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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!

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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.

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!

 

 

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

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

Devil’s Knob Golf Opening Day 2015

FORE! Look out, opening day is coming! Devil’s Knob Golf Course at Wintergreen Resort is opening for the season on April 18th. 

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Sitting at 3,850 feet, Devil’s Knob is the highest golf course in Virginia. It is also continually hailed as one of the best in the state. The Blue Ridge mountaintop location offers incredible 50-mile panoramic views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish Valleys. The elevation provides cooler temperatures on the course making it an ideal place to escape the summer heat.

The course boasts a surprisingly level terrain, narrow fairways, speedy greens, and of course stunning surroundings. The pro shop, locker room, fine dining, and a snack shop can be found in the massive clubhouse.

Devil’s Knob is one of two golf courses at Wintergreen Resort, located in Central Virginia right alongside the renowned Blue Ridge Parkway. Wintergreen Resort offers four seasons of mountain sports, outdoor recreation and a variety of other amenities.

Visit the Wintergreen Resort website for more information including maps and picture of all 18 holes.

Wintergreen: Your Home Away From Home

If you want to find the perfect mountain escape, look no further. Wintergreen Resort features awe-inspiring vistas and a exciting activities for every passion. Let The Chase Team help you find your dream vacation home. Contact us for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs.

Until next time,

Brian

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

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

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

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

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

Until next time,

Brian

 

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

 

New Year’s Eve Events at Wintergreen Resort

Kick off 2015 the right way! New Year’s Eve is a magical time at Wintergreen Resort. At this time of the year, the resort is a winter wonderland with a celebration for every taste. You can spend the day on the slopes and choose from a variety of party styles to find the perfect place to spend your New Year’s Eve. We have listed a few of the most enticing events here:

Wintergreen New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve Fireworks The slopes will be open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 am to 9pm on December 31. They close an hour earlier than usual to prepare for the fireworks display at 10 pm. Whichever party you choose, be sure to find a great view of the show! The fireworks lighting up the mountains is a magnificent sight. And make your plans early, because many parties require reservations!

Devils Grill 
5:30pm-midnight
Dinner by Chef Tyler Canon is always a creative culinary treat, and New Year’s Eve will be no exception. Stick around after dinner for live music by the Batesville, a rhythm and blues band with an Appalachian flair. Enjoy classic covers of Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and more.

Commonwealth Ballroom 
7pm-midnight
If you prefer to dance the night away, an elegant evening at the Commonwealth Ballroom is for you. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeurves, a three-course dinner, dessert buffet, coffee bar, and a midnight champagne toast with live music provided by Adrian Duke Project. Get down to everything from Rock n’ Roll to Motown with this talented six-piece band.

Teen New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am
For the younger crowd, a celebration at The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center will include games on Xbox, Wii, Kinect systems, a mechanical bull and much more! Refreshments are provided and prizes will be given out every hour.  Children Skiing Wintergreen Resort

Treehouse Kids New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am 
Children ages 4-12 can kick off their New Year with games, movies, popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream.

Celebrations will continue into New Year’s day! Slopes open back up at 9 am on January 1, and live entertainment starts at 9:30 pm at the Edge.

For more parties and information, visit the Wintergreen Resort website.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want to join in on the fun that we have at Wintergreen Resorts, 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. Let the Chase Team help you find your piece of paradise!

Have a safe and fun evening, and a Happy New Year!

Until next time,

Brian

Have a Blast Is At The Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival

Banjo and BluegrassAre you ready for an entire afternoon of great bluegrass music? Of course you are! Coming soon to The Wintergreen Resort (VA) is the 9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival for another year of wonderful music and good times. For those that have attended the previous events, you can attest to the terrific fun had by all. This is truly the spirit of Virginia: good music, good people, and good times.

 

Be Sure to Wear Your Dancing Shoes

The natural beauty of the Virginia Piedmont serves as a gorgeous backdrop for some of the best acts in bluegrass and Americana at this year’s Festival. Hold on to your hats because this year’s performers are set to raise the bar even higher from last year. Performers will include:

For more information about each act be sure to click on their name above. Renowned for their talents, they’ll be sure to add even more life to an already lively event!

Rockin’ Good Fun!

Come on out and join us for an entire afternoon of fun in the Virginia Piedmont sun. The event details are as follows:

  • Event Date: Friday, August 16, 2014
  • Event Time: Noon – 7pm
  • Cost: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students, FREE for Children 6 years of age or younger
  • Where: Salem Stadium

Tickets for the event can be purchased the day of the Festival at the Dunlop Pavilion Ticket Booth. So let’s all get out, get together, and have some bluegrass fun!

Until we meet,

Brian

 

The Glory of the Blue Ridge Tunnel

Blue Ridge TunnelThe Blue Ridge Tunnel is one of the most historic and beautiful landmarks in the State of Virginia and has continued to impress throughout the generations. Originally completed in 1858, at the time it was the world’s longest tunnel stretching a then massive 4,273 feet and was intended for trains to pass from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Ohio River Valley.

To this day, the Virginia Blue Ridge Tunnel is hailed as an unbelievable feat of engineering and remains a major attraction of the area. In 1976 it was deemed a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers and it sits 700 feet under the crest of the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap.

Celebrate the Essence of Virginian History

Come out and join us along with local author and Affiliate Fellow at the Virginia Center for Humanities, Mary E. Lyons, to talk about her new book “The Blue Ridge Tunnel:  A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia”.  This wonderful writing follows three Irish families as they persist through the elements and social handicaps to help construct Crozet’s renowned tunnel as well as their own slice of the American dream.

  • Deadline for Sign-Up: August 1.
  • Event Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
  • Event Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Cost: FREE for Members of The Nature Foundation, $5 for Non-Members.
  • Where: The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen (3421 Wintergreen Dr. Roseland, VA, 22967)

I look forward to seeing you all there as we come together to appreciate The Blue Ridge Tunnel and all that it stands for: hard work, perseverance, and the true essence of America.

Until we meet,

Brian