Overview of Big Meadows Lodge

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3.4 / 5
251 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant



Popular LocationRose River Falls4 min drive
Popular LocationDark Hollow Falls11 min drive
RestaurantBig Meadows Wayside2 min walk
RestaurantNew Market Taproom3 min drive
AirportCharlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)66 min drive

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  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
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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 rock climbing, horse riding, and hiking/biking trails. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rose River Falls - 4 min drive
  • Dark Hollow Falls - 11 min drive
  • Shenandoah National Park - 30 min drive
  • Rapidan Camp - 40 min drive
  • Shenandoah - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 129 min drive


  • Spottswood Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • New Market Taproom — 1 min walk
  • Big Meadows Wayside - 2 min walk
  • New Market Taproom - 3 min drive
  • Spottswood Dining Room - 3 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.

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

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


Hair dryer (on request)

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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 25 March 2020 to 11 June 2020 (dates subject to change).


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 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express

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 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 advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Is this property 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 this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this property 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).

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I loved the old world feel of the place. People were playing games with each other and having conversations. There were no electronics to be seen!

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Disliked: Staff & service

    We booked a room through Expedia. After driving 45 minutes, at dinner time to the lodge at the top of the mountain with two young kids, we were told they had not been receiving reservation communications from Expedia. Despite the email confirmation I showed them, they said were completely booked, had no rooms for us, and we'd have to drive back down the mountain to find another place to stay. They blamed Expedia for the problem - I've booked through Expedia many many times and never experienced any problem. There was no effort by the front desk to make the situation any better, such as a food voucher or help in finding another hotel. We were essentially just told "next time don't book through a third party." Eventually we made it to the Quality Inn in Luray, which had no view, hiking trails, or restaurant, but was clean with friendly staff.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


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      Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019