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Lodging and Camping in the Park

Lodging and camping in the park is conveniently located along Skyline Drive beginning with mile 22.1 through 79.5


Skyland (miles 41.7 and 42.5)

Skyland Premium Room

Skyland was founded in 1888 by George Freeman Pollock Jr. Pollock 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.  Skyland offers a variety of accommodations ranging from newly renovated Premium rooms with AC, TV, wood plank laminate flooring, patios and balconies to suites, and cozy rustic cabins.

Bring your four-legged friend along because we love pets.  Pet Friendly

Savor our dining room’s delectable regional fare along with sustainable menu selections. Unwind with a leisurely horseback ride from nearby stables. Or shop for one-of-a-kind specialty items and souvenirs in our gift shop.

Now is the time to BOOK your reservation today!




Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51)

Big Meadows Lodge

Big Meadows Lodge 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.

Sixty-three additional accommodations include cabins with fireplaces, traditional rooms sitting in a wooded area, and preferred rooms with AC, TV and patio or balcony.

Visit the Spottswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom and Craft Shop which are located in the main lodge building. The New Market Taproom offers a lighter fare menu plus free nightly family-friendly entertainment. The Spottswood Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Enjoy dining with your four-legged friend on the lodge terrace.  We love pets!

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Lewis Mountain Cabins  (mile 57.5)

Lewis Mountain Cabin

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.  Dine on your own picnic table with songbirds providing dinner music.

Lewis Mountain is a pet friendly property.

BOOK your Lewis Mountain getaway today!

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.

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