Fort Lewis Lodge

603 Old Plantation Way , Millboro, VA 24460 USA (Show map)

About

Like most country inns, we trade in romance, exceptional fare, and a change of pace. But, it is the comforting seclusion of the mountains, forests, fields and streams that truly sets historical Fort Lewis apart. As you arrive, you'll thrill at the expanse of rolling pastures and towering cliffs rising above the river on this 3200 acre mountain estate. Fort Lewis is a rare combination of unpretentious elegance and unique architecture where every room has a view. In addition to the main Lodge there are three "in the round" silo bedrooms, four hand-hewn log cabins with stone fireplaces, and Riverside House which are perfect for a true country getaway. Evenings are highlighted by contemporary American-style cuisine served in the historic Lewis Gristmill. Outdoor activities abound with hiking, biking, trout fishing or simply relaxing by the Lodge’s pristine swimming hole. In the tradition of a full service country inn, our rates include a fresh, seasonally inspired dinner and breakfast, prepared by our very talented kitchen. Family owned and operated for over 25 years Open April through early November

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Anniversary Get Away

5 on June 30, 2014

We chose Fort Lewis Lodge for our 30th wedding anniversary get away. We wanted a beautiful location where we could spend quality time together, time to play, time to talk with each other and a time for romance. It exceeded all our expectations. We weren't able to stay nearly long enough and hope to return often. The owners and staff were very friendly, courteous and welcoming. We highly recommend Fort Lewis Lodge. It is also a great place for families to play together.


The hide away

5 on January 14, 2014

A home away from home. Wonderful memories, a ton of laughter, great friends perfect place for hiking, fishing and swimming. We keep coming back year after year so it is 20 and counting. Always make our reservation the day we leave for the following year. Great food and fantastic evening social atmosphere - best vacation always.


Wow!

5 on October 12, 2011

At first, The rate seems a little high, but after noting that you receive 2 gourmet meals a day, it is a bargain. And gourmet they are! The grounds are lovely and John and Caryl were both very helpful in locating 'something to do'. Nearby Warm Springs and Hiking trails are well done. I look forward to returning again soon.


What an awesome unique lodge and experience!!

5 on July 15, 2011

From the moment we entered the gates to Fort Lewis Lodge you felt you were being transported into absolute tranquility. Every detail about the Lodge and about the Innkeepers - John and Carly, exceeded expectations. Our accomodations in the John Lewis Cabin were superb, decor was exceptional, bed and bedding very comfortable, and the setting was so peaceful and tranquil. Both dinner and breakfast were exceptional, with plenty of food, good variety, and awesome almond raspberry muffins for breakfast. We wished we had a longer time to stay there, but our one night left us refreshed and energized. We would highly recommend Fort Lewis Lodge as a place to visit, and know we will definitely return.


Spectacular Getaway

5 on July 07, 2011

Just got back from a two day stay at this fantastic B&B. What a fun place to celebrate a special event in your life or just spend time with family, friends or a great "girls" outing. I traveled as a single women and met so many nice people. I felt very welcome by everyone. After two days, we were exchanges numbers in order to meet again. The food was prepared by the owners and was beyond any of my expectations. Most everyone was a returning vacationer. You can enjoy the hot tub, floating down the river on your tube, fishing, canoing, starlit nights, sitting around the spectacular outside fireplace and it goes on and on!! Kids have a blast just enjoying old fashion family fun. I highly recommend the Lodge for all "kids" no matter what your age. Try it ---you will want to return.


Just the thing!

5 on June 15, 2011

Please stay at Fort Lewis, enjoy the natural beauty, hospitality and delicious meals, life is too short to miss this great gem. Carol and John are naturally attuned to assist you in enjoying a wonderful vacation - take the kids, escape just the two of you or plan a reunion, all is possible in this lush and natural seting. Anita


A Little Piece of Heaven!

5 on October 08, 2009

We have been coming back to Fort Lewis for about 10 years and have found them to be the best place in Virginia. They always have something new that keeps you wanting more. This year they built an outside pavilion with a fireplace that makes you want to just come in and relax and enjoy the company of others. John and Carol are the best Innkeepers anywhere. The food just makes you want to come again and again. Not another place like it anywhere. I notice they have a five star rating and I would give them a 5 1/2 to put them over the top.


Rustic Heaven

5 on July 17, 2009

Fort Lewis Lodge has it all for those seeking relaxation, peace, beautiful countryside, fabulous meals (dinner and breakfast included in the price of your room), and a return to simple pleasures. John and Caryl are welcoming, laid-back, clearly enjoy their lives and their guests. I've stayed here twice. My routine: After a huge and delicious breakfast, I get in the hammock by the bullfrog pond and read. Then I might or might not take a walk, drive to Hot Springs and Warm Springs for a little shopping and lunch. In the afternoon, I'm in the Cowpasture River that flows through the property for a swim in clean, cold, flowing water. Then before-dinner drinks in the bar and a sumptuous dinner. Then I sit under a tree in a lawn chair and watch the millions of fire flies and the cool night. This place is a little heaven!


Heaven on Earth

5 on May 20, 2008

Great view, great food, great peace!! AAHH!!


Totally Outstanding!!!

5 on February 28, 2007

Ft. Lewis was the first B&B that my wife and I stayed at. After reading a rave review in the Virginia Pilot, we decided to give it a try and have been hooked on the place since. Although we stayed in the silo rooms on two occasions, we enjoyed our two stays in the cabin the best! Regardless what room you choose, Ft. Lewis is a fantastic place to stay. The atmosphere is totally relaxed and a welcome escape. Not only are`the accomodations fantastic, the food is also wonderful. Carly's breakfasts are always fantastic and John's grilled dinners in combination with Carly's side dishes are to die for! We've stayed in the early spring and autumn and the scenery at Ft. Lewis is wonderful regardless of the season. If you need assistance with suggestions with things to do, let John know. He never fails to assist in planning near by trips or just hikes on the Ft. Lewis property. The combination of the wonderful hosts, great meals, and wonderfult atmosphere make Ft. Lewis a 'must stay' bed and breakfast


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Rooms & Rates

Walatoola Cabin

The Shawnee called our winding river the “Walatoola”. This hand-hewn log cabin is best described as “one of a kind” and 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, and queen size bed. A sleep sofa is available if needed for an additional guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $330 - $0

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, and queen-size bed, and a sleep sofa if needed for an additional guest. And yes, there is a porch swing here too. What cabin would be complete without one?

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $330 - $0

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 day bed alcove on the first floor with the bedroom, porch, and spacious bath up on the second. A wood burning fireplace adds to the romantic bedroom ambiance. Satellite TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $375 - $0

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, TV, wet bar, refrigerator, walk-in shower, and of course, a porch swing for sunset cocktails.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $375 - $0

Lodge & Silo Rooms

This is where it all began in 1988. The main Lodge is centrally located with easy access to the Lewis Mill dining room, pavilion, and the river. The Lodge has eight comfortable bedrooms, all similar in nature and furnished in the Shaker-style tradition. And, just for fun, there is an attached glazed-tile Silo with a spiral stairway leading to 3 very private bedrooms-in-the-round. Every room has a view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $265 - $280

Lodge Family Suite

2 bedrooms connected by private bath, king size bed in one and twin beds in the other. Accommodates up to 4

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $280 - $0

Riverside House Rooms

Among many of Fort Lewis’s happy surprises is Riverside House, a short three minute drive away, on the upper tract. There you will find five individual bedrooms all with private bathrooms. Peaceful and secluded, it offers all of the amenities of the Lodge with an added bonus, a picturesque view of the river and some of the finest fishing on the grounds. Hugged with porches, it has ample areas to enjoy the scenery or to just curl up with a good book. The spacious guest rooms are elegant and feature individual bathrooms. For the purist, spring water flows fresh from the tap. The Riverside House is set just down the road from the Lodge, and can be rented by the room or you may rent the whole house when available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $270 - $0

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Roanoke, VA (ROA) 52 miles

Directions to property:

From Millboro Springs take 39 west for .7 mile, turn right on Rt. 678. Follow 678 for 10.8 miles, turn left on 625 (River Road) and go .2 mile to entrance on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Warm springs pools, Washington and Lee University, Garth Newel Chamber Music, Snowshoe, Homestead Resort, Museum of American Frointier Culture, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Cabin, Ranch

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wildlife viewing, Inner tubing in the river, Shopping, Swimming, Table Tennis, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call to discuss boarding options
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night
  • Cancellations: Deposits must be received within 7 days of reservation and obligate both the Lodge and guests for the entire length of stay reserved. Refund, less $10 administrative fee, will be made up to 10 days prior to arrival. Thereafter, refunds will be made only if the room is re-rented.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

John & Caryl Cowden

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We accommodate dietary restrictions. Please give notice when you book your room.


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