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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feeling hot, hot, hot?

At Wintergreen, we’re not, not, not!

Here’s how we stay cool:

  1. It’s always cooler at 3800 feet
    Wintergreen stays 12 to 15 degrees cooler than Charlottesville and more than 18 degrees lower than experienced on the same day in Richmond, Washington D.C. and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. Learn more about Wintergreen Weather.
  2. 10,000 acres of shade – we have lots of trees!
    Wintergreen’s cool canopy of deciduous trees helps reduce temperatures and keep you refreshed when the thermometer starts to climb. We’re very shady!
  3. A dip in the pool or the lake
    No Virginia family vacation is complete without some swimming! The Aquatics & Fitness Center has an indoor pool open year round and an outdoor pool open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. Down in the valley, your options include the Stoney Creek Pool or Lake Monocan (open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day). The lake offers a sandy beach and a wide range of activities both in the water and on the shore.
  4. Enjoy sipping a cool beverage on the deck at Devils Grill following a round of golf or a tennis match
    Or stay for lunch or dinner! Devils Grill's elegant contemporary American food features fresh, local, and farm-to-table ingredients. Yum! Check out the menus. Access to Devils Grill is limited to registered Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen Members and guests of Members.
  5. A hike to Paul’s Water Slide or to Shamokin Falls
    Two of the most beautiful hikes on the mountain and in the valley also have air-conditioning by nature - waterfalls! Check out Upper Shamokin Falls and Paul's Water Slide.
  6. Watching the sun set over the Blue Ridge
    There are nearly endless options to enjoy the sunset, both at the resort and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One of our favorite options on the parkway is just a few miles up the road, Ravens Roost Overlook.
  7. Listening to beautiful music at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
    Set among the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll hear classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway, plus there are cooking classes, seminars, and concerts at neighborhood wineries, cideries, and breweries. Going on now through August 6, this year's theme is “The Fountain of Youth.” Learn more about the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.
  8. Thrills and chills at Discover Ridge Adventure Center including new ResortBoards
    Our newest activity at Discovery Ridge will zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. ResortBoards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! Learn more about ResortBoards.
  9. Exploring Nelson County’s fine craft brews, wines and ciders
    Quench your thirst and sample new flavors! Learn more about Area Attractions.
  10. Taking advantage of our cool summer overnight packages and special offers
    Your Wintergreen vacation should fit you like a glove. Check out all our packages and special offers. From Hot Rates, Buy 2, Get 3, to golf and spa packages, we have something for everybody! See all Packages and Special Offers.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Riding ResortBoards

Earlier this month, we added an awesome new activity at Discovery Ridge: Resortboards! Resortboards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They'll zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! 

Guided Tours

Guided tours will begin with an introductory course in Ridgely's Fun Park, travel up Blackrock Circle, stop to admire and take pictures at the overlook, then travel to the top of the Blue Ridge Express for more beautiful views. Please check This Week at Wintergreen for hours of operation. Please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation. 

  • You should leave 75 minutes for your adventure. It will cover paperwork, safety video, training, and tour. The tour itself is about 30 minutes.
  • Must be at least 16 years old, or 14 years old with parent.
  • Minimum weight: 100 pounds; max weight: 275 pounds
  • $49 per person

Introducing a New Mountain Minute Host!

Bittersweet news: one of our intrepid hosts, Ellen, is going back to school to get a masters in fine arts. We will really miss Ellen, and we wish her every good thing! But, we are also excited to introduce the new co-host for Josh - the amazing Pierce! Pierce and Josh tried out ResortBoards last week - check it out!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beat The Heat - Retreat to the Blue Ridge!

Did you know that Wintergreen stays 12-15 degrees cooler than surrounding areas? Temps at your house may be unbearable, but it stays easy breezy on the mountain all summer long. 

Swimming, hiking, archery, tubing, and tennis are all in full swing and the golf courses are in great shape. And for the young at heart, Mountains of Adventure passes are the ticket to fun for the whole family. But whatever your activity, you won't break much of a sweat!

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Hot Rates For a Cool Escape

The temps may not be hot, but the rates are! Check out our Hot Rates - book early to get the best rate! See more

Mountain Minute Milestone

You may have noticed that we produce a weekly video segment called The Mountain Minute. Well, we just filmed our 100th episode! We hope you've enjoyed watching them as much as we've enjoyed making them. Take a look back at some of our favorite bloopers below!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

WSMF Begins With Perfect Weather!

The 2017 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy is underway! Wintergreen Performing Arts presents a month of musical excellence and artistic creativity. This year's "Fountain of Youth" theme explores the music of child prodigies Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rota, celebrates the young at heart with Charlie Chaplin and Christopher O'Riley and reminisces with folk, pop and jazz music from decades past.

Highlights for Week 1

  • Monday, July 10
    Morning Seminar: Michael on Mozart
  • Tuesday, July 11
    Mix, Mingle & Music – Enjoy cocktails then Brahms’ Piano Quintet
  • Wednesday, July 12
    Wild Wednesday – Young 'Til the Day I Die with Susan Greenbaum
  • Thursday, July 13
    Mix Mingle & Music at Bold Rock with cocktails and music by the Bach Sons
  • Friday, July 14
    Composing Craft: An Evening of Brews & Strings at Devils Backbone (free)
  • Saturday, July 14
    MountainTop Masterworks - Mozarts Requiem performed by the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
  • Sunday, July 16
    Coffee & Kids II: Mozart & Mendelssohn. Kids under 10, free admission.

Explore all the details at WintergreenPerformingArts.org and discover the Fountain of Youth this summer.

Buy Festival tickets now!

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 Daily Rate. Just call 855-491-1486! 


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, July 10, 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

Family Golf Month(1)

July is peak family vacation month. This year why not combine your family vacation with your favorite sport, golf!

Wintergreen has family fun golf options that are perfect for a summer vacation. Plus in July, we have sweetened the pot.

Try 3

For the family that is new to golf, Try 3 is the hook to get the whole family interested in the sport. You won’t be overwhelmed and frustrated playing 18 holes as a beginner. During July, kids ages 18 and under play for free! Read more 

Family Fun 9

Before making the commitment to investing time and purchasing equipment, the Family Fun 9 will take your family on a 9-hole golf adventure. We have everything you need, from clubs and balls to a quick group lesson. And in July, you can add on a family golf clinic before you play, and it’s free! Read more

Mom, Dad and Me Golf Lesson

You want to have your children learn a sport, so you sign them up, drop them off and then pick them up. But what happens in the lesson and how do you help them follow up on what they learned? Mom, Dad and Me is the solution. Read more

It’s Easy (and Affordable) to Stay on the Mountain!

Wintergreen has some great packages and special offers that provide great value for your family vacation.

Check out our Buy/Get offers where you spend an extra night or two on us. Just be sure to make some tee times.

New this season, we’re offering Hot Rates. As availability decreases, rates increase, so call early for the best rate!

Stay & Play packages are the best way to enjoy the Wintergreen’s golf experience. Check out the basic package, the Ultimate and one with some time at the spa.

Cool Mountain Fun

Whether you’re playing golf, swimming, hiking, hitting some tennis balls or just hanging out, our elevation provides cool summer temps and refreshing breezes. So this July head to Wintergreen where temperatures are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the surrounding area.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, July 07, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Surf The Mountain!

Starting last Friday, we added an awesome new activity at Discovery Ridge: Resortboards!

Resortboards are off-road personal transportation vehicles. They'll zoom you around the mountain, keep the wind in your hair, and a smile on your face. They are a blast to drive - riding on one is like surfing the Earth! 

Guided Tours

Guided tours will begin with an introductory course in Ridgely's Fun Park, travel up Blackrock Circle, stop to admire and take pictures at the overlook, then travel to the top of the Blue Ridge Express for more beautiful views. Please check This Week at Wintergreen for hours of operation.

  • You should leave 75 minutes for your adventure. It will cover paperwork, safety video, training, and tour. The tour itself is about 30 minutes.
  • Must be at least 16 years old, or 14 years old with parent.
  • Minimum weight: 100 pounds; max weight: 275 pounds
  • $49 per person

Resortboards Participation Agreement

Please call 434-325-8180 for more information or to make a reservation. 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, July 05, 2017