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Overview of Big Meadows Lodge

Big Meadows Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Dark Hollow Falls

7.0/10 Good

404 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
Mile 51.2 Skyline Drive, Luray, VA, 22835
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Meeting room
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Wedding services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Banquet hall
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
  • Kids' menu

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Luray Caverns - 51 min drive
  • Shenandoah National Park - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) - 60 min drive
  • Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional) - 61 min drive
  • 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

Enjoy your visit to Luray with a stay at Big Meadows Lodge. The pub is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Spottswood Dining Room, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fellow travelers say good things about the bar and local sightseeing.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 97 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 11 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1939
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.

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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 1.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Utility surcharge: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 7 and April 29.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 11.0 per night


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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Big Meadows Lodge Hotel
Big Meadows Lodge Hotel Luray
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Frequently asked questions

Is Big Meadows Lodge currently open?
The property is closed between November 7 and April 29.
Does Big Meadows Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Big Meadows Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Big Meadows Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Big Meadows Lodge?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Big Meadows Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Big Meadows Lodge?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Big Meadows Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing.
Are there restaurants at or near Big Meadows Lodge?
Yes, Spottswood Dining Room offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hawksbill Diner (8.6 mi), Addie's Corner (9.1 mi), and Pollock Dining Room (9.1 mi).
What's the area around Big Meadows Lodge like?
Big Meadows Lodge is located a short 2-minute walk from Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable room, gorgeous view, access to wilderness
Timothy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Autumn leaf peeping
Dated, but that’s to be expected! A few ants; again, for a mountain lodge in a national park, not unexpected. We had a good time and we were right in the heart of the park.
William, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overnight stay inside Shenandoah National Park
Good location inside national park. Historic building. Basic park lodge, no frills but comfortable clean room.
Barbara, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pleasant overnight stay.
It's a fun experience to stay at the Lodge inside the park. That being said, its rustic and the walls are paper thin. We read that and expected it going in. Therefore, we had a great time. Just FYI.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rustic but clean and comfortable. I had an excellent trout dinner in the dining room.
Thomas, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great Place for Sunset and Stargazing
Everyone was lovely and the room was clean enough. I didn't expect luxury, I expected rustic. The shower was so great after a hard day of strenuous hiking. The views were AMAZING. The lodge is so picturesque. I didn't try the food or get a drink in the Tap Room which I wish I had.
MATTHEW, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

This is an old mountain lodge. Beautiful location but the lodge could use a lotvof tlc. Our room smelled of mold and we had mice! Long wait to check in and for restaurant. We opted for the taproom instead
brenda, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Too Rustic
Too rustic for me. The property definitely needs a lot of work.
1-night trip
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