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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What makes the hot springs hot?

There are hundreds of hot springs around the world, from the famous – those that create the famous geysers at Yellowstone National Park – to the largest – the 160-acre Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand. Bath County, where Fort … Continue reading

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