Frugal Foodie Mama: Reconnect With Your Kids at Massanutten Resort in Virginia

Friday, November 30, 2018

Reconnect With Your Kids at Massanutten Resort in Virginia

Relax, have a little fun together, & reconnect with your family with a stay at Massanutten Resort in Virginia...

Relax, have a little fun together, & reconnect with your family with a stay at Massanutten Resort in Virginia
This post was created in partnership with Massanutten Resort. As always, all opinions & thoughts expressed below are 100% my own.


Earlier this month, my daughter & I set out on a girls only road trip to spend the weekend at Massanutten Resort located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This two day mother/daughter mountain getaway was the perfect opportunity for the two of us to relax, have a little fun together, & reconnect before the craziness of the holiday season had officially set in. 

With 6000 acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Massanutten Resort has something for everyone in your family. From snow sports to shopping to an expansive indoor water park, a stay at Massanutten is the perfect way for your entire family to enjoy each other & do a little good ole fashioned bonding (maybe over ooey, gooey skillet s'mores or while racing each other down the water slides? ;) ), all while creating fun family memories together.


Where to Stay...

Offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, the Regal Vistas is the newest condo addition to Massanutten Resort's lodging.


Massanutten Resort offers plenty of home away from home lodging options to fit every family size, their budget, & their needs. During our most recent visit at the resort, my daughter & I were treated to a two night stay at one of their Regal Vistas two bedroom condos. Offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, the Regal Vistas is the newest condo addition to the resort's lodging. 


Offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, the Regal Vistas is the newest condo addition to Massanutten Resort's lodging.


The Regal Vistas condos offer a full kitchen (perfect for extended stays!), a living room & dining area, a master bedroom with a king bed & an electric fireplace, a second bedroom with a full bed, two full baths (the master bedroom bath has the most amazing whirlpool tub!), a washer & dryer, a deck with outdoor seating & a grill, and a one car garage. CLICK HERE to check out my full video tour of our condo on Facebook. :)


What to Do...


Boasting a water fortress, lazy river, hot tubs, & plenty of water slides, the indoor water park at Massanutten in Virginia is kept at a balmy 84 degrees year round.
Photo courtesy of Massanutten Resort.


We had just missed the full splendor of the fall colors there, but had also arrived just a little too early in the winter season to fully enjoy any of the snow sports that the resort has to offer. But no worries! Massanutten offered plenty for this mother & daughter duo to do during our weekend stay. Our personal favorite? The indoor water park! :)



Boasting a water fortress, lazy river, hot tubs, & plenty of water slides, the indoor water park at Massanutten in Virginia is kept at a balmy 84 degrees year round.


Boasting a water fortress, lazy river, hot tubs, & plenty of water slides, the indoor water park at Massanutten is kept at a balmy 84 degrees year round. My daughter's favorite was probably the slides at Massanutten Meltdown, the amazing fortress at the center of the water park. I may have been a pretty big fan of them myself. She did eventually work up the courage to go down some of the larger tube slides with me on an inflatable. ;)


Boasting a water fortress, lazy river, hot tubs, & plenty of water slides, the indoor water park at Massanutten in Virginia is kept at a balmy 84 degrees year round.


The resort also has an outdoor water park that is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, so definitely check that out if you visit Massanutten during the warmer months.


If you & your family are looking for a little waterless indoor fun during your stay at Massanutten, then be sure to head over to Diamond Jim's Arcade located in the same building as the indoor water park.


If you & your family are looking for a little waterless indoor fun during your stay at Massanutten, then be sure to head over to Diamond Jim's Arcade located in the same building as the indoor water park. From classics like skee-ball & PAC-MAN to the latest video games, everyone in your family is sure to find a few games to keep them entertained & happy. 


If you & your family are looking for a little waterless indoor fun during your stay at Massanutten, then be sure to head over to Diamond Jim's Arcade located in the same building as the indoor water park.


My daughter & I were both big fans of the larger than life PAC-MAN game at the arcade. :)


The General Store is your one-stop shop for everything while staying at Massanutten Resort in Virginia.


What's a girls weekend away without the a little shopping- am I right? ;) From trendy & chic to locally made, Massanutten offers its guests plenty of shopping opportunities. My daughter & I were especially fond of The General Store located in the heart of the ski area. 


The General Store is your one-stop shop for everything while staying at Massanutten Resort in Virginia.


The General Store is your one-stop shop for everything while staying at the resort. We could purchase everything from Massanutten souvenir merchandise to Virginia craft beers to my daughter's favorite Ty Beanie animals. We may have even did a little bit of early Christmas shopping while we were there. ;)


The Spa at Massanutten offers services for tots, tweens, & teens. Children from 5-10 years old can be treated to manis & pedis alongside their parent.


One of the highlights of our stay at Massanutten Resort was a visit to their spa for mother/daughter pedicures. I just love that The Spa at Massanutten offers services for tots, tweens, & teens. Children from 5-10 years old can be treated to manis & pedis alongside their parent. And it is super affordable too. Your little one can get both a quick manicure & pedicure for around $35!


The Spa at Massanutten offers services for tots, tweens, & teens. Children from 5-10 years old can be treated to manis & pedis alongside their parent.


Our spa visit was the perfect way to end our weekend stay at Massanutten! We headed back home relaxed & happy with freshly painted toes to boot. :)


From hiking trails to snow sports to a family adventure park & much more, Massanutten Resort in Virginia specializes in outdoor adventures for the everyone in your family of all ages.
Photo courtesy of Massanutten Resort.


Of course if you and your family are more into the outdoorsy stuff, Massanutten definitely has plenty of that! From hiking trails to snow sports to a family adventure park & much more, the resort specializes in outdoor adventures for the everyone in your family of all ages. CLICK HERE to check out everything Massanutten has to offer within their 6000 acres of mountain fun.


Where to Eat...

The Campfire Grill at Massanutten Resort specializes in campfire inspired meals made & served in pouches & cast iron skillets.
Photo courtesy of Massanutten Resort.


No matter how you and your family choose to reconnect & spend your time at Massnautten, one thing is for certain- we all have to eat! And you and your family are in luck because the resort offers a dozen on-site dining options- everything from Virginia barbecue to pizza to sweet treats. 

If you only get to eat at one restaurant during your visit to Massanutten, then make sure to head to Campfire Grill. As the name implies, they specialize in campfire inspired meals made & served in pouches & cast iron skillets. 


The Campfire Grill at Massanutten Resort specializes in campfire inspired meals made & served in pouches & cast iron skillets.
Photo courtesy of Massanutten Resort.


I went for the Campfire Chicken off of their Campfire Rotisserie menu, and let me tell you all that it was amazing! And even though my daughter loved the campstone pizza she had ordered from their kids' menu, she couldn't stop eating my chicken. ;) And we just had to end our meal at Campfire Grill with their decadent, ooey, gooey Skillet S'mores (pictured above). 


The Virginia BBQ & Pizza Co at Massanutten Resort offers a nice variety of smoked meats & southern style sides though, so the resort's BBQ joint will definitely satisfy you & your family's craving for a little southern barbecue.


For lunch the next day, we popped into Virginia BBQ & Pizza Co. for a couple of pulled pork sandwiches. I had high expectations when I saw the smoke pouring out of the huge custom built smoker outside, but I would say that the pulled pork we ordered was just a tad better than average. They do offer a nice variety of smoked meats & southern style sides though, so the resort's BBQ joint will definitely satisfy you & your family's craving for a little southern barbecue. 


The fresh from the oven personal sized pizza I ordered from The Snack Shack at the indoor water park at Massanutten Resort in Virginia.


But the biggest surprise for me during our dining experiences at Massanutten was the personal sized pizza I ordered from The Snack Shack at the indoor water park! I definitely didn't have high expectations for our meal at a water park, but we had worked up quite an appetite climbing up the stairs & racing down the water slides for hours. There were a few pizzas already made & sitting under the warmers, but I wanted one with all the toppings. And here is my discovered by accident insider tip- order one that they don't already have ready to go. ;) You do have to wait an extra 10 minutes or so, but it is so worth the wait for their fresh from the oven pizza. Other than our meal at Campfire Grill, this pizza was one of my best bites of the trip.


Relax, have a little fun together, & reconnect with your family with a stay at Massanutten Resort in Virginia.


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