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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed one night ( July 31 2014) when passing through Lewisburg on my way to South Carolina. The general Lewis is an old 25 room Inn centrally located in Lewisburg. It has a large front porch with rocking chairs to enjoy a late afternoon cocktail . Public areas are quiet, clean and simply furnished in keeping with an old Inn....

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thanks very much for posting on Trip Advisor with you kind comments. Especially like the use of "quaint old inn" as that description well describes us! Hope you'll come back again. Sincerely, Nan

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a nice experience. We were greeted at check in by someone who was accommodating and displayed a genuine interest in our staying that the hotel. We had packed bikes to cylse the Greenbrier Trail and the hotel provided a secure covered space for us to stow our three bikes for the night. The hotel was a pleasant change from...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your fine review on Trip Advisor. Sometime the perfect combination of people get to stay in our "Family Suite" which is actually two rooms with "lots of beds"... Glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope that you'll come back again. The Greenbrier River Trail is an attraction which we feel fortunate to have...

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We like staying at lodging that is not the usual sterile but bland look alike chain inn. In that regard, the General Lewis Inn did not disappoint. Regal on the outside and comfortable and rustic on the inside, it is chock full of historical artifacts and the ghosts of times past. A peaceful garden sits out back. We stayed in...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Thanks so much for sharing your experience staying with us by using TripAdvisor. We appreciate knowing about the inconvenience's, too. Sometime the "charm" of the old inn makes sharing a suite with others a little difficult, especially when they have to walk through your room to get to the shared bathroom!!! Sorry! Hope you will stay with us...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was my second time staying at the General Lewis. The first was 14 years ago and it was just myself and one other person. This time it was myself, my husband and 5 children. You actually feel like you are stepping into the past from the moment you walk in the door. The children loved playing all of the...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Friends, It was a pleasure to have your family stay with us. We really do enjoy telling the ghost stories! Different staff have different stories, so be sure to ask about any new stories the next time you visit. Thanks for your kind words on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Nan Morgan

Hometown, West Virginia
Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here most summers for the last 15 years while she is in town on business. There are many options to stay nearby with pools and exercise rooms but we just can't tear ourselves away from the wonderful service we receive at the General. The food service is also amazing. Their chefs rival anything we...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Joe, It's hard to believe that it's been that many years!!! Wonderful to have you as our guests. We look forward to keeping the Inn a tradition for your stay in Lewisburg. Thanks for all the good words and many years of knowing each other. Nan

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is my favorite place to stay. Better than all other hotels nationwide. The atmosphere, the service and the restaurant are just magical. I have stayed here many times over the past 25 years, and it just gets better. The decor and atmosphere is amazing. The restaurant serves nothing but the best, and the service is impecable.

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Friends, How kind you are to post on Trip Advisor. Time passes so quickly. Hope that you will make the Inn part of your travel plans for many years to come, Sincerely, Nan

Charlottesville
Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family stayed here on our way to take our children to camp. Although the bed was small (do not stay here if you are used to a king!), overall it was great. The service was very friendly, the rooms were clean, it was quiet, and the breakfast we had at the restaurant downstairs was hearty.

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

We hope you'll make the Inn part of your Camp experience. We have generations of "girls" that have stayed with us and it's always a pleasure. Thank you for your kind words. Nan

Newport News, Virginia
Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family and I have stayed at the General Lewis for the last 14 years every late June. The grandchildren love the garden in the back, to run and play. They catch lightening bugs and play games. There are several tables and chairs in the garden for family to set about and visit with one another. If not too busy,...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Reading your review was very moving. As you know, your visits bring great memories to all of us here. It's been wonderful getting to know you and your family. Many thanks for being part of the General Lewis Inn Family. Nan

Delaware, Ohio
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Short and sweet; if you want to feel the essence of the early 20th century enhanced with relics from the civil war era and wrapped up in friendly, accommodating service, stay here! Second floor rooms are best for a quiet night. Guests at the in observed the request for quiet after 11:00, making a lack of insulation a non-issue. We...

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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review

Dear Friends, It was delightful to have your family stay here with us. Thank you for the kind words on Trip Advisor. Good suggestion about the rooms on the second floor, yes, they are more out of earshot. Hope to have you back again soon. Warm regards, Nan

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Inn and the town were very nice. Highly recommend Lewisburg and the General Lewis Inn. They have a nice Pub and nice dining all in walking distance. For ghost enthusiasts there is a cemetery at The Old Stone Church, also The Confederate Cemetery was awesone!

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Dear Ghost Lovers, Well, it may have been a while since you've been here, so you'll need to come on back and hear new stories about the Ghosts!!! We've had plenty of unidentified doorbell ringing and mysterious other happenings. Thank you for the kind words about the Inn and Lewisburg as well. We've probably got the best restaurants in a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique Lodging in an Historic and Lovely Inn. We offer the modern traveler gracious service, a tranquil garden, a farm to table restaurant; Jefferson Dining Room, a cocktail bar; Thistle Lounge, and a lovely gift shoppe filled with silk and cashmere robes, spa products, and treasures. We welcome you seven days a week. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Historic General Lewis Inn

Address: 1236 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
Location: United States > West Virginia > Lewisburg
Price Range: $123 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
General Lewis Hotel Lewisburg
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“Rooms on the second floor facing the back offer nice views of the patio & garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Lives_to_travel2, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Second floor rooms are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 944fredw, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“First floor is a little noisy due to age and wood floors.”
 of 5 bubbles bobwattsi, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept a room near the front desk or bar or steps.”
 of 5 bubbles E7801QTmicheleh, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator, there may be some stair barriers for wheelchairs. They switched a room to the first floor for my friend.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanO899, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
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