From the Wintergreen Mountain Message Blog.
The past ten weeks of the coronavirus pandemic have been unique, to say the least, but there have been some constants we could all count on. The love of family and friends stands out the most, but not far behind are aspects of being at Wintergreen that make it so special. As it does here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the spring weather brought the most stunning colors imaginable, both up on the mountain and down in the valley. The last couple months have been a valuable reminder of how fortunate we are to enjoy life here at Wintergreen.
As spring turns into summer, the coronavirus has slowly started to retreat, and we have been developing plans to re-open as regulations and prudence allow. While we want to be in full swing as soon as possible, we are being appropriately cautious in an effort to do what we can to help provide a safer atmosphere for our staff and our guests.
Some of the steps we are taking involve cleaning and operational protocols for the benefit of all our constituents’ health. We have been spending a lot of time studying CDC guidance and industry best practices for food and beverage service, hospitality, ski, golf, retail, and other operations, and we are incorporating this information appropriately as it applies to Wintergreen. As we continue to follow social distancing and other best practices, we are employing screening processes for our associates which includes monitoring temperatures, asking health assessment questions, and wearing PPE equipment when social distancing guidelines cannot be reasonably met. You can view the full COVID-19 guidelines here.
We look forward to welcoming more of our guests back to the Resort as the summer unfolds. We hope you will make plans to spend lots of time at Wintergreen this summer enjoying the crisp mountain air and the amenities and programming of the Resort as conditions allow. To help with your planning, please read through the summary of activities and schedules below that are planned or in place, and please know we remain focused on providing you a welcoming, relaxing, and thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere when you come to Wintergreen. We hope to see you often.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we make this transition to re-open the Resort.
Current Operating Plans
Lodging: Reservations are being taken now for arrivals starting June 12th. Wintergreen Lodging Guests will have access to open and available Wintergreen Advantage services and amenities during their stay. Call 866.470.8608 to book your Wintergreen Getaway.
Lake Monocan: We currently plan to open Lake Monocan June 12th for the beach, volleyball, snacks and drinks from 9am to 5pm. We will open the water trampoline and slide as soon as practical, and we are working on plans for renting e-bikes and fishing gear this summer as well as providing music around campfires. For now, you’ll need to provide your own lawn chairs. Lake Monocan will be open to the public with a fee Sunday thru Friday and open to Members and Lodging Guests daily.
Discovery Ridge Adventure Center: The plan is to open for July 4th weekend. Please check the website for updates.
Hiking: Developed and maintained by The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, the resort has over 30 miles of open and marked hiking trails for you to explore.
Retail: Blue Ridge Boutique/Outdoor Elements reopen on June 12th for Saturdays & Sundays 9am to 5 pm.
Food & Beverage: The Market remains open 7 days a week; Sunday-Thursday 8am to 5:30pm and Friday-Saturday 8am to 7pm. The Edge will open with curbside service three days a week beginning June 12th (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) offering a casual menu and full bar beverages to go. Hours of operation will be 3pm to 9pm and orders can be placed in person or via 434.325.8080.
Golf: Stoney Creek Golf Course will open to the public as prudence allows and Devils Knob Golf Course will open to Wintergreen Lodging Guests as prudence allows.
Tennis: Tennis will open to Wintergreen Lodging Guests as prudence allows.
Aquatics & Fitness Center: Swimming pools and fitness center will open to Wintergreen Lodging Guests as prudence allows.
Visit this page for the latest COVID-19 news and updates related to Wintergreen Resort operations.