We (2 adults and a small child) had a one night stay here in early August before moving on to Skyland Resorts, and I wished we could have had another night. Ours was a 2-bedroom cabin with a connecting bathroom.
I agree with the reviewers who described their stay as "high-class camping." How often does camping mean a stay in an historical cabin built with chestnut wood (including the floors), iron-framed mattress beds, electricity, a private bathroom w/showers, and your own front porch and back patio for eating and relaxing in? The water was hot when you turn it on, the towels were thick, and the beds comfortable. Granted the floors could have been swept cleaner, but I came in with a "camping" mentality and just kept my sandals or socks on when I walked around the room. We had a downpour overnight and the cabin sheltered us from the elements. The surrounding woods were beautiful and the air clean. It was so quiet we felt like the only ones here. The scent of the air in the morning was fresh and sweet, and we enjoyed a lovely campfire the night before. Special compliments go to Randll, who checked us in and provided stories and bits of history about the cabins.
The one thing you need to be aware of is that there is no dining service nearby unless you drive several miles to the north or south, or down to the valley - outside the park boundaries. Because I was unprepared for the rain that continued into the morning, starting a fire and cooking breakfast was a particular challenge, but I was determined to cook the eggs I brought. Bringing a propane stove as a backup measure would have made things a lot easier. We'll be more prepared the next time, and -yes, there WILL be a next time!
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- A 32 site campground with laundry and shower facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lewis Mountain Campground Hotel Shenandoah National Park