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.
May 24, 2002
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.
May 11, 2002
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.
Apr 1, 2002
Wonderful rustic property- rooms comfortable. Fabulous hiking. Food is dreadful. Starve or eat elsewhere (like Lexington, Va- can find good food there).