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Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

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Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Do not miss the Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. School has restarted and it seems that summer is coming to a very quick close. However, it does not go quietly at Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. There is a huge Festival at Wintergreen Resort. It is an extraordinary compilation of events and entertainment for all the family. The Wintergreen Labor Day weekend starts on Friday evening and  continues through Monday. Be sure to check out all the information for this amazing weekend.  Also be sure to check out Wintergreen Resorts Events calendar weekly.

A brief summary of events includes:

  • live entertainment at the edge
  • the summer’s end mountain bike race (registration required)
  • an amazing arts and craft showcase
  • the summer’s end trail run (registration required)
  • bonfire stories, block parties and a tree house children program
  • an all american breakfast buffet at the Copper Mine Restaurant
  • outdoor movies
  • a summer’s end music festival

and if all that was not enough, Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities conclude on Monday with

This features Beach Olympics, including blind water balloon toss, hula hoop contest, sand castle building contest and much more!  All at Lake Monocan. For complete information on this amazing weekend please check out the days, times, and pre-registration requirements.

Wintergreen Resort

There is always something to do at Wintergreen Resort. Award winning events are held all year long.  Everything from Skiing or snow tubing in the winter, awesome autumn and spring hiking, and a wonderful Spring Nature Symposium, to tennis, golf and water activities in the summer.

Real Estate at Wintergreen Resort

It is not hard to understand why many people have chosen to own real estate at Wintergreen. There is everything from Wintergreen Mountain Homes to Stoney Creek Valley Villas to choose from. Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties and it is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer.

Contact us today and be a proud part of Wintergreen’s future!

 

 

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen

Summer Fun at Wintergreen Resort

Summer fun at Wintergreen?  Why absolutely!  Wintergreen Resort is a Premier Four Season Resort with fun and activities for all the family. This is true through every season. Now is the time for summer fun. With the wonderful Spring Wildflower Symposium sadly behind us, summer is definately here. Now it is time to look towards summer fun and the many activities it brings with it. One of the pluses of the mountains is that it stays 10-15 degrees cooler than the valley below – perfect for a summer game of golf!

Check out The Mountain Update every week to keep in touch with all the happenings on the mountain. Get it delivered to your inbox to be sure not to miss any important events.  Next important date: Father’s Day weekend, June 19th – 21st.

Wintergreen Golf for Father’s Day

There are 2 amazing golf-courses here in Wintergreen. One in the valley community of Stoney Creek and the other Devils  Knob, at the top of Wintergreen Mountain. In fact, 45 holes and 2 different courses make for a stunning Virginia Golf Resort. Come test your game. Wintergreen Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting year-round playground, is a golfer’s haven. Two courses. Two completely different designs. Two invigorating experiences. Call or click for more Wintergreen golf information 434-325-8250.

Never miss the Fun ~ Get Your Own Wintergreen Vacation Home!

Contact Brian Chase for all your Wintergreen Resort real estate needs. As Managing Broker for Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office, Brian can assist you in the sale or purchase of any Wintergreen or Stoney Creek property including existing homes, new construction, condos, and buildable lots.

Let The Chase Team be your resource for all your Wintergreen real estate needs.  CONTACT US TODAY!

Until next time,

Brian

Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears. Be aware they can look very cute!

Black Bears. This cub looks so cute!

Are there Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears do live in the mountains in this area. Do you think Black Bears scary?  Most people would probably answer yes to this question initially. However, as with any wild animals, as you learn more about them you realize they are not, in general, a danger to you. In fact the Black Bears are more scared of people and will tend to take off quickly if they hear people around. Usually, the black bears, with their amazing hearing, will hear people approaching and they will take off out of the way. You may not even see the bear as he disappears back into the woods.

Black Bear Cubs look Cute and Cuddly.

Black Bear cubs may look cute and cuddly, however keep in mind that a very possessive mother bear is likely to be near by. She will not take kindly to anyone coming between her and her cubs. This is a situation most experienced hikers know to avoid. Otherwise, in general, as long as you make a noise to let the bear know you are around (singing, talking, etc), they will usually stay well clear.

Never Feed Black Bears!

Black bears are highly intelligent  animals with an incredible sense of smell. They can smell potential food sources over great distances. They are opportunists, always looking for easy calories. This often leads hungry bears to dumpsters, garbage cans, or kitchens. When bears learn that garbage means food, they come back to it again and again. learning to associate humans and homes with food. Sadly this usually ends with the “problem bear” being euthanized. Thus leaving food around outside is a definite no!  Never leave food/garbage outside. Wintergreen is a Bear Smart community.

The Nature Center can Help

The knowledgable folks at the Nature Center can help teach you proper “bear behavior,” Learning that we are invading the bears natural habitat is important. However, it is possible to live in harmony if we make an effort and follow the basic wild animal ground rules. TWNF teaches ways to react and behave around these and other animals should you meet any on the trails. There are “bear bells” some people take on hikes so the bears will hear them approaching. The TWNF has new New Resident Orientation talks if you are going to live on the mountain.

Your Wintergreen Resort Real Estate HQ!

Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties. It is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer, and as a Wintergreen property owner and member, Brian knows what it means to live and breath in the fresh air of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Let experts show you why this is the Premier Four Season Resort of the Mid Atlantic.

Call 434-296-9860 and let The Chase Team be your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.

Until next time,

Brian

 

Wintergreen Nature Center ~ Fun

 

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 The Wintergreen Nature Center

The Wintergreen Nature Center is a wonderful place and not just for adults. There are numerous events planned for the family and younger adventurers as well. Wintergreen is a great place to explore. Wintergreen Nature Center camps can help the youngsters explore their surroundings and learn valuable lessions on wildlife safety when it comes to every day life in Wintergreen. The Junior Exployers at Wintergreen Nature Center

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A mountain stream near Wntergreen Nature Center

The Junior Explorers program offers various summer camps to keep the kids happy. They learn about the forest wildlife in the process. In one such offering In the Wild, Wild Wintergreen program kids will explore forests, ponds and streams for all manner of wild life. These critters may hop, scramble, crawl or swim and may include Lizards, frogs and birds. It takes place at Lake Monican on July 14th.

 

 

See one of these beautiful moths at the Wintergreen Nature Center

 

At Lake Monocan, in the Stoney Creek Village community of Wintergreen Resort, on June 3rd The Early Exployers will be at work. In “it’s a small, small, world,” they will take a look at insects, butterflys and other small flying inhabitants around and about at Monican. For example, the beautiful Luna Moth is a joy to watch fluttering around the trees at dusk.

 

 

If your child’s preference is for a quiet place to read  and play then Robins’Nook at Trillium House may be for them. It offers quiet play and resources for all members of the family. They can spend time together with stories, puzzles and games. Or just get outside and enjoy wintergreen as a family. Check out all of the Wintergreen Nature Center camps and events for adults and children right here ……

Wintergreens’ Nature Center is an awesome place for adults and children in every season. There is so much to learn about your environs and so much to do there. It is also important that your children learn about the  insects, birds or animals in this area as they may ecounter them at some point. This way you can be assured they will stay safe when playing outside.

Can’t get enough of  Wintergreen? Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen Resort.

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homes,  ski front condos, mountain homes and much more.

Contact us and let the Brian Chase  be your source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs. Brian will help you find your piece of paradise!  And paradise it is!

Until next time,

Brian Chase

EPR Properties Acquires Assets Of Wintergreen Resort ~ Pacific Group Resorts to lease and operate Wintergreen

Wintergreen Resort has been sold to EPR Properties and Pacific Group Resorts has been tapped to operate the resort.  EPR is a publicly traded company (ticker symbol EPR) with market capitalization of $3.9B.  Pacific Group Resorts also owns Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire, and worked in concert with EPR to acquire Wisp Resort in Western Maryland in 2012.   PGRI (an affiliate of Pacific Group) has a broad base of experience in mountain resort operations and in the master planning and development of ski resorts.  Pacific Group Resorts (PGRI) now operates three ski and snowboard resorts and four golf courses, and senior management of the company has a combined 60 years of executive or ownership experience in the industry.  Follow the link below for the complete press release.

The sale of the Resort will create a healthier and more robust real estate market for 2015 and beyond.  There are many buyers who have been waiting for clarity on the Resort’s future before stepping into the real estate market.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more. Contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, help you find your piece of paradise.  I’m calling it Wintergreen 3.0!

Until next time,

Brian

 

Thanksgiving Weekend at Wintergreen

Wintergreen snowThanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food, and relaxation.  Enjoy it all at Wintergreen!  The snow is already falling, which makes the Blue Ridge Mountains an idyllic setting for the holidays.

Winter weather started early this year, which is fantastic news for Wintergreen lovers!   This morning it was reported that we have 2-3 inches of natural snow on the ground, in addition to what the snow machines have been putting out since last week!  Chilly weather brings people together, and we hope that your home away from home in Wintergreen is full of warmth this holiday weekend.

Wintergreen Events over Thanksgiving Weekend

Whether you want to spend some time on the slopes, participate in a wreath-making workshop, or snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and a good book, there is lots to do in Wintergreen this Holiday weekend.

We have compiled a list of some of the great events happening here this week:

Discovery Ridge Adventure Center
Fun for the whole family!  Indoor activities include video games, inflatables, pool table, air hockey, and more.  Outdoor activities include a rock climbing wall, miniature golf, bungee trampoline, tubing carousel, and more.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 12:00-7:00 pm (indoor)
Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Turkey Day 5K
Net proceeds from this run benefit the Nelson County Community Fund 
Where: Devils Knob Golf Course
When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am

Annual Ski Swap
Buy or sell used skis, boots, snowboards, and ski clothing
Where: Lookout Building
When: Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Grand Illumination
Where: Blue Ridge Terrace Courtyard
When: Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE

Opening Day on the Slopes

Snow is on the ground here in Wintergreen!  It’s time to enjoy some winter sports and have some fun with the whole family.
Skiing and Riding on 5 trails with 2 lifts
When: starting Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am-5:00 pm
The Plunge Tubing Park
When: starting Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 12:00-4:30 pm

Find more at the Wintergreen Resort website.

Here to Help You Find Your Wintergreen Vacation Home

There is always something to see and do in Wintergreen.  Would you like to learn more about how to find your dream vacation getaway for the holidays?  The Chase Team can help!  There are great homes available now in Wintergreen, VA.  Contact us today!

Until next time,
Brian

Celebrate Autumn The Right Way in Wintergreen

Wintergreen fallIf you’ve never visited Harvest Fest at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, you are truly missing out on a spectacular event!

With its tagline, “Halloween the Wintergreen Way,” this festival promises to give you and your family priceless memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Harvest Fest actually kicked off last weekend. But lucky for anyone who hasn’t been yet, the event returns this weekend, from Oct. 24 to 26.

Wintergreen Tips on Harvest Fest

This event celebrates the bounty of autumn. Over the weekend, you can do everything from decorate your trick-or-treat bucket with the kids to participating in the resort trick or treating event.

Here’s a breakdown of the calendar of events this weekend:

Friday, October 24
8 pm Campfire & Storytelling With Bill Wellington.
Location: Discovery Ridge Fire Pit
Complimentary

Saturday, October 25

10 am-5 pm Discovery Ridge Adventure Center Open

10:30 am-2:30 pm Zipline Open

1-4 pm Spooktacular Workshop. For $25, you can enjoy some wicked fun with pumpkins and crafts. Those who          just want to do pumpkin carving and cookie decorating pay $15. Reservations are required. Call 434-325-8180

5 pm Resort Trick or Treating. Complimentary if in costume. Meet at the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at           4:30 to begin the Trick-or-Treat Parade. A costume contest will immediately follow

 7 pm Family Movie on the Big Screen – Monster High: Best Wishes. Location: Discovery Ridge Adventure Center
Complimentary popcorn; refreshments available for purchase.

Sunday, October 26

10 am-5 pm Discovery Ridge Adventure Center Open

10:30 am-2:30 pm Zipline Open

If you do plan to check out the festival this weekend, plan to spend an extra day to see fall’s colors from the very top of the mountain the bottom. There are also a number of exceptional recreational amenities available right on site, including hiking, spa treatments and excellent dining options.

Here to Help With All of Your Wintergreen Real Estate Needs

If this community sounds like the kind of place you would like to call home year round, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at The Chase Team today.

We’re your dedicated Wintergreen real estate experts and we would love the opportunity to assist you, starting with telling you about available listings for sale.

Until next time,

Brian

Thinking of Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home? Why Wait?

RosewoodSunset1Our resort and second home real estate market continues to be under appreciated offering opportunities for buyers to purchase resale properties at prices that are anywhere from 10-20% below what it would cost to duplicate them.  If you have an interest Wintergreen real estate or Stoney Creek real estate, follow the link below to read more.

Thinking of Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home? Why Wait?

Update on Real Estate Market at Wintergreen

As news of the Jim Justice acquisition of Wintergreen Resort seeps into the psyche of prospective buyers, the real estate marketplace is starting to heat up.  Showing activity is up dramatically, and properties under contract on the Mountain have more than tripled since the acquisition was announced. 
 
For a look at properties currently under contract, follow the link below (link will be valid for about 10 days).  To see all photos for a listing, click on the main photo for each.
http://caarmls.com/CAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=5159452477
 
For a look at closed sales in the last 30 days, follow the link below.
http://caarmls.com/CAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=5159452478
 
If you’ve been on the fence regarding a real estate purchase at Wintergreen, now is the time to jump off.  Contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Wintergreen Real Estate for the Holidays

Give Wintergreen real estate for a Lifetime of Memories

Give the gift of Wintergreen real estate this holiday.  With unprecedented availability and prices not seen since 2004, there’s no better time than now to give the gift that will last a lifetime.  Whether it’s a Wintergreen condo on the mountain or a Stoney Creek home in the valley or anything in between, you will learn what others have learned for several generations now – Wintergreen is a special Blue Ridge Mountain resort where the whole family can share experiences and create unforgettable memories.  Enjoy the many wonders of Wintergreen year-round from the comfort and convenience of your own condo or home.  Have you dreamed about building your own special mountain retreat?  Contact Us for information about quality builders who can make your dream a reality.

Today’s Wintergreen real estate Highlights: 

Mountain Condo: 1461 LedgesRenovated and tastefully furnished with modern appointments and updated appliances.  Main level features 2 beds/2 baths and living room with million-dollar mountain views.  Large 3rd bedroom and family room at ground level with 2nd fireplace.  Walk-out terrace to grass – bring your dog!  Walk to Highlands ski lift and Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center.  Furnished.  Offered at $349,000.

Mountain Home: 302 Pedlars Edge – The terrific year-round views of this home are complimented by 5 spacious bedrooms and 5.5 baths.  A soaring great room features floor to ceiling windows, a stacked stone wood burning fireplace, and wood planked vaulted ceiling.  3,500+ square feet but a cozy, chalet feel.  A 2nd fireplace, family room, indoor hot tub, screen porch, and two car garage, complete this offering. $799,000.

Valley Lot: 631 Far Knob ClimbRare opportunity to own one of largest mountain-side estate lots in Stoney Creek. With elevations nearing 2,200 feet, it’s one of the community’s highest. Enjoy lower humidity and cooler summer temperatures. Easy 5 minute access to amenities. Gorgeous views of the valley. Adjacent 7 acre estate parcel also available.  $225,000.

While you’re at Wintergreen this holiday, Contact Us so we can show you these and as well as other fine properties at Wintergreen Resort.  You won’t be disappointed!

Happy Holidays!

Brian