Keep in mind that the reason you've come is for the breathtaking scenery, access to exceptional recreational activities and countless wildlife viewing opportunities - don't be fooled by the word "resort." Skyland is rustic, no frills lodging with limited amenities and the occasional spider and millipede! You may or may not have a tv in your room (we did - an "old school" set, but our friends did not). Paint was peeling on our friend's bathroom ceiling. Decor is dated. While we found the dining room food to be very good (order breakfast off the menu - buffet is lackluster), the service was horrendous. One morning we waited a half-hour before anyone took our order, at which point we summoned the manager. Carolyn, a waitress from another station, came to our rescue and was excellent. Another night in the Taproom the waiter was visibly shaken by our large party (and a bit rude) - not a good sign with Memorial Day weekend approaching! Our housekeeper, Carol was excellent - pleasant and accommodating - always remembering our extra packet of in-room coffee (which was excellent, by the way). All in all, the Skyland is a good value, especially if you are able to take advantage of a mid-week special. The views are spectacular and it is a wonderful place to relax. We were there to bicycle Skyline Drive with friends and it was a perfect place to stay for this purpose. We may try Great Meadows next trip.