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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 November 13, 2013
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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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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our cabin room was ready when we arrived later in the night. The beds had seen better times and the bathroom was small, but you could not help appreciating what this place must have been like 40 years ago. Bathroom had soap, shampoo, and conditioner. We had drinks in the downstairs bar and listened to a local blue grass band... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We've stayed several times at the Big Meadows Lodge. It's a pleasant getaway in the mountains. The cabins are simple with no TV, phone, or WiFi (free WiFi is available in the main lodge). The restaurant is pretty good given it's high in the mountains. We use it as a base camp for day hikes with our dog as they... More

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

After working non-stop for two months because of buying and moving into a new home, my husband and I decided to take off for a week. We were able to get a room in the lodge, which we really enjoyed. They are rustic, no TV or phone, but that doesn't bother us. We love being in a place like this.... More

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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have stay several times and the reason I keep coming back is because they have a monopoly at a choice location. The lodge is dated and the rooms are small and worn out. In my last stay 10/21/13, I was given Cabin # 4a; it was clean but the mattress was worn out; since it is a busy place... More

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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed just one night on our latest holiday of which part of it was the skyline drive which was some what disappointing due to two days of low cloud but never mind.Big Meadow Lodge was fine as a over night stop,we stayed in one of the wood cabins near the main lodge in all honesty it was fine but certainly... More

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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Enjoyed a cozy little cabin and a tasty dinner, followed by a good bluegrass band in the lodge. You can never go wrong with a National Park stay! This is definitely worth the drive up on Shenandoah Parkway to get there. The views are beautiful and peaceful, although sometimes foggy as you can be up in the clouds!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I highly recommend this lodge. Our room wasn't fancy, but the location in the wooded mountains with fantastic views just can't be beat. There is a large community room that was great for relaxing. Food in the dining room was very good. If you want to reconnect with nature and relax, this is the place.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed in number 110 in the wooden cabins with fireplaces. the room was really cosy, nice lighting and comfortable bed with the fireplace being the highlight. Was a really great experience coming back from hiking all day to dozing in front your own roaring fire. great location as is at mile 50 on the skyline drive so great access... More

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Flesherton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were travelling up the Blue Ridge Parkway with Australian friends and had the good fortune to stay at the Big \meadows lodge. We did not have reservation so did not stay in the main lodge. It was only a short walk to the main building. Our room was quite rustic with few amenities but seemed quite appropriate for its... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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57 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Big Meadows Lodge was exactly what we wanted after a week of meetings in DC. Yes, Lodge is old – it’s on the National Historic Register. Some of the rooms date back to the 1940s and are small, they are rustic and some even don’t come with TVs! They are clean and comfortable with great views. We stayed in the... More

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Also Known As:
Big Meadows Hotel
Big Meadows Hotel Shenandoah National Park
Big Meadows Virginia
Big Meadow Lodge
Big Meadows Lodge Virginia
Big Meadows Shenandoah
Address: Mile 51.2, Skyline Dr, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22849
Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty lodging in Shenandoah National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Meadows Lodge 3*
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