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Graves Mountain Lodge

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Route 670, Syria, VA 22743
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Graves Mountain Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Syria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had a fun three-day weekend at Graves with our 2 year old. Highlights included throwing pebbles in the stream, "swimming" in the baby pool, playing "baketball" with Daddy, examining a friendly centipede up close, seeing a scary giant turkey gobble impressively, and singing several rousing choruses of Ba Ba Black Sheep to two bemused ovines. The food is... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Manager at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend here. There really is a tremendous amount of fun to be had poking around the farm and grounds, even for the non-hikers. I've passed your comment about the tables on to the kitchen manager. We have several highchairs and booster seats, and if you ever... More

Yorktown, VA
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have gone to graves mountain for the apple festival every year for 12 years. We stay in the upper cabin with 3 other families. It is called a camping cabin, but it is fairly clean and the bathroom was remodelled. We have a great time, visiting the festival, hiking around the cabin, and hanging at the fire pit. It... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Manager at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you liked the Upper Cabin - it's a favorite with hiking clubs and big families. If the Upper Cabin is ever booked when you call to make a reservation, ask for the Lower Cabin, which is similar in layout and within walking distance from the Main Lodge. This year's Apple Harvest Festival... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a interesting trip for me. Sort of Like sleep away camp. I enjoyed it very much. I went for a retreat which was great. There was plenty of time to relax and reflect because my cell phone could not find a signal. So don't plan to conduct a lot of business while you are there! The rooms were... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the quiet. We're incredibly lucky here to be able to maintain such a peaceful atmosphere in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The view certainly helps. (And for those who feel anxious without a cell phone, we do have free wi-fi Internet available... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great place in a beautiful part of the world. The food is outstanding Virginia country fare, and the staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. BUT: we stayed in "the old farmhouse" and it was nearly uninhabitable! The room was dirty, the bed saggy, the stench in the room -- some mix of ashes, mildew, and disinfectant --... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor, I'm glad that you enjoyed the meals and found the staff helpful, but I'm sorry that the room was not to your satisfaction. What room were you in? I will ask the maintenance team to check the plumbing in the bathrooms and showerhouse so that other guests can have a better stay... More

Raleigh NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a wonderful old-school rustic lodge in a fabulous setting. Yes, the motel rooms are dated but that works for me. It is a family run retreat and not fancy. It is clean, has great views, and about 10 degrees cooler than the summer inferno of the urban East Coast. Having spent time in the Catskills this lodge is... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, I think you've hit the nail on the head. We are a rustic retreat in close proximity to all the wonderful outdoor activities of the Shenandoah National Park. Guests can expect modest accommodations with plentiful, tasty food and great customer service. It's a rare breed of motel, indeed, although not intended for those seeking... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at Graves Mountain Lodge during a recent motorcycle trip. The staff was wonderful, friendly and very helpful and the food was outstanding - and there was SO much of it - all included with the price of the room! :) The rooms were definitely a bit rustic but had some recent upgrades, including cable... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! In case anyone else is wondering, prime bear-watching season begins mid-May and goes until early Fall, when the bears retreat into the woods for acorns. Don't get close, but bring your cameras. They particularly enjoy nibbling on the cherries in mid-summer, so watch out your motel window around dusk. Thanks again for your review. More

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Graves Mountain Lodge offers a family-style getaway in a tremendously scenic part of Virginia. I pinched myself each morning when I stepped out the door and saw the slopes and valleys stretching out in front of me. Its a great spot for outdoor activities with friends and family. All this is to say that you might come to the Lodge... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. You hit the nail on the head - we're all about beautiful scenery, peaceful, rustic accommodations, and bountiful food. Though not elegant, everything is fresh and made from scratch. We think of ourselves as comparable to a hotel inside the national park: the idea is to be in a quiet place with all the details taken... More

New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have a family history of visiting around the time of the Apple fest. Not many places to stay in Syria but this place is what we where looking for. Rustic and just is and has a true country feel. Great place to get away to. Food (comfort & Southern)…. AWESOME!! Oh and the people around town (well the General store... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Worker at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoy staying here - we agree that our rustic feel is one of our best assets. It's hard to find a place nowadays where you can truly get away. I'll make sure to pass along your compliments to the kitchen and store staff. Next time you're making a reservation, feel free to ask for a room with... More

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I visited Graves Mountain Lodge with a group this past weekend, it was actually opening weekend for the lodge. I found the lodge very warm and inviting. We had a roaring fire going in our meeting room and were served very good food. All the food you can eat is included in the price of the room. The meals are... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Manager at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! A lot of groups come back for the food alone, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, the stinkbugs are bothersome in the spring and fall, though luckily they don't do anything except crawl around. They've only been in our area for 3-4 years, so we're always trying out new treatments and techniques to manage... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband & I have just returned from a "Valentine's Weekend" at Graves Mountain Lodge. I am not a fan of giving bad publicity after only visting a place once, but our experience was such that we never plan to return. We stayed at Poplar Lodge which consisted of one room - no closet (there were hooks and a few... More

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Frontoffice S, Front Office Manager at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had a bad experience here. All of your comments have been noted and we're doing what we can to act upon them. Graves' Mountain Lodge is a rustic mountain retreat, comparable to the cabins you'll find in the Shenandoah National Park. As such, we tend to focus on providing good... More

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Address: Route 670, Syria, VA 22743
Location: United States > Virginia > Syria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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