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“tons of fun”
Review of Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Went here for the first time in December! What a blast!! Tubing for the first time was and adventure. Great family fun!!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Not many nearby places to ski in Virginia, so this fits the bill. Also has tubing and other activities, plus two golf courses for warmer months.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

always fun even in the pouring rain! Plenty to do for any age. We have tweens and teens and an elderly. This is our 2nd year going for Labor Day weekend. Just wonderful

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My family of 5 included an 8 year old, 6 year old, and 7 month old. We are a military family that desperately needed a vacation. We wanted some place that had activities for the kids and could provide Mom and Dad with the opportunity for adult time. We booked a 2 bed/2bath condo that backed up to the 18th hole at Devils Knob. The condo was "nice." It had everything we needed but the one a/c unit in the living room was not adequate for the entire condo, especially when doors and windows had to be closed due to sleeping baby. We are not picky and being military, we learn to adapt and not complain. A few minor issues popped up and they were addressed. We did receive a military discount so we were happy. Our favorite points were Discovery Ridge/Zip Line and Tubing for the kids. We also dropped our older girls at the Treehouse House one day and hired a babysitter from the resort list for our 7 month old so my husband and I could hike. Although my girls were the oldest in the group, they had fun at Discovery Ridge. The babysitter, Julie Peterson was WONDERFUL! We were very comfortable leaving our baby with her. She was so kind and caring. We got a trail map, spoke to the folks at the Nature Foundation, and ended up hiking three short trails. We had a blast. While there, we also geocached and swam in the very nice indoor/outdoor pools. I appreciate my girls being allowed in the hot tubs. Some places don't allow children in and they loved it so much. The indoor pool seemed to have alot of chlorine but so many indoor pools do. The outdoor pool was perfect but a bit chilly. I was confused as to why the indoor pool was closed due to bad weather one day. Didn't seem to make sense to me. We visited Lake Monocan. The kids loved the lake and trampoline/rock wall/slide. We took out a pedal boat which probably needed some servicing but served its purpose. The only downfalls to the lake was the distance from the resort and the cicada-eating, giant wasps that were flying around us digging nests in the sand beneath our chairs. They are harmless but huge and frightening to the kids. Food was adequate. The snack bar at the pool had only microwaveable items. At the resort, we ate at The Edge, Smoky Bear Cafe, and the sandwich shop at the Market. We found The Edge to be lacking. My daughter's burger was burnt, my salad was mushy, and the service was slow. We did not return after the first night. We never got to try the Copper Mine Bistro because it was never open when we were ready to eat. Having an infant restricts our schedule. We dine early before she goes to bed by 7pm. We ate breakfast at Smoky Bear Cafe and really enjoyed it. Everything was freshly prepared and tasted wonderful. It got crowded Sunday morning so beware! I wish we discovered it before our last day. They had a nice selection of wines/beer and snacks. It was the only place to get some ice cream besides a wrapped good humor bar. The sandwiches from the Market were perfect for a grab and go. The selection of Boars Head meats was great. Of course, as with any vacation spot, the prices seemed a bit high. We brought alot of our own groceries from home (3 hour drive) and cooked in our condo. The kitchen was well-appointed. Unfortunately our schedule with the baby precluded us from taking part in alot of the other activities offered. We did attend the campfire/storytelling/smores at Discovery Ridge. My girls and I really enjoyed that. The storytellers were great. We missed out on the night hike which my daughter and husband wanted to do. I wished they repeated it every weekend. My family also took advantage of the Family Fun 9 golf program at Devils Knob. That is an outstanding opportunity! My girls got to golf with their Daddy. He loved spending time with them doing something he also enjoys! To the Management: Bravo to whomever came up with that idea. Please keep it intact!!Overall, Wintergreen management did a good job of including families but could step it up a notch. When living in New England we visited Smuggler's Notch Resort in VT. It had phenomenal children's activities. Wintergreen could take notes from that program. A childcare facility for kids under 2 would be incredible, maybe a drop in hourly care? We couldn't justify a three hour minimum babysitting fee everytime we wanted to attend a wine tasting or adult activity. We chose Wintergreen specifically for childcare programs and ability to get a babysitter so Mom and Dad could take a break. We would probably go back and maybe check it out in the winter but if we found somewhere with a better childcare program we would have to head there instead. There is a huge military contingent in/around DC and most have children. If you continue to ramp up the child/family friendly activities and market to military families, I am sure both parties would benefit!

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wonderful place for the whole family. My son loves to snow board. It is his favorite place for he and his friends to go snow boarding. They normally leave after school and head to the mountain to snow board or ski and stay until closing.

Thank Dale G
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