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Big Meadows Lodge

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Overview of Big Meadows Lodge

Big Meadows Lodge

3.0 star property

7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
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

Room options

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. Explore all the area has to offer with rock climbing, horse riding, and hiking/biking trails. 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
  • Rapidan Camp - 40 min drive
  • Shenandoah - 65 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Big Meadows Wayside - 2 min walk
  • Spottswood Dining Room - 19 min walk
  • New Market Taproom - 19 min walk
  • Pollock Dining Room - 20 min drive
  • Addie's Corner - 20 min drive

About this property

Big Meadows Lodge

3-star eco-friendly hotel in the mountains
Located close to Dark Hollow Falls and Rose River Falls, Big Meadows Lodge provides a fireplace in the lobby, a bar, and a restaurant. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a banquet hall
  • Guest reviews say good things about the bar
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Recycling, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

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
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

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

Restaurants on site

  • Spottswood Dining Room
  • New Market Taproom


  • Banquet hall
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

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.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 7 and April 29.

Access methods

Host will greet you


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

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. This fee does not apply to children under 18 years of age.
  • Utility surcharge: USD 4.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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 Big Meadows Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 30 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 4:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

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).

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.




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8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overall enjoyed the lodge

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

8/10 Good


10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really wonderful space to enjoy fall leaves! Restaurant has good meals and everyone is very kind. Do beware that there are lots of steps to some rooms and no elevator! I got lucky - I can’t walk steps and they found me a replacement room that kept me from having to leave. I’m ver appreciative of the efforts made.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kevin, Philadelphia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and taproom was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Ronald H, Greensboro

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
I have been coming to Big Meadows since the 1950s. It is a old Historic Lodge and that needs to be considered. It has aged well since it opened in 1939. I have many fond memories.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable room, gorgeous view, access to wilderness
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The views were phenomenal. The restaurant had hardy cuisine and generous portions. The staff were all very friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

xiufen, Hillsborough

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We could hear next door neighbors talking and snoring.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022