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Fishtrap Village - entrance statues

In Mother Nature there are some places that are simply special, and George Lockwood found one of those places on 18 acres in the Shenandoah Valley along the Shenandoah River.

Here the river bends, the rapids roll, the mountains rise, and nature displays its very best features.

Fish Trap Village is named for the native American fish trap remains that were found nearby in the river. The Cherokee Mountain Native Americans stacked rocks in a V-shaped pattern leaving holes along the sides, with baskets placed on the downstream side. Fish would swim through the holes and become trapped in the baskets.

George is the founder and developer of Fish Trap Village. He has spent his life connecting with nature. An avid canoer, he has canoed all over the country, but primarily in Virginia. From his canoe he has seen the gently rolling hills rise from the riverbanks, watched the fisher bird prey and the eagle soar. It is on the river that George finds peace and calm and connects with his past.

Fish Trap cabin is a tribute to the native Americans that first saw the promise of this fertile land, some of the most fertile in the world. The cabin is built into the hillside to take advantage of natural thermal properties.

The son of a World War II and Vietnam Army veteran, George was born in Fort Belvoir and travelled with his family all over the country, before his father retired near Washington, D.C. George never left the area again. Virginia is his home.

Tree Top and Eagle's Nest are wheelchair accessible, out of respect for George’s family members and today’s veterans who have made heroic sacrifices in the name of freedom.

Each of the seven cabins is custom-built and comes with a private jacuzzi. Their location captures the early morning sun to warm during the cooler months and the cooling breeze off the river during the warmer months.

Today guests are invited to take a step back in time to quieter and slower paced days with every modern convenience along the banks of the Shenandoah Rover and enjoy the serenity and beauty to be found in the Shenandoah Valley.