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6 Not-to-Miss Festivals Happening in the Next 6 Weekends

Between Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th, there are dozens of events happening at Wintergreen Resort. That’s why summer is one of the best times to visit! No matter your interests, you are sure to find a festival or celebration that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Though there’s always something happening at Wintergreen Resort, there are six events that you cannot miss this year. Use our quick guide to the summer festivities to plan your holiday weekends. Don’t forget to use our helpful Wintergreen Resort visitor’s directory to find even more fun things to do!

beer from Virginia brewery

Love Food and Beer? Visit This Festival

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Dates: May 27th – 28th | Time: 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday, 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday

As part of the highly anticipated Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Wintergreen Resort is hosting its popular Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival! Sample some of Virginia’s finest craft beers from microbreweries while you enjoy the fresh air and great music. Cashless Society will open for the festivities at 11 AM on Saturday, followed by Eli Cook at 1 PM and Bluezonia at 3 PM. On Sunday, Chickenhead Blues will play at 11 AM followed by John Spear Band at 1 PM.

biking in the moutains

Love Being Outdoors? Go to These Events

Cliffhanger Challenge Bike Race

Date: May 27th | Times: 7:30 AM last-minute registration, 10 AM race starts

Visiting Wintergreen Resort during Memorial Day Weekend? Compete with the best during the Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race! Now in its fourth year, the Cliffhanger Challenge bike race will test your endurance as you carve along the mountain and climb some of the most rugged terrain at the resort.

Cliffhanger Challenge Trail Run

Date: May 28th | Times: 7:30 AM last-minute registration, 10 AM race starts

A Memorial Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort isn’t complete without the trail running portion of the Cliffhanger Challenge! You’ll love the exhilaration of surpassing the competition on a sprint up and down the winding paths.

Both the mountain bike race and the trail run are part of the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series, which kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, takes place on Labor Day Weekend, and concludes on Columbus Day Weekend.

Lake Monocan

Lake Monocan

Spending Time with Loved Ones? Start Here

Day at the Lake

Date: May 29th | Times: 12 PM – 3 PM

Summertime at Wintergreen Resort doesn’t truly start until the Day at the Lake. As part of the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Day at the Lake is an event packed with games, contests, and fun along Lake Monocan. Bring your sunglasses and your loved ones for partner competitions!

Father’s Day Weekend

Dates: June 16th – 18th

Come out to Wintergreen Resort for a fun-filled Father’s Day Weekend in June! Dads of all ages can enjoy golfing on the premier courses, eating a delicious meal from the resort restaurants, and relaxing at the spa with specials just for the guys.

4th of July Jubilee

Dates: June 30th – July 4th

The pinnacle of summer fun is July 4th weekend at Wintergreen Resort! During the 4th of July Jubilee, spend time outside watching movies under the stars, catch a view of the mountain peaks and valleys on a chairlift ride, and celebrate Independence Day mountain-style with an incredible block party! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will feature a Craft Fair, and Monday night the mountain will light up with fireworks.

Find Your Favorite Place in the Mountains

With all of these events happening just this summer, it’s no wonder Wintergreen Resort is one of America’s favorite vacation destinations! If you’ve been considering buying your own vacation home, we can help you with everything you need. Easily search for properties here, explore Wintergreen’s best communities, and learn what to expect from the buying process.

We’re more than happy to talk with you about your plans and help you find the best home, condo, or townhome. Call us at (877) 296-9860.

A Vacation Home ~ Wintergreen Resort

What You Haven’t Considered About Owning a Vacation Home

Wouldn’t it be great to own a place at the beach, in the mountains, or by the lake? If you are seriously considering buying a vacation home, you have probably weighed many of the pros and cons already.

But you should carefully consider everything before you buy a vacation home. Have you taken these additional costs and benefits into account?

The Overlooked Costs of Homeownership

As any experienced home buyer knows, there are additional annual costs that come with owning a home, such as property taxes, home insurance, and any association fees.

Make sure you consider maintenance costs, as well. If you decide to rent out your property, you might want to invest in housekeeping or property management services. MarketWatch outlines a few additional costs you may face.

Additional Fun: Resort-Style Amenities

golf course at sunriseIn popular vacation destinations, such as Wintergreen, you can purchase a second home in a resort community. This gives you access to a range of award winning amenities that include two golf courses, spa services, skiing, winter sports, tennis, swimming pools, and dozens of events. For more details, visit Wintergreen Resort.

Just remember, you may have to pay additional fees for these amenities.

It’s a Good Investment, But Not a Guaranteed Money Maker

Many vacation homeowners rent their property out to other vacation-goers as a way to earn extra money.

But, as US News & World Report points out, you may not always make money with your vacation home.

Location is Crucial

picking a locationWhen buying any property, whether it’s a primary or second home, location is one of the most important factors in your decision. When choosing a vacation home, consider how much time it will take to get to your home, whether you will need to drive or fly, and if you will be able to visit as often as you want.

You should choose a home that is close to your favorite vacation features (such as a ski resort or private beach) and close to the grocery store, major roads or an airport, and fun things to do.

We Can Help You Weigh Your Options

Investing in a vacation home can be a great decision, but it should not be taken lightly. We can answer any questions you have about finding, buying, or renting out Wintergreen Real Estate. Contact Us and let’s talk.

Lake Monocan for cool Summer Fun

fun at Lake Monocan

Fun at lake Monocan

Lake Monocan for Cool Summer Fun

Lake Monocan is a gorgeous 20 acre lake located in the valley community of Stoney Creek,VA. Aside from being a beautiful lake it is also the center for many cool summer activities. These include family activities such as;

  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • sand volleyball
  • walking /biking
  • a sandy beach
  • lounge chairs
  • and picnicing areas with charcoal grills.

Family dogs can also cool off in the lake in the “non-swimming” designated areas. Lake Monocan is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It has Life Guards on duty daily during this period. Fees are charged for certain rentals and bookings, so always call first or CHECK HERE.

Lake Monocan

Lake Monocan

Not Just for The Kids.

Lake Monocan offers the family many additional water activitiy choices. These are usually available for rent. Choose from the following;

  • Canoe
  • Paddle Boat
  • Aqua Cycle
  • and Paddle Boarding.

What’s not to love! There is ample entertainment for the whole family including the family dog.

Getting Hungry?

Lake Monocan offers six picnic areas which can be reserved for a fee. Each picnic area has an eight foot long table, charcoal grill and trash can. Reservations can be made by calling 434-325-8180, or emailing: lakemonocan@wintergreenresort.com. Of course, in case you do not feel like cooking, there is a full service Snack Bar. It offers;

  • cheeseburgers
  • hot dogs
  • chicken nuggets
  • mini pizzas
  • candy
  • novelty ice creams
  • and smoothies.

It’s A Great Place to call Home!

Check out the Stoney Creek Homes for Sale.  Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer. 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 Brian and The Chase Team be your Wintergreen Real Estate Resource. Call  TODAY at (877) 296-9860.

Until next time.

Celebrate July 4th at Wintergreen!

Wintergreen Resort’s Independence Day Weekend

Fireworks at nightWintergreen Resort is celebrating the 4th of July with a weekend full of food, fun, and fireworks! The July 4th Jubilee is one of the most popular Wintergreen, VA area events, so don’t miss out! Here is what the weekend looks like.

Friday, July 3rd

Spend the afternoon at Lake Monocan, where you can enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking, and a host of other activities. Bring your beach towel and soak up the sun!

From 7:30 to 8:30 PM, there will be a bonfire with storytelling at the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, followed by a showing of Divergent (PG-13) at 9 PM. Or, you can listen to ThreeSound perform at The Edge from 9:30 PM to midnight.

Saturday, July 4th

Happy Independence Day! The day is booked with activities at Wintergreen Resort, from live music to craft displays. Here are all the activities going on throughout the day:

  • All-American breakfast buffet (7 AM – 11 AM)
  • TaylorMade Demo Days (9 AM – 4 PM)
  • Arts and crafts showcase (10 AM – dark)
  • Live outdoor music, food, and drink (11 AM – 10 PM)
  • Scenic chairlift rides (1 PM – 8 PM)
  • Block party with kids’ activities (4 PM – 9 PM)
  • Fireworks (9:30 PM)
  • Live music at The Edge (9:30 PM – midnight)

Sunday, July 5th

Finish off a festive weekend with an all-American breakfast buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro, an interdenominational church service, an arts and crafts showcase, and live outdoor music.

You can view the full schedule of events here.

The Fun Doesn’t Stop at Wintergreen Resort

The July 4th Jubilee is one of the most popular events at Wintergreen Resort, and resort availability dwindles quickly. Consider investing in a Wintergreen, VA condo or home long-term to enjoy the resort at any time of year, and let us know if you would like more information about buying a home or selling your Wintergreen property.