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Lost River Hostel

· West Baden Springs, Orange, Indiana
31 acres hosted by Lost River H.
6 lodging sites
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The Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 29+ acre hillside in West Baden Springs, Indiana overlooking a section of the Lost River valley. Lost River Hostel strives to build and maintain an extraordinary space fueled by a constant cycle of generosity and creativity. We hope everyone who stays here will go back into the world refreshed and rejuvenated – wanting to be better people and do great things. Everything we do here is driven by our mission statement: "To provide a sandbox for exploration of goals and growth through nature and human connection." We accomplish this by providing a distraction-free, reflective space that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds and beliefs. A communal dinner with gratitude circle is included in every stay. We also host workshops and events related to music, writing, yoga, organic gardening, cooking, and environmental sustainability.
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West Baden Springs, Orange, Indiana, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Myaamia, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lost River H.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
19 ratings · 13 reviews
Morgan K.recommends
October 10, 2023
Full Size Nest #2
Road Trip
My partner and I were passing through on a road trip. Even though we stayed one night, it was a great experience and we wished we could of stayed longer. Everyone was very kind, accommodating and welcoming. Until next time!!
Lyndsey M.recommends
October 10, 2023
The Pop Top @ Lost River Hostel
10/10 would recommend
Loved the treehouse and overall vibe of this space. Folks were very friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed the gratitude circles so much.
River R.recommends
October 4, 2023
Full Size Nest #4
This is the best place ever.
Words cannot express how wonderful this stay was , but I will do my best . My partner and I went for a weekend and stayed in a Nest ; they come with a very cozy bed , bedding , a ceiling fan and privacy curtains. Depending on where you stay you may have other Nests nearby or people may need to cross in front of yours to get to their own space , but during our stay everyone was quiet , respectful and kind . Scott took us to a hidden gem of a park with an absolutely breathtaking pair of caves , a beautiful swimming spot with water flowing up from below the ground , and the coldest most refreshing water I’ve ever felt . The Hostel itself is uniquely beautiful and lovely in its own right - Close enough to town to get emergency supplies with ease but immersed in enough nature to be peaceful and serene , we were welcomed in to a sunroom full of art supplies and books , they had community instruments , and tons of handcrafted, wholesome, nature themed decor from staff and residents of the past . There is a lagoon a short walk away with a dock absolutely perfect for stargazing , Two sweetheart kitties , and a handful of friendly chickens who will love you forever if you offer them a snack .Most incredible of all was the community there - Guests and Staff alike were all such interesting and thoughtful people , we had some pretty amazing connecting conversations around the campfire after Tracy cooked us an amazing dinner. I love this place and can’t wait to return!
Robrt J.
August 13, 2023
Full Size Nest #2
HipCamp overbooked lost river hostel and was not able to stay so I don’t know what it’s like to stay there, but it look cool having troubles getting a refund though on my money
Emily T.recommends
June 30, 2023
Full Size Nest
I loved the weekend I spent at Lost River. The nest was delightful and it was really convenient to be able to use the refrigerator and kitchen. While I spent most of the daytime on my own, it was really lovely to be able to share some community time with staff and other guests in the evenings, when I chose to. Already planning another trip soon.
Lindsay G.recommends
June 25, 2023
Full Size Nest
Oasis of peace and community in IN
Lost River Hostel is a hostel with a mission, that the people who stay there are inspired to improve themselves and the world around them. The “nests” are well built and very cosy, and I was given a welcome tour of the property immediately when I arrived. As an introverted people person, I appreciated the communal dinner and gratitude circle to connect with the other residents, but there was plenty of space for my own alone time and relaxation. Lost River Hostel feels like a retreat that is close to home. Highly recommend!
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