For a family or group of friends looking for a more private mountain escape, The Bend House is the ideal retreat. The residence sits on a premier 165-acre tract adjoining Fort Lewis to the south and provides all of the comforts of your very own home away from home. Featuring 360-degree mountain views, private access to the Cowpasture River, and custom-built accommodations, guests will be able to relax fully into the country living experience. While meals are not included in your stay at The Bend, the house comes with a fully equipped kitchen for evenings spent cooking and grilling. The estate boasts a main house and guest house. The main house’s four cozy guestrooms are upscale and feature individual bathrooms, while the guesthouse offers additional lodging to accommodate larger groups.
Weekdays: $400 per night for up to 4 guests, with each additional guest at $50/person (Sun-Fri)
Weekends: $450 per night for up to 4 guests, with each additional guest at $50/person (Fri-Sun)
The house comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests
Rates subject to a 5.3% Virginia sales tax and a 4% lodging tax. $100 cleaning fee applied.
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“We didn’t bring much – old bathing suits, sensible shoes, tons to read and expand-waist pants to accommodate fresh-from-the-garden cooking. Eating is a recreational activity here. Believe me.” – Krys Stefansky | Travel Editor, Virginian Pilot
“Furnished with country-style antiques and quilts, the Lodge’s 19 rooms look bright and cheery. On my visits I spend a lot of time bobbing around in the old fashioned swimming hole, carved at the base of a towering rock wall.” -Jim Yenckel | Budget Travel
“Hiking boots, biking shoes, paddleing sandals, chest-waders – if you visit Virginia’s Fort Lewis Lodge, you’re biggest problems might be packing all the footgear you’ll need.” -Eddie Nickens | Washingtonian
“This western-size spread has fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking–less than four hours from Washington, D.C.” -Eddie Nickens | Men’s Journal
“Fort Lewis Lodge is one of those rare and wonderful places that celebrates life’s simple pleasures.” -Cassandra VanHooser | Southern Living
“When was the last time you had 3,000 acres of Virginia’s finest in our own backyard?” -Eddie Nickens | Washingtonian
“A country inn for guests seeking the outdoors and an opportunity for some ‘natural’ relaxation, hiking, fishing , mountain biking and swimming.” -Matt Sampson | Virginia Wildlife
“It’s my Shangri-la, a unique place that I recommend enthusiastically. My dictionary defines Shangri-la as a remote, idyllic hideaway where life approaches perfection. For me, that’s Fort Lewis Lodge.” -Jim Yenckel | Travel editor Washington Post
“…the Fort Lewis Lodge is a true escape, an idyllic hideaway where all there is to do is relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this pristine 3,200 acres of meadows, forest and rivers amid the Allegheny Mountains.” -Andie Gibson | SmithMountainLaker.com