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Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, linens
Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, linens
Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, linens
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHarry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center2 min walk
    Popular LocationRose River Falls4 min drive
    Popular LocationDark Hollow Falls11 min drive
    AirportCharlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)60 min drive
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    4.4/5 guest room rating

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About this area


Big Meadows Lodge is located in Luray. Rapidan Camp is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Rose River Falls and Dark Hollow Falls. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails, horse riding, and rock climbing. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center - 2 min walk
  • Rose River Falls - 4 min drive
  • Dark Hollow Falls - 11 min drive
  • Shenandoah National Park - 30 min drive
  • Rapidan Camp - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportWashington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD) - 129 min drive


  • Spottswood Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • New Market Taproom — 1 min walk
  • New Market Taproom — 19 min walk
  • Spottswood Dining Room — 19 min walk
  • Pollock Dining Room — 20 min drive

About this property

Big Meadows Lodge

3-star eco-friendly hotel near Dark Hollow Falls
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a lobby fireplace are onsite. Rooms offer coffee makers and showers.
Big Meadows Lodge offers 97 accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: USD 10-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Banquet hall
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available



Check-in from 3 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats only
2 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 11.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 1.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Utility surcharge: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 11.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Big Meadows Lodge Hotel
Big Meadows Lodge Hotel Luray
Big Meadows Lodge Luray
Big Meadows Luray
Big Meadows Lodge Hotel
Big Meadows Lodge Luray
Big Meadows Lodge Hotel Luray

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Big Meadows Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Big Meadows Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Big Meadows Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Big Meadows Lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Big Meadows Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Big Meadows Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at Big Meadows Lodge?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Big Meadows Lodge located?
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Dark Hollow Falls and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Rose River Falls. Rapidan Camp and Stony Man are also within 12 mi (20 km).
5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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This place was great. Definitely felt like a cozy mountaintop cabin, but with clean and modern amenities - where it counts. Comfy bed, in-room thermostat, updated bath/shower. Good simple food at the lodge, truly incredible views and very friendly staff. I also felt like they were on top of safety precautions regarding COVID. All around, a really nice experience. The only thing I missed was maybe a fire outside or even in the lodge for the cabins that don’t have a fireplace.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
The entire place is VERY dated. Small rooms, dirty, no wifi. The food was very expensive and not very good
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Location and the toiletries wer good. Bathroom and the shower bat tub is so old and clogged. I didn't ave the pleasure of enjoying a good shower cos of the stinky cloggy tub. Definitely not worth the 150$ I paid for one night stay for that room
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Expedia listed the check-in time as 3pm, but it really is 4:30pm. My husband and I were checked in at 4:35pm after waiting 1.5hrs on site and there was a long line bc cleaning staff was running behind and didn’t update the front desk. There were spider webs in the rooms and visible dust and hair in the sink, tub and on 1 towel, some corners of the floor too. You could tell the rooms were not being properly wiped down and dusted which is especially concerning due to covid. We heard grounds staff being paged when walking yo our room asking for certain cleaning staff to help out. It seems that cleaning/running behind is an issue here. We were upgraded and the staff was very kind to us. The upgraded room was modern and beautiful, but it still wasn’t very clean. Wifi is basically nonexistent, but that is OK bc we were there for 2 days to unplug and enjoy nature and each other. There is no hot breakfast, but Skyland’s has a great hot breakfast and is a 15min drive. If cleaning is done better, bc it clearly isn’t, this place would be a 5/5. The staff is extremely nice. Especially the front desk lady who worked Sunday night 09/13/2020 around 9pm and the security guard. I would rate this 4/5 (minus 1 star to improve cleaning and maybe spray some febreze or a plug-in in the room)
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The photos of this lodge are deceiving. Property is very dated and needs a "refresh"/"facelift". The restaurant is very overpriced for what appeared to be frozen food. Service in the restaurant was poor.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

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