Peaks of Otter Lodge management contract awarded, Parkway hopeful for early summer reopen

A concession contract for management of the Peaks of Otter Lodge, Restaurant and Retail Stores in Bedford has been awarded to Delaware North Parks & Resorts at Peaks of Otter, Inc.

According to a news release, Blue Ridge Parkway Acting Superintendent Monika Mayr made the announcement on Friday. The contract will be issued for a 10-year term.

In addition to the Lodge, Restaurant and retail stores, Delaware North will operate the Sharp Top Shuttle service.

Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts currently operates concessions contracts at national parks including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Shenandoah National Park.

The Parkway is optimistic that the Lodge will reopen early this summer.