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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
Massanutten Recovery

Resort Reopening & Recovery

Our mission statement is "to provide remarkable experiences in a safe and enjoyable environment" and we are committed to standing by this. We also ask for your help by following posted guidelines and respecting physical distancing policies. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

 

A woman playing the ukulele

NEW! Ukulele Classes

The ukulele is a fun and friendly instrument that everyone should try to play at least once. We offer two class options for all experience levels. Take one or both! Advanced sign up is required.

What's New

What's New

NEW! Sketching Classes

Intro to Sketching with Jeremiah
Mondays | 2:45-4:00pm @ The Market | $30 | In this class, you will learn how to sketch nature scenes using shading, outlining, and stroke techniques.

Learn to Sketch Animals
Starting Oct. 6 - Tuesdays | 4:00-5:15pm @ The Market | $30 | In this class, you will learn how to sketch animals using shading, outlining, and stroke techniques.

Materials will be provided. Must register at least one day in advance. Sign-up at The Market at Massanutten Station; in person or by phone @ 540.289.4098. Please arrive a few minutes early.

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Massanutten

Help us introduce the sport of mountain biking to the next generation during @imba_us’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Massanutten on October 3 & 4. We’ll be celebrating with FREE lift tickets for kids under 18 plus a Grom Bomb kids race.

FREE lift ticket for kids under 18 with purchase of adult lift ticket. Grom Bomb kids race (ages 12 and under) down Peanut on 10/3 @ 4 pm. Race is free with lift ticket or $10 if you don’t have a lift ticket. $10 ticket starts at 3 pm to allow for a practice run or two. All racers get a free lift ticket to use on a future date!

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Resort Amenity Hours

As we work in conjunction with state and local agencies to ensure a coordinated opening schedule, we will reopen resort amenities as we are able. To view amenity hours and reopening dates, please visit our hours webpage here.

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NEW! Ukulele Classes

The ukulele is a fun and friendly instrument that everyone should try to play at least once. We offer two class options for all experience levels. Take one or both!

  • Beginner Uke | Mondays at 12:30 - 1:45 pm | Learn the basics to set yourself up for success.
  • More Uke | Tuesdays at 1:30 - 2:45 pm | Learn popular chords and strumming techniques.

Classes will be held on the middle level of Massanutten WaterPark. Recommended Student Age: Pre-teens, teens, and adults.

Cost: $40 per person, per class. Class size will be limited to 8 students max. Must register at least one day in advance.
Since we are holding a spot for you, refunds cannot be given.

Special Discount*: Take both classes and receive $5 off of each class. *Discount only applies to classes taken within the same week. Must schedule classes in advance to receive discount.

Sign up at The Market at Massanutten Station, in person or by phone at 540.289.4098.

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Last Call - Submit Your Photos to the Resort Photo Contest!

Send us your 4 best photos of Massanutten and you could win prizes and an exclusive spot in our 2021 Resort calendar! First place prize is a 6 night vacation at Massanutten in a two-bedroom condo plus 4 combo passes for the activity of your choice - Ski, Golf, or WaterPark and a copy of 2021 Massanutten Calendar. View photo requirements, details, & submit your photos here. The photo contest ends at midnight on October 1, 2020.

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NEW! Mayday Escape Room

Our newest escape room is now open!

You and the other passengers are thrilled to embark on a submarine adventure to exotic locales around the world however, the clock is ticking. You must work together and seal the doors before your vessel is claimed by the ocean. Difficulty: Moderate

To book your escape room adventure, please call 540.289.4977 or resort ext. 65088. Click for Hours of Operation & Rates.

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The New Resort App is Here!

The official Massanutten Resort app features an interactive map, personalized itineraries, in app discounts, navigation from check-in to your room/condo, book activities, manage your rewards, ski conditions plus news & alerts. Download Now! The #1 source for news, coupons, maps, & more!

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Adventure Pass

It's Back!

Maximize your fun & savings with the Adventure Pass!
SAVE BIG on resort activities including Outdoor WaterPark admission, golf, arts & craft classes, scenic chairlift rides, and more!

Please see the below links for more info!
Fall 2020 Pass Program Flyer

Purchase your adventure pass online or call 540.289.4978.

Buy Here

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Fall Lodging Packages

Fall packages are now available. Book your fall getaway today!
Fall packages are available to book stays between 9.8.20 - 12.17.20. View fall packages here.

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New Vacation Kits Now Available!

Make your stay extra-special with our wide selection of Vacation Kits and Special Occasion Gift Baskets, made at The Market at Massanutten Station and delivered right to your condo by Store2Door. View the new vacation kits here!

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Resort Planner

Resort Planner

For the current season, please download and explore our 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.

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
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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