Chestnut Lodge at Lake Moomaw

Entire home hosted by Erin

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great communication
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Chestnut Lodge at Big Lick Retreat offers excellent mountain views, and is perfect for a low key getaway. Enjoy exclusive 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, and is without wifi or television-- 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 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Covington, Virginia, United States

Chestnut Lodge at Big Lick Retreat is a REMOTE getaway-- adjacent to Lake Moomaw and nestled in the George Washington National Forest. Amenities like gas, restaurants, and groceries are within an hour's drive of the property, but are not close.

Hosted by Erin

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 120 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Mama to 3. Generally happy camper. Owner/host of the lodges nestled in the mountains at Big Lick Retreat, just above Lake Moomaw. Most content in the fresh air and on an adventure with family and friends.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy