Massanutten Journals

Massanutten at Christmas

A December 2009 trip to Massanutten by Cindy Grant

Massanutten Resort Photo, More Photos
Quote: Endless activities and quality time spent with the family!

Massanutten Resort

Hotel | "Overview"

Massanutten Resort Photo,
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Massanutten Resort was developed back in the 70's, and it has become a four season resort - any time of the year you can pick from an overwhelming variety of activities. There are more than 1300 timeshare units, and over a thousand single family homes. The resort is located on Massanutten Peak in McGaheysville VA, 10 miles east of Harrisonburg.Unfortunately for us, we chose to arrive in the middle of a snowstorm! It took us 3 hours to drive from Charlottesville to the resort, normally just a little over an hour. After a very scary and slippery ride up the mountain in the dark, and with the help of a great maintenance crew (who shoveled our steps so we could get down them) we got the ca...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Massanutten Resort
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, Virginia 22840
(540) 289-9441

The Spa at Massanutten

Attraction | "You Deserve It!"

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You deserve to be pampered! The Spa is open Sunday - Friday from 10 am - 7 pm, and Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm.

Spa Manicure $30, 1 hour
Petite Manicure $28, 1/2 hour
Spa Pedicure $58, 1 hour
Petite Pedicure $45, 40 minutes
Hot Stone Pedicure $58 50 minutes
Polish $12
Spa Special $85, 2 hours
Petite Special $65, 1 hour

Body treatments are also available - wraps and massages.

I treated myself on several occasions when the kids were otherwise occupied. I found the staff very polite and professional, and enjoyed every minute!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

The Spa at Massanutten
Massanutten Resort, 1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, Virginia
540-289-4040

Dayton Farmers Market

Attraction | "A Unique Shopping Experience"

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Located just 16 miles from Massanutten, is a great place to go shopping and stock up. A variety of shops will provide you with just about anything you need to buy. There's a bookstore, a restaurant, and food specialty shops. You can buy bulk meats and cheeses, baked goods, and jerkey. There is a meat market where you can get fresh cut poultry, seafood, hams, and deli meats; a bakeshop with breads, pies, cookies, and cakes. There are craft collectibles, and take out sandwiches, salads, and BBQ. Don't forget to stop by the Amish booth and have a fresh pretzel!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Dayton Farmers Market
3105 John Wayland Hwy (Rt. 42)
Dayton, Virginia
(540) 879-3801

Mellow Mushroom

Restaurant | "The Best Pizza"

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We always stop here, whether we are visiting Charlottesville or just passing through. This location is next to the Red Roof Inn, near UVA college. Good thing we stocked up - we were stranded for the next 24 hours in our condo in a snowstorm! Mellow Mushroom uses spring water in it's dough, and this makes the pizza very unique and tasty! Prices depend on the number of toppings and the size - $6 up to $20. Pretzels come in parmesan and salted, $3.95 for 3 or $6.35 for 6. They also have calzones, soups, hoagies, and a variety of specialty pizzas and salads.

Their slogan - "Give Pizza Chance"!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Mellow Mushroom
1321 West Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 972-9366

Snow Sports at Massanutten

Attraction | "What We Go There For!"

Snow Sports at Massanutten Photo, Massanutten, Virginia
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Of course, you go to Massanutten in the winter for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing! Massanutten was the first resort to have a quad chairlift, increasing the number of guests getting time on the mountain. At night they light all 14 trails for night skiing, and you can see the lights from down in McGaheysville!My niece and nephews participated in the Slope Sliders program. Ski ages are 4 - 12, and snowboard ages are 7 - 12. From 9:30 am - 2 pm, with lunch provided, you just arrive and get the kids geared up; they are assigned an instructor based on their ability and may get moved up to more advanced groups if they catch on fast. They may get to go up on the lift, but only if the instr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Snow Sports at Massanutten
Massanutten Village
Massanutten, Virginia

Diamond Jim's Arcade

Attraction | "Great Family Fun"

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After a great dinner, we hit the Arcade! It had video games, and those games you play to win tickets, which you cash in later for a prize. You can participate in tournaments - bowling, basketball, air hockey, and dancing. A water park ticket isn't necessary to get in the arcade - this makes it a great place to go on Tuesday or Wednesday when the waterpark is closed. The All You Can Play Special is valid on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am - 4 pm and costs $9; it's only for video games.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Diamond Jim's Arcade
Massanutten Resort, 1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, Virginia

Blue Ridge Buffet

Restaurant | "A Great Dinner"

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We had a great family dinner at this restaurant. It's located on the top floor of the waterpark. The glass windows provided a view into the waterpark and of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We ate there on Friday; along with Saturday and Sunday, an extensive buffet is served. We had pasta, soups, carved meats, crab legs, and steaks; on Saturday the buffet includes shrimp and prime rib. You can also order off the menu. On Monday and Thursday there is no buffet.

Blue Ridge Buffet is open from 4 pm - 9 pm on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday; open from 4 pm - 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Blue Ridge Buffet
Massanutten Resort
McGaheysville
(540) 437-3390

Massanutten WaterPark

Attraction | "Kid and Adult Favorite"

Massanutten WaterPark Photo, McGaheysville, Virginia
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What better place to be when the temperature outside is a balmy 20 degrees! The water at the Waterpark is 84 degrees all year long. There is something here for all ages. The little ones in our group headed for the Frog Pond, a 12" deep pool; the older ones decided to tackle the Flowrider to practice their surfing. Grandma went up to the 2nd floor observation deck and laughed at the kids when the giant bucket tipped over and splashed everyone with water. There are regular slides to go down, and even a few where you ride down on a tube. Call 540-437-3340 for hours, they vary a little according to the season.Ages 2 and under are freeObserver deck only is $10Gener...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Massanutten WaterPark
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, Virginia 22840
(540) 437-3340