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Central and Western Virginia Hotels

Peaks of Otter Lodge

  • 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy. Map It


  • Restaurant and lounge on-site
  • ADA-accessible rooms
  • Nice views


  • May be too rustic for some
  • Must reserve far in advance

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

This unpretentious, peaceful lodge is so popular in the fall that reservations are accepted beginning October 1 for the following year (but it's open year-round). Every room looks out on Abbott Lake from a private terrace or balcony, and their interiors have a folksy quality. Nestled between two of the three peaks of its namesake, the lodge was built in 1964. In non-winter months a complimentary bus takes you to Sharp Top Mountain if you prefer not to hike, and you can

see the same mountaintop from the lodge's Lake View Restaurant.

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Hotel Information


85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy., , milepost 86, Rte. 664, Box 489, Bedford, Virginia, 24523, United States

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540-586–1081; 800-542–5927

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 63 rooms

Updated 12/31/1969


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By April

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May 24, 2002

I wish people would learn manners!

We were looking so forward to a weekend away with no TV or phones! Well, the people who had the room beside ours decided they could not live for two nights without TV! It blared nonstop from the time we got there until the time we left. The walls must be paper thin because we could hear the TV and them yelling at each other! In addition, their kids ran in and out of the room (with the door slamming each time) constantly. Otherwise, the rooms

were clean and had a great view of the lake and mountains. The food in the restaurant was OK, but nothing to brag about.

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By Sue

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May 11, 2002

The views are priceless

Very rustic, but rooms are roomy and have a patio or balcony with great views. Not a lot of amenities but wonderful spot despite that. Great trails - easy to hard, a lake with fishing - wish we had more than one night. Great bus ride up the mountain! Food only mediocre, but not bad.

By Edith

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Apr 1, 2002

Great views and atmosphere

Wonderful rustic property- rooms comfortable. Fabulous hiking. Food is dreadful. Starve or eat elsewhere (like Lexington, Va- can find good food there).

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