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Lewis Mountain Cabins
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 209 reviews
Rustic cabin stay in amazing location
User: lawrence_97 from: Reading, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 4, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 5
We were pleasantly surprised at the condition of our cabin knowing that stays in national parks are often very basic. The cabin was a good size, clean and tidy and no evidence of mice mentioned in other reviews. The bathroom is quite basic and water pressure not that great but it is in a remote location. The position at mile 57 on skyline drive makes this a perfect location to explore the many overlooks and hikes locally. The setting and views are superb and we enjoyed the wealth of birdlife around the cabin. Come prepared for the rural setting. You need to bring your own food, cooler and drinks. Ice and firewood are sold onsite.

Too Expensive for Mice
User: scodecoy from: Chatham, MA
Published Date: Apr, 3, 2024
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2024
Rating: 2
OK, it's a cabin in the middle of Shenandoah (good location) but there's no excuse for charging this kind of money for a place that has mice. They give a long speech when you check-in, warning you to store food properly but neglect to mention that even if you do, the mice will be running around all night - because they love the soap bars provided with the cabin. The proprietors need to hang a liquid soap dispenser instead and plug the holes letting in the critters. Better amenities in general (internet, bathroom) would also help.
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Needs deep clean and holes plugged
User: LounBee from: Verona, Wisconsin
Published Date: Oct, 31, 2023
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
Room was VERY dirty, dust hanging off the ceiling fan, old spider webs, mice were trying to chew through the wall and holes were everywhere. On the positive side, it was very quiet and I liked the patio out back with the fire pit and picnic table.
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bring your own oxygen
User: RuthH2126 from:
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 1
I rented a no-frills cabin at the Lewis Mountain Compound. I got cabin 15. While I think that staying at this cabin could be a lot of fun in the wintertime when shared with other hikers, it should be avoided in the summertime. There is absolutely no ventilation, the rug on the floor was covered in mice feces. I am aware that it is bear country but they can add a skylight that opens or fix the high windows that do exist and put bars on the lower windows which are currently boarded up. I could not breathe once the door was closed. The smell from the stove and musk from the mice was too much. Very very dirty. I slept in my car and left 2 days early. AVOID.
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Crazy Mouse in the House.
User: Geoffrey P from:
Published Date: Jul, 3, 2023
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023
Rating: 1
We had a restless mouse end up driving us out of our room, as it made so much noise running up and down the walls, along the window sill and the dresser we couldn't sleep. On top of that, it was a hot night in July and the ceiling fan broke, making the experience even worse. I get that we're in nature and there are going to be critters scurrying around the place, but they shouldn't be IN the cabin. The cabins aren't designed to be the lap of luxury, but that is not an excuse for what happened to us that night. According to the staff the Park service limits how they can combat these pests but this experience was unacceptable.
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