Recently stayed at the Peaks of Otter Lodge for one night during a Blue Ridge Parkyway/Skyline Drive road trip. The group was my 84 year old grandfather, my father and me. We had adjoining rooms (king and two queen).
This property is perfectly situated off the parkway, overlooking a quiet and peaceful lake and the idyllic Sharp Top Mountain. All of the rooms to my knowledge are situated for a perfect view, which was perfect for my Papa who immensely enjoyed taking in the view from his balcony. The highlight for me was the areas three primary hiking trails, steps away from the door.
This contract was recently taken over by Delaware North Companies and I understand they had an uphill climb. While the lodge itself still has a way to go before being considered "modern" they have recently made upgrades with flat screen TVs (which aren't needed with all the natural beauty) and were working on wireless internet. Keurig machines in each room were a nice surprise. I would recommend doing away with the old bedspreads next. The front desk, gift shop, restaurant and grounds crew are very friendly, happy with their jobs and well trained to run the place. The restaurant itself was good but not great, we all played it safe and ordered very simple dishes. Had the good fortune of running into the new GM after dinner and he is also completely dedicated to improving the lodge. The management at Peaks of Otter Lodge is definitely on the right track.
Bottom line - remember that you are within a National Park in a rural setting and enjoy the natural scenery without letting small details bother you, don't be quickly thrown off by mediocre reviews from the past, they are actively working on improvements. Try Peaks of Otter Lodge for yourself.
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