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Peaks of Otter Lodge +

85554 Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedford, VA 24523

(866) 387-9905

Located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Peaks of Otter Lodge is located in a naturally serene location with the pristine Abbott Lake and majestic Sharp Top Mountain as the backdrop. The lodge and restaurant are open weekends (Friday through Sunday) during the winter months of December through early April and every day from mid-April through November.

Our location on the Parkway is ideal for visitors to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding quaint communities and cities. Take a leisurely drive along the Parkway to experience breathtaking views. Visit regional wineries, museums and galleries that are nearby.

Peaks has meeting space to accommodate up to 55 people. It’s a great venue for a manager’s retreat or small, intimate social gathering. Call the Group Sales Office at 866-383-2922 for information.

All rooms have a view of Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain and are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, TVs, AC, and clock radios. There are no in-room phones but there are house phones in the service areas. Cell service reception is not available at the lodge, but calls can be received at the front desk – 540-586-1081. All rooms and public area plus 25 feet from buildings are smoke-free environments.

The Lake View Restaurant features the popular Friday Night Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet and the Sunday Brunch. Menu items focus on healthy fresh and organic ingredients.

For more information, visit www.peaksofotter.com or call (866) 387-9905. 

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