Harrisonburg Named Affordable Holiday Escape

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

HARRISONBURG -- The Valley has been named one of the 'Best Cheap Holiday Escapes' near the Capitol. Some of the unique tourist attractions highlighted, includes the Massanutten Resort, Sklyline Drive and the Luray Caverns.

"It's close to home and it's a getaway. Even as close as it is, you feel like you are miles and miles away," said Ben Stancik, who is visiting from Fairfax County.

Stancik thought the valley would be the perfect place for a proposal.

"We have a mason jar which we we put all these date ideas in and so I refilled everything with clues that I was going to be proposing to her and I told her to pull," said Stancik.

"It was really shocking and it just made it even more special to sort of be away," said LeeAnn Corsi, Stancik's new fiance.

Jeff Reid, the Director of Activities at the Massanutten Resort, said this is one of the busiest times of the season.

Mostly every room at the resort is already booked. That's more than 2,000 rooms.

"I think a lot of folks really enjoy spending time with their families really like spending time here at Massanutten, because you can do so many different things," said Reid.

Activities include snow tubing, indoor swimming, ice skating and more.

Close to 400 seasonal employees will be hired at the Massanutten Resort, to get ready for the crowds expected to start rolling in on Friday.

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