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Massanutten Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McGaheysville
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love this resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lots of stuff for the kids to do mine love the water park we also go up and drive the sky line drive and look at the wild life they have lots of pools on the resort a play ground at one of the pools nice to walk we ride the ski lift that goes to the top of the mountain and walk the trails

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We spent 3 days at Woodstone in a timeshare thru RCI. We had a 1 bedroom with a partial
kitchen. We've traded many times thru RCI for a partial kitchen, this was the first time a "partial kitchen" did not include a stove!! We had a microwave, griddle and a covered electric fry pan.
We were disappointed since we like to have a nice breakfast before heading out sightseeing for the day. We managed to have breakfast...just beware and be sure to ask if there is a stove!
Who knew!! Lovely mountaintop resort, sprawling, great views, very clean and quiet. Plenty to
do if you have small children although I am sure that gets expensive. We spent most of our time off the resort, sightseeing in the many lovely towns nearby. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Janice K
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North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I visited Massanutten a few years ago in 2009 and was in awe with the beautiful landscape. We stayed in a two bedroom unit at the time with our children and it was beautiful.

Our recent visit was not up to our expectations. The landscape is still beautiful and well maintained however, the units were a bit unappealing and filthy. This time we stayed in the one bedroom unit at Woodstone. The outside hallways had filthy foul smelling rugs and when I went into our unit the rugs in there was also foul smelling and filthy. We called the desk immediately and Massanutten's staff immediately stated that RCI choose that unit for us. We asked for a unit change which they were willing to do however told us that the rug condition would be the same.

The front desk said they would have housekeeping intervene the next day however, no one from housekeeping showed up our entire stay.

The facilities offer plenty but also expects you to pay plenty. The kids enjoyed the waterpark but the hours were decreased however, the price remained the same. The kids adventure park is awesome and offered so many activities that my family really enjoyed and it was also reasonably priced.

The pizza we bought at the deli was great however the buffet food was not that great.

We were asked to participate in a survey and we knew what was coming next and yes we were suckered into purchasing an Eagle Trace unit. The unit was beautiful and nothing like our Woodstone unit. We however decided to cancel the contract the next day because we already own two other timeshares. We are currently trying to get rid of our Bonnett Creek timeshare in Florida which is on Disney Property but not owned by Disney.

This place is okay for families. They just need to work on taking care of those filthy rugs.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Dahlia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms, awesome waterpark, full kitchens, lots of things to do. Great family getaway close to home (at least for us). Hotel staff very friendly..Very much liked rhe activities. Will return for skiing. Our bathtub was a.mini swimming pool.

  • Stayed April 2013
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5 Thank cap115
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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed here at Eagle Trace as an RCI Points exchange, mostly because we had points to use and had not been to the Shenandoah area before. (We also have a daughter and son-in-law who live about two hours away in VA.) The location is very beautiful, and the resort appears to be well-maintained and attractive.The resort is huge, however, and we had to drive to everything as our condo was about 4 miles from the main building. Our one-bedroom was clean, roomy, and well-maintained, and could sleep 6 as there were two pull-out couches as well as a queen in the bedroom. There was just my husband and me for most of the week, although my daughter did spend two nights with us, and the condo was very comfortable for us. There were many resort activities listed, but extra fees--some of them quite substantial--for practically everything except the swimming pools. We did not participate in the activities as we were busy visiting area attractions, but I could see that families might spend a great deal extra with all of the fees for activities and equipment use, and a great deal of time and gas driving to the facilities. The biggest negative for me, however, was the check-in procedure. I had to wait in a long line to register and get our keys, etc.,only to then be directed to a second long line to get our parking pass AND be subjected to a pitch to sign up for a time-share sales presentation (the real reason for the second line!). We already own a time share and aren't interested in another, but it took repeated "no's" and a final insistence on being given our parking permit before an aggressive employee would back off. After having been on the road for 8 hours, we just wanted to get to our room, and we were very annoyed by this waste of our time. It was a lovely setting and resort, but facilities were too inconveniently spread out to make it likely for us to return. Others should consider that and the multitude of fees before coming here, even though it is a beautiful place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank JWK48
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We own at Massanutten and visit in mid-July. This year we stayed at Grenoble Woods which is part of The Summit where we own. This was the first year our grand daughter joined us. All together we were 10 people occupying 4 units; ages ranging from 18 months to mid-60s. Usually my husband and I play a lot of golf but this year I got a lot of water park time with my 9 year old niece and 10 year old grand daughter. We were there 3 straight days and had a blast. I signed them up for diving lessons and the junior golf clinic. The golf pro and the dive instructor are excellent. The kids loved everything. We tried to go horseback riding but ran into restrictions. No problem, we went back to the water park. I had visions before our vacation of doing the craft classes together but they were too busy. We also visited the outdoor and the indoor pools.

Two of our guests spent their entire time off the resort. They went to Luray Caverns, skyline drive and most of south western Virginia. Our other guests played golf and lounged by the pool. We had one guest that only played golf and lounged by the pool or in the water park reading the 2nd and 3rd books of Game of Thrones.

The check-in process went smoothly. You do have to contend with the efforts to get you to sign up for a sales pitch (sometimes called a survey) but the incentive can be one or 2 free activity cards and you also get breakfast at the Blue Ridge Buffet (in the waterpark). You have to decide what your time is worth. I will say you do get a lot of information about the resort on the tour but we've passed on it the past few years. They simply take too long.

There is a Food Lion down the road on route 33 and we noticed new restaurants have opened. We didn't get to them but we did take note for next year. There is also a fresh fruit and vegetable stand on route 33 on the right hand side as you head down to the Food Lion. We bought corn, tomatoes and peaches and they were great.

Be prepared to spend a few bucks at the resort. Check out their website and especially the Entertainment Guide. No one wants unpleasant surprises on their family vacation. There are free activities but it would be challenging to do only the free activities all week. There is also information on the website about what equipment is included in the units to help you decide what to bring and what to leave behind. West of the resort is Harrisonburg which has a Walmart and a bunch of other places to pick up anything you may have forgotten. The resort has stores as well.

Also be prepared to drive almost everywhere. If you're staying at the hotel instead of the condos you can walk to one of the pools and a couple of other places but for the most part you need a car to get around. The resort is on a mountain so you can expect steep hills and lots of them. If you're a runner, please note the hills are brutal but there are treadmills at the fitness center in LeClub.

Our family really enjoys our week at Massanutten. I rated the resort Excellent because we have a good time every time we come and we look forward to our stay. It's great for kids and adults.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank G0ingn0w
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Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Massanutten has an abundance of units throughout the entire mountain! We "sold" our Woodstone unit in 2011 (after owning for 10 years) for one on the mountain. In 2012 we sold this one to go up to the TOP of Massanutten mountain! It is an awesome place to spend a well deserved R&R vacation! We have never stayed in the "hotel" units so cannot comment on them. The Woodstone units are nice but at the base of the mountain, we preferred to see the sites from the mountain, not just look up at the mountain. There is plenty to do on this resort - it's a 4-SEASON resort - with plenty for all 4 seasons. They offer day trips off the resort as well, including Washington, DC! There is also LOTS to do around the area as Massanutten Resort is set in Shenandoah Valley with a lot of history, caverns, and so much more! We come back every years since our first visit in 2000!
Cannot think of anything we do not like about Massanutten!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank N J
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Property: Massanutten Resort
Address: 1822 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2241
Location: United States > Virginia > McGaheysville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McGaheysville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2000
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 
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