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Graves Mountain Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Route 670, Syria, VA 22743
Graves Mountain Lodge
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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Valentine's Day get away - I had read the reviews, so I knew to ask about amenities or lack thereof. Plan on packing extra stuff like a hair dryer. There is no coffee maker, either. However, if you can make it down to the lodge, there is a coffee maker brewing before breakfast is served. The service was great. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a long weekend trip to Graves Mountain Lodge after Thanksgiving and we had a great time. We stayed in Hilltop Motel for two nights and it was the perfect place for a weekend of hiking. Our room was cozy with a television and wifi and the porch had a great view of the mountains. There... More 

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

Dear Kaitlin S. , Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback, as always, and your depiction of our core purpose was spot-on: to provide relaxation, clean but simple rooms, and good food to those who come to enjoy the outdoors. The tip you pointed out is very helpful, especially for first-time guests: ASK about amenities. Wi-fi is provided... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed in the Poplar Motel for a wedding at the facility which was not just rustic, but stark: very tiny, no closet, no phone, no tv. Wireless was available in some parts of the building but it was pretty unreliable. Since there is absolutely no cellphone signal in the area (a well-known issue), helping to plan last-minute details and... More 

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Frontoffice S, front office staff at Graves Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found the staff to be very nice; we do try to be accommodating, since as you say we are the only large lodging facility in the area. Our pricing can be confusing if you haven't been here before. We have a per-person rate which includes three meals per day. Children... More 

Franklin, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a great time at Grave's Mountain for their annual fall apple festival. We enjoyed the festival, the bluegrass music and all the activities for the children. We stayed at the lodge which is up the hill from the restaurant. The rooms are advertised as rustic which is fine with us but I think they could definitely use a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was there for a conference this weekend. Stink bugs everywhere. The bathroom had mold on the ceiling and spiders and spider webs were everywhere. We were in the Ridgecrest and web site states wifi but no one was able to stay connected in the rooms. Room was dark and musty. I am all for rustic but not dirty. Our sink... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Based on positive TripAdvisor reviews and a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, we were looking forward to weekend at Graves Mountain Lodge. Upon check-in, we were assigned Ridgecrest room #111. The exterior of the building and room door were covered with stink-bugs. Stink-bugs could also be seen crawling on the window inside the bedroom. Upon entering the dingy, dark, and musty... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took our first trip to Graves Mountain lodge this past weekend. It was memorable both for its up as well as its downs. First, the positives: the area is lovely and quite scenic. This spot is nestled in the foothills of the mountains and enjoys beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There is an excellent winery nearby (DuCard) and a variety... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate getting feedback about ALL aspects of a person's stay, not just those which are easily evident to us from the front office (ie the view, the meals, etc.) We have had a very busy Fall season, and since your stay we have added an extra staff member in the front office on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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
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24 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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 

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