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Lodging in the Park


Reservations for the 2018 season are currently being accepted. Please book early to ensure your first choice of dates.

In-park accommodations are conveniently located along Skyline Drive at the following mile markers:

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Skyland , located at mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive, was founded in 1888 by George Freeman Pollock Jr., who chose the perfect spot for his summer retreat at 3,680 feet, with breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and cool mountain breezes. Give yourself a moment to take in the views from the highest point on Skyline Drive – from the comfort of your room. Savor our dining room’s delectable regional fare along with sustainable menu selections. Unwind with a leisurely horseback ride from nearby stables or by shopping for one-of-a-kind specialty items and souvenirs in our gift shop.

Big Meadows Lodge

Big Meadows Lodge , located at mile 51.2 on Skyline Drive, is named for a large grassy meadow near the lodge where deer often graze. The main lodge was built with stones cut from the Massanutten Mountain in 1939 by the CCC and mountain laborers. The interior structure of the lodge, including the paneling, is made from native chestnut trees, which are now virtually extinct.  The main lodge has 29 cozy, little hotel rooms and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1997.  The Spottswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom and Craft Shop are located in the main lodge building. The New Market Taproom offers a lighter fare menu plus nightly family-friendly entertainment free to all Park guests. The Spotswood Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lewis Mountain Cabins

Get in touch with nature in these historic, furnished cabins at Lewis Mountain   -- one of our most popular overnight destinations. Enjoy the fun of cabin rental with private bathrooms, heat, electric lights, towels, linens and an adjacent outdoor pit grill for cooking. The absence of in-room phones and internet access only adds to the total tranquility. Slow down the pace as you cook out on your sheltered outdoor charcoal fire and dine on your own picnic table with songbirds providing dinner music.

Hospitality services in Shenandoah National Park are managed by Delaware North, under authorization of the National Park Service.

RV & Campgrounds

The U.S. National Park Service operates four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park – each with its own unique amenities and scenic surroundings. Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping.

RV Information

Although Shenandoah National Park doesn't have a campground that is just for RVs, it does have three campgrounds that will accommodate large RVs. Mathews Arm, Big Meadows and Loft Mountain campgrounds all have pull-through and deep back-in sites which most of the time can even handle an RV with a tow vehicle. Although we do not offer hookups, the campgrounds do have potable water and dump stations.

National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Campgrounds

Backcountry Camping Options

The Park has 196,000 acres of wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. A free permit is required for backcountry camping. Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping. A free permit is required for backcountry camping.


Reservations are currently being accepted for Big Meadows, Loft Mountain, and Mathews Arm campgrounds. Loft Mountain and Mathews Arm Campgrounds have approximately 20% of their sites available by reservation and 80% available as first-come, first-served.  Online reservations: www.Recreation.gov; or call 877-444-6777

Did You Know?

The National Park Service turned 100 in 2016.