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Events & Retreats

Orvis Fly Fishing Weekend – May 1-3, 2020

Orvis Endorsed Guide Matt Miles will be joining us again this year to host our 3rd Annual Orvis Fly Fishing Retreat at Fort Lewis. Whether you are a curious first-timer or a seasoned fisherman, Matt and his team will provide one-on-one attention and tailored guidance, helping you hone your skills. Spring is prime fishing season and our river will be freshly stocked with trout, ready to bite.

EVENT SOLD OUT

Package includes:

  • Saturday morning orientation
  • One all-day fishing excursion and instruction with certified guide
  • Lunch Saturday
  • Full use of the Fort Lewis Lodge amenities throughout the weekend
  • At least 1 guide per every 4 guests, guaranteeing individual instruction

Fly Fishing Lunch & Learn – Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1pm

As a part of the Bath County Fly Fishing Festival, join us for an al fresco lunch on the farm featuring a presentation by Stephen Hiner. Visit this link for tickets and information.

$25/person

Bath County So Fly Festival – April 30 – May 3, 2020

Bath County’s Second Annual Fly-Fishing Festival celebrating the beautiful rivers and streams of our area. Come out to enjoy cozy lodging, culinary experiences, tastings, artisan market, classes, speakers, and, of course, Fly-Fishing.

A full event schedule and tickets can be found here.

Lunch & Learn featuring Troddenvale Cider & Fireside Chicken – Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 PM

An intimate gathering for those who love food & beverage & care about where it comes from. We’ll be bringing the table to the farm for this special luncheon prepared with local, pasture-raised chicken/eggs from Fireside Chicken & paired with Troddenvale Cider. The cider makers & farmers will introduce each course, discussing their process & sharing storeis from the field.

4 courses, $40/person *for lodging guests only

Bath County Plein Air Art Festival – September 28-October 4, 2020

Stay with us for the Eighth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival, celebrating the tradition of outdoor painting. For seven days visitors will have the opportunity to observe thirty nationally acclaimed artists as they paint the landscapes and culture of Bath County. There will be events and artist demonstrations throughout the week and the festival will culminate with a Gala Celebration where you can shop the art and cast your vote for the best painting. Explore one of the most beautiful small towns in Virginia while interacting with some of the nation’s top plein air painters.

Event details & ticket information can be found here.

“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

“Fort Lewis Lodge is one of those rare and wonderful places that celebrates life’s simple pleasures.”
 -Cassandra VanHooser | Southern Living

“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

“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

“This western-size spread has fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking–less than four hours from Washington, D.C.” -Eddie Nickens | Men’s Journal

“When was the last time you had 3,000 acres of Virginia’s finest in our own backyard?” -Eddie Nickens | 
Washingtonian

“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

“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

“…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