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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
  • Canoe/Kayak/River Tubing
  • 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

Services

  • ATM (cash machine)
  • Business Center
  • Changing Room(s)
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Convenience Store
  • Gift Shops / News Stand
  • Spa
MASS Fall Savings

MASS Fall Savings

Save your fall with DOUBLE the fun! With endless opportunity for making the most out of your visit at Massanutten, we’re offering combo deals you won’t want to miss out on. Choose from multiple options including WaterPark, Virtual Reality, Street Curling, Arcade, Archery, Massanutten Select Classes, Bike Park, and more.

Book one of our new Make It A Combo offers and enjoy more for less for just one price!

Massanutten Resort Fall Festival

$15 Fall Festival Tickets are on sale!

$15 Advance Tickets are now on sale until October 7! Fall Festival is Saturday, October 8 and will feature live music, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, beer & wine, kids' activities, scenic chairlift rides & more!

Kids 6 & under are free! (Kids admission includes one chairlift ride - 36" minimum height requirement) Adult admission ticket does not include chairlift ride voucher. Click below to view the vendor & band line plus buy tickets online!

NEW! E-Bike Tours

NEW! E-Bike Tours

Massanutten now offers pedal assist e-mountain bikes! Take all the work out of climbing the mountain. Enjoy a guided e-bike tour on the Western Slope trails or on the low side trails in the Bike Park. 2 person minimum. 5 person group max.Please call 540.289.4957 to book. Limited availability.

Don't need a tour?
Rent an e-bike and cruise the Bike Park trails or Western Slope trails yourself.

What's New

What's New

Sign up for Massanutten Rewards for 50 FREE points

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY | September 26 - October 3, 2022
When you sign up ONLINE for a Massanutten Rewards account from September 26 - October 3, you will receive 50 FREE POINTS to your account!

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Sign up online at the below link!
  2. Receive 50 FREE points to your account!
  3. Whenever you purchase from us, mention you are a rewards member and earn points!

Sign Up Online Here!

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NEW! Premier Packages

This fall, we're "Branching Out" with one-of-a-kind vacation experiences, catered to you, with our all-new Premier Packages. Choose from three different lodging packages and relax as you experience premier service with an individual itinerary and pre-selected amenities.
Book now here.

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WaterPark First Responders Special | Oct 10 – 31

Massanutten WaterPark wants to say thank you to everyone in the medical field, firefighters, police officers, and active and veteran military members who keep us safe. A first responder is a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorism. First responders typically include law enforcement officers, paramedics, EMT's (emergency medical technicians) and firefighters. In some areas, emergency department personnel, such as nurses and doctors, are also required to respond to disasters and critical situations, designating them first responders.

From October 10 - 31, 2022, these heroes can enjoy 40% off General Admission to the Massanutten Indoor WaterPark for themselves and up to three additional family members. Each guest will receive $5 arcade card. Use promo code WPHeroes22 to receive the discount.

  • Valid for anyone who carries a current employee medical ID, first responder ID, 911 operator ID and active and veteran military only.
  • A valid ID showing job status must be presented at the time of check in to receive your discount. Guests without a valid IDs will be charged the balance of a regular admission rate.
  • Valid for visits from October 10, 2022 - October 31, 2022 ONLY. No blackout dates.
  • Valid on All-Day General Admission only.
  • This special can be purchased online in advance and available in person. Use promo code WPHeroes22 to receive the discount.

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$15 Fall Festival Early Bird Tickets are on sale!

Fall Festival is Saturday, October 8 and will feature live music, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, beer & wine, kids' activities, scenic chairlift rides & more! Advance tickets are $15 only until October 7. View more info and purchase tickets here.

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Super Soaker Sunday WaterPark Special

Sundays | Save 33% off a splashin' good time at Massanutten WaterPark this Fall and receive a free $5 Arcade Card for Diamond Jim's Arcade by using promo code WPFunday22. Valid only for up to four General Admission tickets on Sundays. Special available with advance online purchase only and cannot be combined with other discounts. Valid Sundays only from 9.11.22-11.20.22.

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NEW! Escape Dinner

It’s the 1920s in Chicago and prohibition is in full swing. Secret mob controlled speakeasies are popping up all across the city in order to keep the public happy while using these establishments as a way to launder more and more cash. Supply lines are being cut and the police have begun to crack down, causing the mob to resort to more aggressive measures in order to keep their operation safe.You find yourself at The Bonfire Club, on an unassuming night when a mysterious piece of information comes across your table while enjoying your meal. The series of events which follow could be your last if you’re not careful.


Tuesdays
Join us for a four course meal and interactive experience!
Seating at 6 pm | Dinner at 6:30 pm | At the Massanutten Conference Center
$80 (tax & gratuity not included) | Ages: 21+ only

Reservations are required. Book online or call for reservations @ 540.289.4978.

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September Menu
Course 1: Smoked Salmon Canape
Course 2: Roaring 20’s Root Veggie Bisque
Course 3: Local Angus Sirloin Tips with blended Mushrooms, Sour Cream & Chives
Course 4: New York Style Cheesecake with Blackberry Topping

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Classes at the Massanutten at Spa

Face Lift Facial Massage with Yonka Class
Mondays @ 9 - 9:45 AM | On the Spa Deck (outside) | Cost: $30 per person | Ages 18+
By keeping your skin taut and facial muscles toned you can resist wrinkles and other signs of aging. Learn facial exercises and techniques using jade rollers and flat facial stones. Put your best face forward! This class also includes one complimentary mimosa (one mimosa per guest per class).

Stretching Class
Tuesdays @ 9 - 9:45 AM | On the Spa Deck (outside) | FREE | Ages 18+
Stretching Classes will help you to maintain balance, muscle tone and a general sense of wellbeing. Learn how to incorporate stretching into your daily life and feel the rewards.

Reflexology Class
Wednesdays @ 9 - 9:45 AM | On the Spa Deck (outside) | Cost: $40 per couple | Ages 18+
Reflexology is the application of pressure, stretching and movement to the hands and feet to effect nerve flow to corresponding parts of the body. In this class you will learn self-massage techniques for the hands and feet and experience the release of tension and relaxing energy flow. This class also includes one complimentary mimosa (one mimosa per guest per class).

Couples Massage Class
Fridays @ 9 - 9:45 AM | On the Spa Deck (outside) | Cost: $40 per couple | Ages 18+
In this class, you will learn to lovingly massage one another in simple every day settings. Learn special techniques to help one another deal with chronic pain and stiffness. Discover a new way to communicate through touch as a couple. This class also includes one complimentary mimosa (one mimosa per guest per class).

Must register 24 hours in advance. No walk-ins. Space is limited. Call 540.289.4040 to schedule.

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Massanutten Ski & Outdoor Gear Swap Sale | Oct 22

Proceeds to benefit the Massanutten Ski & Snowboard Race Team!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 8 am - 12 pm | At the Ski Lodge (Level 1)
Come check out our pre-owned skis, boards, boots, outdoor sports gear, clothing, and more. Our Repair Shop will be open to answer questions & help with fittings. (The Shop will not be accepting ski/board equipment for repairs on this day).

Do you have items to sell? Simply bring your equipment to the Ski Lodge (Level 1) and check it in. Drop off your items on Friday, October 21 from 5 - 7 pm or Saturday morning (10.22.22) starting at 8 am. Please print out and complete the 2022 Equipment Form here.

Each seller receives a FREE Scenic Chairlift Ride voucher! Valid for Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10 am - 3 pm.

  • No broken or damaged equipment.
  • No straight skis or skis with obsolete binding systems.
  • No step-in or click-in snowboard bindings or boots.
  • No helmets (safety concerns).
  • All clothing and equipment must be clean and in good shape.

Massanutten reserves the right to refuse any item. All equipment is sold as is.

If your item(s) sells, Massanutten Ski & Snowboard Team will take 20% commission and mail you a check. Unsold equipment must be picked up by 12 pm on Saturday, October 22. Items not picked up by 12:30 pm on Saturday will be considered abandoned.  

Questions? Contact the Massanutten Ski Office @ 540.437.5391 or snowinfo@massresort.com

About the Massanutten Ski & Snowboard Team
The Massanutten Ski and Snowboard Team (MSST) is made up of two teams: the Alpine Ski Team and the Freeride Team. Their mission is to work with junior snow sports athletes to promote multiple and varied training opportunities that will improve skills and promote respect and understanding of the safety factors inherent in the sport. Through training MSST encourage friendships, sportsmanship, and a greater enjoyment of skiing, riding, racing, and snow sports competition. Athletes from both disciplines compete in regional USSS and USASA events, with many advancing to postseason competition events held all over the United States.

 

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day | Oct 29 & 30

October 29 & 30, 2022  | 10 am to 4 pm
We'll be hosting a weekend-long event for IMBA's "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day"

  • Kids under 18 years of age receive a FREE Lift/Trail Use ticket with the purchase of an adult Lift/Trail Use ticket. Special valid on Day & 4-Hour Lift/Trail Use Tickets.
  • Lessons: Free 30 minute youth lessons (max of 6 per lesson) in the skills area at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Sign-ups available in the Bike Shop. Register online here.
  • Grom Bomb - Saturday at 4 pm. Sign up in the Bike Shop by 3 pm. Ages 6-9 will race on Peanut and Ages 10-12 will race on Pistachio. All entrants will receive a Bike Park ticket for next season. Register online here.

So load up the kids and we will see you on the hill!

Offer valid in-person only. Bike rentals available (limited quantities available - we recommend reserving online in advance). Discount/promotion does not apply to bike rentals. Offer not valid with other discounts. Lift/Trail Use ticket required. Please see Bike Park requirements.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Lodging Special
Save 10% off any available lodging. Use online promo code: kidbikeday22. Offer valid 10.28.22 - 10.30.22 only. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Thrill on the Hill | Oct 29

Saturday, October 29, 2022 | At Encounters Lounge | 21+ only | Time: 8 pm - 12 am
Join us for some Halloween fun! This event will feature a costume contest, full bar (Halloween themed cocktails), appetizer specials, plus DJ Kenneth will be mixing it up.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Duo
  • Scariest
  • Best Costume

 

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Resort App

Resort App

Experience everything Massanutten has to offer using the official Massanutten Resort app. With the new app, you can:

  • Navigate from check-in to your room/condo
  • Manage your rewards
  • Book activities
  • Receive app only discounts
  • Personalized vacation itineraries
  • Navigate the resort using our interactive map
  • Check the weather & ski conditions
  • Stay up to date with resort news & alerts

To download the app, please visit the Google Play Store or App store on your smartphone or tablet. To learn more about the app and walk through how to use all the features of the new app, watch our video here! For app navigation info and an icon key, please click here.


Past Issues of the Resort Planner

Summer 2019 My GuideFall 2019 My GuideWinter 2019-20 Resort PlannerResort Planner Spring 2020

History & Mission Statement

History & Mission Statement

Massanutten Resort Employee Owned Logo

Mission Statement - To provide remarkable experiences in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Vision Statement - To be the premier resort destination in the mid-Atlantic.

Our Core Values
Take care of our guests
Take care of our property
Take care of our team
Take care of ourselves


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.
Ski/Snowboard Lift Tickets
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. This discount is offered at the General Store and The Market only.
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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