I'd never been to Meadow Lane, but my friend had several times and keeps going back. You'll feel like you have full run of the property! It's peaceful, beautiful and close to the river and trails. We stayed in the Jackson cottage which has a great layout. 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and the other with 2 twin beds. For fly fisherman, this cottage has super easy access to the river and is next to the place that other people park. Definitely spend time walking the grounds and find the "deck" that has a nice overlook. There are several barns, a bunch of private cottages and then the main lodge. If you fly fish, this is a private river and only people who stay on the property are allowed to fish it.
The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans and there is a gas grill on the back deck but there are also a few restaurants in Hot Springs (and the Homestead) if you don't feel like cooking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meadow Lane Lodge is set within the region of Virginia's mountains known as the Allegheny Highlands. It is surrounded by over a million acres of National Forest and pristine Conservation Easement lands, and through it run the magnificent Jackson River. While our setting is private, pastoral and agrarian in nature, our location is just a few minutes' drive from the beautifully historic villages of both Warm Springs and Hot Springs, Virginia. Our Lodge and Cottages, each unique in their setting and personality, are located throughout this area of breathtaking natural beauty, allowing our guests a distinct vacation lodging experience. ... more less