Peaks of Otter Lodge

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Overview of Peaks of Otter Lodge

Peaks of Otter Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain lodge with restaurant, near Jefferson National Forest

8.4/10 Very Good

581 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is $159
Price available on 7/6/2022
85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA, 24523
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Convenience store
  • Meeting room
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Picnic area
  • Wedding services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Jefferson National Forest - 1 min walk
  • Peaks of Otter Winery - 17 min drive
  • National D-Day Memorial - 23 min drive
  • Natural Bridge Zoo - 30 min drive
  • Virginia Safari Park - 33 min drive
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - 41 min drive
  • George Washington National Forest - 40 min drive
  • Berglund Center - 42 min drive
  • Roanoke Visitor Center - 43 min drive
  • St. Andrews Catholic Church - 43 min drive
  • Center in the Square - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional) - 43 min drive
  • Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) - 45 min drive

About this property

Peaks of Otter Lodge

Peaks of Otter Lodge puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Jefferson National Forest. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Peaks of Otter, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

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 SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 63 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Taking the kids

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1964
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Peaks of Otter - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 13.95 for adults and USD 7.95 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 7 and May 1.

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 11.0 per stay


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • 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.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Peaks Otter Lodge Bedford
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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Simple and perfect
This is a fantastic place to stay with all of the necessary amenities, a beautiful view, and clean and comfortable rooms (and great AC). The wifi is just strong enough to check email, text, and get directions to your next stop (or hike). The best part of the rooms is really the incredible view to sit and take in the beautiful scenery. I do wish there was a fridge in the room, but other than this, this hotel was one of my favorites during my 3 week long travels through the national parks.
Melissa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location, okay lodge
Beautiful lake front location, high in the mountains so delightfully cool. Great walking trails, right on the Blue Ridge parkway. Lodge rooms were very plain (cinder block construction, no rustic feel). Restaurant service limited due to not enough wait staff. Overall, a big step down from National Park Service lodges in Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Canyon.
David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent experience!
Beuatiful setting. Excellent food and service. C Puld not access internet at all but not a problem.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

A lovely location but the rooms need updating.
A beautiful location. The room was clean and comfortable but our bathroom was old with a broken shower. Service in the restaurant was slow.
Mrs M D, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

James, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Two thumbs up
Easy check in, friendly staff, great food in the dining room; room was clean and was well kept; firm bed and firm pillow.
Arthur, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Virginia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Superb Location
The Peaks of Otter Lodge is set in a fantastic location next to a lake and Sharp Top Mountain. The room had a balcony overlooking the lake. It also featured a HD TV with lots of channels (DIRECTV), Keurig coffee maker and free Wi-Fi (intermittent and slow). The only downside was the thin walls. Enjoyed a tasty evening meal and breakfast with a great view at the on-site restaurant.
View from the room balcony.
View from the restaurant.
Peaks of Otter Lodge.
R A, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff, location and weather
Michael, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

HOSOON, 1-night trip
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