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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are wondering what happened to those older style places with knotty pine paneling, come to Big Meadows! This hotel is still in it's 1950s glory. The food is plentiful and takes pretty good. They even tell you what dishes are gluten free. It was the perfect antidote to the city.

Thank Mojo01267
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Views are breathtaking. The lodge is very basic, do not expect high-end amenities. This resort is in middle of nowhere, which is one of the pros for us. At night if you have clear skies, go out in dark and look up, I haven't seen this many stars with naked eye since tonopah NV.Its a an all out feast for...

Thank Anshu M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great centre for exploring the park. Lots of rain and low cloud did not spoil our stay. Food OK, accommodation OK, wildlife and views stunning which is why we were there. Food in the bar was great and good local wine and beer. Restaurant food also good. lots of local walks and saw two bears in the local woods, along...

Thank thesticks
Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There the last night open for season. Bar out of stock, food choices reduced, meals nothing special. Accommodations good. One bad waiter experience in main dining room but reported person to management. I would return next year just not the last weekend, lesson learned

Thank Michele M
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It's a classic lodge in a perfect location. The views are breathtaking, love the fireplaces. Lots of hiking opportunities. We also went horseback riding and were well taken care of. Enjoyed the restaurant too.

2Thank ArlJeff
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stayed here for a weekend trip to Shenandoah. Booked one room and we were put in the Hawksbill cluster of cabins. It was definitely rustic but very clean and charming. The lodge was a delight for breakfast and dinner. You have beautiful views in the big "family room" while you wait for a table...you may wait a bit for breakfast...

1Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very quiet location and beautiful views and great lodge. Restaurant and Bar also excellent with great entertainment, only complaint was the coffee at the gift shop Can't beat the mountain trails and views

1Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Beautiful location, stunning stars, a communal fire-pit, and live music. Huzzah for all that! The restaurant left a little to be desired for dinner, and the room's bathroom could have been cleaner - otherwise this was great.

1Thank Keith L
Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Overall, our experience was very satisfying. We used our Shenandoah National Park Association membership card to get a 30% discount on our lodging, 20% on each meal, and 20% on each purchase in the gift shops throughout the park--Well worth the price of $47 for annual membership. We were treated as special guests wherever we went (except at one gift...

2Thank mabill0n
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Beautiful setting in Shenandoah National Park. We stayed in one of the buildings detached from the lodge. The room was comfortable but spare, with hard floors (likely because of the wood-burning fireplace. Enjoyed the fire in the cool autumn evenings. The only complaint about the room is that the bed was too close to the heat register, and when the...

Thank Joseph K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Big Meadows Lodge

Address: Mile 51.2, Skyline Dr, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22849
Region: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Price Range: ₹ 8,825 - ₹ 11,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Meadows Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Big Meadows Hotel Shenandoah National Park
Big Meadows Virginia
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“rooms in the lodge have best views, but the cabins are closer to the wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles thesticks, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hawksbill is across the parking lot from lodge/restaurant. It's not a far walk but not easily accessible for those with mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolineJones531, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Topmost floor of the lodge looks the best. If you are "below," you will hear every footstep. Pick a terrace room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles mabill0n, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A fireplace might be preferable, but as we had our dog along, fireplace & dog don't mix.”
 of 5 bubbles williammA643BL, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on back side of Lodge have best views. Patio rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles rouselbj, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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