The SpaceNestled 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! Stony Bottom Lodge at Big Lick Retreat offers outstanding views of Lake Moomaw.
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. 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. Guest AccessGuests will have full access to the lakefront, private dock, trailways, bass pond, and lodge.
Stony Bottom Lodge features include TV with DirecTV and DVD player, wireless internet, central air and electric heat, and a large upstairs game room including darts and a pool table.
Kitchen amenities include refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, and crockpot. There is a gas grill on the concrete patio, and firewood available for the fire pit.
Lawn games, puzzles, board games, DVDs, and books can be found in the upstairs coat closet. Interaction with GuestsA reservation at Stony Bottom Lodge or Lakeview Lodge at Lake Moomaw is a true getaway! While we are always available to answer questions or resolve issues remotely, the property is yours to explore and enjoy! Other Things to NoteWe 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. Renters are advised to use caution while traveling in the area.