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big-bill3 from: Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Published Date: May, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
a great location and an entertaining cabaret
we stayed a couple of nights on our drive from Philadelphia to Kentucky. A good base from which to walk the park. we had a room overlooking the valley, which was beautiful both in the day and at night.
the evenng entertainment was a local Clogging dance group
mbarkley123 from: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Published Date: May, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
Be careful making reservation
Be very careful when planning your trip to Skyland. Once you make your reservation, they do not hold your reservation with a credit card. The full amount of the reservation is charged to your credit card immediately, which they say will be refunded to you if you cancel up to 72 hours prior to your check-in date. However, I cancelled my reservation one month prior to my scheduled check-in date, and I have been waiting 6 weeks for a refund. I called the reservation office twice and each time was promised a refund would be made within "7-10 business days". That was a month ago. No one from Skyland has contacted me with an explanation of what the problem is. This would have been my first trip to Skyland, but if this is an indication of their service, I won't be planning another trip there.
Sue L from:
Published Date: Jan, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Incredible views of the valley below
Skyland Resort, located along the Skyline Drive in Virginia, is a basic amenities stay but no frills. Definitely not a 5 star place, but was never intended to be. At night, you can look into the Shenandoah valley below to the west and see the twinkling of lights from homes/businesses there, follow low lying clouds as they travel in one direction or another. It's not a red carpet stay, but was not built as such. Enjoy what nature has, forget about not having internet/tv in your room (you could stay home at look at that stuff). Enjoy the surroundings. We've never had a problem with anything being out of line as far as cleanliness there.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
rgc-travel from: nc
Published Date: Dec, 29, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Rustic and comfortable
We stayed in a recently renovated room. It is expensive for what you get, but if you want to stay in the park it is clean and comfortable.it is one of two resorts in the park.there was bluegrass music in the lodge one night and breakfast in the lodge as well.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 2
- Service: 3
Published Date: Dec, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
It would have been a 5 star were it not for the filth.
Review is for a one bedroom cabin. This was our second stay at Skyland for fall foliage. The cabin itself is charming, although short on space to put stuff, especially in the bathroom. Last year I called ahead after reading reviews about dirty rooms. They did a good job of cleaning before we arrived and it was a good experience. This year I didn't call, and we found candy wrappers behind the bed, but easy to see. They had dust on them, so had been there for some time. Accumulated dirt next to beds, food wrappers and debris left on table of porch, tons of debris under LR sofa cushions. Much of it we didn't see until we were about to leave after our second night and realized how bad it was. Worst thing was, the bath sink had multi leaks and flooded the bath floor if the water was run. A waste basket couldn't catch it because it came from so many spots. They had to know about it from "cleaning" the room. Another thing is, there is no place to set a change of clothes in the bath, or anything else. Paid top dollar for peak season, although they did give a discount at checkout for the troubles. I will never return unless I know they have made huge changes in maintenance.
The good: Shenandoah is a fabulous National Park, and it's great to stay for sunrise/sunset. The restaurant is pricey, but decent food. Weeknight entertainment was a little to folksy for me, but I understand that they are catering to quite a diverse age group. Office and restaurant staff if very friendly and helpful.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 3