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.
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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 stone chimney for 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.
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.
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, 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.
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 rates for two guests in both the Uplands and Walatoola cabins start at $465.
The rates for two guests in the Tall Timbers Cabin start at $485.
The rates for two guests in the John Lewis Cabin start at $510.
Each additional adult $90 | Each additional child (age 2-12) $60
Dinner and breakfast included. Rates vary midweek v. weekend. Rates subject to a 5.3% Virginia sales tax, a 4% meals and lodging tax, and a service charge of $20/room/night in lieu of tipping.
“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
“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
“…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
“This western-size spread has fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking–less than four hours from Washington, D.C.” -Eddie Nickens | Men’s Journal
“Fort Lewis Lodge is one of those rare and wonderful places that celebrates life’s simple pleasures.” -Cassandra VanHooser | Southern Living
“When was the last time you had 3,000 acres of Virginia’s finest in our own backyard?” -Eddie Nickens | Washingtonian
“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
“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