Continuing our look back at recent travels in Virginia…a completely different type of inn than the previously-covered Inn at Warner Hall. Next on the itinerary was Fort Lewis Lodge, a 3200-acre “country resort”,  right in the middle of Virgina’s most rural county, Bath (not one traffic light in the whole county!) and not far from the renowned Homestead Resort and historic Warms Springs. The inn has miles of crystal-clear stocked trout streams, a mountain, beautiful fields and is dotted with ponds; it’s basically an outdoor-lover’s paradise. The accommodations are housed in a group of buildings sprinkled around the property, the centerpiece being the lodge with it’s stunning glazed-tile silo. The rooms in the lodge are comfortable but simple, shaker-style. The log cottages are more luxurious and full of character. Our challenge here was to “sell” prospective guests on all the wonderful things you can do right on property–no need to travel once you drive up the long, long driveway. Loyal guests return to this property in part for the rooms but more for the pristine nature of this spot and all the outdoor activities available.

I think we captured a bit of the one-of-a-kind experience Fort Lewis Lodge offers….

FortLewis Exteriors Biking 02 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeA couple biking on Fort Lewis Lodge’s private drive – this is how you enter the property

FortLewis Exterior Lodge 06 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe lodge with its great silo

FortLewis Exterior Pavilion 08 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe pavilion is a recently constructed open air common space, with expansive views

FortLewis Exterior Pavilion 04 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis Lodge

The pavilion by night – complete with dramatic fireplace

FortLewis Exteriors Artist 02 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis Lodge

We weren’t the only ones capturing the natural beauty…

FortLewis Food Dining 09 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe lodge-style dinner is a buffet of very fresh homemade salads and casseroles – featuring a perfectly-grilled meat or fish

FortLewis River Fly Fishing 05 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeFly fishing in Fort Lewis Lodge’s private stream

FortLewis River Fly Fishing 08 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe Prize – a perfect rainbow trout

FortLewis River Kayak 03 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe inn offers kayaks for its guests

FortLewis Rooms LewisCabin 01 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis Lodge

One of the inn’s log cabin accommodations

FortLewis Exterior x Misc 04 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeExterior of log cabins at Fort Lewis Lodge

FortLewis Exteriors Mill 04 X2 Wonderfully Wild: Fort Lewis LodgeThe entry porch into the Mill Building – where the cozy pub and dining room are located

If you are a member of the press and want to see or use any of the 200 + high resolution images from this shoot, just email us  for the password to the Jumping Rocks Media Bank  page for Fort Lewis Lodge.

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