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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chester, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this pace. The only place I know of to stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Perfect stopping off place going south on a road trip from the Kent Island/Annapolis area. This was our second visit in the last 5 years and they never disappoint. Rooms are rustic but clean and the food in the dining room is great. Sit... More 

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

"Casual and relaxing"...we could not say it any better. The trail you mentioned around Abbott Lake is directly behind the lodge and measures exactly one mile. It is great for leisurely walking or even a jog. You had a lower level room with a patio. The upper level rooms have a balcony where you can sit outside and enjoy the... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up going to the Peaks. As a small child, Sharp Top became the first mountain I climbed to the peak and during this trip my daughter was able to experience the same thing. The charm of the Peaks hasn't changed over the years and the new owners are to be commended for that. The food continues to be... More 

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

Your words "The charm of the Peaks" sums up what this area is all about. We see families bringing back the children and grandchildren quite often. Sharp Top Mountain is still the most popular hike here too. Thanks again for your patronage and please come back soon. More 

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

The setting is breath taking! Great hiking trails for all ages and abilities. Food was great...especially the morning pancakes!! Great family trip, great for quiet time, great for any kind of getaway!! The Blue Ridge Parkway is just an added treat!

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

Family, quiet time, and getaway are "great" words to sum up what we are all about. And being located on the Blue Ridge Parkway with many scenic views and hiking trails helps us give our guests an "exhilarating" time. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third family reunion at Peaks of Otter. Great accommodations, picnic area nearby on Parkway. Grounds at Peaks are beautiful with large lake and walking path around lake. Nice dining room. All personnel were quite friendly and helpful.

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

We are so glad you got to spend your family reunion with us. The picnic area is very close to us, and Abbott Lake has a walking path that is exactly one mile from start to finish. Thank you again for your patronage, and we hope you will come back for your fourth reunion. More 

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Peakes of Otter 10 years ago and vowed to return, we did so this May and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lodges have been refurbished but the bathrooms (certainly in ours) could do with a make over but it was more than adequate. The food wasn't quite as good as I remeber and the restaurant staff where somewhat... More 

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

We wish you could have stayed longer too! We do have televisions now, but only our handicap accessible rooms have telephones. There is no cell phone reception as well, so we do avail our Front Desk phone if there is a need to check in with loved ones. We have guests tell us they are disappointed we put televisions in... More 

Monterey, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The setting of this place is beautiful. The rooms have been renovated recently and are very clean and comfortable. Basic rooms, no frills. Yes, the rooms have TVs now! WiFi is available but slow. We used the POO Lodge as a base for hiking, biking, and kayaking (on the James River, 10 miles away in Buchanan). It was nice, after... More 

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

If hiking, biking, and kayaking are your thing, we are close to those activities. Our setting is definitely a nice place to relax after enjoying the area. The spinach salad you mentioned is my favorite, and we are glad you recommended it. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

In the bathroom, there is a slotted wall tiile for disposing of your spent razor blades. This should give you an idea of the vintage of this lodge. The view all around is breathtaking. The rooms are located on two levels along a wing. The one we were in (one night) was clean and comfortable. Rustic furniture.Walk-out and sitting area... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. "Quiet, slow pace, restful feel" pretty well sum up what we are all about. Thank you again for your patronage and please come again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's all about the view, and it is absolutely lovely. Lodge rooms have a Summer camp feeling about them. Room was comfy and clean. The lodge was built in 1964, and it shows its era with quaint retro bathrooms and uneven floors. We had a very enjoyable stay. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were delicious, except for the coffee,... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed the views and our "relaxing atmosphere"; however, I apologize for the inattentive experience you had in our restaurant. We have hired more servers to better serve our guests. Thank you again for your patronage and please come back soon. More 

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The setting of this hotel is absolutely spectacular. The views and walking trails are marvelous. Having said that - there is NO OTHER DINING OPTION than the one at the hotel unless you are willing to drive an hour away. The restaurant was good, but overpriced. If you are counting on any kind of luxury, forget it. Although the photos... More 

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

Thank you for your candor. We are in a very rustic setting and with that comes some of the challenges you mentioned. We do have several rooms with king beds that you might want to try instead of the rooms with two doubles. You were right when you said the best part of staying with us is the setting because... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I took our dog for a few days away. It was very relaxing! The Blueridge pky drive in was lovely. We were there 3 nights and hiked 2 of the 3 peaks. We watched otters play in the lake each morning and evening, which was a bonus for sure! There were families and "fishermen" fishing the lake,... More 

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

It sounds like you had some great hikes. We are close enough to northern Virginia for a nice getaway so please come back soon. Thank you again for your patronage. More 

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