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Big Meadows Lodge

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Mile 51.2, Skyline Dr, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22849
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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed for two nights and loved getting away from it all. We had neither TV nor internet, but somehow even my teenage daughters survived. We had a standard room since we travelled with our dog. The room was pretty rustic, but we were out most of the time. The water pressure is fairly low, so be... More 

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Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Glenn H Thank you for your recent review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to know you enjoyed the food for breakfast and dinner, and that you were able to enjoy the music in the Tap room. Thank you again... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Short hike to a great view from the lodge, Rooms are nice clean, Dinner excellent , Music downstairs is a good way to end the day Everything was just a little better than the trip before.You can tell the management is working making this a real treasure.

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Hello Jimsims Thank you for your recent review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to know that your dinner was excellent and that you were able to enjoy the music in the Tap room. Thank you again for your review, we... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are national parks enthusiasts and our family of 8 stayed in units 50, 51 and 113 a couple nights ago. The lodge is in a very nice nature setting in the middle of the park, so exactly what we were looking for location and adventure; except our night turned into a nightmare with very little sleep chasing the mice... More 

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Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Hello DuchessV1, Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate hearing about your recent stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. I apologize for the mice in your room. I know that getting any sleep while the mice are running around is nearly impossible. We have an exclusion program in place to help alleviate this problem, but they still manage... More 

Parkton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big Meadows is located along Skyline Drive in a beautiful wooded area. The lodge itself is historical and the staff was lovely. We enjoyed the restaurant and just walking the trails located nearby...be sure to take the 10 minute walk up to the overview, it was perhaps one of the nicest views of the whole trip. The issues? We stayed... More 

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Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Amy265 Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the condition of the shower, some shifting occurred and cracked a significate amount of tile. We have been scrubbing the tile as best as we can, but the cracked tile will have to be replaced. The ongoing maintenance issues are very real and a plan... More 

Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 2 days , enjoying the Shenandoah Park. The lodge is very simple, a bit old but clean and in a very strategic position. It offers good food for breakfast and dinner and also some activities. You can meet bears and deers during hiking and also in the lodge area. Relationship btw price and quality is good.

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Hello Roberta C Thank you for your recent review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The scenery is beautiful, and the surrounding areas make Big Meadows Lodge the perfect gathering spot. We are happy to know you enjoyed the food for breakfast and dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We return to Shenandoah to hike the trails frequently. Staying at Big Meadows was comfortable and convenient to the park trails. If you haven't been there recently - come check out the lodging renovations. Love what they've done with the place!

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Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Martha Aileen H Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about our hiking trail, they are truly some of the best around. We are thrilled to hear your stay was a good experience! . We hope you can make your way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice get away from the hassles of everyday life. We were in a standard room which doesn't include TV or AC so to say the least it is not a luxury accommodation. It was rustic but the setting is beautiful and views can't be topped

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Hello Dan T Thank you for your recent review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased you were able to get away from the hassles of everyday life. That is the perfect vacation!!! We wish you safe travels and hope you can make your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best vacation my spouse and I have had in some time. Would highly recommend The Big Meadows Lodge and Shenandoah National Park to all- novice and experienced hikers alike. The atmosphere of the park and lodge were amazing and everyone was so friendly. Especially like that you are able to bring the four-legged family members along as well if you... More 

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Hello leslie J Thank you for your recent review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The scenery, wildlife, and hiking is just right for all levels of park visitors. We are very happy that your enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the park. Four legged... More 

Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We try to make an annual trip to Bug Meadows with family or friends. This year it was family. I obtained three campsites at Big Meadows Campground and two rooms at Big Meadows Lodge. We use the campsite but when it is time to turn in, we go to the Lodge whilst our family sleep at the site. It works... More 

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Walter K, General Manager at Big Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Yellowstone 1 Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We’re happy you were able to enjoy both the campground and the Lodge .It is truly a great place to be with friends or family. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased to hear you had... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our hiking club plans an annual weekend getaway to the Big Meadows Lodge with two days of hiking in the southern part of Shenandoah National Park. This year we enjoyed seeing the Perseid meteor shower that could be seen after the tap room closed out on the meadows field. AMAZING! Also did rock climbing at Little Stony Man Cliffs and... More 

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Hello billhorten Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us at Big Meadows Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased to hear you had a good stay! We are very happy to hear that your hiking group were able to enjoy Big Meadows Lodge and the Perseid meteor shower. It... More 

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