2016 Season Brings Farm to Table Dining at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge

When you stay at Big Meadows Lodge or Skyland, savor our farm to table cuisine prepared with all things Virginia. Big Meadows Lodge officially opens its doors on May 11th.

Shenandoah National Park, VA – May 04, 2016 —- Celebrate the season of bloom with a farm to table dining experience at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge located in Shenandoah National Park. The culinary teams at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge have been working hard with local resources to craft extraordinary menus that will make a great addition to an already magical stay at in the park, and a great way to kick off the spring season.

Big Meadows Lodge officially opens its doors on May 11th with delicious options for a relaxing sit down meal in the Spottswood Dining Room or a picnic option to go. Local favorites including the Traditional “Year-Round” Turkey Dinner and the Rainbow Trout will not disappoint. But dinner isn’t your only option – you can also start out the day with a fresh smoothie before a morning hike, or stop by for a hearty sandwich during lunchtime. In the mood to drink something local? The wait staff will provide their expertise on what Virginia wine or craft beer to pair with your meal.

The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland offers an assortment of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving for delicious pecan pie or turkey pot pie – the Skyland menu is stocked with amazing meal choices for you to choose from. If you are wondering where the local comes in – produce and cheese will be purchased from nearby resources, and fish cuts are approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch program. Dietary modifications including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options make dining a breeze no matter what accommodations are needed.

Whether a cruise down Skyline Drive ends at Big Meadows Lodge or Skyland, visitors are in store for a relaxing getaway – and the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and drink. Find out more about Skyland dining at http://www.goshenandoah.com/dining/skyland and Big Meadows dining at http://www.goshenandoah.com/dining/big-meadows-lodge.

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 (mile 41.7), Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51), and Lewis Mountain Cabins (mile 57.5), which are operated by Delaware North, 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 http://www.goshenandoah.com.

About Delaware North’s parks and resorts business
Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, recreational activities, food and beverage services, retail and educational programming at destinations throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Delaware North operates in many of the country’s iconic national and state parks, including Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes five luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/industries/parks.

About Delaware North
Delaware North 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 with subsidiary and affiliate operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities.