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4.1 out of 5

"Such a beautiful location on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 05 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

3-star guestrooms with balconies

In Bedford

Stay at this Bedford lodge and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Jefferson National Forest and 9 miles (15 km) of Peaks of Otter Winery. Gross Orchard is within 9 miles (15 km) and Buchanan Swinging Bridge is within 12 miles (20 km).

Restaurant, bar/lounge

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this lodge. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a grocery/convenience store, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 63 guestrooms offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and phones are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Peaks of Otter Lodge ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Peaks of Otter Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020

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5 out of 5
Such a beautiful location on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

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4 out of 5
Peaks of Otter Lodge is a beautiful place to get away from the stress of life.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

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5 out of 5
Magnificent views, great food, comfortable room. We slept like a log.......wonderful vacation amidst nature's beauty....

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Apr 10, 2019 by Tabitha

Thank you so much for joining us! We're so glad you enjoyed all of the beauty in this area. hope to see you again soon!

3 out of 5
Hotel was okay. Nothing more. It would help if the lake had paddleboats etc.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2018 by Kathy Mcgary

Thank you for your input. The lodge isn't fancy but the real beauty is on the outside. With every room facing Sharp Top mtn and Abbott Lake you couldn't ask for a more picturesque spot. There have been discussions with the park service regarding paddle board but disrupting the wildlife is a major concern. We are constantly adding on and improving services so we hope you will visit again.

5 out of 5

Serene setting right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Pros: The setting and food were stellar. The beds were clean and comfortable.
Cons: The bathroom could use some updating!
Location: Vistas and hiking!
We will definitely return to the Peaks of Otter. Very serene setting right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The staff were very nice and truly accommodating. We ate at the restaurant which was excellent!

Posted by , from Haymarket, Va on Jul 5, 2018

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Aug 18, 2018 by Kathy

We are glad you had a wonderful time. All the bathrooms are slated for remodel this winter. We look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5
We spent a wonderful, relaxing night at this delightful hotel on the superb Blue Ridge Parkway. It was so unique and such a change from the chain hotels we had used previously while travelling. Fantastic room, helpful staff full of character, superb, freshly cooked meals and silence!!! We loved the birdlife, surroundings and enjoyed lovely, sunny weather. If we ever return to the USA we want to revisit this paradise!

Posted by , from England on Jun 16, 2018

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Aug 15, 2018 by Kathy

Thank you so much for staying with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We love our location and our guests and want them to love it here to. Please visit us again one day.

5 out of 5

A great weekend stop

Pros: The hiking available so close. The AT runs through this area and accessible in several nearby spots. The Johnson farm trail is right at the lodge.
Cons: The walls need insulation. Even being quiet we could hear our neighbors simple conversations. A bit of upgrade on the furniture is needed.
Location: Fisher's is a great breakfast place with amazing french toast recipe. The visitor center and D- day memorial keep the good half of a day.
The lodge is conveniently located right on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the town of Bedford lies below. A stroll around the lake or even putting in a fishing lure complements the real hiking trails in the area, most easy to moderate. but the town of Bedford has the D-day Memorial which is a historians highlight. The lodge has a great dining area but the town also offers up some unique hometown foods. The lodge rooms are built with thin walls so you may hear a few conversations but the visit to the area is worth a little noise. Remember to practice quite time when you can. did I mention it's pet friendly too.

Posted by , from Frederick, MD on Mar 9, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2017 by Tabitha- Guest Services

Thank you so much Kim for your feedback! We are always striving to improve and update our lodge to better serve our guests.We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hoping to see you again soon!

5 out of 5


Pros: Surroundings (view), directly off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even though built in the early 60's, it is sooooo clean and it has been taken care of.
Cons: Not much... Everyone was very friendly and helpful, but the servers in the restaurant could be a little faster, especially a breakfast and lunch.
Location: The views alone is almost good enough. There are hiking trails (& a shuttle available) to Sharp Top Mtn, Flat Top Mtn, Cascade Falls, Gift Shop, etc.
I have always wanted to stay at this lodge, since I was 12 years old and stayed at the nearby camp ground with my parents. The room was very clean and relaxing. Not all of the "extras" that you see in fancy hotels, but the point is to "disconnect" from day to day and relax. The view from the private balcony of Abbott Lake and Sharp top mountain was just beautiful in the evening and the morning with the sun rise and a cup coffee from the in room coffee machine. The restaurant was wonderful. The dinner, breakfast & lunch were delicious, but the service was a little slow at breakfast and lunch, when people are usually on a sort of schedule. The homemade blackberry ice cream pie w/ homemade meringue was to die for. The live music played during dinner (local guitar and fiddle player) was great. The ladies at the check in desk were so helpful with answers to questions and a few other items. I can usually find many things wrong with any place I stay. Not this time. I would love to live at this lodge if I could and can't wait to go back. Highly recommend... On second thought, stay away..... I want the place to myself :-)

Posted by , from Pittsboro, NC on Sep 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very nice but expensive. bathrooms needed help.

The grounds were beautiful, paved trail around lake was very nice. Grounds and trails were well marked.

Posted by on May 15, 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at Peaks of Otter Lodge. Self parking is free. This 3-star Bedford lodge is smoke free.

  • 63 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) (54.9 km / 34.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Peaks of Otter Lodge offers 63 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Peaks of Otter - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 11.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 13.95 for adults and USD 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 11.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Peaks Otter Lodge Bedford
  • Peaks Otter Lodge
  • Peaks Otter Bedford
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge Lodge
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge Bedford
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge Lodge Bedford

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.