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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.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, April 28, 2017

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!

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

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. 


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

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!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, April 14, 2017

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



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

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!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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.


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

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.

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