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Big Meadows Lodge
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Taproom is beyond excellent
User: Juli K from: Penns Grove, New Jersey
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 10, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
My husband and I did not stay at Big Meadows, but stated to each other how sorry we didn't and will the next time we go to Shenandoah NP. We walked into the lodge to go to the Taproom and you see the Great Room straight in front of you and it took my breath away! How beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned where we were staying and don't have. We went downstairs to taproom, chose out table and immediately George came over with menus. He returned to get our order within minutes! (Far cry better than the taproom and dining room where we were staying! ) He brought our drinks, again, within minutes! This taproom, by the way, was packed and to get quick service was wonderful! It also did not take long for our personal pizzas to come to the table! Oh HOW YUMMY it was. I had the pizza with apples on it and my husband had the pork and bbq. Who would have known any of the ingredients would go perfectly on a pizza, but they did. I highly, highly recommend this taproom!

Can't sleep in a sauna
User: Arthur C from:
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2022
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Room was nice with balcony but antiquated radiator heating wouldn't turn off, even with knob all the way closed. Room was like a sauna no matter what we tried, even with windows open in November. Could hardly sleep. Need to fix/update heating infrastructure, otherwise fine but can't sleep in a sauna

thank you Shenee!
User: Jola M from:
Published Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We took a week long vacation in Shenandoah park with anther couple. We stayed in another accommodation for the first part, and at the Meadows Lodge for the second part of the trip. In a middle of our trip, I needed to do an emergency work which required a full day of a good WiFi connection and a privacy. Shenee at the front desk at the lodge was amazing! With a short notice, she got me set up perfectly. She also gladly helped us with changes to our reservations. It might be just her job to do that, but she was very helpful and gracious, and she made a whole difference in our trip! Shenee is a keeper!
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Great location - but a mouse in the room
User: snapngo from: Glenelg, Maryland
Published Date: Oct, 24, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
We stayed in one of the cabin style rooms in October. Rustic decor but clean, except for a rodent problem. In the night I woke to a mouse running across my pillow, inches from my face. A few minutes later I heard it trying to get into our bags. We were able to chase it into a crack at the floor, which we then stuffed with towels - the rest of the night was mouse-free. In most respects, the room was okay. The room was clean and warm and we did have internet. A single-cup coffeemaker is supplied with 4 pods. The bathtub/shower worked well with dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body wash. However, it took around five minutes for the water to get hot. There's no TV or microwave and the walls are paper thin - you can easily hear conversations in the adjacent rooms. On the plus side - the location is great, you can park nearby, and the front desk gave us a discount on the rate because of the unwanted visitor.
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Poor service but great location.
User: 77lorif from: Bracknell, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Traditional feeling lodge - although the infrastructure was tired it had a charm to it. Sadly the young staff in the restaurant and reception were largely indifferent and terribly slow. The food was great and the Tap Room was fun. Basic but comfy rooms for the price. No TV or fridge but we didn’t mind that. Super location in the middle of the park with stunning views and near the Byrd Visitor centre.

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