Nine Virginia Resorts for the Holidays

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Nov 12, 2014 | Updated: Nov 2, 2016

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Find yourself in a wonderful place where everyone else does the cooking and cleaning while you enjoy the company of your closest loved ones. Take your holiday celebration on the road and into one of Virginia’s fine resorts.

 

— LANSDOWNE RESORT —

Settle in for a nice holiday nap at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, where the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day food will be prepared and waiting for you.

Lansdowne Resort

Upcoming Events:

– Gather around and build a family gingerbread house on December 13. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available while you take your time crafting the most beautiful house ever. Reservations required.

– Once you’ve put the finishing touches on your house, head to Riverside Hearth for Lunch with Santa! Bring your camera, as Santa will have a gift for each child before he departs. Reservations required.

More Reasons to Stay:

– The Golf Club at Lansdowne
– Spa Minerale
– Four Dining Options

 

— SALAMANDER RESORT —

Nestled among the beautiful rolling hills of Middleburg is where you’ll find the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa. The holidays are always extravagant at Salamander, and there are plenty of enticing reasons to steal away.

Christmas in Middleburg

Upcoming Events:

– Complimentary hot spiced cider will keep you warm on your carriage ride through Middleburg.

– Christmas in Middleburg is a not-to-be-missed horse country event.

 Exclusive Package:

Healthy Holiday is your time to focus on you. Take a break from the shopping and rejuvenate. The two-night package includes a 50-minute spa treatment and a specialty fitness class of your choice. Available through January 2.

More Reasons to Stay:

– Salamander Spa
– Two Dining Options and a Cooking Studio
– Equestrian Programs
– Tree Top Zip Tours

 

— THE TIDES INN —

On a private peninsula on Carter Creek with a view of the Chesapeake Bay is The Tides Inn, a resort destination for families and couples alike. Travel + Leisure has loved it so much, that the publication ranked it as Virginia’s top resort in its 2011 “World’s Best” awards.

Christmas at The Tides Inn

Exclusive Package:

The Tides Inn Family Vacation welcomes you with deluxe accommodations, full breakfast, and a $75 resort credit to spend however you like. It’s a great way to catch your breath for a moment during the hectic holiday seasons. Book by calling 800-843-3746.

Note: The Tides Inn is open December weekends and Christmas week but is closed for the shoulder season from December 27 through March 1.

More Reasons to Stay:

The Tides Inn Spa
– Four Dining Options
Golden Eagle Golf Course

 

— PRIMLAND —

Primland Resort is an unmatched mountaintop luxury destination. Twelve thousand acres are at your disposable for hunting, horeseback riding, ATVing and more. It’s a glorious winter wonderland, so just imagine how magical the Christmas season is.

Primland

Exclusive Package:

While the Winter Savor package is not available over the Christmas holiday, you can certainly enjoy in the midst of the season. Consider it a gift for you and your loved ones. Experiences create memories, which last a lifetime. What other gift does that?

More Reasons to Stay:

– Treehouses, Fairway Cottages, Mountain Homes, and the Lodge Itself
Observatory
Primland Spa

 

— WINTERGREEN — 

At 11,000 acres, Wintergreen is another great Virginia mountain destination, especially for snow sports enthusiasts!

Exclusive Package:

Winter Escape is not an escape from winter. It’s an escape to winter! With Wintergreen’s snowmaking capabilities, it doesn’t matter if “Mother Nature” pulls through for you. Book this package and receive lift tickets and early slope access along with your accommodations. Beginners can swap their lift ticket for $25 off the Discover Skiing and Snowboarding Program. Rates start at $89 per person, per night.

More Reasons to Stay:

– Ridgely’s Winter Fun Park and The Treehouse
– The Plunge Tubing
Ice Skating at Shamokin Ice

 

— OMNI HOMESTEAD —

Tucked into the Allegheny Mountains is a treasured Virginia mainstay — the historic Omni Homestead Resort. Conde Nast called it “One of the Top 20 Resorts in the South,” while Southern Living hailed it as the number one resort for Christmas Away from Home.

The Omni Homestead Resort

Exclusive Package:

The Holiday Escape package includes breakfast, two hot chocolate-filled Homestead mugs, and a 15% discount off activities. Book by calling 866-354-4653.

More Reasons to Stay:

– The Omni Homestead Spa and KidSpa, including the heated outdoor Allegheny Springs pool
– Skiing, Snowtubing, Snowmobiles and Ice Skating
– Wide Variety of Dining Options, including the new Jefferson’s Restaurant
Christmas Calendar of Events

 

— MASSANUTTEN —

A fantastic four-season destination, Massanutten welcomes you to experience and enjoy everything their mountaintop offers, including an indoor waterpark!

Massanutten Resort

Exclusive Package:

Choose from two or four bedrooms for two nights and enjoy passes to the famous indoor waterpark, too. Additional Details

More Reasons to Stay: 

The Spa at Massanutten
Wide Variety of Dining Options
– Skiing, Two Terrain Parks, and a Family Adventure Park
Winter Guide

 

— KINGSMILL —

Right on the James River in Williamsburg is Kingsmill Resort, a golfer’s paradise anytime of the year, but during the holidays, it’s a place for the family to converge and not really miss a thing, including the tree!

Kingsmill Resort

Exclusive Package:

Holiday Traditions is just the package for a family of four. Book a couple of these for the whole family to enjoy the experience together. The package includes your own Christmas tree in your two bedroom suite, stockings, Santa’s milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, breakfast buffet, Christmas Day buffet, and complimentary shuttle to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.

More Reasons to Stay:

– S’mores with Hot Cocoa and Hot Cider (specific days of the week)
– Wide Variety of Dining Options
– The Spa at Kingsmill

 

— FOUNDERS INN AND SPA —

On 26 acres in Virginia Beach is Founders Inn and Spa, a centrally-located reprieve offering a luxury spa, restaurants, and access to the best of Coastal Virginia’s attractions and shopping.

Founders Inn

Exclusive Package:

Santa Slumber Party is a package built with family in mind, including milk, cookies, a note from Santa, and breakfast with him the next morning! Only available December 4, 11, 18, and 19 as Santa is quite busy this time of year.

More Reasons to Stay:

Founders Inn Illumination
– Indoor Pool
– Bark Park for Your Pet

 

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Brooke
Guest

One small problem with the Tides Inn — it’s closed from December 28 to March 1. If you want to unwind the week after Christmas or be somewhere for the New Year, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Tricia Hohensee
Guest

You forgot The Founders Inn VA Beach!

Adam
Guest

I was thinking the EXACT same thing. Founders Inn all the way!!!

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