Travel/Adventure

Couples Trip, Wintergreen Resort

A few months back a friend had a great idea to plan a SURPRISE couple’s trip to celebrate her husband’s birthday.  So, over the weekend we all headed up to Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  We had already planned out our activities, what we would pack, the meals we would prepare and what everyone would be sipping on.

We arrived to the big house at staggered times. As each guest arrived the birthday guy was shocked and even more excited. My Babe and I were the last to arrive and we were greeted by the birthday guy running out of the house yelling with excitement.  I knew this was going to be a crazy good time. What we didn’t know is just how crazy things would get in a matter of three days.

The house was beautiful!

Wintergreen Resort

The house had 4 levels, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and balconies on the front and back. We spent most of our time on the main level. You know we always congregate near the kitchen. On this level we would cook, eat our meals together, talk junk, crack jokes, watch TV, play games and stay up until the wee hours of the morning.

Wintergreen Resort 2

This was the third level and we hung out here as well. The furniture was a little more lounge friendly down here. It had the pool table, air hockey, TV and another sink and refrigerator.

Snow Tubing

We kicked off our first night Snow Tubing in 7 degree temps.

Wintergreen Resort 4

The next morning we woke up to a blizzard, it snowed all day and all night long. Including wind gust of at least 60 mph. It was insane, you couldn’t even see the view of the mountains because it was snowing so hard. Selfies on the balcony in your pajamas in the midst of a blizzard why not.

Couples Trip

We watched movies, chatted it up and the fellas got in a game of chess. They were so serious.

Despite the weather conditions mentioned above we decided to go out. We were supposed to head down the mountain to get some information about snowboarding; but this story had a different ending. After piling into two trucks we set out on an adventure that had my nerves all over the place. We didn’t realize just how hard it had been snowing and how much snow had accumulated. Now, couple that with roads that hadn’t been plowed and remember, this is the mountains, roadways are narrow and very bendy.

Wintergreen Resort 7

So… one of our trucks ended up in a ditch. A deep ditch, on a narrow road with heavy traffic despite the snow. After a failed attempt to pull the truck out of the ditch with my truck the foolishness would ensue. I’m talking foolishness of elementary levels that provided lots of laughter and memories for a lifetime.

I said foolishness right? The language is a little bit colorful, if you can’t deal lower your volume before you click to watch.

After about 45 minutes of us playing around and some random people stopping to check on us two gentlemen were very gracious and able to pull the truck out of the ditch.  They wouldn’t even take our money.

It was a celebration! Did we go back to the house?

Snow Bunnies

No, we continued down the mountain to the general store and would end up with another crazy story trying to get back home after it got dark.

Wintergreen Resort 8

After our crazy adventure the day before and all the snow the fellas had their work cut out for them. Team work made the dream work and all of our vehicles made it up the hill and out of the driveway.  Some required a little more work than others.

Couples Trip

We genuinely had a great time, no fussing, no drama (well a little ditch drama), good eats, great company, lots of laughs, and breaks from the kids. We must do it again.

Couples Trip

Ready to go, but not ready to go. My Babe! 

Our first trip to the mountains was with the family and now with our friends. We are officially hooked, we must do it again this summer.

Couples Trip 3

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Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Lynn

    OMGGGGG… glad y’all were able to make the best out of the situation! It really does look like fun but inspire of and even in the snow… the cabin is super nice as well!!!! lol

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Lynn, we made everything fun, without even thinking about it. Great attitudes certainly make all of the difference when traveling.

  2. Pamela :: Still Dating My Spouse

    OH it is so much fun to go on a trip with other couples. Look like you guys had a nice “adventurous” time. LOL

  3. Erica Price

    Looks like a lot of fun. Unless you were having to push a car out of a ditch or up a hill that is. Great to get away with other couples sometimes.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Erica it was a lot of fun, the men did all the pushing and pulling. We just watched and snapped pictures. haha You know real lady like.

  4. Mimi

    You have made my morning!! We used to take couples trips to the cabins every fall for like 5 years straight then our kids got big and had their own agendas so we haven’t gone in about 2 years but this makes me want to set one up for the summer and fall in one fell swoop.

    I know all about that laughter and just chilled out fun. I’m glad you all had a great time and were safe. The cabin is absolutely beautiful.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Mimi you should totally do it, I’m hooked. It’s cheaper than our trips requiring a hotel and eating every meal out.

      Thanks hun, I realize we need more chill and laughter in our lives.

  5. Carin Kilby Clark

    Looks like y’ all had a great time!

  6. Uplifting Families

    This looks like a fun trip. I would love to do something like this with my husband. 🙂

  7. T. Espinoza

    LAWD! That ditch situation woulda had my nerves shot. I’m such a city girl. I’m not cut out for mountain activities LOL. We went to Massanutten in the summer and my nerves were bad even then. I don’t even want to imagine how I would deal with snow up there LOL

    • MimiCuteLips

      Because the snow was so high and so soft the truck tipped over in a very slow motion. My nerves were shot before this, I said let’s turn around and go back. The snow was so thick; we had actually turned around and then turned back around. I didn’t want to be the party pooper of the crew.

      The truck in the ditch turned around to check on us because we weren’t behind them anymore. So um yeah it was sort of, kind of my fault but not really.

  8. Kasi

    LOL hilarious story! Looks like you all had a great time despite the ditch drama. The house was really nice. Definitely a great couples trip idea.

  9. Carissa

    So I commented on your FB page and said we dont have any couples to do this with…but Im about to find some! LOL!!! This looks soooooo fun!!! And the video is hilarious!!! On a mission…NOW!!! LOL!!

  10. Uplifting Families

    Even though you have a few interesting moments it sounds as if you guys had a blast. I would love to do something like this with my husband. We don’t see snow very often in Texas and when it does snow, we don’t get very much. On Monday and Tuesday, we ended up with a ice day with the entire family at home. It was nice having the extra break. I would enjoy tubing but I am not a huge fan of sking, did that as a child and well it wasn’t my idea of fun. I kept falling too much.

  11. Chelley @ AisForAdelaide

    This looks like the best time! That house is killer!!!! I would love to go on a trip like this sometime… you’ve inspired me!

  12. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    Despite the truck getting stuck in a ditch it looks like you and your hubby had a good time. Couple trips are really fun and like you said you’ll have memories for a life time.

    • MimiCuteLips

      In a normal circumstance I would have freaked out. This time though we just laughed and figured it out while playing around. lol

  13. Camesha

    Hilarious! Y’all had a great time! We made a trip to the mountains here in California. We’re hooked too!

    I’m cracking up at the WWE antics though…. too much!

  14. Tiffani G. from MyMommyVents

    Y’all are like the couples in “Why Did I Get Married,” with your cute couples getaway! Such a fun idea.I wish we had some more couple friends to go away with. The house is gorgeous—-how did your friend find out about Wintergreen?

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tiffani ahahahahaha we totally were. That is hilarious. She was just searching for Resorts in the area. We don’t have many in MD and VA.

  15. DaytodayMOMents

    Wow that’ looks like so much fun! And what a beautiful home. I need to do this with my family. 😉

    • MimiCuteLips

      You really should, the couples trip was fun. When we took a trip with the family we had fun too. It’s nice to share the cost with others.

  16. Nadeen

    Too funny! That ditch video! The house is fabulous! What a great idea especially for those with kids to get a break. I have heard of Wintergreen resort having gone to school in VA!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl that ditch video is a mess. The house was so fab, I’m so glad we decided to do it. I didn’t know anything about Wintergreen but I’m a fan for sure.

  17. Kimberly @ Stuffed Suitcase

    Looks like a great escape and glad you could enjoy despite the craziness! Love all the photos!

  18. Mj

    LOL at the couples fun. I love the idea of getting away with other couples to celebrate. I’ll have to come back to watch the video but your pics tell a fun and hilarious story. I’m glad you got the chance to getaway and that everyone was safe and happy. This winter has been beyond disrespectful!

    • MimiCuteLips

      When we get away we act like big kids. hahahahaha I didn’t even mention the crazy game of battle of the sexes we played, or our debate on how cows keep warm during a blizzard. lol

  19. Vashti (veepeejay.com)

    LOL! Fun times. I;ve never been on a couples trim but it’s on my list. Glad you all made it out safely.

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