LivingTravelWintergreen Resort: A Visitor's Guide to Wintergreen, VA

Wintergreen Resort: A Visitor's Guide to Wintergreen, VA

Wintergreen Resort, located in the heart of Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is a four-season destination offering skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing, two championship golf courses; an award-winning tennis program, a full-service spa, hiking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, swimming, and mountain biking. The accommodations are ideal for families, groups of friends and couples. Options include 230 villa-style condos and rental homes, from studio suites to nine-bedroom homes, each offering a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room, and most come with a fireplace and balcony or terrace. .


Location: Wintergreen Resort is located in Nelson County, Virginia, off the road. 664. It is located approximately 160 miles (3 hours) southwest of Washington DC and 45 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. The complex is located on the ski slopes and has spectacular views of the mountains.

Wintergreen Ski Resort Highlights

  • 24 tracks and trails, with terrain from beginner to expert
  • 14 illuminated slopes for skiing at night
  • 100% Techno Aplin Computerized Snow Making System
  • Two terrain parks: snow features, jibs and rails
  • Five chairlifts, including two six-passenger high-speed chairlifts
  • The Plunge – A 900-foot, multi-lane snow hill
  • Ridgely’s Fun Park – A place for kids to play in the snow and includes a taming experience in the snow, for ages two and up
  • Snowsports School – Instruction for all skill levels, Discover Skiing & Snowboarding program at discounted rates in a multi-visit lesson package.
  • Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS): non-profit organization that provides skiing and snowboarding classes to children and adults with disabilities
  • Shamokin Ice, located in the heart of the mountain town, is a 45 x 90 foot rink with capacity for 60 skaters.

Snow report: report online or call (434) 325-2100

Dining options

  • The Copper Mine Bistro – Serves a traditional breakfast in the morning and an innovative Mediterranean menu at dinner with a creative menu of small and large plates and popular gourmet pizzas.
  • Devils Grill Restaurant and Lounge Clubhouse – Located on Devils Knob Golf Course, with mountaintop views in an elegant setting. Exclusive access for registered Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen members, and member guests.
  • Stoney Creek Bar & Grill – Fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the golf course; Casual menu and “neighborhood” vibe with contemporary American fare.
  • The Edge Restaurant – Casual dining with mountain and hillside views; big screen television; live entertainment, perfect for family and group dinners

Outdoor Recreation: Spring, Summer, and Fall

  • Golf : Wintergreen is home to two championship golf courses – Devils Knob Golf Course, at the top of the mountain, is ranked as one of the best courses in Virginia with panoramic views and comfortable summer temperatures. In the Rockfish Valley, Stoney Creek Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging course that is open year round.
  • Swimming, Boating, and Fishing : Lake Monocan Park, a 20-acre lake and park, is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and on weekends in the spring and fall. Amenities include a snack bar, picnic area, boat and bike rentals, fishing gear, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, sandy beach, and lounge chairs.
  • TennisDevils Knob and Stoney Creek tennis facilities are ranked among the best tennis destinations in the country. With 19 clay courts and 3 decorated artificial turf courts, Wintergreen offers a prime location for a tennis getaway.
  • Hiking – There are 30 miles of marked trails (some join the Appalachian Trail). Guided walks with a naturalist are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Wintergreen Resort offers a wide range of accommodations. The Mountain Inn offers hotel-style suites, located in the mountain village just steps from restaurants and shops. Condos and private houses are spread throughout the mountain complex offering privacy and panoramic views. The facilities are modern and comfortable. Most visitors make their reservations through Wintergreen’s official resort rental program, however some properties are advertised or rented through private owners or real estate brokers.


Additional attractions near Wintergreen Resort

  • The Wintergreen Nature Foundation – The Nature Foundation established the hiking trails throughout the resort. They have a wide selection of trail maps available. There are nature exhibits, children’s activities, educational programs, and guided naturalist programs.
  • Wintergarden Spa – A full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness center, and fitness classes.
  • Wintergreen Performing Arts – A non-profit organization that produces a summer music festival and other performing arts programs throughout the year.
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company – full service brewery and restaurant.
  • Wild Wolf Brewing Company – Brewery, restaurant, sports bar, and shopping center.

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