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Peaks of Otter Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
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Smithfield, Virginia
1 review
“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer M
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Carrollton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: I believe all rooms face the mountain
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark R
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Angie F
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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Albert K
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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Room Tip: 2nd floor first choice or if want to walk directly out to lake from back door choose a center lower...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great place to stay in the mountains. Quiet and beautiful. Great walking path around the lake and an option to walk up or bus up the mountain. We saw otters, deer and hawks. .First floor is a must so that you can walk out to the lake and sit on the porch

Room Tip: first floor to walk out.
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Green Features: Very green with towel program and biodegradable products. Guests are encouraged to be eco friendly.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff K
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Westbrook, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I stopped here along our motorcycle trip from ME to SC. We'd experienced thundershowers in Wanesboro, VA and didn't start up the Blue Ridge until 5:30pm. It was a huge relief to learn that we could stay at a lodge along the way, without even having to descend to find a motel. Our check-in experience was a little slow, but well worth the wait. There was also an attached restaurant, although service there was quite slow in the evening. The views down to Lake Abbott from our room and also from the restaurant were awesome, and I would have enjoyed staying longer to do some hiking in the area. We had a first floor room, with back door opening fight onto the lawn overlooking the lake. I definitely recommend this facility to other travelers and look forward to returning there again in the future.

Green Features: A good idea, although we only stayed for one night.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debby K
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Dana M, Front Office Manager at Peaks of Otter Lodge, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you as our guest again!

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Property: Peaks of Otter Lodge
Address: 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523-6067
Location: United States > Virginia > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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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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