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5 Wintergreen and Stoney Creek Properties You Can’t Miss!

Thinking of buying a vacation home in Wintergreen or Stoney Creek? Wintergreen and Stoney Creek both make perfect getaway destinations. With so many local shopping and dining options nearby, as well as outdoor activities like skiing, tennis, and hiking, there’s always a new adventure just down the road.

Check out these 5 properties in Wintergreen and Stoney Creek that might just make your next vacation a dream come true!

the living room and stone fireplace at 11 ravens roost point

11 Ravens Roost Point

With 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms, 11 Ravens Roost Point is an amazing home. This wonderfully secluded home adjoins the National Forest on one side and offers gorgeous seasonal views of the Shenandoah Valley. With just over 3,000 square feet, this home would happily house two families. Listed at $472,000,  this home’s top-of-the-line furnishings are included, so your next vacation is ready to start the moment you receive the keys.

39 windthistle lane exterior from the front

39 Windthistle Lane

This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, and is just over 3,000 square feet. 39 Windthisle Lane sits on 1.02 acres and is quite the find. As a golf-front property with beautiful mountain views, this home is just a minute from from golf, lake, and the breweries, cideries, and wineries of Stoney Creek. For just $555,000, this dream home could be yours.

beautiful spacious living room with floor to ceiling windows

67 Gray Birch Lane

If you’re craving a spacious mountain getaway, 67 Gray Birch Lane could be the one for you. This home features 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms, and comes in at just under 4,000 square feet. The real gem of this home is its soaring great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and wood-burning fireplace. This room gives the home a bright, open feel, perfect for enjoying the scenic mountain views. With a list price of $549,000, this could be your perfect mountain retreat.

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910 Devils Knob Loop

The view from 910 Devils Knob Loop is nothing short of breathtaking. Look out over the Blue Ridge Mountains from the deck of this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home. The glass railing ensures that your view is unobstructed, so you can take in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the comfort of your home. This home has more than 4,500 square feet and is currently listed for $640,000.

beautiful home in the mountains on a lake during the fall

512 Hunters Point

If you’re looking for the home that has it all, you’re looking for 512 Hunters Point. This waterfront home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms, and offers views of both the lake and the golf course. The copious windows are strategically placed to draw in natural light, keeping all 4,600 square feet of this home bright and airy. At $849,000 this home delivers both peace and privacy while still being only minutes from the amenities of Stoney Creek.

Ready to Join the Community?

If you’re interested in making any of these homes your very own mountain retreat or finding out more about buying a property in Wintergreen or Stone Creek, don’t hesitate to reach out. We have a wealth of resources to help you learn about your buying options, the local housing market, and the buying process itself.

Interested in seeing any of these properties? Call us at (877) 296-9860 for a showing!

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.

Invest and Buy a Home (or Two) ~ Wintergreen Resort

GREEN-COINS

Invest and buy a home …or two

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that:

“The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. Affordability is still at an all-time high.”

When asked how the average person could take advantage of the current real estate market and invest at the time, Paulson said:

“Invest and Buy a home and, if you can, buy a second home.”

Two years ago, Paulson reiterated his statement, saying:

“I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you’re the owner-occupier of.”

Who is John Paulson and why should you listen to him?

Paulson is the person who, back in 2005 & 2006, made a fortune betting that the subprime mortgage mess would cause the real estate market to collapse. He understands how the housing market works and knows when to buy and when to sell.

What do others think of Paulson?

According to Forbes, John Paulson is:

“A multibillionaire hedge fund operator and the investment genius.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, Paulson is:

“A hedge fund tycoon who made his name, and a fortune, betting against subprime mortgages when no one else even knew what they were.” 

So… Is what he said still true? Should we invest?

The core reasons behind Paulson’s statements still ring true today! invest!  Why does he believe homeownership is such a great investment?

Paulson broke down the math of homeownership as an investment:

1. “Today financing costs are extraordinarily low.”

The latest numbers from Freddie Mac show us that you can still get a 30-year mortgage at historically low rates of under 4%.

2. “And if you put down, let’s say, 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent,” as many experts predict, “then you would be up 50 percent on your investment.”

How many are seeing a 50% return on a cash investment right now?

Paulson goes on to compare the long term financial benefits of owning versus renting:

3. “And you’ve locked in the cost over the next 30 years. And today the cost of owning is somewhat less than the cost of renting. And if you rent, the rent goes up every year. But if you buy a 30-year mortgage, the cost is fixed.”

Bottom Line

Whenever a billionaire gives investment advice, people usually clamor to hear it. This billionaire gave simple advice – if you don’t yet live in your own home, go buy one! 

Wintergreen Resort is the east coasts premier four season resort. Check out their recent accolades. If you would like to discuss property ownership options at Wintergreen for vacation, investment, or even full time living Contact Us. We are your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.

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.

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Contact ~ BRIAN CHASE ~ your Wintergreen VA Real Estate Resource

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!

 

 

Wintergreen Jubilee ~ 4th July Fireworks

Wintergreen Jubilee Fireworks

Wintergreen Jubilee Fireworks

Wintergreen Jubilee Firework Display

The Wintergreen Jubilee to celebrate the 4th July is not to be missed. It is a full three day birthday celebration with numerous activities for everyone. There will be music, a block party, a movie under the stars, chairlift rides, games for the entire family and of course, FIREWORKS!  Check out the complete activities here.

The Founders Overlook is the Place to Be

The Wintergreen Jubilee Fireworks can be viewed from the mountain top or from below. Almost anywhere will let you enjoy a fabulous display.  However, viewing them from the Founders Overlook is a special treat!  Be warned however visitors and residents alike set up deck-chairs and picnic blankets at this famous overlook from early morning as the sight of the fireworks from there is so spectacular. You will witness the most awesome firework display ever.  The Overlook lines up with the top height of the fireworks. They are set off below and therefore when you sit at the Overlook to watch they seem to be coming right towards you at eye level. It’s as if you are part of the fireworks themselves as they burst into a plethora of colors and shapes. This is a uniquely spectacular sight.

Your Wintergreen Resort Real Estate HQ

If you are thinking of buying a vacation mountain home, a mountain condo, or a property for investment work with Wintergreen Resort’s official real estate company, Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties.  We hope you will make Wintergreen your home away from home.  There is always something to enjoy.

Brian Chase ~ your Wintergreen VA Real Estate Resource

Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen Resort has to offer. Let experts show you why this is the premier four seasons resort of the Mid Atlantic. And remember, when you buy or sell with Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties, you are investing in Wintergreen’s future – contact us today.

 

 

 

 

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

Wildlife at Wintergreen Resort, VA

Wildlife in the Mountains

Chipmont are fun to watch

Chipmonk relaxing in the sunshine.

Wintergreen Resort is a wonderful place to live. Not only is the wild and untamed beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains awesome but the wildlife is fascinating. It is a Nature Lover’s paradise. One could watch numerous bird species from Hummingbirds to Golden Eagles, and animal species from Chipmonks to Raccoons, and Bobcats to Black Bears. Looking out of the window of a mountain home you may often see wild turkeys, deer and black bears wandering past if you are lucky.

Are there Wild Animals In Wintergreen?

There certainly are a lot of wild animals who live in mountain areas,  One of the tasks of the Wintergreen Nature Center is the observation and detailing of the wildlife seen in the area. Residents would often report on what animal they happened to come across on hikes and may even bring photographs, taken at a safe distance of course. Sightings of wildlife are usually timed and dated as to when and where the particular animal was seen. This list is usually on display at the Nature Center and updated daily. The Nature Center holds new resident orientation talks on many of these subjects. They introduce subjects such as Wintergreen wildlife along with the conservation of the land itself. The TWNF teaches ways to react and behave around these animals should hikers/walkers meet any wildlife on the trails. There are always knowledgable staff and volunteers willing to advise. The volunteer naturalists and professional staff of the The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen manage the 6,000 acres of wilderness to ensure Wintergreen remains a beautiful, popular place. And, it really is. Watch for the next post on Black Bears

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Wildlife at Wintergreen A Hawk watching for breakfast

Why People Love Wintergreen.

If you are interested in finding a home in this wonderful place just call Brian Chase and The Chase Team, your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.  As a Wintergreen property owner and Member I’m ready to share my experience with you.

Call Brian Chase today.

 

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

Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Send Off Wintergreen Resort’s Snowsports Season in Style

Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Weekend The winter snowsports season is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends at Wintergreen. Soak up the last of the snow and celebrate the upcoming warmth at Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort.

Terrain Park Party

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 10am

Terrain Park will be expanded to include ALL of Dobie! The energy on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be at an all-time high this weekend. Show off your skills and be prepared for a fantastic time!

Helmets and valid lift tickets required.

Pond Skimming

Saturday, March 21 | 2pm

Strap on your skis or snowboard and fly down the hill fast enough to make it across the water waiting for you at the bottom of the slope! Points for costume creativity are counted.

Costumes and valid lift tickets required. Registration begins at 10am and awards are at 2:30pm. 

Skiing and Riding

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 9am-5pm

Get your ski or snowboard on and enjoy one of the final weekends on the slopes at Wintergreen Resort!

To learn more and for videos of last year’s fun, visit the official Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Bash Weekend page. This is sure to be a weekend you don’t want to miss!

Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen

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!

If you’re considering selling your Wintergreen property, find out the value of your property and list with the Chase Team for the results you want.

Until next time,

Brian Chase