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Peaks of Otter Lodge

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85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, VA 24523
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bedford
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaks of Otter was great. Managed by a welcoming family, made us feel like family. Food was fine, but the view was spectacular. Sharps Top is a great little mountain, right there. A very comfortable place, right out of the good old days.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had an "excellent vacation" with us. Most folks know these mountains as the Blue Ridge but we also part of the Appalachians. The Appalachian Trail is close to us and we have hikers come in off the trail often. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights - just the right amount of time to do some hiking, reading and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It's an easy walk around the lake. We also walked the Johnson Farm trail. Talked with a couple who volunteer in the summers at Johnson Farm and knew so much history about it. Very interesting! Our room was clean... More 

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

Hiking, reading and enjoying some beautiful scenery are great activities to relax while you are with us. The Johnson Farm trail is one of the closest trails to the lodge and there are numerous trails within three miles. We are very glad to hear you will be back. Thank you again for your patronage and please come back soon. More 

Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had been planning a trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway with Peaks of Otter being one of our certain destinations. It is a great place to stay and the restaurant is really good. If we are ever in the area will stay there again.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the "great scenery" and very glad you will stay with us again when you are in the area. Thank you for your patronage and please come back soon. More 

Simpsonville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a night during a long weekend-drive along the parkway. We had a two doubles-room (109A) which had no balcony, so if you would like to have one, you need to book another room. For us it was not important. We were pleasantly surprised by the room thinking of the age of the lodge.... More 

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

The lake you mentioned is Abbott Lake and the one mile trail around it is great for an after dinner walk. The room you mentioned is considered a "Traditional" and those rooms have two double beds. We also have "Preferred" rooms with either a king or two double beds. Those rooms have either a balcony upstairs or a patio on... More 

Montauk, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great secluded place, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great rest stop. Very popular with the blue-hair crowd. But still, tranquil, relaxing and very nice. Lodging was a bit dated, and could use some renovating, staff was helpful, restaurant was good, and people friendly. It is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I had no cell signal. There are no... More 

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

Tranquil and relaxing are good words to describe the setting here. There is no cell signal here but we do have WIFI so our guests can text and send email if needed. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very serene atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting. The view from the room was outstanding and Abbott Lake is a great place to stroll in a relaxing environment. We plan to return for a longer stay.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

"Relaxing environment" pretty well sums up the Peaks of Otter Lodge. Abbott Lake has a one mile trail that is great for leisurely strolls. Thanks again for your patronage and please come back soon (for a longer stay). More 

Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stunning natural setting, warm, friendly people make this a good, relaxed destination for all who love nature and the outdoors. Much speedier restaurant service and much more reliable Internet will make this an even better experience. Be prepared for very humid rooms. Friendly workers found everywhere make the stay a pleasure. Centrally located for access to great trails for hiking... More 

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

If you love nature and the outdoors, we are your place. There are numerous great hikes within 3 miles of our lodge including Sharp Top Mountain, Hearkening Hill, Flat Top Mountain, and Falling Water Cascades (nice water fall). We do have air conditioners in the rooms to help with the humidity. Thank you again for your patronage and please come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After a fun day of driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, Peaks of Otter lodge was a perfect place to relax, enjoy a great meal and cocktails, and recharge by the lake. It was great to wake up the next day by the lake. We enjoyed a walk around the lake, an excellent breakfast and ready for another drive along the... More 

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

It was great to hear you had a relaxing stay and that you will be back (soon we hope). Abbott Lake is great for a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk and the trail is one mile in length. Thank you again for your patronage! More 

Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful and relaxing location. Pet friendly rooms (along with non-pet rooms). Staff is very friendly and attentive. All rooms face the lake, with nice porches to enjoy the view of the lake and clean mountain air. Nice walking area around the lake.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had a relaxing stay with us. The walk around Abbott Lake is one mile and great for a leisurely stroll or brisk walk. Thank you again for your patronage and please come back soon. More 

Mechanicsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you want to get away, relax and meet some very nice folks, Peaks of Otter Lodge and the Bedford area is the place to go! The people of Bedford promote their town and businesses like no other place I have been. The D-day memorial is fantastic and the restaurants are very good, especially Liberty Station and Clam Diggers.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

"Quiet, relaxing, and friendly" pretty well sum up the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Bedford. The town of Bedford is 10 miles, and the D-Day Memorial is only 12 miles from the lodge. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

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