There are three places to stay in the park: Big Meadows Lodge (pictured), Skyland Resort Hotel, and Lewis Mountain Cabins.
Our favorite rooms are the ones Skyland Resort lists on its Web site as “Blue Ridge Rooms.” On a clear day you can see into West Virginia from most of their balconies.
For reservations, go to visitshenandoah.com or call 800/999-4714.
The park has four campgrounds. Our favorite is the Loft Mountain Campground (434/823-4675). For great views, check out campsites A2-A10 on the west side of the campground and sites A34b-g on the east. Visit recreation.gov.