June 27, 2017

Ski Weekend at the Residence Inn Waynesboro

one bedroom suiteOver the weekend, we took our first family trip ever to a ski resort for two days of tubing (we’re working our way up to skiing). We live in Northern Virginia and one of the closest spots for skiing and tubing is Wintergreen (more on our adventures later this week). It’s about three hours away and has a lot for adults and kids of all ages to do, even a fun park for very small children.

On the grounds of Wintergreen Resort, you’ll find a ski lodge as well as plenty of condos and vacation rentals, but for this first trip we opted to stay at the Residence Inn Waynesboro. Waynesboro is about 30 minutes away from Wintergreen and is the closest city to the ski resort where you’ll find plenty of hotels and restaurants. Waynesboro is also a good place to stay for a ski adventure at Massanutten.

sitting roomAs I’ve come to expect from Residence Inn, the staff members were welcoming (especially Marisa and Pam) and the rooms were spacious. The free breakfast buffet – make-your-own-waffles, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, cereals – was a family favorite too. I also loved that there was an Outback Steakhouse just across the parking lot from the Residence Inn Waynesboro, which made for a perfect post-tubing dinner out on Saturday night.

We stayed at a Residence Inn when we spent three days in Boston in August. We had a two-bedroom suite, complete with a kitchen and a sitting area, which was perfect for six of us. I waited too long to book over a holiday weekend, so we needed to book two one-bedroom suites across the hall from one another, but I actually thought that was perfect since we could split the kids up more effectively at bedtime.

kitchenWhile we didn’t need to use the kitchen since this was just an overnight weekend trip, it was nice having the option in case we wanted to get some milk or ice cream to keep cold. In the lobby, there is a 24-hour on-site convenience store and the Residence Inn even has a free grocery delivery service if we really wanted to use the kitchen.

The Residence Inn Waynesboro appeared to be a fairly new hotel. The rooms were well-decorated and modern with granite countertops in the kitchen and a flat screen TV, which was even on a swivel base so it could easily be viewed from the bedroom or the sitting room. The hotel also had an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and a putting green.

Whether you’re organizing a ski getaway at Wintergreen or Massanutten or planning to visit any of the local wineries or breweries, the Residence Inn Waynesboro is a great choice. The rooms are large, the breakfast is free, the staff is friendly and it’s very close to family-friendly restaurants and nearby attractions.

Disclaimer: I received a discounted media rate at the Residence Inn Waynesboro. However, all opinions expressed in this post are my own. All hotel photos are courtesy of Residence Inn.

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