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

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...

Autumn Splendor at Lake Holiday

As we move through the autumn season, leaves are wrapping up the color-changing display and falling from the trees, it's nice to share some photos that came in from residents which demonstrate just how stunningly beautiful our community is! Drone shots by Sean Winfrey...

Leaves, Leaves, Everywhere!

It’s fall again and leaves are everywhere – again. Please DO NOT rake or dispose of leaves into the lake or culverts. They break down into silt and phosphorous which is bad for the fish and other aquatic creatures. Leaves in culverts clog drainage systems and...

Around Our Grounds, November 2019

Did you know that feeding deer in our Lake Holiday Community and all of Frederick County is banned year-round?  Illegal feeding of deer is subject to a county fine of up to $500.  Residents are asked to please comply with this law. It is important to follow...

2019 Fall Fest Fun

With the temperatures falling and the winter season fast approaching, it's a good time to look back on another wonderful Lake Holiday Fall Fest! Lake Holiday’s Fall Festival took place on October 6th, 2019. It was well attended and offered something for everyone. One...

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