Lake Holiday is a wooded, gated community of about 1,900 acres located amidst mountains 15 miles northwest of Winchester, Virginia. The community is built around a 240-acre man-made lake that offers a picturesque setting for sailing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming.

The lake and surrounding area are teeming with wild life, including eagles, great blue herons, wild turkeys, beavers, white-tailed deer and some of the best bass fishing in the state. Swans stop to rest for a week each year and ducks and geese are year-round residents. Community members enjoy beaches, a 91-slip marina, a beautiful lakefront clubhouse, fishing pier, basketball, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and a play area for children.

Lake Holiday was incorporated in August 1970. The site was created out of the riverbed of Isaac Creek, in an area with many natural springs. Shortly after the dam was built, Hurricane Agnes came through and filled the impounded area in just a few days.

The community is managed by an elected 11-member Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are handled by a professional management staff consisting of a general manager and an administrative staff. Facilities are maintained by a maintenance crew that keeps roads, buildings and grounds in order.

Numerous volunteer committees offer a wide range of opportunities to serve and enhance community life. Residents participate in various clubs, potluck dinners, and activities for all ages. A highlight every year is the Fourth of July boat parade and fireworks display over the lake that residents watch from their boats and the picnic grounds at the clubhouse.

Recent News

President’s Report, January 2020

New Year's Resolution: A Busy Agenda of Projects The year 2019 flew by and closed on a quiet note. Our weather turned cold, boats were pulled out of the water, houses were decorated for the holidays, and many community members have already headed south for the winter....

Tips for Proper Disposal of Cooking Fats

(by Aqua Virginia via Lake Committee) Aqua Virginia reminds customers that they play a role in ensuring their local wastewater system operates properly, from the pipes that run from their homes and businesses to the treatment plant itself. This holiday season, Aqua...

Winter Songbirds of Lake Holiday

Dark-Eyed Junco The Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hiemalis) is an elegant bird with a flashy slate-gray and white tail and a pink bill. Juncos are sparrows and are often seen feeding on the ground in large flocks. They can also be seen at bird feeders if you put out...

President’s Report, December 2019

Reflections on a busy year in our ever-changing community... It’s hard to believe that Christmas is a few short weeks away and a new year is approaching. Here at Lake Holiday the leaves are off the trees, the lake is placid and most boats are pulled out for the...

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