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Stony Bottom Lodge on Lake Moomaw: Exclusive Private Dock/Access

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Lodge, Sleeps 8-11 guests. Gorgeous mountain/lake views.

Nestled on nearly 2900 mountain acres with private access to Lake Moomaw and surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, Big Lick Retreat is the perfect outdoor getaway! The lodge and guest homes of Big Lick Retreat offer outstanding views of Lake Moomaw.

Enjoy exclusive private access to Lake Moomaw for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water skiing and power boating.

Lake Moomaw’s 2530 acres are home to an amazing variety of game fish species. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stocked trout (brown, rainbow, and brook), crappie, bluegill, pickerel, channel catfish, and yellow perch all reside in Lake Moomaw. Surrounded by the Gathright Wildlife Management Area, its 43 miles of shoreline are undeveloped. Several excellent boat ramps are available.

The Bolar Flat Marina is nearby and is open year-round (fee applies). Boats must be less than 26 feet long. If you bring a boat, it can be kept overnight at Big Lick Retreat’s private dock. Gas, limited groceries and camping items, boat and boat slip rentals, ice, bait, fishing tackle, trailer parking and storage, and battery charging are available at the Bolar Flat camp store and marina.

Enjoy over 40 miles of private trailways for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. Surrounded by national forest land – you will enjoy your own private wilderness! In order to preserve the natural qualities of Big Lick Retreat, motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails.

Wildlife abounds! Big Lick Retreat is the perfect location to observe turkey, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, black bears, and much more.

Also on the property you’ll find a large private pond, stocked with bass and sunfish.

More Details

Owner
Erin Freeman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

Amenities

Warm Springs Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bathroom, double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed , Second floor bedroom
  • Pack and play available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Bring your sense of adventure! Bring your boat and leave it at the only private dock on lake Moomaw. Fish from the dock on the lake or at our pond. Bike or hike over nearly 2900 acres and 40 miles of roads. In an effort to preserve the natural qualities of Big Lick Retreat, off-road vehicles are not permitted.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Couldn't be closer to nature!

  • 5 of 5

It's certainly nothing fancy but the kitchen is more than well stocked, it's very clean, there are plenty of outdoor chairs and a fire pit, and the lake view is spectacular. We have stayed there 3 times and have never had to share the dock. The lake itself can't be beat. We plan to come for many summers to come. I don't know how they could add a thing to improve our experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mixed families with kids and dogs.

  • 5 of 5

Our party had 3 families, two with kids and one without. We had kids from infants to teenagers. This place was almost perfect. The one thing that was a pleasant surprise was that they were stocked with the random kitchen supplies that one might accidentally forget. For example I forgot to bring aluminum foil. They have two coffee makers and plenty of coffee or you can bring your own. The only thing that wasn't perfect is that the propane tank for the grill was not full and we ran out after a day of grilling. There is no place near where we could get a new one. The stove was also old and difficult for me to cook on.

Our family went fishing on the private dock and caught a couple of fish. We didn't make it out to the lake because it wasn't warm enough and didn't have our own boat or water sports equipment. If we had though, the lake was down the way and easy to access. Mostly we grilled, played pool, played board games, and made s'mores by the fire pit. We took two Shelties that absolutely loved running free. The children loved having water balloon fights and running around .

The cabin itself seems old but in a cute throw back way. They have direct tv and we were able to watch the news and even a couple of movies. The WiFi is reliable but if you are streaming video it isn't great. The three bathrooms were perfect for a group our size and they were stocked with shampoo, body wash, and bar soap. They had a bar stocked with things like straws and little umbrellas. All the things that were supplied were of nice quality, from the hand soap at the sinks to the nice soft toilet paper. The play room was big and there were board games and darts as well. The couches were all comfortable. There was a musky smell when we first arrived but they had a candle and between that and opening the windows, the smell was gone. You do have to run the water in the shower and sinks a bit because at first its brown.

Every one loved staying here, we were there for 4 days and 3 nights. We never got bored. If you are looking for a comfortable place to sit back and enjoy the view, grilling, and sitting by a fire pit, then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin to spend with friends/family

  • 5 of 5

Everything is clean! The kitchen is stocked, the rooms are nice and cosy and the view is peaceful.

We loved staying here and have wonderful memories of our New Year stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Virginia
5

Comfortable, Private, Safe and Fun Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As the title suggests, you can't go wrong with picking Stoney Bottom Lodge. It is the perfect place to get away from the daily grind. You will quite literally be forced to disconnect from your devices (if you choose not to connect to the WAY too convenient wifi lol). Aside from Verizon wireless (or a satellite phone), good luck getting any cell reception.

Even though it's quite the trek to get to this part of Virginia from most major cities and towns in DC, VA and MD,the trek is SO worth it. My friends and I stayed there for three nights and took advantage of all the amenities this home had to offer. We were a group of 10.5 people, 5 women 5 men and a baby and NEVER felt too close together. The grill is in perfect working order, the fire pit was a fantastic commodity to have (perfect for s'mores), the rooms were clean and comfortable, water pressure was strong along with consistent hot water (even when multiple people were using the showers), kitchen appliances were all in working order and A/C was very reliable.

The house may look like it's the scene of a 70's romantic comedy on the inside but trust me when I tell you, not only is it a really nice change from the shiny stainless steel everything, but you'll end up getting more enamored by the nostalgic feeling it provides. The ONLY suggestion I would give the home owner is to repaint and weatherize the outdoor wood floors and beams. To potential renters, Bring a healthy amount of STRONG bug repellent - we had Off Deep Woods Sportsmen II and it worked... well. We should have added several citronella torches just to be safe.

On a final note, ff you the type that is safety conscious, don't worry, you're not alone; I too am VERY safety conscious anywhere and everywhere I travel. I always make sure I know my surrounding areas prior to and on the first day of my visit. Even though it is in a remote location, there wasn't a moment where I felt unsafe or noticed any unsafe activities happening around the area.

All in all, I HIGHLY recommend you rent this particular property. Fair price, private location, safe and convenient -- If you're feeling adventurous and willing to drive about an hour away to Falling Springs, Virginia you can enjoy some natural spring water swimming and waterfalls GREAT for kids of all ages. Bonus points, if you're an avid star gazer, the pitch black evenings that are a staple of any worthwhile outdoor getaway will have you pulling out your telescopes on the first night.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Va, USA
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Stoney Bottom Lodge was fantastic! When we finally reached the top of the mountain and saw the lodge for the first time we were blown away! The lodge has breathtaking views. It was the best place we have been to in a while. It so serene. The lodge is very roomy and reach around porch was great to hang out and relax on while looking the lake. Lake Moomaw is simply amazing. The dock is huge and was great to hang out on and swim. We took kayaks out, which worked out great.

The pond was simply fantastic, once you find it you WILL be amazed. .. I know I was.

We really enjoyed this place and cannot wait to go on another trip to Big Lick Retreat's Stoney Bottom Lodge!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
5

Best Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The stony bottom lodge was the perfect choice for our group. Beautiful mountain views, hikes, lake floating! Plenty of room. We had people from all over the country for a girls week loved every minute! The lake is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
The Homestead - Cascades Course and Old Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Clifton Forge or White Sulphur Springs
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 64 (exit 16)
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Waterwheel Restaurant
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Boar Mountain Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Nestled on nearly 2900 mountain acres with private access to Lake Moomaw and surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, Big Lick Retreat is the perfect outdoor getaway! The lodge at Big Lick Retreat offers outstanding views of Lake Moomaw and surrounding Alleghany Mountains.

Enjoy exclusive private access to Lake Moomaw on Big Lick Retreat's private dock for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water skiing and power boating.

Lake Moomaw’s 2530 acres are home to an amazing variety of game fish species. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stocked trout (brown, rainbow, and brook), crappie, bluegill, pickerel, channel catfish, and yellow perch all reside in Lake Moomaw. Surrounded by the Gathright Wildlife Management Area, its 43 miles of shoreline are undeveloped. Several excellent boat ramps are available.

The Bolar Flat Marina is nearby and is open year-round (fee applies). Boats must be less than 26 feet long. If you bring a boat, it can be kept at Big Lick Retreat’s private dock. Gas, limited groceries and camping items, boat and boat slip rentals, ice, bait, fishing tackle, trailer parking and storage, and battery charging are available at the Bolar Flat camp store and marina.

In the mountains:

Enjoy over 40 miles of private trailways for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. Surrounded by national forest land – you will enjoy your own private wilderness! In order to preserve the natural qualities of Big Lick Retreat, motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails.

Wildlife abounds! Big Lick Retreat is the perfect location to observe turkey, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, black bears, and much more.

Also on the property you’ll find a large private pond, stocked with bass and sunfish.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact us with requests of stays of less than 7 nights during High Season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.