Author Archives: fortlewislodge

Escalloped Apples

A warm and savory apple dish thats recently been popular at our table on these cool April nights. What’s nice about this recipe is its versatility. Not too sweet to be served during dinner, but sweet enough to be used as … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe | 1 Comment

Bullfrogs

That sound you hear? Kind of like a moo of a cow, but not quite? Bullfrogs. These frogs are common in this part of western Virginia, found in freshwater ponds, lakes and marshes and recognizable by their trademark baritone honk. … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Splendor of the George Washington National Forest

Fort Lewis Lodge lies amid the splendor of the George Washington National Forest, a more than 1 million-acre spread that’s popular for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and camping. Established as a national forest in 1918, it was renamed for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Stargazing

The grounds of Fort Lewis Lodge are perfect for stargazing. Far from the hustle and bustle, the dark, woodsy setting makes for some gorgeous night-time skies. Visit the stargazing deck. Spread out a blanket, and look up. For most people, … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Swimming Holes

In the decades before the concrete, water-filled holes in the ground we now call swimming pools, there was such a thing called a “swimming hole.” And yes, believe it or not, there are still many of these natural swimming pools … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fly Fishing at Fort Lewis Lodge

If fly-fishing’s your thing, the area’s rivers and streams are perfect for it. Some have even been called the best for fly-fishing in the state. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Have the right stuff. That means a rod … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hiking in the Mountains Around Fort Lewis Lodge

Hiking trails are so abundant around Fort Lewis Lodge, it might be hard to pick one! The area is known for its hiking – some say Bath County is a hidden gem in the crown of mid-Atlantic hiking. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Homestead: Fort Lewis Lodge Neighbors Across the Mountain

Just around the corner in Hot Springs, you’ll find the Homestead, a 2,000-acre luxury resort and spa. You’ve probably heard of it, and at Fort Lewis Lodge we’re delighted to be their neighbors just over the mountain. The Homestead is … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery, where hundreds of thousands of trout are raised each year to stock Virginia streams. In fact, when you’re here at Fort Lewis Lodge, we … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Garth Newel Music Center

Once, it was a training ground for Arabian horses. For a while, it was a summer camp for Girl Scouts. But for the past 40 years, the lush property off U.S. 220 between Hot Springs and Warm Springs has been … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment