For a family or group looking for a more private mountain experience, The Bend House is the ideal retreat. The home sits on a premier 165-acre tract adjoining Fort Lewis to the south. Featuring 360-degree mountain views and custom-built details, guests will be able to relax fully into the country living experience. While meals are not included with your stay at The Bend, the house comes with a fully equipped kitchen for evenings spent cooking and grilling.
The property has a main house and guest house. The main house’s four cozy guestrooms are upscale and feature queen size beds and private bathrooms. The spacious common areas of the main house include a wood-buring fireplace, wood stove, living room with ample seating, screened in porch, several outdoor sitting areas, and a beautiful dining room. The guesthouse has one queen size bedroom, one ‘bunkroom’ with four twin beds, a small living room, kitchen, and 1.5 bathrooms. The guesthouse is only included for larger group bookings when more space is required.
The Bend offers a totally private home rental experience with it’s own entrance/driveway, plentiful gathering areas, and open fields all around — all providing complete seclusion and privacy. While guests staying here have access to all hiking trails, farmstead, and river access points, please note that the buildings and amenities of the main Lodge area are for guests staying at the main Lodge and Riverside only.
A local chef is available for in-house dining experiences or pre-prepped meals. Please contact the Lodge at least 3-weeks prior to your stay to inquire about availability.
Weekdays: $500 per night for up to 4 guests, with each additional guest at $50/person (Sun-Fri)
Weekends: $550 per night for up to 4 guests, with each additional guest at $50/person (Fri-Sun)
The house comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests. Holiday rates may vary.
Rates subject to a 5.3% Virginia sales tax and a 4% lodging tax.
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“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“When was the last time you had 3,000 acres of Virginia’s finest in our own backyard?” -Eddie Nickens | Washingtonian