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Skyland or Big Medow Lodge ??

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Skyland or Big Medow Lodge ??

Wife and I will be leaving South Carolina on Sat., Oct. 18th in AM and hope to arrive at the North End of Skyline Drive late Sat. afternoon. Question--where should be stay Sat. night? We are considering Skyline Drive or Big Medows Lodge. Have you stayed at either/both. Any recommendations? We are open to a third option if there is one. Sunday we plan to begin our week long trip down Skyline Drive and onto Blue Ridge Parkway and ending and end up at Ashville, NC Fri/Sat/Sun.

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1. Re: Skyland or Big Medow Lodge ??

Sounds like a great trip. I stayed at Skyland once but haven't been to Big Meadows yet. Big Meadows tends to get slightly better reviews but I enjoyed Skyland. I was in a one story rustic building overlooking the valley at the rear of the property. The room was clean, comfortable, not a 5 star, but nice. At milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Peaks of Otter Lodge; very scenic but spartan (see reviews).

Enjoy the journey.

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2. Re: Skyland or Big Medow Lodge ??

Skyland Resort is at the highest point of Skyline dr and so has the best views in the area. You can request a room with a view. As the other poster said the rooms are sparse but clean and the views can be spectacular! I put the rooms on the same level as a Comfort or Days Inn for beds/roominess.

I recommend finding someplace out side the park for dinner however or have sandwiches in the tap room. The entrees were overpriced for the quality of the food. Breakfast was good though.

I have stayed at Skyland Resort twice, the Days Inn in Luray once and Massanutten resort once. The best food was at Massanutten resort.

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