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

Around Our Grounds, Bald Eagles

The Majestic Bald Eagle The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is one of the most widely known birds in the United States, and that is attributed to it being our National Bird. To many people, the Bald Eagle is the symbol of freedom. Lake Holiday is lucky to host a...

Let’s Talk Trash

No Dumping There has been a great deal of talk about the Lake Holiday trash compactor. Here, I will try to address the issues brought up on social media and in emails over the last few weeks. LH’s waste management contractor is Republic Services. We pay a monthly fee...

Hunting Advisory

Please be aware that when the various hunting seasons are in full swing within Frederick County, and though hunting is prohibited within LHCC due to zoning restrictions, firearms restrictions in many adjoining properties are not under such a prohibition. We have had...

Carp Exclusionary Zones Update

Photo: Ed Nelson Update on Carp Exclusionary Zones As shown in the photos herein, the four Carp Exclusionary Zones (CEZs) installed last May were recently removed for the winter by our lake consultant, Princeton Hydro. These devices were installed as an underwater...

Around Our Grounds, January 2020

Winter Waterfowl at Lake Holiday... Male Bufflehead During the winter and migration season, there are many species of ducks, geese and other waterfowl that may be found in our community, and being the largest lake in Frederick County, Lake Holiday can host some pretty...

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