase of Jane Iredale product at time of service

Come try out this fabulous new makeup line! Everyone is welcome, Members, guests, Call 434-325-8562 to book your 30 minute appointment or request an appointment with our online form.

jane iredale launch party flier

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Opens For Dinner Tonight!

Stoney Creek is everyone's favorite spot in the valley to enjoy good food, drink, friends, and views of the mountains. And starting tonight, SCB&G we will begin serving dinner on Friday and Saturday nights this season. Come out for opening dinner! For reservations, call 434-325-8110. 

New Dinner Menu

Get a taste Chef Bill's latest and greatest. From light and refreshing like the Crab Salad or Thai Lettuce Wraps, to heartier fare like the Filet Béarnaise or Snapper Vera Cruz, this menu has plenty for everyone to enjoy. Check out the new Dinner Menu!

New Featured Beers

Summer Seasonals have arrived and they're only around for a limited time. Try a bottle of Sam Adams Summer Ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat or Blue Mountain Rockfish Wheat. Or next time you're in the Snack Shop, try a can of Devils Backbone Trail Angel Weiss. They'll all be perfect companions for summer in the valley.

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 14

If you haven't made a reservation yet, give us a call before we fill up! Treat Mom to our delicious brunch buffet full of fluffy Western egg casserole, applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, cheesy grits, chicken cordon bleu, stuffed shells, and more! See the full menu. For reservations, call 434-325-8110. Plus, see all other Mother's Day activities at the Resort.

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Monday, May 08, 2017

Mother's Day Dining!

Did you know that more phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year? While calling Mom is always a good idea, we think there are even better ways to show Mom how much you love her.

Dining

Treating Mom to a delicious meal also means no cooking or dirty dishes for anyone! 

Spa

Pamper Mom at the annual Mother's Day Tea Party at The Spa!
Specialty teas and treats will be served on May 13-14 and you'll enjoy 10% off of any Signature Service booked for Mom. This is always a popular event, so book early! Please call 434-325-8562 to schedule your appointment, or use our Spa Reservation Request Form.

Mother's Day Plant Sale

Stock up on native plants from The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, May 13, 10 am-3 pm at The Greenhouse. Location: one half mile west of The Ski Barn on Beech Grove Road (Route 664). Why choose native plants? 

The Gift of Wintergreen

Gift Certificates are always a great gift for Mom. Redeem at any of our shops, for spa treatments, dining, accommodations or tennis and golf lessons! Order a Gift Certificate

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend With Hot Rates!

Kick off your summer with our annual Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival! Here's the lineup:

  • Blues Festival - outdoor Battle of the Bands on Saturday & Sunday
  • Micro-brew Festival - enjoy the best of our local brews and vote for your favorite as you listen to live blues
  • BBQ - no summer party is complete without delicious southern BBQ
  • Arts & Craft Showcase with some of the area's finest crafters
  • Tread & Trail Series - The Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race & Trail Run - Register Online
  • Block Party for Kids
  • Day at the Beach
  • See all activities

Plus, all the outdoor pools open for the season, including Lake Monocan. Throw in some golf, tennis, hiking, a trip to the spa and cool mountain breezes and you're sure to have a perfect holiday weekend.

Hot Rates Starting at $129

Hot Rates are special lodging prices for guest rooms and condominiums. These rates will start low when there is lots of availability. The rate will increase as availability decreases. Book early to get the best rate! 

Booking your reservation through Wintergreen Resort ensures access to all resort facilities, including exclusive amenities. See more in the Wintergreen Advantage.   

*Restrictions apply, rates vary depending on dates of stay; not valid in any homes; not available for all unit types; not available on all dates. See all details, terms and conditions in Wintergreen Resort's Rental Policies.


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Monday, May 01, 2017

Take Aim: Archery Returns on Saturday!

One of our most popular new activities in the last few years is Archery. It’s not just the popularity of The Hunger Game and Katniss Everdeen – target practice is fun for everyone, and has a lot of health benefits too!

Health Benefits

  • Focus – practice concentration
  • Strength – tone arms, core, hands, chest and shoulders
  • Coordination – lots of small movements have to happen in coordination to make a good shot
  • Burn Calories – 140/half hour
  • Confidence – as you improve, your confidence will increase
  • Relaxation – focus, coordination and the satisfaction of hitting your target results in stress-relief for many

Make Plans to Play

Archery will be available on Saturdays starting May 6, and more frequently after Memorial Day. Learn more about Archery at Wintergreen. When you’re ready to take aim, please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation.

Other Spring Things

During the spring, you can have a ton of fun at Discovery Ridge on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Fly high and try a flip on the Bungee Trampoline
  • Test your muscles on the Climbing Tower
  • Grab a game of Mini Golf
  • Be one of the first to try our new Shuffleboard game!
  • Play video games, foosball, pool, air hockey, or jump around on the bounce bot inside the Adventure Center
  • See all about Discovery Ridge activities


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Mother's Day Menus and More!

Spring wildflower blooms have reached the top of the mountain! Trillium is popping up everywhere, fringe trees are just starting to bloom and ferns are unfurling. Soon to come are mountain laurel and rhododendron. Make sure you visit soon to see the blooms! How about visiting for Mother's Day?

Mother's Day Weekend - May 12-14

Celebrate Mom! Treat her to a weekend of pampering at Wintergreen. See all Mother's Day Weekend Activities.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

At Wintergreen, it seems like we have more than our share of fair weather, but sometimes it has to rain. After all, without rain we wouldn’t have some of the things we love most, like rushing waterfalls, rainbows, and The Wildflower Symposium (May 19-21)! So here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Wintergreen on a rainy day:

  1. Retreat to The Spa
    The Spa at Wintergreen specializes in relaxation and rejuvenation for both mind and body, and on a rainy day it’s a particularly nice place to stay warm, coxy, and enjoy some treatments! Plus, it’s Spa Month, so try any 25-Minute Refresher Special for $49 (choose from massage, facial, or back facial). Please call 434-325-8562 to schedule your appointment, or use our Spa Reservation Request Form.
  2. Get Sporty at Indoor Tennis
    Our world-ranked tennis program and indoor courts let you work up a sweat in any weather! Join a clinic, schedule a lesson or just reserve a court and start playing. For more information or court reservations, call 434-325-8235. See all about Tennis.
  3. Delve into Dining
    One of the joys of vacation is food and all its associate pleasures -- discovering new taste sensations, relaxing in beautiful locations and being served, and, perhaps most importantly, never having to do the dishes! Check out the new menu at The Edge – it just started last week and includes all kind of taste sensations. There’s even a Bananas Foster Egg Roll for dessert! See about all dining options.
  4. Explore Nelson County
    From wineries, cideries and breweries, to antiques, historic sites and more, you’ll find tons to explore in the surrounding area. Local orchards are also starting to offer strawberry picking! Try Seamans’ Orchard at 434-277-8130. See more in Area Attractions.

Then after the rain – go for a hike!

After rain is the best time to go on a waterfall hike. Runoff feeds the waterfall and turns what can sometimes be a trickle into a much more beautiful and impressive display. Some of our favorites are Upper Shamokin Falls and Paul’s Creek Trail which has a waterslide! Hiking Guides are available for $3 at the Front Desk or at the The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. This guide gives detailed descriptions of each trail, with distance, difficulty and key features to note while hiking.

 And keep your eyes out for rainbows and wildflowers! Right now, one of our most-loved wildflowers is in bloom on the mountain – Trillium! These pink three-petalled flowers are a true delight. The field next to The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen’s Trillium House produces a carpet of flowers every spring. Just be careful not to step on or pick the trillium, as this can kill the plant. But they normally bloom for several weeks, so make sure to visit soon!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Devils Knob is OPEN!

Calling all golfers - Devils Knob,* Virginia's highest course, is open for the season! The fairways are a striking emerald green, and the trees are poised to leaf out. Before the leaves fill in, you'll see even more fabulous views than normal, so it's a great time to come up and play.

Check out our Stay & Play Packages for an unbeatable deal - golf AND mountaintop accommodations starting at just $79!

When Ellis Maples designed Devils Knob, his challenge was to enhance its stunning Blue Ridge Mountain setting. Sitting at an elevation of over 3,800 feet, players at this member and resort guest exclusive course leave Devils Knob remembering narrow fairways, speedy greens and unsurpassed vistas. If you are searching for a true mountain golf challenge, Devils Knob golf course is a "must play."

  • At 3,850 feet, the highest course in the State of Virginia
  • Access is only available to members, guests and registered resort guests
  • 50-mile views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish valleys
  • Surprisingly level mountaintop terrain
  • Pleasant 70-85 degree temperatures throughout the spring and summer
  • Spacious 16,585 square foot clubhouse, featuring pro shop with top-of-the-line merchandise, locker room, fine dining and snack shop.

For tee times, course conditions, events and more information, call 434-325-8250.

*Devils Knob is exclusive to Wintergreen Resorts guests, members and guests of members, or if you have a group of 8 or more. 


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Menu at The Edge

The new menu at The Edge starts TODAY!

Talented Chef Peter Sullivan is offering A LOT of new options! 

Eight new Appetizers including a Tomato Soup (vegan) and a Chef’s Feature Soup (Today’s is Creamy Chicken Succotash).

A house made Falafel Burger has been added to the burger menu. Chef is now offering four different Quesadillas, eight new Sandwiches and six all new Entrees.

Chef is now offering Lunch portions of all Entrees and Pasta Bowls.

Chef has also created a Bananas Foster Egg Roll for dessert. We dare you not to go there!

Lastly, The Edge is offering Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11 am-2 pm. That’s right, breakfast items in addition to our regular menu weekends only between 11 am and 2 pm this spring, summer and fall.

See The New Menu Here!

Come and get it!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Chef at Devils Grill!

Wintergreen Resort welcomes Luke Piatt as the new Executive Chef at Devils Grill. Luke hit the ground running and has already unveiled new  dinner and  lounge menus to rave reviews from members and guests. As a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Academy in Dover, New Hampshire, he brings a wealth of experience from country clubs in New Hampshire, The Plum Island Grill in Massachusetts and his own ‘from scratch’ restaurant, The Bistro at Acorn Hill in Lynchburg.
 
Luke will continue his ‘from scratch’ theme with farm to table sourced products to inspire creative and flavorful meals from lunch to dinner and everything in between. If guests’ comments on the new menus are any indication, we can expect delicious and memorable dining opportunities at Devils Grill this season. And a great price point will keep you coming back!
 
Welcome, Luke!

Access to Devils Grill is limited to registered Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen Members and guests of Members. Please bring your resort or member identification. Dinner reservations strongly recommended, please call 434-325-8100.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Hikes at Wintergreen!

Spring at Wintergreen is among the richest times of year to venture into the woods. Before the trees leaf out, wildflowers take advantage of the extra light and produce a colorful array of flowers that carpet the forest floor. Here are a few of the best trails to find a great diversity of wildflowers at Wintergreen.

Old Appalachian Trail (Cedar Dr to Laurel Springs): This remnant of the 2190 mile trail that used to run through Wintergreen is a wildflower powerhouse. Trillium, lady slippers, fly poison, azaleas, rhododendron, wood betony and many more wildflowers bloom prolifically along this trail. This west –northwest aspect creates a moist, rich environment that is ideal for flower diversity. It also offers spectacular views into the Shenandoah Valley. The trail is rated moderate-difficult.

Highlands Leisure Trail- This heavily used trail is often thought of as a way from the Mountain Inn to the top of the mountain. Once flowers begin to emerge, this trail is transformed to a botanists dream. This moderate .5 mile trail offers some of the best flowers Wintergreen has to offer. From wild geranium to Canada lily this hike constantly surprises hikers with its constant barrage of flowers. Combine this hike with a stop at the Trillium Field, across Wintergreen Drive from the top of the trail, and the hiker increases the viewing pleasure by adding thousands of white and pink trillium to hiking experience.

Cedar Cliffs Main – Hemlock Springs Trail: One of the best loop hikes at Wintergreen is Cedar Cliffs Main around to Hemlock Springs trail. This moderate 2 – 2.5 mile loop starts with the dry, rocky ridge on Cedar Cliff main. This trail is loaded with mountain laurel and rhododendron which offer a great late spring flower show. At the end of the trail is a wonderful overlook into the Shamokin Gorge. On the rocky outcrop is a bunch of lovely bleeding hearts. Turn onto Cedar Cliffs South to join up with Hemlock Springs. This wet, streamlined trail is a great change of pace to Cedar Cliffs Main. It is loaded with ferns, may apple and some pink and yellow lady slippers. This section of hiking is accessed using Grassy Ridge gravel road found at the bottom of Grassy Ridge Drive.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bed & Breakfast is Back!

When you need a quick escape to the mountains, there’s nothing better than a bed and breakfast package. Spend the night in our cozy accommodations, fuel your day with a nourishing breakfast then head out and explore all the resort has to offer – golf, tennis, spa, hiking, swimming, high energy thrills and more. 

Want to spread your wings further afield? Nelson County offers a wide range of attractions with peach and apple orchards, wineries, cideries, award-winning breweries, antiques and more! Also, historic sites such as Monticello and Ash-Lawn Highland are only an hour away; see more in Area Attractions

Included in this offer with rates starting at $69 per person, per night:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast per night of stay at The Copper Mine Bistro. Includes choice of entrée or breakfast buffet (when available), non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Unlimited access to the Aquatics & Fitness Center

Book online or call us today and our reservation specialists will help you plan a spring getaway that’s a perfect fit for you. 

*Restrictions apply, rates vary depending on dates of stay; not valid in exclusive homes; not available for all unit types; not available on all dates. A donation of $1 per night will be added to support The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Additional charges per bedroom may be added for view and/or location. See details, terms and conditions in Wintergreen Resort's Rental Policies



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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Peeps Dioramas Due Friday!

Easter is this weekend! We don't want you to miss any of the fun, so make sure you make your reservations for Easter Brunch, the Easter Eggstravaganza workshop, and finish your Peeps Dioramas!

Have You Started Your Peeps Diorama? 

One of our newest Easter traditions has turned into a big favorite! Get your creative juices flowing and prepare for the Third Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Use Peeps -- those colorful marshmallow chicks and bunnies -- to create a scene of your choosing and bring your finished diorama to Discovery Ridge on Friday, April 14, then vote for your favorite on April 15. Prizes will be awarded on Easter Sunday, April 16. 

  • First Place - $100 Wintergreen Resort Gift Certificate
  • Second Place - $50 Wintergreen Resort Gift Certificate
  • Third Place - $25 Wintergreen Resort Gift Certificate

See contest rules.

Need some inspiration? Check out the video about how we made our own peeps diorama this year!


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Friday, April 07, 2017

Get Egg-cited - Easter is Next Weekend!

Easter is almost here and we have so much planned! It's a weekend filled with traditional Easter fun - plus a few not-so-traditional activities.

  • Easter Eggstravaganza - decorate eggs and cookies plus five crafts. $29 per person, reservations required, call 434-325-8180.
  • Easter Bonnet Parade
  • Egg Hunt - nearly 3,000 eggs and toys to find!
  • Peeps Roast - like s'mores, only better!
  • Peeps Diorama Contest
  • Family Movie Night: Moana 
  • See all Easter Activities

Egg-cellent Easter Dining

With all those activities, you're sure to work up an appetite. You'll have a hard time choosing between the delectable fare at both The Copper Mine Bistro and Stoney Creek Bar & Grill!

Peeps Diorama Contest

One of our newest Easter traditions has turned into a big favorite! Get your creative juices flowing and prepare for the Third Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Use Peeps -- those colorful marshmallow chicks and bunnies -- to create a scene of your choosing and bring your finished diorama to Discovery Ridge on Friday, April 14, then vote for your favorite on April 15. Prizes will be awarded on Easter Sunday, April 16. See contest rules.


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Monday, April 03, 2017

April is Spa Month!!

It's Spa Month -- time to soothe away any remaining chills from winter! For the entire month of April, our 25-Minute Refresher Specials are just $49. Put the glow back in your skin with a 25-Minute Refresher Facial or Back Facial, or choose a Refresher Massage and feel the relief down to your bones. Or really, at this price, try all three!

Make your reservation now - Spa Month fills up fast!

Call 434-325-8562 to book your appointment or request an appointment with our online form. 

Save The Dates

Wellness is a journey, not a destination, and here are a few more stops along the way that will help you move toward your goals:

  • Jane Iredale The Skin Care Makeup® Launch Party, May 21, 12-5 pm
    Come try out our new makeup line! Certified organical botanicals, innovative formulas, advanced technology, and anti-aging benefits are only the beginning. Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, certified cruelty-free and manufactured in the USA, this makeup will make you look and feel great. Please check the website mid-April for more information about this event.  Learn more about Jane Iredale
  • Wellness Weekend, November 3-5
    In partnership with 'A Place to Breathe Meditation and Yoga Studio,' The Spa at Wintergreen Resort presents a weekend to experience wellness strategies and integrate the many benefits of yoga, meditation and spa services enhanced by the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Gearing Up For a Great Golf Season!

One of the great things that Spring brings is the start of another golf season! Golf maintenance has worked all winter to make the courses better than ever, so now's the time to get back out on the course with our Icebreaker BOGO and tune up your golf game with an academy. Plus, Callaway will be at Stoney Creek tomorrow - come demo some new clubs!

Callaway Demo Day

You won't be an April Fool if you come out for this Demo Day! Check out the latest GBB Epic Driver with increased distance from Jailbreak Technology and Callaway Steelhead XR irons. 

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • 9 am–3pm
  • Stoney Creek Golf Course

Icebreaker Bogo

Purchase an 18 hole round of golf at Stoney Creek and receive a voucher for a FREE second round of equal or lesser value. Valid March 13-April 30, 2017. Limit one per customer. BOGO for equal or lesser value of paid round. Not transferable and a photo ID required. Not valid on same day. Offers cannot be combined. Free round must be used by April 30, 2017. Click here to get your Icebreaker BOGO coupon!

Golf Academy

Whether you are brand new to the game or a seasoned player, instruction at the Wintergreen Golf Academy will provide you with the fundamentals necessary to play better and enjoy the game more.  Choose from:

  • One, Two or Three Day Schools
  • Be a Better Putter School
  • Learn to Golf Clinic
  • Private Lessons
  • Alumni School 
  • Junior & Family Programs

Please contact our Academy Coordinator to book your school at (434) 325-8255 or email gredgrave@wintergreenresort.com.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Make Easter Egg-stra Special!

Easter will be here before you know it - this year it's April 14-16! It's a weekend filled with traditional Easter fun - plus a few not-so-traditional activities. From the Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt, to decorating cookies and eggs, to roasting Peeps and creating a Peeps diorama, it's the perfect weekend for you and your family to enjoy discovering the first signs of spring.

Here are some of the highlights of the weekend:

Egg-cellent Easter Dining

Celebrate the best of spring with bountiful buffets at either The Copper Mine Bistro or Stoney Creek Bar & Grill!

Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 15, 1-4 pm

Easter crafts and fun for the whole family! There will be egg decorating, Easter cookie decorating and five crafts: jelly bean butterfly, Easter bonnet or top hat, bunny banner, Easter bucket, and block bunny or block chick (see pictures of crafts below). Come out with your families and enjoy this afternoon of egg-citing fun! Cost: $29 per person includes egg decorating, cookie decorating and all five crafts. Reservations required, call 434-325-8180.

Peeps Diorama Contest

Get your creative juices flowing and prepare for the Third Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Use Peeps -- those colorful marshmallow chicks and bunnies -- to create a scene of your choosing and bring your finished diorama to Discovery Ridge on Friday, April 14, then vote for your favorite on April 15. Prizes will be awarded on Easter Sunday, April 16. See contest rules.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thanks For a Great Winter!

The 2016-17 Ski & Ride Season is now over. Thank you to everyone who visited us this winter to enjoy snowsports! Please come see us this spring, summer and fall and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains all year round!

From 45 holes of golf and Virginia’s highest course, to top-rated tennis, full-service spa, 30 miles of marked hiking trails, swimming, and family and adventure activities at Discovery Ridge, there are lots of reasons to visit us in every season. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit!

Bed & Breakfast, starting at $69 per person, per night

Spend the night in our cozy accommodations, fuel your day with a nourishing breakfast, then head out and explore all the resort has to offer. Further afield, visit orchards and farms, wineries, cideries, award-winning breweries, antiques and historic sites! More info

Buy/Get Special Offers

Extend your stay on us! When you spend two nights or more at Wintergreen, we'll give you a night or two for free! More info

Stay & Play Golf, starting at $79 per person, per night

Whether you are looking for a basic golf package, one with UNLIMITED golf, or perhaps a package that includes some TLC at the Spa – experience golf at Wintergreen Resort with a package that suits everyone. More info

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Day of Spring!

First things first, we want to send a big thank you to everyone who has visited us this winter and enjoyed skiing and riding with us! The slopes are closed Monday-Friday this week, with the possibility of reopening on Saturday, March 25. It all depends on the weather – stay tuned!

Second, we actually have another first… today is the first day of spring!

While we love winter at Wintergreen, the truth is that the fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts.

Have a Fling with Spring

Spring comes to the mountain with a parade of wildflowers that have been lovingly preserved by Wintergreen Resort and The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events celebrating spring:

  • Journey to High Places Hike, March 30, 10 am
    Join The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen on this six mile moderate to difficult hike through the Three Ridges Wilderness to the Harpers Creek Shelter where we shall lunch among the newly sprouting spring wildflowers.
  • Easter, April 14-16
    An Easter Eggstravaganza full of egg decorating, cookie decorating, crafts, peep roast, peep diorama contest, Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt. Plus, you won’t want to miss the Easter Brunch Buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro or Stoney Creek Bar & Grill. See all Easter details.
  • Frogs and Whip-Poor-Will Walk, April 22
    Join Doug Coleman for a night field trip to the future site of Nelson County’s newest attraction, Sturt Park. After dinner at the Lovingston Café, we will proceed to the park to follow the night chorus as we take a leisurely walk along the park’s remote gravel road.
  • In Search of the Islands of Virginia's Wildflowers, April 28
    Join wildflower enthusiast, Jay Shaner for another Wild(flower) Ride in pursuit of Virginia's glorious wild flora.
  • Spring Wildflower Symposium, May 19-20
    Experience The Blue Ridge in all its springtime glory! Hikes, lectures and hands-on demonstrations presented by The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.

Already Feeling Spring Fever?

Needless to say, during springtime the mountain becomes a hiker’s paradise. With over 30 miles of marked hiking trails ranging from the rugged and steep to the short and sweet, Wintergreen Resort is a hiker’s paradise. Trails explore waterfalls, unbroken wilderness, and incredible views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish Valley.

Golf and Tennis kick into high gear, and the Spa soothes away any remaining chill from winter. Spring also brings some of our best travel packages of the season.

  • Bed & Breakfast - Starting at $69 per person, per night
    When you need a quick escape to the mountains, there’s nothing better than a bed and breakfast package. Spend the night in our cozy accommodations, fuel your day with a nourishing breakfast then head out and explore all the resort has to offer, plus enjoy Nelson County’s wide range of activities.
  • Stay & Play Golf Packages – Starting at $79 per person, per night
    Whether you are looking for a basic golf package, one with UNLIMITED golf, or perhaps a package that includes some TLC – experience golf at Wintergreen Resort with a package that suits everyone.
  • Buy 2 Nights, Get 3
    Extend your stay on us! When you spend two nights at Best Available Rate at Wintergreen Resort, we’ll give you the third night for free. That’s four days of fun-filled, mountain memories. 

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