Get outside the conference room and experience one of Virginia’s cabins or lodges for your next small meeting, reunion or event. Scenic mountain views, serene settings, extraordinary natural beauty create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing and productive event. Options range from the more rustic to including all the luxuries of hotels.
Montfair Resort Farm—Crozet
The fresh mountain air and lakeside forest setting at Monfair fosters a relaxing environment. Montfair’s spacious, versatile reception lodge can accommodate up to 120 people and is equipped with a solid oak bar, wood-burning fireplace and large kitchen. There is also a covered deck area that can accommodate 75. Take in the natural surroundings on 129 acres of woods and trails and return to the lodge for hot apple cider and s’mores around the bonfire! Various cabins can accommodate up to 48 people overnight. Read more.
The 12,000 sq. ft. waterfront convention facility features a 500 sq. ft. stage, seating for 600, sound system, large pull down presentation screen and covered porch overlooking the water. Spice up your event with custom activities as well as a redesigned 18 hole miniature golf course and cool down at their ice creamery! Plus, the Bethpage Camp-Resort property boasts docks for fishing, a boat launch and slips, four swimming pools, beach area, waterpark and water trampoline. Beautifully appointed cottages with spacious decks, full kitchen, fire pits, grills, cable TV and Wi-Fi are available. Read more.
Fort Lewis Lodge—Millboro
At Fort Lewis Lodge, the lack of urban distractions, plus the extraordinary natural beauty and recreational opportunities, create an atmosphere ideal for both productivity and relaxation. The Lodge’s Pavilion and inventory of catering equipment cover all your rental needs. The lodge and cabins offer accommodations for up to 50 and meeting/event space for up to 100. Read more.
Mountain Lake Lodge—Pembroke
With 7,500-square-feet of indoor function space, state of the art A/V, wireless internet access, outdoor function spaces and a professional sales and meeting staff, Mountain Lake offers business leaders a place to disengage from the pressures of the office and create effective plans for the years ahead. This mountain-top resort also offers outdoor recreation and team building opportunities, including hiking, biking, tennis and more. With historic rustic cabins overlooking the Lake, modern cottages with fireplaces in the woods or traditional hotel rooms in the Main Lodge, there is lodging for everyone. Read more.
The intimate and peaceful setting at Stevenson Ridge offers two main event facilities. The 12,000 sq. ft. Lodge has a distinctive charm with its exposed posts and beams, 25′ cathedral ceiling, two gas fireplaces and a deck overlooking the pond and accommodate up to 216 guests for a seated event and 350 for cocktail style events. The Riddick House is an 1812 plantation home relocated from Como, NC that accommodates 75 guests. Guests can enjoy lodging in eight private one or two bedroom cottages or cabins from the 18th and 19th centuries. Cottages include a kitchenette, living area, AC/Heat and wood-burning fireplaces. Read more.
Shenandoah National Park—Luray
Elevate your next group meeting, teambuilding retreat or event by holding it in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge offer a variety of accommodations and staff dedicated to culinary excellence and superior service. They provide standard projection equipment, internet access and other essentials to get the job done. With its spectacular natural setting, there’s no better place to achieve work/life balance than Shenandoah National Park. Read more.
- Skyland accommodates meeting groups of 20 to 80 people as has warm chestnut paneling, stone chimneys, fireplaces and restored oak floors.
- Big Meadows Lodge accommodates up to 35 people. This comfortable, chestnut-paneled space is great for a planning meeting or retreat.
Virginia State Parks
For conferences, meetings, banquets and retreats, Virginia State Parks are the natural choice. Leave behind the impersonal meeting rooms in generic glass and steel buildings and take advantage of one of Virginia’s best-kept secrets. If you’re planning an event for 375, a retreat for 250 or a meeting with three people, the serenity of a Virginia State Park lets you escape the noise and distraction of the day-to-day routine. The lodges especially facilitate team-building. Read more.
- Family lodges at James River, Kiptopeke and Occoneechee State Parks are perfect for executive retreats and small, informal meetings. Designed with open living space, the living-dining room area comfortably seats 25 with a variety of seating options. Each lodge sleeps up to 16, and other cabins are available for additional overnight stays.
- Bear Creek Lake State Park—Cumberland
Bear Creek Lake State Park has camping, cabins, a meeting facility, an archery range, lakeside picnicking, playgrounds, hiking and access to a 14-mile multi-use trail in the state forest. Its maximum occupancy is 65. Read more.
- Fairystone State Park—Stuart
Fayerdale Hall at Fairystone is a great multi-purpose facility ideally suited for meetings, reunions and weddings. It accommodates up to 130. Fairy Stone State Park also has a family lodge that sleeps up to 16 and is just right for informal meetings and executive retreats. Read more.
- Douthat State Park—Millboro
Mountain hiking trails, stunning views, swimming, fishing and more are just a short walk away. Two meeting rooms, one seating 50 people and the other 15, can be used for retreats and lectures. Beard’s Mountain Lodge accommodates up to 16 people, Creasey Lodge accommodates up to 18 people and the park has 32 cabins for lodging. Read more.
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