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SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VIRGINIA

Shenandoah National Park: Nature, Hikes & History in the Blue Ridge

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Program #17170RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jul 20, 2014
4:00-5:00 PM in lodge lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Big Meadows Lodge that night.
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Nearest city or town: Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville
Nearest highway: I-81

End of Program
Jul 25, 2014
Program ends breakfast. Room checkout is 11 am.
You will be staying at the Big Meadows Lodge the night before.
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Lodge

Description: Located within Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Lodge was built in 1939 with stones cut from the Massanutten Mountains to the west. In recent years the interior has been restored to its original look and furnishings, featuring wood paneling made from native chestnut trees that are now virtually extinct. The main lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Contact info:
MP 51
Skyline Drive, VA 22851 USA
phone: 540-999-2222
web: www.goshenandoah.com/Big-Meadows-Lodge.aspx

Room amenities: Coffee maker, clock radio

Facility amenities: Rooms are simply furnished and do not have phones. Wi-Fi is available free of charge to guests in the main lodge. Meals are at the Spottswood Dining Room, bright and rustic with timbered ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. A sitting room has chairs for reading, tables for games and puzzles, and big picture windows overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. Located within the main lodge are the New Market Taproom, an evening option which offers entertainment, and the Craft Shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Located within Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Lodge was built in 1939 with stones cut from the Massanutten Mountains to the west. In recent years the interior has been restored to its original look and furnishings, featuring wood paneling made from native chestnut trees that are now virtually extinct. The main lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Contact info:
MP 51
Skyline Drive, VA 22851 USA
phone: 540-999-2222
web: www.goshenandoah.com/Big-Meadows-Lodge.aspx

Room amenities: Coffee maker, clock radio

Facility amenities: Rooms are simply furnished and do not have phones. Wi-Fi is available free of charge to guests in the main lodge. Meals are at the Spottswood Dining Room, bright and rustic with timbered ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. A sitting room has chairs for reading, tables for games and puzzles, and big picture windows overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. Located within the main lodge are the New Market Taproom, an evening option which offers entertainment, and the Craft Shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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