We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Woodstone Meadows At Massanutten!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Massanutten Resort

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in McGaheysville
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Massanutten Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McGaheysville
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Woodstone Meadows At Massanutten!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is our resort. It was very clean and was very nice but I felt a little cramped. It had a breakout unit but unfortunately my brother was not able to come. I like the location of the resort but with the government shutdown we were not able to go on the Shenandoah parkway. This was one of the main things we wanted to do. We had thought about going to Mt. Vernon but heard traffic was going to be bad in that direction. We did enjoy going to the little town of Luray, not the caverns but the town. They had some cute restaurants and some art stores and a nice visitor center.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mimimartha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,568 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    480
    529
    267
    156
    136
See reviews for
861
381
17
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (371)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
767 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed in Woodstone on an exchange from RCI. Our unit was a two bedroom, two bath, plus a pull-out sofa. The space is large and the furnishings appeared to be new. It was very clean and they provide many amenities upon check-in that we didn't expect: dishwashing, starter coffee and tea, shampoo and soap.
There is a lot to do, especially in good weather: golf, evening entertainment, art and craft classes, plus all the walking and hiking you could ever want.
The activities card was $99 per person for the week and most activities were included. If you are a golfer, it's worth it; if not, I'd probably not buy the card and just pay for the activities. You are not pressured to buy it and could add it any time during the week. We agreed to sit through a time share presentation in exchange for two activity cards. Like most of these presentations, there is a fair amount of pressure to buy, but if you stick to your plan, it's not too bad. As we left, the "last offer" was half what the "final offer" had been for a week, of course.
We are from Virginia, so this was an easy drive for us and there are lots of sites to see in the area. I'd recommend walking through the towns of Harrisonburg and Staunton, nearby. The Visitor's Centers in both are very helpful, especially in Harrisonburg. A couple of hours walking around is a nice diversion. We also visited two wineries for tastings and enjoyed both: Ox Eye in Staunton, and Cross Key. They are inexpensive as tastings go and we actually bought wine at Ox Eye (something we seldom do...). We were disappointed in the quality of the food at the restaurants at the resort, but we generally cooked in our unit. There are many good restaurants just off-site, so there are lots of choices.

Room Tip: We had a lower unit and could hear noise at night from above. If we come again, we'll request a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank RichardinOhio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bracebridge, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was our third visit to Massanutten and the first time staying in Woodstone. We had toured the accomodations before so we had some idea of what to expect. We were not disappointed. The two bedroom was ample size for our family. Our unit had a partial kitchen (which we knew when we booked), the only item missing was a full oven. We had a large toaster oven, an electric skillet, an electric frying pan and a hot plate, not to mention a full size gas barbecue on the balcony. My only complaint is that the washer and dryer is shared with the guests staying downstairs...a little awkward. The unit was clean, in good repair and adequately supplies with utensils, supplies, etc. There is so much to do at this resort and such a beautiful area to visit. I will say after staying up the mountain for our other visits that it was nice to be closer to the main entrance (plus not as much ear popping)! ;-) The resort also now has free WiFi which is awesome and worked perfectly while we were there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Tricia H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belmont, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We are from California and our friends from Michigan own a 4 bdrm/4 bath timeshare at the Summit Condos. We were excited at the invitation to vacation with them at Massanutten Resort because we are hikers and had never been to the Massanutten Range or the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trip included us, another couple from California, and the owners and their friend from Michigan most of us were 50-somethings. The 4 bdrm/4 bath was perfect for our needs and we thoroughly enjoyed our week from Sept. 20-Sept. 27, 2013.

We were impressed by all that Massanutten Resort has to offer. We didn't participate in many of their offerings because we had other things already planned. But you can see from reading other reviews that there is a lot to do right there including a huge water park, the skiing (in winter), a great fitness center in a few places at the resort, lots of pools, miniature golf, and so much more.

We loved the natural surroundings---the deer, the mountain vistas and the quiet forests. The weather was perfect--most days were t-shirt weather and one day it rained for a little while. The fall colors were just barely in evidence and a week or two later they would be in full glory.

While we were there, we did a lot of day trips. For history buffs among us, battlefields and museums abound in Virginia commemorating the heroes of the American Revolution and of the Civil War. Three of us hiked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We did the Stony Man Trail, Lewis Falls and Black Rock Summit Trail and parts of the Appalachian Trail. It was beautiful. It was beautiful especially with the sun rays shining through the red, green and yellow dappled forest. We also hiked the stony Massanutten ridge behind the resort with beautiful views of the Shenandoah Valley and far into West Virginia.

We also went to Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello and that was worth the visit. Then we visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where Jefferson designed the educational center that looked a lot like Monticello but on a much grander scale.

We even visited a potato chip factory (Route 11), the Cross Keys Winery (a great venue for lunch and wine tasting) and the Yellow Barn and American Celebration on Parade (which are museums celebrating Americana). The latter houses many floats which have paraded in the Macy's Day Parade. There is a fee to view these but there are some interesting things to see in the lobby. The Yellow Barn was a highlight as it was filled with an interesting Americana collection and is free to the public. Both are right across from the Shenandoah Caverns for which we didn't have time.

On another day, we drove one leg of Blue Ridge Parkway. It was beautiful and had a lot of lookouts to see the views and surrounding Shenandoah Valley.

Massanutten was a great central place for us to do a lot of different activities. Although only a couple of us hiked, there was something for everyone during the week.

The 4 bdrm/4 bath unit was very spacious and had the full conveniences of home-life for prices lower than a hotel room. We used the upper unit the most because it had the full kitchen (the lower unit doesn't have a stove). The only downsides were that the second bedroom in each unit had only twin beds which didn't accommodate the third couple, and that the bathrooms though huge with oversized Jacuzzis had no counter or cupboard space. The kitchen could also use an extra cabinet to store food.

As guests, we were not pestered to attend a timeshare presentation. Our owner friends did attend one. While they thought it was pretty high pressure, they were OK with the perk for doing so.

The quiet of the season in this place suited us perfectly. Summers are surely busier and the later Fall more colorful. This is not a luxurious type of resort although it is a very nice stay. It is a mountainous ski area resort area and we really loved our experience. If we ever return to the area, we would definitely rent in Massanutten as a central place for a variety of excursions but we might also consider one of the lodges within the Shenendoah National Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
3 Thank JnK M M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MD
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

got a call telling us that we just won a $50 Visa Card thanks to a drawing at a local fare. Did I mention that they called 10 o'clock on a Sunday night? So sales pitch started, friendly enough at first, then I started asking personal questions about our vacation preferences. I just wanted to find out how to win my gift card and get it sent me. When we refuse to answer questions about what we did on our vacations and provide personal information to her, the representative hung up on us. So much for the $50 gift card. But it sounds like it saved us a great deal of heartache happy actually accepted their 4 days and 3 nights free.

Stayed October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank marylander6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these McGaheysville hotels

Greenwood, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

My sister, cousin and cousin's husband stayed here last October because we waited too late to get our usual Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge resort. We had a GREAT time. We are ramblers when it comes to flea markets and antiques. We found so many different places to visit that were different than we were use to finding. The scenery driving from and to South Carolina was beautiful. The rooms were clean but not anything like Westgate or Smokey Mt Resort. If it's clean and comfortable, we are okay though. Used trip advisor for restaurants and had great success.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank redbutterfly33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Upstate New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

My two sisters and I spent 5 nights in a Woodstone Meadows unit in mid-September. Our time-share owner friends were able to secure the rental for us at an incredibly reasonable price. The unit suited us 60-somethings quite well: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, pleasant living room, even a washer-dryer unit outside the door. (It was meant to be shared with the upstairs neighbor, but that unit was empty -- as were many, many when we visited -- we loved the quiet!)

We were told that the unit was recently refurbished; it was certainly clean and attractive enough -- just a few too many large, dust-collecting artificial plants for our taste. Because Massanutten’s setting is part of the Shenandoah mountain range, we had hoped for a balcony with one of those spectacular views other reviewers have mentioned. However, the Woodstone units are “outside the kettle,” as they say, and the best views are of woods and the golf course. The person who checked us in pointed on the map to a park that he claimed we would be overlooking. Well, sort of. The map didn’t show how much of the park is actually a parking lot. Still, the balcony was more than adequate and we were grateful not to have any near neighbors.

We did not avail ourselves of the myriad Massanutten activities other than the walking trails, such as they were, and the chair lift to the top of Massanutten Peak, which was absolutely spectacular. We visited all the shops but bought little and found better selections at the shops at the Farmers Market in Dayton, about 1/2 hour away, and SoLace, a boutique of hand-crafted items in nearby Elkton. I will say that food items at the General Store and the Market at Massanutten were not as high-priced as I’d expected.

After reading very mixed reviews of the restaurants at Massanutten, we opted to do our dining out in McGaheysville, the small town on Route 33 at the bottom of the road. We recommend Thunderbird, especially for breakfast, and Romano’s for Italian dinners and pizza.

One more note: because so many reviewers have commented on the relentless sales pitch attempts by RCI, the on-site broker of time shares, and because I too was personally warned about the sometimes hard-sell approach, I found that unplugging our unit phones seemed to settle the issue. (We had arrived too late to be approached upon check-in.) First I tried just ignoring the phone, but when the calls were coming in 1/2-hour increments, I decided just to unplug. RCI never left messages.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
3 Thank Jan R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near McGaheysville
7.4 mi away
Sleep Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
Sleep Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
#6 of 22 in Harrisonburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 293 reviews
7.3 mi away
Hampton Inn University Harrisonburg
7.5 mi away
Residence Inn Harrisonburg
Residence Inn Harrisonburg
#1 of 22 in Harrisonburg
4.5 of 5 bubbles 401 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.4 mi away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
7.3 mi away
Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg
Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg
#10 of 22 in Harrisonburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles 223 reviews
7.6 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Massanutten Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Massanutten Resort

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 
Also Known As:
Massanutten Hotel Mcgaheysville
Massanutten Hotel Harrisonburg
Massanutten Harrisonburg

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing