Massanutten Thanksgiving Guide

For many, Thanksgiving is a holiday to step back and reflect on gratitude while enjoying traditional meals with family and friends. This year, why not consider taking the holiday fun on the road and heading to scenic Massanutten, Virginia to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving you won’t soon forget! This inviting vacation destination has a way with scenery and fun that’s hard to top. Make the most of all the Massanutten Resort recreation and adventure when you set your travel sights here this Thanksgiving. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy this Massanutten Thanksgiving whether you have a heart for the great outdoors or you’re looking to embrace the best of indoor fun this holiday.

Enjoy a Hike Along the Arboretum Trail

When your idea of a great Thanksgiving getaway comes with some time on the trails, heading over to Massanutten’s Arboretum Trail is a must. Bundle up and enjoy exploring the picnic areas and the pond that are all waiting for you at the trailhead. There’s even a playground here for those who are hiking with little ones in tow. Once you’re ready to trek, the path leads from the trailhead into the trees following a dirt route. Hikers have the chance to cross bridges along the way and can enjoy admiring the small ponds that line the path as well. Nature photographers will love the lingering fall colors that they might find this time of year during their hike while bird watchers are also in for a treat.

Go for a Swim at the Massanutten Resort’s Indoor Pool

Working off that robust Thanksgiving meal was never more fun than when you spend time enjoying the indoor pool and waterpark at Massanutten Resort this holiday. While this waterpark has both an indoor and outdoor section, the indoor portion stays open year-round giving guests access to summer fun without any cold temperatures to contend with. Time at the resort’s indoor waterpark is fun for kids and adults alike thanks to the collection of water slides, a lazy river, pools, and hot tubs. The waterpark even hosts a FlowRider wave pool for those who are excited to try their skills at surfing indoors. When you’ve had your fill of waterpark fun, feel free to head upstairs to Diamond Jim’s Arcade to indulge in a little friendly competition. The arcade houses a variety of traditional and new games to try out that the kids are sure to love this Thanksgiving!

Take Ice Skating Lessons at the Resort

You don’t have to be a pro skater to enjoy the ice skating fun available at Massanutten Resort this Thanksgiving. This time of year, the resort turns its tennis court into an outdoor rink where guests can enjoy an hour of open skating for just $10 a person. Skates are readily available to rent and if you’re new to the sport, lessons are available on request as well. It’s a fun-for-everyone activity you won’t want to miss out on!

Take Part in the 10th Annual Massanutten Resort Turkey Bowl Golf Tournament

If your Thanksgiving trip to Massanutten brings you this way a bit in advance of the holiday and you have a passion for golfing for a good cause, the Turkey Bowl Golf Tournament is designed for you. Enjoying its 10th year in 2022, this Massanutten Resort favorite is a great way to indulge your golf interests while giving back to the local community. The 10th Annual Massanutten Resort Turkey Bowl Golf Tournament will be held on November 12th at Mountain Greens Golf Course. Tee time is 10:00 am and the tournament is open to the public. The only requirement is that participants are asked to bring a 10-pound frozen turkey that will be donated to EAUS for Thanksgiving dinners.

Try a Pony Ride at the Resort Petting Farm if the Weather Is Right

While November weather in Massanutten can be hard to predict around Thanksgiving, if the snow and cold hold off a bit, it’s a great time of year to enjoy the Massanutten Resort Thanksgiving petting farm with little ones! This scenic petting farm offers guests a chance to get up close to everything from cows and donkeys to sheep, goats, chickens, and more! The petting farm is even home to a peacock and little ones can enjoy pony rides on-site as well.

Book Your Massanutten Thanksgiving Getaway Today

Taking time to enjoy a delightful trip for Massanutten Resort Thanksgiving is always worth your while! When you’re looking for amazing accommodations to top off your holiday fun in style the team at Vacation Properties Made Simple has everything you need and more. Reach out today to learn more about our inviting and exciting vacation rentals available in this area and how our team can help turn your turn plans into a reality this Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing you in scenic Massanutten soon!