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The Cabins

In 1992 our affair with re-constructing historic log cabins began. After a long search we found the Walatoola and Uplands Cabins in neighboring Greenbrier River Valley. Years later we located the Tall Timbers and John Lewis Cabins in the tobacco region of North Carolina. In the case of each cabin we numbered the logs, loaded them on a truck, and then spent the following year bringing them back to life here at Fort Lewis.

Dinner and breakfast are included for all rooms, cabins, and cottages

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John Lewis Cabin

Based on an early pencil sketch we have faithfully recreated a replica of the John Lewis house built in 1732. Two handsomely appointed rooms feature a large stone chimney for cozy wood fires, king size bed, TV, wet bar, refrigerator, walk-in shower, bluetooth speaker, and of course, a porch swing for sunset cocktails. Twin daybed in the living room can accommodate an additional guest.

Tall Timbers Cabin

A two-story log cabin puts you up in the balcony for that mountain view. There is a sitting room, wet bar, and twin day bed alcove on the first floor with the queen bedroom, porch, and spacious bath up on the second. A wood burning fireplace adds to the romantic bedroom ambiance. Cabin offers TV and bluetooth speaker.

Uplands Cabin

Rich in history, cozy and comfortable, the Uplands Cabin awaits yet another generation of adventurous travelers. The Uplands Cabin is a warmly decorated one bedroom cabin with private bath, wood burning fireplace, small refrigerator, bluetooth speaker, and queen-size bed. A sleep sofa is available if needed for an additional guest. And yes, there is a porch swing here too.

Walatoola Cabin

The Shawnee called our winding river the “Walatoola.” This hand-hewn log cabin reflects the time honored skills of the early Scotch Irish settlers. The Walatoola cabin is a one bedroom cabin with a front porch swing, private bath, wood burning fireplace, refrigerator, bluetooth speaker, and king size bed. A sleep sofa is available if needed for an additional guest.


The rate for two guests in both the Uplands and Walatoola cabins is $440.
Each additional adult $90 | Each additional child (ages 2-12) $60

The rate for two guests in the Tall Timbers Cabin is $460.
Each additional adult $90 | Each additional child (ages 2-12) $60

The rate for two guests in the John Lewis Cabin is $485.
Each additional adult $90 | Each additional child (ages 2-12) $60

Rates subject to a 5.3% Virginia sales tax and a 4% meals and lodging tax.


“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

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

“…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 |

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

“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

“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 | 

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

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