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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Make Wintergreen Your Home Base

Wintergreen is centrally located in beautiful Nelson County with endless options for exploring this fascinating area. From the Red, White & Brew Trail, to peach and apple orchards, which we fondly call the Fruit Loop Trail, to Civil War sites and presidential homes, a stay at Wintergreen can combine the best of the resort with local flavor.

Red, White & Brew Trail

One of the most popular ways to make Wintergreen your home base is to take a tasting tour. Explore the world of wine, microbrews, hard cider and spirits. Nelson County has 20 sipping options making repeat trips a necessity. See more!

Local Orchards on the Fruit Loop

History runs deep in Nelson County and many of the orchards that dot the landscape have roots going back generations. From May to December you have a unique opportunity to taste and tour the best of Nelson County. From peaches and Asian pears to berries and cherries and the best selection of apples, discover your favorite with the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop. See more!

Presidential Homes

Make Wintergreen the hub for a presidential tour of historic homes, all within a short drive of the resort. Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar ForestJames Madison’s MontpelierJames Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland and Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library and Museum, and enjoy the beauty of Virginia while learning about these great men and their contributions to our nation.

Civil War Trail

Much of the Civil War was fought in Virginia and the state of Virginia has compiled five regional programs that tell the interesting stories of the war. So Explore Virginia’s back roads and learn some history while driving and walking through history. You can discover two campaigns that took place close to Wintergreen, The Shenandoah Valley Avenue of Invasion and Lee’s Retreat, The Final Campaigns. Just check out Virginia’s Civil War Trails program for full color maps and details of the campaigns.


Whether you’re looking for a dramatic waterfall, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, or trails made from railroad beds, Nelson County has lots of options to get out and explore this beautiful part of the world. See more!

Scenic Drives

For those who love a road trip, use Wintergreen as your starting point for some truly spectacular drives.

Parkway North. At the gatehouse turn right and go up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right and go north for 13.5 miles. While on the parkway, feel free to stop at the various overlooks and the views of the Shenandoah Valley on the west. Humpback Rock at milepost 5.8 is a great hike that’s worth the uphill climb for the 360 degree panoramic view from the summit. At the end of the Parkway, turn East on Rt. 250. On your right is the stunningly beautiful Rockfish Valley. Go five miles to Rt. 151 and turn right, going south. Along this drive you’ll find wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries all waiting to welcome you to taste their products. Turn right on Rt. 664 to wind your way back to Wintergreen.

Parkway South. At the gatehouse turn right and go up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn left going south on the Parkway. You’ll go to milepost 27 and turn left on Rt. 56. As you wind your way down, look for Crabtree Falls. You can take the two mile hike to the top of the falls, which is particularly dramatic after a rain storm. As you continue down Rt. 56 stop off at some of the local orchards and sample the fruit in season. Turn left on Rt. 151 and wind through Brent’s Mountain pass. Be sure to stop by Devils Backbone before you turn left on Rt. 664 and head back up the mountain.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Weekend Update!

Memorial Weekend 2017 is shaping up perfectly! Time to take a break from work and the hustle and bustle of daily life and welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains. See all Memorial Weekend activities.

Hot Rates Still Available!

Lodging is filling up quickly, but if you act fast you won't have to miss out on this fantastic holiday weekend.

Right now, Hot Rates start at $139, but they'll go up as we fill up. Hot Rates are special lodging prices for guest rooms and condominiums. These rates will start low when there is lots of availability. The rate will increase as availability decreases.   

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival

On Saturday, Blues & Brews is the theme with music being the highlight. We’ll top it off with a micro-brew festival, blues music, an arts & craft fair, block party, and a day at the Lake - Lake Monocan opens for the season! We’ll also have the first races of the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series, The Cliffhanger Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run! Here's the live music lineup:

Saturday, May 27 

Sunday, May 28 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Adventures in Makeup

My normal makeup mission has only two real objectives: camouflage under eye circles and cover blemishes. If I accomplish these objectives I put the day in the “win” column.

But now I am engaged to be married. The wedding is in August at Wintergreen and I really have no idea how to do my makeup, or even how to direct someone to do my makeup for me.

Luckily, The Spa at Wintergreen Came to My Rescue

Yesterday was their Jane Iredale Makeup Launch party, and I got a 30 minute consultation and makeup lesson with the lovely, talented, and patient Valerie.

This is what Valerie had to deal with:

Why Jane Iredale?

There are a million products, right? They all promise miracles. Many leave us disappointed. Why does The Spa at Wintergreen use Jane Iredale Makeup?

The Result

I learned a lot. Valerie took the time to try different shades on me, ask about my wedding, my flowers, and what I wanted to look like. She explained what she was using, how to use it, and had an assistant write everything down for me. This was SO helpful. Now I can come back and buy more products when I am ready, and I will already know which ones will look the best on me. I won’t waste money on something I don’t like. Plus, now we have a game plan for the makeup on my wedding day!

Now that I’ve tried a high quality makeup line, I realize how harsh some of the grocery store makeups can be. My skin is just too sensitive for me to ever enjoy using those products. Jane Iredale makeup was much better for sensitive skin and eyes. It also made me feel like I was doing something good for my skin. Instead of covering up things that I don’t like, I was giving my skin the things it needs to look its best. It was like health food for your face.

So whether you have a special event planned (a wedding?!) or you just want to do something kind for your skin, booking a makeup lesson and/or a facial with Valerie is so helpful, relaxing, and fun!

Learn more about treatments at The Spa Salon, and Weddings Services at The Spa.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tread & Trail From a Pro's Perspective

The Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series is almost here - first races are Memorial Day Weekend

If you've never done the Tread & Trail before, here's the deal. Three race weekends, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Columbus Day Weekend. Each race weekend will feature a mountain bike race and a trail run. Enter as many races as you want - mountain biking, trail running, or both! Each race will offer participants opportunities to score some valuable points. A King and Queen with the most points will be crowned after the final race.

Tread and Trail Series #1: Cliffhanger Challenge

The first races are May 27-28 over Memorial Day Weekend. Both races will follow a cross country format leading you through long bursting climbs and exhilarating downhills.

What A Pro Thinks

Hear what professional mountain biker Jeremiah Bishop loves about the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series in the video below. Jeremiah is a professional mountain biker, Pan American Games Gold Medalist, eleven-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, and two-time National Champion. We are sure there are MANY more honors, but those are just the highlights! Jeremiah came to pre-ride our trails this week and was kind enough to film some videos with us. Throughout the summer, Jeremiah will share a series of mountain biking tips about how to conquer the trails on our mountain, so keep an eye out for future videos!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Memorial Weekend Bands Announced!

Welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains! We are excited to announce the live music lineup for the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival over Memorial Day Weekend:

Saturday, May 27

Sunday, May 28

All About Blues, Brews & BBQ

It's a weekend full of activities for the whole family. Here's the lineup:

Plus, all the outdoor pools open for the season, including Lake Monocan. Throw in some golf, tennis, hiking, a trip to the spa and cool mountain breezes and you're sure to have a perfect holiday weekend.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Only a Few Spots Left - Jane Iredale Makeup Launch Party!

We only have a few spots left for the Jane Iredale Launch Party this Sunday. If you are interested, please call soon, 434-325-8562!

We are very excited to begin offering Jane Iredale Makeup at The Spa at Wintergreen. Certified organic botanicals, innovative formulas, advanced technology, and anti-aging benefits are only the beginning. Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, certified cruelty-free and manufactured in the USA, this makeup will make you look and feel great. Learn more about Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale The Skin Care Makeup® Launch Party 
Get Gorgeous in 30
May 21, 12-5 pm

To celebrate our new makeup line, we're throwing a 30-30-30 party. This means:

Come try out this fabulous new makeup line! Everyone is welcome, Members, guests, Call 434-325-8562 to book your 30 minute appointment or request an appointment with our online form.

jane iredale launch party flier

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, May 15, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Opens For Dinner Tonight!

Stoney Creek is everyone's favorite spot in the valley to enjoy good food, drink, friends, and views of the mountains. And starting tonight, SCB&G we will begin serving dinner on Friday and Saturday nights this season. Come out for opening dinner! For reservations, call 434-325-8110. 

New Dinner Menu

Get a taste Chef Bill's latest and greatest. From light and refreshing like the Crab Salad or Thai Lettuce Wraps, to heartier fare like the Filet Béarnaise or Snapper Vera Cruz, this menu has plenty for everyone to enjoy. Check out the new Dinner Menu!

New Featured Beers

Summer Seasonals have arrived and they're only around for a limited time. Try a bottle of Sam Adams Summer Ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat or Blue Mountain Rockfish Wheat. Or next time you're in the Snack Shop, try a can of Devils Backbone Trail Angel Weiss. They'll all be perfect companions for summer in the valley.

Mother's Day - Sunday, May 14

If you haven't made a reservation yet, give us a call before we fill up! Treat Mom to our delicious brunch buffet full of fluffy Western egg casserole, applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, cheesy grits, chicken cordon bleu, stuffed shells, and more! See the full menu. For reservations, call 434-325-8110. Plus, see all other Mother's Day activities at the Resort.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, May 12, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Mother's Day Dining!

Did you know that more phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year? While calling Mom is always a good idea, we think there are even better ways to show Mom how much you love her.


Treating Mom to a delicious meal also means no cooking or dirty dishes for anyone! 


Pamper Mom at the annual Mother's Day Tea Party at The Spa!
Specialty teas and treats will be served on May 13-14 and you'll enjoy 10% off of any Signature Service booked for Mom. This is always a popular event, so book early! Please call 434-325-8562 to schedule your appointment, or use our Spa Reservation Request Form.

Mother's Day Plant Sale

Stock up on native plants from The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, May 13, 10 am-3 pm at The Greenhouse. Location: one half mile west of The Ski Barn on Beech Grove Road (Route 664). Why choose native plants? 

The Gift of Wintergreen

Gift Certificates are always a great gift for Mom. Redeem at any of our shops, for spa treatments, dining, accommodations or tennis and golf lessons! Order a Gift Certificate

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, May 08, 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend With Hot Rates!

Kick off your summer with our annual Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival! Here's the lineup:

Plus, all the outdoor pools open for the season, including Lake Monocan. Throw in some golf, tennis, hiking, a trip to the spa and cool mountain breezes and you're sure to have a perfect holiday weekend.

Hot Rates Starting at $129

Hot Rates are special lodging prices for guest rooms and condominiums. These rates will start low when there is lots of availability. The rate will increase as availability decreases. Book early to get the best rate! 

Booking your reservation through Wintergreen Resort ensures access to all resort facilities, including exclusive amenities. See more in the Wintergreen Advantage.   

*Restrictions apply, rates vary depending on dates of stay; not valid in any homes; not available for all unit types; not available on all dates. See all details, terms and conditions in Wintergreen Resort's Rental Policies.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, May 05, 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017

Take Aim: Archery Returns on Saturday!

One of our most popular new activities in the last few years is Archery. It’s not just the popularity of The Hunger Game and Katniss Everdeen – target practice is fun for everyone, and has a lot of health benefits too!

Health Benefits

Make Plans to Play

Archery will be available on Saturdays starting May 6, and more frequently after Memorial Day. Learn more about Archery at Wintergreen. When you’re ready to take aim, please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation.

Other Spring Things

During the spring, you can have a ton of fun at Discovery Ridge on Saturdays and Sundays.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, May 01, 2017