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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.

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 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

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

 

The Glory of Wintergreen Resort

Putting for the BirdieFounded in the late 1960s, Wintergreen Resort has become the realized plan of an early group of investors that saw the great potential for the area. Nestled serenely in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Resort has slowly developed into a haven for those looking to escape the ills of city life. It’s development over time has been nothing short of phenomenal.

With eight ski slopes and many chair lifts already in operation, the Wintergreen Development Inc. was founded in 1975 and shortly afterwards in 1976 began the construction of the famed Devil’s Knob Golf Course. With the renowned Ellis and Dan Maples responsible for the design and build of the Course, it was destined for greatness.

In 1978, the Mountain Tennis Center followed with the Mountain Inn and Conference Center on its heels in 1980. The year 1984 saw the Wintergarden spa open its doors for the first time. A year later the Wildflower Park was given tribute by the former first lady Lady Bird Johnson to preserve the native plants and then came 1988. That’s the year all 18 holes of gorgeous Stoney Creek were unveiled. Designed by the incomparable Rees “Open Doctor” Jones, this Course was built to spoil all comers.

The World Knows This Is the Place To Be

With so much beauty and fun to be had here at Wintergreen Resort, it’s no wonder it has become and has seemingly always been one of the more coveted places in the world to be. As more and more discover the luxuries here, the awards and renowned events continue to flood in. Here are just a few at a glance:

Awards Won: 

  • Rated four stars by Golf Digest – Best Places to Play 
  • Best Golf Resort (Platinum) – Blue Ridge Country Magazine (2013)
  • Named runner-up for Best New Resort Courses – Golf Digest (1990) 
  • Awarded Best Golf Courses in the Mid Atlantic – Washington Post 
  • Ranked #9 – Best Course Near You by Golf Magazine (2008)

Key Events Held: 

  • Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship (2003-04)
  • Virginia State Junior Amateur Championship (2006) 
  • Virginia Women Team Matches (2008) 
  • Virginia Mid-Amateur Championships (2008)
  • Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship (2009) 
  • VSGA Amateur Championship Qualifier (2011)

If you haven’t yet experienced all that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, it is definitely time you treat yourself to its spoils. After all, you deserve it, right?

Until next time,

Brian