Falling for Wintergreen
Stop at Bold Rock Hard Cider, located just 20 minutes from Wintergreen, in Nellysford. Spend the afternoon sipping a crisp, refreshing and flavorful taste of the region while gazing out upon the mountains slowly transforming into a kaleidoscope of red, orange, yellow and green. After sipping up an appetite, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Devils Grill, located at Wintergreen Resort. It's imperative that you try the “S’more” Brulee, toasted miniature marshmallows atop rich chocolate custard enveloping a graham cracker crust.
Trot over to one of Wintergreen’s 19 outdoor clay tennis courts. The resort is known for its tennis facilities and was ranked as the #10 tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online in 2012 as well as Tennis Magazine’s Top 50. The year-round tennis academy offers instructions tailored to individual learning styles and goals.
Once the lesson is complete, loosen up with a relaxing massage at the full-service Spa at Wintergreen, complete with an Aquatic & Fitness Center, sauna, indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzis, allowing resplendent mountain views. The Spa celebrates this season in wonderful ways with services like Pumpkin Chai Sugar Scrub to replenish the skin, Autumn Harvest Facial and Wrap, utilizing yam and pumpkin enzyme, and a Harvest Manicure, incorporating a hand exfoliation treatment with nourishing apple and cinnamon oils.
Improve your game at one of Wintergreen’s esteemed golf courses. The mountaintop Devils Knob Course is Virginia’s highest golf course (elevation 3,850 feet) and known for its panoramic views, especially during fall foliage season. Stoney Creek, located in the Rockfish Valley, features a design by world-renowned golf architect Rees Jones.
Before leaving the resort, learn about some of the gorgeous natural surroundings at Wintergreen Nature Foundation. Stop by the Trillium House, the foundation’s home base, to gather maps for hiking trails around Wintergreen, including the Appalachian Trail. Guests can also take part in lecture series, school programs, day camps and a wildflower symposium, all sponsored by the foundation.