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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)
  • Kid’s Club
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Convenience Store
  • DVD Video Movie Rental
  • Gift Shops / News Stand
  • Spa

What's New

What's New

NEW! Massanutten Souvenirs on Shopify!

You can now purchase Massanutten branded apparel and souvenirs from the comfort of your own home through our Massanutten Online Store. Souvenirs start at just $1.99 so you can get that perfect gift for everyone on your list and not break the bank.
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Infrared Dry Sauna

Available Now | $30 for 30 minutes or $50 per couple

Unlike traditional saunas which use heat to warm the air/water and, in turn, your body; an infrared sauna uses light to heat your body directly without warming the air around you.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Weight loss; burn up to 500 calories in each 30- minute session
  • Detoxification
  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Skin purification
  • Muscle regeneration

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Snow Moon Fest - Save the date!

March 2 - 3, 2019
Snow Moon Fest 2019 will feature Polar Plunge, fireworks, music, torchlight parade, and more!

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Thrill on the Hill

October 27, 2018 | 8 pm - 12 am
At Encounters Lounge | Tickets: $5 at the door | 21 & up only | We dare you to join us for the spookiest Halloween bash in the area! The 10th annual Thrill on the Hill will feature a DJ, music, costume contests, a full-service bar, food, and huge prizes!

Costume Contest:

  • Most Creative
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Holiday Catering Services Available

Are you planning this year’s holiday event? The holiday season will be here before you know it! Behind every successful event is a stellar culinary experience. Let us create the perfect holiday party that your friends, family, and coworkers are sure to look forward to. On-site & off-site catering available.

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Ski Season Passes Now on Sale! With new bonus benefits!

Massanutten's 2018-19 Ski Season Passes are on sale now! Save 10% off the Adult & Student Full Season Pass if purchased by November 30. No discount available on Special Value Pass.

Adult Full Season Pass | $405 if purchased by November 30 | $450 as of December 1.
Unlimited skiing/snowboarding. Valid every day that the slopes are open, no restrictions. 

Student Full Season Pass | $338 if purchased by November 30 | $375 as of December 1.
Unlimited skiing/snowboarding for those of school going age (Ages 6-18 and up with ID). Valid every day that the slopes are open, no restrictions. 

Special Value Pass | $235
Valid Sunday - Friday any time (excluding Christmas Holiday December 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019) and after 4 pm every day of the season. Also valid any time opening day through December 24, 2018, and March 1, 2019 through end of season. Please see

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Mountain Bike Park Season Passes

Late Season Pass Rates Now In Effect!
2018 Season Passes are only $99!

The 2018 Late Season Bike Park Pass is valid for the 2018 season (late April - October). Plus, Massanutten Mountain Bike Park pass holders will also receive four free day passes to the Bryce Bike Park!
Buy Online 
or call 540.289.4954.

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Twilight Golf Special

$20 for Green Fees & Cart after 5 pm
Play as many holes as you can until cart return! Please call 540.289.4919 for tee time.

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Morning Massage Wellness Class

Cost: Free | Limited to the first 12 registered - $25 value!
Learn the benefits of massage and how to self-massage. Complimentary mimosa or orange juice.

Topics Discussed

  • Stretching techniques
  • Spa services offered & benefits of each
  • Demonstration with Shiatsu back massager and reflexology roller (also used for Myofascial release)

Class offered Mondays - Thursdays | Class Time: 9 am | …

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History & Mission Statement

History & Mission Statement

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 All-Day Gold Card Owner Admission. Upon arrival to the park, you will be asked to show military identification to use your ticket(s). View WaterPark Hours & Rates here.
  • Stay tuned for more information on our Heroes on the Hill day at the WaterPark, where all active, non-active, veterans, and their dependents gain FREE entry to our Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark.
Ski/Snowboard Lift Tickets
  • 20% OFF 4-hour or 8-hour lift tickets. View our current snow conditions here.
  • Join us for Heroes on the Hill ski day on March 11, 2018 from 9 am - 9 pm 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.
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.
The Rink at Massanutten

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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