Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge offer mid-week military discount
Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are proud to welcome military personnel and their families during the summer season with a special 20% mid-week lodging discount as a thank you for their outstanding courage and dedication to our country.
“Shenandoah National Park and the surrounding communities is the perfect destination for families to reconnect with nature,” said Skyland General Manager Charles Friend. “There are a variety of activities from leisurely walks, horseback riding, hiking on multiple trails, stargazing evenings, National Park Service Ranger programs, cooking classes and nightly entertainment inside the park to wineries, zip lines, caverns, and canoeing nearby the park. Everyone should be able to find something to explore and enjoy.”
Described by founder George Freeman Pollock, Jr. as “Beauty beyond description,” Skyland Resort is located at mile 41.7 and 42.5 on skyline drive and perched 3,680 feet up at the highest point. The breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley never cease to amaze guests from around the world.
The resort boasts 28 buildings on 16 acres along the crests and wooded areas of Shenandoah National Park.
Big Meadows Lodge is located at mile 51 and it’s name comes from the “big meadow” that is located on the east side of skyline drive near the entrance. On July 3, 1936 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and thousands of guests stood together in that meadow and celebrated the official dedication of Shenandoah National Park. Big Meadows Lodge was completed just three years later in 1939 by local craftsmen. The lodge was placed on the “National Register of Historic Places” on April 28, 1997. The interior of the lodge is built of native wormy chestnut which is now virtually extinct. The beams in the
Great Room and dining room are made from native oak and the roof is made from heavy tinted cement shingles which are necessary to survive the harsh winters of the mountain.
Lodging accommodations at both properties range from small, rustic cabins and main lodge rooms to comfortable traditional rooms. For those wishing to unplug from their technical devices and reconnect with nature, this is the perfect spot.
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