Due to a fire at the entrance gate, Thornton Gap - one of the park's busiest entrance stations - will be down to one lane, unable to facilitate cash sales (card only), and will not be high enough for RV's to enter through. Please plan accordingly.
You may also pre-purchase your park pass online at recreation.gov, which will make the overall entrance station experience go quicker.
Lewis Mountain Cabins are now OPEN!
Skyland is currently closed, re-opening on April 7, 2023.
Big Meadows Lodge is currently closed, re-opening on April 21, 2023.
Shenandoah National Park, A Short Drive From All of Virginia
Bringing your family together is an important part of remaining close to your loved ones but it can be very difficult to get everyone in one spot in this day and age. With conflicting schedules and limited vacation days, it can feel almost impossible. But picking a place that is easy for your family to get to is a great first step in making sure everyone can be included. This is what makes Shenandoah National Park the perfect location for your family reunion destination. Centrally located just outside of Luray, VA our unique resort is just hours away from Washington DC, Richmond and all of Virginia as a whole.
Escape the Hustle & Bustle of the City and Focus on Your Loved Ones
While the fast pace of the city can be a lovely and intoxicating environment it can also sometimes be distracting. Live in the moment in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains making your family reunion a retreat to remember and spend time with the people that matter most.
Resort Activities That Will Delight All Ages
Both Skyland and Big Meadows offers unique experiences that are fun for the entire family. From live music to culinary events, there are tons of things to do both at the lodge and in the surrounding National Park. Take a cruise down Skyline Drive and enjoy the views or get up close and personal on the trails by horseback or hiking. If you are looking for something to do at night be sure to check out our Astronomy events where you can hear from a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador.
Rustic Lodging That Will Help Your Family Unplug
We have an array of lodging options that can accommodate families of all sizes. From very rustic Lewis Cabins to our more plush accommodations at Skyland and even free-standing cabins at Big Meadows that offer the perfect in between. Our variety of room types and sizes can give you the room to fit the whole family and the space to relax. Just like Goldilocks, we have a room that will fit just right and we even have 3 bears too!
Good Food Brings Families Together
Allow us to take the work out of breakfast, lunch, and dinner with great group dining options. We all have that one family member that is the quintessential backbone of every family gathering. From organizing, hosting, cooking and cleaning it can be a huge undertaking. Give your family's special someone a break and let our amazing staff pick up where they left off!
Activities and Experiences That Create Lifelong Family Memories
There are numerous programs and activities offered by Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge and the National Park Service for families to participate in. Check the calendar of events on goshenandoah.com and nps.gov/shen for the current list of events.
Let Our Family at Shenandoah National Park Show Your Family All The Blue Ridge Mountains Have To Offer and Book Your Reunion Getaway Now!
Call our Group Sales Office at 540-217-6131 or submit a Request for Proposal today!
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the Big Meadows staff! We had a wonderful time and it was a very nice venue for our family reunion. All the staff were polite and helpful but most of all Shana who provided top notch service at each meal! Please also pass along our thanks to the chef. She was busy and couldn't come down for us to thank her in person. All the meals were delicious and we know that was no small task for a group our size. We especially appreciate your accommodating the buffet breakfast. That worked out well and we were very impressed by the selection. As the organizer I appreciate you, Helen and Brandon, for your responsiveness and helpfulness during the planning process and delays caused by Covid. Thank you very much."
- Ryan, Janzen Family Reunion
"My family raved about the location and was very pleased with the service and friendliness of the staff. The food was outstanding and plentiful. The accommodations were pleasing and having the conference center for the family's use made for long evenings and pleasant conversation. You were all so easy to work with and attentive to our needs. Thank you for making our 25th reunion such a memorable success."
- Bert, Spetzler Family Reunion
"My family has been coming to stay at Big Meadows Lodge every year for over 50 years. During this time, we have added new family members and have lost some as well. The younger generations are more than happy to be included each year. The family looks forward to our visit each fall."
- Nancy, Kostik Family Reunion