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“Regal Vistas is the best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Massanutten Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McGaheysville
Paris, France
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52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Regal Vistas is the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

The accomodations at the Regal Vistas is top notch. Our house was pristine. It was decorated in exceptionally good taste. The appliances were top of the line. It was very comfortable.

Some improvements needed: WiFi/internet needs more power, and the large screen TV's reception was poor.

"Non-smoking is voluntary" - in other words they allow smoking, Eventually, that will hurt their ability to rent some units. If you exchange your timeshare to stay there, you could wind up with a place that smells of cigarette smoke.

Suggestion: Don't go to the time share sales meeting - it was a horrible experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank DonRueCler
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

As usually we really enjoyed out stay at Massanutten, this time with our daughter, husband and their four children. The mountainside villas are set in the woods and the deer are extremely tame and come very close to you. It is a beautiful setting with lots to do. If you want to endure the sales pitch you get $100.00 to spend on the resort and it is treated like money. You can spend a lot of money on the different activities or just enjoy nature and the activity center. Great family vacation resort. The only complaint that I would have is the internet is very iffy.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jane S
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South Euclid, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

stayed in the Vista villas it was great I was able to barbecue everyday we also went to the swimming area, golfing,and horseback riding,and they give you your own garage so it was a lot of privacy and is located in a gated area couldn't ask for a better trip

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Myron w
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We luckily had a nice family vacation. The one bedroom in eagle terrace we had was clean and everything was in working order. The furniture was dated but in good shape. This is not a marriott or a hilton vacation villa. This is more - for lack of a better word- woodsy.
We paid $99 for the 3 day 2 night timeshare deal we received. Upon getting here I heard the salespeople take you and your kids on a tour. We were
told its a 90 minute tour and you get a free $100 gift card however speaking to people here after reading reviews I've come to find out its more like 3 hours. Thanks but no thanks. I read my timeshare paperwork and it stated I would be charged and additional $150 if I did not attend.
I believe that you get what you pay for in life. And although I was initially interested in listening to a timeshare presentation I have decided that it's not worth showing up to a timeshare presentation and expecting it to last 90 minutes. Life is all about expectations. I worked in sales for years and would be highly upset if I was forced to stay beyond 90 mins. Taking this into consideration, this is a fun family resort and I don't mind paying the $150 extra for not attending the timeshare. The headaches would just not be worth ruining an otherwise great family outing. If you have patience and apparently three hours , take the tour. With little ones I just couldn't imagine taking three hours out of their day. Also the salespeople drive you around in their vehicles. I was not aware of that.
Anyways, back to the resort. There are a lot of activities and a couple free pools that we did enjoy. The water was warm! Even in November! Went to the watermark as well and ate at the lounge there. Great wings and burger. Steak n cheese and chicken tenders were just okay.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Travelingfamilynova
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

we own at Massanutten in two different developments. We stayed. At one of our ownership developments, through RCI, but that is a long story. Any way we were in the Summit development of which there are several phases. we were at one of the newer phases, but that only means that as Summit developed, the location became worse. Our unit was very well maintained up to a point. Walls, floors, paint, light fixtures, TV's (all 3) flat screen with almost matching remotes were some of the best I've seen anywhere. THEN, not so great was the broken coffee pot, the broken night light, the miserable mattresses and box springs in the 2nd bedroom with poorly fitted sheets and mattress protectors, the non-operational jacuzzi and the filthy intake vent for the family room HVAC. Let me hasten to add that maintenance and house keeping where on the job and after a couple of tries the vent was checked and vacuumed. took four hours for maintenance to show up and clean a sensor so the jacuzzi would function. I think the owners and senior staff never check the units. If they and their families stayed in these units for a few days each quarter things would change. Otherwise scheduled maintenance is a joke and beyond the capabilities of Massanutten summit to plan, organize and carry out routine preventive maintenance. Finally, I have cursed the signage, road marking at Massanutten for 20years. Miserable death trap. CAUTION when night driving. During rain, snow, and icy conditions do not drive at night. You will be taking your life and the lives of your family down a path of extreme danger.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Silvergoat
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The Villages, Florida
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94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We were placed in Regal Vistas which are all duplex houses for our stay. These were super accomations. Very new and modern, with everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Fireplace in living room and master bedroom. Whirlpool tub in master bedroom. Modern kithen with all great applicances. Very very comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fred N
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San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We spent a week at his resort in Sept 2013. We informed the staff that we'd be arriving late. When we arrived the surly guards informed us we didn't have a reservation. We through a fit and after an hour they discovered that it had been filed in the wrong file and under the wrong name!

IN THE DARK
The resort is badly signed and the exterior light for our unit was out, so we were forced to climb 2 flights of stairs in total darkness. Although I complained daily, I was unable to get the staff to install a new light bulb in the outdoor light.

During our stay, we met several tourists who were repeat visitors. The general consensus was that this was no longer a prime property and was headed downhill fast due to lack of upkeep. Our spacious, beautiful 2-bedroom unit had not been dusted in some time, Neither the the microwave nor the Jacuzzi were operational and I'm sure that the warranty on the the queen sized-bed expired years ago.

The only free activity at this resort are the pool and the water aerobics classes. Everything else costs extra. Even the "free" meet your neighbors event that turned out to be a flea market with a $4 entrance fee.

The resort has a very helpful concierge staff. Wish I could say the same for the time-share sales team. My friend, who owns timeshares asked if they had newsletter or forum that allowed owners to voice opinions. The salesman said, "We haven't listened to owners for 40 years. Why should we start now?" I said, "Well, now you know why I would never invest in one of your properties!".

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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7 Thank Shirley H
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Additional Information about Massanutten Resort

Property: Massanutten Resort
Address: 1822 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2241
Region: United States > Virginia > McGaheysville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in McGaheysville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2000
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast. This is truly your one-stop shop for a great family vacation! ... more   less 
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