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Overview of Big Meadows Lodge

Big Meadows Lodge

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

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
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Mile 51.2 Skyline Drive, Luray, VA, 22835

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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About this area


Located in Luray, Big Meadows Lodge is in the mountains and in a national park. Rapidan Camp is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Rose River Falls and Dark Hollow Falls. Jordan Hollow Stables and The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns are also worth visiting. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails, rock climbing, and horse riding. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

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 - 33 min drive
  • Rapidan Camp - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 129 min drive


  • Spottswood Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • New Market Taproom — 1 min walk
  • Big Meadows Wayside — 2 min walk
  • Big Meadows Wayside — 2 min walk
  • New Market Taproom — 19 min walk

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.
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
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

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


  • Banquet hall
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 7 and April 29.


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 11.0 per night

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.

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 30 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 330 reviews
5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 118 out of 330 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 91 out of 330 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 45 out of 330 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 18 out of 330 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was convenient and walkable to get to where I needed to be. Parking was very convenient. The bed was comfortable. Adequate choices on the menu. Servers were friendly and efficient. The room was small and basic. The room was damp and clothing did not dry out.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Facilities need update.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Rooms not great but beautiful scenery!
Picturesque property. Very nice camping vibe. However, rooms need love. Bathrooms small and moldy. No a/c and could not even open windows because screens were so loose that the bugs got it. We brought fans so it helped.. but fresh air would have been nice. Beers on the deck of the main lodge were amazing. The property would great if they just updated the rooms a bit.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was quiet, peaceful, beautiful views. The staff was very friendly and helpful
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021