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“Absolute BEST getaway spot in the Washington, DC region” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn at Lost River

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The Inn at Lost River
Ranked #2 of 3 Lost River B&B and Inns
Washington, DC
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Absolute BEST getaway spot in the Washington, DC region”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Lost River, WV may not be well known among urbanites in the DC area and I hope it stays that way! It's a beautiful, tranquil, and welcoming community where life slows down and every breath is full of fresh air.

Toni and Ted, the owners of the Inn, have done a phenomenal job creating a comfortable, luxurious, and inviting place to stay in the heart of Lost River. Never have I stayed at a B&B where I felt I had such a nice balance of of privacy and an open invitation to make myself feel at home. Their meals are both artful and tasty. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. A Saturday afternoon wine and cheese hour?... what a treat! The General Store and nearby Yoga studio-- both located within steps of the main house-- were delightful amenities to our stay.

But nothing beats the warmness, hospitality, and genuine kindness of Toni, Ted, and the Inn staff. They provided helpful recommendations, made reservations on our behalf for nearby activities, and engaged each one of their guests on a personal level. I plan on returning soon and making this a regular getaway spot from the hectic DC life.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We booked this weekend jaunt to escape the DC rat race for a few days and could not have made a better decision. Fantastic hosts (Toni&Ted), first class breakfasts, lovely room with some excellent old world charm and a super comfortable bed. This is a place your MUST visit if you ever plan on a weekend stay in West Virginia. Make sure you stop at their general store

  • Stayed April 2012
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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

Sara:
My husband and I's first foray into the Bed and Breakfast world could not have been a more wonderful experience. From meeting Ted and Toni [and Maddie!], seeing their beautiful home, tasty breakfasts, and the wonderful location, we were surprised and immediately put at ease and relaxed. From the made-to-order breakfast each morning to the lovely accommodations, we were encouraged to unwind from life and enjoy the beauty West Virginia has to offer. I'm happy to say we are both anticipating our next Bed and Breakfast stay, and hope to return to the Lost River Inn in the future!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

How could we do any better than this? A fall colors weekend at the Lost River Inn. We'd been meaning to do this for some time, always putting it off for kids or jobs, but finally we just made the reservation and decided we had to force ourselves to put our stressful lives on hold for just one weekend. When we left we were still stressing on whether we could really take this time or not.... What a silly question. This was kind of decisions you look back on and go "why would we consider any other choice?!!!"
The food is superlative, the location beautiful. Ted and Toni are the perfect hosts (Mattie, too) and the understated classiness of the place seems to attract lovely people who you would want to meet under any circumstances but feel privileged to share a wine and cheese "happy hour" and and their delicious breakfasts with. The omelets and potatoes are to die for and are beautifully presented (along with everything else!).
Of course it didn't hurt that the fall colors were at their most vibrant this weekend and that the sun was bright, warm and the sky was brilliant blue. Those things also made our hike up to the Cranny crow in Lost River State Park unforgetable.

So, treat yourself. If you've been working too hard and need a dose of serenity try a weekend at the Inn at Lost River. I suspect you will write a review just like this when you get home.
Thank you Ted and Toni!
Eric and Heidi

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Serick
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Appomattox, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

This was our first experience staying at a B & B. Ted and Toni were fabulous hosts. The food was A-MA-ZING and the accomodations were spacious and welcoming. The General Store is a must see and a must shop. We are definitely looking forward to the next time we can stay here. Thank you so much Ted and Toni for treating us we the most relaxing time we have experienced in a long time. We hope to see you very soon.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

My wife and I enjoyed this rural gem of a B&B thoroughly. Full with 10 guests, the proprietors were running but produced the best breakfasts to order you can imagine. Food was great. They offered dinner our first full day and it was wonderful as well. Truly warm and low key country hospitality with great mattresses too. Beautiful spot (some road noise) but mostly quiet and very rural. On premises a very funky but sophisticated little general store/cafe with great ice creme and sandwiches, gifts and local products;they will prepare a box lunch for a hike or a canoe outinging, etc. Pretty spring fed stream, nearly next to the local craft guild store and valley museum and just next to the Yoga studio. If you like country with a bit of sophistication you will like this place. Ted and Tony deserve the accolades.

Room Tip: Spring house and smoke house in back probably have no road noise at all and might be considered suit...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank HoosierDaddy93
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Cherry Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

After spending a week with our children and grandchildren at a home rental in Massanutten, VA, we had booked a two day stay on the way home to NJ. What a pleasant surprise this B&B was. We stay at B&B's all the time, but this one was one of the best. The facility was tastefully decorated with a nice mix of antique and new furniture, not overly decorated like some. There are two nice common areas, one with a large screen TV. There is also a spacious outdoor deck and garden. Our room, on the ground floor, was very clean & comfortable, with a nice loveseat., The hosts, Ted & Tony are delightful people and made it a most wonderful experience. The breakfasts, which are served in the sunroom (the home's old enclosed porch) are delicious and beautifully presented, and there were 4 entree choices along with juice choices and a yogurt parfait. Ted prepares a complete dinner meal on Saturday night that was delicious and included dessert and coffee.There were 4 choices for the entree, and the price was reasonable. Complimentary beer & soda are always available in the sunroom. The general store, which is in a separate building in front of the B&B, has some interesting items, in addition to delicious sandwiches, etc. Just down the road is an old barn with local crafts and a little museum. Next door there's a yoga studio, and some friendly donkeys and sheep. About a half mile away there's some good bass fishing. There's also Lost River State Park with a swimming pool, hiking, canoeing and horseback riding. We also saw an eagle and a hawk. A few restaurants are also nearby. A young couple, that were staying at the B&B played violin and guitar both in the general store and in the evening at the B&B. Her violin playing was a special treat. Too bad the B&B is a five hour drive from our home, but we will return.

Room Tip: Our room was on the main floor, no steps, while the other 2 rooms are on the second floor..
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Inn at Lost River
Address: 7015 State Road 259, Lost River, WV 26810
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Region: United States > West Virginia > Lost River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lost River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the West Virginia's Lost River Valley the restored 1870's farmhouse and Lost River General Store & Cafe are an hour from Harrisonburg, VA and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, DC. Enjoy casual country elegance in West Virginia's Appalachian Mountains. Each of the three rooms in the Main House and the two small cottages are appointed with a blend of country modern and antique furnishings. Enjoy comfortable West Virginia hospitality. Breathe, relax and unwind in The Inn at Lost River's quiet simplicity. The Inn at Lost River is open from mid-April to mid-December ... more   less 

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