TK's Lounge at the Lost River Grill

For local fine dining, it is tough to beat The Guest House at Lost River. The LOST RIVER GRILL is another great option with weekly specials, live music, and great atmosphere.

Moorefield also has some good food options. Our favorites are Gennaros Italian and Mullins 1847.

Farmers Markets

Lost River Farmers' Market

LOST RIVER FARMERS MARKET. Great local produce, fantastic breakfast sandwiches,  specialty baked goods, and wines and  great local events. Be sure to check their hours. 

The Wardensville Garden Market is also  great stop on the way in from DC to stock up on locally grown produce, great baked goods, and other local fare. All done for a great cause. 

Grocery Stores.

Kerr's in Wardensville is a good spot on the way from DC.  Moorefield has a Walmart and Food Lion. A handful of fast food options in Moorefield  as well. 


HIKING- So much great hiking in the area but these are a few  of our favorites. 

Cranny Crow Overlook. A lot of great trails in the park but this one is our favorite. An absolute must do. 

Seneca Rocks. A beautiful drive south from the Barn to Seneca Rocks and an amazing hike.



DOLLY SODS. a truly unique landscape with  a cool history that is definitely worth the visit.

Below is a great Washington Post article about this special place.                                                                                        

DOLLY SODS ARTICLE                                                                                                                                                                                    



Tons of great kayaking in the area. The Trough is one of the best local spots. The Trough General Store rents Kayaks. 


A handful of options to pick from. Kimsey's Run Lake is the closest option. A DNR stocked reservoir. Trout, Bass, and Panfish aplenty. 

Parker Hollow Lake and Upper Cove are also DNR stocked.  

Great options for Kayak fishing  in the South Fork of the Potomac  and the  Cheat River as well.  Please check out a few of the websites below for more info. 

South Fork Fishing Review

Visit Hardy - Hunting and Fishing


Please also check out more local resources at VISITHARDYWV.COM


 LOST RIVER TRADING POST is open seven days a week  located in Wardensville, WV and features all American-made products along with over 200 local artists, crafters, and woodworkers. Sit a spell inside or on the deck or front porch and enjoy a treat  from  the scratch bakery or craft beer, wine and espresso bar. 

Arts and Entertainment

Don’t forget to visit the Lost River Artisans Cooperative, filled with a range of quality items from hand thrown pottery; forged metal tools and art; fused glass; jewelry; and hand spun wool to locally made maple syrup and much more. There’s also a museum of local artifacts on the bottom floor of the cooperative, which is in an old barn.

Friends and Supporters
Lost River Barn features shea butter soap by Savannah Essentials. We discovered them years ago at their Eastern Market booth and we’ve been getting their soaps ever since.


If the barn booked the weekend you are interested in, please check in with our other lodging partners in the area.

The Guest House Lost River
Inn at Lost River
The Lost River Grill and Motel
Lost River State Park
South Branch Inn
Lost River Modern