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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Mile 51.2, Skyline Dr, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22849
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
DeDriver Midlothian, Virginia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Midlothian, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this historic Lodge several times and always love the views, nature, and location of this wonderful place. The rooms are clean and comfortable with great views. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are dated but adequate. Lots of trails to walk as well as The Meadow and a wonderful spot to view amazing sunsets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took this trip as weekend "leaf peepers" in hoping to see some beautiful colors. We did see alot of that and more. We were fortunate to stay at Big Meadows Lodge on our second night and loved it! It's one of those places that you just don't want to leave. It's just a charming place with a great fireplace... More

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Mansfield, CT
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big Meadows is a lovely place to stay. The service is cordial and helpful, the rooms are rustic but clean and comfortable, and views of the Shenandoah Valley are stunning, especially at night. The Lodge offers an excellent restaurant, cozy fireplace in the large, public area, terrific outdoor ambience.

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big meadows lodge is always a great place to stay. The rooms are cozy and rustic. Food is good, but a little pricey. Lots of hiking opportunities and the drive to get there is beautiful. We love the meadow across from the lodge. We can spend hours just walking around in the meadow.

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Oak Park, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lodge is charming and rooms spacious and comfortable. Showers could be updated with new shower heads and if you're in a room with a fireplace staff needs to let you know kindling is available. No need scavenging you're own. Would have like to have stayed longer. Beautiful scenery, terrific food at both Skyland and Big Meandows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we arrived during some nasty wx but once we made our way into the lodge our spitits picked up . The desk service was very helpful and friendly . Our dining experiece was pleasant and the wait staff attentive and friendly . We travel with our cat Casey so our room choices were limited but we were very pleased... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights here, stayed in cabin 62. The cabin block was built the year I was born, lots of things have changed over the years! The only way to shut the bathroom door was to use your shoulder. There was a sign in the bathroom about saving water, yet the plug in the hand basin did not fit,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Meadows is a little slice of heaven tucked away up Skyline Drive. I have been coming to this charming lodge since the early 60's when I came with my parents. The tradition has been passed on to my own children now! Think of the words cozy, rustic, historical and a place to be one with nature & wildlife and... More

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a night at Big Meadows. I think "rustic charm" is a nice way to describe the accommodations. I recommend calling the front desk directly at 540-999-2223 (not the reservation hotline) if you have questions about the rooms or anything else, and/or check out the property map I uploaded. The blackberry ice cream pie dessert - which... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second trip in 5 years and have had similar rooms and felt the same way this time. For the money, you get only 2 choices. They do have lovely cabins, but you can't reserve them from anywhere online. We got a "delux" $250 2nd floor rustic (nearly all-wood) room with a smoke detector that didn't work (no... More

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Address: Mile 51.2, Skyline Dr, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22849
Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Big Meadow Lodge
Big Meadows Lodge Virginia
Big Meadows Shenandoah

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