Wintergreen Resort! Perched high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, surrounded by rich Colonial history and spectacular natural beauty and parkland, this mountaintop resort prides itself on outdoor family fun in all four seasons.
An hour from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah National Park, and just a mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen Resort resides at 3,850 feet elevation.
So while Wintergreen Resort is one of the most beautiful and undiscovered places in Virginia, this lofty elevation is responsible for keeping the temperatures cool also.
It is not uncommon to experience a temperature difference of 12 to 18 degrees lower than surrounding areas. In the summer, that’s a sure way to beat the heat. And in the winter, it means that even without natural snowfall, Wintergreen can make enough snow to rank the destination as the finest winter sports destination in the Mid-Atlantic region.
While winter may have put Wintergreen on the map, the fun doesn’t stop when the flakes stop falling. There's always something to do at Wintergreen Resort, every season.
Spring comes to the mountain with a parade of wildflowers that have been lovingly preserved by Wintergreen Resort and The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Conservation, education, and appreciation of this stunning location is central to Wintergreen’s spirit, and one of the things that set it apart.
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.
But this destination is not all about roughing it. It’s a full-service resort with all the comforting amenities sure to make your stay a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Fuel your days from four award-winning restaurants with fare ranging from casual and comforting to creative and upscale. All in a setting that can’t be beat.
Soothe away stress at The Spa with a full array of treatments that focus on rejuvenation and relaxation using organic products and inspiration from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Massages and body treatments, facials, nail care, makeup and hair care, this spa has something for everyone. Couples, mother-to-be, teen and tween, or “for the guys” – no matter what category you fall into, The Spa has treatments to cater to your needs.
To get your daily dose of iron, Wintergreen boasts 45 holes and two courses, one of which is Virginia’s highest course. Devils Knob, at the top of the mountain, showcases narrow fairways, speedy greens and unsurpassed vistas. Since it’s at the top of the mountain and typically 12-18 degrees cooler, Devils Knob provides Virginia's coolest playing conditions. Not to be outdone, Stoney Creek offers three nines, each with a unique character. Play through meandering streams, hardwood forests, and pristine wetlands, all with the magnificent mountains of the Blue Ridge as backdrop.
Or, if golf isn’t your game, stop by Wintergreen Tennis, open year-round and home to one of the top 10 tennis academies in the world. The motto here is “play hard, win easy” and the mission is to have fun. From beginner to advanced, The Wintergreen Tennis Academy has programs specially tailored to improve your game, and pro teaching staff that care about your unique game.
For the kids, or the kid in all of us, stop by Discovery Ridge Adventure Center for bungee trampoline, climbing tower, zip lining, archery, or maybe even a ride on the mechanical bull! Discovery Ridge is where your family vacation starts
And be sure to check out Lake Monocan during the summer! A 20-acre lake in the valley, Lake Monocan is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, and offers a sandy beach, lounge chairs, canoes, kayaks, standard road bike rentals, sand volleyball court, picnic area and outdoor charcoal grills. And the latest craze in water fun, stand up paddle boards.
For music lovers, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival will be in top fromm July 8-August 5. Each summer Wintergreen Performing Arts brings a month of musical excellence, artistic creativity, thrilling orchestra concerts, intimate chamber performances, exciting cooking classes, and great parties. Don’t miss a downbeat!
If you find the surrounding area intriguing, you may want to spread your wings and explore Nelson County. The landscape is dotted with peach and apple orchards, wineries, cideries, award-winning breweries, antiques and more. Plus presidential homes and Civil War sites are just a short scenic drive away.
Whatever your endeavor, Wintergreen Resort provides the perfect playground. Be as active as you want to be or as relaxed as you need to be in this pristine mountaintop escape nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.