Hiking Shenandoah National Park a few weeks ago... Shenandoah has the best fall colors. I could go on a damp day but it was still so beautiful. Dark Hollow Falls is a gorgeous trail along Skyline Drive just past Big Meadow Lodge. It's about 3 miles total out and back. All downhill on the ways out as you follow along the stream and watch the water get more turbulent as you get closer to the falls. At the base there are a couple of trails that you can follow or you can head back up in the same direction that you came towards the parking lot. This hike can get really crowded in the summer but we went at the end of November and had the trail to ourselves for most of the hike. Riding on Skyline Drive Virginia! Riding on Skyline Drive Virginia! Riding on Skyline Drive Virginia! Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Crystal clear and freezing cold! One of the smaller waterfalls along the trail to Dark Hollow Falls Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Cruising Skyline Drive Shenondoa National Park yesterday! Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the AT in Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the AT in Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... Hiking the Rapidan Camp Trail In Shenandoah National Park Sunday... I found this scene just off the path down to Dark Hollow Falls in the Shenandoah National Park while on vacation a year ago. This is my favorite photo from that trip.
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Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Smoke-free property

Location

Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Dark Hollow Falls and 2 mi (3.1 km) from Rose River Falls. Bearfence Mountain and Rapidan Camp are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a picnic area are onsite.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer coffee makers and showers.

Renovations & Closures

The property is closed between 06 November and 10 May.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This eco-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Big Meadows Lodge is a smoke-free property.

  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1939 
  • Total number of rooms - 97 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Shower only 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Spottswood Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

New Market Taproom - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 11 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Fees

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
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
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
  • 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.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. 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.

Awards & 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.

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