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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
ValleyFest at Massanutten Resort

ValleyFest is Saturday, May 28!

Join us on the mountain for ValleyFest 2022 on May 28, 2022 on the slopes of Massanutten Resort! Advance tickets are ONLY $35 and includes admission to the festival PLUS 8 tickets for beer sampling and a mug or cup (while supplies last)!

We are going back to our ValleyFest roots with a great line up of microbrews, popular beers, hard seltzers, and even a few non-alcoholic choices! This year's beer line up also includes 5 limited release special tappings!

Proceeds benefit community initiatives supported by the local Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

Spring Lodging Packages

Spring Lodging Packages

Whether you’re looking for a summer jump-start, a spring break getaway, or a day trip, check out one of our many lodgings deals this spring.

Book your lodging and resort activities together to save! Choose from getaways including golf, spa, WaterPark, and more.

Brandy Pear Salt Scrub & Massage

Spa Spring Special

Brandy Pear Salt Scrub & Massage | $135
Refresh yourself with this smooth exfoliation with a spectacular fruity kick. The Brandy Pear Body Polish is brimming with mouthwatering pear-infused brandy from Bartlett pears grown in California. This scrub also includes fine grain sea salt and rice bran oil – so not only are you left fragrant, but extremely soft with a glistening finish on your skin. 

To receive the appointment time most convenient for you, we recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. To reserve your appointment, please call 540.289.4040.

What's New

What's New

Summer Jam Advance Tickets are now on sale!

Sunday, July 3 is Summer Jam 2022. Advance Tickets are ONLY $15. Summer Jam will feature live music, kids' activities, beer & wine, food trucks, and fireworks at 10 pm! All proceeds benefit the Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA.

Learn more & buy your tickets here.

 

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A Look at Spring 2022

Online advance purchase is required for most resort activities & amenities. Some resort amenities and activities may sell out.

Know Your Booking Window

  • 30 Days - Online Owner Gold Card discounts have moved to the Owner's Website. In order to take advantage of your owners only 30-day booking window AND to receive your Owner Gold Card Discounts, you will need to login to your Owner's Website.
  • 21 Days - Tickets will be made available online for RCI, Massanutten Resort-Owned Rentals, & TripForth rental guests. Rental guests should be on the lookout for an email providing access to purchase tickets. Please be sure to check your Spam and Junk folder in your email if you do not see the additional email come through from us.
  • 10 Days - Available to all General Public, Non-Resort-Owned accommodations, and other rental properties on a first-come-first-served basis online and on the Resort App.

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

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NEW! Massanutten Select Classes

Why not learn something new on vacation? Take one of our new Massanutten Select Classes! Classes include Landscape Sketching, Caricature Sketching, Introduction to Meditation, Beginning Ukulele, Beginner Harmonica, and more! View the class schedule here.

Materials will be provided. Recommended Student Age: Pre-teens, teens, and adults. Must register at least one day in advance. Since we are holding a spot for you, refunds cannot be given. Sign up at The Market at Massanutten Station, in person or by phone at 540.289.4098.Please arrive a few minutes early.

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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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New! Indoor Street Curling

At Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club! Now’s your chance to join the fun! Try your hand at delivering some stones and before you know it you’ll be a pro with our new Street Curling Rink located at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club. Street Curling uses synthetic ice to create a crowd-pleasing iceless curling experience. Whether it be a friendly game between family members or a competitive match among friends, Street Curling provides a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of the Olympic sport of curling. View hours & rates here.

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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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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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