Treat your family to a mountain family vacation at Massanutten Four Season Resort. Located at the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, Massanutten is a resort community with breathtaking sweeping views of the mountains, countless family-fun activities year-round, beautiful accommodations, and wildlife around every corner.
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Massanutten Four Season Resort Mountain Vacation Itinerary
Once you arrive at Massanutten Four Season Resort, you never have to leave. This resort community has more than enough activities, restaurants, entertainment, and nature to explore for weeks! My family enjoyed just a taste of what Massanutten has to offer in our 4 day stay.
Day One Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary
Explore the resort. Massanutten is located on over 6,000 acres so there is plenty to explore!
We started big with the Massanutten Overlook! We were excited to be on a mountain vacation, so it made sense to start with this beautiful overlook.
There were 2 trails nearby that were 2-4 miles long. We started up one but quickly realized we weren’t prepared with the right footwear for such a hike. Plus, there were signs that bears frequent the area and I wasn’t ready for that just yet either! ha!
The Arboretum Self-Guided Family Hike is an easy family-friendly hike though the forest with a stream running alongside most of the way
. This is a wonderful start to an outdoor adventure vacation! Stay on the path while hiking in the mountain – there are bears and venomous snakes (more on that later), however, let your kids explore and have fun in nature!
Visit the Family Adventure Park for an afternoon of zip-lining (800 feet high!), canopy tour, kids’ adventure ropes course, winter or summer tubing, quick jump – 30′ free fall, and kids bouncy houses. Purchase a wristband for multiple activities or pay per activity.
We loved the summer tubing! It was such a thrill going down hill in tubes – alone and as a train together. We didn’t even have to walk up the hill, a people conveyor belt brought us up the hill.
There are three levels of rock wall climbing to test your strength. I made it to the first level!
Day Two Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary
The Shenandoah Skyline Drive runs through the Shenandoah National Park. The starting point is about 30 minutes from Massanutten, making it an easy day trip. Your pass gives you access to the scenic drive for a week, so get it at the start of your vacation so you can go back anytime.
We took the South River Falls hike. It took us about 3-1/2 hours. The hike offered gorgeous views of the river along the way.
The waterfall was stunning – more than this picture can capture.
We also ran into a rattlesnake – read the full story here.
After an adventurous day at Shenandoah Skyline Drive, enjoy a restful evening at the pool Massanutten resort has pools throughout, located near lodging areas. This is our pool for Regal Vista lodging.
Day Three Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary
Plan on spending the entire day at the Massanutten WaterPark. Open year-round, the indoor waterpark is always heated to 84° Fahrenheit. In the summer, enjoy the outdoor waterpark at no additional charge. This complex also has several dining options and gift shop.
The indoor waterpark includes water fortress, inflatable adventures, tube slides, body slides, pools, lazy river floats, and hot tubs. We loved the tube slides because we could go down on double tubes together!
The outdoor wave pool was our favorite place to hang out during the hot afternoon. There are also outdoor body slides, activity pool, and kiddie area.
For dinner, check out Campfire Grill for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy! Read the mouth-watering full review here.
Day Four Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary
Check out the Stonewall Terrace Recreation Center for a morning of fun. Enjoy go karts, bungee jump in the dome, mini-golf, and take a picture in front of the LOVE sign before heading home.
Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary
Add more to your Massanutten Mountain Vacation Itinerary with a longer stay. We left before we could even get a chance to touch all of the activities offered for families at Massanutten. They also have mountain biking, golf, mini-golf, escape room, kid’s club, live events, fishing, horseback riding, tennis clinics, scenic chairlift ridges, bumper cars, river adventures, and snow sports in the winter.
Stay at Massanutten Resort
Book your stay at Massanutten Resort today. With over 2,000 lodging rooms, there are options for every family size! We enjoyed staying at the Regal Vistas, a gated community area for both guests and timeshare owners.
I highly recommend the Regal Vista homes. They are wonderfully decorated with spacious accommodations for families with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from nearly every window.
Massanutten Resort is a 6 hour drive from Akron, Ohio – perfect distance for a family road trip any time of year.
1822 Resort Dr
McGaheysville, VA 22840