Ratings based on 70 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from virginia

Old facility, too expensive

Posted Jul 7, 2014
It is a beautiful resort but feels like it is not maintained well. Cabins and buildings are old, room is smelly, no refrigerator in the room. The balcony with an amazing view is not safe for little kids, unfortunately. Dining is overpriced. $185 per two double beds room is too expensive for stay in those conditions.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 26, 2014
Not very nice but clean rpom I guess it is what you expect of national park
2 out of 5
by Alex from NC

Wonderful location in Shenandoah National Park

Posted May 24, 2014
Facility in need of serious upgrade. Rooms built in 1946 and being a Federally/ Government owned facility, has seen minimal if any upgrade. Wonderful location and views with congenial and helpful staff. Food served at dinner was average.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 24, 2014
Paper thin walls. People in next room had tv blaring at 2am
4 out of 5
for Families
by Shaumik from London, UK

Great location

Posted Nov 10, 2013
Pros: location, location, location. Also a kids play ground which was invaluable
Cons: would be nice to have a fridge
Location: good walks, even with toddlers
and perfectly acceptable hotel. Bit long in the tooth - its been there over 50 years, but everything works (though remember you don't get wifi in the bedrooms). We were in a preferred room with 2 queens as we have 2 kids and it was fine. great view over the valley. Was over $200 on the website, but £80 on expedia for some reason. Nice forest walk from the visitor centre with a treasure trail for my 3 yr old daughter - though would have been better if she were a few years older Great 10 minute hike to lookout from the hotel.
3 out of 5
by G L from Chicago, IL

Big Meadows Lodge

Posted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: The setting.
Cons: The bathroom.
Location: Sightseeing in the Shenandoah National Park, caverns.
It's a lovely old gal, the lodge, built during the CCC era of the '30s. It has a great room with a huge fireplace, but the furniture and its arrangement doesn't invite one to stay and rest or chat or read awhile (merely a big room with chairs). The restaurants' food was good and reasonably priced. Our room was the farthest one from the main lodge. While the furnishings were adequate and very clean, the heater/fan in the bathroom was very old, corroded and loud (I'm thinking original, late 50s when the building was erected). The per night rate was quite high for a room that was average at best.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Judy from Pennsylvania

Typical for a National Park

Posted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Renovate the hotel, have enough hot water.
Location: Location in the park. Driving Skyline Drive and hiking.
Room needed repairs; faucet on sink broken, door knob falling off, windows leaking air that the curtains were blowing, dresser drawer broken, water was a trickle in the shower, ran out of hot water. I could go on and on. Amenities were supposed to include a hair dryer. Needless to say I did not pack mine. There was no hair dryer in our room. I said something to the front desk and was told, "Well they are putting them in the rooms, I guess they didn't get to your room yet. Ha Ha." I then said, had I known that, I definitely would have packed one. I would have too was the clerks comment. At check out I was told I owed $6.00 when I asked for what? That would be for the utility charge and park tax that Expedia does not charge. When you stay at a National Park, you expect these "rip offs". As much as you are charged for the room, needed renovations should be taken care of.
4 out of 5
for Families
by DM from New York

Rustic lodge in the heart of the Skyline Drive

Posted Nov 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Big Meadows Lodge is a comfortable, picturesque lodge. Our room was very nice with a rustic decor perfect for our location. It's been around many years and could use a little updating in the bathrooms, especially the shower head which had a very weak spray making it difficult to rinse shampoo from your hair. By pouring cupfuls of water over my head I was able to speed up the process. Other than this, everything was great. The food at the restaurant was very good and the staff was pleasant. The location is great with several hiking trails nearby leading to beautiful scenic waterfalls. We would stay here again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Bill from Nj

Enjoyed the ambiance of the old lodge

Posted Oct 31, 2013
It was a great experience staying at the lodge nestled in the woods. Upon checking in we found deer at the back door of our room and saw bears near by. I found the lodge nice enough. However, a bit over priced. The staff was very nice. However it took 4 request to get a simple change in my reservation completed properly.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by ging from chicago

Mediocre room with huge cobwebs on drapes.

Posted Oct 30, 2013
Pros: Dining room was nice and food was decent.
Cons: Bathrooms could be updated.
Location: Park rangers were very knowledgeable about history of park and seemed to enjoy their job.
Staff not very friendly, maybe they're sad about season coming to an end....?