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Chestnut Lodge at Big Lick Retreat
Chestnut Lodge at Lake Moomaw
Chestnut Lodge at Lake Moomaw
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Chestnut Lodge at Big Lick Retreat offers excellent mountain views, and is perfect for a low key getaway. Enjoy exclusive private access to Lake Moomaw for swimming and watersports, and over 40 miles of private trailways for hiking and mountain biking. Chestnut Lodge is the perfect unplugged retreat-- enjoy your time on the lake and in the woods, and retire to the lodge to enjoy the stars at night from the porch or the crackle of a warm fire in the fireplace.

The space

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!

Guests of Big Lick Retreat 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.

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.

Guest access

Chestnut Lodge and Big Lick Retreat are yours to enjoy! We will always be available to answer questions or help as needed via email, text, or phone.

Other things to note

We work hard to ensure the health of the wildlife at Big Lick Retreat, including the American Black Bear. We hope you have a chance to experience as much (or as little) of the local fauna as you like during your reservation with us. To ensure their health and your safety, please do NOT leave trash outside the lodge and ensure that the grill has been cleaned of all food before retiring from the porches/deck. During hunting season, Big Lick Retreat and the surrounding national forests are hunted. While guests have access to our lakefront, private dock, and lodge, the trailways are unavailable for use for safety reasons.

Free parking on premise
Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit £388
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £202 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

- ATVs and 4-wheelers prohibited
- Firearms prohibited

-Pets welcomed with prior approval and a $75 cleaning fee. They must be house-trained and cleaned up after in the lawn areas.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
2 nights minimum stay.
From Nov 22 - 26, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

3 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
October 2017
Great getaway place! Beautiful home with plenty of space and all the neccessities for a weekend in the woods. We made extensive use of the well-stocked kitchen.

Candace B. User Profile
August 2017
Great house, fully stocked and furnished for all of your needs. The pool table, ping pong and old games were a hit for our family. You are located at the top of the mountain and will need to drive or mountain bike everywhere that you want to go. Do an update on your cell phone if you want to increase the odds of having service...or not, if you are looking for an unplugged vacation!

Zachary User Profile
July 2017
Had a great time. The lake is beautiful. The lodge was as advertised.
Erin User Profile
Response from Erin:
Thanks for joining us at Big Lick Retreat! We hope you enjoyed yourselves.
July 2017

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