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Fort Lewis W.O.W. Retreat

April 19-21

Join us for this inclusive, immersive Weekend of Wellness, centered around improving your wellbeing and nourishing your spirit. Through connection, movement, and education, you’ll learn beneficial take-home practices to aid you in leading a more mindful and balanced life. Daily fitness classes will be welcoming to all levels while focused on relieving tension, gaining movement awareness, and recalibrating the body. Health Coach Jennifer Zipkin will help empower participants by walking them through one new healthy habit at a time.

Retreat Cost: $350/participant (lodging not included, standard room rates apply, 2-night stay required for participants)
Package includes:

  • Daily movement-based fitness classes (welcome to all levels) 
  • Guided nature walk (meditation in motion) 
  • Daily wellness instructions including guided meditation, journaling and nutrition
  • Fireside connection sessions
  • The opportunity to explore priotizing your wellness aspirations

*Must book a 2-night stay to participate. Email for questions. 

Fort Lewis Fly Fishing Guide School

Saturday, April 27

Time: 10am – 4pm

Guide School Cost: $185/person (lodging not included, standard room rates apply)

Package includes:

  • One all-day fishing excursion and instruction with certified guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • At least 1 guide per every 3 participants, guaranteeing individual instruction
*Participants must provide own waders. Rods, flies, and other fishing gear available upon request.
*Must book a 2-night stay to participate. 

CRPA Artist Retreat at Fort Lewis

May 5-9, 2024

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Fort Lewis invite artists of any medium to join us for The Fourth Annual CRPA Artist Retreat at Fort Lewis. Offering over 3,300 acres of open fields, mountains, forests, wildflowers, and birds, and featuring 3-miles of the scenic Cowpasture River, Fort Lewis is the perfect place to gather with fellow artists and create in a beautiful outdoor setting. This 4-day event includes a nightly social hour and daily picnic lunch. The event is non-juried and open to the first 30 artists who register. For details and registration click here.

Bath County Art Show

July 13-21, 2024

Show Hours: Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, July 20  —  1 – 5 pm
Sunday, July 21  —   10 am – 12 pm

Location: Bath County High School – 464 Charger Ln, Hot Springs, VA 24445

Now in its 59th year, the Bath County Art Show allows visitors to view and purchase art work from more than 250 regional artists working in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, photography and sculpture. For more information visit Free and open to the public.

Bath County Plein Air Art Festival

2024 Dates TBD

Stay with us for the Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival, celebrating the tradition of outdoor painting. 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. Event details & ticket information can be found here.

Contact for event inquiries.

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