A few steps from the Lodge is the magnificently restored 19th century Lewis Mill Restaurant where a seasonally-inspired, family-style dinner and breakfast are served. Menus change daily and always provide a plethora of options including side dishes comprised of vegetables just plucked from the farm’s own gardens, grilled meats, freshly baked breads, eggs collected from our chicken coop, and delicious desserts that have developed a reputation of their own. It’s all tempting, innovative and fresh. We let the farm inspire our menus and incorporate whatever bounty the land is providing.
Buck’s Bar opens nightly at 6:30pm for beer and wine happy hour and dinner is served around 7:45pm, but the exact mealtime is announced by the ringing of our dinner bell, which can be heard throughout the grounds. Breakfast is served at 9:00am. Please notify Fort Lewis regarding any food allergies in advance of your stay and we’ll be happy to accommodate.
If you have visited Fort Lewis before, you know that our farm-fresh meals served family-style are one of the hallmarks of a stay at the farm. For increased food safety, we have changed our traditional buffet and instead call tables up one-by-one and have guests select which dishes they want plated from our daily menu.
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“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, your 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
“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
“Fort Lewis Lodge is one of those rare and wonderful places that celebrates life’s simple pleasures.” -Cassandra VanHooser | Southern Living
“…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
“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
“This western-size spread has fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking–less than four hours from Washington, D.C.” -Eddie Nickens | Men’s Journal