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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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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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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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Fireflies! Lightning Bugs! Winged Beetles!

A warm summer evening just isn’t the same without lightning bugs. These winged beetles, also called fireflies, thrive in western Virginia, where they’re drawn to trees, fields and marshes near the natural springs, streams, rivers and pools that are plentiful … Continue reading

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Jefferson Pools

Thomas Jefferson himself once soaked in the soothing waters of Bath County’s legendary hot springs, declaring the warm mineral pools the best in the country. In 1818, Jefferson spent three weeks at the resort hotel The Homestead, visiting the springs … Continue reading

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