My husband, three children, and I recently stayed at Shenandoah Crossing resort. As Bluegreen owners we are always interested in experiencing what each Bluegreen resort has to offer. This particular resort is situated on over 1,000 acres and its obvious the main draw is the horses. There are many different horse planned activities here, even in the winter. Depending upon the weather at the time, horseback riding is available. However, even with less than suitable weather they offer horse drawn carriage rides. This activity we did partake in and at $2 per person it was well worth it. We were taken on a 45 minute ride of the property.
Aside from horses this resort also has a full schedule of activities planned, even during winter. They offered wii tournaments, mini golf tournaments, tie dying, card tournaments, etc. We did not participate in any but they are offered. However, there are many things that still are available on your own if interested. They had mini golf, basketball and tennis courts, two game rooms, two fitness centers, and the indoor and outdoor pool. Believe it or not but the outdoor pool and hot tub were open at this time, despite the 30 degree weather. One word of caution: the indoor pool is rather small and at this time of year it was very crowded. We skipped swimming because it was just too crowded.
In terms of the cabin itself, we stayed in an older 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cabin. Other reviewers have said these cabins are not worthy of staying in but in all reality we saw nothing wrong with them. Yes they are older but they are rather nice considering this is like a campground. Where else can you camp and have a full kitchen that is stocked with all you need to cook? The living room has a pull out sofa and linens are provided for guests. The rocker in the living room is comfortable and the kids just loved sitting in it. There is also a comfy fireplace, tv and dvd player, and coffee table. In the master bedroom the bed is king sized and there is a small closet space, a tv and a nice armoir to store shoes, also equipped with a mirror on the inside. The smaller bedroom has two twin beds and a nightstand, as well as a dresser and radio. As for the kitchen, it is small in size but has everything that is needed to cook a nice meal. The table provided seats 6 people comfortably.
Finally, the resort itself is situated in a very rural area. If you expect to have a short drive to attractions and restaurants this is not the case. While Gordonsville itself is 10 miles or so away from the resort (where a Walmart and Food Lion are located), historic attractions and chain restaurants are not so close. Charlottesville is the closest city that offers more shopping and attractions but is about 20 plus miles away. We only ventured out once to see Thomas Jefferson’s estate. The tour was well worth it and provided some great history lessons.
Other than that, this resort is best for a relaxing getaway. If you are expecting a place where there are many attractions/amusements than this is not the place for you. It is a more family oriented resort that offers guests the ability to bond as a family.
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- Also Known As:
- Shenandoah Crossing Hotel Gordonsville
- Shenandoah Crossing Gordonsville