Wilderness Presidential Resort Rentals


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"Wilderness Presidential Resort continues to evaluate the guidance set forth last week from the CDC and from our Commonwealth. This particularly relates to the recent changes stating that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks indoors when they are around others. Since we have many unvaccinated guests from all over the country, including young children who cannot yet receive vaccinations, we are working through the implications and logistics of this recommendation.

For now, we do continue to require masks at our indoor facilities and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. This is a fluid situation and so you can expect more updates on this in the coming days."


Check In Information

To safely and efficiently process your reservation for check-in, we ask that you adhere to the following:

  • Currently check-in is being conducted outside of the Reservations Building.
  • Only one person from your party will be permitted in the check-in area.
  • Signage is in place, directing you to the east side of the Reservation Building closest to the Security building and Wilderness Road.
  • Visitors will be addressed and asked to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask, if available.
  • Please follow social distance markings leading up to the new service window.
  • After hours check in will be handled by Security at their service window.

Wilderness Presidential Resort allows for check-in 24 hours a day. Should you arrive after the Front Desk has closed, please proceed to the Security Guard Shack located at the entrance of the resort. The staff there is available 24 hours a day to handle any after hour check-ins, no matter how late you may arrive.

Cashless Transactions

At this time, it is recommended that all Members use contactless payment options, such as card payments over the phone and checks sent by mail. Amenities may require reservations such as the Gem Mine, Marina and other Water Sports.

Guest & Entrance Parking

During this initial phase, Members will be directed to use the window on the side of the Administration building. Park in the Administration parking lot and proceed to the window. In order to keep traffic flowing, please do not park on the side of the road near the window unless you have an RV and are asked to come through the gates. There may be no last-minute visitors. (Please note- guest cards are not in effect at this time.)

Reservation Disclaimer
Although the majority of the lodging is placed lakeside, there are some units that are in close proximity and may not be directly next to the lake. We cannot guarantee that lakeside units are always available, therefore, are subject to availability.

Unit Numbers Are Not Guaranteed

The resort reserves the right to make unit number adjustments in the event of emergency maintenance or housekeeping moves. Unit number reassignments may also occur to improve inventory availability. If a guest desires a specific unit number, please be sure to contact our reservation department at 888-811-7850 immediately following the reservation submission to note your request. Requests are gladly taken, but are NOT guaranteed.


Due to the shifting COVID-19 regulations in Virginia, Wilderness Presidential Resort is operating at partial capacity which means there will be limited availability for activities. We encourage all guests to make activity reservations in advance by calling the resort. Please visit the below link to view current hours and contact info for resort activities.

itinerary recommendations

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