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Peaks of Otter Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, VA 24523   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bedford
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Palmyra, Virginia
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21 reviews
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“Watching Red Wing Blackbirds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The view of the lake and Sharp Top from my room and from the Restaurant was breathtaking and watching the barn swallows and red wing blackbirds was a joyous and relaxing experience. The food was excellent, as it has always been in past years. The peacefullness of Peaks of Otter lodge cannot be experienced anywhere else in my experience. Everyone on the staff is so friendly and the surroundings so comfortable and simple that we look forward to continue our 30 some year tradition of visiting.

Room Tip: First floor rooms in the lodges are closer to the deer that graze by the lake, just outside the larg...
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Green Features: I was glad to see the awarness of perserving our environment present in the resort.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although we live in Virginia, and have visited the Peaks of Otter area several times, we had never stayed at the Peaks of Otter Lodge. This mountain retreat on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Blue Ridge mountains for more than just a day trip. The hotel is located overlooking a bucolic setting on a small lake, with one of the Peaks of Otter as a backdrop. The Lodge, and guest rooms, are a bit dated, but adequate for a very peaceful stay. The restaurant is very good, however, dinner menu selections are somewhat limited. Breakfast is wonderful! A great way to explore and engage one of our national treasures --- the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely amazed at the beauty of Peaks of Otter. First time experiencing the mountains in the Summer season...just as beautiful as in the Winter! Beautiful scenery right outside on my balcony at the lodge. I could sit there all day and admire the "Peak".

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Carrollton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a spur of the moment trip with our friends. We only stayed overnight which was a shame we couldn't enjoy the mountain and general store and other visitors opportunities. Very beautiful and peaceful.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our trip was truly amazing. If you love the outdoors, this is a must place to stay! The trails & picnic areas were spectacular! The drive to get there was awesome through the mountains. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a getaway. Wi-Fi was spotty but that was okay. Unplugging for a week was much needed.

Green Features: I loved the environmental friendly practices displayed by the Lodge. It was refreshing to see a place acting on helping the environment instead of asking.
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Gainesville, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Plain but extremely nice motel in really great setting. All rooms have patio or balcony overlooking a beautiful lake. Lots of well-maintained trails lead off from the property and we saw many deer. Restaurant is OK--basic, but food was good. The beautiful setting overwhelms all and the locale is super for a multi-day stay while enjoying the scenery and trails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wonderful location on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Grounds and scenery on the sight were spectacular. Separate building for check-in with restaurant serving 3 meals and gift shop with local artisans. Separate 3 guest buildings all with nice lake and mountain view . 1 mile walking trail around lake was nice. My only downfall was choosing a lower walkout basement unit. Should have been on the second floor. Buildings are older but clean. Room was dated but had flat screen TV, and wifi access . Small deck to go outside but had rail across so had to exit from front door and walk around back. This was in the unit under the stairs. The center lower level units had concrete slab patios that you could walk right out to lake. I would try that. No cell service whatsoever and no phone in room. Didn't know that upfront and alittle worried not being able to call home Staff were extremely cordial and helpful. Can't beat the location. Would visit again

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, VA 24523
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Location: United States > Virginia > Bedford
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bedford
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Hotel Class:3 star — Peaks of Otter Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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