05.20.2014
20% mid-week discount 
Shenandoah National Park, VA – (May 20, 2014)–Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are proud to welcome military personnel and their families during the summer season with a special 20% mid-week lodging discount as a thank you for their outstanding courage and dedication to our country.
 
“Shenandoah National Park and the surrounding communities is the perfect destination for families to reconnect with nature,” said Skyland General Manager Charles Friend.  “There are a variety of activities from leisurely walks, horseback riding, hiking on multiple trails, stargazing evenings, National Park Service Ranger programs, cooking classes and nightly entertainment inside the park to wineries, zip lines, caverns, and canoeing nearby the park.  Everyone should be able to find something to explore and enjoy.”

Mid-week rates start at $111.00 for two people.  For reservations book online at www.goshenandoah.com/MILITARY or call 877-847-1919 and use Promo Code MILITARY.
 
Described by founder George Freeman Pollock, Jr. as “Beauty beyond description,” Skyland Resort is located at mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive and perched 3,680 feet up at the highest point. The breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley never cease to amaze guests from around the world.
The resort boasts 28 buildings on 16 acres along the crests and wooded areas of Shenandoah National Park.
 
Big Meadows Lodge is located at mile 51 and it’s name comes from the “big meadow” that is located on the east side of Skyline Drive near the entrance. On July 3, 1936 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and thousands of guests stood together in that meadow and celebrated the official dedication of Shenandoah National Park. Big Meadows Lodge was completed just three years later in 1939 by local craftsmen.  The lodge was placed on the “National Register of Historic Places” on April 28, 1997.  The interior of the lodge is built of native wormy chestnut which is now virtually extinct.  The beams in the Great Room and dining room are made from native oak and the roof is made from heavy tinted cement shingles which are necessary to survive the harsh winters of the mountain.
 
Lodging accommodations at both properties range from small, rustic cabins and main lodge rooms to comfortable traditional rooms. For those wishing to unplug from their technical devices and reconnect with nature, this is the perfect spot.
 
Additional lodging promotions, events and activities for planning your Shenandoah getaway are available on our website www.goshenandoah.com or call 877.247.9261 to speak with the reservation office. 
 
About Shenandoah National Park
Established by Congress in 1935, Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia contains nearly 197,000 acres of land with over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah draws up to 1.2 million visitors a year with its rich history, unique geography and wildlife, as well as the panoramic vistas from the Skyline Drive. This National Scenic Byway, built during the Depression era, winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, providing vistas of the sweeping landscape to the east and west. Lodging options in the park include Skyland Resort (mile 41.7), Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51) and Lewis Mountain Cabins (mile 57.5), which are operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Shenandoah, Inc., an authorized concessioner and hospitality provider for the National Park Service. For more information about Shenandoah accommodations, dining and special events, call 877-247-9261 or visit www.goshenandoah.com.
 
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all located at the park’s west gate in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit 
www.DelawareNorth.com.  
 

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