The National Park Service has tried several strategies to keep this lake side restaurant and lodge open to serve the visiting public. So far they have had no success in getting another company to commit to the contract.
Some of the reasons may lay in:
The Peaks of Otter Lodge infrastructure is in need of large investment for improvements.
The changing expectations of the visiting public looking for more than the basic accommodations available at the Peaks of Otter.
The National Park Service decision that concession contracts will be shorter in duration not giving private companies enough time to recover any investments they may need to make in facilities and resources.
Who knows what the future may have for the Peaks of Otter Lodge. It is a sad loss to the visitors and community.
|The Peaks Of Otter Lodge located on Abbott Lake, The Blue Ridge Parkway near Bedford, Virginia|