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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
  • Gift Shops / News Stand
  • Spa
50th Celebration

50th Celebration

Cheers to 50! Join us this upcoming winter season as we celebrate 50 years of memories with giveaways, Hall of Fame Dinner, exclusive merch, ski packages, Throwback 70’s Day, Live at the Lodge Events, plus so much more!

Balanced Roots

Balanced Roots

Now open - Massanutten’s newest shopping location! Balanced Roots was created with relaxation in mind giving guests an array of product options and calming experiences to enjoy during their visit at Massanutten including Do-It-Yourself Tranquility Gardens, Candles, Essential Oils & Skin Care, Wellness Foods & Supplements, and a Private Meditation Room.

Ski Season Passes Now On Sale

Ski Season Passes Now On Sale!

Don't miss out on the 2021/22 ski season! Claim your spot with a season pass at Massanutten Resort! Purchase your season pass before prices go up on November 1.

Season passes start as low as $349. Family season passes are also available!

What's New

What's New

Rave On The Ridge

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 6 - 10:30 pm | 21+ only
On the ski slopes by Base Camp | Join us for some outdoor Halloween fun! This event will feature a custume contest, beer garden, full bar (Halloween themed cocktails) plus Dj Kenneth will be mixing it up from 7 - 10:15 pm. Once the sun goes down enjoy watching Halloween movies on our outdoor movie screen.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Duo
  • Scariest
  • Best Costume
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Super Soaker Sunday Special

Save 33% OFF Sunday General WaterPark Admission plus receive a $5 arcade card!
Special valid on Sunday General WaterPark Admission per person only. Available for purchase online, on the resort app, or in-person. Special good for up to 4 guest per itinerary. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Use online promo code: WPFunday21
Special valid: October 10 - November 21, 2021 on Sundays only.

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Rescuer Special | Oct. 18 - Nov. 19

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. From October 18 - November 19, 2021, these heroes can enjoy 50% off General Admission to the Massanutten Indoor WaterPark for themselves and up to three additional family members. Use promo code WPHeroes21 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.

Check in at MerchanDice Surf Shop on the main level at the WaterPark. 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 18 - November 19, 2021 ONLY. No blackout dates.
  • Valid on All-Day General Admission only.
  • This special MUST be purchased online in advance and is NOT available in person. Use promo code WPHeroes21 to receive the discount.
  • Please check hours of operation here in advance of your visit.
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Cheers to 50!

Join us this upcoming winter season as we celebrate 50 years of memories with giveaways, Hall of Fame Dinner, exclusive merch, ski packages, Throwback 70’s Day, Live at the Lodge Events, plus so much more! Mark your calendar because big things are coming! Learn more at www.massresort.com/50years

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Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Pick-Up Meal

We are pleased to offer menu options that you can pick up and take back to your comfort of your home away from home here at Massanutten Resort! Choose between three different package options or choose from our À la carte options. View the menu here.

Orders may be placed online starting on November 4, 2021. *Last day for orders is November 23, 2021.**date may vary due to potential sellout.
Pick up on November 25, 2021 @ Massanutten Conference Center from 12 – 4 pm. Please call 540.437.3372 if you have any questions.

 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

November 25, 2021 | 12 - 7 pm
Join us at Blue Ridge Buffet for a Thanksgiving Day buffet. View the menu here.

 
Thanksgiving Day Dining at Campfire Grill

November 25, 2021 | 12 - 9 pm
Campfire Grill will be serving a special menu for Thanksgiving Day. View the menu here.
$45 plus tax & gratuity • Includes appetizer bar & your choice of an entrée, two sides, & a dessert (Beverages available at an additional cost). The regular menu will not be offered.

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A Look at Fall 2021

We are encouraging guests to book their resort amenities and activities online in advance. Some resort amenities and activities may sell out.

Know Your Booking Window

  • 30 DAYS - Tickets will be made available on the Owner's Website for Massanutten Resort Owners for owners to purchase 30 days in advance of the activity date. Must be purchased by logging into your owner account on the owner’s portal.
  • 21 DAYS - Available to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis online and on the Resort App.

If you have an upcoming visit, please visit our Fall page here.

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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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Balanced Roots

Now Open - Massanutten’s newest shopping location! Balanced Roots was created with relaxation in mind giving guests an array of product options and calming experiences to enjoy during their visit at Massanutten including Do-It-Yourself Tranquility Gardens, Candles, Essential Oils & Skin Care, Wellness Foods & Supplements, and a Private Meditation Room. Learn More Here.

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Seasonal Spa Specials

Fall Special

Pumpkin Spice Scrub & Massage | $135
Experience a body treatment like no other with this scrumptious blend of creamy pumpkin, cinnamon spice, and buttery brown sugar. Enhance your nail service with Pumpkin Spice aromatherapy for only $10. Fall special available starting October 1, 2021.

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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.

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.
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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