Magic River is a beautiful five bedroom house in the even more
beautiful Wintergreen mountains. The house is less than a five
minute drive away from the ski slopes, golf courses, tennis courts,
spa, and fine dining, that make up the Wintergreen resort.
When we bought the house, we were in love with the location--on a
greenway, with a stream running through the woods and the Old
Appalachian Trail right in our back yard. The house itself was
beautiful, but too small. So we expanded it. We expanded and
remodeled the kitchen, to provide ample counter space and a good
dining area. We expanded and remodeled the living room to be more
spacious and open. We added two more bedrooms, including a second
master with a double-head shower. We built a deck overlooking the
woods and the stream.
Then we furnished it. Large TV set with cable, DVD, and surround
sound. All new beds. ("The most important thing is that the beds are
comfortable," said Kenny's father.) New refrigerator, washer/dryer,
pots and pans, dishes. Deck chairs that can sit up straight for
eating, or recline back for stargazing. Couches, chairs...very
little of the original furniture is left. We now have a house that
is really comfortable for two or three families to relax and enjoy.
And what will you see if you leave the house?
Wintergreen is, first and foremost, a skiing and snowboarding
resort. They have two high-speed, six-passenger chairlifts, an
automated snowmaking system and state-of-the-art grooming fleet.
There is a wide variety of terrain, ranging from gentle "green" to
adventurous "double-black diamond" slopes. There are also two tubing
parks, one for adults and one for kids.
But there's more to Wintergreen than skiing! The award-winning golf
courses, tennis courts, spa, horseback riding, and restaurants
attract people year-round.
Our favorite attraction, to be honest, is the woods and the stream.
The house is only two doors down from the Old Appalachian Trail. The
fall colors on Wintergreen Mountain are like nothing we have ever
seen anywhere else.