Top 12 Fishing Lodges In Virginia, USA - Updated 2024

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Virginia is the place you’ll want to visit to satisfy the history buff in you. With the state boasting Colonial settlements, Civil War battlefields, and being home to eight former presidents of the United States, it is no wonder that history-loving travelers venture here. The Old Town district of Alexandria, Colonial Williamsburg, and Arlington National Cemetery are only a few historical sites here. Apart from its fascinating history, this state also features exciting food scenes, a wide variety of shopping, and beautiful museums. Natural wonders that you can’t resist include Shenandoah National Park, Great Falls Park, and of course, the scenic Virginia Beach. The best part? There are many family resorts, hotels, and really great cabins close to marinas and fishing piers around this state. Check out our list of top fishing lodges in Virginia, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Riverside getaway with a playground, Henrico County (from USD 195)

Explore what makes riverside living so appealing at the beautiful two-level house by James River in the stunning Henrico Country. The rental is ideally located for anglers and the river teems with black crappie, bluegill, and blue catfish.

Hidden away in the woods but close enough to Richmond to peruse all its pleasures, this place is just perfect. The rental has a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy salon guaranteeing all the conveniences of home. Walk up to the deck and get an amazing view of the river and the garden. For the little ones, the outdoor playground provides limitless excitement.

Stayed at this property?
Henrico, Virginia, United States
7.05 km (4.4 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It has everything we needed like at home comfortable
but it was warm enough to wall down to the park with the boat ramp
the kitchen fully stocked comfortable beds extra pillows and blankets
This home is private comfortable and cozy
The view of the river is all that is promised
Cleanliness:
Ths house is very clean
Its comfortable clean and
We used 3 rooms for sleeping so our teens each had their own space
Host:
Janet was wonderful answering our questions quickly
The experience is always as good as the last
and they could not travel with their schedule
There is a really helpful book in the kitchen with tips about how to get around the property as well as directions to some local spots
/set kayaks and calming peaceful views
Location:
The location is really stellar close to downtown
It was only 15 minutes from my son's house but was a totally different world
The house is located in a quiet riverside
The private dock is close to a public access dock but was not disruptive
if you want a quiet getaway but still need/want access to downtown amenities
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2. Fishing lodge with mountain views, Hot Springs (from USD 180)

This warm, comfortable rental is perfect for those who love the great outdoors and want to stay next to the Jackson River. The cottage has three bedrooms, an outdoor shower, and a washer and dryer. Keep yourself connected to the internet with the Wi-Fi, and the cable TV ensures you’re never bored. Take the chance to unwind by perusing some of the books or DVDs.

You can easily fish for trout from the wrap-around deck! If your preference is to stick to terra firma, the Jackson River Scenic Trail is just beyond the backyard fence, and you can explore its many miles of hiking/biking paths.

Stayed at this property?
Hot Springs, Virginia, United States
237.22 km (147.4 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
cottage 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

3. Holston River Lodge (from USD 336)

Holston River Lodge is a three-bedroom house located along the South Holston River. It proudly features five acres (two hectares) of open land where guests can enjoy some outdoor games or take in the soothing atmosphere of the countryside as they fish in the river.

Speaking of rivers, it’s home to various species of fish including trout, smallmouth bass, carp, and brim. Other house amenities include a gas fireplace, private swimming pool, hot tub, smart TV, air conditioning, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Stayed at this property?

384.63 km (239.0 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
18 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is amazingly charming and cozy
we really enjoyed the nature surrounding the beautiful comfortable lodge
it has everything you need including smart tv's to stream netflix apple tv or whatever you want
the house is a jewel it's beautiful cozy and functional
Cleanliness:
it was clean and had everything we needed
the kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were inviting and clean
Host:
the owners take care of everything you could need
Location:
this was an ideal location and place to stay for our family
we loved the house it was in the perfect location
close to the virginia creeper trail (which we highly recommend) and other area attractions
we planned a trip to this area because of all the beautiful mountains and parks nearby
good location for hiking at hungry mother state park and visiting emory and henry college
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4. Rustic cozy cabin near Robinson River, Luray (from USD 141)

Planning a retreat to Virginia with your friends? If so, this rustic yet cozy cabin rental with fishing options in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains might pique your interest. This mountain retreat can accommodate up to four guests in its two spacious bedrooms. The kitchen is complete with a microwave, a stove, and cookware ready for you whenever you want to curate your meals. Also, if you want to cook freshly caught bass and trout, the Robinson River is only a short distance from the property.

When you feel like lounging, the shaded deck is perfect as it includes outdoor seating and views of the pond.

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Syria, Virginia, United States
143.18 km (89.0 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed we used was very comfortable but the sofa leaves much to be desired for sitting
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and well stocked with items needed
the property was nice and clean
it was clean comfortable and most importantly quiet and secluded which was just what we were looking for
Host:
the property managers were extremely responsive and friendly answering our questions
Location:
only 10 minutes from some great restaurants too also a good place to "unplug"
it was secluded quiet relaxing and incredibly cozy
very nice place to go for your birthday
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5. Fishing cottage on the Potomac River, Kinsale (from USD 234)

Nestling on the shores of the Potomac River, a stay in this fishing vacation rental in Virginia will surely make a memorable weekend getaway. Fascinating water views, magical sunsets, and endless fishing for crappies, catfish, and more are only a few of the many things you can enjoy here.

This abode is expansive and contains three bedrooms, perfect for a group of eight. There are two full bathrooms, plus the kitchen is furnished with top-notch cookware. When you feel like cozying up, the fireplace in the living room is a great spot. But if you want fresh air, you can chill on the back deck. The best part? Groceries, restaurants, and bait shops are all within walking distance.

Stayed at this property?

95.77 km (59.6 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
112 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the large family room with the wonderful view of the water
we enjoyed relaxing in the river room and watching the many moods of the river
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable and well appointed property
the house was super clean beds were very comfortable and ample fishing gear was available
we had a wonderful time in lottsburg the house was very clean and had everything we needed
it was clean and had cable and internet
Host:
the contact person was also helpful and contacted me prior to arrival
lori was very responsive and a great host
lori was so kind and readily available for any questions
Location:
the house and location are perfect
having the beach so close was great
everything you could possibly need is provided and is super convenient - close to so many activities
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6. Hawksbill Retreat Log Cabin #6, Luray (from USD 233)

Wake up to stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains when you book this luxurious mountain cabin in Luray. It sits on a 45-acre (18-hectare) land surrounded by lush greens, giving guests the privacy and seclusion they want. Couples especially might find this intimate cabin perfect for a romantic getaway. There’s a chalet-style open-plan living area with a sofa bed, a pristine bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi is also available.

In terms of relaxation, you can indulge in a soak into the outdoor hot tub or unwind at the veranda. You can also go fishing at the nearby Shenandoah River, where there is a variety of fish such as muskies and sunfish.

Stayed at this property?
Luray, Virginia, United States
157.73 km (98.1 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Spacious waterfront abode, Reedville (from USD 300)

If you’re into fishing, a stay in the fishing village of Reedville will delight you. You can even bring the rest of the family with you to this spacious rental with four bedrooms to accommodate ten people comfortably. There are many windows inside, affording you water views while living in the comforts of your home. Plus, the kitchen and bathrooms are well-stocked.

You can take advantage of the property’s private dock, canoes, and kayaks to go fishing, boating, and swimming. A golf cart is also available for you to use when visiting the pool, tennis courts, and public marina. Best of all, you can take a relaxing soak in the hot tub after a long day.

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102.9 km (64.0 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
7 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was incredibly clean and even prettier than the pictures depict
Host:
emmy and jerry were super welcoming helpful and responsive
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8. Four-bedroom property with a kitchen, Virginia Beach (from USD 357)

A waterfront abode in Virginia Beach with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay makes an excellent dwelling for beachgoers. This four-bedroom property can happily accommodate a family of eight. Plus, all conveniences needed for a pleasant stay are already within the premises. There are well-stocked bathrooms, a spacious living room with two sitting areas, an equipped kitchen, and a dining table that seats ten.

On top of that, the property also features a private dock for boating, kayaking, and fishing bluefish and rockfish.

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135.67 km (84.3 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
23 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to relax plenty of room and some amazing history
Cleanliness:
the house itself was charming spacious and clean
Host:
kudos to the owners
the owners leave personal touches for their guests which makes it more special
Location:
the location was perfect for spending time with family
you are very close to store shopping and favorite local restaurants too
it was nice and close to the beach also
absolutely beautiful place so close to everything at va beach but in a quiet lovely neighborhood
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9. Idyllic retreat with private fishing pier, Reedville (from USD 255)

One of the highlights of choosing this abode is its location near the fishing village of Reedville. Its private fishing pier allows guests to catch rockfish, flounder, croaker, and other saltwater fish. Plus, they won’t need to have a fishing license to access the pier.

In terms of amenities, there are three bedrooms to sleep six guests, two well-stocked bathrooms, and a complete kitchen. There’s also a furnished veranda where you can catch views of the Chesapeake Bay. When you’re not fishing, you can take advantage of the kayaks and play around the bay.

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105.65 km (65.7 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
50 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is old school solid construction and super comfortable
it was right on the water so there were picturesque views from the living room
the living room is great the yard is huge the fishing is wonderful
Cleanliness:
cottage was clean and comfortable and rangeley was helpful and attentive
Host:
the owners were incredibly helpful and attentive
the host is easy to reach and incredibly kind and thoughtful
the owner was more than helpful and kind in any ?'s we had
the owners have a guest book with a ton of good recommendations
rangeley is an excellent host and her special little personal touches were great
Location:
what a special location and cozy house
for us it was the ideal place to quarantine
it was a nice quiet relaxing neighborhood in an absolutely beautiful location
the house is very comfortable well equipped and in a great location
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10. Secluded cabin with a private pond, Shenandoah Valley (from USD 223)

Should you decide to make this property your home away from home, you can enjoy having a private pond right outside your door. Not only that, but Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and Shenandoah River are also only three minutes away, perfect for outdoor thrills. When it comes to comfort and conveniences, this secluded cabin rental in Virginia does not fall short. It is suitable for both a couple or a family of six as it has three bedrooms. Indoor entertainment includes games, a wide-framed television, and books. Guests can also cook in a fully furnished kitchen.

The outdoors is your additional haven. There’s a furnished porch, a spacious yard, and an outdoor fire pit with picnic shelters for when you want to hang out in nature.

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147.77 km (91.9 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
77 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy cabin with all the comforts of home
the kitchen was very well stocked and we were impressed w the quality of all the kitchen supplies
Cleanliness:
house is quaint and very clean comfortable
the cabin was very clean and roomy
everything is clean throughout the cabin and the beds were even pretty good too
the cabin was clean and stocked with the basic necessities
the cabin is beautifully furnished with so many nice touches and impeccably clean
Host:
the host was so nice and accommodating
the property owner made the whole experience pleasant
mcdaniel was a great host and provided hiking maps for us
mcdaniels is a lovely and thoughtful host
the owners were very nice accommodating and extremely receptive to communication
Location:
super close to the park
great cabin great location and quiet
great location private and very comfortable
love the serene private location
absolutely a great distance to snp and elkton for restaurant locations
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11. Lake Gaston Lodge, Lake Gaston (from USD 144)

Need a budget-friendly fishing getaway for couples in Virginia? Look no further than this affordable accommodation in Lake Gaston. This lodge in Pea Hill Creek nestles in a natural woodland setting which leads to a boat dock and boathouse. A stocked fishing cabin is also nearby, which is a plus if you want to go fishing for different types of catfish and crappies.

Some of the amenities available are air-conditioning and a heater to make sure that guests will be comfortable no matter the weather. A picnic table and charcoal grill are also available for your use.

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110.21 km (68.5 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
26 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was nice to have air conditioning
Cleanliness:
and although we pay a cleaning fee we were mandated to clean before we left
the property is clean and safe
the scenery is beautiful and kept clean
it was great and property was nice and clean
we loved our stay our cabin was clean
Host:
the owners are very nice
Location:
amazing location to lake gaston quiet setting
we enjoyed the fact that we were so close to the water
nice to be close to family for milestone birthday party at nearby parents
loved the peace and quiet and all the property to stroll about and walk to the lake
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12. The Fishing Cottage, Cape Charles (from USD 275)

With this fishing cottage’s proximity to pristine beaches, piers, boat ramps, and marinas, every day is an opportunity to enjoy some sun and freshly caught fish. Here, you can bring as many as twelve people as it features six spacious bedrooms. Its outdoor facilities are perfect for gathering everyone. Here, guests can indulge in the game cornhole, unwind on the hammock, grill barbecue, and have campfires by the fire pit.

On top of that, the property houses a fish cleaning station you can use for your catch.

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123.66 km (76.9 mi) from Dorey Park and Recreation Center
76 reviews   Wifi Available
farmhouse 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi/cell service wasn’t great either
Cleanliness:
very clean with a big yard good parking space and lighting in yard
we will definitely be booking next year the rooms were very roomy and the bathrooms were clean
Host:
the owner lives nearby and was very friendly and helpful
the owner was easy to talk to and responded almost immediately to each inquiry
the owner is extremely nice and attentive as we have stayed in two of his properties
great communication by the host
Location:
great location plenty of room will stay again
the property is easy to walk and well maintained
cape charles / the chesapeake were perfect for our family and i highly recommend the location
my friends and i loved the house and the location
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Have a memorable fishing trip to Virginia

Many things await you in Virginia and if you’re interested in having an unforgettable escapade to this state, consider staying for a couple of days. Explore all its wonders, including nature parks, hiking trails, and fishing piers. Don’t forget to book a stay in our recommended fishing lodges in Virginia, for a hassle-free fishing trip.

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