Staying at this ridgetop property lets you put Skyline Drive on pause without leaving the park. Plus, it’s pretty: Some rooms perch on the edge of the mountain and offer sweeping views across the valley. Those rooms were also renovated in 2013, and now feature mountain-themed furniture, wood laminate flooring, and air conditioning (a very welcome amenity in the muggy midsummer months).
Evening entertainers make this 178-room resort a lively place post-sunset, with each night staging a different musician or dance troupe, including three clogging groups. One of them, the Shenandoah Valley Cloggers, has been performing here for more than 30 years. Catch them on Tuesday nights, whether you’re staying at Skyland or not (events are free and open to everyone, not just resort guests).