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“Thanksgiving Feast” 5 of 5 stars
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Skyland Resort
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   Mile 41.7 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835   |  
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving Feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here over Thanksgiving with my husband and toddler. We had a wonderful time hiking and relaxing. The resort is very family friendly, and the restaurant was very receptive to dining with a toddler. The staff is helpful without being pushy, and the rooms are comfortable. Skyland offers a Thanksgiving buffet which was amazing. Exploring the outdoors with my family was a memorable way to celebrate the holiday. We will absolutely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Dated facility, but exceptionally managed and maintained. Comfortable bed, everything worked. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Entertainment at night by local musicians. Starbucks coffee. But beware, we were told the current management team (ARAMARK) is being replaced next year. We have travelled much of the US and Aramark managed properties always seem to be exceptional. Hopefully, this property will continue to shine with new management.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Skyland Resort is comfortable mountain lodge with pine-paneled rooms, magnificent views into the Shenandoah Valley, and easy access to the best hiking trails in the southern Appalachians. The air is pure, the scenery is spectacular and the eating is great at the restaurant inside the main building. Smell the wood burning in the big stone fireplace, look out the wall to wall windows and sit down to some excellent comfort food and smooth Virginia wine. A great National Park experience for families, old folks and everyone in between.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I don't know, maybe it is just us...but at 130/night,I don't want rodents. I do want smooth flooring. Rustic meaning "without TV or WIFI" is okay. Saying something is rustic when it really is neglected and in disrepair is a rip-off. Aramark is lucky they have the government contract and that there is no where else to stay once you get to the park. The conditions were terrible. Next time we will stay in a town like Luray and just do daytrips to the trail heads.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Danbury, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

On a trip from CT to visit my wife's sister in WV, we wanted to stay somewhere different than a chain hotel along the freeway. The single night reservation was made the day before and the Skyland Resort had a few rooms available when other "nicer" properties were full. We arrived at the property late due to a visit to the ER in Front Royal which resolved the problem quickly and other misadventures. So, we arrived in the dark and marveled at the brightness of the stars, nothing much else was visible.

Our room was in a single story building that had a small foyer with access to two rooms. To our surprise, the room was nice, new beds in a 1930's notty pine walls room, no TV and ahead of the curve on phones, no land line. The bathroom was period correct but everything worked and the rooms were warm. When we looked out of the large picture window at the rear of the room, we discovered a valley view that was spectacular.

As we walked out to the car to leave, we noticed people going to the building with the front desk which we had been told also contained a dining room. Again, the view was captivating as the property sits on top of a ridge in the Shenandoah National Park. The breakfast buffet was great, service was fast and friendly, the fireplace added just the right rustic touch for a couple of city slickers.

Although this is not a highly rated accomodation, for us, it was a nice surprise, good experience and one that was very enjoyable. The views from Skyline Drive were worth getting off the interstate and the rest is icing on the cake. We may even consider hiking on the trails next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We absolutely loved our stay. Stunning views from our room and from the dining room as well - words can't express how nice the views are. Restaurant wait staff and food were excellent - the wait was a bit long but it was worth the wait and we enjoyed a drink at the bar and were able to watch a football game and the time passed quickly. Terrific live music after dinner - the music was so good that we stayed til they closed up shop. We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We love Skyline Drive and find Skyland to provide a clean, friendly and relaxed environment. Beautiful views and lovely setting. Good for families and couples who like the outdoors!
The incredible view of this mountain top resort is the top selling point. The restaurant's menu was great and evening entertainment enjoyable. The staff of the restaurant and hotel were very helpful and gracious. The hotel room was clean and the view is excellent. We have returned again and again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mile 41.7 Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835
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Location: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shenandoah National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Skyland Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 177
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Also Known As:
Skyland Resort Luray
Skyland Hotel Luray
Skyland Resort Virginia
Skyland Virginia
Skyland Resort Shenandoah
Luray Skyland Resort
Skyland Va

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