Massanutten, VA, USA

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Massanutten, VA, USA

Massanutten vacation rentals

Massanutten's snowy appeal

Located against the scenic backdrop of the Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten vacation rentals provide the perfect base for discovering this stunning corner of Virginia. As you turn the key in the door of your luxury log cabin, it’s hard to imagine you’re less than 20 miles from the nearest Interstate. The four-season ski resort is one of the main visitor draws in the area, benefiting from a dramatic setting near the southern peak of Massanutten Mountain and a wealth of family-friendly attractions, while the Massanutten section of the Appalachian Trail is popular with hikers and bikers.

Happy trails around Massanutten

The Massanutten Trail winds through the George Washington National Forest, providing a range of looping paths of varying lengths. Its northern peak is crowned by Signal Knob—a steep climb to an elevation of over 2,000 feet. Your remaining breath will be taken away by the sight of the lovely Shenandoah Valley stretching far into the distance. The Massanutten Trail can also claim an illustrious history, as in parts it follows the route of a road commissioned by George Washington as a potential retreat during the Revolutionary War. The trail is maintained by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, which publishes maps and guidebooks.

Massanutten—first for water babies of all ages

The Massanutten WaterPark is a favorite family day out for locals and visitors alike. This extensive facility offers a variety of exciting activities for all ages and swimming abilities, from colorful inflatables to thrilling slides. The water is heated to a constant temperature, so it doesn’t matter what time of year you plan to visit (seasonal hours/days of operation apply). All-day passes offer unlimited use of all the rides, with reduced admission after 5 pm, and there are catering outlets on-site to complete the fun.

Massanutten for all seasons

Long, cold winters go hand-in-hand with a thriving winter sports scene, and Massanutten vacation rentals allow you to make the most of this festive time of year, with cabins and lodges offering flexible self-catering accommodation for any size group. Peak snowfall typically occurs in January and February, although in some years the ski season can extend into April. July and August are the hottest months, when the fresh mountain air helps to reduce the accompanying humidity. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are ideal times to snap up bargains in Massanutten vacation rentals and benefit from fewer crowds.

Massanutten’s wild side

As well as providing ideal sporting conditions for humans, Massanussen Mountain supports a thriving variety of animal life. Keep your eyes peeled for black bears, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys as you follow the trails. Once-ubiquitous timber rattlesnakes are protected here as an endangered species. The region is also home to the striking luna moth, one of the largest moths in North America. Red cardinal flowers, pink azaleas, and purple lupines thrive in the sandstone terrain, bringing patches of bright color to the plots of Massanutten vacation rentals in the mountains.