Company Selected to Operate Peaks Lodge

Bedford Co., VA - A company has been selected to operate the Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A parkway spokeswoman says that company is being offered a 10 year contract Thursday.

The parkway plans to announce the name of the new operator Friday.

Officials had hoped for a Memorial Day weekend re-opening, but say that's up to the new operator.

The lodge, restaurant, and gift shop closed in November when the contract with the former operator expired.