What a great property! There is truly something for everyone at Meadow Lane and in the surrounding areas. We stayed in the Lodge in a wonderful room, The Steinway. The bed and furnishings were comfortable, the entire property was spotlessly clean, and the continental breakfast each morning was nice. During our stay we spent relaxing hours sitting on the grassy banks of the Jackson River listening to the cool clear water, watching blue herons take flight at the slough nature preserve, exploring the other cottages and historical sites on the property, a private dip in the pool, and sat for hours on the front porch reading and enjoying the summer night while watching fireflies that lit up the trees like Christmas. No cell phones, no T.V. It was peaceful and lovely, and the property is diverse and large enough that most times we were the only ones in sight. Glenn, the owner, was generous with her time, recommendations, humor, and it was very cool to learn the history of the property and her family's connection to it. This is a place for you to spend a wonderful time away with your honey, or a fun holiday with family.
There are a lot of fun things to do in the vicinity too: Farmer's Market in Hot Springs on Saturday, falls within 1/2 hour drive, Lake Moomaw, music at Garth Newell, pizza at Cucci's, sandwiches at Milk Dairy, The Homestead, Warm Springs Baths, Cass Mountain Railroad, the gorge at Goshen pass.
We will be back with our fishing poles!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Natural Retreats' Meadow Lane Lodge is set within the region of Virginia's mountains known as the Allegheny Highlands. It is surrounded by over a million acres of National Forest and pristine Conservation Easement lands, and through it run the magnificent Jackson River. While our setting is private, pastoral and agrarian in nature, our location is just a few minutes' drive from the beautifully historic villages of both Warm Springs and Hot Springs, Virginia. Our Lodge and Cottages, each unique in their setting and personality, are located throughout this area of breathtaking natural beauty, allowing our guests a distinct vacation lodging experience. ... more less