Lodging at Big Meadows Lodge

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Milky Way at Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park

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 main lodge rooms to detached small cabins, preferred and traditional rooms, suites, and pet friendly rooms - all located within walking distance of the main lodge building.

View our map to explore Big Meadows Lodge room building locations.

Please take a moment to review our policies page, which includes important information about our booking and reservation policies.

Click a room type below for details:

Big Meadows Lodge Room - Shenandoah National Park

Room 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.
  • TV, hair dryer
  • One and two-story buildings w/exterior access; no elevators.
  • Rooms are within walking distance to the main lodge building.
  • 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.

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Traditional Room - Big Meadows Lodge

Room 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.

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Traditional Room - Big Meadows Lodge

Room Description:

  • Room with two double beds.         
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • No air conditioning.
  • Exterior and/or interior access with some steps.
  • Rooms are within walking distance to the main lodge building.
  • 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.

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Living Room in Suite at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Room Description:

  • One bedroom suite with either two doubles or one king bed.
  • Wood burning fireplace in living room. Fireplace to be used with NPS approved firewood (available for purchase upon arrival).
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Pull-out sofa
  • No air conditioning.
  • One story building w/exterior access; no elevators.
  • Rooms are within walking distance to the main lodge building.
  • 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.

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Shenandoah National Park Accommodations

Room 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Exterior access with some steps.
  • Rooms are within walking distance to the main lodge building.
  • 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.

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Big Meadows Lodge offers the following mobility and hearing accessible accommodations. All of these accommodations include both mobility and hearing accessible features, including but not limited to a visual fire alarm and either a roll-in shower or a tub with grab bars.

Big Meadows Lodge Room - Shenandoah National Park

Room Description:

  • Mobility and Hearing Accessible Double Queen Preferred Room, Roll-in Shower
  • Mobility Accessible King Preferred Room, Roll-in Shower
  • TV, hair dryer, air conditioning
  • One and two-story buildings with accessible rooms located on first floor.
  • Rooms are within walking distance to the main lodge building.
  • 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.

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Please call our reservation specialists at 877-847-1919 should you have further questions about accessibility.

Visit our getaways page to check out our pampered pooch and pet friendly packages!

Pet Friendly Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Room Policies:

  • Pets must be declared at check-in.
  • No more than two well-behaved pets (dogs or cats only) per room are permitted.
  • Pets are not permitted in any public building, and must be attended and leashed at all times in all common areas.
  • Please bring your own pet bed as our blankets are not meant to be pet beds.
  • Pet food and treats must be kept in airtight containers so they do not attract wildlife and pests.
  • $25.00 per pet, per night, non-refundable cleaning fee will be charged for pets in the room.
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in your guestroom unless it is in a portable kennel.
  • For the safety and comfort of your pet, housekeeping will NOT clean your room if your pet is left unattended.

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When registering at the Front Desk, the pet 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. It is your responsibility to review our full pet policy, as well as full NPS policies regarding pets in Shenandoah National Park.

  • Visit our policies page for full pet policy details.
  • Visit the NPS website for important policies regarding pets in Shenandoah National Park.
Guests and dog enjoying terrace seating at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Lodging Amenities

An ATM, the Spottswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom, and Craft Shop are located in the main lodge building. Check out our shopping page for product availability at the Craft Shop.

While there are no in-room phones, cell service is available depending on your provider. WiFi connectivity is limited and weather dependent, but that just gives you a great chance to disconnect from your everyday cares and reconnect with nature and each other!

Outdoor, pet friendly Terrace Seating is available (weather permitting) and we even offer a special Yappy Hour Menu! Visit our dining page for details.

  • Terrace Seating at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Spottswood Dining Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Craft Shop at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Preferred Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Main Lodge Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Suite Bedroom at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Suite Living Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Cabin Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park
  • Pet Friendly Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Visit our Calendar of Events to discover what's happening during your stay!

Free, family friendly entertainment in the New Market Taproom:

  • Check Back in Spring 2020
NPS 2020 Fee-Free Days:
  • January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 18: First Day of National Park Week/Junior Ranger Day
  • June 20: Neighbor Appreciation Day
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26: 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.

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