I have a hard time seeing how this resort can be ranked less than 4 stars by anyone who has been to many RCI member locations. I have been to a number of RCI 'resorts' that were nothing but glorified hotels/motels or condos, even if fairly nice. Very few have anywhere near the activities this park does, nor are the size in square miles. There is even a wilderness area on the west side. Not only the amenities (2 golf courses, pools, indoor/outdoor water park, skiing, restaurants, grocery, trails, etc.), but they often have entertainment such as magic or comedy shows, scheduled activities such as various crafts, water aerobics, art, photography class, etc., of which I have participated in my 2 visits there. We are back this year for a third time! Yes, these activities usually have a nominal fee ($5-15 for most), but worth it. The skiing & water park are a bit expensive, but less than most throughout this country. The units I have been in are clean & well kept, and the resort itself (and the area in which it is located) is gorgeous. I would suggest visiting a few of the very good wineries in the area on a day drive, as well as a cavern tour or two (Luray is a nice day drive and is one of the best caverns in the USA to visit, although 'touristy' (I have been through at least 10 caverns in various states), and it has a great car museum included in the admission. There are several others to visit nearby as well. The Civil War museum at New Market north of Harrisonburg was a real surprise---really excellent (much better than Manassas), and inexpensive. Staunton is a neat town south of Harrisonburg, and has a cool village nearby with 17th century buildings from England & the US (actual ones, not copies) with workers wearing costumes of that era (also inexpensive admission). Monticello & The U of Virginia gardens are not to be missed if possible, and James Madison's home is a good tour as well. Depending on the season there is river rafting nearby as well, although I have not been there during those seasons. All in all, a great place to visit. I want to mention that I am a member there, but do not feel this violates the Trip Advisor 'relationship' test agreement, as I am very objective, and have not been asked to give a review by anyone, nor gain personally from a positive review. I have not stayed in the 'motel' on this site, only in the time-share condos, as I indicated above. I have stayed in RCI member locations in Canada, Hawaii, & California as well, and visited (but not stayed at) a few other locations as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6000 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. This is truly your one-stop shop for a great family vacation! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Massanutten Hotel Mcgaheysville
- Massanutten Hotel Harrisonburg
- Massanutten Harrisonburg