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During these trying COVID times, we felt that the management and staff at Big Meadows Lodge are going out of their way to keep customers and staff safe with their modified operational procedures. The location is terrific and the accommodations are much more than adequate for a rustic setting.

It’s in the park

I loved the look at the wildlife. The property needs updated. No AC and no fans. No WiFI. We did not have a screen door to let air in.

We were very excited to stay but were disappointed by the spiders in their webs in almost every corner of the room as well as the fact that the rooms have zero sound proofing so we had to listen to our baritone neighbor for hours.

Wonderful location, clean simple lodging, delicious food and local wines at this rustic lodge. This was a return trip for us, and we’ll come again.

Enjoyed the mountains and seeing different wildgame animals and birds

surrounded by peaceful quiet and natural beauty. This is the extent of my review. It should be enough for you.

Great place to stay as a "home base" as you explore the beauty of Shenandoah National Park

If your traveling the Skyline Drive you must stay here. The main lodge had wonderful views over the mountain, rocking chairs and a great big fireplace. The dining room was excellent and all very tastefully decorated and our rooms, although basic, were in character for the park.

This is a lovely location along the Skyline Drive. We had a traditional room, which, though small, had everything we needed and a comfortable bed. We were disappointed that the room was very dirty - the baseboards in particular were covered with old grunge and cobwebs. The overhead light was so poor that we had difficulty seeing inside at night. The restaurant was fine and we enjoyed the Taproom downstairs for good pizza a drinks. A few staff members made us feel welcome (especially our waiters in the restaurant and taproom), but the main desk and restaurant hostess seemed pretty uninterested. Overall a good, safe, convenient place to stay, but disappointing.

The beds are great in the room which has a nice cabin feel. The views are great and we got to see some deer. Bring a fan if you are planning on staying during warm weather. Our room did not have air conditioning. Most rooms don't have it. Make sure the screen is secure if you plan on putting your fan in the windowsills. A flashlight is a must as some areas are not well lit at dark. The food was great.

This is a rustic, clean, comfortable place nestled in the heart of the Shenandoahs--just what you want to feel like you are part of nature and living as lightly on the planet as possible. It's simple but welcoming, close to all the trails, with friendly, helpful staff. Nature is just outside your door! We'd gladly come back--and are planning our next trip there already.

Mile 51.2 Skyline Drive Luray VA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Dark Hollow Falls is within a mile (2 km) of Big Meadows Lodge, and other popular attractions like Rose River Falls are within a few miles (5 km). This 97-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a pub, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 97 rooms have coffee makers.


Property features

Guests of Big Meadows Lodge enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and wedding services. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include a gift shop, a fireplace in the lobby, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Big Meadows Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (2)
4
Everyone

By on Sep 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2020

Thank You for the great review! We hope you enjoyed your stay! Have a great day!

5
Partner Couples

During these trying COVID times, we felt that the management and staff at Big Meadows Lodge are going out of their way to keep customers and staff safe with their modified operational procedures. The location is terrific and the accommodations are much more than adequate for a rustic setting.

By , from Alexandria VA on Aug 24, 2020

2
Everyone

It’s in the park

By on Aug 13, 2020

3
Partner Couples

I loved the look at the wildlife. The property needs updated. No AC and no fans. No WiFI. We did not have a screen door to let air in.

By , from West Virginia on Jul 1, 2020

3
Everyone

We were very excited to stay but were disappointed by the spiders in their webs in almost every corner of the room as well as the fact that the rooms have zero sound proofing so we had to listen to our baritone neighbor for hours.

By , from CT on Aug 4, 2018

4
Everyone

Wonderful location, clean simple lodging, delicious food and local wines at this rustic lodge. This was a return trip for us, and we’ll come again.

By on Jul 11, 2018

2

need to request non pet used room. urine odor

Everyone

Enjoyed the mountains and seeing different wildgame animals and birds

By , from virginia on Oct 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are so very sorry your room had a urine odor. We work very hard to keep out pet rooms clean and odor free. We are happy you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

4

quiet, natural beauty

Everyone

surrounded by peaceful quiet and natural beauty. This is the extent of my review. It should be enough for you.

By on Nov 7, 2016

4

big meadows lodge

Everyone

Great place to stay as a "home base" as you explore the beauty of Shenandoah National Park

By , from Norfolk VA on Nov 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2017

Thank you for the great review!

4

fabulous experience

Everyone

If your traveling the Skyline Drive you must stay here. The main lodge had wonderful views over the mountain, rocking chairs and a great big fireplace. The dining room was excellent and all very tastefully decorated and our rooms, although basic, were in character for the park.

By , from New Jersey on Oct 26, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2017

We love seeing great reviews like this! Thank you so very much.

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