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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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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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Caryl’s Kitchen: Pumpkin Muffins

If you’ve ever looked around on the walls near Caryl’s kitchen, you’ve probably seen where her Fort Lewis Lodge recipes have been featured in magazines. If you ever wanted to take the time to jot them down, but weren’t able … Continue reading

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Fort Lewis Lodge Named Among 2013 Top 10 Most Romantic Inns

Fort Lewis Lodge was named among the 2013 Top 10 Romantic Inns by American Historic Inns, publisher of Bed & Breakfasts Guide Books and iLoveInns.com. Over the years we’ve come to understand that Fort Lewis Lodge has an asset that … Continue reading

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March Flyfishing outlook by John Roberts

March Outlook- This is crank up month for flyfishing especially toward the end as water temps warm up to favorable water temps for aquatic insects to start hatching. Greater insect presence always affects trout behavior as they become more active. … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Season Under Way

Mark your calendars for one of the first outdoor festivals of the season. The 54th Highland County Maple Festival will be held over the weekends of March 10-11 and March 17-18. The weather can be unpredictable in March so watch … Continue reading

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Bath County Fishing Sites

Aside from trout and bass fishing found right here in the Cowpasture River, there are several lake fishing opportunities in the area. Lake Moomaw Lake Moomaw, west of Warm Springs, is home to many species of fish including largemouth bass, … Continue reading

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8th Annual Sprint Triathlon

The Moomaw Madness Sprint Triathlon will be held at Lake Moomaw, just over the mountain from the Lodge, this Saturday, June 18th. The sprint triathlon distances are a 750 meter open water swim, a 20K bike loop, and a 5K … Continue reading

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Virginia Jazz and Blues Festival

Things will be heating up on the other side of Warm Springs Mountain at this year’s Virginia Jazz and Blues Festival at the Garth Newel Music Center. This three-day festival opens Friday, June 10th, with a little something for every … Continue reading

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The Tin Man Challenge

He’s back, full of heart and wants to give you a high five on one of the Lodge’s hiking trails. Which one you ask, and that my friend is the challenge. Just adopt a woodsman’s spirit and keep an eye … Continue reading

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