I stayed in one of their cottages last year and reviewed that. This time I stayed in The Lodge, an old farm house turned into a hotel, so I'm writing a second review.
The Lodge offers similar high end rustic luxury as the cottages. The fly fishing remains superb, although they are now under new management and the formerly free fly fishing now costs at least $50/day.
There are 3 key differences between the lodge and the cabins that might influence your lodging decision. The lodge does not seem to have laundry facilities. Half of the lodge's bedrooms are upstairs, with no elevator. Lodge guests do not have kitchen access. There is access to a refrigerator, microwave and sink, but you can't cook a breakfast or other meal. Instead, they furnish a very nice cold breakfast.
- 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