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Historic Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
In Shenandoa Nat'l Park
Big Meadows Lodge is situated inside Shenandoah National Park at mile 51.2 along Skyline Drive. This historic lodge is open from mid-May thru early November.
In addition to the Spottswood Dining Room restaurant, Big Meadows Lodge features the New Market Taproom which is a bar/lounge.
All guestrooms include coffee/tea makers and clock radios. Hair dryers, iron and ironing boards are available upon request from the front desk.
Built in 1939 with stones cut from the Massanutten Mountains to the west, Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51.2) resists the temptation to interrupt the natural “feng shui” of things. The interior follows suit with wood paneling made from native chestnut trees that are now virtually extinct. No wonder the main lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1997.
With the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Region a little over an hour's drive away, Big Meadows Lodge offers an ideal location for lodging and cabin rentals. The main lodge, five cabins and six multi-unit buildings, are nestled in about 10 acres of park land. A variety of rooms & cabins give you plenty of options to choose from. In-room phones won’t interrupt the serenity of your surroundings (there are none). But if you must have Wi-Fi, it’s available free of charge to guests in the Great Room of the main building.
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Number of floors - 2
- Number of buildings/towers - 11
- Room service (limited hours)
- Number of meeting/conference rooms - 3
- Free outdoor parking
- Free RV, bus, truck parking
- Self parking
- Total number of rooms - 29
- Audiovisual equipment
- Business services
- Fireplace in lobby
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Picnic area
- Year Built 1939
- Smoke-free property
- Wedding services
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Free outdoor parking, Self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking
- Room Amenities
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer (on request)
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Clock radio
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Mountain view
Big Meadows Lodge features a full-service restaurant. The Spottswood Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special events such as Virginia Wine Tasting and Tea with the First Ladies: Lou Hoover and Eleanor Roosevelt and held in the dining room between meals.
The New Market Taproom bar/lounge is located in the main lodge where guests can unwind with a drink and is open 4 to 11pm daily. Food is available from a limited menu selection. Guests can enjoy family-friendly entertainment nightly from 9 to 10:30pm.
The Craft/Gift shop offer books, maps, adult & children clothing, hats, Virginia pottery, sundries, cameras, batteries, snacks, beverages, postcards, souvenirs and other jewelry.
The Big Meadows Wayside is located within walking distance of the main lodge. Books, maps, adult & children clothing, hats, Virginia pottery, jellies, jams & syrup, sundries, sunglasses, cameras, batteries, snacks, beverages, wines, beer, camping supplies, groceries, gasoline, postcards, souvenirs, other jewelry.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Racquetball/squash nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Bird watching on site
- Playground on site
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 11 AM
Check-out time is 3 PM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 11 per night
- Additional Details
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.