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kbernh from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Nov, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
An end of season stay.
We stayed three nights at Skyland one week before Thanksgiving. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and we felt that precautions were taken regarding Covid-19. However, the throw rug in our room had a lot of white dog hair on it. I can't say that the restaurant at the lodge offered a varied menu and what we ate was average. This may be there were fewer offerings because it was the last week of the season.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Published Date: Nov, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
My husband and I decided to spend a quiet night after visiting the Shenandoah park and that's why I wanted to spend one night in this hotel, but wow, how disappointed we were. The hotel is old and run down, the price they charge per night is really high considering that the hotel is outdated and dirty. Despite all that we decided to stay, but our biggest surprise and disappointment came when we were in the room, I got into bed and within minutes I felt on my back that something had bitten me and when I got up I was horrified, it was a flea, of course I decided to make a complaint at the front desk, a nice the lady at the front desk had no problem in canceling the reservation and returning the money. I do not recommend the hotel at all, it needs a lot of remodeling work in all the facilities.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Location: 3
- Service: 1
nursekathyi from: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Pleasantly surprised! Exceeded expectations.
My husband and I planned an impromptu trip to Shenandoah Park in early October 2020 and booked the only available room left at Skyland. Based on the pictures and reviews, I did not have high expectations but, for 1 night, I figured it would be okay. I purposely took photos to share so travelers could have updated information. While our room was definitely "lodge like" it surpassed our expectations. The room was very clean and offered nice bathroom amenities. We had a room in one of the lower buildings looking out over the valley (spectacular). It had a small private deck with 2 chairs and a small table. Big enough for the 2 of us and glasses of wine! The restaurant also surpassed our expectations (pulled pork sandwich was delicious) and the gift shop had a nice selection of clothing, home decor, and snacks. The coffee shop in the lobby was very good and the staff at the front desk went above and beyond. Skyland was a great midway stopping point, allowing us to spend more time exploring the northern portion of Skyline Drive on Day 1, having a nice relaxing evening and dinner at Skyland, then exploring and hiking the southern portion of Skyline Drive on Day 2. The only downside is that it was quite pricey (thus the 4 stars instead of 5), perhaps because it was a last minute booking or it was a popular time of year to visit the park.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 2
- Service: 5
513katharines from: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Published Date: Nov, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
I was not sure what I was getting into after reading reviews on here but a little bit of nature wasn't going to scare me off. I am glad it didn't! I had an awesome room for me and my pup at Skyland. It was very clean and not a bug in site, with the most beautiful views from just laying in bed. They also had bath and body works toiletries in the bathroom which was a nice touch. The only downfall which was not Skyland's fault was that the wind was so noisy! But what did I expect being up in a mountain.
The restaurant also had good breakfast and dinner options and even a little grab and go if you didn't want to do the whole sit down meal thing. The serving staff were all so nice as well! The little gift shop also had everything you would need. I recommend and I will surely be returning!
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
TXMARTINS from: Atlanta, Georgia
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Lovely cabin in the woods!
Loved this resort as we tucked back into a cabin with a separate bedroom and enjoyed a fire by night as the kids slept. The staff came & started a fire & we curled up to read with vents open to allow in some cooler air. Easy parking, bathrooms recently updated & dining room with great COVID precautions in place. Overall a fantastic place to stay in the heart of Shenandoah.