Mother’s Day is the perfect time of year to dedicate time to celebrating the mom in your life and all the ways you appreciate her. The role of mom is a big job, and having an opportunity to let her sit back, relax, and unwind on this special day is always something to look forward to. This year, consider making more of Mother’s Day fun by gifting your mom a Massanutten weekend getaway. This gorgeous and inviting locale in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley is a place where it’s easy to customize your Mother’s Day stay exactly according to your mom’s travel style. Whether she’s one for the great outdoors, can’t wait to savor her way through a stay, or could use some well-deserved pampering, Massanutten is a destination where you can plan to embrace the best of it all. The following are just a few of the many ways visitors can celebrate here when their Mother’s Day travel plans bring them to Massanutten in 2023.
Treat Mom to a Spa Day in Massanutten This Mother’s Day
A trip to Massanutten over Mother’s Day promises to be a treat, but when you want to give your mom the special gift of pampering while you’re in town, planning to incorporate a spa day is definitely the way to go! Head over to the Spa at Massanutten Resort when you’re ready to gift your mom some well-deserved time focused on relaxation, rejuvenation, and rest during your visit. This spa is known and loved for its vast selection of services and treatments including manicures and massages as well as wraps, facias, salt scrubs, and access to a dry sauna. When it comes to a customized spa day, options to pick from over eight different types of massages during a session turn every booking into a personalized experience! The Spa at Massanutten Resort also carries a lineup of specialized skincare products that you can include in your spa day gifting. Either way, she’s sure to emerge looking and feeling her absolute best this Mother’s Day.
Get Out into Nature and Savor the Sights
If you’re traveling to Massanutten with a mom who loves to spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors, you’re in luck! Massanutten is a maze of meticulously maintained and scenic trails that can be explored on foot or by bike alike. For the mom in your life that has a passion for all things heart-pounding fun, some time at the Massanutten Mountain Bike Park might top your Mother’s Day agenda. Here, it’s easy to access rental gear as well as a variety of trails customized to all skill levels. For those that are looking more to enjoy hiking during their stay, Massanutten Mountain hosts no less than 30 miles ready and waiting to trek. Relishing time on these routes is also an opportunity to try out nature photography on the trails, or to simply enjoy wildlife watching along the way.
Enjoy Family Time with Adrenaline-Pumping Fun Included
For a Mother’s Day trip to Massanutten that has something for everyone in your family to enjoy, be sure to book some time out at the Massanutten Family Adventure Park. This is a comprehensive stop for visitors of all ages to find something that inspires. From ziplines and adventure courses to tubing and gem mining, it’s a place where it’s easy to linger longer than you originally planned.
Book a Wine Tasting or Tour at Brix and Columns Vineyards
Top off a Massanutten weekend getaway over Mother’s Day with a flavorful touch when you set aside time to visit Brix and Columns Vineyards while you’re in the area. Here, guests can reserve a wine-tasting session complete with stunning scenery or enjoy purchasing wine by the glass or bottle on-site. Whether your mom is a fan of red, white, or sweet selections, she’ll find what she’s looking for available here. If you make it an evening visit, there are outdoor fireplaces available to sip the night away under the stars comfortably. Brix and Columns Vineyards are only 10 minutes from Massanutten Village and it’s a dog-friendly stop for those traveling with a canine companion in tow this Mother’s Day too.
There’s never been a better time to make your way to Massanutten in the name of well-earned fun! Whether travelers head this way over Mother’s Day to gift their mom a special journey, or their plans have them coming here another time of year to enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of life, the team at Vacation Properties Made Simple has incredible accommodation options in place to elevate the fun even further. Be sure to reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options available and how we can help you get settled into a home away from home with luxury, comfort, and style always included. We look forward to seeing you in scenic Massanutten soon!
Year-round, a Massanutten-focused adventure is one that’s designed to inspire visitors. Whether you’re one for outdoor adventure, resort-style excitement, or relaxing moments in between, Massanutten has something for you. In the spring, this area of Virginia also hosts a calendar of events that are sure to be fun for everyone. From festivals and live music to fishing extravaganzas, there’s no shortage of Massanutten events when visitors are looking to round out their spring itineraries.
Enjoy time at ValleyFest This Spring
A getaway to the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is always exciting for travelers. That said, visitors who are planning on enjoying time here in the spring will have even more to enjoy, particularly if they’re in town over May. This is when the highly anticipated annual event known as ValleyFest comes to Massanutten Resort.
This year, ValleyFest will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from noon until 6:30 pm. Set on the slopes of Massanutten Resort, ValleyFest is an experience that combines music, food, and art with proceeds going to a variety of community initiatives that are supported by the Rotary Clubs of Rockingham and Harrisonburg counties alike. Tickets can be purchased early online for $25 a person between February 10th and April 10th. Regular ticket prices are $32 a person and options to purchase at the gate start at $45 per person. If you’re planning to purchase tickets in person, they can be found at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, The Market, or The General Store.
Guests looking forward to ValleyFest who are in town with kids 10 and under can plan on free entrance for the little ones! While more musical performances are anticipated to be added to the ValleyFest lineup, guests can already look forward to The Barons taking to the stage in style. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, The Barons are known for their rock n’ roll to take on themes of love and have released 12 singles to date. While the music at ValleyFest is sure to thrill, guests will also find there are plenty of mouthwatering options on-site when it comes to food vendors as well. Previous years have seen Bayou Kitchen, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Just Fries, and Posh Fairy Floss Cotton Candy all set up at ValleyFest just to name a few!
A visit to ValleyFest is also an opportunity for guests to browse a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Homemade candles, fair trade apparel, and accessories as well as wreaths, jewelry, yarn, and retail items from Massanutten Resort are all available to purchase during ValleyFest. It’s a spring event Massanutten visitors simply won’t want to miss!
Jazz Night Jams
For travelers who find themselves in the Massanutten area in April, there’s an opportunity to indulge a love for Jazz music. Jazz Night Jams will be in full swing on April 17, 2023, between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm at Three Notch’d Valley Collab House. This recurring spring event is hosted at 241 E. Market Street in nearby Harrisonburg and invites guests to come and enjoy an evening of Jazz and great craft beers to match the moment. $3 pours of Minute Man are available during performances making this night of Jazz as savory as it is fun!
Book a Spring Performance
Visitors to Massanutten who are passionate about Disney-themed fun as well as live musical performances will want to be sure to book tickets to The Little Mermen while they’re in town this spring. This Disney cover band will hit the stage at the Sipe Center in nearby Bridgewater on Saturday, April 8, 2023, starting at 3:00 pm. The Sipe Center is located at 100 North Main Street and tickets to this spring show are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. They can easily be purchased online in advance or at the box office. The Little Mermen is a band formed by Alexis Babini that puts a wonderfully refreshing, if not nostalgic twist on Disney music favorites. Audiences will be delighted with renditions from everything from The Lion King to Frozen during a performance.
Elkton Kids Fishing Day
A Massanutten getaway in May is typically a chance for travelers with kids who like to cast a line to participate in the Elkton Kids Fishing Day event. This gathering often happens in mid-May and is hosted in waters near the Elkton Area Community Center. The event is often held between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm and is open to participants 15 and under. Bring your own gear and enjoy a 6-trout limit with an included lunch and goodie bags to follow!
Book Today and Enjoy These Massanutten Events
Taking time to enjoy a getaway to Massanutten is always a good idea. Travelers who book accommodations through Vacation Properties Made Simple can rest assured that luxury, comfort, and style will always be a part of the experience as well. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options and to get started planning your spring trip with these Massanutten events!
The joy of a family vacation is always pure but often negated by the bank account charges that appear on your next statement, but when you choose a family vacation in Massanutten, there are many ways to temper the after-break sticker shock. And because we at Vacation Properties Made Simple want to help with the money-saving traditions of spending your getaway with us, we offer fully equipped kitchens that allow guests to save a little money by eating at home, lower prices than a hotel stay, and this wonderful guide to family-friendly Massanutten events that won’t break the bank!
Fall Festival at Massanutten, October 8, Massanutten Resort
No one gets more excited about fall than the residents of our Virginia hometown and if you want the proof, just attend our Massanutten Fall Festival. Offering chairlift rides through the brilliantly hued trees, live entertainment, arts and crafts, wine, and delicious foods that no fall party should be without! Costing between $5 and $15 dollars if you purchase tickets in advance, this affordable fun may be the highlight of your trip! Tickets can be purchased here.
Skeleton Festival, October 15, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance in Harrisonburg
Halloween is our favorite time of the year and this exciting festival features the best of the holiday! Starting at 2 PM and lasting until 5 PM, the Skeleton Festival is a free event, offering a pumpkin carving contest and so much more! Your children’s favorite part will be the trick or treating, ensuring that they get 2 chances to beg for candy; 1 at the festival and 1 when they return home, so don’t forget their costume! The costume contest is open to all ages, so if you’re in the mood to be spooky, do your best and maybe you will be a winner!
Annual Halloween Spooktacular Carriage Ride, October 22, 42 Island Ford Road in McGaheysville
Located just minutes away from the Massanutten Resort, the First Annual Halloween Spooktacular Carriage Ride is a free event that will be enjoyed by every member of your family! Taking place on October 22 and lasting from 1-3 PM, Valley Olive Oil & Balsamics is the sponsor of this once-in-a-lifetime carriage ride of fun and spookiness! Offering a horse-drawn carriage ride through a “field” of Halloween inflatables, this is the event guaranteed to put your entire family in the mood for trick or treating, costumes, and the beauty of the Harvest Moon! Spend the day shopping in the shops of McGaheysville, tasting the fall wares sold (don’t you just love a jar of locally made pumpkin butter?), and take the littles to the petting zoo where the baby animals never fail to charm! Really get into the holiday mood by wearing your Halloween Costume and if you want picture proof that this beautiful day really happened, take a selfie in front of the Halloween backdrop!
Veteran’s Day Parade, November 6, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance in Harrisonburg
Everyone loves a parade and although the Veteran’s Day Parades of our youth seem to be rapidly disappearing from America’s holiday landscape, small town Harrisonburg is keeping the tradition alive! Free to watch and containing all the vintage charms that you remember, this special parade serves as a thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed to keep us free! Watch beautifully restored classic cars, and shiny firetrucks, and feel the pride of being an American bring tears to your eyes as you stand in your place on the sidewalk of the Main Street of Harrisonburg, surrounded by flags waving beautifully in the fall breezes!
Fall in Love With These Massanutten Events
The best part of your Massanutten escape will be the moments you spend with your family. You don’t need to take part in a family-friendly event to have a great time, you can just enjoy a quiet (or raucous!) hike through the trees all dressed in their autumn finest with those you love most! Costing nothing and offering priceless memories there is no better way to enjoy time with the family than spending those moments with us at Vacation Properties Made Simple. Reserve your favorite sanctuary today!
There is a joy that can be found in every season of the year but we at Vacation Properties Made Simple believe there is something extra joyous about the fall season, especially in our Massanutten hometown! The crispness of the air is cool enough to let us wear those pumpkin-colored sweaters and chocolate tweed blazers for the first time. The smell of smoke from the fire’s built-in fireplaces wards against the evening chill. That first taste of pumpkin spice latte that warms the blood and refreshes the soul. These fall activities in Massanutten could take place almost anywhere in the world but will somehow seem that much more special when enjoyed from the comforts of our Virginia Vacation Properties Made Simple seasonal sanctuaries!
Fall Activities In Massanutten
Do us a favor. Close your eyes, just for a minute, and picture what your ideal Fall outdoor expedition looks like. Are the trees bursting with a kaleidoscope of fiery colors? Does the air feel cool enough that you feel comfortable walking but not so cold that you lose the feeling in your toes and fingers? Perhaps you are walking along the same trails you skied on during a previous imaginary visit, feeling the beauty of the moment touch your soul! If all of these images came to mind during your brief escape to paradise, you already know what a hike along the trails will resemble! The Massanutten Ridge Trail is one of our favorite trails to hike in the fall, but if you just aren’t up to a 71-mile hike in the woods, the trails that run through the Lion’s Centennial Community Park may be the solution! The well-maintained trail takes you along the water’s edge and while it offers breathtaking photo opportunities at any time of the year, during fall the pictures you take will be absolutely stunning!
Fall Festival, October 8, 11:30-5:30 PM, Massanutten Resort
We can’t decide which we prefer more, a Christmas festival offering gifts to purchase, festive décor, live entertainment, food vendors, beer and wine, kids activities, or Fall festivals providing all of the above, plus a breathtaking scenic chair lift ride through the trees! Ok, yes, we can, it’s the Fall festival, because, well, those views, and if you are of like mind, the Fall Festival at Massanutten Resort will make your season! Offering a beer garden and wine & cider tastings for the over 21 crowds, a fun kid’s activity zone for your favorite tiny travelers, and, of course, that fabulous ride through the trees that will absolutely change the way you look at this spicy season, this is the best way we know to celebrate the advent of fall! Ticket prices range from $5 to $15.
Back Home on the Farm, 2915 Willow Run Road in Harrisonburg
This adventure involves a short road trip lasting about half an hour, but the views will make it special and the fall fun found Back Home on the Farm will make it wonderful! This is another festival, this one involving a 7-acre Pumpkin Patch where the kiddos can pick their own pumpkins to bring back to your seasonal sanctuary, a corn maze, wagon rides, and so much more fall excitement we could go on for days and not reach the end of the list! Costing $12 per person (under 2 is free) and open from September 6 through October 30th, this unique opportunity for a fall frolic will be enjoyed by everyone in your traveling group, especially if you check out their spooktacular Enchanted Garden!
Massanutten’s Family Adventure Park, 3827 Massanutten Drive in Massanutten
Vacations are for families and the adventures you will enjoy at Massanutten’s Family Adventure Park promise to be ones that will bring you and your family even closer! Offering Ziplines, gem mining, climbing walls, and a fantastic Kid’s Adventure Course for those 12 and under, the beauty of a fall day in Virginia will add luster to an already shining experience!
Fall Activities in Massanutten and Your Vacation Properties Made Simple Autumn Sanctuaries!
In a world where we are always on the go, it is nice to stop and relax once in a while, especially when you choose to stop and stay in our Vacation Properties Made Simple autumn sanctuaries! Open the windows and let the fragrances of fireplaces and pumpkin spice fill your escape as you relax in comfort and style! Tell ghost stories as you gather around a firepit, read by the fire while the rest of the family watches their favorite television shows, or simply sit out on the back porch staring out onto the picture-perfect examples of paradise in the fall! Every fall activity in Massanutten you enjoy with us will be one you never forget! Reserve your favorite seasonal sanctuary today! See our short term rentals here!