Graves Mountain Lodge offers a family-style getaway in a tremendously scenic part of Virginia. I pinched myself each morning when I stepped out the door and saw the slopes and valleys stretching out in front of me. Its a great spot for outdoor activities with friends and family. All this is to say that you might come to the Lodge because you don't want to be somewhere else. If your goal is to get away from the rat race, you can get away from it here. If you long for a destination where you can be pampered with modern amenities, look elsewhere. Expectations should be realistic: meals are hearty and tasty (if I had a dish of apple butter on the table at every meal at home, I'd be obese) but not at all refined. Accommodations are dated and tattered, but quite sufficient for a good night's sleep after fishing, hiking or laughing with relatives. The stinkbugs aren't a lot of fun, but the management does what the can to abate them, and as farmers they're trying to solve the problem as much as anybody else. I'd love to go back in the fall when leaves are changing. I probably will, and next time, with the dog.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Graves' Mountain Lodge, we specialize in good "old-fashioned" hospitality. Our family owned and operated mountain retreat is renowned for its delicious home-cooked food, family-friendly atmosphere, and surroundings unrivaled for natural beauty. There are varied styles of accommodations available, from motels to cottages to cabins. You'll find us nestled deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you're invited to assume a leisurely pace as you enjoy some of life's simpler pleasures. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Graves Mountain Hotel Syria