The Shenandoah Valley is peppered with charming, historic towns. One of our favorites to explore is Woodstock, VA located an easy 30 minute drive from Bryce Resort. Woodstock, founded in 1761, is Virginia’s fourth oldest town.
Its important to start any day with a good breakfast, especially if that day includes wine and beer tasting. If your heart desires a sit-down breakfast, Woodstock Café is a must. For something lighter, try Flour & Water Co. just across the street for some of the best pastries in the Valley.
With a full belly, take some time to explore the town of Woodstock. Just a few doors down from the Woodstock Café is Nate & Main. Here, you’ll find a constantly changing selection of unique gifts, antiques and more. We rarely leave empty handed!
Now that breakfast & shopping are done, it’s time to head to Muse vineyards for some wine tasting and a hike through the vines. Enjoy a flight (or two) along with a Charcuterie platter and take in the views of the Shenandoah River and Massanutten Mountain. The vineyard wine trail is a must, winding through the vines and down to the river.
If you are feeling extra motivated, stop into Seven Bends State Park next to Muse Vineyards. Named for the many bends in this part of the Shenandoah River, there’s a hiking trail for anyone’s fitness level.
Finally, head back to town for a final stop at the Woodstock Brewhouse. Located in a renovated industrial building a half block from the center of town, the Brewhouse has both indoor and outdoor seating. The locally-owned Brewhouse offers a wide variety of yummy craft beers in enough styles to satisfy beer neophytes and nerds alike. We love the Sweet Buzz on lazy Saturday afternoons, but don’t worry IPA fans, they have several available! While enjoying a flight or a pint, might as well grab an early dinner before you head back to Bryce. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but we recommend our favs: Beer-Battered Fish Tacos and Adult Mac & Cheese.
Welcome to Bryce Resort – your family’s winter wonderland! Start your perfect winter day at Bryce with breakfast at the Shenandoah Center. The grill opens when the lift’s bull wheel starts turning. Warm up before heading out with coffee for mom and dad, and hot chocolate for the kiddos.
Once everyone is warm and full, drop the kids off at the Horst Locker Snowsports school. Take advantage of their two-hour lesson, so you can make some runs and explore the trails. Whether you need a break or waiting for the kids’ lesson to end, grab beverage at Carter’s Hutte, the Resort’s slope-side bar. Get warm by the firepits and make some new friends! Most don’t realize that Bryce Resort is a member-owned and managed, so you’ll find members welcoming and happy to share stories about their favorite ski runs.
After you make a run or two to see what the kids learned, pop back into the Shenandoah Center for a quick lunch before your Snow Tubing reservation. Tubing sessions are 90 minutes of family fun (height restrictions apply. Do the kids still have energy to burn? Then take them ice skating at the conveniently-located, family friendly ice rink. It’s even available as an “add on” to your snow tubing ticket.
Relax after skiing with dinner at the Copper Kettle, the Resort’s fully renovated slope-side bar & restaurant. Enjoy good drinks, good food and hot chocolate. Reservations are required via Open Table for those wishing to dine at a table; however, reservations are not required for bar seating – if you can find an empty stool.
And if one day just isn’t enough to enjoy all that Bryce has to offer, relax at our slope side rentals and mountain chalets. Almost all our units have wood burning fireplaces (with firewood provided) and some have saunas and Jacuzzi tubs. The convenience is tough to beat!
Please note that for the winter of 2021-2022, Bryce Resort is requiring reservations 14 hours in advance. This includes rental equipment, lessons and activity tickets!