Va. Guests Welcome Back a ‘Long Lost Friend’

July 15, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Va. Guests Welcome Back a ‘Long Lost Friend’

In early June, the grass at the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant in southwest Virginia had grown waist high, and cobwebs and dust besmirched the interior.

The 63-room attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had been vacant since December after the company that previously managed the site did not renew a contract with the National Park Service, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, reported.

In the past few weeks, workers arrived from Delaware North Cos. Parks & Resorts, the new management company, and began sprucing up the rustic buildings overlooking Abbott Lake and nestled between the area’s signature mountain peaks, Flat Top and Sharp Top.

This weekend, the refurbished landmark attraction opened again to visitors, marking a new chapter in the lodge’s 49-year history. Many welcomed it back like a long-lost friend.

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