A few steps from the lodge is the magnificently restored 19th century Lewis Grist Mill where a most delightful surprise awaits you: a cuisine that rivals the finest restaurants in the largest cities. "There are no bounderies. I'm doing what I want to do with influences from all over," says Caryl Cowden of her contemporary American style cooking. This vibrant mix of fresh tastes and interesting menus is enhanced by numerous side dishes comprised of vegetables just plucked from the farm's own gardens, fresh breads and sumptuous desserts that have developed a reputation of their own among inn-goers.
The lush setting is like a first page description of what a gentle country inn should be in a first rate novel... a gathering place, a refuge, the perfect setting in which to laugh, do a little business, or just catch up and spend quality time with your favorite people.
Inside the Lewis Mill, the spacious dining room and upstairs game room are delightful and practical spaces for any event. Business and retreat planners are finding Fort Lewis Lodge the perfect change-of-pace location for mid-week conferences up to 30.
It's Time to Relax
At Lewis Mill, anticipation begins during the twilight social hour at Buck's Bar on the porch overlooking a colorfully landscaped fish pond. Guest enjoy ice cold beer and wine while comparing notes on their day afield. John tends marinated beef, chicken, ribs, or fresh seafood sizzling on the grills while heavenly aromas waft from the kitchen.