Hotel at a Glance: Lost River Bed & Breakfast
As you walk up the hillside to Lost River Bed & Breakfast, you’ll see a 1920s farmhouse—complete with red-wood siding, white trim, and a hammock slung between two trees—come into view. This postcard-worthy image reflects the inn’s old-fashioned hospitality. Inside, you can lounge on antique furniture after a day spent strolling the banks of the nearby Lost River.
- Start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast.
- Lost River Grill: Slow-roasted prime rib, homemade meat loaf, and fresh crab legs are some of the hearty cuisine served up at this onsite restaurant.
Lost River, West Virginia: Mountains and Forests Two Hours from Washington, DC
It’s hard to get more “away from it all” than Lost River, West Virginia. This unincorporated community on the state’s southeastern edge is settled right on the Lost River. When both the town and the river have the word “lost” in their names—you know you’re a ways from home. Here, you’ll be close to the hiking and biking trails of Lost River State Park, where you can take horseback tours to explore its deep woods and panoramic park views.
You’ll also be right in the thick of the enormous George Washington National Forest, home to the famously rugged Appalachian Mountains and some of the country’s last true patches of wilderness. But there is no need to fret if the great outdoors aren’t really your thing—from Lost River, you’ll be just two hours from the bright lights, restaurants, and shopping of Washington, DC and three hours from Baltimore, quick enough to make it there and back in a day.