The Retreat

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We hope you enjoy your visit to Poplar Forest. Please take the time to explore all that Central Virginia has to offer.

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Peaks of Otter Lodge

The natural wonder of Peaks of Otter is the main attraction here, of course, but it’s perfectly complimented by the warm hospitality at Peaks of Otter Lodge. Both are a breath of fresh air.

Completed in 1964, the Lodge is the revered flagship of the chain of visitor concessions stretching along the Virginia portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and one in a long line of inns and wayside houses that have sheltered travelers and visitors in this part of the world for nearly 200 years.

Today, we can offer you the beauty and tranquility of Peaks of Otter along with the comfortable newly renovated accommodations. We even have designated pet friendly rooms available. Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy drinks in the Bear Claw Lounge, unplug and decompress. The lack of in-room phones and cell service only enhances the peacefulness of the surroundings.