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Peaks of Otter Lodge

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lodge has quaint and clean accomodations with a breathtaking view. Food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Best time to visit would be spring or fall to really take advantage of the walking trails.

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amather2016, General Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

Jenepher, thank you so much for the review. Agreed, the fall is a great time to visit, the leaves are spectacular. We are pleased that you had a good stay and look forward to your return visit. Andrew

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and accommodations. Wonderful view of the lake and mountains from the lodge. It's a great place to stay if you're looking to hike any of the nearby mountain trails. The food and service in the lodge dining room were superb!

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amather2016, General Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

Mirizzle94, Thank you for your review of Peaks. We are pleased that your stay with us was excellent. Please come back and see us, the fall is wonderful with the leaves. Regards, Andrew

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot beat the view or location. However, the pretty steep price you are paying is exactly that. The room isn't anything to write home about. Its dated, has basic cable, very sub par internet, and a outdated bathroom. There was mold around the edge of our tub. But to me none of this really mattered because all I had...

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your "perfect getaway". We are in the process of renovating our guest room bathrooms. Our WiFi will also be updated soon to improve it's performance. However, our location is definitely why guests come to visit from all over the world. The serenity of the mountains and the views help to us to escape the cares...

Chester, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peaks of Otter Lodge is located in a beautiful area with all rooms facing the lake and mountains. There are wonderful trails all around the lodge making it so much easier to get in a good hike without having to get into the car. The food in the dining room is delicious and all the staff are very friendly...

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our "wonderful location". Our rooms face Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain to provide a beautiful view. As you mentioned, there are several trails to hike within walking distance of the lodge including Sharp Top Mountain, Flat Top Mountain, Harkening Hill, and Johnson Farm (an 1800's farm house that has been restored by the park...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a place to relax halfway between our homes. I live in PA and my friend lives in north Carolina. We also wanted a place to relax and not have to deal with cell phones!!!!! Peaks of Otter Lodge gave us just what the doctor ordered. The views were beautiful, the staff was so friendly and helpful and the...

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

The Peaks of Otter is definitely your place to "relax and unwind". The view you mentioned is Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain which is our backdrop. There is no cell phone reception here but sometimes that is a good thing. We do have WiFi if someone does need to stay connected. We are glad to hear you will be...

Gardiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lodge in a terrific location. Visiting the town of Bedford is an easy down hill drive. Lovely restaurant on site. All rooms face the lake. Rooms are not sound proof but that's the only down thing. Pets seemed to be welcomed.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

Location, location, location...that is what our lodge is known for. All the rooms face Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain for a very pretty view. We do offer a block of rooms on one floor of our buildings for pets. Thank you again for staying with us and please come back soon!

Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I loved getting away to the Peaks of Otter Lodge. The location is beautiful. There is plenty of hiking trails with various levels of difficulty. The rooms and public areas are super clean. The restaurant is good. Service is great! The view in the restaurant is spectacular. This is a lodge. The rooms are comfortable and rustic....

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had an "awesome" time for your weekend getaway. The hikes you mentioned include Sharp Top and Flat Top Mountain along with Harkening Hill which make up the three peaks of the Peaks of Otter. The Abbott Lake trail, Johnson Farm trail and Falling Water Cascades are also great hikes in our area. Thank you again for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall Stay great Food Excellent Room dated need update. Clerk told me that Lady Byrd Johnson Visited lodge when it opened in 1964. If She were alive to make a return visit I'm sure she'd recognize it.. Nice overall

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your piece of "Heaven" at our lodge. Our facility is a little dated but we are in the process of renovations. Our rooms were updated recently and our bathrooms are being renovated this winter. However, our guests come for the surroundings which are beautiful and timeless. Thanks again for staying with us and please come...

Reviewed February 16, 2017

Older, Park owned hotel. Could use some updating, as most NP accommodations need. Nice place to relax, food was good. Was there for a Valentines weekend. Restaurant wait staff seemed disorganized - but the wait staff was friendly, and the meal was real good. Yes, we would stay again.

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

The Valentine packages were very popular this year. We learned some lessons, and the restaurant will be better prepared the next time. We are doing some updates in our rooms. The bathrooms will be remodeled, and our WiFi is going to be improved. We are glad to hear you will stay with us again. Thank you again for your patronage,...

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We booked the Valentine Weekend package. Arrived Saturday afternoon, got checked in, and did some hiking. Enjoyed the view from the balcony, headed over to dinner, which was very nice, and came back to the room to enjoy the wine they had left in the room. Overall a great stay. The Wifi is fine for email don't plan on streaming....

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Terry D, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review

The Valentine packages were definitely a hit this February. The goodies along with the wine complemented the nice dinner that came with the package. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are working to improve our Wifi over the winter so it should be better by the time you come again (which we hope is soon!) Thank you again...

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Peaks of Otter Lodge

Address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
Location: United States > Virginia > Bedford
Price Range: $117 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Peaks of Otter Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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“All rooms have a view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles shonafreeman, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I would get a room in 1 of the 3 buildings. There are rooms in the lodge but we like being a little away from the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles EdG321, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I liked the bottom floors best - you can walk out the back of your room right to the lake.”
  • Old original cabin on property from the 1800's.
 of 5 bubbles X9792MFscottm, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“The rooms stretch out along the lake shore. The lower numbers are closest to the lodge, restaurant, gift shop, and other facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles GrandpaGene, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“We had a first floor, center overlook of lake. All rooms overlook the lake, however.”
 of 5 bubbles italywithamare, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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