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Big Meadows Lodge
Published Date: Nov, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Room Renovations and Maintenance
Traditional two double bed room but baseboard heat not working and circuit breaker reset but then must have gone out again within hours. Wall heat not working so used one small portable heater. One bulb in overhead light so bring your own but watch for the dead bugs in the fixture while changing it. Few room areas with dust, hair, rust, peeling paint.
Mostly room clean, beds comfortable, towels soft, shower curtain newish and hot water low pressure readily available. Room pluses include portable humidifier (guest left before?) and USB or 3 prong charging outlets as well as small coffee pot, blow dryer, if you need in summer large standing fan, iron and ironing board. Two albeit old chairs available and bathroom lighting bright which were both a plus.Guests around us must have been quiet because rarely heard them.
Staff all pleasant, check in and out smooth, food in dining room okay for the price.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4
Mike B from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Semi-Rustic, Nostalgic, Back to Nature
Arrived during the fall peak. The views and hiking were spectacular. $250 per night for a two-queen bed room plus box lunches was worth it. The main lodge played 40's music to celebrate 80 years. The food was okay but understandably pricey. The night sky was magnificent. Fireplaces in cabins and main lodge. The interior and back door handles s tohould be upgraded or repaired. The water pressure was low but adequate for showers. Don't drink the water. Drink bottled water instead. The restaurant water tasted okay.
Barbara W from: Smithfield, Virginia
Published Date: Oct, 29, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Beautiful property, rooms need renovations
We have stayed in many lodges and I have to say this was the most disappointing.
"Preferable" room was in need of a LOT of maintenance. A half hour wait for lunch for ANYONE, including those staying at lodge. Long lines at dinner so we opted for the VERY brightly lit pub downstairs. Unfortunately, frozen pizzas and lots of junk food were the only choices but we weren't willing to get on the line that ran all the way out the front door for dinner. This place could be spectacular with a little bit of love and consideration for people staying at the inn. At $279. for the room, you expect something more than broken screens and a broken fireplace screen.
Won't be going back.
Sjmodo from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 28, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Like all national park lodges there needs to be an expectation of rustic-ness. The rooms were cute and very old school. They were small, clean and had comfy bedding. The check in area and was good and efficient. There is seating in the lodge near the fireplace or outside on the balcony overlooking the valley below. The foliage around the lodge is beautiful in late October.
andywE8035LS from: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 27, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
My wife have stayed at quite a few National Park Hotels and this is one of the best. Not overwhelming or stunning but just quaintly spectacular. The view from the lodge room is fantastic and at night turns into a homey feel that just washes the stress away. Take a walk or ride up the rode to the namesake Big Meadow at night and take in the Milky Way. Your room will and the overall wood decor will make you feel like you are camping while you actually are in the complete comfort of the lodge. Go and enjoy!