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“Tranquil...and delicious!”
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Fort Lewis Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Millboro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 26, 2013

There are a cluster of buildings (main lodge with attached silo, 3 historic log cabins, restaurant and outdoor pavillion with stone fireplace overlooking acreage alongside the Blue Ridge Mtns) to one end of the property and another bldg with 4 rooms at the opposite end. Breakfast and dinner were scrumptious and included in the price. Buffet meals served in rustic style dining room (charming). not typical buffet fare. First night we had Pork tenderloin with fresh cranberry topping, delectable salad, fresh chopped fruit, vegetable casserole, apple muffins and a tasty dessert of cake and ice cream. A river runs alongside the property and there are kayaks and canoes free for guests as well as a fleet of mountain bikes. I don't fish much but the river looks to be a fly fishing dream. We could actually see the fish in the clear water. Pages of fly fishing info are in the Lodge info binder. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: We stayed at the Riverside, which is on the far end of the 3000 acre property, a 3 minute drive to t...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I are just back from another wonderful trip to Fort Lewis Lodge. This makes at least 14 trips in 15 years. We now meet up with seven others on an annual basis and Caryl says our laughter is what she looks forward to every Labor Day weekend. We look forward to the sereneness, fun in the river, maps that John gives us with suggestions for day trips (hikes, falls, caverns, The Homestead, Warm Springs, Lake Moomaw) We look forward to hearing that bell ring every morning and evening announcing another delicious meal from Caryl. We can't say enough about the property, the hospitality and fun.

Room Tip: We love Silo 3 but room 12 in the lodge is quiet and roomy
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Fort Lewis Lodge, next to the Cowpasture River, surrounded by pastures and mountains, is the jewel of the Alleghenies. The accommodations, with a choice of four cabins or rooms in the Lodge, are excellent, and the cabins are charming. The owners, John and Caryl, are gracious grandmasters of Virginia hospitality; and Caryl is an exceptional chef. The guests who frequent the Lodge are down-to-earth, interesting, and fun. This rare find is a place to return to many times.

Room Tip: The river is the swimming pool and the wide-open countryside is the fitness center; both are excelle...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Lodge is actually a mini village of 4 cabins, a covered pavilion, a main bldg, and a converted mill housing the dining area and recreation/meeting facility. Everything is in tip-top shape and very clean. The food is superb, as numerous others have commented on, and there isn't much else you would need at this place. It is splendid isolation, but not really all that far if you want to drive to Warm or Hot Springs for a bit of an escape. If you like solitude without a lot of distractions then you've come to the right place.

Room Tip: The silo rooms are unique, but the tight winding external staircase could be a challenge to those wi...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband and I have been coming here for years. The facility is unbelievably well maintained. You would think it had just been opened up. The cleanliness of the rooms is impeccable.
The best part ( other than the amazing location, wonderful hospitality, and ability to totally relax ) is the food. Fresh fresh fresh and so delicious!
If you truly want to take a moment to "smell the roses" this is the place to visit. We are already looking forward to our next trip.

Room Tip: The rooms in the Riverhouse are wonderful.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This place is like going back in time. It's extremely relaxing. Beautiful grounds, surrounded by mountains. We had a Silo room, which was just fine. Liked the privacy of it compared to the Lodge rooms. There is a community fridge in the lodge you can use for your food you bring. The Riverside house is about half a mile down the road, so keep that in mind if you book there. Although, across the street from the house is the Riverside dock and canoeing which is really nice.
Caryl's food is SO delicious. We couldn't eat lunch, there was so much of it! We had fun swimming, floating in the tubes, kayaking, and canoeing. We also brought our mountain bikes. As a note to mountain/trail biking fans, there aren't really a lot of biking trials on the property. Seems like more biking is done on the county roads there. The Cowpasture is a smaller, more shallow river, but very beautiful. The pavilion on the property is very nice, and they make a fire out there each night. There is also foosball and ping pong there. We enjoyed just sitting in the shade, reading looking at the mountains. There is a hot tub on the deck at the lodge.
This is definitely a place to relax, read a book, and enjoy nature. People looking to be entertained would be bored. We loved it. Being able to enjoy outdoor activities is very weather dependent as well. So be okay if it rains, just reading and doing nothing.

Room Tip: Silo 3 on the top floor is only accessible by a spiral outdoor staircase. Hard to get up with luggag...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Without repeating much of what others have already said, this is a beautifully-maintained lodge in the midst of stunning country. We just returned from 3 night stay in the Uplands cabin which was lovely. Owners and staff were friendly and helpful. Weather was both beautiful and a bit rainy but we hiked, canoed, swam in the river, took a drive, and just enjoyed very peaceful setting and great sleeping!!! Meals are delicious and plentiful. Nothing for miles around, so not for you if you need lots of entertainment and sightseeing, but can't fathom why you would.A really special place for enjoying the outdoors and relaxing or being as active as you like.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fort Lewis Lodge

Address: 603 Old Plantation Way, Millboro, VA 24460-2400
Location: United States > Virginia > Millboro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Millboro
Price Range: $288 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fort Lewis Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your destination in the mountains of Bath County Virginia for unique architecture, outdoor adventure and classic American style cuisine. Family owned for 28 years. Like most country inns, we trade in a change of pace, romance, and exceptional fare. But, it is the comforting seclusion of the mountains, forests, fields and streams that truly sets historical Fort Lewis apart. A 3200 acre estate ready to be explored. Outdoor activities abound with hiking, biking, trout fishing or simply relaxing by the Lodge's pristine swimming hole. We are best known for our food, and a farm fresh breakfast and dinner, served family-style, are included in your stay. ... more   less 
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