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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.

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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.

The 5 Best Ways to Stay Active at Wintergreen Resort This Winter

Whether you have made New Year’s resolutions to get in shape or just want to make the most of your winter vacation, there are dozens of activities you can enjoy at Wintergreen Resort. This mountain paradise encompasses 11,000 acres of nature trails, golf course fairways, a world-class terrain park, award-winning spa and fitness center, and other enjoyable amenities. Here’s how you can enjoy the best activities this resort has to offer.

1. Go Skiing or Snowboarding

skiier on a mountain

Wintergreen Resort’s signature feature is its incredible ski slopes. For years, it has received awards for “Best Terrain Park,” “Best Ski Resort,” and “Best Snow Skiing Spot” from publications such as Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, and the Washington Post. Ski season is officially underway — enjoy!

If you love to spend time on the slopes and are considering buying a vacation home, why not consider one of these walk-to-ski units or ski-front condos for sale?

2. Exercise at the Aquatics & Fitness Center

resort visitor at fitness class

Cardio, weightlifting, and swimming are activities you can enjoy at Wintergreen’s excellent fitness center. Fitness programs, such as yoga and water aerobics, are also available for resort visitors and vacation home owners.

If you want to be close to the spa and fitness center, consider a condo at Highlands, North Ridge, Stone Ridge, or Trillium Place.

3. Play Tennis, Even When It’s Snowing

tennis ball and racquet

With 19 outdoor courts and 3 indoor courts available at Wintergreen Resort, you can play tennis any time of year, even when it’s snowing. The indoor tennis courts are located at the Devils Knob tennis facility, which is where you’ll also find the Wintergreen Tennis Academy.

4. Golf at the Stoney Creek Course

older man and little kid playing golf

Wintergreen’s mountaintop golf course, Devils Knob, may be closed for the season, but its sister golf course is playable year round. Since the Stoney Creek Golf Course is located in the beautiful Rockfish River valley, the weather around this course is typically several degrees warmer than the Devils Knob course, allowing you to go skiing on the mountain in the morning and golfing in valley in the afternoon.

5. Go Ice Skating at Shamokin Ice

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Strap on your skates and hit the ice — Wintergreen Resort’s Shamokin Ice is one of the best ways to stay active and make the most of your winter vacation. This winter amenity is popular among guests and property owners, so make sure you reserve your tickets early.

Choose a Vacation Home at Wintergreen

With these and more year-round activities available to resort visitors and property owners, it’s no wonder that Wintergreen Resort has received many accolades for its amenities! If you’re looking for a winter (or year-round!) vacation destination like no other, consider purchasing a condominium close to your favorite Wintergreen Resort activities.

Call us at (877) 296-9860 or start searching for available properties to see what else Wintergreen Resort has to offer.

Top 5 Year-Round Activities at Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort is famous for winter skiing at the terrain park and summer fun at Lake Monocan. But did you know that Wintergreen Resort is a year-round destination?

There is always something fun to do at the resort. If you have been searching for your new favorite vacation spot or your own private getaway at this resort, here are the top 5 activities you can enjoy no matter the season.

5. Swimming

children playing on a trampoline on the lakeWintergreen Resort has more than one place to relax in the water. While Lake Monocan is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the resort’s award-winning Wintergarden has an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, and a heated indoor pool for fun any day of the year.

The Ledges is located across the street from the Wintergarden, while several homes in Stoney Creek are close to Lake Monocan.

4. Having Adventures at Discovery Ridge

Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor adventures, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center has plenty of things for you to enjoy year-round. Though hours vary by season, all of its activities include:

  • archery range
  • bungee trampoline
  • climbing wall
  • gaming consoles
  • indoor inflatables
  • miniature golfing
  • The Plunge tubing park
  • The Zip

3. Spending Time at the Spa

a person getting a hand massageNo vacation is complete without a visit to the spa. The Wintergarden not only offers swimming, but it also has a fitness center and spa services.

Professional services range from Swedish massages to Shiatsu, all to help you relax and enjoy the most of your vacation at Wintergreen Resort.

2. Mountain Biking

The mountain terrain makes biking a popular year-round activity at Wintergreen Resort. Bring your bike and tackle the intermediate and expert trails, or participate in the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series. The mountain bike portions of the series take place on Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Columbus Day Weekend.

Want to find a condo closest to the biking trails? Try the Mountain Inn Condominiums or The Timbers (an ideal ski location in the winter).

1. Hiking

someone wearing a hiking shoeWintergreen Resort boasts an extensive trail system, featuring dozens of trails that vary in difficulty and length for the perfect excursion through the woods. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Trillium House garden or test your skills on the Old Appalachian Trail.

Want to plan your next hiking trip at the resort? View our list of the top 10 hiking trails.

Find Your Own Year-Round Retreat at Wintergreen Resort

Don’t miss out on the best vacation destination in Virginia. Wintergreen Resort offers condominiums and mountain homes that can turn any ordinary getaway into the ultimate resort experience, no matter what time of year.

As Wintergreen real estate experts, we can help you easily find your perfect vacation home. If you have a dream location or property in mind, call us at (877) 296-9860 for your personal tour.

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 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

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities at Wintergreen Resort

Go Wintergreen for Memorial Day Weekend

Head to Wintergreen Resort for a fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy great food, live music, and more this year between May 22 and May 25.

Kick off the weekend with storytelling around a bonfire followed by live music on Friday night beginning at 8 PM.

On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy an All American Breakfast Buffet at the Copper Mine Bistro, a children’s program at the Treehouse, an arts and crafts showcase, a block party, and more!

Then finish off the weekend by spending a day at the lake on Monday, May 25. Lake Monocan is open for the season.

Make sure to visit the full schedule of exciting events.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Sit back and enjoy great local bands perform in the Battle of the BCrowd of people enjoying music concertands, blues style, as the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival begins on Saturday, May 23. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the Battle of the Brews featuring local micro breweries.

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday between 11 AM and 6 PM. Come out and support local bands and breweries!

Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run

As part of the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Wintergreen presents the annual Cliffhanger Challenge. The mountain bike race is back for its third year, and 2015 marks the debut of the trail run.

The cross-country Mountain Bike Race will have three levels. Beginner racers will take one lap, sport racers will take two laps, and expert racers will take three laps around the nearly 6-mile course. The race follows Wintergreen’s ski terrain from Acorn to Highlands and will feature lots of challenging elevation changes. Prizes will include gift certificates and tickets for the lift, tubing, and recreation to use at Wintergreen Resort.

The first annual Cliffhanger Challenge Trail Run is 7k course that goes from Acorn to Highlands. There are one- and two-lap divisions for participants. Proceeds from the race will help support the Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

For more information, check out the Cliffhanger Challenge information page.

Invest in a Home at Wintergreen Resort

Experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, including Memorial Day weekend celebrations. Find a beautiful vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every season. Wintergreen Resort offers golf course homes, ski front condos, walk to ski condos, and more.

If you’re interested in buying a Wintergreen Resort home or selling your vacation home, contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, give you the results you’re looking for.

Until next time,

Brian

Presidents’ Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Looking for Things to Do This Presidents’ Day Weekend?

Celebrate the long weekend with a getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains! Wintergreen Resort is hosting a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment possibilities this Presidents’ Day Weekend. February often has some of the best conditions all season, so take advantage of the great skiing, snowboarding and tubing opportunities. Spend the day on the slopes, and unwind at night with live music at The Edge.

Live Entertainment At Wintergreen February 13-15

Live Music at The EdgeDJ Mixing Up The Tunes

Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5:30pm

Get hyped for a day on the slopes! Or relax with some tunes as you wrap up your day. Wintergreen’s energetic DJ will be spinning tunes on the snow outside of the rental shop all weekend. See you there!


Reggae with Greg Ward

The Edge| Saturday, 3-6pm

Take a break from the slopes and spend a fun, relaxing afternoon at The Edge. Replenish with a scrumptious late lunch or early dinner, and let Greg Ward soothe your soul with his smooth reggae sounds.

Southern Company

The Edge | Friday & Saturday, 9:30pm-close

Jam out with hits from Led Zeppelin to Johnny Cash and Jason Aldean to Journey, and everything in between. Southern Company is a seasoned group of 5 musicians whose variety of genres will have music lovers of all kinds on their feet. Spend an energetic evening at The Edge with spectacular views of the mountain. There’s even a late night food menu!

Fun On The Slopes This Weekend

Skiing and Snowboarding at Wintergreen ResortFreestyle Demo Day

Top of Acorn | Saturday & Sunday, 9am

Head to the top of Acorn to show off your best freestyle moves! This weekend will be an exciting showcase of freestyle skills from some of the best skiiers and snowboarders around.

NASTAR

Eagles Swoop | Saturday, 12-2pm

Short for NAtional STAndard Race, NASTAR is the world’s largest recreational ski and snowboard race program. Compete and compare your scores with friends and family regardless of where you race! NASTAR’s standardized scoring program is representative of the ability of each participant. You can even qualify for the national championships. 

Rail Jam (Event 3 of 5)

Terrain Park | Saturday, 5pm

The third of five Rail Jams throughout the season will be an exciting day of freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Show off your skills on the slopes – registration is $25, and prizes are awarded for each individual event. Compete in three out of five events to qualify for the grand prize!

Valid lift ticket required, register at Snowsports School Desk 3:30-4:40 pm.

Women’s Ski Clinic

Friday, 9am-2pm

Improve your skills in a comfortable setting! Wintergreen’s clinic is geared to women and instruction is provided by expert, patient PSIA instructors who want you to love the slopes as much as they do.

The clinic is $135 – lunch and instruction included, lift ticket and rental equipment are not.

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!

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

Wintergreen Resort is a Winter Paradise

Winter Mountaintop Fun at Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Mountain HomeIf you haven’t experienced wintertime in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’re missing out on a delightful winter retreat. Wintergreen is a resort paradise chock full of indoor and outdoor fun for all ages, nestled in one of the most scenic areas in the state of Virginia.

The beautiful resort has more to offer than just amazing skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sip hot cocoa fireside and enjoy the stunning views, spend a day pampering yourself at the spa, catch a freestyle winter sport competition, or enjoy a cool round of golf at Stoney Creek Golf Club (winter temperatures  in are typically in the 50s!).

No matter what your idea of a cold weather escape, Wintergreen Resort has you covered. And with a convenient location only 1.5 hours from Richmond and under 3 hours from Washington, D.C., your winter getaway is only a short drive away.

Exciting Winter Sports at Wintergreen Resort

The slopes at Wintergreen Resort are a snowy playground for winter sports, and the resort provides high quality, easy to use rental equipment for your enjoyment. Wintergreen has 32 trails in varying difficulty levels available for skiing and snowboarding, and nearly half of these trails are open for night skiing/snowboarding.

The patient and passionate instructors at Wintergreen Resort offer ski and snowboarding instruction for all ages and abilities. The resort has everything from children’s and college programs to women’s clinics and private and group lessons. Hone your skills in a comfortable setting.

Wintergreen Resort is home to The Plunge, Virginia’s largest tubing park. Fly down the 900 ft. snow tubing hill, reaching speeds of 30mph.  Enjoy the thrills of winter sports without spills. There are 12 tubing lanes to keep lines to a minimum, and a conveyor lift to conveniently carry you and your tube to the top for another ride.

The excitement at Terrain Park never ends. Here, skiers and snowboarders will find a progression of features such as jibs, rails, tabletops, and spines designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels. The layout of Terrain Park is frequently changed to keep things interesting, and allows riders to truly hone their freestyle skills. Wintergreen also hosts the Winter Terrain Park Series, including three Rail Jams, two Slopestyles, and several Freestyle Double Cross Events. These competitive events are open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, and prizes are awarded to winners throughout the season.

Other Refreshing Outdoor Activities

Located in the heart of the mountain village, Shamokin Ice offers ice skating fun for the whole family. Just off the Blue Ridge Terrace, the neighborhood pond is convenient to The Edge, Copper Mine Bistro and Pryor’s Cafeteria.

In the winter months, temperatures in Stoney Creek Valley are typically in the 50s – perfect for a refreshing round of 9 or 18 holes at Stoney Creek Golf Club.

Stay warm with an enthusiastic round of tennis or bundle up and explore the many trails Wintergreen has to offer.

For the Younger Set

Children Skiing Wintergreen ResortYour little (and not-so-little) ones will always have a blast at Wintergreen Resort. From community events and holiday get-togethers, there will always be something to do.

The Treehouse offers ski lessons and full and half-day ski programs for kids of all ages and abilities.

Ridgely’s Fun Park, open winter weekends and holidays, offers a gentle hill for tubing, tunnels, bear paw snow shoes, a mini-tubing carousel, and much more. The park is a prime destination for winter fun for the young and the young at heart.

Wintergreen Restaurants: Dining Options for Every Taste

Wintergreen Resort has a variety of seasonal dining options for every palate and occasion. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it at one of Wintergreen’s fine eateries. During the winter months, visit Pryor’s Cafeteria, Blue Ridge Terrace Grille, Checkerberry Cabin, Chili Depot or BBQ Junction.

At The Copper Mine Bistro, enjoy a relaxed, comfortable dining experience – perfect for before or after a day on the links, courts, or slopes. The bistro serves a traditional breakfast and an innovative Mediterranean dinner menu. Lunch is served on weekends and holidays during the winter months.

Devils Grill is an exclusive dining establishment on Devils Knob Golf Course, featuring a cozy bar and upscale menu specializing in American Cuisine. Admittance is limited to registered resort guests, members, and members’ guests.

The Edge is a casual neighborhood eatery with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mingle with great food and great people at this popular hangout. Catch a breathtaking sunset over the mountain and enjoy an energetic bar scene.

Wintergreen Nightlife: Live Music at The Edge

After hours, The Edge transforms from a casual eatery to the best place for live, mountainside music. There is a diverse late night menu available after 10pm, and the Nachos Grande are to die for.

On weekends from November-March, live music begins at 9pm. The line-up includes local and nationally-recognized artists playing everything from jazz and rock to country and reggae.

The Spa at Wintergreen Resort

Spa at WintergreenAll of the outdoor activities at Wintergreen can be exhausting. Start or end your day pampering yourself at the Spa at Wintergreen, a full-service, destination spa. Rejuvenate your body and mind with everything from massages and skin care treatments to body wraps and couples retreats.

With pampering packages and seasonal treatments like the Hot Chocolate Indulgence, you may never want to leave. The exfoliating rich cocoa sugar scrub will smell good enough to eat, and your body will thank you after the full body chocolate essential oil application. Warm stones complete the indulgence.

You can even save 20% on overnight lodging when you book certain pampering packages. Treat yourself. You deserve it!

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, 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. 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 today.

Until next time,

Brian