Reserve Now

Events & Retreats

Bath County Art Show

July 16 – 24, 2022

Enjoy more than 600 works of art by local and regional artists.

Free and open to the public.

Show hours: Saturday, July 16 through Saturday, July 23 from 1 pm to 5 pm; Sunday, July 24 from 10 am until noon.

Stop by the Bath County Art Show, a beloved summer tradition here since 1965. Widely regarded as a must-see event among area residents and visitors alike.

What makes this art show so exceptional? Our display of hundreds of works of art transforms Valley Elementary School’s halls and classrooms into an unforgettable art experience. You’ll see oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more. All works are for sale.

All proceeds from the Art Show benefit the Bath County Arts Association, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and expand access to the arts in Bath County. For more information visit bathcountyarts.org.

Bath County Plein Air Art Festival

September 26 – October 2, 2022

Stay with us for the Ninth 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. Tickets go on sale June 1.

Contact erin@fortlewislodge.com for event inquiries.

“…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

“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

“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

“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

“Hiking boots, biking shoes, paddleing sandals, chest-waders – if you visit Virginia’s Fort Lewis Lodge, your 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