Built in 2014 with environmental considerations in mind, the Chandler Eco-Lodge is an overnight resource for groups staying at Claytor Nature Center and can accommodate up to 16 guests. The 2,100-square-foot lodge features a spacious living and dining area in an open floor plan, perfect for lounging and group gatherings. The full kitchen, complete with a refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven, sink, ample counter space, and dining and cooking wares offers options for in-house cooking and dining. There are two bedrooms, one on each side of the building, each with eight bunked single beds and four desks. There are two large full bathrooms with fully accessible showers. The Eco-Lodge is connected to the Claytor WiFi network.
While the Eco-Lodge was designed for groups attending an event on site — research groups, Claytor educational programs, University of Lynchburg courses, etc. — there is also limited availability for overnight guests. Those hosting or interested in hosting an event at Claytor, along with those interested in accomodations on site to simply enjoy Claytor’s trails and other natural offerings, may submit a request.
The Eco-Lodge is named for the family of former Lynchburg College trustee Charles R. Chandler. Charles’ grandson, Ray Chandler, currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Claytor Nature Center.
See our press release about the grand opening of the Eco-Lodge.