Skylark Nature Preserve & Lodge

Special Events

Nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skylark is an ideal gathering place for your next special event. Relax, do some bird watching or socialize on decks looking out at the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy a peaceful retreat in Skylark's comfortably equipped lodge and accommodations.

For decades, the area surrounding Skylark Summit and its awe-inspiring 360-degree views has provided many with a great escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Today, rediscover Skylark as the place for you to refresh yourself. After your first visit, you will want to return to Skylark again and again.

The Ideal Setting

Skylark is the place to go for all kinds of meetings, retreats or special events. Men’s, women’s, youth, church and community groups alike will find Skylark a great getaway for personal refreshment and renewal. Or if you’re planning a business retreat, Skylark’s relaxed atmosphere will spark creative ideas and team building. The stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a perfect backdrop for all kinds of groups.  Skylark can be the ideal gathering place.

Additional Things to Enjoy

For many, simply being at Skylark and soaking in the natural beauty and the 360-degree views from Skylark Summit is enough. For those who want more, though, Skylark delivers many other activities. Some include:

  • Fire Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Picnic Shelter
  • Tennis


Situated near Skylark Summit and its breath taking views, Skylark’s comfortably maintained lodge is a wonderful gathering place for your group. Skylark can host up to 28 people overnight and has a variety of queen-size and single bedding. The lodge’s great room can conveniently facilitate a meeting of up to 75 people. Full kitchens are available for small or large groups to prepare their own meals. 

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How to Book

Please contact us about your next special event or retreat — we know your time at Skylark will be unforgettable.

What Others Are Saying

“There are several things that play into a great experience, one of which is environment — aesthetics, atmosphere and accommodations. A great environment is often hard to find, but I've found it at Skylark. I've been there three times, and it feels more like a special home than a facility for rent. Skylark has become a good and profound part of my story.”
-Gary Barkalow, founder, The Noble Heart
“At Skylark you can see mountain landscapes undisturbed as Thomas Jefferson saw them. Jefferson built Monticello facing west because for him, that was where the future of our country lay. When Jefferson looked west, he saw the Blue Ridge, and it was the canvas that conjured hope and possibilities. Skylark is a place where you can capture hope and possibilities while painting your own future.”
-Jeff Andrechyn, president, Expeditions of the Heart