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, October 2021

Farewell to Summer and welcome Fall! The past years have galloped by and it is not without sadness that I pass the reins after serving on the Lake Holiday Board of Directors for five years, four of which were as your President. This Board has accomplished much....

General Manger’s Report, September 2021

Miscellaneous Updates: Beach II Site development at Beach II was delayed by a couple weeks while the bonding and permitting were finalized.  Pine Knoll has now obtained the necessary permit and intends to mobilize here sometime next week and will begin work there...

General Manager’s Report, July 2021

Marina Reconfiguration Update On June 29th, Director Reedy and I met with AJ Thomas of Lakeside Dock Sales and Services, and Don Cook of Keystone Builders to further discuss Lakeside’s reconfiguration proposal, and to establish and mark dock landing locations so that...

President’s Report, July 2021

Lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived at Lake Holiday. Last year was challenging with the pandemic and unrelenting changes in protocol so it’s nice to be getting slowly back to normalcy. The fireworks display during the Fourth of July celebration was spectacular and...

President’s Report, May 2021

With summer arriving in three weeks, I know we are all looking forward to being outdoors as much as possible and hopefully returning to some of the activities that will give us back a sense of normalcy. The Dog Park on Country Club Drive has opened. Some community...

General Manger’s Report, May 2021

Beach II Area Issues Reported Staff has recently received several reports regarding loud noise, vulgar language, and obnoxious music/behavior, coming from the Beach II area late in the evenings and at night.  This has reportedly occurred each weekend for the past...

President’s Report, April 2021

by Richard Traczyk As we advance into spring, the vaccine rollout has offered renewed hope amid so much uncertainty and our upside-down lives. Here at Lake Holiday, the Fitness Center is now open, the Dog Park is ready for both small and large dog breeds, food trucks...