As a gift, I was given a week's stay from a friend who owns at Massanutten. The condo had a kitchenette that was completely functional with the appliances provided in the unit. It has two balconies, large indoor hot tub, and electric fireplace. Overall, the unit was nice and clean. It was a quiet week and not very busy during my stay. Which was a welcomed bonus considering I was there for rest and relaxation. I did not experience the noise spoken about in the other reviews. From what I could tell, there are several lodging options. Maybe too many. Because I was traveling alone I did not experience the sales pitch described in other posts.
The print on the resort maps are dark, small and somewhat confusing. I suggest if you are going to a "scheduled" activity, check out the location prior to your arrival time. It is a massive resort and trying to locate some of the amenities were a challenge.
I attended the Aromatherapy class and was pleased with the instructor. I learned how to mix specific blends of oils. There were some premixed oils or you can have it mixed to your liking for purchase. The prices were reasonable.
The Spa was nice and so were the employees. I received the Swedish Massage and Facial package. The masseuse was nice. The services were okay and not quite superior based on other spas I have been to. But, it was good to get a little pampering in during my trip. I did not eat at any of the resort's restaurants. I preferred eating at the local spots. And, there are plenty of places to eat within a 5 to 10 mile radius. The Appalachia Bakery in Elkton is awesome! I had the Cabiatta Pizza. Across from the entrance of the resort is the Log Cabin Barbeque was okay. I had the rotisserie chicken. The Xania Kabab grille was mediocre at best. There are numerous restaurants and a few grocery stores that can cover all of your food needs.
The Lavender Farm is a few miles from the resort and is a very nice family business that I enjoyed visiting and purchased several gifts to bring home to family and friends. The Turkeys are friendly towards humans...I think I'll become a vegan, lol.
The gift shop outside the resort property, next to the gas station is nicely priced and owned by the resort. I also went to a recommended shop called Solace (in Elkton across from Appalachia Bakery) owned by a local artist and was utterly impressed with the items for sale and the awesome customer service. I purchased a few things.
I enjoyed the entire stay at Massanutten.This location is good for families or solo vacations.
- 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