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Peaks of Otter Lodge

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85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, VA 24523
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Lodge offers clean, well-kept rooms with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains. It's not a "fine hotel", but we had everything we needed! A trip up Sharp Top mountain, walk around the lake and a hike up to Johnson Farm add to nature experience. The rooms have a TV and a coffee maker, along with a... More 

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Thank Shirley B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a peaceful location where you can enjoy hiking, climbing a mountain trail, or taking a leisurely walk. The view of the lake is great with a mountain reflected in the lake. There are otters swimming in the lake. The beds are very comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You can't beat this location if you're traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just pull off the Parkway and you're right there -- no poking around on winding, narrow mountain roads to get to a town with motels. The view is wonderful with the lake and the mountains, the rooms are fine and the restaurant is excellent.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you are doing the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a MUST visit location! It is a very comfortable hotel with excellent facilities. However, the outstanding aspect is the lake and mountain beside the hotel; which give excellent viewing in the Fall colours. Took loads of pictures; some of which are actually quite good.

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If traveling the Blue Ridge, we recommend this stop at least for a meal, but stay overnight if you can. The scenery is wonderful, but in the fall it is spectacular. The color was close to peak. Waking up to the sun coming up over the peaks and lake is very special.

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Thank CruiseAway
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not a budget hotel, but convenient on Blueridge Parkway. excellent view around. wifi is not stable, though. Overall, if you visit the parkway, must stay in. walk along the Abbott lake, take the Sharp top bus tour is awesome.

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Thank bebydou
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Excellent vacation spot to relax and unwind. Our family enjoys visiting the Peaks of Otter and participating as a group in hiking, dining and just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view of the lake and Sharp Top Mountain. Great place for children of all ages.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We road the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to stay here as it was the only place to stay that was right on the Parkway. I actually cancelled another reservation which was off the parkway to stay here. I'm so glad I did for a few reasons 1) Driving the Blue Ridge is taxing and I just wanted to stop... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stairs/ramps to get to all rooms, rooms are primitive, featuring unrenovated bathrooms with crumbling grout, utilitarian furniture and other signs of aging. The wifi is so spotty as to be nonexistent and it is in a cell phone dead spot. No frills, no fancy-smelling toiletries, just a spartan room with a view of the lake and mountains beyond. Not much... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This Blue Ridge Parkway stop is in a lovely area of the park and provides a very nice setting for a relaxing stay. The lodge is a little pricey and very outdated, but is clean and comfortable. The bathroom is probably its weakest point. The restaurant is good, with a nice selection of items and of course, great views.

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