This is our third time staying at the Meadow Lane Lodge and Cottages. At the past 2 visits it was run by the owner, Glenn Hirsch. We were hesitant about going again (as it was perfect before!) now that it is overseen by an outfitting company (Natural Retreats), but it was great! This time we traveled with family, another adult couple, so we stayed in the Car Barn Cottage. It was charming, very clean, and well appointed with enough kitchen supplies that we were able to eat in several nights. The bedrooms are identical, each with a full bath, and there is a large living room / kitchen with comfortable seating. Natural Retreats kindly stocked the refrigerator with eggs, milk, and butter to get us started. Their "welcome hamper" was full of goodies and a very pleasant wine. We ran into the concierge, Tiffany, most days and she always inquired about any needs we might have and stressed that we could call her any time. Having been to Meadow Lane before we were fairly self-sufficient. One member of our group fished their renowned portion of the Jackson River for 1/2 of each day. The trout were definitely available to the skilled angler. The rest of our group enjoyed long walks, birding, photography, the friendly farm animals and a deep sense of relaxation.
We will surely return. Natural Retreats is doing a fine job maintaining the idyllic ambience of Meadow Lane that calls us back again and again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a break in a remarkably beautiful wilderness location with the new residences at Virginia Hot Springs, set amongst the 11,500 acre preserve. This stunning and iconic region is richly historic and provides the perfect setting for our luxurious and comfortable cabins and cottages. You’ll find a wealth of activities within your reach, including many hiking trails, horseriding paths, a skiing, snowboarding and tubing area, fly fishing rivers, golf courses and plenty of local entertainment to help make your holiday unique. The retreat is surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains at the southwest edge of the Old Dominion. The Nature Conservancy’s Warm Springs Mountain Preserve and the George Washington National Forest also border the area, providing stunning views and landscapes to explore in every direction. ... more less