Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve Events at Wintergreen Resort

Kick off 2015 the right way! New Year’s Eve is a magical time at Wintergreen Resort. At this time of the year, the resort is a winter wonderland with a celebration for every taste. You can spend the day on the slopes and choose from a variety of party styles to find the perfect place to spend your New Year’s Eve. We have listed a few of the most enticing events here:

Wintergreen New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve Fireworks The slopes will be open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 am to 9pm on December 31. They close an hour earlier than usual to prepare for the fireworks display at 10 pm. Whichever party you choose, be sure to find a great view of the show! The fireworks lighting up the mountains is a magnificent sight. And make your plans early, because many parties require reservations!

Devils Grill 
5:30pm-midnight
Dinner by Chef Tyler Canon is always a creative culinary treat, and New Year’s Eve will be no exception. Stick around after dinner for live music by the Batesville, a rhythm and blues band with an Appalachian flair. Enjoy classic covers of Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and more.

Commonwealth Ballroom 
7pm-midnight
If you prefer to dance the night away, an elegant evening at the Commonwealth Ballroom is for you. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeurves, a three-course dinner, dessert buffet, coffee bar, and a midnight champagne toast with live music provided by Adrian Duke Project. Get down to everything from Rock n’ Roll to Motown with this talented six-piece band.

Teen New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am
For the younger crowd, a celebration at The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center will include games on Xbox, Wii, Kinect systems, a mechanical bull and much more! Refreshments are provided and prizes will be given out every hour.  Children Skiing Wintergreen Resort

Treehouse Kids New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am 
Children ages 4-12 can kick off their New Year with games, movies, popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream.

Celebrations will continue into New Year’s day! Slopes open back up at 9 am on January 1, and live entertainment starts at 9:30 pm at the Edge.

For more parties and information, visit the Wintergreen Resort website.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want to join in on the fun that we have at Wintergreen Resorts, we’re here to help. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste – golf course homesski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more. Let the Chase Team help you find your piece of paradise!

Have a safe and fun evening, and a Happy New Year!

Until next time,

Brian

How to Spend Your Christmas at Wintergreen

Wintergreen Mountain HomeIt’s the most wonderful time of year – Christmas is almost here! We hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving festivities, but the fun is far from over. The holiday season at Wintergreen Resort is filled with merrymaking of all kinds and for all ages. The slopes are open daily from 9am to 10pm, with the exception of Christmas Day – they will open an hour late (at 10am) to give Wintergreen staff the chance to unwrap gifts with their family. We wanted to share a few of our favorite Christmastime events at Wintergreen for in between all of the skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Holiday Events at Wintergreen Resort

Holiday Concert and Sing-a-long
December 20 at 6pm
Belt your favorite holiday tunes along with friends, family and storyteller/folk musician Bill Wellington in the Gristmill at the Mountain Inn.

Family Holiday Fun
December 21 at 7pm
Decorate cookies and listen to holiday stories read by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s Elves with your loved ones in the Crawford Room.

Santa on the Slopes - photo courtesy of Wintergreen Resort
Santa on the Slopes! Photo courtesy of Wintergreen Resort.

Santa on the Slopes
December 24, Noon-2pm
Spend Christmas Eve on the slopes with Santa himself – rumor has it, he will have candy!

Candlelight Christmas Eve Buffet
December 24, 5-9pm
Be sure to make reservations for this tasty, all-you-can-eat holiday buffet at the Copper Mine Bistro.


Cardboard Classic Vehicle Race

December 26, 7pm
Race your cardboard vehicle made at the workshop earlier in the day, or cheer on your favorite family in Ridgely’s Fun Park. The fastest, most creative, and best designed vehicles will receive prizes. Refreshments and campfires provided!

For more holiday events and information, view the Wintergreen holiday schedule. Stay tuned for a list of New Year’s Events!

Vacation Homes in Wintergreen

The Wintergreen community is a great place area for families and people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a mountaintop retreat or a fun getaway, Wintergreen has something for everybody in all seasons. View our available listings or let us know what you’re looking for, and the Chase Team will help you find it.

10 Winter Home Improvements That Are Worth The Investment

ChecklistWe hope everyone had a memorable Thanksgiving Day last week and enjoyed the long holiday weekend.

With December officially upon us, residents can expect temperatures to continue to dip as we head into the New Year.

So today, we wanted to share with you some relatively easy home improvements that you can make that will save you money during the winter months.

Home Tips for Saving Yourself Money This Winter

Here are 10 home improvements that you can make this winter that will save you both money and energy:

Caulk around windows and doors, making sure that all cracks and holes are sealed. This will keep the cold air out of your house, which will keep your heater from working overtime. If necessary, you might also consider adding or replacing weather stripping.

Add area rugs to your tile and wood floors. This creates an extra layer of insulation in your home and also makes it easier to walk around your home in bare feet during the winter time.

Install glass doors that close off your fireplace. This will not only keep cold air from coming down and through your house but it will also prevent warm air from escaping through the chimney. Also, if you use your fireplace, make sure to close the flue when you’re finished.

Insulate your attic door. For instance, you can buy covers for your attic staircases or openings. This will actually help you reduce energy costs all year long.

Cover your windows. Even if you don’t have storm windows, you can create your own with a window insulation kit. And inside your house, consider using insulated drapes.

Buy Insulated Garage Doors and Exterior Doors. Typically, the garage doors that come with most homes aren’t insulated. You can change that to save on energy costs.

Add insulation to your home throughout. This includes in the attic as well as the crawl space, garage and basement. Experts recommend that you add insulation if you haven’t done so in more than 20 years.

Reverse Ceiling fans. Some people may not be aware of this but you actually have the option of reversing your ceiling fans. Running them counterclockwise makes it cooler during the summer months but by making them clockwise, they will circulate warm air back into the room.

Replace your furnace filters. Just like with anything else, dirty furnace filters will make it work less efficiently. Generally speaking, filters should be changed every month during the heating season.

Replace your outdated furnace altogether. If your furnace is older, you might consider purchasing a newer unit that is going to produce more heat with less energy. Just make sure that you get the right size for the space you have.

If you want to take your home-savings even further this winter, you can check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s do-it-yourself energy audit on their website. Or you can call a contractor and request a professional audit.

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We hope you found this information helpful as a current home owner.

Please be sure to check back soon as we continue to provide you with useful and relevant real estate information!