Category Archives: Wintergreen Events

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6 Wintergreen Events You Can’t Miss This Fall and Winter

Looking for ways to enjoy your favorite mountain resort this fall and winter? Check out these amazing Wintergreen events that will have you loving the cold seasons.

1. Fall Foliage Hike

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of Wintergreen on a guided tour through the surrounding natural areas. This educational hike addresses questions on how and why the changing of seasons occurs. Be sure to come to this Wintergreen event with curiosity and a thirst for adventure! This exciting hike will happen this October, 21st.

 

2. Harvest Fest with Spooktacular Fun

This weekend event is a great way to enjoy the fall weather and recreational activities available at Wintergreen Resort. Enjoy storytelling by a campfire, a pumpkin hunt, and much more! Don’t miss this exciting festival that will take place over the weekend of October 27th-29th.

 

3. Staunton Dinner and Ghost Tourdark street

This spooky Wintergreen event is sure to give you chills!  Take a ghost tour of the town of Staunton with Black Raven Paranormal. This 90-minute tour ties ghost stories to the history of Staunton’s past. The tour will take place on October 27th, so be sure to register soon! Spaces fill fast.

 

4. Answers in Time Trip

Take a geological tour along the Blue Ridge Parkway to see some of the oldest rock formations of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Valley. Discover the history that is stored within the rocks about the Blue Ridge’s formation and how it helped settlers adapt it as a resource. This tour of natural history will take place on the 1st of November.

 

5. Holiday Concert and Sing-a-Long at the Gristmilguitar stringsl

This December 16th, enjoy a night of music and storytelling with folk musician Bill Wellington. This Wintergreen event is sure to entertain you with its fast pace and holiday humor. The program features some of Bill’s original works along with some other holiday classics. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, and have a great time with your Wintergreen community.

 

6. Blue Ridge Christmas with The Virginia Consort

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a concert of classical music, both seasonal and secular, to celebrate the holiday season! Performed by the renowned professional chamber choir, The Virginia Consort, the musical program is sure to be astounding and worth attendance. Get tickets now for this December 10th concert!

 

Considering Buying a Vacation Home at Wintergreen Resort? Let Us Help!

As your Wintergreen Resort real estate experts, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have! Whether you are considering buying a Wintergreen property or just want to look at available listings, contact us for any of your real estate needs.

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.

11 Fun Winter Activities Other Than Skiing and Snowboarding

Wintergreen Resort is known for its skiing. In fact, it’s earned numerous accolades over the years for “Best Terrain Park” (Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine), “Best Snow Skiing Spot” (Washington Post), “Top 10 Ski Reports” (SkiResorts.com, the ultimate guide to ski resorts), and “Best Place to Learn to Ski” (also Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine), just to name a few.

But there’s more to Wintergreen Resort than its award-winning ski slopes. In fact, there are plenty of ways to stay active even if you don’t know how to ski or snowboard. Here are just a few winter activities you can enjoy at the resort that have nothing to do with skiing.

Some of Wintergreen’s activities and attractions are seasonal while some are year-round. If you have a question about what’s open, just give us a call at (877) 296-9860.

older man and little kid playing golfOutdoor Adventures at the Resort

  • Play golf (when the weather’s nice!) at the Stoney Creek Golf Course, which is open year-round.
  • Strap on your skates and hit the ice at the Shamokin Ice rink.
  • Test your endurance along Wintergreen’s intermediate and expert mountain biking trails.
  • Take a hike along one (or all!) of Wintergreen’s best trails.
  • Take “The Plunge” — that is, fly down the hill at Virginia’s largest tubing park.

Indoor Fun Perfect for Wintertime

  • Treat yourself to a facial or massage at the Wintergarden spa.
  • Exercise your body and mind at the aquatics and fitness center.
  • Play tennis on one of 3 indoor courts at the Devils Knob tennis center.
  • Shop ’til you drop at the Mountain Village.

grapes at a local wineryEven More Things to Do Near Wintergreen

Want Access to Your Favorite Activities All Year Long?

Owning real estate at Wintergreen Resort, whether it’s a condo in one of the resort’s many communities or a home in Stoney Creek, allows you to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, whether it’s one of these fun winter activities or a popular summer pastime.

If you’re considering buying property at the resort, we have a wealth of resources to help you learn about all the real estate options, the local housing market, and the buying process itself. Have you found a few properties you want to see? Call us at (877) 296-9860 for a showing!

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Fall at Wintergreen Resort

The trees on the mountains are just starting to turn crimson and gold. The colorful fall leaves will be here before you know it. But the beautiful views are not the only reason that Wintergreen Resort is a destination for the fall. Here are the best ways to enjoy the season at the resort.

10. Go Hiking in the Fresh Autumn Air

father and son at a mountain resort

Did you know that Wintergreen Resort has over 30 miles of trails? Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll around a garden or a trek over rocky terrain, you can find the perfect trail to enjoy the fresh air and cool fall weather. Here are the top 10 hiking trails at Wintergreen Resort.

9. Play Tennis in the Cool Breeze

ball on a tennis court

Wintergreen Resort has two tennis facilities — one at Devils Knob and one at Stoney Creek — with a total of 19 outdoor tennis courts. Devils Knob’s outdoor courts offer cool mountain breezes, while Stoney Creek’s outdoor courts offer breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views.

8. Visit the Resort on These Weekends

pumpkins at a festival

There’s no shortage of things to do at Wintergreen Resort. If you are planning a weekend getaway, you don’t want to miss these upcoming events. Wintergreen Resort’s Harvest Fest (October 22-23, 2016) will feature pumpkin carving and spooky fun, while Thanksgiving weekend (November 23-27, 2016) features the Be Thankful 5K and traditional Thanksgiving feast.

7. Love Apples? Visit These Nelson County Events

apples in an orchard

In addition to the events at Wintergreen Resort, the communities in Nelson County, Virginia offer fun festivals of their own. Drive to Lovingston on October 15 for Drumheller’s Orchard Apple Festival, or visit Piney River on November 5 for apple butter making at Saunders Brothers Farm Market.

6. Visit This Halloween Carnival at a Local Brewery

pumpkins at a halloween carnival

Don’t forget about other fun Nelson County events held at local breweries. Take a trip to Roseland on October 29 for a Halloween carnival at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.

5. Take a Scenic Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near Wintergreen

Pack a picnic lunch and take a trip to Virginia’s famous Blue Ridge Parkway. Since the parkway borders the resort, the mountain views and beautiful fall leaves are just a quick drive away.

4. Take the Scenic Loop Through Nelson County

mountain road in the fall

The Blue Ridge Parkway isn’t the only way to see the colorful fall leaves. Alternatively, you can drive along Route 56. You can hike to Crabtree Falls, visit local apple orchards, and enjoy the red and orange leaves along the way!

3. Take a Trip to Local Vineyards and Breweries

beer from Virginia brewery

There are several vineyards and breweries within a short drive of Wintergreen Resort. Plan your trip using our Wintergreen Visitor’s Directory and let us know about your favorites!

2. Enjoy the Fall Views While Golfing

fairways and autumn leaves

Golfing at Devils Knob Golf Course or Stoney Creek Golf Course is always enjoyable. But it’s even better when your game features a breathtaking view of green fairways set against red and orange foliage.

1. Enjoy the Mountain Views from Your Condo

diamond hill condos overlooking ski slopes at wintergreen resort

There’s nothing better than sipping cider and enjoying the fall colors from your own vacation home. Among these desirable Wintergreen Resort condo communities, the ones that offer the best mountain views include The Cliffs, Diamond Hill, The Ledges, and Highlands.

Thinking of Investing in a Vacation Home?

Wintergreen Resort is a popular destination in Virginia and an excellent real estate investment. If you have been thinking about purchasing a vacation home, talk to the Wintergreen Resort real estate experts by calling (877) 296-9860.

red, white, and blue fireworks at night

3 Summer Events You Should Put on Your Calendar Right Now

There’s something special about spending the summer at Wintergreen Resort. Each week there is something new going on, like summer movies under the stars and fun at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, but there are a few major summer events that make a weekend at Wintergreen one to remember.

Make room on your calendar for these three festivals. You don’t want to miss them!

The 4th of July Jubilee

diamond hill condos at wintergreen resort

Diamond Hill Condominiums have great views of the 4th of July fireworks.

Dates: July 1st-4th, 2016

Details: Starts Friday evening and ends Monday afternoon. See the full schedule here.

You haven’t spent a summer at Wintergreen Resort unless you’ve celebrated America’s Independence Day on the mountain.

Spend the first weekend of July at the resort this year and come out for live music at The Edge, the Arts & Crafts Showcase at the Blue Ridge Terrace, chairlift rides, Beach Olympics at Lake Monocan, and — of course — a spectacular fireworks show. (Diamond Hill condominiums have a front-row seat!)

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Dates: July 9th – August 7th, 2016

Details: This year’s theme is “Expect the Unexpected.” See a full schedule of performances and order tickets online.

Summer at Wintergreen Resort also brings the joy of music to the mountains. This year, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival is celebrating 20 years with a fantastic performance by the US Army Chorus (July 6th), “Bach with a Twist” at Bold Rock Hard Cider (July 14th), a Wine and Paint fundraiser (July 18th), a performance by Albemarle Pipes and Drums at Rockfish Valley Community Center (July 26th), and too many more to mention.

Summer’s End Festival (Labor Day Weekend)

Dates: September 2nd-5th, 2016

Details: Labor Day Weekend kicks off with a bonfire on Friday and ends with a day at Lake Monocan. See the full schedule here.

Summer has to end sometime, but the fun at Wintergreen Resort doesn’t. The Summer’s End Festival during Labor Day Weekend concludes the resort’s summer activities and welcomes its winter ones. Come out to the Mountain Village for an array of activities, or participate in the second mountain bike race and trail run in the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series.

 

Find Your Favorite Place at Wintergreen Resort

view of the mountains at The Highlands condos at Wintergreen ResortWintergreen Resort is a fun-filled retreat during any season, but summertime means there are longer days to enjoy all of the resort’s award-winning amenities. Why not find a place of your own and experience the resort any time of year?

If you’re looking to be near all the fun of the Mountain Village, check out The Timbers, Dobie Condominiums, and the Mountain Inn Condominiums. Want to be close to the Wintergarden? Explore Highlands, Trillium Place, or Stone Ridge.

Call us at (877) 296-9860 when you want to tour your favorite properties.

Wintergreen Resort view in the summer

3 Events You Must Not Miss During Wintergreen Resort’s Memorial Day Weekend

The summer fun arrives next weekend at Wintergreen Resort, and though there are plenty of activities planned throughout the long weekend, there are three in particular that you should not miss when you’re visiting the resort.

Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race & Trail Run

biking in the moutainsAre you up for the challenging terrain of Wintergreen Resort?

The Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race is on Saturday, May 28th, with last-minute registration and bib pickup starting at 7:30 AM. The race itself starts at 10 AM.

On Sunday, you can participate in the Cliffhanger Challenge Trail Run, with registration starting at 7:30 AM and the race beginning at 10 AM.

The 2016 Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

It’s a battle for the best blues band and the best microbrews at this Memorial Day Weekend favorite. The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival takes place Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, with music performances by:

  • Crooked Road
  • Bluezonia
  • John Spear Band
  • Cashless Society
  • Eli Cook

A Day at Lake Monocan

fun at Lake Monocan

Fun at Lake Monocan

On Monday, Lake Monocan is open for the season!

Enjoy the fresh air and soft sand and have fun participating in Beach Olympics. Featured activities include a blind water balloon toss and sand castle building contest.

View the Full Schedule of Weekend Events

Planning your getaway to Wintergreen Resort for Memorial Day Weekend? Don’t miss out on any of the fun activities at the resort. View the full schedule of events here.

ActivityDateTimeLocation
Bonfire with StorytellerFriday, May 27th8 PMDiscovery Ridge Adventure Center
Live Music - Marshal ArtzFriday, May 27th9 PM - MidnightThe Edge
All American Breakfast BuffetSaturday, May 28th7 AM - 11 AMThe Copper Mine Bistro
Registration for Cliffhanger Mountain Bike RaceSaturday, May 28th7:30 AM - 9 AMTreehouse
Treehouse Children's ProgramSaturday, May 28th9 AM - 4 PMTreehouse
Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike RaceSaturday, May 28th10 AM - 1 PMBlue Ridge Terrace
Arts & Crafts ShowcaseSaturday, May 28th10 AM - 5 PMBlue Ridge Terrace
Blues, Brews & BBQSaturday, May 28th11 AM - 5 PM
Outdoor MovieSaturday, May 28th9 PMDiscovery Ridge Adventure Center
Live Music - Matt Johnson from MoonSaturday, May 28th9 PM - MidnightThe Edge
Registration for Cliffhanger Trail Run ChallengeSunday, May 29th7:30 AM - 9:30 AMTreehouse
All American Breakfast BuffetSunday, May 29th8 AM - NoonThe Copper Mine Bistro
Interdenominational Church ServiceSunday, May 29th9 AMLookout Building
Treehouse Children's ProgramSunday, May 29th9 AM - 4 PMTreehouse
Cliffhanger Trail Run ChallengeSunday, May 29th10 AMBlue Ridge Terrace
Arts & Crafts ShowcaseSunday, May 29th10 AM - 3 PMBlue Ridge Terrace
Blues, Brews & BBQSunday, May 29th11 AM - 3 PM
Kids Block PartySunday, May 29th1 PM - 3 PMBlue Ridge Terrace & Courtyard
Day at the LakeMonday, May 30thNoon - 3 PMLake Monocan

Find Your Mountain Getaway at Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort view in the summerAre you eager to experience mountain fun year-round? At Wintergreen Resort, the fun never ends, and you can find your perfect vacation home or second home at this popular mountain resort destination.

It’s easy to find properties and condominiums that you will love to call your own; simply use our Wintergreen Resort home search tool or explore condo buildings.

When you want to tour available properties in person or start the process to buy a home in Wintergreen Resort, call us at (877) 296-9860.

Wintergreen Real Estate: Ultimate Vacation Homes

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Wintergreen is the ultimate retreat.

Nestled into 11,000 acres of lush forest across the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort offers a scenic and serene escape with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, including a plethora of amenities for recreational and community activities, and easy access to nearby Charlottesville or Richmond.

So, Why Choose Wintergreen Resort?

Whether you’re looking for a vacation home, a second home, or a primary home, Wintergreen offers plenty of amenities, easy access, and outstanding recreation.

You Can Get Your Nature Fix in All Seasons

The best thing about Wintergreen is that it’s not seasonal.

Winter, spring, summer, and fall, Wintergreen offers residents and visitors alike a chance to get outside and play, move, explore, relax – or whatever else you might want to do.

Spring, summer, and fall offer miles of breathtaking hiking and mountain-biking trails (beautiful and potentially exhausting!), as well as indoor, outdoor, and lake swimming. There are also tennis courts, a mountaintop spa, fly-fishing spots, and two golf courses.

Discovery Ridge offers indoor gaming and outdoor activities such as zip lining, tubing, and archery. the Kids Treehouse offers educational and active programs for children.

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Winter is right around the corner, and outdoor swimming and high-elevation hikes might not be top of your to-do list right now. So let’s talk about winter in Wintergreen. Whether you’re a skier, a boarder, a skater, or a tuber, this is your spot. Even if winter sports aren’t your thing, the resort has alternatives – from dining and feasting to live music, movies, and shows, to crafting and educational activities.

Home to an Award-Winning Ski Resort

The projected opening of the ski slopes is December 12, 2015!

With varied sections of trail ranging from beginner to expert and including lighted trails for night skiing, a terrain park, and a terrain park, it’s easy to see why Wintergreen offers some of Virginia’s best skiing.

Along with miles of downhill trails and plenty of rails, boxes, and tabletops for honing your freestyle skills, Wintergreen Resort offers rentals and lessons for beginners, NASTAR racing for the fast and the furious, and kids ski programs for little ones. In addition, Shamokin Ice offers public skating, and Ridgely’s Fun Park is a great place for kids to discover winter excitement. And don’t forget about The Plunge, Virginia’s largest snow tubing park!

Wintergreen Real Estate Experts

Homes in Wintergreen are located from the foothills of the mountains (reaching elevations as high as 4,000 feet!) and down in the valley of Stoney Creek, and include single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. Whether you’re in search of a remote estate nestled into the mountains or a lively condo in a golf or ski-front community, we want to be your real estate experts!

Contact The Chase Team at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com to schedule a showing. You can also read more about Wintergreen or easily search homes for sale.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Wintergreen Resort

cooked turkey on a plateCan you believe we are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving? Time has flown by.

Wintergreen Resort is preparing for the holiday, and there are fun activities planned around a wonderful feast on Thursday. If you’re spending time at Wintergreen Resort during the Thanksgiving holiday, here are some of the festive events going on that you can be a part of.

For details about times, locations, and reservation information, take a look at the official Thanksgiving Weekend event poster.

Wednesday, Nov. 25th — Indoor Adventures at Discovery Ridge

Time: 12 PM – 7 PM | Location: Discovery Ridge Adventure Center

Just in time to celebrate the season with friends, family, and loved ones, Discovery Ridge is open to encourage bonding and friendly competition. The indoor portion is open during the Thanksgiving weekend, where you can find video game consoles, pool tables, a mechanical bull, and more.

Thursday, Nov. 26th — The Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner

Whether you enjoy the typical Thanksgiving meal or have a tradition of your own, Wintergreen Resort has the perfect event planned for you.

Thanksgiving Takeout

Time: 11 AM – 4 PM | Location: Delivery or Pickup

Enjoy all the features of a classic Thanksgiving meal — the turkey, the gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, and pie — from the comfort of your own home or condo at Wintergreen Resort.

You can buy an already prepared turkey dinner to enjoy with your loved ones, along with your choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, or apple pie, for you to pick up or to have delivered. The prices are:

  • Small dinner (feeds 5-8 people): $85
  • Large dinner (feeds 9-12 people): $150
  • Pumpkin pie: $15
  • Apple pie: $16
  • Pecan pie: $19
  • Delivery to your home/condo: $35

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Resort Restaurants

Spend some time with your neighbors and guests at Wintergreen Resort’s best restaurants for a fantastic community setting and delicious food.

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill: 12 PM – 4 PM

The Copper Mine Bistro: 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Devils Grill: 2 PM – 6 PM

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27th & 28th — Christmas Holiday Preparation

After the Thanksgiving meal is over and the leftovers are in the fridge, you can relax and reflect on the year and prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

Wintergreen Resort lets you get a head start on preparing for the winter holidays with gingerbread house and wreath workshops, a Be Thankful 5K, a lighting of the courtyard, a movie screening, and the annual Ski Swap to support the Wintergreen Ski Patrol, just to name a few.

We’ll finish off the weekend with interdenominational worship and fun at Discovery Ridge on Sunday.

We Hope to See You There!

Thanksgiving at Wintergreen Resort is going to be a great event for you, your friends, your family, and your neighbors to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the spirit of community during the holidays.

We hope you have a great time at the Thanksgiving celebration and make enjoyable memories with the ones you love.

Visiting But Want to Be a Resort Resident?

What’s not to love about Wintergreen Resort? There are always exciting activities going on, from Thanksgiving festivities to Independence Day celebrations, all set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Have you visited Wintergreen Resort and thought about finding a place of your own here? We offer easy ways to search for your dream home, whether it’s looking at ski front condos or exploring the resort’s condo communities.

If you’ve found a property that interests you, contact us today at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com to schedule a showing.

This Weekend, Celebrate Fall at Wintergreen Resort’s Harvest Fest

pumpkins decorated for HalloweenThere’s nothing quite like celebrating the fall season at Wintergreen Resort. The leaves are the brightest yellows and oranges you have ever seen, and the festivities are like no other.

This weekend, Wintergreen Resort is hosting its annual Harvest Fest, and there are a variety of fun activities planned over the three days of the celebration.

Halloween and Fall Fun for Everyone

Eager to have fun at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center? Want a fun place to go trick-or-treating? This year, the Harvest Fest will start Friday, October 23rd and end on Sunday, October 25th, offering you a wide variety of things to do including costume contests, storytelling, and, yes, having fun at the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center.

View Wintergreen Resort’s Harvest Fest poster to see a full schedule of events and learn more about the festivities, including member-exclusive events, program costs, and reservation information.

Storytelling Around the Campfire

Date & Time: Friday, October 23rd at 8 PM
Location: Discovery Ridge Fire Pit

What better way to start off the Halloween celebration than by sitting around a campfire and listing to the storyteller spin wonderful tales of adventure and intrigue? Head to the Discovery Ridge Fire Pit (or The Lookout, if it rains) at 8 PM on Friday to sit and listen to stories from Bill Wellington, a local storyteller and folk musician.

Trick-Or-Treating Parade and Costume Contests

Date & Time: Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 PM
Location: Discovery Ridge Adventure Center

What’s a Halloween celebration without trick-or-treating? Spend your Saturday afternoon making your own trick-or-treat bag and spooky candies of your own at the Spooktacular Workshop from 1 PM to 4 PM, and then put your costume to the ultimate test at Wintergreen Resort’s costume contest and trick-or-treat parade.

Meet at the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center for the trick-or-treat parade at 4:30 PM, then find out who has the creepiest and most creative Halloween costume at the Trick-Or-Treating Costume Contest at the Discovery Ridge Fire Pit.

Hotel Transylvania on the Big Screen

Time & Date: Saturday, October 24th at 7 PM
Location: Discovery Ridge Adventure Center

Grab your complimentary popcorn and sit down with friends and family for a fun Halloween-themed movie, Hotel Transylvania. This movie features your favorite Halloween characters — including Dracula, Frankenstein, zombies, mummies, and the Invisible Man — in a funny and heartwarming PG-rated animated film.

Join the Fun All Year Long in Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort celebrates your dream mountain lifestyle year-round, not just during the picture-perfect fall season. Residents of the resort not only have the best access to events like the Harvest Fest, but also get to enjoy the great outdoors, the spectacular mountain views, and world-class amenities.

Thinking of purchasing a primary home, vacation home, or investment property at Wintergreen Resort? We have all of the resources you need to make a confident home buying decision and to fall in love with the area. Find the home of your dreams by searching through current homes for sale or exploring Wintergreen’s condo communities.

Have you already found your dream home? Let us show you around! Call us today at (877) 296-9860 or email service@goWintergreen.com and let’s get started.

Celebrate Columbus Day at Wintergreen Resort

yellow maple leaf in fallWhat are your plans for this weekend?

Want to snack on tasty fall treats? How about take a scenic ride on a chairlift? This weekend, you’ll be able to do all of that and more at the Columbus Day Weekend celebration at Wintergreen Resort!

Fun for the Whole Family

The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center is the hub of the excitement at the Columbus Day festivities, where you and your family can enjoy a full day of fun at the bungee trampoline, climbing wall, and mini golf, and find all kinds of things to do, both indoors and out.

Ride the Chairlifts

The only weekend to ride the chairlifts this fall is to come celebrate Columbus Day.

Take the Blue Ridge Express and discover the golden leaves on the mountains, and breathe in the fresh air that is so central to the fall season. You can purchase tickets at the Front Desk or at the top of the Blue Ridge Express.

Schedule of Events

The Columbus Day festivities start Saturday, October 10th at 10 AM and run until 7 PM; on Sunday, the event continues from 10 AM to 4 PM.

This weekend is the last weekend you can enjoy the Adventure Center for the season, so make sure to attend! It’s going to be a fun event.

Saturday, October 10th

On Saturday, the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center is open from 10 AM to 6 PM, and these activities, with the exception of the chairlift rides, take place at the center:

  • Cake Donut & Apple Cider Social (free) — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides ($5, free for ages 5 and under) — 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Harvest Cookie Decorating (free) — 3 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Family Movie Screening (free) — 7 PM

Sunday, October 11th

The Discover Ridge Adventure Center is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.

You can view a full schedule of the festivities on the official Columbus Day Weekend poster.

Stay a While at Wintergreen Resort

Columbus Day is just one of the many events and fun things to do that you can find at Wintergreen Resort. Have you considered buying a vacation condo or second home in the mountains? We can help you find your perfect place here.

You can search for a home in Wintergreen Resort to call your own or learn more about Wintergreen real estate on our website. When you find your perfect home, contact us to schedule a showing.