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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
Woodstone Meadows Condo at Massanutten Resort

Winter Vacation Packages

This winter, break free at Massanutten – an authentic, independent, 100% employee-owned resort that’s genuinely wonderful. WaterPark, Spa, Ski, and Build-Your-Own Vacation packages start as low as $163!

What's New

What's New

SheJumps Get the Girls Out Ski & Snowboard

February 22 at 9 am - 4 pm
Join SheJumps for the 7th annual Get the Girls Out at the Nut on Saturday, February 22nd as we’ll be hitting the slopes of Massanutten Resort for a fun day of skiing and snowboarding. Women and girls of all ages and abilities are welcome! Instructors and lessons will be available for participants to learn techniques to safely navigate the mountain. View more info & register online here!

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Snow Moon Fest is March 6 - 8, 2020

Snow Moon Fest 2020 will feature an arctic plunge, 4K race/walk, live music, tap takeovers, fireworks, torchlight parade, specials/discounts & more! Click here to view the full event schedule.

Lodging Special & VIP Experience

Book two nights & get the third night for FREE!
Valid for stays booked 3/5/20 – 3/9/20 only. Based on availability. Three night minimum required. Please select dates for a minimum of 3 nights for package availability to display.

Upgrade your Snow Moon Fest weekend with the NEW VIP experience! For just $20 per person, you will receive:

  • One Long-Sleeve 2020 Snow Moon Fest Shirt
  • 30% Off Slope-Use Passes
  • $10 Off WaterPark Admission Passes
  • 10% Off the All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch at Campfire Grill
  • Free Access to Both Friday & Saturday Nights Live at the Lodge Party (21 & up only)
  • Free Entry into the Arctic Plunge (Click here for more info.)
  • $5 Off Entry into the 4K on the Fairway (Click here for more info.)
  • Complimentary Swag Bag
  • The VIP Experience has a value of over $100! Available for online purchase until March 5 or until sold out!
  • A limited quantity of VIP Experiences will be available for purchase in-person for $30 at the WaterPark on March 6.
  • If you already have your reservation, you can call rentals at (540) 289-4952 to purchase over the phone. You will be asked to confirm your lodging reservations before you can buy the VIP experience.
  • A limited quantity of VIP Experiences will be available for purchase in-person for $30 at the WaterPark on March 6.

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Live at the Lodge Party

Every Friday & Saturday Night | Dec. 13 - Mar. 21
8 pm - 1:30 am | At Encounters Lounge | 21 & up only with valid ID | DJ from 8 - 9 pm
$7 cover charge | After a day on the slopes, show your slope-use ticket for free admission!

DJ Night also offered from 8 - 11 pm on Jan 20 & Feb 17! Featuring DJ Zach & Ken 1/20 & DJ Zach 2/17.

2019 - 2020 Band Line Up

Dec 13 & 14 - County Line
Dec 20 & 21 - Relentless
Dec 27 & 28 - Revolutionwith DJ Zach & Ken
Dec 31 - Kanye Twitty | New Year's Eve Party
Cover Charge: $25 per person. Includes champagne toast, party favors & continental breakfast. Doors open at 7 pm.
Jan 3 & 4 - Uptown Bandwith DJ Zach & Ken | Jan 4 - Ugly Sweater Party
Jan 10 & 11 - It’s All Goodwith DJ Zach & Ken 1/10 & DJ Dougie 1/11
Jan 17 & 18 - Pebble to Pearlwith DJ Zach & Ken
Jan 24 & 25 - Trilogywith DJ Dougie 1/24 & DJ Zach & Ken 1/25 | Jan 25 - Onesie Party
Jan 31 & Feb 1 - Surreal with DJ Greg 1/31 & DJ Zach & Ken 2/1
Feb 7 & 8 - Kanye Twittywith DJ Zach & Ken 3/7 & DJ Dougie 3/8
Feb 14 & 15 - Vertigo Redwith DJ Zach & Ken | Feb 15 - Pink Party
Feb 21 & 22 - DeadEye Starewith DJ Greg 2/21 & DJ Zach & Ken 2/22
Feb 28 & 29 - Red Dirt Revolutionwith DJ Dougie 2/28 & DJ Zach & Ken 2/29 | Feb 29 - Mardi Gras Party
Mar 6 & 7 - Ready, Set, Go!with DJ Zach & Ken
Mar 13 & 14 - Relentlesswith DJ Zach & Ken 3/13 & DJ Dougie 3/14 | Mar 14 - St Patty's Day Party
Mar 20 & 21 - The Worxwith DJ Zach & Ken

Need a safe ride home? Download the Uber App to locate a ride

 

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WaterPark Sunday Splash Special | January 5 - March 29, 2020

Save 30% off Sunday All-Day WaterPark General Admission this Winter when you visit any Sunday between January 5, 2020 – March 29, 2020.  Not valid on Twilight Admission or any other discounted ticket prices or offers. Valid for up to 4 guests per use. Blackout Dates: 1.19.20 & 2.16.20. Booked online the day before using promo code: WP30SUNDAY20 Offer not vaild in person or day of visit.

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February Helmet Special

Buy a helmet from The General Store & receive a free lift ticket! Lift ticket valid for night session only. Offer expires February 29, 2020. Available while supplies last. #RideAnotherDay #LidsOnKids

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Monday Night Madness

Each Monday night (4 - 9 pm) from January 6 through February 24, 2020, ski or ride at Massanutten at a discounted rate and a portion of the night's proceeds will go to a local charity. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the ticket window starting at 3:45 pm on Mondays.

  • Night Slope-Use Ticket  |  $20
  • Night Equipment Rentals  |  $20
  • A free beginner group lesson at 5 pm. Must be 7 years old to participate in a group lesson.

Monday Night Madness Local Charity Schedule:

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Tap Takeover at Base Camp

Thursdays | 10 am - 10 pm | Offered January 2 - February 27
Featuring a different brewery every week and a bratwurst special using our very own Massanutten beer! 

  • January 2 featuring Heavy Seas Beer
  • January 9 featuring Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
  • January 16 featuring Wicked Weed Brewing
  • January 23 featuring Basic City Beer Co.
  • January 30 featuring Stable Craft Brewing
  • February 6 featuring Skipping Rock Beer Co.
  • February 13 featuring Brothers Craft Brewing
  • February 20 featuring Pale Fire Brewing Co.
  • February 27 featuring Three Notch’d Brewing Co.
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Ski & Snowboard Demo Days

Come out and demo this season's newest skis and snowboards!
March 7 & 8 - Freestyle Ski & Board Shop | At the base of lift 4 | 9 am - 2 pm | Free equipment demos with ID/credit card.

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Lucky Duck Race

Saturday, March 21 | At 4 pm | At the Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
$5 per Duck | $13 for Family of 3 | $25 for Flock of 6

  • 1st & 2nd Place | 3 day / 2 night stay at Massanutten Resort & WaterPark tickets for four OR $500 cash
  • 3rd Place | $250 cash

Buy Your Ducks Here

No need to be present to win.

Receive $15 off one WaterPark All-Day General Admission Pass for each Duck Ticket purchased! WaterPark admission will be discounted at the admissions counter upon arrival. Discounted admission is valid for the day of the race only.

100% of the proceeds from the 12th annual Lucky Duck Race will benefit the Reading Road Show-Gus Bus. The Reading Road Show-Gus Bus is a mobile literacy program that has been serving our local community for 15 years. The program brings literacy opportunities into the neighborhoods of students and serves approximately 250 unique students per year through weekly neighborhood stops where instructors provide story time, activities, and book checkout for students. Students are also served through an Afterschool Enrichment Programming at Stone Spring Elementary. Thanks to a partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the Gus Bus is also able to provide weekly food bags that are filled with nutritious foods for families at neighborhood stops. So far this year, the Gus Bus has given out 1,565 food bags during 22 unique stops. These have benefitted 1,728 households, 3,536 kids, 3,679 adults, for a total of 7,215 unduplicated individuals. A new addition of fresh produce markets at our neighborhood bus stops in collaboration with the Food Bank have been hugely successful.

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Outdoor WaterPark Expansion

JUST ANNOUNCED! We’re going to be making a BIG SPLASH in summer 2020 with four new outdoor attractions and additional outdoor enhancements at the Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, including an enhanced kiddie area, gathering & observation area, bathhouse, and outdoor bar. See What’s Coming!

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Resort Planner

Resort Planner

Discover our Resort Planner to get the insider look of what’s trendy and new at Massanutten!


Fall 2019 My Guide
Click here to print or download.

Past Issues

Spring 2019 My GuideSummer 2019 My GuideFall 2019 My Guide

History & Mission Statement

History & Mission Statement

Massanutten Resort Employee Owned Logo

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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