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Experience the Mountain Life at Massanutten, VA

A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort® features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast.

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Resort Quick Info

Resort Quick Info

Resort Information
Resort NameMassanutten Resort®
Street Address1822 Resort Drive
City NameMassanutten
State/ProvinceVirginia
Postal/Zip Code22840
CountryUSA
Phone Number540.289.9441
Fax Number540.289.6981
Check-in Time4 - 6 pm (depending on association)
Check-out Time10 am
Map Latitude38.4016°N
Map Longitutde78.7561°W  

Resort Amenities

  • Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, and Whirlpool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Sauna: Steam
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Vending Machines
  • WaterPark Onsite
  • Wheelchair & ADA Accessible

Dining & Entertainment

  • Bar / Cocktail Lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • Entertainment (live)
  • Nightclub
  • BBQ & Pizzeria
  • Poolside Snack Bar

Recreation (Onsite / Nearby)

  • Aerobics Classes
  • Ball Field
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycle Trails
  • Bicycles
  • Billiards/Pool Table
  • Fishing
  • Game Room / Video Arcade
  • Golf (18 Holes)
  • Golf Instruction
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding / Equestrian Center
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jogging Path
  • Kayaks and Canoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Playground
  • Putting Green
  • Racquetball
  • Running
  • Skiing: Downhill
  • Skiing: Instruction / School
  • Sport Court
  • Table Tennis / Ping Pong
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Water Aerobics Class

Services

  • ATM (cash machine)
  • Business Center
  • Changing Room(s)
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Convenience Store
  • DVD Video Movie Rental
  • Gift Shops / News Stand
  • Spa

What's New

What's New

Fall Lodging Packages are now available!

To travel is to live.  - Hans Christian Anderson
Packages include Build Your Own, Dining, WaterPark, Bike Park, & Golf packages! Available for stays 9.3.19 - 11.30.19!

Book Your Fall Getaway Today!

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Top 10 Fall Vacation Ideas

We’ve left no stone unturned as we unearthed these Top 10 Things to Do This Fall at Massanutten - filled with off-the-chart family fun for everyone!

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Fall Golf Specials

We invite you to hit the links at Massanutten and save this fall Only $40 for 18 holes & cart or $25 for 9 holes & cart! Click here for savings.

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SheJumps Downhill MTB at Massanutten

October 19, 2019 | 9 am to 4 pm
Come join us for the second SheJumps Downhill Day at the Massanutten Bike Park. Massanutten's Mountain Bike Park features beginner-friendly terrain, perfect for an introduction to downhill mountain biking, while also offering an exciting experience for veteran riders. This will be an awesome way to try out downhilling, obtain valuable instruction, and hit the trails with new friends. The day will start with a 75 minute lesson on the lower trails with professional instruction by the bike school, followed by a free-ride session. After lunch there will be a guided group ride on the advanced upper trails (based on ability), or more free riding down low for those who would like more practice. When our lift tickets expire at 2pm, we’ll gather at Basecamp on the lodge deck to enjoy some food and fellowship while rehydrating. There will also be a raffle of women’s specific mountain bike clothing and outdoor gear to support future SheJumps programming! Participants must be 15 years old or older.

  • $80 – Includes lift ticket, 75-minute lesson, rental of full suspension bike, full face helmet, elbow and knee pads.
  • $60 – Includes lift ticket, 75-minute lesson, full face helmet, elbow and knee pads.
  • $53 – Includes lift ticket, 75-minute lesson, and full face helmet.
  • $35 – Includes lift ticket and 75-minute lesson.

For a more info and to register, please click here.

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Ski Lodge Exterior Makeover!

The most historic building on the resort is getting a facelift this summer! Work is well under way to give the ski lodge exterior a makeover with new siding. The new siding will be very similar to the Snow Sports Learning Center constructed in the fall of 2015. Maintaining and investing in our property is important to our commitment to providing quality guest experiences and the upgrades to our ski lodge will fit right in with our other ski area upgrades, including the relocation of a chairlift and re-grading of the teaching area to improve our lesson experience.

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New for the 2019-20 ski season - the Indy Pass!

Not EPIC Not Ikon. 100% Independent. Discover the Spirit of Skiing at North America’s Authentic, Independent Resorts!
Massanutten Resort is now a member of the Indy Pass! For only $199, enjoy two free days of skiing and riding at each Indy Pass resort in the US and Canada. The Indy Pass includes 34 resorts in 18 different states and Canada. The Indy Pass also includes access to special offers from participating resorts for lodging, rentals, lessons and more! Click here for more info.

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Heroes on the Hill Day | Monday, November 11, 2019

Join us for Heroes on the Hill day at the WaterPark on Monday, November 11, 2019 where all active duty, non-active military, reservists, and veterans gain FREE entry to our Indoor WaterPark, with valid ID. Plus, each hero can bring up to four family members or friends, who will each receive 50% off All-Day General Admission. Limit: 4 people per group, per visit.

Tickets will only be available at the park on the day of the event. Military identification must be presented to receive the discounted rate. Accepted forms of identification include Military IDs, Veterans IDs, and DD forms. Military member must be there in person at the time of redemption.

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Virtual Reality Arcade Session Flash Sale

For a limited time, book your Virtual Reality Arcade Session in advance and get $5 off a 30-minute session or $10 off a 60-minute session with promo code VRAdvance2. To receive the discount, you must book 2 or more days in advance online using promo code VRAdvance2. Limited time offer based on session availability. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

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Rescue from VooDoo Island Escape Room

NOW OPEN - Rescue the Ambassador’s granddaughter who is being held captive on Voodoo Island. Located in the Woodstone Recreation Building next to The Lucky Duck Escape Room. Difficulty: Intro to Moderate Address: 1822 Resort Dr, Massanutten, VA 22840

Click for hours, …

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Massanutten Fun Factory

A Fun & Whimsical Shopping Experience!

Featuring sweet treats and toys, the Massanutten Fun Factory offers unique items and gifts in an entertaining, whimsical atmosphere. It’s a fun place to be whether you’re 3 or 93!

Indulge in a scoop (or two!) of Hershey's® …

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History & Mission Statement

History & Mission Statement

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Mission Statement - To provide remarkable experiences in a safe and enjoyable environment.


Massanutten History

In 1968, John L. Hopkins, II, sat at a table in rural McGaheysville, in the kitchen of his great-grandfather's house. He gazed out the window that frames a spectacular view of the Massanutten Peak, and contemplated the woes of being a farmer caught in the middle of a four-year-long drought.

Three years later, May 26, 1971, the development of 5,200 acres in Massanutten, by a group of ten investors, was announced at a luncheon held at Spotswood Country Club in Harrisonburg. And now, forty years later, Massanutten Village is a thriving four-season resort and community of over 1,000 single family homes, 1300 timesharing units, and a multi-million dollar ski business.

There's been a lot of 'water over the dam' in that time, a lot of pieces that have fallen into place, and a few pieces that have fallen out of place, but the history of the development of Massanutten is as exciting to study as its future looks to be. Massanutten's rather undramatic beginnings from a kitchen window view are best described as a chronology with a generous amount of detail, cupfuls of facts, and a healthy dash of wonder at the enormity of the project John L. only vaguely realized in his mind's eye that day at his window.

Let's take a look back at the history of the resort:

In the cities, during the 1800's, where it was crowded and dusty, there were poorly maintained water sources and waste management. This led to disease and caused the city dwellers to look to the valley for respite. Gerard T. Hopkins saw an opportunity in sharing the valley and built a health resort, Rockingham Springs, just below the peak. His great-grandson revived the philosophy over 100 years later and built a new resort...Massanutten.

When Rockingham Springs was opened in 1875, it was advertised heavily in Baltimore, Washington and Richmond through a brochure describing its 'restful delights' and a complete chemical analysis of the spring waters attesting to the 'restorative powers' found in five natural springs. These advertisements helped develop Rockingham Springs into becoming a 'wonderful second home community' for families to spend their summers.

The resort featured a hotel in one building and a few smaller buildings for longer-term guests with an occupancy of about 100. There was also a bath house, laundry house, ice house, and a stable. Guests arrived in Harrisonburg by train and were brought to the resort by horse and carriage. Meals were scheduled and the food served was from G.T.'s Cave Hill Farm. There was no liquor allowed. Religious services were held every Sunday.

Some of the entertainment for guests to enjoy included jousting, a band hired on a regular basis, croquet, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and nature hikes. Most guests came for the main attraction which was the Springs water.

When the popularity of the health resort waned, Rockingham Springs Resort fell into disrepair and was closed in 1915. After the demise of the resort, the hotel was disassembled and all but about 300 acres of the land was gradually sold. J.L. Hopkins, G.T.'s great-grandson, had the idea to reopen the resort in 1968. There was a need for state parks at the time, but Massanutten was looked over because of the disinterest in winter sports. At this time, John Grattan, trustee for the Roller Estate, decided to sell about 2,100 acres of land. This land included the Kettle and the Peak of Massanutten. He bought the land with the help of a silent partner for $155 an acre, or a total of $325,000.

From 1968 to 1971, J.L worked to sell the development idea to other friends for investment purposes. He also worked to gather information and scout out property. Most people thought the newly acquired Kettle and Peak land tracts were part of the George Washington National Forest and not privately owned. J.L. also sought out investors who saw the potential in the development of Massanutten and took out an option for a KOA campground franchise. MRH, Inc. was formed as the investors were brought together. Over the next three years, over 100 signatures were obtained on right-of-ways, leases and deeds (one deed was sent to Vietnam and another required 31 signatures). MRH, Inc. paid just over $1.5 million for a total of 5,339 acres of land, or about $288 per acre. Phoenix, Arizona based Del E. Webb Corp. was approached to see if they would have interest in the development project in 1971 because of their 'planned community' development experience.

On May 26, 1971 a press conference was held at Spotswood Country Club to announce the joint venture in the development of a new resort to be called Massanutten, covering 5,300 acres and projecting $50 million in developer sales. MRH, Inc. changed their name to Massanutten, Inc. and formed a joint venture with Webb Corp. known as Massanutten Development Company. Much of the uproar resulting from the announcement of the project came from environmentalists. There were also to be problems with zoning codes as well as citizens worried about traffic, schools, and other concerns.

By October 1, 1971, the sales office for the Massanutten property was opened on Route 646 (now a private residence). By the summer of 1972, there were six slopes cleared and a 650 car, multi level parking area completed. Work had begun on paving the road to the upcoming ski area. In 1973 the final touches were put on the outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts in the Rockwood Park area of the Kettle. The ski area was finally opened on February 10, 1973 after five nights of snowmaking.

In 1977, the project was sold to Dale Stancil, J.R. Costin, Henry Clark and Stephen Bradshaw. The new owners were known as Massanutten Village, Inc. The partners decided in 1978 to begin a timeshare, or interval ownership, program to be called Mountainside Villas.

Though Massanutten went bankrupt at one point, Great Eastern Resort Associates came to the rescue. This was a partnership formed in August 1984 by C. Dice Hammer and Jim Lambert. In November they decided to form Great Eastern Resort Corp. to be primarily involved in the acquisition, development and financing of Massanutten. Union National Bank accepted the development group's offer of $3 million, and upon confirmation of the sale of Massanutten, Great Eastern began the construction projects to which they had committed in the bankruptcy settlement as well as other projects to take care of the years of property neglect.

Reprinted from 'Twenty Years of History...Massanutten and More' by June M. Brinkman.

Military Discounts

Military Discounts

THANK YOU! Massanutten Resort would like to let all active and retired military know just how much we appreciate their service. We’d be honored to have you join us on an adventure that you and your family will remember forever. Currently, we’re offering the following discounts for active, inactive, and retired military:

Lodging
Golf
Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark
  • 20% OFF All-Day General Admission. To purchase a military ticket online, select the military admission product. Upon arrival to the park, you will be asked to show military identification to use your ticket(s). View WaterPark Hours & Rates here.
  • Heroes on the Hill Day | November 11, 2019
    Join us for Heroes on the Hill day at the WaterPark on Monday, November 11, 2019 where all active duty, non-active military, reservists, and veterans gain FREE entry to our Indoor WaterPark, with valid ID. Plus, each hero can bring up to four family members or friends, who will each receive 50% off All-Day General Admission. Limit: 4 people per group, per visit.

    Tickets will only be available at the park on the day of the event. Military identification must be presented to receive the discounted rate. Accepted forms of identification include Military IDs, Veterans IDs, and DD forms. Military member must be there in person at the time of redemption.
Ski/Snowboard Lift Tickets
  • Discount on 4-hour or 8-hour lift tickets. Click for current military rates.
  • Join us for Heroes on the Hill ski day on March 10, 2019 to receive a free slope-use ticket for all active, non-active, veterans, and their dependents. Up to 4 passes total. Operation is weather dependent. Click here for more info.
Snow Tubing
  • Every Wednesday & Thursday, all active military, non-active military, and veterans can tube for $15/person. Operation is weather dependent. View hours and rates here. To take advantage this discount, please purchase your tickets in person at the Family Adventure Park. Snow Tubing has a limited number of tickets available per session, per day. Snow Tubing is very popular and regularly sells out.
The Rink
The Spa
  • 10% off all spa services for all active military, non-active military and veterans. Offer cannot be combined with any other specials, promotions, and/or discounts.
  • 10% off all retail items for all active military, non-active military and veterans. Offer excludes sale and discounted merchandise.
Retail
  • 10% off regular priced merchandise with a valid military ID. Offer excludes grocery items, GoPro items, beer & wine. Offer cannot be combined with any other specials, promotions, and/or discounts.
Festivals

Military identification must be presented at time of redemption to receive discounted rate. Accepted forms of identification include Military IDs, Veterans IDs, and DD forms. If discount includes dependents, each person over the age of 11 must have their own valid Military ID or dependent card to receive the discount. Military member must be there at time of redemption. Not to be combined with any other offer.

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