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Big Meadows Lodge +

Mile 51 on Skyline Drive - Shenandoah National Park

Luray, VA 22835

(877) 247-9261

Located in Shenandoah National Park at Mile 51 on the Skyline Drive, Big Meadows Lodge is located in the central section of the park with the highest concentration of visitor services available. Byrd Visitor Center, Big Meadows Wayside and Big Meadows campground are all located in this area.

Big Meadows Lodge is open 3:00 p.m. May 14 through noon on Sunday, November 2, 2014.  The lodge is closed during the winter.

Our location along Skyline Drive is ideal for visitors to explore over 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Experience breathtaking views from 75 overlooks along Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. Visit regional wineries, antique shops and museums and that are nearby.

Big Meadows has meeting space to accommodate up to 40 people. It’s a great venue for a managers' retreat or small, intimate social gathering. Call the Group Sales Office at 866-383-2922 for information.

We have 93 rooms ranging from historic main lodge rooms to comfortable, rustic motel like units to small, cozy historic cabins.  A limited number of suites and pet friendly rooms are also available. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, and clock radios. Some rooms have TVs and air conditioning.  There are no in-room phones but there are house phones in the service areas. Cell service reception is available from most rooms depending on your carrier.  Calls can be received at the front desk – 540-999-2222 and messages will be delivered to your room. All rooms and public area plus 25 feet from buildings are smoke-free environments.

The Spottswood Dining Room menu items focus on healthy fresh and organic ingredients.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served plus we offer a limited menu in the New Market Taproom from 2:00 to 10:30 p.m.  Free family-friendly nightly entertainment is also featured in the taproom.

Guided horseback rides depart daily from the Skyland Resort stables which is nine miles north of Big Meadows. Special events include weekly wine tastings and cooking demos; Shenandoah Mountain Guided Hikes and Rock Climbing/Rappelling from Skyland; monthly Night Skies presentations May through September in the big meadows area; Blackberry Delight event on July 26 and 15th Annual Apple Butter Celebration on September 20 held at Skyland Resort.

For more information, visit www.goshenandoah.com or call (877) 247-9261.

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

ArtsMart

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

WNC Pottery Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Homestead Hikers

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Homestead Quilters Exchange

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

12th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Music on Main

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 am
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 am
5

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 am
6

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 am
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center's Cyclo-Cross

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:00 pm

Lexington First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Shops at Old Salem Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

BINGO

Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Culpeper Magical History Tour

Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:30 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 am

6th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 am

58th Remembrance Day Parade

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 pm

Patrick County Music Association

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 4:00 pm

Annual Remembrance Illumination

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 pm
19

Dedication Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:30 pm
20

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm
21

The Polar Express™

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 21, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
22

The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:30 pm
24

The Polar Express™

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
25

The Polar Express™

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 pm
26

The Polar Express™

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:30 pm
27

The Polar Express™

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 am

2014 Union Drumstick DASH

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:30 pm
28

The Polar Express™

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
29

The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:30 pm
           

Highlights & Happenings

  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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