1939 Rewind at Big Meadows Lodge

2019 Season Opening May 8
Book your 2019 reservation online today or call 877-847-1919.

Big Meadows Lodge in 1939 - Shenandoah National Park

Join us for 1939 Rewind and step back in time to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Big Meadows Lodge! Enjoy 1939 Swing music throughout the lodge, decor & employee uniforms replicating the era, and a few special treats - including a museum wall, selfie spots, and time period treats!

Click HERE to explore our accommodations and details and please take a moment to check out our policies, which includes information about pets and our cancellation policy.

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.

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1939 Rewind Activities

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Sundays, May 12 - Oct 27
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge New Market Taproom

Free to all park visitors.

Spend the evening relaxing in the New Market Taproom enjoying free musical entertainment from the decades of the 30s thru the 40s!

The Wizard of Oz

Fridays, May 10 - Nov 1
8:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Enjoy a throwback film from the era of Big Meadows Lodge's opening every Friday night. A limited selection of snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

1st Friday - Gone with the Wind
2nd Friday - Hunchback of Notre Dame
3rd Friday - Of Mice and Men
4th Friday - Wizard of Oz

Other Weekly Activities

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Painting a Craft

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 8 - Oct 30
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$5.00 per person.

Sign up at the Front Desk. All supplies provided to make one craft. The featured craft will be displayed in the Lobby.

backgammon game in front of fire place

Thursdays, May 9 - Oct 31
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Giant oversized games available for your playing pleasure, along with board games.

woman getting a massage

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, May 9 - Nov 2
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$65.00 per person.

30 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones. Sessions will be customized for clients’ needs.

Reservations are required, and advance reservations are suggested! Book your session at the Front Desk or by calling 877-847-1919.

Additional services and longer time slots are available by reservation at the Front Desk only on the day of your appointment.

Disclaimer: Full payment is taken at booking. 72-Hour advance cancellation notice required for full refund. No refund if cancellation inside the 72-Hour requirement.

Popcorn and Cookies

Mondays, May 13 - Oct 28
8:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Enjoy movie night in the Big Meadows Lodge Great Room every Monday. A limited selection of snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The featured movie title will be posted in the Lobby.

Young Boy in Shenandoah National Park

Sundays, May 12 - Oct 27
Available All Day Every Sunday
Big Meadows Lodge

Free to all park visitors.

Visit the Big Meadows Lodge front desk to check out our self-guided scavenger hunt available all day every Sunday. Return to the front desk to earn your prize upon completion!

Basket Making at Big Meadows Lodge - Shenandoah National Park

Thursdays, Jun - Oct
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge

Local basket artisan, Clyde Jenkins, returns to Shenandoah to share his talent of basket making. Clyde teaches participants how to make a white-oak basket with techniques handed down through the generations. Structured for beginners to intermediate.

$50.00 per person fee includes all materials to make one basket.

Reservations are encouraged; call 877-847-1919 to make yours today!

Disclaimer:A credit card will be taken at time of booking to guarantee space and card will be charged 72 hours prior to the event. Cancellation must be received 72-hours prior to the event to avoid processing of payment. If less than 72 hours notice received, payment is non-refundable.

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