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Central and Western Virginia Hotels

Skyland Resort

Pros

  • Stunning scenery
  • Alternative to in-park camping

Cons

  • Must plan far in advance
  • No phones or TVs in many rooms
  • Closed in winter

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

At the highest point on Skyline Drive (3,680 feet, milepost 41.7), with views across the Shenandoah Valley, this facility has lodging that ranges from rustic cabins and motel-style rooms to suites. This resort is one of three different properties within the park: Big Meadows Lodge (milepost 51.0), originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is in a spectacular setting surrounding by grassy meadows full of deer and wildlife. Lewis Cabins (milepost

57.5) is the real deal—very rustic cabins for an authentic outdoor adventure. Since these three properties in the park are in sought-after locations, you'll need to book up to a year in advance. There's no air-conditioning, but days above 80°F are rare at this altitude.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Skyland Resort, Milepost 41.7, Skyline Dr., Luray, Virginia, 22835, USA

Phone:

800-778–2851

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Dec.–mid-Mar.
  • 177 rooms

Updated 12/31/1969

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Jul 31, 2008

I love this place!!!

I was so impressed with Skyland Resort! I didnt' have very high expectations, given the fairly low price, but it is wonderful here! The staff was super-nice and helpful- very accommodating! The room was very clean and much nicer than I had thought it would be. The restaurant was great- nice menu, great service, etc. And of course, you're sitting in the middle of the absolutely gorgeous Shenandoah National Park, so the atmosphere is beyond compare!

I highly recommend this place! We stayed only one night, but for only $189 we got a room with a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley from our balcony and dinner and breakfast for two at their wonderful restaurant. It's $15 entrance into the park, but money so well spent!

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Jul 21, 2005

Skyland Lodge - Traditional Room - Not for Summer

We just got back from a trip to DC and then the Shenandoah National Park. We were so looking forward to relaxing in the park after the hustle and bustle of the city. This site mentions that there is no a/c, however the official site does not. So, we were unaware that the lodge was not air-conditioned. I booked the room based on the information on the official site. I can see this wouldn't be a problem in the cooler months, but July was unbearable.

No ceiling fan, no fan to check out from the front desk, and no cross-ventilation. The huge windows you see in the picture on the official site, can not be opened. The only window is a small window in the door and an even smaller window near the bathroom. If you plan to stay in a tent or one of their cabins, you should be fine. Just make sure to ask if there are multiple windows you can open. I would stay away from the traditional rooms in the lodge until the weather cools off. Otherwise, you are in for a very uncomfortable stay. The room itself was fine. It was rustic, but clean. The park was beautiful and we enjoyed the many overlooks and the abundant wildlife.

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