We spent several days at the Peaks of Otter during October 2010. The park is located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lodge is part of a string of places to stay along the parkway. Our introduction to the area was a Sunday brunch at the restaurant which was about as good as it gets.
The area is under the auspice of the National Park Service.
Sharp Top Mountain has an elevation of 3875 feet and was once thought to be the highest point in Virginia. Virginia's stone in the Washington Monument came from here as a tribute to one of its favorite sons--George Washington.