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Natural Bridge Hotel & Conference Center +

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane

Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(800) 533-1410

The Natural Bridge has been welcoming guests since 1804 when Thomas Jefferson built a 2 room log cabin to share with others the immense natural wonder he purchased from the King of England in 1774; visitors have included Presidents and even the King of France.

Situated adjacent to The Natural Bridge and its nature trail, the historic Natural Bridge Hotel & Conference Center features colonial style guest rooms with affordable rates, Blue Ridge Mountain views, the Colonial Dining Room serving breakfast and dinner, and meeting and banquet facilities.  Conveniently located on US 11 off I-81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natural Bridge Hotel is easy to get to, and an easy home base for exploring the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as Natural Bridge.  Pets are welcome.  Room reservations can be made on-line or by phone; discounted packages with breakfast and attraction passes can be purchased on-line at

Receptions, meetings, events, bus tours, retreats, reunions, school and youth groups, motorcycle clubs and events, and weddings (optional ceremony beneath the Bridge) of 10 to 350 people can all be accommodated on property. For information on affordable group packages visit

The Natural Bridge Hotel is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit 175 or 180; phone, 800-533-1410.

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