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Rental Provisions

Rental Provisions

Packing for a vacation can be a tedious task! Let us help. Here is a quick list of what is provided and suggestions of what to bring when traveling to Massanutten.

Condo Vacations

The Resort Provides

  • Kitchen Linens (2 dish cloths, 2 dish towels, 2 pot holders)
  • Bed Linens
  • Towel sets (based on maximum occupancy)
  • A Complimentary Starter Pack that includes:
    • Coffee Filters
    • Bath Soap
    • Dishwasher Detergent
    • Paper Towels
    • Dishwashing Soap
    • Trash Liners
  • The resort can also provide pack and play cribs and highchairs - subject to fees and availability.
 
Hotel Vacations

All rooms include coffee makers, refrigerators, color TV, cable, telephone, balcony and sitting area.

Items to Bring

  • Coffee Filters
  • Bath Tissue
  • Bath Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash Liners
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Pool Towels
  • Salt & Pepper

 

Forgot something? No problem! The Market and the General Store are both onsite and offer groceries, health and beauty aids, souvenirs and other essentials.

Guests with Disabilities

Guests with Disabilities

Massanutten is committed to making its facilities accessible to all guests including those with disabilities within the limits of safety. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to notify Reservations of special needs at the time reservations are made, and to contact Concierge Services in advance for assistance in planning their stay. Our team will be happy to communicate with all necessary departments to ensure that our guests' needs are met. If a guest's disability is not obvious, we may ask whether an accommodation is required because of a disability.

Concierge Services

540.289.4978  |  info@massresort.com

Guests with disabilities are encouraged to contact Concierge Services for assistance in planning their stay. Our team will be happy to communicate with all necessary departments to ensure that our guests' needs are met. 

Amenities

When planning your activities at Massanutten, consider whether your visit to any of our amenities will require accommodations, and notify Concierge Services at the earliest date possible.

Aquatic Facilities

Accessible public restrooms are situated throughout the Resort.

Food Allergies

Our restaurants can cater to your specific food allergy. Call Chef Michael Ritenour at 540.289.4023 or chef@massresort.com to discuss custom food options to fit your needs.

Golf Accessibility

Golf carts "under flag" are permitted on the Woodstone Meadows Golf Course and on the Mountain Greens Golf Course.

Hearing Accommodations

Complimentary house phones (for local calls) are available in most public areas throughout the resort. They are accessible to guests using wheelchairs, and many are equipped with volume control. Text Telephone Devices (TTD) and a Wireless Notification System is available from the Front Desk, on a first-come-first-served basis. Some units at the resort are equipped with audio and visual systems to accommodate guests with hearing or vision disabilities.

If you are reading this in preparation for your visit, and you require sign language interpretation, we will put forth our best efforts to provide it, with advance notice. Call Concierge Services to make a request. If a sign language interpreter is not available, Concierge Services will attempt to make other suitable and reasonable arrangements.

Medical Equipment & Supplies

Guests should come prepared with any medical equipment they may need, including oxygen tanks. The resort does not have medical equipment available for rent. For names of local companies which may be able to make arrangements for equipment rental, please contact Concierge Services.

If you are planning to ship medical equipment to the resort, you must coordinate shipping with your medical equipment provider. Massanutten Resort cannot accept equipment deliveries prior to the date of your arrival. You must also make prior arrangements through your provider to pick up the equipment from your unit no later than 10:00 am on the date of your check-out. The resort is not responsible for the safekeeping of the equipment or any damages incurred. Penalty fees may be applied to your account if the equipment is delivered prior to your check-in date or not picked-up by 10:00 am of your check-out date. Please call the Front Desk manager with any questions at 540.289.9441.

Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPMDs)

Other Powered Mobility Devices (OPMDs) include a range of devices used by individuals with disabilities as their mobility device of choice, such as Segways and golf carts. For reasons of safety, OPMD use:

  • Must be at a safe speed given the location and circumstances.
  • May be limited by Resort staff if a particular use or circumstance is perceived to create a safety hazard for you or others.
Parking Accessibility

Accessible parking is provided throughout the resort for guests with a valid Disabled Person placard or license plate.

Restroom Accessibility

Accessible public restroom facilities are situated throughout the resort.

Service Animals

Service Animals are always welcome at Massanutten Resort. They must be under control and on a leash/harness at all times. Service Animals may be attended to by companions, but employees of the Resort are not permitted to care for Service Animals. We appreciate advance notice for service animals staying on resort property. Emotional support/comfort animals are permitted with a written doctor’s note. A written doctor’s note must be provided at the time of check in. Fees may be applied to your account for damages caused by Service Animals and/or emotional support/comfort animals. 

Adaptive Ski Instruction

Massanutten Adaptive Ski School (M.A.S.S.) is in partnership with Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. and is dedicated to introducing challenged individuals to winter sports activities. The focus of M.A.S.S. is to provide adaptive alpine instruction, helping individuals of all ages overcome a variety of challenges. With more than 25 years of continuous operation, M.A.S.S. has served rehabilitation centers, disabled veterans, therapeutic recreation and special education programs, groups and private individuals.

Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. is the premier provider of adaptive outdoor programs and specialty therapeutic services for persons of all ages with different abilities, (physical and developmental) disabilities, chronic health impairments and other special health needs.

For more information on Therapeutic Adventures
Visit www.TAonline.org or email adaptive.guide@gmail.com
434.981.5834 (This number is specifically for disabled and challenged ski requests.)
540.289.4954 (Please call this number for general ski and lesson inquiries.)

Spa Accessibility

The Spa at Massanutten is accessible to guests with disabilities. Our reception team will be happy to assist guests with the planning of their spa experience. Please call 540.289.4040 for further information.

Unit Accessibility

Units with accessibility features are available through the regular reservation service on a first-come-first-served basis. Please make your reservation as early as possible, and specify the accessible features that are needed so the appropriate unit or equipment can be reserved.

Visual Accommodations

Restaurants at the resort are equipped with braille and large-print menus.

A Wireless Notification System is available from the Front Desk, on a first-come-first-served basis. Some units at the resort are equipped with audio and visual systems to accommodate guests with hearing or vision disabilities.

At all locations, employees of the resort are happy to read information and instructions to guests, upon request. Guests must have a companion or resort employee read safety instructions and directions to them prior to using those amenities, features, and facilities, or must receive the information in some alternative format.

Website Accessibility

Massanutten Resort is proud to maintain a website with accessible features including:

  • Consistent and clean layouts for content and navigation through all pages
  • Clear and consistent language
  • Sufficient color contrast for text and images
  • Designed with valid HTML
  • Alt tags are available on each photo
  • Mobile website uses CSS and HTML with clear, concise language
  • Large print format by using the A- or A+ function located on each page of our site

Resort Rules & Regulations

Resort Rules & Regulations

  1. Smoking Policy - All of our accommodations are smoke free. Smoking is strictly prohibited. A $250 fee will be charged those who violate this policy. Smoking is allowed on the patio. You must close patio door when smoking outside. Please properly dispose of your cigarettes and cigars.
  2. Quiet Times: Noise audible outside of a Unit is prohibited from 11:00 pm until 7:00 am. No occupant shall disturb or permit to be disturbed any other occupant’s quiet enjoyment of a Unit. Nor may an occupant interfere with the rights, comfort, or convenience of any other Owner or Guest.  
  3. Causing Harm to Others: No occupant can take actions that cause or are intended to cause harm or offense to other guests (including noise, gestures, statements, smells, physical contact or threats).
  4. Right of Way: The common elements, including without limitation, the common areas, roads and walkways in the unit shall not be obstructed nor shall any occupant interfere with the right of any other person to use the unit. No bicycles, scooters, baby carriages, or similar vehicles, or toys or other personal articles shall be allowed to stand or remain in any common element.
  5. Pets: No dog, cat or other pet shall be allowed in the unit. A nonrefundable charge of up to $250 per day may be assessed by the Association to clean, repair, treat (for fleas or other pests), and restore a Unit and common areas if a pet is identified in the unit or in the Resort.  
  6. Service Animals: Service Animals are always welcome at Massanutten Resort. They must be under control and on a leash/harness at all times. Service Animals may be attended to by companions, but employees of the Resort are not permitted to care for Service Animals. We appreciate advance notice for service animals staying on resort property. Fees may be applied to your account for damages caused by Service Animals.
  7. Illegal Substances: No drugs or controlled substances may be possessed within the unit or Resort without a doctor’s prescription.
  8. Public Intoxication: Public intoxication by alcohol or other controlled substance is strictly prohibited.
  9. Weapons: No weapons of any kind are authorized in common areas or public facilities on Resort Property. Occupants in possession of a weapon for hunting must have a current hunting license and a nearby property owner’s permission to hunt. Weapons intended for hunting must be registered with Resort Security.
  10. Flammable Substances: No occupant shall use or permit in a Unit any inflammable oils or fluids such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, or benzene, or other explosives or articles deemed extra hazardous to life, limb, or property. 
  11. Damage to Property: No damage to a Unit, common area, or other real or personal property of Association, Managing Agent, Developer, or related entities (“Resort Properties”) shall be caused by any act or omission of an occupant. All costs of restoring a Unit, Common Area or Resort Property to its condition prior to occupancy or use, including all cleaning beyond normal wear and tear, repair or replacement of property, painting, disinfection, fumigation or other sanitizing  shall be charged to and paid by the Owner responsible for the damage. 
  12. Unit Décor: No Unit or other improvement within the unit shall be decorated by an occupant. 
  13. Unit Defacement: No occupant is allowed to put his name on the Unit or in any way deface the same.
  14. Water Usage: Water shall not be left running for any unreasonable or unnecessary length of time. Electricity shall not be wasted. Ovens and stoves may not be left on and unattended.
  15. Parking: No occupant may use any parking space or area in an unauthorized manner. Assigned parking shall be respected in every respect.
  16. Drone Policy - Massanutten Resort prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by anyone - including recreational users and hobbyists - without the prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for photographing, filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Massanutten Resort boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Click here to read our full drone policy.
  17. Massanutten Gold Card Owners - You must have your Gold Card to receive discounts. Gold Card Holders who have not had a photo ID card made since October 2006 should stop by the ID Center, in The Market building behind Woodstone Check-In, for a new card. You must show your current Gold Card photo ID card to receive discounts and to access the Woodstone and Le Club recreation areas. By requiring Gold Card Owners to have and to show ID, Massanutten protects the investment you have in your vacation experience.
  18. If you have not received or have misplaced your permanent Gold Card photo ID, the red temporary ID(s) given at check-in are valid for 48 hours only. The ID Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Holiday hours may vary and are available upon request at the front desk.
  19. Persons Visiting Through RCI (including visiting/renting Massanutten Owners) will automatically receive a Blue ID Card allowing access to our private Resort-owned pools and recreation areas.
  20. Mountainside Owners - Please go to the Mountainside Welcome Center for your photo ID. Photos for IDs are taken Monday through Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 am and 1 - 4 pm, and Fridays, 11 am - 1 pm. Hours may vary by season.
  21. Resort Guests & All Non-Gold Card Owners - If you are not a Gold Card Owner and would like to know more about our resort and how you can qualify for Gold Card discounts, please call resort extension 5406.
  22. No occupant may violate any local, state or federal law, ordinance, regulation, statute, rule, or other restriction or requirement.  
  23. All rules of Massanutten Resort, now in effect or as amended from time to time, are incorporated hereby by reference. The violation of any rule of Massanutten Resort shall be deemed a violation hereof. 
  24. For additional rules & hours of operations, please see our Fall-Winter Massanutten Directory.

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.

Concierge Services

Concierge Services

Our dedicated concierge team is ready to assist you in a variety of ways!

Please connect with us prior to your stay or visit us at the Woodstone North Lobby once you are onsite. We would be glad to help you plan your vacation at Massanutten, offer information about local area attractions, and serve up wonderful restaurant recommendations.

Phone

540.289.4978  |  8 am - 10 pm  |  7 days a week

E-mail

info@massresort.com

Mail

USPS
Massanutten Activities Department
P.O. Box 1227
Harrisonburg, VA 22803

UPS/FEDEX
Massanutten Activities Department
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840

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