This resort’s daily activities make it a year-round destination for families. On the agenda: games, campfires and storytelling, plus a wide range of pay-to-play options like zip lines, a bungee trampoline, a climbing wall (each $10) and mini golf ($6).
Drive time: Less than six hours.
Rates: Accommodations range from lodge units ($165-$250) and one-bedroom condos ($175-$260) to colossal seven-bedroom vacation homes.
Where to eat: The Copper Mine Bistro at Wintergreen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entrees are $16-$35; kids can eat from $5 to $9. (434) 325-8090, wintergreenresort.com. Blue Ridge Pig serves brisket, pulled pork and ribs that keeps the locals coming back ($10 or less). 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, (434) 361-1170.
What to do: Introduce the family to the art of fly-fishing with two- or four-hour classes ($100, $165). Or take an archery lesson ($25).
Rainy-day fun: Wintergreen’s indoor Discovery Ridge Adventure Center has a mechanical bull, air hockey, foosball, a toddler inflatable, pool tables, videogames and more ($18 for two hours).
Wintergreen Resort Route 664, Wintergreen, (434) 325-2200, wintergreenresort.com