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Friday, June 30, 2017

July 4th Weekend Tips!

Let the festivities begin! Here are some tips to make your July 4th Jubilee Weekend at Wintergreen successful.

Fireworks

  • FIREWORKS ARE ON JULY 3, but we have activities all weekend.
  • Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. The best place to see the sky light up is below the Blue Ridge Terrace on the grassy hill. Other great options include top of Acorn or from the Founder’s Vision Overlook.
  • There is no admission fee.

ResortBoards

  • NEW! ResortBoards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth!
  • Guided tours at 9 am and 5 pm, Friday, June 30-Tuesday July 4. Check This Week at Wintergreen for future hours of operation!
  • Learn more about ResortBoards

Scenic Chairlift Rides

  • Ride the Blue Ridge Express from 1-8 pm on July 3.
  • Cost: $5 for ages 6 and older, 5 and under ride for free. Complimentary for Members and extended family with valid ID.

Parking

  • Arrive early. We may have to close the gate due to capacity. Last year it closed around 8 pm.
  • Lots 1, 2, A & B will be for Wintergreen Resort Members. Parking attendants will direct you to available parking. See parking map.
  • Avoid the mass exodus after the fireworks, stick around for a special performance from E3 after the fireworks show. The Edge will also have live music from Practically Einstein after the fireworks, so there is no need to rush home.

Do Bring

  • Sweater for the evening, mountain temps are cooler.
  • Blanket and lawn chairs to make the day more comfortable.
  • Picnicking is permitted, but be sure to check out the food court offering all your summer favorites.

Don't Bring

  • Alcohol. Outside alcohol is not permitted due to ABC licensing. Coolers will be checked and outside alcohol will be confiscated. However, a nice selection of beer, wine, refreshments and food will be for sale on the Blue Ridge Terrace.
  • Sparklers.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 03, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July 4th Jubilee Bands!

One of our favorite summer weekends is almost here - our July 4th Jubilee! Live music, chairlift rides, a block party, arts and crafts showcase, movie under the stars, games for the entire family and of course, FIREWORKS! See all activities.

Fireworks are on Monday, July 3, this year - make sure you don't miss it!

Live Outdoor Music!

In addition to Live Music in The Edge each night, we've got great bands lined up to help you celebrate the U. S. of A. This year's headliner act is E3 - a fun, high-energy band who puts a fresh spin on songs you love. Their extensive song catalog covers it all; classic R&B, rock, reggae, funk, 80s, 90s, and even today's chart toppers.

Sunday, July 2

  • David Tewksbury - 11 am-2:30 pm
  • Bobby Midnight Band - 3-5 pm

Monday, July 3

  • Gypsy Town - Blue Ridge Terrace, 11 am-2:30 pm
  • Full Plate - Blue Ridge Terrace, 3-6 pm
  • Tequila Mocking Bird - Blue Ridge Terrace, 6:30-7:45 pm
  • E3 - Dunlop Pavillion, 8-9:30 pm
  • FIREWORKS SHOW - 9:30 pm
  • E3 - Dunlop Pavillion 9:50-10:30 pm


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mountain Biking at Wintergreen!

For the best-kept secret in mountain biking trails that are challenging, thrilling, and beautiful - look no further. Come ride with us!

Our trails are cross-country full loops with uphill and downhill portions suitable for intermediate or expert riders. The trails are not intended for beginner or inexperienced riders. On our trail map, intermediate riders should follow the yellow course, and expert riders can add/ride the red portions of the course for a greater challenge. Trail maps are available at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center. We don't rent bikes, it's strictly BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike!

Mountain Biking Trail Map

For more information about Mountain Biking at Wintergreen, including safety and responsibility code, please check out the Mountain Biking web page.

Tread & Trail

If you like mountain biking or cross country running, you won't want to miss the Tread & Trail Series

The Wintergreen Tread & Trail Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run Series, features race weekends on Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Columbus Day Weekend. Each weekend offers 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. 

The Wintergreen Trail & Tread Series is sponsored by Bold Rock Hard CiderBlue Ridge CycleryCrozet Running, and Wintergreen Real Estate.

Register online at Bikereg.com.

A Tip From The Pro

Earlier this summer, professional mountain biker Jeremiah Bishop rode the trails and gave us a bunch of tips to share with you all! This is the first in a series of five tips that he was kind enough (and awesome enough) to share. Jeremiah is a two-time National Champion, gold medalist at the Pan American Games, 11-time Member of the USA Cycling National Team, plus tons of other impressive titles. These tips will help you enjoy the trails at Wintergreen and get you ready for the next races in the Tread & Trail Series!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, June 26, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mountains of Adventure for Ultimate Summer Fun!

Today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, and the longest day of the year. The word solstice comes from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). The sun, as it reaches its northernmost position from the equator, seems to pause, or stop, and create the longest day of the year. It seems appropriate for the sun to take a moment to linger today. Summer is all about taking time to relax, appreciate, and experience.

So, in honor of the first day of summer, we pay tribute to one of our most summery programs: Mountains of Adventure!

For those that choose adventure this summer, and family activities that will please everybody on your crew, the Wintergreen Mountains of Adventure Pass is your ticket to fun. Each pass is loaded with tons of free and discounted activities and adventures:

  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Summer Tubing
  • Climbing Tower
  • The Zip
  • Lake Monocan - swimming, canoe, kayak, aqua cycle, and stand up paddle boards
  • Unlimited Mini Golf
  • Discounted Archery
  • And more!
  • See all activities and details



Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

How To Stay & Play!

Not only do we have two courses and two completely different designs, but when you book a Stay & Play package, you’ll get a great experience and a great value. Oh and did we mention that Devils Knob is Virginia’s highest course? Well, it is! So if you’ve been looking for the best experience and true mountain golf, look no further.

Vacations should be easy. To make your golf vacation as easy and enjoyable as possible, here’s a sample itinerary full of insider tips:

Day 1 – Arrival Friday

Stay & Play can last as many days as you want – we recommend Stay 2, Play 2. That way, you can play Stoney Creek on day of arrival or day of departure, and you can spend the entire middle day on the mountain to play Devils Knob.

On Your Way to Wintergreen
Start your vacation with a tasting tour! There’s wine, beer, and cider tastings along the road to Wintergreen – consider checking out Veritas, Bold Rock, Wild Wolf, Devils Backbone, or others along Nelson 151.

Check In: 4 pm
When checking in, be sure to look through This Week at Wintergreen for dining options, hours of operation, and events. Make sure your tee times are set up for the next 2 days!

Relax Before Dinner
Aquatics & Fitness Center - Hang out at the pool, work out in the fitness room, do a few laps, hit the sauna or steam rooms, then relax in the hot tubs.

Dinner
The Edge – from starters and salads, to hearty sandwiches, bowls and burgers, it's a great way to unwind from a hectic work week. You can even sit at the bar and watch a ballgame on one of the TVs, and if you stay past 9 there might be some live music!

Don’t Forget To Look Up!
Before you go to sleep, if it’s a clear night, step onto your deck or patio and do some stargazing.

Day 2 - Saturday

Breakfast
Fill up at The Copper Mine Bistro to fuel your day!

Golf Devils Knob
Get excited – you’re about to play Virginia’s highest course! This Ellis Maples designed 18 hole gem is a true mountaintop course with dramatic elevation changes. You’ll find narrow fairways, speedy greens and unsurpassed vistas. Typically 12-18 degrees cooler than surrounding areas, Devils Knob provides Virginia's coolest playing conditions throughout the summer and panoramic mountain foliage backdrop throughout the fall. If you love mountain golf, this is one for your bucket list.

Lunch
Grab a bite at the snack shop, or go all the way at Devils Grill.

Devils Grill - Overlooking Devils Knob 18th hole, Devils Grill serves elegant contemporary fare in a beautiful club setting. From tasty sandwiches and salads at lunch, to hearty steaks and chops at dinner, Devils Grill uses the freshest and highest quality locally sourced food. Devils Grill is great for lunch or dinner, and the patio also offers an easy-breezy view of the course. And since you’re staying with the resort, you have exclusive access to both the golf course and Devils Grill.

Afternoon Activities

Spa – After a day on the links, treat yourself to some TLC. The Arnica Sports Massage is geared to soothe tired muscles. Be sure to reserve your appointment before you come to guarantee the time and service that fits your schedule.

Hike – If you still have energy to burn, take a hike on over 30 miles of marked hiking trails and discover the beauty of The Blue Ridge Mountains.

Aquatics & Fitness – nobody would blame you for spending a little more time at the pool! Put your feet up on a chaise lounge and kick back.

Dinner

The Copper Mine Bistro - From tapas to pizza or luscious entrees. Our favorites are the Seafood Sauté, Lamb Rack or Short Ribs. Or just make a meal of the tapas – the Risotto Cakes are over the top.

Day 3 – Sunday

Breakfast
On your way to Stoney Creek Golf Course, stop at The Summit at Devils Backbone and grab a breakfast panini. See their menu.

Golf Stoney Creek
Upon completion of Stoney Creek, the "Open Doctor" Rees Jones remarked, "I think what Stoney Creek is to me, is one of the great settings in mountain golf." Offering spectacular vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Monocan, Shamokin and Tuckahoe "nines" wind their way through the Rockfish Valley and combine to make this a contemporary design classic. With surprising elevation changes, contoured greens and the occasional side hill lie, Jones brought the natural elements of the landscape into play: meandering streams, hardwood forests and pristine wetlands. A real joy to play!

Lunch
Stoney Creek Bar & Grill - Our restaurant in the valley sports an amazing veranda with fantastic mountain and golf course views. Choose from satisfying sandwiches like the Turkey BLT, Cheesesteak, or Smoked Ham, Apple and Goat Cheese Wrap. And for guilt free dining, the Chicken Cobb is satisfyingly delicious.

Before You Go
Spend a little time at Lake Monocan – lounge on the sandy beach or take a stand up paddle board for a spin.

On your way home, stop by Blue Ridge Pig in Nellysford. Bring the area’s best barbecue home for dinner!

Day 4 – Monday

Call Wintergreen and book your next Wintergreen getaway!

Stay & Play Starting at $99

Stay & Play starts at $99 (per person, per night) and includes accommodations AND a round of golf! It’s tough to find a better deal. But check out all of our Stay & Play packages - we have three versions!

See all Stay & Play Packages


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, June 19, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

July 4th Jubilee with FIREWORKS and Hot Rates!

Another amazing holiday weekend is almost here: our July 4th Jubilee!

It's a birthday party celebrating the red, white and blue, and this year you can take advantage of Hot Rates

Here's the lineup!  

  • Live Music Festival 
  • Local Brews and juicy BBQ on the Blue Ridge Terrace
  • Chairlift Rides - a family favorite - don't miss it!
  • Block Party for Kids
  • All-American Breakfast Buffet
  • Movie Under The Stars - Star Wars: Rogue One!
  • Arts & Crafts Showcase
  • And of course, the region's finest FIREWORKS on Monday, July 3!

See all July 4th Jubilee activities and details

See The Mountain Light Up

It's hard to explain how special it is to see fireworks on top of a mountain - it's so impressive! Get a preview of the show, as well as everything else we have planned for the July 4th Jubilee in the Mountain Minute below!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kids Treehouse Programs Start Tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, The Treehouse will be hiking, swimming, jumping, and playing at tennis, arts & crafts, archery and much more!  Make your reservations now so that your child doesn't miss out on the fun.

Vacation Fun For The Whole Family

At Wintergreen, there is plenty for the whole family to do together, but there are times when interests diverge. While your child is at the Treehouse, you'll have time to play too!

Take a tour of wineries and breweries in the area, book a spa treatment, round of golf, or anything else your heart desires. Be as active as you want to be or as relaxed as you need to be.

Call us today at 866-470-8608 and our reservation specialists will help plan the summer getaway that’s a perfect fit for your family.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, June 12, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Wintergreen in June!

Right now, the mountain laurel is in full bloom. As spectacular as that is, it didn't even make our list of the Top 4 Reasons to Visit Wintergreen in June!

Drumroll, please...

1) Mountains of Adventure Starts June 10

Looking for adventure? Mountains of Adventure passes bundle tons of free and discounted activities. From ziplining to kayaking, it's guaranteed fun for the whole family. The Wintergreen Mountains of Adventure Pass is your ticket to fun.

2) Father's Day Festivities

Father's Day Weekend is June 16-18 - make Dad feel like a King! From golf and tennis to touring the Brew Ridge Trail, we've got tons of activities for you to do with Dad. We've even got a Spa Special just for Dads! Don't forget to stop by the Father's Day Breakfast Buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro on Sunday from 7:30-11:30 am. Choose from chocolate chip and peanut butter pancakes, crisp golden waffles, corned beef hash eggs Benedict, made to order omelettes and more!  

3) Learning Vacations

Get an advanced degree in Summer Fun. Major in relaxation, adventure, nature, or just plain fun. From camps for kids and lessons for all, to the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, programs at The Nature Foundation, and nearby historical sites, this is one summer school that you're going to love! See more about Learning Vacations.

4) Hot Rates

Be sure to check out Hot Rates when you book. Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. We have lots of options, from Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Monday, June 05, 2017

Tickets on Sale for Wintergreen Summer Music Festival!

Wintergreen Performing Arts presents the 22nd annual Wintergreen Summer Music Festival & Academy July 6-August 6, 2017. This year's theme: "Fountain of Youth."

Dive into the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rota; celebrate the young at heart with the artistry of Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley; and remember your own childhood with favorite folk, pop, and jazz music from decades past

Of course, you'll be treated to musical excellence, artistic creativity, thrilling orchestra concerts, intimate chamber performances, a welcoming community, happy patrons, exciting cooking classes, and great parties. See festival highlights.

Come join us for a day, a weekend, a week, or even the entire month.

Tickets are on sale now. Get them here!

Make Yourself at Home

Whether it's a weekend or a midweek escape, our Buy/Get Special Offers are a perfect complement to music in the mountains - all the comforts of home with amazing musical performances. Or mention you're attending the festival and you'll receive a 20% discount on the Best Available Rate. Just call 855-491-1486!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

Hello, Summer!

Memorial Day has come and gone and the mountain is alive with the sweet blooms of wild mountain laurel and rhododendron. Come see us soon to experience the wonder of a Wintergreen Summer. This year, we're also offering Hot Rates!

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these great summer events:

Plan Your Escape

Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. Be sure to check out Hot Rates, but we have lots of other options too -- from Bed & Breakfast to Golf and Spa packages, or simply a Buy/Get Special Offer which allows you to stay an extra night or two for free. See all our packages and special offers!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, June 02, 2017