Big Meadows Lodge

Book your reservation online today or call 877-847-1919.

2018 Season May 9 - Nov 4

Big Meadows Lodge is located one mile from the large, grassy meadow at mile 51 on Skyline Drive - a meadow which is ideal for gorgeous night skies viewing.

Lodging accommodations range from small, rustic cabins and main lodge rooms to comfortable traditional and preferred rooms. Pet-friendly rooms are available at an additional cost of $25 per pet per night. A maximum of two pets (dogs or cats only) allowed.

While there are no in-room phones, cell service is available depending on your provider. An ATM, the Spottswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom, and Craft Shop are located in the main lodge building. Free, family-friendly entertainment is presented nightly in the New Market Taproom.

Please take a moment to check out our Policies, which includes information about pets and our cancellation policy.

Lodge Room Types (Click Tabs For Details):

Big Meadows Lodge Room - Shenandoah National ParkRoom Description:

  • Room with two queen beds, air conditioning.
  • Room with one king bed, ceiling fan & wood burning fireplace to be used with NPS approved firewood (available for purchase upon arrival). Rooms with fireplaces do NOT have air conditioning.
  • Hair dryer
  • TV 
  • One and two-story buildings w/exterior access; no elevators.
  • No in-room phones. Cell service accessibility depending on carrier.
  • Pet-friendly rooms available at additional cost of $25 per pet per night. See policies for details.

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Traditional Room - Big Meadows LodgeRoom Description:

  • Rooms with one double, two doubles, or two twin beds.         
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • No air conditioning.
  • Exterior and/or interior access with some steps.
  • No in-room phones. Cell service accessibility depending on carrier.
  • Pet-friendly rooms available at additional cost of $25 per pet per night. See policies for details.

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Traditional Room - Big Meadows LodgeRoom Description:

  • Room with two double beds.         
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • No air conditioning.
  • Exterior and/or interior access with some steps.
  • No in-room phones. Cell service accessibility depending on carrier.
  • Pet-friendly rooms available at additional cost of $25 per pet per night. See policies for details.

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Shenandoah National Park AccommodationsRoom Description:

  • Two-Room cabin with private entrance to each room.
  • One double bed and wood burning fireplace in each room. Fireplace to be used with NPS approved firewood (available for purchase upon arrival).
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • No air conditioning.
  • Exterior access with some steps.
  • No in-room phones. Cell service accessibility depending on carrier.
  • Pet-friendly rooms available at additional cost of $25 per pet per night. See policies for details.

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Pampered Pooch Package - Shenandoah National Park Bring your furry family members with you on your next Shenandoah vacation! You and your pet will get some good old fashioned R&R together when you stay at Big Meadows Lodge. We love pets!

Package includes:
  • Room accommodations
  • $25 pet fee per night for each pet
  • A stylish bandana as a welcome amenity

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today Big Meadows Lodge


Rate is also available by calling (877) 847-1919 and mentioning Promo Code BESTFRIEND.

Disclaimer: Room type and rate are subject to availability at time of booking. Taxes and fees are additional and are subject to change without notice. Applicable to new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotion, package, or discount. Blackout dates and cancellation policies apply. Offer subject to change and may end at any time without notice.

There are over 500 miles of hiking trails in Shenandoah National Park and pets are allowed, if leashed, on most of the trails. Below are a list of trails where pets are NOT allowed:

Trail Restrictions for Pets

  • Fox Hollow Trail (mile 4.6)
  • Stony Man Trail (mile 41.7) except for portion that follows the Appalachian Trail
  • Limberlost Trail (mile 43)
  • Post Office Junction to Old Rag Shelter
  • Old Rag Ridge Trail
  • Old Rag Saddle Trail
  • Dark Hollow Falls Trail (mile 50.7)
  • Story of the Forest Trail (mile 51)
  • Bearfence Mountain Trail (mile 56.4)
  • Frazier Discovery Trail (mile 79.5)

Visit the NPS website for more information regarding pets in Shenandoah National Park.

Note: Any type of pooch is allowed with no weight or size restrictions. No more than two pooches per room are permitted and all pooches must be on a leash at all times. Pooches are not permitted in any public building. Arrangements must be made with housekeeping to service room when owner is out and your pooch is present. When registering at the Front Desk, the pooch owner agrees to the hotel’s pet policy, to be responsible for any damages or injury caused by the pet, and to absolve any liability if the pet or another guest is injured. Please bring your own favorite travel bed as our blankets are not meant to be pooch beds. Please also remind your master to bring your food in an airtight container so it does not attract other wildlife and pests.
Visit our Online Activity Calendar!

Download a PDF of our nightly entertainment: NPS 2018 Fee-Free Days:
  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21: First Day of National Park Week
  • June 16: Park Neighbor Day
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Big Meadows Lodge's History

Built in 1939 with stones hewn from the Massanutten Mountains and native wormy chestnut (now virtually extinct), Big Meadows Lodge has an easy, natural feeling and is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Green Key Eco-Rating Awarded to hotels that have made significant advances towards protecting the environment. Strong environmental programs which identify impact and the implementation of best management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions, have benefited the environment and the local community.

Big Meadows Lodge | Skyline Dr Mile 51 | Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835 | 877-847-1919 - Find us on Google+
Escape to Lewis Mountain Cabins - Open Through Nov 25
Reserve Your Space For Skyland's Thanksgiving Buffet
Exclusive offers, upcoming events, and more

P.O. Box 727, Luray, Virginia 22835 | 877-847-1919