Skyland Dining

Big Meadows Intermittent Power Outages

Starting Tuesday, April 9, there will be intermittent power outages in the Big Meadows area for three weeks due to extensive repairs. Outages will affect campground bathrooms. The visitor center and wayside have generators, but WiFi may be affected.

For the latest information about our available services, please visit our Service Updates page.

2024 Season: March 25 - December 1

Couple Eating Blackberry Ice Cream Pie in Shenandoah National Park Skyland's Pollock Dining Room serves wonderful regional specialties with farm-to-fork flavors and sumptuous views of the Shenandoah Valley. And considering the elevation of Skyland, it's only natural that Mile-High Blackberry Ice Cream Pie is a house specialty!

Experience outdoor dining at its finest and one of the best views you could imagine with our new Terrace Dining! After dinner, or any time, retire to the Mountain Taproom for drinks and conversation.

And, our Grab 'n Go is perfect for snacks and meals on the go!

Skyland Dining Options (Click Tabs For Details):

Pulled Pork Tacos at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park


  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 10 AM
  • Lunch: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Dinner: 5 PM to 9 PM
With the exception of select holiday and special events, reservations are not taken and service is provided on a first come, first served basis. For groups of 15 or more, we do not take group reservations. However, you are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the dining room opening so you can be in line. Our staff will try to seat your group as close together as possible, but cannot guarantee window seats or that everyone will be at one table.


Skyland Grab n Go snack bar
  • Open 7:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Located in Skyland's Pollock Dining Room lobby
  • Offers a variety of delicious sandwiches, snacks, pastries and beverages
  • Perfect for snacks or meals to go

Skyland Patio Dining

Visitors to Skyland have something new to enjoy this summer - outdoor patio dining! The newest addition to Skyland allows our guests to experience outstanding valley views while enjoying quality cuisine from the Pollock Dining Room.

Hours & Menus:

Patio dining is currently available during the summer months from 12 PM - 9 PM, weather permitting. Our patio seating is an extension of the Pollock Dining Room and operates with the same menus.



  • Open 2:30 PM to 10 PM


Enjoy live entertainment during the summer months at Skyland's Mountain Taproom! Performances begin at 7:00 PM, and end at 9:00 PM, except where otherwise noted. These events are free to attend for all guests. We hope to see you here!

2024 schedule:

April 19 - Tommy Rueckert
April 20 - Timothy Seaman
April 23 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
April 26 - Jeff Marble
April 27 - Davis Bradley Bluegrass

May 3 - Sculps
May 4 - Dwight Martin
May 7 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
May 10 - Mike McCray
May 11 - Rich Follett
May 17 - Scott Bouldin
May 18 - Dwight Martin
May 21 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
May 23 - Davis Bradley Bluegrass
May 24 - Timothy Seaman
May 25 - Sculps
May 30 - Jeff Marble
May 31 - Rich Follett

June 7 - Scott Bouldin
June 8 - Timothy Seaman
June 11 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
June 14 - Rich Follett
June 15 - Davis Bradley Bluegrass
June 18 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
June 21 - Tommy Rueckert
June 22 - Mike McCray
June 25 - Shenandoah Valley Cloggers (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
June 28 - Rich Follett
June 29 - Sculps

Davis Bradley Bluegrass

Davis Bradley BluegrassKathy Davis and Bradley A. Bishop are a Bluegrass duo that offer smooth harmonies with an acoustic blend created by a musical chemistry that they share. They have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience that is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone!

Dwight Martin

Dwight Martin is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter from Harrisonburg, VA. His performances are energetic, fun, and full of audience favorites. Dwight covers hits from various decades including classic rock, pop, blues, and a few country tunes. After playing with bands in the east and mid-west, Dwight now entertains full time as a one-man-band show.

Mike McCray

Mike McCray - Shenandoah National ParkAfter years of playing various styles of music in several different bands, Mike decided to go solo with his own type of music. For lack of a better term, it can be called contemporary folk, but with influences ranging from traditional American to swing, and from bluegrass to rock, his is not your normal coffee-house folk. An educator, historian, writer and farmer, Mike uses the songs he has collected and composed to tell stories that make you think, laugh, remember and learn. He's been playing in Shenandoah National Park for 15 years now.

Rich Follett

Richard Follett - Shenandoah National ParkRich performs easy-on-the-ears acoustic folk music. His song list includes familiar tunes from the 1920s to the present as well as his original compositions, which offer insightful lyrics and inviting melodies you will want to hear over and over again. Rich is a public school teacher whose program is punctuated with interesting anecdotes and true stories from his classroom experiences. One of Rich's CDs received the following review from "Rich Follett's melodies are not only soothing to listen to, his lyrics speak right to your heart with feelings only he seems to be able to put to words. His voice is like velvet, and people just want to stop and hear it."

Shenandoah Valley Cloggers

Shenandoah Valley CloggersThe Shenandoah Valley Cloggers Inc., formed in 1984, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian clogging, a distinctive form of American folk dance, which encompasses many different traditions of step dances with Scottish, English, Dutch and German roots. To entertain a variety of ages, the troupe’s music includes everything from bluegrass, to country, to pop, to old time rock ‘n’ roll. Since 1984, the troupe has been performing on select evenings at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park. The troupe is made up of 14 dancers, ranging in age from mid-20s to late 60s, all focused on their love of clogging and the enjoyment of entertaining.

Tim Seaman

Tim SeamanTimothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Virginia has performed on hammered dulcimer and other instruments for the Park for over twenty years, and collaborated with the Park to produce the original CD Here On This Ridge. A teacher, backpacker, and son of biologists, he crafts unique and moving musical expressions of nature and heritage that have inspired countless visitors with Blue Ridge content and meaning!

Tommy Reuckert

Tommy Rueckert - Shenandoah National ParkTommy has been performing in the DC area for many years, with various songs featured on Mary Cliff's Traditions show on PBS and on Dick Cerri's Music Americana Showcase. He has opened for national acts such as Odetta at the Cellar Door, Grover Margaret and ZaZuZaz at Desperados, Tim Eyerman and the East Coast Offering at Eskimo Nells, and more recently for the Street Back Sisters at Jammin' Java in Vienna. He has released two albums/CDs, "The Journey" and "Beneath a Tree" with songs co-written by his sister Carla. The heart of his music is the golden age of pop/folk from the 70s, but he ventures into newer music upon request. Other than Big Meadows and Skyland - his favorite places to play - Tommy performs every Saturday night at Boccato Gelato and Espresso in Arlington, VA. If you live in the DC area he would love for you to stop by and bring some Shenandoah spirit with you!
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